The big question facing Glen Burnie this week -- just what does one wear to an art auction?
This dilemma has been bothering many of ussince the Glen Burnie Health Center announced plans to conduct an auction as a fund-raiser.
The problem with special affairs like this is that we are forced to exhibit a little fashion sense, something that always has managed to elude me.
References in the invitation to wine, fruit, cheese and hors d'oeuvres made me realize immediately that my L.L. Bean duck shoes were not appropriate. These people probably are expecting pantyhose.
At some point during the evening I will find myself seated beside someone who intuitively knows exactly what to wear --leek, classy and stylish. Later in the evening you'll discover that she stoppedat the auction on the way home from giving birth to her fourth child. Meanwhile my scarf has maneuvered itself into the Frito Bandito look.
So dig out your best dress and join the fun this Friday night at Michael's Eighth Avenue. A ticket price of $5 provides an evening of entertainment that begins at 7 with an hour-long preview of the artand chamber music courtesy of the Eighth Avenue Brass Quartet.
The auction begins at 8 p.m. with most starting bids between $50 and $150. Payment can be made with cash, check or major credit card.
Proceeds from the auction will be used for the renovation of the Glen Burnie Health Center.
For ticket information, call 766-8596.
For fashion assistance, you're on your own.
Never let it be said that Glen Burnie doesn't know how to put a little fun in February. The parish community of the Church of the Crucifixion is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, in the church hall, 100 Scott Ave.
To celebrate the afternoon in the proper spirit, the adventurous are encouraged to wear costumes.
The admission is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for children, and $1.50 for children under 12. Included in the admission is a menu of ham, scalloped potatoes, New Orleans green bean casserole, corn and beverages.
In addition, a Tromboli table, white elephant table, crafts and home-baked goods are planned.
For information, call David Hall, 544-5541.
Kim Fryer, a certified respiratory therapist, will address a support group meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America at 7 p.m. tonight, at the North County Library.
Parents of children suffering from asthma and allergy problems are invited to attend the support group meeting.
The topic of this evening's discussion will be "Postural Drainage -- How and Why?" A question-and-answerperiod will follow the discussion.
For additional information, call 532-4135.
Spring must not be too far away because the notices for flea markets are starting to appear in my mailbox.
The Parent-Teacher Organization at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School is planning its annual flea market and sub sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21.
This is one of RHL's biggest fund-raisers of the year and one of the most popular flea markets in the area. Spaces sell out quickly so reservations should be made as soon as possible.
There will be an $8 rental fee for each space and $10 for a table and a space. Early-bird shoppers may wish to purchase an early admission pass for $5, which allows them entry to the sale at 7 a.m.
In addition to the flea market, the PTO is selling submarine sandwiches. The cold-cut subs of ham, salami, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and mayonnaise are only $3 when pre-ordered by March 12. They will be sold the day ofthe flea market for $3.50. Hot dogs and soft drinks also will be sold.
Reservation forms and sub order forms are available through theschool. For additional information, call the school office at 766-0278.
The Country Club Estates Recreation Association is havinga flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at its community hall on Paul Marr Drive.
There is a $10 rental fee per table.To reserve a table, call Sue Martin, 761-0317.