August trip trip will take travelers to medieval herb garden NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

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June 21, 1993|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Want to learn more about herbs and their usefulness? Then take a three-day trip to some herb farms with the Friendly Thyme Herb Club Aug. 24-26.

The first stop on the bus trip is the Cloisters in Fort Tryon, N.Y. Participants will take a guided tour and visit acres of medieval gardens.

The Capriland Herb Farm in Coventry, Conn., is the next stop and the highlight of the trip. Run by noted herbalist Adelma Simmons, the farm includes an 18th-century farmhouse surrounded by 30 herb gardens with more than 300 varieties of herbs. Participants also will feast on a herbal lunch and listen to a lecture.

The White Flower Farm in Litchfield, Conn., also is on the agenda. Participants will take a guided tour through the greenhouse and gardens. This well-known farm features an extensive collection of herbs, perennials and ornamentals. A guided tour of the charming town of Litchfield and a visit to the Gillette Castle, a grand fortress once owned by actor William Gillette, are planned.

The trip includes round-trip bus transportation, two nights' lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, a luncheon, admission fees, taxes and gratuities.

The cost is $275 per person based on double occupancy. A $55 deposit confirms a seat on the bus. The balance is due by July 16.

For information, please call Mary Goode at 437-4120 or June Burton at 766-8113.

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During the summer, the word "dive" normally is associated with swimming pools. But local first- through sixth-graders are learning another meaning for the word.

The children are "Diving into a Good Book," the county's summer reading program that runs until July 23. Activities are being planned for preschoolers.

Children can register any time during the free six-week program. Program members will receive a log book and game sheet to chart their reading progress. The program is self-paced. Participants will receive free passes to the Baltimore Zoo. Those who read 10 or more books will receive a coupon good for snacks from fast-food restaurants. Program members can win tickets for free visits to an amusement park, a museum, a bowling alley and a miniature golf course.

The Linthicum Library has planned several events in conjunction with the program.

Professional actors will present "Stories on Stage" at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

The well-known musical duo, Magpie, will promote marine ecology to children through song at 3 p.m. June 29.

Josh the Wonder Dog will join local author Richard Stack as he discusses the stories behind his stories "The Doggonest Christmas" and "The Doggonest Vacation" at 3 p.m. July 7.

Marc Spiegel will enchant children with his stories, poems and songs at 3 p.m. July 13.

Michael the Magician will demonstrate his magic at 3 p.m. July 20. Kids are invited to get in the act.

Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

For more information, call 222-7371 or 222-6265.

* Ferndale United Methodist Church is proud and pleased to report the completion of the restoration work on the painting in the front of the church. Titled "Christ Resurrected," the painting was given to the church by Mary Kaiser in 1946. It was painted by community resident Charles Marvel.

Restoration work on the painting was done by Gay Shiles of Severn, an art teacher for the county school system and a friend of a congregation member.

The church leaders thank all who made contributions toward the cost of the restoration and for the efforts of the committee that undertook this project.

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Learn how to pop, build, tumble, smile and dance at the North County High School Cheerleaders Camp 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday. Registration for the three-day camp will run from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow in the school gym. The cost is $25.

The camp directors are North County coaches Margaret Smith, Nancy Dolin, Lisa Phillips and Jennifer Baker. The camp staff includes the North County varsity cheerleaders and aerobic instructor Johanna Romero.

Participants should take a bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be sold. Certificates and awards will be issued on the last day of camp. The camp is a fund-raiser for the NCHS cheerleaders.

For information, call Lisa Phillips at 636-2166.

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