THANKS TO the Ferndale Garden Club, the business district along Baltimore & Annapolis Boulevard soon will be blooming.
Club members are getting together Wednesday and Thursday to plant geraniums, spikes and alyssums in barrels along the sidewalk.
Members also have a way to welcome the arrival of spring for themselves. They will hang May Day baskets full of fresh cut flowers and greenery on each other's front porches anonymously early Saturday.
Members will draw a name at the club meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center.
Other business includes the nomination of officers for the 1999-2001 year. Installation will be at a dinner May 25 at Cafe Bretton in Severna Park.
Information: Carolyn Seefeld, at 410-987-1771.
AARP unit marks 15 years
Patapsco Valley Chapter 3850 of the American Association of Retired Persons will celebrate its 15th anniversary at its meeting Wednesday at St. Christopher's Church, 118 Marydell Road. The social hour with refreshments starts at noon. The program begins at 12: 45 p.m. with the business meeting afterward.
The children's chorus of Linthicum Elementary School will perform. Members can sign up to help at the chapter's May Fair or purchase tickets for the June banquet at this meeting.
Information: Paul Bagley, 410-255-2601.
New Orleans in Linthicum
Renee Netto and the Sounds of New Orleans arrive May 2 for the final concert in the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's season series. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. at the North County High School auditorium.
The band has performed at many jazz festivals and concerts and been regulars in Linthicum for the last 10 years. Netto also performs regularly with Dixieland trumpeter Al Hirt.
The concert is free for nonsubscribers who sign up for next year's series. A reception with refreshments will follow the performance.
Subscription letters will go out by the end of the month for the 1999-2000 season. Sign up before May 31 and get the series for $20. After that, the cost is $23.
Information: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308.
Women's club helps charities
Michael LaBua, executive director of Hearth House in Lansdowne, and Mary Pat Marzullo, coordinator of volunteers at Sarah's House at Fort Meade, were guests of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights at its April 13 meeting and each received checks for $275, the proceeds of a prayer breakfast held in March. Mary Foster, prayer breakfast chairwoman, presented the checks.
In other business, club members Jane Bond, Cecelia Dietz, Jean Rock, Bernadette Simon and Marge Smith were elected to the club's board of governors for two-year terms. They will be installed May 11 at the club's luncheon at Snyder's Restaurant in Linthicum. Frances Thomas, second vice president of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs and a member of the Linthicum Club, will be the installing officer.
The Scottish Rite Singers of Baltimore and the Notables, an entertainment group from the Patapsco Valley Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, awarded 13 scholarships of $200 each to musical students Tuesday.
The awards were presented at a reception at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall attended by more than 120 people who heard the students demonstrate their musical skills.
Pat Urban, a member of the Notables, said the students are from Anne Arundel Community College and Towson University.
The Anne Arundel students are Lorraine Boozer, Larry Young, Robert Bosch, Jack Seghetti and Mary Ann Rybak. The Towson University students are Kathleen Morgan, Jeff Boyer, John Waters, Nicole Swann, Matt Strempek, Eddie Sanders, Joy Greene and Erika Budnash.
Charles Haslip, director of the Notables and accompanist for the Scottish Rite Singers, was master of ceremonies.
Scouts explore canal
Members of Boy Scout Troop 550 camped at the Fifteen Mile Creek Aqueduct on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Trail the weekend of April 16-18.
The Scouts put in a 20-mile hike, meeting one of the requirements for their hiking merit badge, and learned more about aqueducts, cement mills, feeder dams, guard locks, lift locks, rock formations and towns that grew up along the canal.
Scouts Travis Elseroad, Chris LaWall, Ben Miller, Ron Schweiger Jr. and Dan Severn, who made the trip, were awarded the C&O Canal Historical Trail embroidered patch and the associated Baltimore Area Council embroidered segment by Assistant Scoutmaster Bryan Senter for hiking from Hancock to Little Orleans.
Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, Assistant Scoutmasters John McCarty, Bryan Senter and August Severn and committeeman Ron Schweiger Sr. accompanied the boys.
Seeking a healthy heart
The Heart to Heart Cardiac Support Group is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 116 of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
The topic will be "Exercise for a Healthy Heart," presented by Claudia Cavey of the cardiac rehabilitation department of North Arundel Hospital.
There is no charge. The next meeting is scheduled June 22.
Information: Nan Duerling, group facilitator, at 410-987-0494 or email@example.com.
Pub Date: 4/25/99