A warm, sunny day near the water, a picnic lunch and the sound of community bands playing favorites -- what more could you ask for?
Downs Park will be the site Sunday for an afternoon of music as the county celebrates Maryland Community Band Day.
Eight community-based concert bands from all over the state will be performing 45-minute sets in the bayside amphitheater. Big band tunes, classical, contemporary and Broadway tunes, and traditional marches will be played.
The day will begin at noon with the Calvert Community Band. The Baltimore Symphonic Band will follow at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., the Southern Maryland Concert Band will take to the stage. Montgomery Village Community Band will perform at 3 p.m.; the Columbia Concert Band at 4 p.m.; the Bel Air Concert Band at 5 p.m.; Rockville Concert Band at 6 p.m.; and Annapolis' own Bay Winds Concert Band (the host band for the day) will wrap things up with a concert that begins at 7 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission to the concerts is free, but regular park entry fees will be charged.
The Hunters Harbor Improvement Association is sponsoring a flea market and bake sale starting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow under the community beach pavilion off Mallard Drive. The rain date is July 23.
In addition to lots of secondhand items, there will be crafts, things for kids and a community white elephant table. Refreshments will be sold.
To reach the pavilion, take Mountain Road east, turn right on Hickory Point Road, left on Thies Drive, right on Mallard Drive. The beach area is at the end of Mallard Drive. Parking is available.
Proceeds will benefit the association's beach fund.
Call 255-5957 or 255-4695 for information.
The Ladies Guild of Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church will serve its last all-you-can-eat breakfast bonanza (before a well-deserved summer break) from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church, Third Avenue and Beach Streets in Chelsea Beach.
The cost is $4 for adults, and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Youngsters 4 and under can eat for free.
The menu features eggs any style, French toast, chipped beef, sausage, home fries, pancakes, toast, homemade biscuits, juice, coffee and tea. A baked goods table also will be featured.
Monthly breakfasts will resume in September.
Information: 255-4049 or 360-8552.
The Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor Super Sunday Bingo starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Solley Road fire hall.
Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, beverage and dessert.
Tickets are $20 and include bingo cards and dinner.
Proceeds will benefit the fire company.
Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council 10966 Knights of Columbus has elected officers for the coming year: Leonard Switala, grand knight; Dan Deters, deputy grand knight; Ed Walton, chancellor; and Frank Buber, warden.
Mr. Switala said that the success of the local council is due to the dedication of time and talents by members.
"We especially thank past grand knight Bob Cleckner, Chris Hayes, our financial secretary, and Ken Sassaman, district deputy, for all of their help that has helped make our council a success," he said.
Catholic men interested in the council can contact Mr. Switala at 437-1216 for more details.