Autumn is when the year really begins

NEIGHBORS

October 02, 1997|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HAS IT gotten chilly enough at your house for that first wood fire? Oh, the memories that aroma evokes: high school football, fallen leaves, that first pot of chili simmering on the back burner, as certain a sign of cool weather at my house as turning on the furnace.

Regardless of its position in the sequence of seasons, everyone knows that the fall is the real beginning of the year: back to school, back to work, back to the woods.

Treasure trove

Go hunting for treasures at the Severna Park United Methodist Church's semiannual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

It's taking two co-chairwomen -- Lillian Brown and Charlene Syms -- to replace Lucille Collins, who retired after heading this event for more than 20 years. Proceeds support the mission projects of the women of SPUMC. Information: 410-987-4700.

Flea market

Looking for really small game? Try a flea market. The Ladies of the Knights of Columbus flea market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Holy Trinity Council No. 3413, Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Information: 410-647-0399.

Pumpkin sale

Stalk the Great Pumpkin at Severna Park United Methodist Church's first annual Pumpkin Patch. Under the direction of Paula Babor and Mat Merker, hundreds of pumpkins will be for sale between 10 a.m. and 6: 45 p.m., Oct. 16 through Oct. 31 on the church lawn.

This sale will help fund projects for the SPUMC Volunteers in Mission. Among its previous achievements, VIM members heped build a church in Barahona in the Dominican Republic.

Thrift shop

And there's more good hunting: Hospice of the Chesapeake's thrift shop, Chesapeake Treasures, is holding a half-price sale Oct. 23 through Oct. 30 at the shop behind Denny's restaurant on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Information: 410-760-2961.

Craft fair

Old Mill High School Band Boosters is planning a fall craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the school. Secure a space by

calling 410-760-8221.

Blessing of animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Brotherhood who died on Oct. 4, 1226, two blessings of the animals will be held. The first will be at 11: 30 a.m. Saturday in the stadium at Archbishop Spalding High School on New Cut Road. Information: 410-969-9105.

The second will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Parish House of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Benfield Road. Information: 410-647-6248.

Pub Date: 10/02/97

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