Notables doing 7 holiday shows


November 24, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE NOTABLES was a group of 12 that got together to provide a musical program for the Patapsco Valley Chapter No. 3850 of the American Association of Retired Persons. Since that Charter Day 10 years ago, the group has grown to more than 50. Charles Haslup, first president and one of the founders of Chapter No. 3850, has been musical director of the group from the beginning. Not only has the group grown, but the quality of its performances has improved enough to earn recognition from the governor's office.

The Notables take their entertainment to schools, senior centers, nursing homes, churches, retirement communities, AARP groups and others throughout the state. They have performed in Baltimore, Bethesda, Glen Arm, Roland Park, Annapolis and Washington, as well as in the north county.

This is a particularly busy time of year for the Notables, with seven appearances scheduled between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Haslup said. New songs, routines and dances have been added to the show, which includes country and patriotic songs, duets and solos, comedy pieces and Christmas music.

The schedule includes shows in Sykesville, Brooklyn, Linthicum, Brooklyn Park and Ellicott City.

"Very few AARP chapters throughout the country have maintained an active entertainment unit which has been as unique and as active as the Notables," Haslup said.

"Not only have the Notables volunteered their time and talent, but the members of the group have also contributed considerable amounts of money added to the generous donations which we have received for these performances. A large portion of this money is earmarked for the Notables' music scholarships," he said.

Thanksgiving Eve service

Peace Lutheran Church is offering a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is invited to hear the combined choirs of Peace Lutheran Church, Ferndale United Methodist Church and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer sing an anthem during the service. Refreshments will be served in fellowship hall after the service.

The public is invited to a free holiday program featuring the Arundel Volunteer Choral Singers at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church. A reception in fellowship hall follows the program.

Peace Lutheran is at 416 Wellham Ave. Information: 766-3283.

Scouts' camp-out

Boy Scout Troop 550, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, recently had a weekend camp-out in Gunpowder Falls State Park in Harford County.

The Scouts endured rain and freezing temperatures, but they still worked on wood crafts and fire-building skills. The Scouts also hiked through the area.

John Henkel was senior patrol leader and led the troop for the weekend.

For more information about the troop and its activities, call Joe Hyla at 766-8981.

Lions Club party

The Linthicum Lions Club will hold its Christmas party at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Our Place Restaurant. Spouses and friends of members are invited. The East Anne Arundel County Lions Club also has been invited.

The cost is $15 for soup, salad, choice of roast pork or turkey, potato, vegetable, hot rolls, beverage and dessert.

Call Millie Buck, 859-5659, for reservations.

Christmas polka

Tickets are available for St. Philip Neri's Christmas Polka Dance in the school hall. Kindergarten children will present a Christmas program at 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 7. Dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Joy" will provide dance music until 1 a.m.

Everyone is asked to bring children's mittens or a gift marked male or female for a senior citizen at a nursing home.

Tickets for the evening are $14 each and include dinner, beer and chips. Tickets will not be sold at the door. To purchase a

ticket, call John or Rosalie Carney at 766-3160.

Holidays at library

The Linthicum Library is offering a Christmas event for children ages 3 to 12. Children are invited to hear holiday stories, jingle bells and music from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Dec. 5. Children can make ornaments for the children's room tree.

L The Linthicum library is at Hollins Ferry and Shipley roads.

Information: 222-6265.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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