Autumn craft fair set for Downs Park


October 17, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS OUTDOOR temperatures chill, the activity level around the area heats up, with plenty of shopping and food available.

Tomorrow, Downs Park will hold its annual autumn craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the information center. More than 65 craft artisans have signed on to be a part of this year's event.

Children can participate in games, pony rides, face and pumpkin painting and scarecrow-making. A costume contest for children younger than 12 will begin at 1 p.m.

The Friends of Downs Park will have a bake table, and other food will be sold at the concession stand.

Entrance to the park will be free tomorrow, said Ranger Sharon DeVault. Information: 410-222-6230.

Breakfast benefit

Early risers can stop for an all-you-can-eat breakfast, sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Magothy Chelsea Lutheran Church, tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is on Beach Avenue and Third Street in Magothy Beach. The cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 to 12. Children younger than 4 can eat free. Proceeds will benefit the church repair fund.

Information: Ann Buckel, 410-255-4049, or Edie Foster, 410-255-1945.

Apple Festival

Jenkins Memorial Church is sponsoring an Apple Festival from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 133 Riviera Drive.

A flea market, opening at 7 a.m., will begin the day's events. Spaces are available for $7.

At 8 a.m., church members will be in the kitchen cooking breakfast featuring apple pancakes, eggs and beverages.

Homemade apple goods, including pies, cakes, dumplings, cobblers and apple butter will be sold throughout the day.

Information: 410-255-3819 or 410-360-9658.

Health fair

The Roman Catholic parish of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and North Arundel Hospital have joined forces to sponsor a health fair for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the parish hall in Riviera Beach.

More than 30 booths and screenings will be offered.

Screenings available will include cholesterol, blood pressure and pulmonary function. Information on women's health, Medicare, living wills, mammography, the hospital's sleep center and other topics will be offered.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Fire prevention

Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company, on Mountain Road, will hold a family health fair and fire-prevention program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The county Health Department will offer information and sign-up days for free or low-cost mammograms and other women's cancer screenings.

A registered nurse will talk with women about their risk of developing breast cancer.

"We urge women, especially those over age 50, to get mammograms," said Lois Levine, a Health Department nurse. "We are here to help. If more women get screened, more could be saved. We are very happy that LSVD Chief Elbert Cordle invited us to participate," she said.

Information: Health Department Learn to Live cancer prevention line, 410-222-7979.

'50's benefit

Merchants at the Festival in Pasadena shopping center are sponsoring a free "Stuck in the '50's" program to benefit the Salvation Army from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot.

The Fabulous HubCaps will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Elvis look-alikes are invited to compete in a contest with a top prize of $50.

Classic cars from the Greater Severna Park and Anne Arundel Car clubs will be on display.

Those attending are asked to bring a can of food for the Salvation Army. Cash will also be accepted.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be sold by Salvation Army members.

Women's self-defense

Women can learn self-defense tactics at a two-hour seminar, sponsored by Community United Methodist Church's Christian pre-school, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at East Coast Martial Arts studio, 3201 Mountain Road.

The seminar will offer basic protection procedures.

Class size is limited to 50 women age 16 and older. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

A donation of $5 or more is requested at registration. Advance registration is required.

Proceeds will benefit the pre-school.

Information: Rosemarie Billing-Briggs, 410-255-1506.

Kiwanis Club officers

The Mountain Road Kiwanis Club installed new officers for 1997-1998 at a dinner meeting at the Wooden Nickel restaurant Oct. 7.

Serving as new officers are: Don Allen, president; Al Kiessling, vice president; Mike Rind, treasurer; John Forsythe, secretary; Bill Pratesi, Walter Scott, Julius Koch, John Wilson, Robert Newman, Ron Byle, Bob Baxter and Howard Lohorn, members of the board of directors.

Past President Lohorn presented Kiwanis International Legion of Honor awards to: Baxter for 40 years of service; and J. Monroe Chairs, Newman and Wilson for 30 years of service. Lohorn also received the award for his 40 years of service.

The club meets at 6: 45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wooden Nickel on Old Annapolis Boulevard. It sponsors community events, essay and scholarship programs and parties for underprivileged children.

Information: Baxter, 401-255-2252.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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