Sleepyheads were awakened to the sounds of whirling blades this week, as the state began its aerial assault against the gypsy moth.
Like a scene out of "Rambo" or highlights from the Desert Storm video, a helicopter crisscrossed Pasadena neighborhoods, spraying the treetops.
I'm not really sure exactly how this bug juice works. It's not that I don't care. After spending last summer scraping caterpillars from tree trunks and listening to their munching, anything that will kill the little critters is fine with me.
The baseball season isalready in full swing, but that will not make a difference to the 200 youngsters getting ready to march in the annual Fort Smallwood Optimists Little League parade May 11.
Marchers will assemble at VFW Post 2462, 1720 Bayside Beach Road, step off at 9 a.m. and proceed to Cory Park, adjacent to Fort Smallwood Elementary.
Joining the T-ball, softball and hardball players will be the Chesapeake High School Marching Band, Pasadena Kadettes Majorette and Drum Corps, VFW Post 2462 and Auxiliary Color Guard, Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Co. and anumber of antique cars and trucks. Also participating will be LittleMiss Wendy from Wendy's and the horses and carriage from Bob's Big Boy.
Members of the K-9 Corps from the Maryland State Police will provide a demonstration of their skills at 10:15 a.m.
Games will begin at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be sold all day.
Parade chairwoman Rosemarie Billing-Briggs reports that marchers are still welcomed to participate. For more details, callher at 255-7101 after 7:30 p.m.
Join the uplifting voices of the Lake Shore Baptist Church concert choir as it begins rehearsals of the patriotic musical "I Love America," to be performed June 30 at Downs Park. Practice is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 4613 Mountain Road.
"We have invited other churches in the community to join us in this upcoming event. Anyone who would like to sing the praises of God and county is invited to join us," said church secretary Gloria Krause.
The musicalwill be under the direction of Linda Funk.
For more details, callthe church at 255-5413.
Judge Morris Turk, relating memoriesof his years on the bench, will be the special guest speaker at an 8p.m. Wednesday meeting at Stoney Creek Democratic Club.
Everyone is invited.
* The club is also sponsoring a Mom's Party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Treat your favorite mom, grandma or lady to an afternoon of dining and dancing for a bargain price of $6 per person. A delicious platter, chips and beer plus music by the Sugar Beats are included.
For table reservations, call 437-9821.
Members of theChesapeake Women's Club will meet at McKeever's Restaurant at 9 a.m.Wednesday for their monthly meeting. Following breakfast, the group will car pool to visit Selred House, the Baltimore Symphony's decorator show house in Lutherville.
The cost is $15 and includes breakfast and admission to the
Guests are welcome.
* Publicity chairwoman Eileen Junge reports that local art student Wendy Maisel won second place in the Senior Art Division at the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs Art Show at the BWI Marriott recently. Wendy received $100 for her artistic efforts.
The Lake Shore Democratic Club will sponsor $6 Sunday Parties from 2 to 6 p.m. May 12 and 19 at the clubhouse, 236 Maryland Ave.
Included in the cost is a platter, snacks and beer. Music for dancing will be provided.
Reservations will be accepted for tables of 10.
For more details, call Martin Foote at 437-2339.
VFW Post 2462 Ladies Auxiliary and theEast Anne Arundel Lioness Club will co-sponsor a flea market from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at the post home on Bayside Beach Road.
Table space is available for $10.
To reserve your space, call 647-4114 (daytime) or 437-5629 (after 6 p.m.).
It's that time of year again. We're knee-deep in flea markets, yard sales and Spring/May fairs. This weekend is no exception.
* Tomorrow, the Venice Civic Association will sponsor a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the community hall, 1919 Arundel Road, for a map listing participating families. Refreshments will be sold at the hall.
* Pasadena United Methodist Church is sponsoring a flea market from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 61 Ritchie Highway. Proceeds will benefit the missions fund.
* The Mount Carmel United Methodist Faith/Hope Circle is sponsoring a flea market, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church tomorrow, 4760 Mountain Road.
* Our Lady of the Chesapeake is hosting its second annual Spring Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m tomorrow at the church, 8325 Ventnor Road.
Lots of handmade crafts, food and fun will be featured.
* End your afternoon shopping spree by stopping for dinner at Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road. The United Methodist Men will be cooking and serving fried chicken from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Tickets, available at the door, are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12.