Karaoke, an auction and food make family fund-raiser fun


September 11, 1997|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

UNION BRIDGE prepares for its annual Family Fun Day for a year. And then, after all that preparation and work, the event, just like Christmas, is over in a flash.

2 "It was like a big block party," Kreimer said.

Community-based art

Union Bridge artist Jo Israelson is busy constructing labyrinths, spirals linking the present to the past or the future. She has been designing and installing these interactive works of art from flowers, hedges and other living materials in Baltimore and Howard counties the past two years.

Now, Israelson is ready to unveil another meditation path, constructed of corn at Western Maryland College.

The opening of "Journey Home" will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Rice Gallery of Peterson Hall. The exhibit runs through Oct. 18.

Israelson became interested in labyrinths several years ago when she participated in a labyrinth workshop in Pittsburgh. Israelson has created the meditation paths around Baltimore.

Israelson will conduct "Dancing the Labyrinth: A Day Long Workshop to Promote Personal Healing and Growth," Saturday, Sept. 20, at the college. Participants will walk the labyrinth, learn sacred circle dances, and create a healing mandala with Judy Walton and Cynthia Baush.

To register (deadline is Monday) or for more information about the artist's projects, call 410-775-1093.

St. Paul's Flea Market

The annual flea market at St. Paul's Lutheran Church has become an event neighbors look forward to the past eight years. The church's only fund-raiser takes place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on its grounds, 3330 Uniontown Road.

Church members begin working at 5 a.m. preparing the vendor's spaces and cooking lunch for a hungry crowd.

"It's a very busy day, but rewarding," said Elsie Baust, a St. Paul's Church member.

Food is a big draw -- homemade soups and sandwich platters, cakes and cookies will be featured. Another fair component is an antique quilt raffle, which will be held at 2 p.m.

Uniontown residents also will have yard sales Saturday, so it will be a nice time to stroll the streets of the village and admire the architecture and gardens.

Information: 410-848-9415.

New principal

It was hard to find a parking space at New Windsor Middle School last Thursday. Parents and kids turned out in force to meet the new principal, Thomas Eckenrode.

It didn't hurt that the weather was beautiful or that a free picnic dinner came with the day. Area grocers and farm stands provided hot dogs, melon and chips; parents brought desserts.

The event was a hit. Eckenrode played host to parents for more than two hours, while children played basketball or hung out with friends. Parents socialized.

"Just because summer vacation is over doesn't mean the fun has to end," said PTO President Debbie Doxzon. "It's nice to begin the year with a celebration."

Judy Reilly's Northwest neighborhood column appears Thursdays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/11/97

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