Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, invites you to its annual Peach Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
For the first time, the congregation has moved the event indoors to enjoy the air-conditioning in the new fellowship hall.
The menu? Fresh peaches and ice cream and dozens of homemade peachy desserts.
The Lutheran Men will return to the grills and offer a barbecue chicken dinner featuring half a chicken, a choice of two homemade salads, a roll and iced tea for $6. Carryouts are available.
A crafts table, featuring handiwork donated by members, will also be available.
On-the-spot portraits, sketched by artist Joyce King, will be available for a fee.
Entertainment will be provided by strolling guitarists Gene Sander and Lou Bearden.
For directions, call 255-8236.
* Students at Chesapeake High School are invited to join the Anne Arundel Swim League, sponsored by Parents for Swimming in Anne Arundel County.
The goal of the parent group is to encourage year-round $H swimming for all public high school students, group member Carolyn Keenen explained.
CHS students interested in finding out more about this private, non-profit group are urged to call Keenen at 437-2445 for more details.
Students and parents from other high schools can contact Don Romsbottom at 551-5115 for more information.
* The Rev. John Douglas and the congregation at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Fort Smallwood Road will welcome intern Miriam Nicholson to the area this weekend.
Ms. Nicholson, the pastor's daughter, is a native of Hoboken, N.J., and has lived in several cities due to her father's pastoral transfers.
She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and recently received her master of divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. She spent one year of her seminary education working at a church in Illinois.
During her internship, she will live with a local family. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the woods, swimming, reading, watching old movies and playing with her two cats.
The official installation for Ms. Nicholson will take place at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Aug. 9.
For more information, call the church at 255-4141.
* "With summer days slowly drifting away, school days will soon here -- but it's not too early to become involved in your student's education," Northeast High School PTA President Carlene Heilman says.
Officers for the 1992-1993 school year were elected in June and have been busy during the summer planning for an exciting new year, but extra help is needed.
"We have several committees that need volunteers to help our PTA and school function," Heilman said.
The new officers are Carlene Heilman, president; Betty Martell, vice-president; Laura Otto, secretary; Marian Wright, treasurer; Barbara Treadwell and Albert Heilman, delegates.
Another avenue for parental involvement is the Citizens Advisory Council. Chairman Chris Kirby extends an invitation to parents and interested area residents to become involved and attend monthly CAC meetings at the school.
To volunteer or for more information, call the school at 437-6400.
Downs Park has a packed calendar of events for August.
*The county Department of Recreation and Parks is offering a Junior Park Rangers Program at the park during the entire month. This self-paced program is open to girls and boys, ages 6 to 17.
Those successfully completing all requirements will be issued a junior park ranger identification card, a wall certificate and an official badge.
The program fee is $15.
A 15-minute orientation session to explain the requirements is set for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the information center.
*Fresh from an appearance at Baltimore's Artscape '92, Marge Calhoun will bring her country sound to the Bayside Concert Series at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The concert is free and plenty of lawn seating is available, so bring along a lawn chair or blanket.
* If you're bringing the family to Sunday's concert, why not arrive a little early and treat the kids to the dazzling artistry of the Downs Park Volunteer Face Painters?
Face painting will be offered for a small fee from 5 to 7 p.m., with all proceeds to benefit the Friends of Downs Park Inc.
Smokey the Bear posters will be handed out while supplies last.
*Parents, bring your little ones to Downs Park at 6 p.m. Monday to learn a new craft you'll both enjoy.
Basketmaker Alice Miller willteach a Parent and Child Basketmaking Class at the park information center.
The program fee is $6 for both parent and child; each additional child will cost $3.
Advance registration and additional supplies, not provided by the instructor, are required.
*Join a ranger at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 and sign up for the Downs Park Walking Club.
All it costs is $3 to join, and you receive a form to record your mileage. Once you accumulate 180 miles, the length of the tTC Chesapeake Bay, you can trade in your form for an iron-on decal that shows you walked the length of the bay.