Sportfishing group to hold fishing, boating flea market


January 16, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ANTSY ANGLERS should mark their calendars for the two-day fishing and boating flea market sponsored by the Pasadena Sportfishing Group.

The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at the Orchard Beach fire hall, on Solley Road.

The popular annual event will have more than 50 tables filled with fishing and boating items, new and used boats, charter-boat booking information and specialty fishing items.

Admission is $1.

Hourly door prizes will be awarded, and there were will be a drawing for the grand prize, a tackle box loaded with supplies and two rod-and-reel combinations.

The cost for a table is $20 for one day or $35 for both. Boat space costs $1 a foot for both days.

"It's the best remedy that the doctor could order for a fisherman with cabin fever," said group spokesman George Bentz. It also is the dues-free group's main fund-raiser.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH or 410-439-3474.

Winter in the park

Winter down time at Downs Park gives park staff members and volunteers a chance to reflect on accomplishments and plan for spring and summer events.

The park sponsors an awards reception each year to honor volunteers.

This year, the reception will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road.

Park rangers have sent invitations to all those who recorded volunteer hours last year. The deadline to respond is Jan. 24.

Volunteers who did not receive invitations should contact the park office.

Friends of Downs Park is always seeking energetic people with fresh ideas to help support the park.

The group sponsors fund-raisers, and members volunteer to work at park events.

"Monies raised by the Friends help support park programs and purchase equipment," said Ranger Sharon DeVault. "Most of the programs offered are free or offered at a nominal cost; without the Friends, we would not be able to offer many of these programs."

The next Friends meeting will be at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the park information center.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Teaching art

If you always secretly wanted to paint but can't draw a straight line with a ruler, there's a class at Pasadena United Methodist Church that can help you create your first masterpiece.

Michael Abate, a certified instructor in the Bob Ross method of teaching oil painting, will conduct a class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, at the church, 61 Ritchie Highway.

Church member Kathy Watts said no painting experience is needed to attend the class.

"It's a full day of fun and fellowship, plus you get to take home a completed seasonal, landscape painting," she said.

The cost is $35 and includes all materials.

To register, call Watts at 410-437-3409.

Pub Date: 1/16/98

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