The Crabtowne Big Band to perform in concert at park

NEIGHBORS

August 08, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

The Concert in the Park's "perennial favorite," The Crabtowne Big Band, returns again this year.

The swinging sounds of the music of Glen Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in Linthicum Park.

The 18-member band has been

together for about 12 years and is an attraction at the Maryland Inn in Annapolis every Wednesday, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Concert-goers are welcome to bring a picnic supper to enjoy under the trees. Please bring blankets and chairs for seating.

The concert will be canceled if it rains.

The Concerts in the Park series has been arranged by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights music committee, led by Jo Barker and Dolores Schuman.

Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue next to the water tower. Turn off Camp Meade Road (Route 170) at the fire department.

For more information, please call 850-3308 or 789-7546.

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Experts have said that reading aloud to children is an excellent activity to help them build reading skills.

If summer days are getting a little long and children are looking for something else to do, introduce them to a new book. And, if parents or older brothers or sisters read to the younger ones, the Anne Arundel County Library has a few tips to make the reading session beneficial.

When reading aloud to children: set a regular time and quiet, comfortable place to read together; be enthusiastic about books; choose books your child or you both like; try to read together at least 15 minutes a day; talk about the story as you read; ask questions; have your child predict what's going to happen next; be dramatic; stop if your child gets restless; have fun reading together and visit the library often.

The library staff will be glad to help you. Ask at the information desk; they can direct you to a new book or magazine.

Our local branch is at 400 Shipley Road on the corner of Hammonds Ferry Road. They are open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For information, call 222-6265.

* A free program for children will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Linthicum branch.

Children ages 2 to 6 will be read stories, and can participate in songs.

Parents of 2- and 3-year-olds must accompany their children. Parents of older children are welcome to attend as well.

Registration is not required, however, seating is available on a first come, first-served basis.

For additional information, call 222-6265.

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The Friendship Squares Square Dance Club will perform a demonstration from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Mall.

For more information, call Donald and Linda Hampshire at 760-9518.

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