Historian to speak Monday on merchant and farm tokens


September 17, 1996|By Vicki A. Wellford | Vicki A. Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOCAL HISTORIAN Will Mumford will be the speaker at the Odenton Heritage Society meeting at 7 p.m., Monday at the Odenton library.

Mumford will discuss "Merchant and Farm Tokens from Odenton and Surrounding Areas."

Mumford, a retired professor of engineering at Anne Arundel Community College and Chesapeake College, is a past president of the Anne Arundel Historical Society.

At the meeting, tickets will be sold for a drawing for a handcrafted Battenburg lace tea set and tea service. The set includes an exquisite Battenburg lace tablecloth, napkins and tea cozy crafted by heritage member Sally Shoemaker.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call society president Donna Donaldson at (410) 551-8913.

Business mixer

The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce will hold a business mixer from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. tonight at Carlos Interiors, 2421 Crofton Lane, Suite 15, in Crofton.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call Sheila Schneider at the chamber office, (410) 721-9131.

Living facility briefing

The Greater Odenton Improvement Association will hold a membership meeting at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Hall.

Ron Sams of the First Lutheran Church in Odenton will give a briefing on an alternative living facility to be run by Other Options. The facility, in a house owned by the church on Beverly Avenue in Odenton, will be home to up to three mentally retarded youths, with a fourth bed for respite care. The goal is for the church to play a part in the integration of the residents back into the community. There will be six full-time staff members who will provide care around the clock.

The other speaker will be County Executive John G. Gary, who will discuss issues of interest to West County residents and answer questions.

Organ recital

Roman Krasnowski will give a free organ recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 956 Patuxent Road in Odenton.

Krasnowski was born in Ukraine and lives in Israel. An accompanist for orchestras in Europe and Israel, his interest is in modern classical music, particularly the works of Olivier Messiaen and Francis Poulenc.

Polynesian revue

Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton is sponsoring a Polynesian Revue and Luau from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Odenton Fire Hall.

The cost is $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $10 for children under.

Proceeds benefit the church. For tickets or more information, call Helen Donovan (410) 551-6187 or Dorothy Meritt, (410) 674-2880.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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