Wet or dry, fair will take place to benefit Harvest for Hungry


November 07, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ALTHOUGH SOGGY weather is predicted for the weekend, local organizers of an outdoor community event are keeping fingers crossed for a few dry hours.

Rich Dobry, founder of Harvest for the Hungry, and County National Bank are sponsoring a community fair from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the bank's office at 4001 Mountain Road and at Brumwell's Flea Market field next door.

Regardless of the weather, Dobry said, the fair will go on.

"We may have to make a few adjustments, but we will be open," he said.

The Harvest for the Hungry program collects nonperishable items to help feed the hungry throughout the county.

Events planned include balloon rides for children, food, games and an appearance by the Pillsbury Dough Boy. The Rotary Club will offer child fingerprinting, and several area merchants have donated children's prizes.

Those unable to attend tomorrow's fair can contribute to the food drive, Dobry said.

County National Bank will accept nonperishable food items or checks, made payable to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank until Nov. 26.

"We can make arrangements to pick up your donation if needed," Dobry said.

Information: 410-437-0289.

Parade is Sunday

Local business owners, civic and community groups, school and church groups and bands will march in the second annual Pasadena Thanksgiving Parade, sponsored by the Pasadena Business Association, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

With state Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein serving as grand marshal, the parade will begin at Northeast High School and meander through Chesterfield and Green Haven before heading to the reviewing stand in front of George Fox Middle School.

Organizers will collect food, coats and toys from neighbors along the parade route. Items collected will be distributed to local pantries to help the needy.

More than 1 ton of donations was collected at last year's parade.

Information: 410-360-0000.

Shakespeare on tap

Rebellion, rage, jealousy, mix-ups, lovers' quarrels and above all, mischief, penned by Shakespeare, will be played out on stage at Chesapeake High School this weekend.

The school's acting arts class, in cooperation with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, will perform, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow in the auditorium, 4798 Mountain Road.

This is the second year that students at Chesapeake have received help from professional actors to produce one of Shakespeare's plays.

Admission is $3 for students and $5 for others.

Information: 410-255-9600.

Art auction tonight

The board of trustees of Gibson Island Country School is sponsoring an art show and auction, presented by the Heisman Fine Arts Gallery, at the Gibson Island Club this evening.

A preview will begin at 7 p.m. with the auction at 8 p.m.

Proceeds will help pay for the newly constructed playground.

Information: 410-255-5370.

Dinner in Riviera Beach

Jenkins Memorial Church in Riviera Beach will serve an all-you-can-eat roast turkey and baked ham dinner from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 133 Riviera Drive.

The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children age 5 and older. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.

Carryout dinners will be available with free delivery to homes in the immediate area, said Donna Allen, church spokeswoman. Carryout orders will be available from 11 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit church operations.

Orders: 410-437-2846.

Craft show at Chesapeake

Chesapeake High School Band Boosters will hold a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the school.

More than 200 craft workers will offer home decorating and gift items. Food and refreshments will be available.

Information: 410-255-9600.

Fruit for sale

East Anne Arundel Lion and Lioness clubs are holding their sale of citrus fruits throughout the winter months, said spokeswoman Louise McCauley.

This month, seedless navel oranges and red grapefruits are available by the half or whole box.

Orders must be placed by tomorrow, with pickup scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road.

"The fruit sale is our biggest fund-raiser and helps us to support our local scholarship fund, as well as other programs that benefit the sight- and hearing-impaired," McCauley said.

Orders: 410-255-7207; 410-255-1128; or 410-255-1783.

Pub Date: 11/07/97

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