Benson Hammond House shop having summer sale


July 19, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BROWSE and Buy Shop at the Benson Hammond House is having a summer sale through August, according to Celeste Riddle, who co-manages the shop with Vickie Zephir. All furniture and pictures will be 10 percent off.

"Among the items we have are a Pennsylvania House drop-leaf end table, a ladder-back chair, a large, low round table and a rocker that had been part of the furnishings in the house," said Riddle. The large variety of pictures for sale include prints, needlework and watercolors.

Visitors may also see the Benson Hammond House's newest acquisition, a smokehouse moved to the grounds about two weeks ago. The small cabin was a country store that sat on the Parker farm off of Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie. Residents bought fresh meat there during the late 1800s, and the building is considered a piece of community history. Mabel Parker, who died in October, deeded the building to the Ann Arrundel County Historical Society.

The Benson Hammond House and the Browse and Buy Shop are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. A docent is usually on duty during those times. Tours last 30 to 45 minutes, and a donation is requested.

Information: 410-768-9518.

Summer vesper program

Enjoy worshiping, fellowship and food during a summer vesper program sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. The program begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a potluck supper followed by singing and a performance by David Dansing's contemporary music group.

If it rains or if there is a high ozone level, the picnic and program will be in the church.

Information: 410-859-0990.

Herb recipes

At a recent meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, member Cindy Swiss spoke to the club about her love of herbs and particularly how she used them to make award-winning dressings and marinades.

In 1996 and last year, Swiss received recognition for her recipes at the Anne Arundel County Fair, receiving first-place and grand championship awards.

She is working on a booklet with recipes using her dressings and marinades.

Information: 410-969-3025.

Free concert

The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble will present a program of All-American music from the 1880s to the 1940s, in a free concert at 6 p.m. today in Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue. Its repertoire will include ragtime, hot dixieland, big band, novelties, ethnic and Latin.

Linthicum Park is off Route 170 (Camp Meade Road). Turn at the blinking light.

This is the third in a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.

Information: Jo Barker at 410-859-3308.

Pub Date: 7/19/98

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