Kick off your holiday shopping with two weekend craft shows


November 15, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE'S NOTHING like a good crafts show to get the weekend started. And this weekend you can take your pick of two. Or go to both -- they're just down the road from each other.

You might want to start the day with the hearty all-you-can eat breakfast at Magothy Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, from 7 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m.

Sunset Elementary School PTA is having its holiday crafts show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It has attracted more than 50 artisans who will sell American Girl doll clothes, homemade candy, fabric lamp shades, dried flowers, ceramics, jewelry and other gifts for the holidays.

Homemade baked goods, food and refreshments will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the school's cultural arts programs. The school is at 8572 Fort Smallwood Road.

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Christmas craft show is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road.

Along with holiday decorations and gifts, the group will sell its new cookbook for $10. Food and refreshments will also be sold.

American Education Week

Want to find out more about your child's school? Take the opportunity to visit during American Education Week next week.

Most schools have scheduled visiting days and hours. Ask your child, check the school newsletter or call the school office for details.

Collections for needy

Many local churches, schools and organizations are collecting food, clothes and gifts to help our neighbors in need.

The Harvest for the Hungry program is accepting donations of nonperishable food items and checks payable to Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

To organize a food drive in your community or business or for more details, call Rich Dobry, 437-0289. Checks may be sent to 2152 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena 21122.

The Human Relations committees at Fort Smallwood and Lake Shore elementary schools are sponsoring a Caring and Sharing Food Drive next week.

Students will seek donations from family and neighbors to help in this project.

Other contributors can drop off nonperishable foods at either school during regular hours.

L For more details, call Carolyn Keenen, 222-6450 or 222-6465.

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will celebrate its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in West Baltimore this year.

Organizers plan to serve about 300 diners.

Donations of turkeys are needed. The church also will distribute holiday baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas and gifts to "Angel Families."

To donate or for more details, call the church, 255-1070.

The St. Vincent de Paul ministry at St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach is accepting donations of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies for distribution in the community.

For more details, call the rectory, 255-4646.

The Galilee Lutheran Church Men's Group will cook and serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Nov. 23 to help the youth group purchase items for Christmas baskets for the needy.

The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, creamed chipped beef, fruit, toast, orange juice and coffee.

The cost is $4 for adults, $2.50 for children younger than 12.

The church is at 4652 Mountain Road.

For more details, call the church, 255-8236 or Ken Gast, 255-4815.

Pub Date: 11/15/96

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