EVERYONE IS welcome to the flea market, bake sale and auction sponsored by Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road in North Linthicum, from 8: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The auction is at 12: 30 p.m. Come and have lunch, try delicious baked goods, bring the children for face painting, and look for other surprises.
Table rental is $10. Donations (no clothing) are being accepted for the flea-market table. Also accepted for auction will be baked goods, bric-a-brac and antiques.
Proceeds go to the church building fund and church camps.
Information: the church office, 410-789-2422; or Nancy Hopkins, 410-789-1337.
It is Strawberry Festival time. The 52nd Strawberry Festival will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
The Evelyn Keller Circle, a service organization of the church, is sponsoring the festival. The women meet once a month and lend support to missions and church needs. This is their big fund-raiser for the year. Several of the members involved in the first festival remain active participants.
Admission is free. A snack supper, strawberries, and ice cream or strawberry shortcake will be available. Also for sale will be baked goods, items at a white elephant table and items for children. Come and meet your friends and neighbors for a relaxed afternoon of fun and fellowship, said Marge Holmes, publicity chairman.
The proceeds are used for local, national, and international missions and for church projects.
Scouts camp out
Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, matched its Scouting skills against those of other Scouting units at a camp-out this month at Sulin's Farm in Severn.
The Scouts were tested as patrols and judged on teamwork and organization, as well as individual performances in javelin throwing, chariot racing, soccer, tug of war, archery, tomahawk throw and other events.
The Scouts at the camp-out were Travis Elseroad, Mike Heath, Chris LaWall and Ben Miller. Chris LaWall acted as the senior patrol leader and led the troop for the weekend. Adults accompanying the Scouts were Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, Troop Committee Chairman Larry Jennings and Assistant Scoutmasters August Severn and John McCarty.
The Friendly Thyme Herb Club invites anyone interested in learning more about herbs to its Herb Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival will take place at the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St. in Baltimore -- in the rose garden and under the magnolia trees, said Cindy Swiss, chairwoman. The Wonder Strings will give a musical performance at noon.
Sue Latini, club member and volunteer at the Flag House, will be cooking food at the open hearth in the kitchen. She is planning venison with winter savory, rosemary biscuits and sorrel soup. Sally Waltz and Pauline Erb will help with the preparations.
Information: 410-766-1463 or 410-799-4246.
AARP birthday bash
The American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244 is having a birthday party at its Thursday meeting at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The Notables entertainment group from the Patapsco Valley AARP Chapter 3850 will entertain. Charles Haslup leads the group. Cake, ice cream and beverages will be served.
Information: Mary Foster, 410-850-4630.
Food, games, baked goods, face painting, an auction, a country store and a rummage sale can be found at the Spring Fair sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 416 Wellham Ave. The event will be held rain or shine, according to Mary Williams, publicity chairwoman.
The Andover Apaches Rugby program, for boys and girls ages 7 to 14, will start Tuesday. Practices will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings with scrimmages Saturday mornings in June. Matches will be Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, starting in July, with a season-ending tournament in mid-August.
The rugby program replaces tackling with a two-hand tag so the game can include men and women. The Andover Apaches are part of a six-club Potomac Rugby Union Youth League.
Information: Pat Walsh, 410-691-9970.
Pub Date: 5/30/99