Artisans to show work at North County High's bazaar



The holidays are just around the corner, and many of our neighbors have begun shopping for family and friends.

Handcrafted treasures from 60-plus artisans will be on display at the 11th annual Beary Best Craft Bazaar.

The event will be held at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave., Ferndale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Concession goodies and a luncheon by North County Knights Parents' Club will be available.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: The PTA would like to thank everyone who helped make the recent Pizza and Games Night a success. A thank you is extended to Just Winging It pet store for donating prizes for a game.

* The PTA Executive Board will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow. A general PTA meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Students who sold $200 worth of merchandise or more for the fall fund-raiser are invited to "Jump for George" at the PTA meeting. Students will leap and try to snag dollar bills.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Fall fund-raising items may be picked up by a parent or guardian at the school between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, or 3 p.m. and 6 p.m tomorrow.

* It's Burger King Night again. Have dinner at the Nursery Road location between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight and help support the PTA. Students' names will be entered in a raffle to win a hTC Thanksgiving centerpiece or other prizes. Burger King also is sponsoring a raffle for a Thanksgiving turkey.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: The PTSA Executive Board and CAC will meet at 7 p.m. today at the school.


North County High School news: Congratulations to Corey Fowler and Melanie Douglas who were crowned king and queen at the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 30. Runners-up for this honor were Chris Cosentino and April Hall.

* The Parents' Club Executive Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room. A general meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Last-minute details of the coming craft show will be discussed.

* Tickets for the annual fall sports banquet will be on sale today during lunch periods. Tickets are $8 per person and must be purchased in advance. The banquet takes place at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Michael's Eighth Avenue. All members of the fall sports teams will be recognized at this event.


St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, 410 Jeffrey St., will welcome author Richard Stack and his pet Josh, the Wonder Dog. The author and his dog will be with students in kindergarten through eighth grade at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Stack, author of "The Doggonest Christmas," will sign copies of his books and allow students to pet Josh. Stack is trying to get Josh recognized in the Guinness Book of Records as the "most petted dog."


Harbor Hospital Center news: The center is offering a free community program called "Let's Talk Turkey," from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glen Burnie Mall. The program is to help people reduce holiday overeating and change poor eating habits.

A cholesterol test using the more accurate blood-draw method will be offered for $2. The hospital will have health experts available to answer questions and share cooking and eating tips during the holidays. Packets that include low-fat and low-cholesterol recipes will be available. For more information, or to have a holiday packet sent to you, call 347-2563.

* Residents are encouraged to call for a free copy of the panel card, "Heart Smart Substitutes." In addition to providing suggested substitutes for recipe ingredients, the card has baking hints for people who need to limit fat and salt intake.

Information: 347-2563.


Arundel Improvement Association seniors will have their annual Thanksgiving dinner at noon Nov. 16.

Members are allowed to bring one prospective member as a guest. The guest must be a county resident, 55 years or older. The center is at 705 Cross St.

Information: 789-2192.


C.A.S.O.S. (Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services) meets regularly around the county.

Members socialize, take trips, play bingo and have luncheons and speakers to keep them informed of changes that affect their lives.

C.A.S.O.S. stocks handmade craft items at its novelty store on the ground floor of the Arundel Center North. County residents 55 or older may join.

For more information, call Frances Jones, at 761-1769.


The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave.

The speaker will be Doris McQuigan, from the Concerned Citizens for a Better Brooklyn Association.

Association dues are still being collected. The cost is $4 per family.

* This also will be the last chance to purchase or order luminary candles for the Christmas holiday. The kit consists of 10 candles, cups and bags and can be purchased for $4.


The Belle Grove Improvement Association will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School.

Ed Stefankiewicz, a member of the Olde Brooklyn Park Security Patrol, will discuss the purpose and goals of the group.

Association officers for next year also will be nominated.


A Harvest Festival will be sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the social hall.

Buy Christmas decorations, books, crafts, religious gifts, baked goods and more. Lunch also will also be offered at 11 a.m.

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