Boy Scout Troop 871 in Jessup will sponsor the third annual Apple Butter and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 9 at St. Lawrence Church on Route 175.
Parents, friends and troop members will make homemade apple butter in a big kettle over an open fire. Table rentals are $10.
For more information or to reserve a space, call 551-3757 or 551-7441.
The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club has scheduled a bus trip to New York City Nov. 5-7.
The trip includes hotel accommodations for two nights, a Broadway show, dinner at the Symphony Cafe and brunch at Tavern on the Green.
The cost is $625 for single occupancy, $490 for double and $440 for triple.
Reservations and a $200-per-person deposit are required, with the balance due by Oct. 1.
I= For further information, call Betty Juba, (410) 721-2494.
United Nichols Bethel Methodist Church in Odenton is sponsoring a Hand Bell Festival Sept. 11 at the church.
Anyone interested in ringing is welcome. The church has chimes and extra bells, so everyone can play.
The tentative schedule is: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cherub Ringers (third- through sixth-graders); 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., New Ringers (seventh-graders through adults); 11:30 a.m., lunch; and noon to 2 p.m., Chancel Ringers (seventh-graders through adults with some music reading ability).
D8 Call Sandy Olinger at 672-5611 for more information.
The Howard L. Turner American Legion Post 276 in Severn will sponsor a '50s Dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 25 at the legion hall, 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn.
Music will be provided by the band Esquires. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed couple, the best dancers and the best car.
The all-you-can-eat menu will include steamed crabs, corn on the cob, beer and coffee. Tickets are $18 a person.
7+ For tickets, call 969-8028 or 761-6459.
Every year, Knights of Columbus groups throughout the country raise money for the mentally handicapped by selling Tootsie Rolls. This year, October is Tootsie Roll month.
Rich Walz, Tootsie Roll chairman for the Archbishop Keough Council in Odenton, has selected a platoon of members to don yellow aprons and hold banks (identifiable symbols of the volunteers) at shopping centers, churches and other locations beginning the weekend of Sept. 18.
OC This year, proceeds will benefit Associated Catholic Charities.