You ought to be in pictures when Hollywood comes to Baltimore NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

NEIGHBORS

September 17, 1993|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

Care to make a magic memory? Give your favorite baseball fanatic the gift of a lifetime: a minuscule part in a baseball movie. Yes, you can be a star! Light up the firmament, glow in the company of Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. (Would you settle for Charlie Sheen?)

It turns out that a portion of "Major League II," a Hollywood production, will be filmed in Oriole Park at Camden Yards next month. The producers need lots of warm bodies to flesh out the crowds for a celluloid Cleveland Indians game.

Here's the gimmick: The producers will donate $1 to the Howard County Public Library for every person who uses a particular turnstile to enter the stadium. Come see the filming of a real movie! You'll get to dine out on the experience for years afterward.

There are some restrictions -- don't wear Orioles gear, don't wear white (beats me why), don't bring glass bottles. But picnics are welcome. You're encouraged to wear blue and red, the Cleveland Indians' colors.

Sounds like an interesting event to go to as a group. Maybe your bowling league or softball team would like to send a contingent. How about members of a church choir, youth group, senior quilters, Elks or raquetball league going en masse?

All this goes on at Camden Yards the night of Sat., Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to around 2 a.m. Call any branch of the library for more details and to sign up. The library needs 100 signed-up members to get the turnstile receipts. Take me out to the ballgame -- now and on video forever!

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Hard to believe that Christmas is just three months away. But around here we preplan everything.

Last year, Geraldine McClure, of Bay Country Crafters, mounted a craft show at Carroll Baldwin Hall at Baltimore and Foundry Streets, in Savage.

The 75 or so crafts people represented turned the hall into a fairyland. The crafters return from Wednesday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 3, for another long weekend of beautiful holiday items and tasty treats.

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Grandparents unite! You have nothing to lose but your boredom.

The library is running a workshop for Library Grandparents, Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Library grandparents read to children on a scheduled basis in the library, or participate in the library's intergenerational programs.

In our growing county, with so many new residents, there are many children who rarely see or talk to anyone older than their own parents. This program gives children a sense of history and of generations. It's an eye-opener for children to discover that their favorite Peter Rabbit book was a senior's favorite book, too.

Call the central library at (410) 313-7860 to register for the workshop.

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The Savage club of the Association for Family and Community Education, formerly the Savage Homemakers, returned from their summer hiatus yesterday. The meeting and pot-luck lunch reunited old friends after an eventful summer.

Charlotte Watts is still president, mostly because she does such good job that the members won't let her step down.

At first, everyone exchanged news, and Marian Mathews won a raffle for a tote-bag filled with energy-saving devices, donated by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

After exchanging news and tidbits, Irene Stoltz presented the topic of the month: elder law and estate planning. With informed comments from Mae Jenkins, Mrs. Stoltz delivered her presentation on the importance of planning for the elder years, including such aspects as powers of attorneys for both medical and financial decisions, estate planning, revocable trusts, and the financial realities of Medicare.

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The Savage Homemakers -- I like that name, even if it is the old one -- were asked if they would help the Savage Volunteer Fire Company members replace their uniform patches when the new patches arrive. There are some fine crafters in the club, so clipping off and resewing some patches seemed like an easy project. That's what the Homemakers will do sometime next month.

The club meets the second Thursday of every month in Carroll Baldwin Hall at 11 a.m. New members are welcomed with open arms and cookies.

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