Now that the rain is out of the forecast, we can start to have some summer fun!
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Department Carnival starts tonight and remains in town through Monday.
For just $8, you can ride all the rides you can get to between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight. Wednesday night, the price of ride tickets is reduced.
Monday, the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company's Memorial Day Fireman's Parade starts at the Odenton Shopping Center at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds up Route 175 to the firehouse.
For more information, call the fire department at 674-4444.
* The Odenton Family Development Community and Odenton Elementary School are sponsoring a child-parent activity hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the school for 4- and
5-year-olds who will be attending kindergarten there next year and their parents.
Care for children of other ages will be available at the school. Please bring infants in strollers or infant seats.
* Cub Scout Pack 127 of Odenton has scheduled a flea market for a.m to 2 p.m. June 10 at the Odenton Shopping Center. Space can be rented through this month for $12. In June, the price goes to $15. For more information or to reserve a space, call (301) 912-3103.
* The Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club is sponsoring the county's first Open Versatility Horse Show and Flea Market Saturday at the Anne Arundel County Fair Grounds in Crownsville.
Registration will open at 8 a.m., and the show will begin at 10 a.m.
Susan O'Brien, club president, said the show is designed to demonstrate the versatility of various breeds of horses. Riders can enter the same horse in a variety of classes, including English, western, driving, trail, pleasure and jumping.
The show also includes breed classes for Morgan and Tennessee walking horses. The show offers novice and more experienced riders the opportunity to compete in an enjoyable, low-pressure event.
versatility award will be given to the horse and rider entering and accumulating the highest points in required categories.
Although proper boots and headgear are required for safety, full equestrian suits and habits are not required. "Some people will be riding in sweat shirts and jeans," Ms. O'Brien said.
The club charges an entry fee of $5 per class for each horse, or $30 for all classes.
In addition, the club is sponsoring an equine flea market and has invited artisans who make horse-related gift items.
Table space is available for artisans at $10 each. Commercial vendors are welcome also for $25.
Arrangements can be made at the show booth Saturday or by calling Ms. O'Brien at (410) 349-1350.
* The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce is helping Crofton Middle School organize Career Day, to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the school.
If you would like to share your professional experience with the eighth-graders, call Sheila Schneider at the chamber office, 721-9131.