ANOTHER SLEEPY week along the roadways of Pasadena. The latest talk in and around the Mountain Road area concerns the new rush-hour traffic patterns east of Route 100.
Most neighbors applaud any improvement along this stretch of road. You can see it in their smiling faces as they go flying by at speeds heretofore unknown on Mountain Road. I guess it's the call of the open road at work.
Many neighbors have expressed caution about the improvements. Wait until September, when everybody is back from vacation, they say. Others talk about the chilling thought of trying to make a left turn across not one, but two lanes of speeding traffic.
The slow pace of rush-hour traffic was frustrating, but what will happen once everybody is back and the school buses begin to roll?
Happy motoring, Pasadena.
Find out more about Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s Brandon Shores and H. A. Wagner power plants at PowerFest 99 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Plant tours will be offered. There will be equipment demonstrations, craft projects for children, science and educational exhibits, the Mad Science Electricity Show and Kinderman from "It's Kindertime."
The power plants are on Brandon Shores Road, off Fort Smallwood Road just past Solley Road.
The MOMS Club of Pasadena/Severna Park will have its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. today at Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Road.
The meeting is open to members and prospective members.
President Paula Tibert said the club offers opportunities for stay-at-home mothers and their children to meet new friends and get involved in new activities.
The chapter of the international MOMS clubs started about two months ago with 35 members and has grown to 65 members. The chapter offers play groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays, holiday parties, day trips, craft ideas, a baby-sitting co-op, a book club, recipe exchange and once-a-month MOMS night out get-togethers.
Dues are $20 per year.
Consult the club's Web site -- http: //members.xoom.com/ mdmomsclub -- for details.
Information: Catherine Moore, 410-384-7347.
Registration for fall baseball
Lake Shore Youth Baseball is accepting registrations for the fall baseball season, which runs from Aug. 29 though Oct. 24.
Most games will be played on Sundays.
Registration fees are $30 for one child, $25 for a second child in the same family.
Information: Gretchen Smith, 410-437-4362.
Christian bands at Magothy
Magothy United Methodist Church's youth group is sponsoring a Potters House at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the fellowship hall.
Local contemporary Christian bands will be performing.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for ages 12 to 18, and free for children younger than 12. The church is at 3703 Mountain Road.
Democrats hold open house
The community is invited to meet with Democratic state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno at a Stoney Creek Democratic Club open house at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The clubhouse is at 8123 Fort Smallwood Road.
Refreshments will be served.
Youth fishing contest
The Pasadena Sportfishing Group is sponsoring a fishing contest Aug. 7 at Downs Park for youngsters ages 5 to 15.
Registration and check-in is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The $4 park entry fee will be waived until 9 a.m.
Volunteers from the sportfishing group will teach youngsters how to fish from 9 a.m. to 9: 45 a.m. The contest will take place from 10 a.m. until noon.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for 12: 15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
Registration is $2 per child. Those registering before Aug. 4 will have their fee refunded the morning of the event.
Lake Shore crab feast
Dine on hot, steamed crabs and help your fire department at a crab feast sponsored by the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary on Aug. 7.
The feast will be from 7 p.m. to midnight in the fire hall, 4498 Mountain Road.
Steamed crabs, pit beef and turkey, crab soup, corn on the cob, vegetable and cheese trays, salads, and desserts will be served from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beer is included. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Information: 410-255-6099 or 410-360-2629.