Once again, Saturday offers a lot to do in the neighborhood. If you are looking for homemade crafts, flowers and plants, flea market-finds or a light lunch, consider these.
You can start off by going to Linthicum Heights Elementary School, 101 School Lane. A "Crafter's Delight/Flower Mart" will take place, rain or shine.
All crafters have been especially selected and only handmade crafts will be sold. Tables filled up quickly and many of the crafters are from our own community. Teri Oswald, event chairwoman, promises that some really nice things will be for sale.
The Flower Mart offersa wide assortment of potted plants, market trays of flowers and vegetables, hanging baskets and mixed arrangements. A raffle for a large plant will be drawn at 3 p.m.
The Parent Teacher's Association will sponsor a concession area all day. A variety of baked goods, as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks will be for sale.
A Spring Flea Market is also scheduled Saturday on the St. Philip Neri Church grounds, 6405 Orchard Road, Linthicum. Shopping will begin at 8 a.m. and endat 2 p.m. Come and browse; you never know what treasure you might find.
Table space can be rented for $10. Call 859-0571 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dealers are welcome. Rain date will be May 11.
While on the subject of enjoyable things to do in the neighborhood, don't forget the "Victorian Garden Party" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Friday.
The party is sponsored by the Woman's Clubof Linthicum at the clubhouse, 110 North Hammonds Ferry Road, near Maple Road.
You will enjoy spending some time in the past as you browse around tables filled with Victoriana, May baskets, plants and baked goods.
A chicken salad platter will be served for lunch, and reservations can be made for the 11:15 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m. seatings by calling 859-0151.
So, if you are looking for something a little different, call a friend or neighbor and spend a few hours as the ladies did in bygone days.
The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra,Anne Harrigan conducting, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at North County High School. This is the last concert for the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's ninth season.
The concert features the world premiere of Michael Daughert's work, "Flamingo," composed in 1990. An upbeat Spanish-influenced piece, it is scored for two tambourines and chamber orchestra. Also on the program are Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat and a late work of Richard Strauss, the Horn Concertoin E-Flat, composed during the World War II.
The Strauss concertowill feature David
Bakkegard, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra principal horn and Peabody Conservatory Conservatory faculty member.
Harrigan is in her eighth year as music director of the chamber orchestra. She came to Baltimore in 1976 to study violin at Peabody and has her master's degree in conducting from the Yale School of Music. She has worked with the late Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Riccardo Muti.
This concert is accessible to the handicapped and parking isfree and well-lighted. For more information on this concert and PAAL's 10th anniversary season coming up in the fall, call Eloise Vaughanat 859-8047, or write to PAAL, P.O. Box 321, Linthicum 21090.
PAAL is partially funded by the county Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Friendly Thyme Herb Club is planning a short trip to the Washington Cathedral Friday tosee the many gardens there -- in particular the herb garden. Memberswill meet for a brief business meeting at 9 a.m. at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.
They will discuss plans for the booth of herbal items that will be selling on Ferndale Day.
Car pools will leave the clubhouse at approximately 9:30 for the drive to Washington. In addition to the gardens tour, there will be time to visit the Museum Shop and the Herb Cottage, which carries a large selection of decorative items for the home and kitchen.
They also plan on shopping in the greenhouse, which specializes in herbs and scented geraniums and carries a wide selection of bedding and houseplants.
A special treat is in store for those going. The Washington Cathedral has a Flower Mart planned for the day. Many booths and vendors are expected to be there.
Guests and friends are most welcome. If you would like more information, please call Sue Latini at 766-1463, or Mary Goode at 437-4120.
The North Glen Athletic Association is sponsoring a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, May18, at Roland Terrace in Brooklyn Park. The cost is $12 and includesbeer and setups. Entertainment is by the Roadhouse Band.
Profits from the dance will benefit the athletic association. To purchase tickets, please call Ralph Mason at 761-4894.
The Ferndale United Methodist Church, at Hollins Ferry and Ferndale roads, will welcomethe gospel quartet, The Jubilators, Saturday. The evening will startout with a covered dish supper at 5:30, in the fellowship hall, followed by the concert at 7.