Downs Park to offer two holiday weekend concerts


September 04, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AT THE END of a busy week, we can take comfort in this phrase: long holiday weekend.

Those fortunate among us will be getting away for the weekend. The rest will be catching up on long-overdue chores, cruising the stores for holiday bargains or charring burgers on the backyard grill.

For those vacationing in Pasadena over Labor Day, Downs Park presents music by the Chesapeake Bay.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform works of Strauss, Gershwin, Rossini and Bizet at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow. Entry to the park will be free after 4: 30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Quiet Waters Park at 5: 30 p.m. Monday.

After a dose of highbrow culture, it will be time for some down-home blues at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Moonlighters in the park amphitheater.

The entry fee of $4 a car will be in effect for Sunday's concert.

Plenty of lawn seating is available for both events.

Pets, bicycles and alcohol are not allowed in the concert area.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Business ribbon-cutting

County Executive John G. Gary and County Councilman Thomas W. Redmond Sr. will preside at 11 a.m. today at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the future home of the Pasadena Business Association on Mountain Road at Solley Road -- the site the old Schramm's fruit stand.

Information: 410-987-4887.

Church flea market

Emptying your garage or cleaning out your closets? Turn your treasures into cash at a flea market Oct. 10 at Magothy United Methodist Church.

The market, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, will be held from 6 a.m. to noon on the church grounds, 3730 Mountain Road, but will move inside the fellowship hall if it rains.

Tables are $10.

Refreshments and a bake table will be featured.

Table reservations: 410-437-0776 or 410-255-5220.

Exercise program

"Sweatpants and Dance," a popular exercise program for the over-40, nonspandex crowd, will return to the gymnasium at George Fox Middle School starting this month.

Organizer George Kelch said the program is based on easy, familiar dance steps set to music. "It's not an aerobics class," he said. "We move, maybe not as fast as we once did, but we do move."

Kelch, an avid senior athlete, developed the program several years ago, after consulting health care and dance instruction professionals, as an alternative exercise regimen for aging baby boomers and seniors.

The cost is $15 for eight weeks.

Classes meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

An open house demonstration and sign-up is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school on Outing Avenue.

Information: 410-437-8889.

Pub Date: 9/04/98

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