Find fun at end of rainbow at St. Patrick's Bazaar


March 13, 1998|By Peg Adamarczk | Peg Adamarczk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Shamrocks, leprechauns and all things green will descend on St. Jane Frances parish hall in Riviera Beach today. It's time to celebrate at the 48th annual St. Patrick's Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

During the day, there will be games and prizes, face painting and a crafts corner, all geared to children. After 5 p.m., the bazaar changes to appeal to a more mature crowd, but there will still be games for youngsters and teens.

A variety of wheels and raffle contests, including the big Winning of the Green raffle with a $1,000 winner-take-all jackpot, will tempt those feeling lucky this Friday the 13th.

Mr. Burinsky's Bountiful Bargains and Crafts room, stocked with homemade baked goods and handmade country craft items, will be open throughout the day.

Parish volunteers have been busy turning hundreds of pounds of shrimp into taste-tempting delights for visitors. Today's menu will include shrimp salad, shrimp soup, tuna salad, pizza, hot dogs and sodas. Irish coffee and other spirits will be sold during the evening hours.

"Hundreds of school parents, parish members and students combine their efforts to help make this fund-raiser a huge success year after year," said Teresa Sparklin, bazaar chairman.

Information: 410-255-4750.

Church singers

Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, will open its sanctuary at 6 p.m. Sunday for an Easter season fellowship service featuring the local Christian singing group WitnesSing.

"We are excited to have this group share the Easter message with us," said Carol Van Dyke, church spokeswoman. "The service will be a moving, scripturally based service to help us understand the death and resurrection of our Lord and the purpose He has for us in our lives today."

The service is free and open to the community. Information: 410-255-2420.

Cancer prevention

The county Health Department's Cancer Prevention Program will offering store tours, healthful recipe taste-testings and booths staffed by dietitians at Lauer's IGA on Edwin Raynor this weekend and at Lauer's IGA in Riviera Beach March 20-22.

During the three-day weekends at each store, nutrition booths will be open on Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Consumers can take home free kits with recipes, brochures and coupons for healthful food products.

The store tour at Lauer's on Edwin Raynor is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday and the one at Lauer's in Riviera Beach for 2 p.m. March 20. Visitors must register in advance.

In addition, Learn to Live information on healthy eating and displays will be featured at both stores through April 18.

Information or to register for store tours: 410-222-7979.

'Guys and Dolls'

Chesapeake High School Theatre Group and vocal music department have combined forces to present the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. Thursday through March 21 and March 26-28 in the school auditorium.

The musical, based on Damon Runyon's eccentric characters, centers on man's sinful ways and ultimate redemption by a woman, set to Frank Loesser's clever songs. Teacher Karen Smith-Rhodes directs the show, with Rose Mulligan as choreographer and Walt Glinowiecki supervising the stage crew.

"People may be familiar with songs from the show," said Linda Hall, publicity spokesman, "songs such as 'Luck be a Lady,' 'Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat,' 'Fugue for Tinhorns' (the can-do song), and 'A Bushel and A Peck.' "

George Johnson as Nathan Detroit and Robert Reichert as Sky Masterson lead the cast.

Gwen Degentesh and Ashly Margenthaler will alternate in the role of Sarah Brown. Kim Lesher and Becca Michaelis will alternate in the role of Arvide Abernathy. Morgan Uebesax and Amy Reddinger will alternate in the role of Miss Adelaide.

Other featured cast members include Ryan Griffith as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Jonathan Hall as Benny Southstreet, Kenny Hopkins as Harry the Horse and Dan Sorenson as Big Jule.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students with identification and the elderly.

Information: 410-255-9600.

Scout dinner

Boy Scout Troop 770 is sponsoring its annual summer camp fund-raising spaghetti and meatball dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 22 at Lake Shore fire hall on Mountain Road.

Scouts and their parents will be serving all-you-can-eat pasta and meatballs, salad, garlic and plain Italian bread, dessert and beverages.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door for adults. Children 6 and under eat free with a paying adult. Carryout will be available.

Baked goods and a raffle will also be featured.

Twenty-seven Scouts will be attending summer camp at Broadcreek this year. "The community usually comes through for us," said Paul Balcer, a parent volunteer.

Tickets or information: 410-255-1575.

Pub Date: 3/13/98

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