Autism Society's Christmas craft show offers unique gifts, food, music

NEIGHBORS

November 25, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Turkey Day with all of the trimmings is here: a few hours to give thanks around the table with family and friends, to reflect and relax, before embarking on the rush of Christmas activities.

Smart shoppers completed their gift lists long ago. But the majority of us will be out in full force tomorrow, jamming the malls, searching for that perfect gift.

If you're looking for something unique, shop at the annual Christmas craft show, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Autism Society and scheduled from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday at Earleigh Heights fire hall on Ritchie Highway.

More than 50 artisans will display their crafts, including stained glass, wooden items and hundreds of holiday decorations.

Santa Claus will be on hand to meet and greet young visitors from noon to 2 p.m. Snapshots are encouraged, so please bring your own camera.

At 11 a.m., the Chesapeake High School Vocal Ensemble will serenade shoppers with a medley of Christmas carols.

Food from What's Your Beef, refreshments and a bake table will also be featured.

Proceeds will benefit chapter activities.

Information: Roxanne Simmons, 544-3452.

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Pasadena Elementary School, 105 Spruce Ave., is sponsoring a Santa's Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Friday.

Craft items, baked goods and refreshments will be available.

Youngsters can shop for inexpensive gifts for family and friends in the Secret Workshop. Free gift wrapping is available.

Information: Eileen Eaton, 544-6851.

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Make some extra cash for the holidays at the Stoney Creek Democratic Club's two-day flea market extravaganza from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, at the club home, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road.

Rent a table for $9 a day. Sellers who participate both days can leave their merchandise overnight Saturday. The doors will open at 6 a.m. for setup.

2& Reservations: Rich Ames, 437-9388.

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St. Jane Frances Parish will play host to a Renaissance Advent concert starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the church, 8499 Virginia Ave.

Organist Peggy Hass-Howell, recording artist and teacher at Peabody Conservatory, will be joined by an eight-piece brass ensemble in performing organ and brass pieces from Gabrieli, Dukas, Handel and Richard Strauss as well as traditional Christmas pieces.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for children. Family discounts are available.

& Information: 255-4646.

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Cub Scout Pack 829 will have a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Lauer's Super Thrift on Edwin Raynor Boulevard.

Along with dozens of deliciously sweet goodies and treats, the pack also will offer fresh Christmas wreath kits. The kit costs $15 and includes a fresh 20-foot evergreen wreath, red bow and eight pinecones.

At last week's pack meeting, several scouts received badges, and Bob Noeth was induced as an assistant den leader.

Bobby Jones, Stephen Kocevar, Christopher McCormick, Bobby Noeth, Mark Pacek and David Walker received Bobcat badges.

Casey Concannon, George Cowan, John Ellis, Ryan Hoffman, Jesse Johnson and Nick Johnson received Webelos citizen and communicator badges. Andrew Rainer received the Readyman badge. Matthew Wurzberger received the Artist badge.

& Information: 255-8675.

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The Northeast High School PTSA Caring and Sharing Committee will begin collecting food, clothing and toys to be donated to the homeless and two local families for the holidays. Donations maybe dropped off at the school.

Coats, hats, gloves, blankets of any size and toiletries are needed for homeless individuals.

The local families that have been "adopted" have young children.

"We're looking for boys and girls clothing, toys, games, a Christmas tree and food for a holiday dinner basket," said Carlene Heilman, committee chairman. "The Northeast community has always been open and supportive of our students' efforts to help others in the past, and this year will be no different."

Call Heilman, 437-6400, for more information.

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Parents of students at Chesapeake High School are invited to a meeting to learn about the progress of the four-period day.

The meetings will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in the school auditorium.

Information: 255-9600.

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Five students at Northeast High School have been recognized for their performance on the college-level advanced placement examinations. The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement: scholar with distinction, scholar with honor, and scholar.

Jason Farinelli was named scholar with honor award by earning grades of 3 or above on four or more advanced placement exams, with an average exam grade of at least 3.25.

Qualifying for the scholar award, for students who completed three or more advanced placement exams with grades of 3 or higher, were George Buch, Shannon Davis, Michelle DeRidder and William Harrison.

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