On Friday, the little brick building we all know as the Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center was filled with the delicious aromas of herb-seasoned dishes.
The Friendly Thyme Herb Club sponsored an herbal lunch for members of another club in the Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania areas. Four area residents were part of the Partners in Thyme Herb Club before starting one here.
Both clubs were happy to see one another again and exchanged ideas and hints on their favorite subject: herbs.
All foods prepared by the host club included some of the more common herbs, such as parsley and chives, as well as the exotic flavors of sorrel, lemon verbenaand rose geranium.
Guests were greeted in the lower-level room and served herbal appetizers and punch. The lunch continued upstairs, where buffet tables were filled with a variety of entrees, drinks and desserts.
Each dish was flavored and garnished with a different herb, and all were accompanied by the recipe.
Club member Dorothy Miller made a minted fruit salad using a combination of fresh spearmintand peppermint. Sue Latini, club president, brought a chicken-cantaloupe salad with sorrel.
Herbs can even enhance dessert, as the rosemary pound cake made by Joan Childs proved.
A small bouquet of herbs and flowers, known as a tussie-mussie, was given to everyone who attended the luncheon. They were made by Lola Zabetakis and her committee.
The herb club meets monthly at the senior center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. For information, please call Latini at 766-1463.
Oh, my! Murphy's Law strikes again: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Brian Oosterwyk, a neighbor, was written upin last week's column. He is performing in "Fiddler in the Roof" at the Annapolis Dinner Theatre.
But due to a transmission problem, an extra letter was stuck into his last name. This fine old Dutch nameis spelled Oosterwyk. Sorry Brian, Dick and Carol.
The library of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society recently moved fromthe Benson-Hammond House to its new location at the Keuthe Library, 7 Crain Highway SE, Glen Burnie.
The library will be closed through August and will reopen on Sept. 4. The hours of operation for the historical society and Genealogical Research Center will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
For further information on the library, please call 760-9679.
The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights wraps up its series of Concerts in the Park at 6 p.m. this Sunday at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue.
The Naval Academy Band Wind Ensemble of more than 50 men and women will present music ranging from the classical to marches to show tunes.
The Naval Academy Band has been a frequent participant in the free summer concert series over the years. It has performed nine out of the 11 summers since the concerts began, and concert-goers always look forward to theirreturn.
The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Linthicum Lions Club, Crestwood Improvement Association, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum and the county Commission on Culture and the Arts support the Woman's Club in sponsoring these concerts.
The club's music committee, co-chaired by Jo Barker and Dolores Schuman, plannedthe scheduling, selected the groups and provided refreshments for the musicians.
Patrons may bring picnic suppers, blankets and chairs. Sunday's concert will be canceled in the event of rain.
Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue off Route 170 (Camp Meade Road). Parking is available at the park, the nearby Linthicum-Shipley Shopping Centerand the Linthicum Elementary School. For information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.
The Ferndale United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School next week from 9:30 a.m. until noon Mondaythrough Friday.
"Jesus and You, at Camp Can Do" is the theme for this year's school. Parents are invited to register children who are between 3 years old and sixth grade. There is no fee.
Call the office at 761-2880 to register.
Ferndale United Methodist Church is at the corner of South Hollins Ferry Road and Ferndale Road.
An event for the family will take place Saturday at Downs Park. Bring buckets and shovels and enter the annual Sandcastle Building Contest.Come as early as 9 a.m. to begin your construction.
Creations areeligible for awards for the most original, most elaborate and best team effort. Official judging will take place at 2 p.m. Be sure to register your team by then.
To reach the park, take Route 100 or Mountain Road to the fork. Take a left into Downs Park.
For more information, call 222-6230.
Don't forget that tonight is "NationalNight Out." Turn on your porch lights to show that this community supports the program and its anti-crime efforts.
There are a few days left to get those garages cleaned out so you can take your trash and yard trimmings to the trash bins in Linthicum Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m.
Please load debris into the back of the bins first.
This cleanup weekend is sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.
Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels' YouthFootball registration continues from 6 to 8 p.m. week nights at the Rebels' Fieldhouse, 1015 Wellham Ave., Ferndale.
Registration is $35 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional child.