An important fund-raiser for the American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter is coming up this Saturday, and Linthicum resident Susan Rosko is very much involved with it.
Rosko is on the committee for the "Leap into Elegance" gala Mardi Gras celebration, which will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the home of Jack and Sharyn Steffey in Annapolis.
Their stately Victorian house will be the site of a gourmet buffet dinner prepared by award-winning Master Chef Adi Rehm. Chef Rehm, who is donating his services, will offer delicacies like grilled sataikebab, Gruyere fondue, Peking duck in small pancakes, assorted patesand international cheeses, oysters, clams, smoked salmon, filet of beef carved to order and much more.
A choice of beverages will be available from an open bar. A piano and flutist will provide music allevening at this black-tie optional event. Valet parking is included.Rosko said only 150 tickets are available at $100 per person. All proceeds will help replenish the Disaster Relief Services Fund.
Rosko is 1991-1993 chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Central Maryland Chapter, Southern District, American Red Cross and places great emphasis on helping fund Red Cross programs.
Her involvement with the Red Cross began 20 years ago, processing blood as a medical technologist in a Western Pennsylvania Red Cross Center. She continued her association with the Red Cross, working at other donor centers andhospital blood banks in the central Pennsylvania area.
Since moving to Linthicum 15 years ago, Rosko has continued her active volunteer involvement with the organization. She worked for four years in Harbor Hospital Center's Blood Bank and Donor Room, served on several committees on the Baltimore Red Cross Board of Directors and worked with the Anne Arundel County Red Cross Chapter.
She has been a Realtor for 12 years, six of them as owner of Susan Rosko and Associates Realtors. Even with the hectic schedule her business demands, Rosko says, "It is very important to give back to the community that has givenso much to me. The time volunteered is so satisfying."
To obtain tickets for the Mardi Gras celebration fund-raiser, please call Roskoat 859-5000 or Leo Guerin at 760-9600.
Jo Barker, Delores Schuman and Eloise Vaughan, members of the music committee of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, recently got together to plan the summer concerts sponsored by the club each year.
The "Concerts in the Park" series runs for six Sunday evenings, starting July 5 at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue. The Continentals, under the direction of Mike Surratt, will return this season with Bavarian and polka music. Other groups are being contacted by the committee in hopes of bringing avariety of musical entertainment to the community.
For information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.
Anyone interested in nursery school for 3- and 4-year-olds is encouraged to attend open house at theArundel Nursery School at 7 p.m. Monday.
Parents are invited to visit the school, tour the classrooms and meet the teacher and other parents. A brief slide presentation will give an overview of how the school is run and show what the children do.
Arundel Nursery Schoolis a parent-run pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds that is licensed by the Department of Human Resources and accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. The school offers a planned instructional program led by a teacher certified in early childhood education. Parent participation is required of all of its members.
The school offers morning and afternoon sessions for 3-year-olds on Tuesday and Thursday and for 4-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The school is on the lower level of (but not affiliated with) Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave.
For more information, please call 766-3517.
The Friendly Thyme Herb Club's monthly meeting will be on Friday, March 6 at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7295 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Ferndale.
Adele Walter, chairwoman of theprogram committee, has announced that the speaker will be Eileen Malloy from Dande-Lion Herb and Spice Market. Her subject will be "Nutritional Herbology."
To accommodate the speaker, this meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy a social hour with herb discussion. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Call Sue Latini at 766-1463.
A Mardi Gras Talent Show sponsored bythe student council of St. Philip Neri School is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in the school hall, 6401 Orchard Road.
Students from kindergarten to eighth grade will perform in the 30 or more variety acts planned.
The community is invited to buy tickets at the door the night of the show. The cost is $1 per person. Snacks will be sold during in termission. All proceeds go to the school.
Student Council moderators are Mildred Yates and John Dolch.
Call the school at 859-1212 for more information.