With athletic demonstrations, an art show, crafts, games, a cakewalk and a pie-eating contest, the Point Pleasant Elementary School Spring Carnival promises something for everyone Saturday.
The day's activities start at 9 a.m. in the secondary building, with a physical education program showcasing the student's athletic abilities.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the carnival and craft show will be open. A student art work will be on display in the primary building.
Food and game tickets will be sold for four for $1. The number of tickets for each activity varies.
This year the carnival committee has added some new activities: a radar gun to measure the speed of a throw; a pie-eating contest at 11 a.m.; and a cakewalk at 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers are still needed for everything from setting-up to working the game booths to cleaning-up. To volunteer, call Bob Blake, 760-7379.
As a way of fulfilling part of their service learning requirement, ninth-grade students at Glen Burnie Senior High will be collecting nonperishable food and assorted sundries Thursday through May 13. The donations will be distributed through the North County Emergency Outreach Network.
Every morning during first period, class members will collect donations, said faculty member Courtney Moore.
"We're asking students to bring in nonperishables foods like canned goods and boxed foods," said Moore. "We're also asking for items like paper towels, tissues, shampoos and other toiletries."
The students have set a goal of one ton of donations.
For information on donations, call the school office, 761-8950.
Young ladies between the ages of 9 and 12 or 16 to 21 are invited to compete in the fourth annual Miss Glen Burnie Fire Prevention Pageant on June 4 at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's hall, 19 Crain Highway.
"Contestants are judged on their knowledge of fire prevention, not beauty," said event coordinator Dawn Franklin. "All classes and informational materials will be provided by the Glen Burnie ,, Volunteer Fire Company."
The winners of the pageant will serve as an ambassador of fire safety -- speaking at schools, civic associations and service clubs. In addition, they will represent Glen Burnie in the countywide pageant later in the summer.
The deadline for registration is tomorrow. For information, call Franklin at 760-3680.
Members of the congregation of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church are heralding their spring cleaning efforts with a flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church hall, Second Avenue and Crain Highway.
Sales of household items, clothing and toys donated by the church members will benefit the vacation Bible school program.
Shoppers also will find crafts, baked goods, plants and flowers and home made ice cream.
While browsing through the sale, guests can have their car washed for a donation.
For information, call the church office, 761-4381.
Maryland Manor Convalescent Center is combining its annual Spring Fling with a celebration of the center's 20th anniversary, June 4.
The entire event has been expanded to include more of the neighboring community, said Sherril Rundle, activity director.
Activities include a craft show, classic car show and a puppet show. A pet parade will highlight four-legged visitors from the Department of Aging's Pets on Wheels program.
Spaces for craftsmen and women are still available at a reduced price of $15 per space. Crafters will receive a free continental breakfast and lunch.
The center is at 7575 East Howard Road in Marley. To reserve a craft space, call Rundle, 768-8200.
Vocalist Renee Rowan will entertain at the Mother/Daughter Banquet, sponsored by the Abundant Life Church, 7 p.m. tomorrow at Michael's Eighth Avenue.
Presenting a message of hope and joy, Rowan sings soulful songs of worship as well as up-tempo music.
Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased through the church office, 761-9075.
The South Glen Burnie Coin Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. so members and prospective members can examine the items being auctioned.
0 For information, call Jim Osborne, 766-2574.