Mark this on your calendar: Sunday, you can take the family to a newbreakfast spot in the neighborhood.
From 8 to 11:30 on the first Sunday of every month, you can attend a pancake breakfast at the North Glen Improvement Association Improvement hall, 303 Wellham Ave.
For a very reasonable fee -- $4 for adults, $2.50 for children age 10 and under, with kids under 4 free -- you'll get pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.
Eat all the pancakes you can and receive refills on coffee.
The monthly breakfasts are being sponsored bythe North Glen Athletic Association and the Cub and Boy Scouts, Troop 636, who are working together with members of the improvement association to raise money and have the hall remodeled. The hall is used extensively by these groups, which are pitching together to help the community maintain this facility.
David Cavanaugh is the Scout leader for Troop 636. Ralph Mason is director of the North Glen Athletic Association, Joe Bisesi president of the Improvement Association.
Friendly Thyme Herb Club members will meet at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., at 9:30 a.m. Friday to car pool to Freeland, for a program sponsored by the Partners in Thyme Herb Club.
Holly Shimizu, a well-known herbalist who was the former curator for the National Herb Garden, will speak on "Landscaping With Herbs." Luncheon will follow. The program is open to the public, and tickets are $6.
For more information, call Sue Latini at 766-1463.
The Notables, a musical entertainment group of Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons No. 3850, will perform for residents of the Meridian Nursing Home on Hammonds Lane at 2 p.m.Thursday.
Since the performance takes place Halloween Day, costumes will be added to the program.
For information, call 859-1850.
Children 2 to 6 years old can spend a safe and fun Halloween night at the Linthicum Library.
Come at 7, dressed in costume, to listen to spooky stories and share some Halloween treats. While there,moms and dads can take a look at the display case. This will be the last day to see the exhibit on Polish-American heritage, courtesy of Jan Matejko.
The library is at Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads.
For information, call 222-6265.
St. Philip Neri Parish is having its annual bull and oyster roast Saturday in the church hall, 6401 Orchard Road.
Food will be served from 7 to 11 p.m. and includes open pit beef and ham, oysters on the half-shell and a full indoorbuffet.
A DJ will play from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are $18 per person.
For reservations, call Dot Glover at 761-1452.
What would Halloween be without a parade?
Put your imagination to work and come up with a costume that will fit into one of these categories:funniest, spookiest, "hoboest," prettiest, most unique, largest family group and best float.
This parade is set for the multipurpose room at Overlook Elementary School, 401 Hampton Road in North Linthicum. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the parade starting promptlyat 6 p.m.
The evening is being organized by the Anne Arundel County Optimist Club in cooperation with the county's Department of Recreation and Parks, the Linthicum Lions Club and the faculty of Overlookschool.
Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in the different categories mentioned above. Trick-or-treat bags will be given to all participants. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Two support groups for persons who have lost a loved one and may find the upcoming holidays stressful are being offered by the Bereavement Center of Arundel Hospice.
"Getting Through the Holidays" is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Room 208 of the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd.
A six-week support group will begin at 8 p.m. Monday and continue Mondays through Dec. 9 atthe hospice office, 403 Headquarters Drive, Suite 1, Millersville.
This group experience provides information on the grief process andopportunities to share feelings and discuss strategies for coping. It is important that participants attend all six sessions.
Participation in both of these groups is free, but enrollment is limited. Reservations must be made by Thursday.
Please call Betty Asplund at 987-2129 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for reservations and more information.
Four years ago, Elizabeth "Missy" Smorgens got the idea of having a show where crafters could sell their handmade articles while helping one of her favorite charities, Paul's Place, a soup kitchen in Baltimore.
She began the show after hearing that some crafters supplemented their income through crafts and couldn't afford to rent tables at most shows or consignment shops.
Since then, the annual show at St. Christopher's Church hall has grown in size each year.
1991's Country Craft and Christmas Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the hall, 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum Heights.
Religious, all-occasion and Christmas cards will be available, with proceeds going to the All Saint's Convent of the Sister's of the Poor.
Profits from the white elephant table will benefit Crossroads, a fund of the Episcopal Diocese that provides for the city'shomeless.
There also will be a baked goods table and a snack bar.
Table space is still available.
For information, call Smorgensat 859-3055 or the church office between 9 a.m. and noon at 859-5633.
The Ferndale-Linthicum Seniors will be celebrating the group's 19th birthday Thursday with a party at the center, 7205 Baltimore& Annapolis Blvd. in Ferndale. Everyone will assemble at 11 a.m.; a light luncheon, cake and ice cream will served at 11:30. Social time will follow lunch. This party will replace the scheduled covered dishmeal.
Costumes are welcome.
* A few seats remain for the "ShopTill You Drop" bus trip being sponsored by the seniors.
Join themfor shopping at the Potomac Mills Outlet Mall in Virginia from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
Bus transportation costs $13.
For reservations, please call Pete Scott at 761-0484.