A group of 4-H members will be competing in the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Aug. 25 and 26.
"This is something they've all been working for. After competing in smaller local shows, going to the State Fair is the highlight for them," said Ginny Conover, curator of theAndover Equestrian Center.
Carol Kaschner, Karen Hopkins and Donna Umberger, the leaders of the 4-H club, have been working with the children and teen-agers to prepare them and their horses for this event. The riders are signed upin the classes of grooming and showmanship, riding, jumping and flatwork.
The riders are judged on how they ride in the different categories except for flat work, where the horse is judged.
The following 4-H members are in the senior classification for 13-to-18-year-olds: Jenny Cail, Michele Duncan, Anna Koresac and Kim Vacek.
The junior classification of 13-year-olds-and-under are: Stacy Bierman, Jessie Boone, Bobby Cicconetti, Kerri Kaschner and Crystal France.
Conover said that besides the competition, the kids are excited about staying overnight at the fairgrounds. They will sleep in the barn with their horses.
The center is on Andover Road in Linthicum.
There will be noontime entertainment at Airport Square Park tomorrow and Aug. 21.
These are the final two weeks of the concerts sponsored by the Airport Square Companies for the employees and tenants ofarea companies. Residents in the community are welcome, says Donna Macauley, personnel director and organizer.
The concerts will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
She has been scheduling these lunch-hour concerts for five years and has seen the attendance grow and the quality of the entertainment improve.
Employees from the 27 office buildings in the complex come and go during their lunch break, but residents usually stay for the entire performance.
Tomorrow's entertainment will be the U.S. Naval Academy Electric Brigade. This upbeat dance band will play contemporary Top 40 music. The band includes several singers.
Maggie Sansone will entertain with folk music played ona hammered dulcimer at next week's concert. She has performed at thecounty's Renaissance Festival.
To get to Airport Square Park, take Aviation Boulevard to Elkridge Landing Road. Go right and drive fora half-mile. Turn right at the yellow canopies just before Hardee's and drive back to the sign, Airport Square 8 and 9.
There is plenty of parking, but bring a blanket or chair and your picnic lunch.
For more information, call 850-6900.
A covered dish luncheon will take place at the Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center at 11:30 a.m.on Aug. 29. All seniors and associate members are invited.
Besides having a friendly get-together, the Ferndale Roadrunners will be showing videos from their recent trip to the Highlands of North Carolina. There also will be pictures from the Downs Park picnic a few weeksago.
The Senior Center is at 7205 Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard, Ferndale.
For more information, call Melvia Scott at 761-0484.
The Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church is sponsoring a pot luck picnic supper and vesper service at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Theinformal dinner and worship service will take place outdoors in the dell near the Holly Run Chapel.
The chapel is on Church Circle offSchool Lane.
For additional information, please call the church office at 859-0990.
The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3850 will meet Aug. 28 at St. Christopher'sChurch hall, 116 Marydell Road.
Officer Guy Della of the county police department will discuss crime prevention and security for senior citizens.
There will be socializing at noon, with the program scheduled for 12:45 p.m. The business meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
AARP Chapter 3850 meets regularly the fourth Wednesday of the month. George Surgeon is president.
For information, call 761-3667.
An outdoor art show and sale to benefit the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at theBenson-Hammond House. Admission is free and baked goods and refreshments will be sold.
Artists wishing to display their work can obtain registration forms at the Benson-Hammond House and pay a $10 registration fee.
The historic farm house will be open for tours for a small fee. TheBrowse and Buy Shoppe will be open.
Rain date for theevent is Sunday.
For information, call 768-9518.
You may have noticed the new row of utility poles being installed by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. along Broadview Boulevard.
The light rail project requires the relocation of the high tension lines that parallel the railroad tracks.
Of the two rows of poles there now, one carries high tension wires and the other carries electric and telephone wires that service homes.
The wires from both rows of the old poles are being moved to the new poles. The high tension wires will be atthe top, with the house distribution and telephone wires below.