SPRING CLEANING is a fine old tradition. In fact, it probably would be a good idea to try it out at my house.
Crofton Swim and Tennis Club invites its members to take part in this great American tradition by helping spruce up the club grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during Spring Clean-Up Day.
Bring your rakes. Bring your tools. Bring your kids. Everyone can have fun, meet friends, and start getting ready for a summer of fun, playing tennis, swimming and sunning by the pool. Refreshments will be provided. Each family taking part in the cleanup will receive a free one-day guest pass.
Information about the cleanup or club membership: Mary Ann Davis, 410-721-3133.
Gallagher to perform
Gambrills Athletic Club will present a performance by the comedian Gallagher at 7 p.m. June 11 at the club building in Gambrills.
Funds raised by ticket sales will support activities of the club. Tickets are being sold for the wet area (Rows 1-9) at $25 and for the dry area (Rows 10-18) at $20.
Event organizer Chuck Fisher said the "wet area" is within the range of watermelon seeds sent flying with Gallagher's trademark smashing of watermelons.
Tickets will be available on an advanced sales basis only at the club building at Route 175 and McKnew Road in Gambrills.
Information: Chuck Fisher, 410-987-4426.
Registration is being held for the 11th Crofton Kiwanis 10-K Challenge Race, scheduled at 8 a.m. June 5.
Races will be held throughout the day in categories ranging from wheelchair to youth to seniors. Races will begin and end at Crofton Country Club, after a 10-kilometer course through the streets of Crofton.
The entry fee is $15 for runners who register before May 23, $17 after that date. The first 350 entrants will get T-shirts. Refreshments will be provided on the day of the race.
Entry forms or information: 410-721-3398 or 301-858-0544.
Alumni game night
The Arundel Alumni Association is sponsoring Alumni Night at the Ballgame at 7 p.m. Thursday at Arundel High School during the Arundel-Annapolis baseball game.
Both schools are celebrating anniversaries this year. Annapolis High is 100 years old and Arundel High is 75. Peanuts, popcorn and root beer, as well as door prizes, will be offered to Arundel alumni.
Take this opportunity to register as a member of the Arundel Alumni Association or to buy an alumni hat, T-shirt or coffee mug.
Information: Art Lisowsky, 888-293-6096.
Church's spring concert
Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church in Odenton will present a spring concert at 4: 30 p.m. May 16 at the church.
The adult choir and the contemporary band will perform. The program will include solos by concert pianist Joseph Currie and original work performed by guitarist Doug Mattingly.
Information: Pepper Powers by e-mail at ThePowers@compuserve.com.
Arundel High fund-raiser
Want a great idea for a gift for Mother's Day? The clubs, organizations and sports teams of Arundel High School are joining in a combined fund-raiser that might provide a solution.
This week, students are offering for purchase a cookbook, "Restaurant Secrets," which features recipes from some local restaurants.
Chefs from Carrol's Creek, the Sly Horse Tavern, The Corinthian, Busch's Chesapeake Inn, Harry Browne's and more than 20 others share the secrets of some of their most popular dishes.
The books include "Test the Chef" coupons to be honored at local restaurants, valid through December. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks, which are being offered for $20 each, will benefit the club and sports activities at Arundel High School.
To purchase a cookbook: Contact an Arundel student, or call 410-674-6500, Ext. 252.