Change in seasons brings cooler weather, fun-filled activities

NEIGHBORS

October 01, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The crisp, colorful days of autumn are with us again. Gone are the frantic first few weeks of school. We're finally into a workable routine, at least until we roll the clocks back at the end of the month and darkness arrives at 5 p.m.

Not that I don't love fall. What's not to love? Snuggling up in a soft, warm sweater to rake leaves in the cool air. The smell of baking apples and cinnamon filling the air. Tailgating on the sidelines at a local football or soccer match.

There's nothing better: good times, glorious days, wonderful weather.

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An annual outdoor fall event -- Marketfest -- returns to Gibson Island Country School, 5191 Mountain Road, in a few weeks.

Plan on bringing the family from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. There will be games, prizes, a treasure room, yard-sale items and food, including GICS's famous clam chowder.

GICS is an independent, co-educational school with classes from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

For more details, call 255-5370.

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The Pasadena United Methodist Church Board of Trustees will sponsor a flea market from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 61 Ritchie Highway.

Along with flea market goodies, there will be food and baked goods.

Proceeds will be used for church projects in preparation for its 35th anniversary celebration in November.

For more details, call 647-5815.

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Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road, is sponsoring "Friend Day" on Sunday.

"Friend Day is a special day that we have set aside to celebrate the blessing of friends and the opportunity to make new friends in the community," explained Amber Shepard, church spokeswoman.

"We have urged members to bring a friend along to Sunday school, starting at 9:45 a.m. and to worship service at 10:45 a.m., everyone is invited to attend," she said.

For more details, call 255-3168.

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Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 110 Ritchie Highway, will celebrate the retirement of its mortgage with a special worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The celebration will feature communion served by the church's original elders and will coincide with the congregation's 16th anniversary.

L Light refreshments will be served after the worship service.

SPEPC is next to Princeton Title on Ritchie Highway.

Information: 544-5013.

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The United Methodist Youth of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, are accepting orders for delicious homemade baked or unbaked apple pies.

Pies are $5 each and must be picked up at the church between 9 a.m. and noon, Oct. 17.

Information: 255-2420, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, except Tuesday.

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The Pasadena Kadettes Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps will be accepting applications for members from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Glen Burnie High School.

Membership is open to those ages four and up. Proof of age is required at registration. All practices will be at Glen Burnie High School. Current members will meet on Mondays, and new members on Wednesdays. Practice for pom pons and dance twirl teams is on Thursdays.

The fee to join is $10. Weekly dues are $3 per member and are used for uniforms, awards and entry fees. Members are required to participate in fund raisers that help keep weekly dues to a minimum, said Colleen Johnson, Kadettes spokeswoman.

For more details about the group, call 255-8796.

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The Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road, will have a bingo fund raiser for the incumbent District 31 delegates and senator at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

State delegates Charles Kolodziejski, W. Ray Huff, Joan Cadden and State Sen. Phil Jimeno will attend.

For more details, call 255-9706.

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The Northeast High School PTSA Caring and Sharing Committee will launch its weekly food drive next week at the school, 1121 Duvall Highway.

Collection boxes will be available on Mondays for donations from students and the community. Canned and non-perishable food items will be accepted.

The committee is looking for newborn baby items and clothes to donate to a local family in immediate need.

If you can help, call Carlene Heilman at the school, 437-5400.

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Elementary students at Saint Jane Frances School in Riviera Beach will learn more about preventing fires next week during several activities planned to celebrate Fire Prevention Week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, firefighter Steven Abrovewicz will visit with pre-kindergarten classes at 9:30 a.m. The youngsters will get fire safety tips and a tour of a fire truck on the school parking lot.

On Wednesday, morning and afternoon kindergarten classes will walk to Riviera Beach Fire Station on Fort Smallwood Road to tour the facilities and meet firefighters.

On Friday at noon, Fire Marshall Robert Coletrane will be visiting with third-graders to stress fire prevention strategies.

For more details, call the school, 255-4750.

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