After a long, dry summer, we welcome fall with its gentler sun, spectacular colors, soft breezes and especially its host of community get-togethers.
Apples, pumpkins and scarecrow-making are just part ofthe fun if you attend the annual Oktoberfest, set for Oct. 19 at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road.
Sample a variety of delicious food at the tasting table, browse among the old linens, search for treasures at the flea market, choose a traditional smocked Christmas ball or other craft item, enjoy pit barbecue and beverages. Fun for the whole family from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* The Ferndale United Methodist Church Men will meet in the lowerlevel of the church at 8:20 a.m. Saturday for a short business meeting, after which apple pies will be baked to be sold at the Oktoberfest.
Members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club joined Sue Latini,Baltimore's 1840 House Museum coordinator of special culinary eventson Oct. 2 in welcoming an international group of food journalists. Members of the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association were having their annual convention in Baltimore.
Lovely tables, set up inthe museum courtyard, displayed herbal delights including spreads, butters, vinegars, punch, potpourri and wreaths, to be tasted or admired. In the old kitchen of the 1840 House, hearth-baked treats were served with herbal tea.
A limited number of openings are still available for this year in the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Before and After Kindergarten (and first grade) Day Care.
The day care opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. For further information, or to register for the 1992-1993 school year, call the church office at 859-0990.
Have you purchased your ticket for the "Oktoberfest of Fashion," to be presented by the St. Philip Neri Ladies Sodality at 7 p.m. Friday in the school hall, 6401 Orchard Road?
Tickets cost $11. For information or tickets, call Barbara Garber at 789-0234 or Ginny Glover at 761-1452.
Everyone loves a rummage sale! The chance to search for treasures will be yours at the Susannah Wesley Circle United Methodist Women's annual Rummage Sale, in the Linthicum Heights U.M.C. Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
To donate articles, call Mildred Hoffmaster at 859-3881 or Mary Hammel at 859-1686.
A general meeting of the Linthicum-ShipleyImprovement Association is set for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Linthicum Elementary School.
The association asks that ev
eryone remember to save Campbell products labels and Scott Towel seals to be dropped off at the school of your choice. These labels can be used toward premiums for the school.
Oysters "R" in season, and you will find these Maryland culinary treasures prepared in a variety of ways at the Arundel Alarmers annual Oyster and Bull Roast, set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall.
Food, provided by Atlantic Caterers, will include oysters, several beef dishes, ham, shrimp Creole, pork and sauerkraut. Food will be served until 5 p.m., with beer and to the music of Final Touch, continuing until 6 p.m.
Donations are $20 per person. For tickets, call Roland Kroeger at 766-1416.
The Bereavement Center of Arundel Hospice is offering a support group for people grieving the death of someone due tosuicide.
The group will meet the second Monday of every month, beginning Oct. 14. All meetings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arundel Hospice Office, 403 Headquarters Drive, Suite 1, Millersville.
Formore information, call Betty Asplund at 987-2129 between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Sue Latini contributed to this column.