Sometimes it's so hard to decide what to do on Saturdays, especiallythis time of year.
Should I stay home and clean out the garage and do all the other fall chores that seem to be urgent with the weather getting chillier and the days shorter? Or, wouldn't it be fun to attend some of the nice things going on in the neighborhood? The work will have to wait -- Saturday's events sound like too much fun to miss.
Maybe you will find just the item you have been looking for at the the indoor flea market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ferndale United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Besides all of the attic treasures to browse through, shop at the bake table full of homemade specialtiesmade by the ladies of the church.
Refreshments will be available:homemade vegetable soup, hot dogs, sodas and coffee.
Donations (toys, collectibles, clothes, etc.) are being accepted for the church'smen's table. Pick up can be arranged.
Tables are available for $10 rental. Set up Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. or Saturday at 7 a.m.
To donate items or to rent atable, please call 761-4412. The church'sfellowship hall is on Hollins Ferry Road near Ferndale Road.
Think of the nice things you can buy for yourself or for Christmas presents at the ninth annual Beary Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the North County High School cafeteria.
More than 50 ofthe best crafts people from in and out of the area will offer a variety of handcrafted goods for your holiday shopping. A sampling of thethings available include porcelain, fabric and mop dolls, country-folk wood and fabric items, furniture, photo albums, doll houses, wreathes, jewelry, flower arrangements, Victorian items, wooden toys and Christmas decorations of every type.
An area will be set aside where you can rest and snack on hot dogs, chicken salad croissants, meatball subs, cream of broccoli soup, sodas and coffee. Stop at the bakedgoods table for something delicious to take home.
The proceeds from this event will benefit the students in the form of scholarships and an enriched school environment. NCHS, formerly Andover High School, is at 415 Andover Road in Linthicum.
The Elkridge Chorus ofSweet Adelines International meets each week in Ferndale.
Lately members have been putting in extra hours of rehearsal in preparation for their show, "Show Stoppers," 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Glen BurnieHigh School.
Three special guest quartets will be performing for the show:
* "Swing Street" will put in its first appearance on theEast Coast since winning International First Place Medalist Quartet 1991 at a competition in San Antonio, Texas.
* Regional ladies in the group "Sizzle 'n' Sass" also will perform. They are the 1991 Region 19 Quartet Champions.
* "Signature Sound," the 1991 Region 19 Third Place Quartet, will also entertain.
The program will include Broadway show tunes, old favorites, gospel, barbershop ballads and "up tunes."
Ticket for adults are $10; student and senior tickets are $8; children's tickets (age 12 and younger) are $2. To reserve a seat, please call 747-5004.
Glen Burnie High School is one block east of Route 2, Ritchie Highway on Route 648.
The Linthicum Seventh-Day Adventist Church will celebrate its 25th anniversary Saturday with an 11 a.m. service followed by a buffet meal. Come over and join with them in celebrating this event.
The Linthicum church was formed Nov. 12, 1966, when 59 members held their first service in Andover High School. The guest speaker that afternoon was Joe Crews, who is known for his radio and television show, "Amazing Facts."
Over the past 25 years, the church has grown in many ways. A church has been built on Andover Road, and the membership has grown in numbers. But, communications secretary Laura McComas says they feel the most important growth in the church has been in the many ministries to help those in need.
Pastor Frank Bondurant has led the members in such ministries as feeding the homeless, taking blood pressure, canned fooddrives, the walking club, nursing home visits, prison ministry, cooking schools, stop-smoking seminars and literature distribution.
For additional information on the anniversary celebration, please call the church at 859-9866.
The North Linthicum Improvement Association will meet 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Overlook School, 401 Hampton Road.
The speaker, Jane F. Wagner from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will discuss "The Art of Effective Complaining."
The NLIA meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. For information on theassociation, call the president Steve Cilino at 789-9157.
The improvement association will be sponsoring the planting of 19 trees at 2p.m. Nov. 15 at Overlook Park. These trees will be purchased by association members through the state Department of Natural Resources "Tremendous Tree" project.
Fifteen trees will be planted in memory ofdeceased residents and four will be honoring local residents.
Pastor Bruce Huffman, of the Friendship Church of the Brethren, will give a dedication, and light refreshments will be served by Bobbie Collins and Pearl de Andrea.
Helen M. Del Brocco is the chairwoman of the association's tree planting project.