SOME THINGS in Western Howard County are just too good to miss.
To wit, the Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church Fall Festival is a holiday by itself.
Visit the festival to purchase homemade cakes, pies, breads, sticky buns, candies, jams, cookies and apple dumplings. Browse through crafts, stitchery, candles, books, jewelry, dried flower arrangements, and plants. Take an old fashioned buggy ride and dine on crab cakes, ham and the Jennings Chapel famous chicken corn soup.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, church members will welcome you.
The church, founded in 1854, is at 2601 Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine, a scenic eight-minute ride west of Route 97.
Among the best trips offered by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks this fall are those led by local historian Joetta Cramm right here at home.
Her trip for adults Nov. 9 includes the scenic roads of Cooksville and Glenelg, where she will point out western Howard County historic sites.
The tour costs $13 and leaves by school bus at 9: 30 a.m. from the George Howard Building and is to return at 1 p.m.
Call the registration desk at 313-7275 for information.
Oyster and ham dinner
Lisbon United Methodist Church holds its semiannual oyster and ham dinner from 1: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Saturday.
Feast on oysters and ham, homemade cole slaw, Jell-O and potato salads, green beans, corn, rolls, relishes, iced tea and coffee.
Eat family style at the church, or take your food home.
The church is on Route 144, between Routes 94 and 97 in Lisbon, next to Lisbon Elementary School. Tickets are $9 per adult and $4 per child.
Teaching kids to think
Many parents set great store on developing their child's critical thinking skills.
It's a challenge that Kevin O'Reilly, a high school teacher who is also a nationally known expert on the subject, will discuss with parents at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 24.
The free program is a service of Glenelg Country School, which invites parents to attend.
At the presentation, called "Raising Our Children for the 21st Century: Encouraging Independent Thinking," O'Reilly will discuss how to help children interpret information and think for themselves.
Call David Weeks at 531-5775 for information or reservations.
Turkey and ham shoots
Dayton's Rod and Gun Club continues its weekly Sunday afternoon turkey and ham shoots for those who enjoy target shooting with their 12-gauge shotguns.
You can watch the games or join them at 1 p.m. every Sunday.
Each of the 20 shoots has a winner who goes home with a turkey or a ham.
The crowd mingles, talks and enjoys purchased refreshments.
Call Paul Brown at 531-3238.
Halloween at the library
"Goblins and Goodies Galore" is the Howard County Library's offering for children ages 2 to 5 this month.
The program will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Lisbon Community Library. Register now.
Clarksville's Boy Scout Troop 737 proudly held an Eagle Court of Honor for Jason Shown last weekend.
Jason's Eagle project included landscaping and erosion control improvements at Piney Run Park, from the lake to the picnic area.
Troop members elected Tim Winters Senior Patrol Leader recently. He follows Erik Cannon in this position.
Pub Date: 10/17/96