Bring out those blankets, autumn weather is here

NEIGHBORS

October 12, 1993|By SUE HALLER

What a difference one day can make. On Saturday, the temperature was in the 80s; on Sunday, we had to pull out winter clothes. If I had my way, we wouldn't need winter clothes, just summer.

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The Ladies of the Elks, BPOE 2309, will be holding its fifth annual craft fair at the Bowie Elks Lodge, Route 450 in Crofton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. Table space is still available to rent. For more information, call 262-4718 or 262-3834.

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The Crofton Scrabble Club meets the second Friday of the month at Davidsonville Holy Family Catholic Church and the fourth Friday of the month at the Crofton Country Club. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. For information, call Mary Lou Goetze at 798-4627.

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The newly formed Crofton Jaycees have scheduled a membership meeting for 7:30 p.m. Monday at Crofton Town Hall for anyone between the ages of 21 and 39 interested in getting involved with the community while learning new skills and meeting people. For information, call Dana Tropp at 923-1313.

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The Greater Crofton Newcomers Club, which includes both old and new members of the Crofton community, has planned several events for fall. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at various locations. A family picnic is still in the works for some time this month.

The club sponsors a variety of groups, such as Moms & Tots, a Book Club and the popular Gourmet Club.

The club president for 1993-'94 is Brenda Reiber. For more information, call 721-3463.

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Crofton's annual Halloween parade will be back in town Oct. 30, walking down Crofton Parkway from the village green and ending up at Crofton Elementary school. First- and second-place awards will be given for the most unusual, best traditional and TV cartoon character costumes.

All invitations to local clubs and organizations have been mailed out. If your group did not receive one and would like to participate, call parade chair Linda VanSickel at 721-1302.

As always, there is no entrance fee for participation in the parade. Start time is set for noon at the village green.

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United We Stand, a national coalition that grew out of Ross Perot's 1992 presidential race, will elect a coordinator for the 5th Congressional District at a meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crofton Library in the Crofton Shopping Center off Route 3.

The Crofton chapter normally meets the third Monday of the month at the Crofton library. Del. Elizabeth S. Smith, R-Davidsonville, will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting, set for 7 p.m. Monday. For more information about the group, call 721-9658.

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The Bowie/Crofton Significant Others Support (SOS) Group for Multiple Sclerosis will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road, Bowie. For more information, call 927-0458.

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The Equilibrium Horse Center, 1685 Underwood Road in Gambrills, will present a cross-country clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The show is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Christy DeMore at 721-0885.

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A Halloween story time will be held at the Crofton library from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, for ages 3-5. An evening session will be held for ages 2-6 at 7 p.m. The library staff invites all children to attend in costume for spooky stories.

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The Crofton Runners club held its last race of the season last month.

The men's 5-mile winner was John Heslin. The first four finishers in the 29-and-under age group were Tom Clowes, Roger Hardy, Sean Lynam and David Bonney. Winners in the 30-39 age group were Simon Stephenson, Eric D'Antonio, Danny Nucci and Russell Garrett. Gene Adcock, Paul Garner, Robert Bailey and John DiGiovanni were top finishers in the 40-49 age group.

Dick Miller, Don Singer, Tom Sitze and Andy Collins topped the 50-59 group, while the 60-and-over group winners included Tom Jones, John Mulqueen, Sid Conger and Bill Burlison.

The men's 2-miler was won by Webster Power, with J. J. Wetzel and Tom Jacob following. Winners among women included Regina Powell, Shelby Miller, Ann Adelson, Julie Bailey, Cathy Hibberd and Milissa Jacob. The women's two-miler was won by Kathleen Weber.

Plans are in the works to restart next year on the second Saturday morning of April. For more information, call 721-0595 or 621-7302.

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The group Children with Attention Deficit Disorder will meet at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive at 7:30 p.m Thursday. Effective classroom management and teaching strategies for children with ADD will be presented. Teachers are welcome to attend. For more information, call 721-2468 or 721-5376.

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Don't forget about the Crofton Athletic Council's walk-in registration for winter sports from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Sports include basketball, basketball, cheerleading and wrestling. For more information, call Sue at 261-0196.

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