The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has planned a crab feast for 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at Michael's Eighth Avenue.
The menu includes all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, hamburgers, beef barbecue, buttered corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, watermelon, beer and sodas. Tickets are $25 per person and also can be purchased in blocks (tables seat 12).
The crab feast is a major fund-raising event to help the society meet increasing financial obligations, including developing the Interpretive Truck Farm at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum and the growing Research Library and Genealogical Center at Kuethe Library.
Tickets for the crab feast are available at the Browse and Buy Shoppe at Jones Station Road, the Browse and Buy Shoppe at the Benson-Hammond House or by calling 859-3117.
For further information, call 768-9518.
We haven't heard much from the Linthicum Seventh-Day Adventist Church lately, but Communications Secretary Laura McComas promises that will change. Many plans are in the works, starting with their Vacation Bible School and Parenting Seminar.
Vacation Bible School is taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. It began last night and will end Friday, Aug. 7. The theme for this year's Bible school is "Kids in the Kitchen," xxTC program that allows children, ages 4 to 14, to make healthful snacks and learn about good nutrition, health and fitness from a trained expert. They also will learn songs and activities that reinforce Bible principles.
The Parenting Seminar will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Monday and next Wednesday.
The seminar explains to parents some practical ways of raising their children. It has helped parents with children of all ages.
The church is at 901 Andover Road. For information, call 859-0866.
You are welcome to attend the next Concert in the Park, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday in Linthicum.
The Sons of the Severn will entertain with their barbershop harmonies as you relax with a picnic supper under the shade trees.
This free concert is sponsored by the Music Committee of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. Jo Barker serves as chairwoman, Dolores Schuman as co-chairwoman.
The park is on Benton Avenue, off of Camp Meade Road (Route 170). In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.
For information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.
Looking for a mid-week concert? Take a short ride to Airport Square Park tomorrow for the Patsy Cline Show and some Country-Western music.
The Airport Square Company's Noontime Entertainment series runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26. All concerts are free and open to the public. Parking is plentiful, but bring a chair or blanket and your picnic lunch.
For information, call 850-6900.
The Hospice of the Chesapeake (formerly Arundel Hospice), 403 Headquarters Drive in Millersville, is conducting a Stepping Stones Support Group to help meet the needs of those who have lost a chronically-ill child.
Six sessions will take place, at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, starting Sept. 7.
Participants share their feelings and concerns in a caring and supportive atmosphere. The group is professionally led and open to anyone in the community.
* The Hospice's Bereavement Camp for Children has been so well-received that all openings have been filled. The camp begins Friday. Another session is being planned for Oct. 3. The location will be announced later.
Children, ages 6 to 14, who have experienced the death of someone close to them are welcome to enroll. The camp is free, but donations are accepted. For more information or to register for the support group meetings mentioned above, please call Betty Asplund at 987-2129, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Bible school classes for nursery school children through adults are set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. The classes began yesterday and run through Aug. 7.
This year's theme is "Festival Worship with Jesus -- Worship Today," Bible school Superintendent Donna Lucas said.
For information, call 859-0990.
Don't forget the North Glen Athletic Association's Fall Ball sign-up will begin Aug. 8 at the Family Day Picnic at the Elks' Camp Barrett in Crownsville. The cost is $5 per family.
The picnic promises to be fun for the whole family, with games and activities. Bring your own food, but charcoal will be provided.
For information, call Ralph Mason at 761-4894.