Young baseballers to march into season

Neighbors

April 16, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HUNDREDS OF children will celebrate a rite of spring tomorrow when they march in Lake Shore Youth Baseball's opening day parade, starting at 9 a.m., at the Lake Shore athletic complex on Woods Road.

Gretchen Smith, spokeswoman for the league, said it will field 54 teams this year with 650 players. "Even though we've had opening day ceremonies for more than 40 years, every opening day is special, especially for the kids," she said.

Local dignitaries, politicians, cheerleaders, 1950s cars, horses, monster and big-foot trucks, led by the American Legion Post 289 color guard, will be a part of tomorrow's parade.

Face painting, a display of junior dragster cars, the Oriole Bird and McGruff the Crime Dog will be available for the children.

Visitors can buy food at the concession stand or purchase homemade goodies from the league bake table.

A free players raffle, offering the youngsters tickets to Oriole, Bowie Baysox and Baltimore Ravens games and passes to play at Pasadena Golf Center, is planned.

The league's 12-and-under travel team, the Gray Sox, are sponsoring a silent auction. The team is raising money to attend a weeklong tournament at Cooperstown, N.Y., in July.

Among the items that will be auctioned are an autographed soccer ball from the Baltimore Blast, a small football autographed by Ravens players, an autographed picture of Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina, cosmetics, Tupperware, an hour massage, a weekend in the Poconos and tickets to Toby's Dinner Theater.

Information: 410-437-4362.

Garden club event

Another local rite of spring is coming up next week. It's the spring luncheon and bingo sponsored by the Long Point Garden Club on Wednesday at the Long Point Community Hall on Long Point Road.

Tickets are $6 each and will be available at the door. A lunch platter with homemade salads and a bingo card is included in the cost.

Proceeds benefit club community projects.

Information: 410-437-3153.

Old-Fashioned Family Day

Preparations are under way for the second Old-Fashioned Family Day sponsored by the Riviera Beach Community Improvement Association, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22 at the community park on Dale and Greenway roads.

The day will begin with a flea market, starting at 8 a.m. Spaces are $10 each.

Family activities will feature bingo, food, 25-cent children's games, a moon bounce, displays and handouts from community groups, including police and fire departments and the 4-H.

Lee Archibald, association president, said other community and service groups have been invited to take part.

Information: 410-255-6506 or 410-255-0158.

Lake Shore show, dance

Tickets are available for Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company's auxiliary fashion show and dance scheduled from 7: 30 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow at the fire hall, 4498 Mountain Road. Women's clothing from the Fashion Bug will be modeled by volunteers. The men will be wearing duds from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and include the show, a cold buffet with homemade salads, beer and setups and dancing.

Information: 410-360-6857 or 410-437-0215.

Greater Pasadena Council

The Greater Pasadena Council will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Eastern District police station conference room on Mountain Road.

The speaker for the evening will be County Executive Janet S. Owens, who will discuss community services.

Information: 410-437-4695.

Blood drive April 28

Give the gift of life and donate blood at a Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28.

Reservations for donation times are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted.

Information: 410-255-8236 or 410-360-7031.

Chesapeake Women's Club

The Chesapeake Women's Club will have its gourmet luncheon and spring fashion show, starting at 11: 30 a.m., April 28 at Kurtz Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave.

Tickets are $23 and include hors d'oeuvres and a three-course luncheon. A cash bar will be available.

Fashions, modeled by club members, will be provided by the Dress Barn.

Proceeds benefit several of the club's community service projects.

Information: 410-437-3153.

Pub Date: 4/16/99

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