Branches of the large pine tree at the Linthicum Community Garden will be all aglow Sunday, setting the stage for holiday festivities in the neighborhood.
The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, in conjunction with the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, is sponsoring a Christmas Tree Lighting at 3 p.m. at the garden, at the corner of Maple and Camp Meade roads.
LSIA is planning an especially nice program this year, and organizers hope everybody will participate in this community celebration.
As everyone gathers around the festively decorated tree of red bowsand white lights, they will be entertained by the Harbour Brass Quintet playing Christmas favorites. Preschool singers from the St. John's Cooperative Nursery School and the YWCA preschool will add to the program with their own special renditions. Carol singing and refreshments of hot cider and cookies will be featured.
The program will culminate with the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, bringing gifts and candy canes for all the children in attendance.
In case of extreme cold, snow or rain, the program will be moved to Linthicum Elementary School, 101 School Lane. No matter what the weather, though, ifyou plan to drive, please park at the elementary school or St. John's Lutheran Church's parking lot, 300 W. Maple Road.
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the LSIA is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Linthicum Elementary School. A short business meeting and Christmas party is planned.
Besides the ChristmasTree Lighting, don't forget the Farmhouse Christmas Celebration at the Benson-Hammond House from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Decorated rooms, refreshments, music, gift shop and a special exhibit on "Pickers and Pickers Checks, a Lost Culture" will be featured in the restored 19th-century house.
The Benson-Hammond House is on Aviation Boulevard at Andover Road.
For information, call 768-9518 or 859-0298.
What perfect timing! The Linthicum Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will just be finishing up on Sunday as the Christmas House Tour begins.
Sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights,the candlelight tour of private homes, chapel, train station and church is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $8. Please call 859-5530 for further information.
Members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club will learn how to make an angel to go along with their herbal Christmas decorations at the next meeting at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 6.
Club member Adele Walter will demonstrate the technique of using twisted paper to form the angel and work sheets will be distributed.
Members are asked to bring samples and ideas of how they use herbs in their Christmas decorating. The club's president, Sue Latini, will conduct a short business meeting followed by a pot-luck luncheon. Guests and new members are welcome. Information: Sue, 766-1463.
The group Notables, from the American Association of Retired Persons, Patapsco Valley 3850, has a full schedule this holiday season providing cheer to all who attend one of their performances.
The Notables will give their Christmas show at 2 p.m. Thursday at Catonsville Community Convalescent Center, 333 Harlem Lane.
They willentertain the Amoco Alumnusts at the Rose Restaurant in North Linthicum for their Christmas Luncheon at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors arewelcome at any of the performances. Please call Charles Haslup for further information at 859-1850.
The Notables also will sing at Patapsco Valley AARP Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 11. It will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.
New officers for 1992 will be sworn in at this banquet.
They are: Claire Hirschman, president; Neal Cutchins, vice-president; Annie Webb, secretary; Elmer Owens, treasurer; and Joanne Owens, co-treasurer.
A new board of directors will also be installed. Tickets cost $14.50. Call Bim Wheeler for reservations at 859-1499.
The Linthicum Heights Homemakers are having a Christmas Party at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Terry's Place II in Linthicum.
Those attending are asked to bring a gift for eithera boy or girl. They will be given to a child in need. Also bring a gift for a fellow member.
Call Bessie Hidey at 766-4467 for more information.
The December meeting of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road.
The morning program will takemembers and their guests on a journey back in time to Christmas' of yesteryear as guest speaker, Sue Latini presents "What a Christmas That Was." Sue will help people visualize how past holidays were spent,their traditions and customs.
Sue teaches open-hearth cooking classes at the 1840 House of the Baltimore City Life Museums. She is coordinator for special culinary events at the museum and plans and presents a variety of programs for the visitors' enjoyment.