The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum just ended its season, but music in Linthicum doesn't take a vacation in the summertime. It continues with the "Summer Concert Series" in the park on Benton Avenue. This will be its 11th year.
The series begins at 6 p.m. starting on Sunday, July 7, and runs for six consecutive weeks.
Here is the schedule:
* July 7 -- The Bay Winds Band -- This band, with 45 musicians ranging in age from teen-agers to senior citizens, has been together for 10 years and plays both popular and classical music.
* July 14 -- Trinidad & Tobago -- A Caribbean Steel Band returning this summer with Calypso and island music.
* July 21 -- The Continentals -- Under the direction of Mike Surratt, this five-piece band will play swing, Latin, pop and rock music. The group, formed in 1972, performs at festivals, weddings, dances and concerts along the East coast.
* July 28 -- Nightwatch -- A local group founded six years ago by Linthicum resident George Bilenki. The band plays a wide range of dance music from Top 40 to classic rock-and-roll. They appear monthly at Jonathan's Restaurant in Brooklyn Park.
* August 4 -- Crabtowne Big Band -- This very popular 18-piece swing band will present a concert of pop and big band music.
* August 11 -- The Naval Academy Band Wind Ensemble.
All concerts will be canceled in the event of rain except Trinidad & Tobago, which will move to theNorth County High School Auditorium on Andover Road.
The Summer Concert Series is also supported by the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, PAAL and the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts.
Jo Barker, chairman, and Dolores Schuman, co-chairman, plan the schedule, select the groups and provide refreshments for the artists. The concert series comes under the auspices of the Woman's Club's Music Committee.
Linthicum Park is located on Benton Avenue off Route 170. For further information, please call 859-3308 or 789-7546.
Children entering grades one through six are invited to join the Linthicum Library for six weeks of reading fun with special events and activities. Some activities are available for preschoolers. Register any time from June 17 to July 27 for the free summer program.
The library is challenging students to read at least two books each week. A starter kit that includes stickers, activities and alog book to record books read will be given out at registration. Parents of preschoolers may record books read to them.
Several SummerEvents are planned during the six weeks that do not require registration. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
An excerpt from "Tron," a Disney film about a video game brought to life, will beshown, and "Chester," the library's Summer Reading mascot, will makea special guest appearance at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, "Michael the Magician" will invite the children tohelp him with his bag of tricks. A story time for preschoolers will run simultaneously during the Disney film and Magic Show.
"Puppetsand Poems" will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 11. Professional puppeteer Shirley Johannesen Levine uses mime, music, make-believe and all sorts and sizes of puppets. There will be a lot of audience participation. The whole family is invited to this
"Meet the Author" will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Annapolis author Jeffrey Holland will present slides, music and story telling in a rendition of his popular book, "Chessie: The Sea Monster that Ate Annapolis." The whole family is invited.
Summer Reading Wrap-up will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Two movies are planned, "Beyond the Stars," a look at the solar system through a boy's bedroom window, and an excerpt from "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars." The event includes an appearance from "Commander Stukerr," TV personality Stu Kerr. Storytime for pre-schoolers will run simultaneously.
For additional information, call 222-6265. The Linthicum Library is located at Hammonds Ferry and Shipley Roads.
The Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association will have its annual Baseball and Softball Tournament on Saturday, June 29, with the softball brackets beginning July 12.
The draw for this event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the clubhouse on Andover Road. If any baseball or softball organization would like information, please call Lew Holmes at 760-4138 or the clubhouse at 859-5550.
The LFYAA is having a dance to raisefunds for field improvements. It will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Michael's Eighth Avenue Banquet Hall, Glen Burnie.
The group Ashtin Golt will provide a musical floor show andmusic for dancing. Tickets cost $15 and include beer, soda and snacks. A cash bar, raffle and wheels will be available.
Call 760-4138,859-5550 or 760-1640 to purchase tickets.