NOW THAT Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking seriously about Christmas.
We know how quickly the holiday sneaks up on us, so this weekend plan on attending two annual neighborhood functions that can help with preparations. They are also great occasions for getting us in the holiday spirit.
The Holly Mart, sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, has something for everyone: a luncheon, entertainment and bazaar items.
The mart will be from 9: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Friday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
Christmas greens and arrangements, gift items, baked goods, candy, country store, attic treasures, crafts, jewelry and books will be for sale.
There are three seatings for the luncheon, 11: 15 a.m., noon, and 12: 45 p.m. The cost is $6 and includes, chicken teriyaki, bread sticks, vegetable medley, Watergate salad, cherry crumb cake and coffee or tea. Carryout is available from 11: 15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations are necessary. Tickets: 859-0593.
Entertainment will be provided by the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church preschool children at 10: 30 a.m. and the Linthicum Elementary School Chorus at 11: 30 a.m.
Proceeds from the Holly Mart benefit the club's many philanthropic endeavors, especially scholarships, savings bonds and dictionaries for worthy students.
Irene Wilson and Carol Novak are Holly Mart chairwomen.
Santa Claus, vendors and artisans will be on hand Saturday at the Overlook Elementary School craft fair.
The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa makes his appearance at 9: 30 a.m. and will stay for photos until the fair ends.
More than 30 crafts people will have Christmas items and other things available. Sports vendors will sell baseball cards and other sports-related goods.
A silent auction will include gift certificates to restaurants, sports memorabilia, autographed National Football League items and photos and baseballs signed by Bill Ripken, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray and Ken Singleton.
Children can do their Christmas shopping in Santa's Workshop. Items will be priced under $10. A craft room, where children can make a Christmas ornament or card, will be available. Refreshments will be on sale.
The school is at 401 Hampton Road. Information: 636-8321.
AARP Christmas luncheon
Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will have its annual Christmas Luncheon at noon Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue.
Potluck at Friendly Thyme
The Friendly Thyme Herb Club will enjoy a potluck Christmas luncheon Friday. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center. Bring a dish to share.
Pub Date: 12/01/96