Get A Jump On The Fourth

Holiday Happenings

June 30, 1991

The Glen Burnie chapter of Parents Without Partners will meet for a pre-Fourth of July celebration dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 29 at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall.

The cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Beer, chips, pretzels and set-ups will be provided.

Information: Bob, 760-8307.


The annual Fourth of July Parade sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is less than a month away. This year's theme is "It's a GrandOld Flag."

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin's in theField Church on Benfield Road and proceeds to Park Plaza. A festivalof food, games, entertainment and "moon bounce" will follow, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.

The chamber is looking for community entries: floats, walking units, antique cars, Scout troops, bands and children's entries, including decorated bikes, walking units and floats.

The chamber is interested in honoring any local hero who served in Desert Storm. If you know of someone, please call 987-6625.

Jean Zemo, manager of Teetertotter, is in charge of the Park Plaza festival that follows the parade. Contact her at 647-1094.

For parade information, call 647-6625.


The annual fireworks program sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association is scheduled for 9 p.m. July 3 in the Third Avenue Park located at the end of Third Avenue S.W., Glen Burnie.

There will be a program of recorded music starting at 8 p.m. Rain date is July 4.

Information: 761-6603.


Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will sponsor an old-fashioned Fourth of July, complete with a Bay Winds Band concert, a country fair, hot dogs and sodas and children's gamesfrom 1 to 4 p.m. July 4 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road.


South County Cultural Arts,Kiwanis Club of Shady Side and the county Commission on Culture and the Arts will sponsor an old-fashioned "Pops" concert concert at 8 p.m. July 4 at the West River Yacht Harbour in Galesville.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

The 55-piece National Concert Band of America will perform, and a fireworks display will beprovided.

Information: 867-0888, 261-5613 or 867-2029.


Fort Meade will start its annual Independence Day Celebration this July 4 with a parade at 9:30 a.m. and conclude it with a fireworks display over Burba Park at 9:30 p.m.

All events are open to the public at no charge.

Activities during the day includea parade from Meade Senior High School on Clark Road along MacArthurAvenue and ending near McGlachlin Field; the Tour de Fort Meade "Cherry Bomb" Criterium Bike Races from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., off Maryland 175 and Llewellyn Avenue; parachutists at 11 a.m.; and a carnival from 1 to 11 p.m.

The latter will include a helicopter static display, U.S. and foreign small arms weapons, trick bike and karate demonstrations, carnival rides, games, food vendors, clowns, magicians, mimes; giant animal characters (including the Oriole Bird and Uncle Sam), street actors and jugglers.

Musical groups offering country and western, hard rock, jazz, ragtime, barber shop quartets a variety of styles will perform all afternoon and into the evening.

Other stage entertainment will take place, culminating with a 8 p.m. concertby the First U.S. Army Band with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Except for the parade and the bike races, all activities are located at Burba Park.

Be advised that Mapes Road will be closed from Cooper Avenueto MacArthur Avenue during the bike race, effectively blocking traffic exiting from Dever Hall to Mapes Road.

Cooper Avenue will be accessible, via one lane, from Mapes Road. All traffic from the Bachelor Officers Quarters should use Cooper Avenue behind Dever Hall as an exit and entrance during the race.

Fort Meade is located just eastof the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Maryland routes 175, 32 and 198. From Route 32 or 198, exit at Mapes Road, turn right at Leonard Wood Avenue, left at Broadfoot Road, then left at Redwood (which becomes Llewellyn Avenue). Proceed to Roberts Avenue. There will be no reserved parking.

Here is a detailed list of activities for the day:

9:30 a.m.: Parade, starting near Meade High School on Clark Road.

11:00 a.m.: Parachute demonstration at McGlachlin Field, featuringthe 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

11:15 a.m.: "Cherry Bomb" Criterium Bike Races, featuring six different races, at McGlachlinField. Races end at 4:45 p.m.

1 p.m.: Two- and three-piece band entertainment during the bike races.

1 p.m.: Ragtime band at Burba Park.

1 p.m.: Helicopter and weapons static display at Burba Park until 7 p.m.

2 p.m.: Helicopter flyover and rappelling from helicopters at McGlachlin Field.

2 p.m.: Children's magic show at Burba Park.

2:30 p.m. Children's clown show at Burba Park.

3 p.m.: Manical, a hard rock band, performs at Burba Park.

4 p.m.: Karate demonstration at Burba Park. Another demonstration follows at 4:30 p.m.

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