Church bazaars offer opportunities to hunt bargains

NEIGHBORS

November 29, 1993|By JEAN LESLIE

I spent a recent Saturday afternoon exploring church craft sales, finding a beautiful hand-knit cap at a very reasonable price made my hunt worthwhile. I should have bought four of them.

Here's another bazaar coming our way: The Church of the Resurrection is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to coincide with Resurrection School's greens sale.

It's the first year after a long hiatus that they've organized a bazaar. Parishioners will offer 25 tables of hand-made items. Some of the merchandise includes jewelry, Christmas decorative items, knitted and crocheted goodies.

The church is located at 3175 Paulskirk Road in Ellicott City.

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And while we're on the topic of holiday shopping, do check out Historic Ellicott City's Midnight Madness on Friday 6 p.m. to midnight.

Main Street merchants go out of their way to make shoppers cozy, and it seems like everyone in the county is there, so you'll see old friends.

This year the merchants have extended the madness into

"Hospitality Weekend," on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Epiphany Lutheran Church at 9122 Sybert Drive, Columbia Hills in Ellicott City will sponsor its annual Sour Beef/Roast Beef and Potato Dumplings Dinner this Sat., Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Carry-outs and delicious desserts are also available, and as a concession to the little ones, hot dogs are offered on a children's menu.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years. Children under 4 are admitted free.

Epiphany Church is situated near the intersection of Route 108 and Bendix Road, just east of Route 29.

For information, call Pastor David Berg at 730-6626.

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Do you know a kid who's crazy about baseball or football cards?

The Dugout Sportscard Store in Ellicott City's Chatham Mall has something for that kid -- Collector's Club, to be started up in January.

Once-a-week meetings will feature discussions of card handling, storage, trading, and ways to read price guides.

Each meeting will close with a show-and-tell session to allow the club members to crow about their collections.

Details will be available in the store in December. Tentative plans are to accommodate about 20 members in Monday evening meetings.

For more information, call The Dugout at 461-8664.

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Two Howard County artists are holding gallery showings next month.

Alice Webb of Ellicott City is showing her paintings at Slayton House Galleries in Wilde Lake village in Columbia from Dec 1 to Jan. 1. The opening reception will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Ms. Webb is a signature member and the president of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and a member of other watercolor societies. She has exhibited her work in numerous shows on the local, national and international level.

Her many awards include a recent third-place in the Louisiana Watercolor Society's 23rd International Exhibit in New Orleans.

The versatile Ms. Webb will be published in the February 1994 issue of "Artist's Magazine," in which she explains her working and teaching methods. The article will present her newest paintings, some of which are featured in the Slayton House exhibit.

Photographer Natalie Harvey, who also writes the East Columbia neighborhood column for The Sun, will hang her work in the Howard County Department of Education Gallery in Ellicott City during the month of December.

Her two exhibits include one collection of East Coast religious facilities and a pictorial history of Howard County homes, farms and their owners and schools before the advent of Columbia.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located in the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 and Cedar Lane. For information call 313-6600.

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At 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, the yearly "Messiah Sing-In" presents us with the opportunity to sing Handel's beloved "Messiah" with professional soloists and a 20-piece orchestra.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will provide the place and musical scores. Admission is free.

The church sits at the intersection of Route 29 and St. John's Lane in Ellicott City.

For more information, call Heather Schoeny at 740-5486.

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Centennial High School's drama department is preparing its first production of the year.

"The Foreigner," a Larry Slove comedy, will be staged on Dec. 9, 10, and 11 with show time set at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

For the seven roles in this production, 127 students auditioned.

The actors chosen were Gabe Veneziano, Mike Offenheiser, Chad Hawthorne, Genevieve Baer, Amy Couchoud, John Potocke and Ryan Pierce.

As its spring musical, the drama department will produce the comedy "Sugar," which is Marilyn Monroe's "Some Like It Hot" set to music.

That's something to look forward to.

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