Solley United Methodist prepares for peach festival


August 14, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE AREN'T MANY days left to kick back before diving back into the carpooling whirl of back to school, back to sports practices, back to everything.

But time remains to check out laid-back summer events.

Solley United Methodist Church will hold its annual midweek peach festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday on the church grounds, 7600 Solley Road.

Peach desserts, beef barbecue, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, and other desserts and goodies will be served by church members.

Tickets for the peach dessert, including homemade cake, ice cream and a drink, are $3.50 for adults, and $2 for children younger than 12. Carryouts are $3.50.

Spokeswoman Margaret Phelps said the church's midweek festivals always have a good turnout, with people returning year after year. "It's reunion time for many of us," she said.

After dinner, visitors can look at memorabilia celebrating the church's 125th anniversary. Commemorative plaques and plates will be sold.

Information: 410-255-2750.

Thanks to precede concert

The Friends of Downs Park will take a few minutes to thank sponsors of the Bayside Concert Series at 5: 45 p.m. Sunday.

After the short program, the country sounds of Gamber Station will perform.

Plenty of lawn seating will be available. The concert is free, but visitors must have a parking permit or pay a $4 entry fee.

Plans are under way for the autumn craft festival at the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17.

Applications are being accepted from local artisans. It is a juried fair and all items sold must be handmade. The deadline for applications is Sept. 14.

Volunteers to assist during the festival are needed. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Information: 410-222-6230.

New-student orientation

And now the boos and hisses begin

Northeast High School will hold its new-student orientation at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the school on Duvall Highway.

All ninth-graders and other students new to the school should attend.

Information: 410-437-6400.

Freshmen start day early

Chesapeake High School will stagger the opening days of school again this fall.

Freshmen only should report to school Aug. 31 for an all-day orientation program. School will be open for all grades Sept. 1.

Applications for senior parking permits are available at the school office. Students applying must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Parking stickers will be checked the first day of school.

Information: 410-255-9600.

Benefit race sign-ups

Bodkin Elementary School PTA is accepting registration for its 5-kilometer community footrace and 1-mile fun run/walk Sept 26.

Race times are 8 a.m. for the fun run and 8: 30 a.m. for the 5K.

Participants solicit pledges from sponsors to raise money for reading materials and classroom supplies.

Registration is $12 for adults and students not attending Bodkin Elementary. Entries must be postmarked before Sept. 16. Race-day entry fee is $15.

Awards will be presented to top 5K finishers in their age groups. All entrants will receive a race T-shirt.

No wheelchairs, baby joggers, strollers, in-line skates, bicycles or pets will be permitted in the race.

Information: 410-255-2953, 410-360-5415 or 410-437-0464.

Ravens tickets raffle

The Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road is sponsoring a raffle for two season tickets at the Ravens' downtown Purple Place or $500 cash.

Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. The drawing will take place Aug. 25 at the club's regular meeting.

Proceeds benefit local projects.

Information: 410-255-2252 or 410-255-4037.

Pub Date: 8/14/98

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