Patapsco Valley AARP plans May Fair at church


May 23, 1999|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE ANNUAL May Fair sponsored by Patapsco Valley Chapter 3850 of the American Association of Retired Persons will take place from 9: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher's Church, 118 Marydel Road off Sweetser Road.

Visitors can have a lunch of ham or turkey on a roll, lettuce, pickle, potato chips, baked beans, beverage and dessert for $4. Then they can work off lunch (or gain an appetite beforehand) shopping for baked goods and bread, candy and Christmas items, country store goods or country crafts. A fancy table, jewelry, laminating, lemon sticks, plants, books and treasures will also be featured. Raffles will have prizes of afghans, Oriole tickets for July or September and a certificate for Snyder's restaurant.

Information: Publicity chairman Paul Bagley, 410-255-2601.

Concert series discount

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum wants to remind the public that May 31 is the last day to receive a discount on 1999-2000 season tickets. Subscribe by then and pay $20; thereafter the cost is $23.

Concerts scheduled are a salute to Duke Ellington; Russian pianist Vladimir Szovsky; the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania; and "Footworks," an American version of "Riverdance." A concert yet to be announced, plus a U.S. Navy Band performance, a bonus concert that's free and open to the public, will also be presented.

A check made out to PAAL can be mailed to: Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, P.O. Box 321, Linthicum Heights 21090.

Information: Jo Barker, president, 410-859-3308.

Counting blessings

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will hold its first evening meeting at 7: 30 tomorrow at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road. The meeting is for working women and young mothers who cannot attend daytime meetings. All club members are encouraged to attend. A similar meeting and brunch held on a Saturday in April drew a large response.

A short meeting will be followed by a program, "Count Your Blessings -- Come Light a Candle for Operation Smile." Joan Clancy, a volunteer with Operation Smile for four years, will be the speaker.

Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes teams of volunteer surgical and medical professionals to provide reconstructive surgery, primarily cleft-lip and palate operations, for needy children in developing countries and the United States. Clancy's most recent trip with Operation Smile was to China.

Before her work with Operation Smile, Clancy served with the American Voluntary Medical Team in Micronesia, Zaire and Vietnam. She retired a year ago from her position as a nurse with the Maryland Department of Mental Health & Hygiene.

Clancy also reads for the Washington Ear, a recording service for the visually handicapped. A 28-year resident of Maryland, Clancy resides in Fairhaven, near Annapolis, and is a member of the Annapolis Chorale.

The club plans to have a "Count Your Blessings" cake. Those attending may donate $1 per candle for each blessing they wish to remember. The money will be donated to Operation Smile.

Information: Virginia Kuhn, club president, 410-859-5309.

Students honored

The Woman's Club has awarded scholarships and savings bonds to local students in recognition of outstanding academic achievements.

President Kuhn presented a $100 savings bond to Hope Brittany Monskie and Raymond K. Wong of Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle Schools, and $500 scholarships to these North County High School students: Ann Sosnowski, who will attend Villa Julie College; Talla Rittenhouse, who will attend the University of Maryland, College Park; Jason Hacker, who will attend the Air Force Academy; and Daniel Taylor, who will attend Villa Julie.

In addition, the names of Charles Gaither and Amy Balonis will be engraved on the Outstanding Senior Plaque at NCHS.

Garden club officers

The Ferndale Garden Club will wrap up its meetings for the year with the annual dinner and installation of officers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Bretton, 849 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Congratulations to the new officers: Sherry Maguire, president; Marge Dishman, vice president; Connie Pumphrey, recording secretary; and Mary Stafford, treasurer.

Earlier in the spring, the club planted flowers in barrels along the business district. To keep them looking good throughout the summer, at the meeting each member will select one of the 27 barrels to nurture.

Information: Carolyn Seefeld, 410-987-1771.

Pub Date: 5/23/99

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