Fire engine to bring Santa to Park Plaza CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

December 03, 1992|By JONI GUHNE

With whistles blowing, Santa Claus arrives at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in Park Plaza aboard a fire engine. His arrival sets off a holiday celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

A free Elf Camp for the kids, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, will feature costumed characters and supervised activities.

Have your gifts wrapped by the Junior League of Annapolis.

Santa will be in the plaza on weekends until Christmas.

For more information, call 647-0198.

St. Martin's-In-The-Field Episcopal Church on Benfield Road is the scene of an annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Also on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the South Shore Elementary PTA's annual Holiday Auction/Bazaar. You can bid on two round-trip USAir tickets to anywhere in the U.S. (with certain restrictions).

For details, call 222-3811.

Enjoy a Farmhouse Christmas from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at the early 19th century Benson-Hammond House near BWI Airport.

AThe festivities, sponsored by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, will include decorations, refreshments and music.

Admission is $1 and children under 6 are free. The house also will be open from Tuesday through Dec. 19. For more details, call 768-9518.

Orders for fresh sub sandwiches prepared by the Severna Park High School Band Boosters must be placed by Monday for delivery on Dec. 12.

The $3 subs can be ordered by calling 647-7459, 544-2017 or 544-4893.

A Christmas ornament miniature of the picturesque Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRES) on Old Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, designed and hand-painted by Mary and Gene Lagana, of Painted Wood, Etc., is available for $6. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit center.

The growing cancer support network includes free daily meetings for patients, friends and children of parents with cancer.

Information: 647-3555.

The Severna Park Assistance Network (SPAN) is selling note cards with a pen-and-ink drawing of the center, eight for $5.

Park Plaza has donated space for SPAN's Holiday Sharing project. People are needed to package and distribute food and gifts on Dec. 19 and 22.

Information: 647-0889.

Poinsettias are being sold by Archbishop Spalding High School's Class of '96. Plants with four to six blooms are $7, those with vTC eight to 10 are $10.

Orders for a Dec. 17 pick-up should be placed by Wednesday. Call 969-9105.

* The Spalding boys lacrosse team is publishing a souvenir season program.

To place your personal or business ad, contact Ken Wolf at 974-0935.

The Andrew G. Truxal Library, AV-Com Circulation Center and testing center at Anne Arundel Community College are open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Christmas, and from Jan. 30 to May 22.

* College financial aid is the topic of two free workshops at AACC. The first is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Thursday and the second from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 12.

Seating is limited. For reservations, call 541-2203.

Decrease your chances of becoming a crime victim by attending the Crime Prevention Seminar at Meridian Nursing Home at 7 p.m. next Thursday.

County police officer Maxwell Frye will discuss how to avoid carjacking, robbery, assault and burglary.

The seminar is being sponsored by the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and the Park Plaza Merchants Association.

Information: 987-6625.

Update on those grocery store cash register receipts that benefit our schools: If you purchase at least $20 worth of groceries from now until Saturday at Safeway, you will earn a $100 Bonus Credit Coupon for your favorite local school.

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