This time of the year, fresh, delicious strawberries become available. And you can sample this year's crop at the Strawberry Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
Strawberries will be served with ice cream or shortcake. Barbecue, hot dogs, baked beans, chicken salad and rolls, potato salad, cole slaw and drinks will also be available.
The Evelyn Keller Circle sponsors this annual event. Members havemade a variety of crafts and baked goods that will be sold. White elephant and items made especially for children will be available.
The church is at 200 School Lane. There is ample parking.
The Notables, an entertainment unit of Patapsco Valley Chapter of AARP No. 3850, will give its Spring Show in honor of Grandparents Day at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Curtis Bay Elementary School.
The school is at4301 West Bay Ave.
For more information, please call Charles Haslup at 859-1850.
Do you enjoy working with people? Do you haveany experience with horses?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, the Therapeutic Riding Program of Anne Arundel County would like to have you as a volunteer to assist handicapped riders.
The Andover Equestrian Center on Andover Road in Linthicum and the Oak Crest Farm in Harwood have teamed up with the county Department of Recreation and Parks to sponsoring three riding sessions for the mentally and physically handicapped. They range from 3 years old to adult.
This program depends heavily on volunteers. Three are needed foreach rider: someone to lead the horse and two side walkers.
You don't have to know anything about horses. Volunteers are given an orientation at the beginning of each program. In addition to working withthe riders, you will be taught how to clean and tack up horses. The program is looking for volunteers 13 and older.
This program has sessions in spring, summer and fall. The spring session is finishing up this week. Volunteers are especially needed for the four-week summer session beginning in July. The program requires only one to two hours on Tuesdays in the late afternoon or early evening.
The fall program, which begins in September, runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.
Horseback riding is very benefi
cial to the handicapped, giving them self-confidence and relaxation.
If you would liketo help in this program, please call one of the following: Ann Harris, 222-3554 or 621-9552; for the Andover center only, call Ann Read, 280-0577; for Oak Crest Farms only, call Jane Browning, 798-0322.
The annual luncheon of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights took place on May 14 at the Rose Restaurant in Linthicum. The theme for the afternoon was "Everything's Coming Up Roses."
Michael Olesker,Sun columnist and WJZ-TV commentator, was guest speaker.
The newly elected Board of Governors was installed by president Anne Yakaitis, Caroline Dorn, Mary Foster, Anne Hammersla, Vernie Linthicum and
The club won several awards at the state convention.It received first place in the Conservation Department/Community Environment Issues Division and first place in the Public Relations/Communications Divisions.
It took second place in the Education Department/Leadership Division, Art Department/Music and Dance Division andthe General Federation of Woman's Club Fund Raising Division.
Club members received individual awards. Carolyn Byers received first, second and third place and Best in Show for her quilt making. Kathryn Frizzell received honorable mention for her quilt. First place in theart category went to Elaine Kunz for her oil painting. Third place in story writing went to Peg Johnson for "Short Short Story."
Frances Thomas received recognition from the General Federation of Woman'sClub for achieving Level Two in the Epsilon Sigma Omicron Reading Program. To achieve this honor, she read 40 books in six categories andprepared a short synopsis on each.
Dolores Schuman and Vernie Linthicum were co-chairwomen for the annual luncheon.
The very popular "Concerts in the Park" sponsored by the Woman's Club will be beginning soon. Dates, times and entertainment will be announced soon. Watch this column for further information.
Don't forget the annual Ice Cream Social at 7 p.m. Friday at the Linthicum Elementary School, 101 School Lane.
Free entertainment has been added this year for your enjoyment. Light foods, drinks and, of course, ice cream with all the fixings will be served for a nominal fee.
Summer is fast approaching, and the children will be out of school for a long vacation. Linthicum Elementary School has the perfect solution for whenthey say they have nothing to do.
Starting tomorrow and continuing through Friday, the school will conduct a mini book fair. This is aspecial "Buy one, get one free" fair to enable every child who makesa purchase to go home with twice the reading fun.
The fair also will be set up at the Ice Cream Social Friday evening.