Trips to Virginia plantation, Kentucky on tap


April 21, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

READY FOR a trip? If you want to get away for only a day, or a little longer, there are two nice trips being planned.

The Friendly Thyme Herb Club is planning a day trip to the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va., for a tour of the house and elegant gardens and to attend the Goose Creek Guild Herb Fair and Sale. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. May 18 from the Ferndale Senior Center and will return at 6 p.m.

Oatlands is a stately mansion built in 1804 by George Carter and occupied by his family until 1897. It was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis in 1903 and today houses their collection of French and American art and antiques.

The grounds of Oatlands include terraced formal gardens as well as rose, herb, children's and English cottage gardens. Other historic buildings on the property are an 1820 laundry, greenhouse and smokehouse.

The herb fair offers club members the chance to shop from plant and craft vendors. A variety of herbs and other plants, including cuttings from Oatlands gardens, will be sold. A light herbal lunch, baked goods, lectures, demonstrations and music are planned. The guild also is offering an English afternoon tea, served in the garden.

Cost is $20 for the bus trip and guided tour of the house. Information: 859-3569.

Louisville in June

The Ferndale Roadrunners is sponsoring a five-day, four-night trip to Louisville, Ky., from June 17 to 21. It leaves from and returns to the Ferndale Senior Center.

Tours of Louisville, the Kentucky Horse Park, Churchill Downs, Oscar Getz Museum and the Hillerich & Bradsby Baseball Bat Factory are on the agenda. Most meals are included in the $400 ticket.

Information: 761-0484.

Subscriber sign-up

If you are not a subscriber to the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum performances but have been thinking about signing up for next season, now is a good time. If you subscribe at Saturday's 8 p.m. concert at North County High School, you will be admitted free that night.

Performing will be the Sounds of New Orleans. The group, one of the oldest established bands on Bourbon Street, plays a full range of jazz standards, Dixieland, ragtime and rhythm and blues.

The Annapolis Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker" and the Mac Frampton Trio are among the concerts scheduled for next season. Subscriptions are $23, but if you subscribe by May 31 they are $20.

Information: , 859-8063.

'Flowers on a Shoestring'

Jay Hudson, from Evergreen Gene's Nursery in Glen Burnie, will present the program "Flowers on a Shoestring" at a meeting of the Ferndale Garden Club at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Mr. Hudson will discuss the different varieties of flowering vines, how to plant them and the environments they need.

Members will discuss the azalea tour and Ferndale Day on May 18.

Lynn Menefee, Lynn Bowen and Pat Gaitley are hostesses for the meeting. The horticultural report will be given by Marge Dishman.

Guests are invited. Information: 987-6483.

'Divine Drama'

Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave., is conducting a Bible study on "Divine Drama" starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Mark Chavez said the program will show how our daily lives fit into the Bible story.

Everyone is welcome. Information: 766-3283.

Craft show, flea market

Crafts, flea market items, baked goods and refreshments will be available Saturday at the craft show and flea market sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PTA fund-raiser

The Linthicum Elementary School PTA will hold a fund-raiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Burger King on Nursery Road. "Springtime Fun" is the theme for the evening.

All students from Linthicum who attend that night will receive a "no homework" pass. The restaurant will donate part of its earnings during the three hours.

Restaurant donation

The St. Philip Neri Home School Association is sponsoring a fund-raiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Roy Rogers in the Burwood Plaza. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all revenue to the school.

Pub Date: 4/21/96

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