Crisp cool air, brown leaves falling, flea markets, festivals, fund-raisers: Fall has definitely arrived in Pasadena.
Jacobsville Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a gigantic yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 on the school grounds, 3801 Mountain Road.
Tables can be rented for $6 each and are going fast, says Gary Courtney, PTA spokesman.
Unreserved tables may be available the morning of the event, said Courtney, and will be rented on a first come-first, served-basis, starting 6 a.m.
But why take a chance? Call Courtney at 437-7278 to reserve your table.
Proceeds will benefit PTA sponsored programming at the school.
Chesapeake Women's Club will have its annual fall bingo luncheon Oct. 9 at Kurtz's Beach. The doors will open 11 a.m.
Admission is $5 and includes lunch, beverage and one bingo card. Extra cards can be purchased.
Door prizes and a 50-50 raffle also are planned.
Proceeds will be used for the club's scholarship awards program, young artists program and manyother community service projects.
Galilee Lutheran Church will sponsor its annual Harvest Bazaar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church, 4652 Mountain Road.
Construction is taking place at the church building, but volunteers have worked around the obstacles and have planned a busy day, said Cindy Stivers, event spokeswoman.
Shopthe Country Store and Christmas Shop for handmade items. "We can't forget to mention our famous '15 Bean Soup' fixings and recipe," Stivers said. "It's always a crowd-pleaser."
For bargain hunters, a huge "Junktique" area will be set up in the rear lot of the church. Treasures will be sold at very reasonable prices.
Pony rides and face painting are featured for younger members of the family.
Hungry tummys can choose from a wide variety of homemade soups, chili, barbecue, hot dogs, drinks and barbecued chicken. All items are available for carryout.
For more details, call the church at 437-3864.
Pasadena Kadettes Majorettes, Color Guard and Drum Corps is accepting members for the upcoming season.
"We're a family oriented organization, with over 100 members," said Shelia Day, Kadettes member. "Our membership covers just about every age from toddlers through seniorcitizens."
New registrations are accepted at practice sessions 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Chesapeake Bay Middle School.
For more information, call Day at 437-1402.
The Northeast High School PTSA will have Back To School Night 7 p.m. Thursday.
Following a brief business meeting and discussion of student pedestriansafety, parents can tour classrooms and meet teachers.
Carlene Heilman, PTA president, says volunteers are desperately needed to help in several areas. "We are very short of help in the health room between noon and 2 p.m., and typists are in very short supply."
Volunteers can sign up at Back to School Night or can call the school at 437-6400 to volunteer.
Athletes and athletic scholarships will be the topic of the next Parent-Student Evening Speaker Series program7 p.m. Wednesday in the student center at Chesapeake High School.
Alan LeCron, CHS counselor, will present the program that is open tothe public.
"Mr. LeCron has a lot of information to give studentsand their families about the process of applying for athletic scholarship," said Edie Picken, counselor and series coordinator. "Applyingfor an athletic scholarship requires work for the students and parent. Getting everything together can seem like an overwhelming task unless you are informed about just what is necessary."
To get more details on the program series, call Picken at 255-9600.
The Mountain Road Optimists is sponsoring its annual Halloween Dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 26 at Lake Shore Democratic Club, 236 Maryland Ave.
"We plan on an evening of dancing to music by DJ Johnny Church and lots of fun," said Jill Laugginger, club member. "Costumes are definitely optional."
Tickets are $10 and include beer and setups.
To order tickets contact Laugginger at 255-4215, or Bruce Bulski at 255-6444.
The Bayside Concert Series will come to a close Sunday, Sept. 29, at Downs Park with a two-hour concert by The Continentalsstarting 5 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this concert oftraditional German music.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday for the1991 Haunted Halloween Trail and Castle at Downs Park 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26.
"This year, our Trail and Castle will bring new thrills and terror to all," said Ranger Dennis Cloutier.
For younger visitors and the weak of heart, a separate friendly ghost area with face painters and McGruff the Crime Dog will be nearby.
For everyone's safety, the park reminds visitors that children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight, don't wear a costume and please don't touch the monsters.
The event is handicapped-accessible.