Take the opportunity to do your Christmas shopping at North County High School this week. Two events will provide wonderful gifts for everyone on your list.
The NCHS Band and Band Front has begun a Fruit and Flower Sale that will run through Nov. 23.
Forty-pound boxes of Florida citrus fruit are for sale: navel oranges, $17; grapefruit, $16; and a mixed box of grapefruit and oranges, $16.50. Delivery to your home will be in mid-December.
Poinsettias in red, white and pink are also available, ranging in price from $6 to $22. The delivery date is Dec. 16.
Profits from this sale will help the students pay for their trip to Toronto in May to attend a band festival and also will go toward the purchase of band uniform garment bags.
Orders can be placed with any band member, or by calling the school office at 859-5400.
* Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 50 crafts people will be at the Krafty Kreations 10th Annual Beary Best Craft Bazaar at the NCHS cafeteria.
You will have a hard time choosing from all the pretty things there: Christmas decorations of every kind, wooden toys, doll houses, jewelry, Victorian items, wreaths, flower arrangements, photo albums and furniture. There will also be mop, porcelain and fabric dolls and a large selection of country/folk wood and fabric items.
Take a shopping break and have a bite. Hot dogs, chicken salad on croissant, cream of broccoli soup, sodas and coffee will be available. Or, you can stop by the baked goods table and pick up a snack or something to take home.
The bazaar is being sponsored by the North County Knights Parents Club. Proceeds will go to school-related activities, such as student scholarships.
NCHS is at 415 Andover Road, off Hammonds Ferry Road. For information, call 859-5400.
* The men of Ferndale United Methodist Church, Ferndale Road at Hollins Ferry Road, are having an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be available.
Call Bob at 761-2271, or Jack at 789-9555 for information, pickup of
items or to rent a table.
* The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the clubhouse.
The morning program, by Ken and Katherine Smith, will be a theatrical presentation of the works of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How Do I Love Thee."
For the afternoon program, David Hitchcock, horticulture extension agent for Anne Arundel County, will give tips on taking care of houseplants.
* Mark Dec. 4 on your holiday calendar for the Holly Mart at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. The annual event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Luncheon will be served in three sittings: 11:15 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m. The cost is $5, and reservations are necessary. Call Jean Lins at 859-5612.
* Once again it's Book Fair time at North Glen Elementary School. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to purchase books and help the school, too.
Books will be on display for browsing today. Actual purchasing will begin tomorrow and Wednesday for students. Parents who wish to purchase books should visit Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
* The school will sponsor a Family Sock Hop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. This event is for North Glen students only, and they must be chaperoned by at least one adult. Admission is $1 for students and adults. A bake table and drinks will be available.
* The PTA Executive Board will have its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the media center.
* Thanksgiving will come two weeks early for the students and faculty of St. Philip Neri School.
They will be treated Thursday to a Thanksgiving lunch by the Home and School Association. Servers will be dressed in traditional Thanksgiving costumes as Indians and pilgrims. Turkey with all the trimmings and various homemade desserts ** will be prepared and served by volunteer parents.
* The school is sponsoring a book fair this week. Students, parents and visitors are welcome to browse and buy books from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Books will be on display in the school lobby. The profits will be used for the continued updating of the Library Media Center.
* Librarian Mary Newcomer would like to remind everyone that the school takes donations of used books for its library shelves. Please remember the school when cleaning off your shelves. The books can be sent to the school office any time during the school year.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 859-1212.
Patapsco Valley AARP 3850 is having an executive meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher's Church Hall.
Members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will have a representative from North Arundel Hospital speak at their meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7434 B & A Blvd. The topic will be "Mixing Medications." New members are welcome. For information, call Edward Thomas at 761-1054.
The Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is coming to Linthicum at 8 p.m. Nov. 21, at the North County High School. This is the second of five concerts put on by the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.
PAAL concerts are partially funded by grants from the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Subscriptions for the series are available for only $20. For more information, call Eloise Vaughn at 859-8047 or Jerry Van Airsdale at 636-2579.