If you have passed by the intersection of Baltimore & Annapolis Boulevard and Eighth Avenue in the last few days, perhaps you noticed thecarnival taking place there.
The spring carnival is sponsored by the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department to raise funds for its many fine projects.
The carnival will run through Saturday. Weekday hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 11 p.m.
Jackie Olson, chairman for this event, said there are more than 15 children and adult rides, plus plenty of games and food.
Tickets can be purchased for individual rides or a specially priced ticket enables you to ride allnight.
Free parking is available -- just follow the signs.
Calling all those who like to shop for crafts:
Keep a watch on this column for the next few weeks, as there are several craft shows that will take place in the neighborhood.
Your first opportunity comes Saturday when the Home School Association of St. Philip Neri Catholic School sponsors a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 6401 Orchard Road.
More than 90 artisans willparticipate. All articles being offered are handmade. One table willfeature wreaths and wall hangings made with dried garden flowers. Another unique offering is a decorated basket filled with preserved breads, a nice kitchen accessory. Country designs, wood crafts, quilts and much more will be available.
Bakers will be busy ahead of time preparing their homemade specialties for the bake table. Food can be purchased during the fair.
Parking is available in the front and back parking lots. The public is welcome, and the fair will be held rain or shine.
There are only a few seats left on the North Carolina bus tour that the Ferndale Roadrunnershave planned for May 28 to 31. Stops at the Tweetsie Railroad and the Biltmore Estate and Winery are only two of the things they have on the itinerary.
All stops, along with three nights' accommodations, three breakfasts and three dinners are included in the price of $258 per person.
For reservations and more information, call Pete Scott at 761-0484.
The Ferndale Roadrunners plan bus trips monthly. Most are day trips like lastmonth's to Atlantic City.
On Saturday, April 20, the group will visit the Blackwater Game Reserve on Hoopers Island. This eight-hour bus trip will cost $20. A few standbys are being accepted.
Three members of the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons Chapter No. 3850 were honored at their last meeting.
Doris Barker, Ruth Hoffman and Hanna McCall were presented with the President's Unsung Heroes award for their outstanding work in their communities and churches, serving young people and senior citizens for many years.
Vivian Zold, publicity chairman for the club, said that this is the third time members have been recognized with this award.
There will be an executive board meeting at 10 a.m. Wednes
day at St.Christopher's Episcopal Church, 118 Marydell Road.
For more information, call George Surgeon at 761-3667.
The public is invited to the club's next meeting at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church to helpcelebrate its seventh anniversary Wednesday, April 24. A social hourwith refreshments will begin at noon, followed by the program, a special entertainment by the Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band.
St. Christopher's is located at 116 Mcrydell Road in Linthicum.
The Notables, the chapter's musical entertainment group, will present its spring show at 10 a.m. at the Richard Henry Lee Elementary School,Glen Burnie, Tuesday, April 23.
This is Grandparents Day for the children.
It will also give the same variety show at 2 p.m. April 26 at the Catonsville Meridian Nursing Home.
Anyone is welcome to attend either of these shows.
Charles Haslup is director of the musical group. Call him at 859-1850 for more information.
Another Friday Night at the Movies is scheduled at the Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road in North Linthicum.
Admission is 50 cents to see "Tiger Town," a film about an 11-year-old baseball player out to win the pennant for his team.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.,and
the movie starts at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 19.
Popcorn, soda and hot dogs sell for 25 cents each.
Call 789-2422 for more information.
Another service has been added to the computerizedcatalog at the Linthicum branch library. Besides locating a best seller, you can now use the system to find out about a wide range of community services, from drug-treatment programs and support groups to youth organizations and recreational activities.
Information on locations, hours and programs for more than 400 health and human serviceagencies, public and private, has been added to the library's catalog database of books, compact discs, cassette tapes and various other materials.
You can call up this information using the catalog's Community Information File key (F-7). This information is also available in printed form in the Anne Arundel County Directory of Community Services, on sale at the library for $10.50.
The display case this month features a Snoopy collection, courtesy of Jane Soverns.
For more information, call 222-6265.