Club to participate in Herb Day at 1840 House


June 02, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS MONTH, the school year comes to an end for most students and many community clubs call a halt to meetings for the summer.

But for members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, it's full speed ahead as they enter their most active season of the year, the highlight being their participation Saturday in Herb Day at the 1840 House.

Come and see what the excitement is about from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as they join with the Baltimore City Life Museums, 33 S. Front St., to celebrate the uses of herbs.

Look for potted herbs, fresh and dried herbs, crafts designed by members and "tussie mussie" nosegays.

Demonstrations and lectures include "Herbal Arrangements" by Richard Hood, "Wreath Making" by Lola Zabetakis, "Potpourri" by Lois Wilson, "Vinegar Making" by Cindy Swiss and "Hearth Cooking With Herbs" by Sue Latini.

Latini, chairwoman of the event, will be using herbs in her 19th-century recipes as she cooks on the open hearth in the basement of the 1840 House.

Visitors will be treated to music by Cindy Swiss and are invited to stop by the Herb Cafe, where herbal treats will be available. You will also have an opportunity to speak to club members about starting your own garden. Children will get involved in hands-on activities.

Herb Day activities will take place rain or shine. Admission to Herb Day includes admission to the five museums on site, including the new Morton K. Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center.

For information on Herb Day, call Latini at 766-1463. For directions to the 1840 House, call 396-3526.

The club will have its regular business meeting Friday at the Ferndale Senior Center. The time has been changed to 8: 30 a.m. so members can leave at 9 a.m. to car-pool to Maryland's Herb Basket in Millington. Lunch reservations must be made by Wednesday.

-! Call June Burton at 766-8113.

Fund-raiser Saturday

The Friends of Monocacy Battlefield will have a book signing and fund-raiser from 12: 30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday at Toomey's Bookshop in the Shipley- Linthicum Shopping Center on Camp Meade Road.

Jerry L. Harlowe, editor of "Monocacy: a Sketch of the Battle of Monocacy Md.," will be the featured guest.

The author, Pvt. Alfred C. Roe, Company A of the 9th New York Heavy Artillery, describes his experiences from his enlistment through his involvement in some of the heaviest fighting during the Battle of Monocacy.

Harlowe has enhanced this story with an introduction and brief history of Roe and his regiment. For those interested in railroading or Maryland history, there are several rare photographs of the rail line from Baltimore to Frederick dating from the early 1800s. Also included are detailed descriptions of Roe's steamer trip to Baltimore, the train ride through Howard County to Monocacy junction and the march through Frederick City to the battlefield.

The Friends of Monocacy Battlefield is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and interpretation of the battlefield. Harlowe has agreed to donate book royalties to the group. The book, published by Toomey Press, costs $10.50.

& Information: 850-0831.

Spaghetti dinners

If spaghetti with all the trimmings is your idea of a perfect dinner, here are two suggestions.

The United Methodist Men of Ferndale United Methodist Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Saturday in fellowship hall.

Dinner includes salad, drinks and dessert. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

The church is at 117 Ferndale Road. Tickets can be purchased at the church office, or by calling 761-2880.

The Social Ministry Committee of St. John Lutheran Church is having a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dinner includes salad, beverage, bread and butter. A bake table will be available for dessert to eat there or take home.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for youngsters 3 and younger. Carryout will be available.

The church is at 300 W. Maple Road. Information: 859-0020.

Church to hold spring fair

Peace Lutheran Church is having its annual spring fair, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes a rummage sale, country store, bake table, games for children and food. Items will be auctioned at the end of the day by local businesses. Included are two Cal Ripken books for children to bid on. Lois Nicholson, a media specialist for the county, is the author of one, "Cal Ripken Jr., Quiet Hero."

The church is at 416 Wellham Ave. Information: 766-3283 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week.

Strawberry festival

Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, is having a strawberry festival and flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Hot dogs, drinks and baked goods can be eaten as you browse for a bargain.

Tables rent for $10. Information: the church office, 789-2422; or .. Nancy Hopkins, 789-1337.

AARP chapter plans party

American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244 will celebrate its 21st birthday Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church. Information: 789-1588.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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