Fourth of July this year causes millennium fever


July 02, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SUN STAFF

SOME PEOPLE seem to be celebrating all holidays during this last year of the century as if they were historic and monumental occasions. Last week at the grocery store, I ran into a neighbor, and the topic of July Fourth plans came up. Big mistake. I heard more than I needed to about the last Fourth of July barbecue of this century: front-door decorations, flags up the driveway, eclectic American melting pot menu with a Thai emphasis. This lady had definitely put way too much thought into this holiday.

Then she glanced at my cart, filled with a watermelon, on-sale ground chuck, hot dogs, store-brand rolls and paper plates, and she smiled.

Ah well, maybe it will rain on the last Fourth of July barbecue of this century.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, Pasadena.

Concert at park

This Fourth in Pasadena will be a little quieter. There's no fireworks show at Downs Park this year, but there will be a concert at 5 p.m. in the bayside amphitheater featuring the musical group Kaos.

Admission to the concert is free, but a $4-a-car entrance fee is charged for the park.

Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Alcohol is not permitted. Pets are welcomed but are restricted to the grassy areas to the left and right of the stage.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Business meeting

The Pasadena Business Association will hold its general membership meeting at noon Wednesday at the Maryland Yacht Club. County Councilwoman Shirley Murphy will speak.

Reservations must be made by today by calling 410-987-4887.

Tickets are available for the association's crab feast, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 14 at Kurtz's Beach, 2514 Kurtz Ave. Tickets are $25.

Information: Dave Jacobs, 410-437-9995 or John Baxter, 410-437-8473.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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