Club continues to lend a hand to hospice


August 01, 1999|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HELPING THE Chesapeake Hospice House on Camp Meade Road is a continuing project for the Linthicum Lions Club.

As the need arises, members have done yard work, mulching, weeding and planting. The club also maintains the water garden, making sure the pump is operating and the water is clear, said member Beth Sandifer.

The club held its July 24 meeting in the back yard of the hospice. Members had a picnic and invited hospice residents and staff members to join them for lunch.

A quilt wall hanging depicting lighthouses, the hospice symbol, was donated by the club. The quilt was made by Marlene Stivers, club president.

Erwin Abrams, executive director of the hospice, and Janet Reed, house manager, attended the picnic. Adult leaders of Brownie Troop 1355 also were invited.

The Lions Club is considering other projects, such as laying stepping stones from the house to the pond.

"It is such a beautiful water garden, it would make it easier for residents to get to it," said Sandifer.

Information: Marlene Stivers at 410-672-6032.

Senior services

Katherine Catrone, a county human services specialist, will be available at 11: 15 a.m. tomorrow at Burwood Senior Housing, 6658 Shelly Road, to offer information and assistance to seniors. This service is open to seniors.

Catrone visits this location the first Monday of each month to help the elderly fill out applications and forms, provide updates on eligibility changes, and talk about events.

"I will give them information and help with problems and anything else that comes down the pike," said Catrone.

Information: Katherine Catrone at 410-222-6707.

Concert in the Park

The Crabtowne Big Band will make its 13th appearance at the summer Concert in the Park series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights on Aug. 8.

The concert will start at 6 p.m. in Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue.

The band has 18 members, including vocalist Melody Dorsey. The group plays music made popular by Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Glenn Miller. It also plays arrangements of contemporary pop artists.

Bill Yakaitis has been a member of the band since 1981 and music director for the past three years. He is an elementary school music teacher in Anne Arundel County public schools.

Crabtowne Big Band plays from 8: 30 p.m. to 1: 30 a.m. Wednesday nights at Surfside 7 in Edgewater.

Concertgoers may bring picnics, blankets and chairs. Parking is available at Linthicum Elementary School, adjacent to the park.

Tonight's concert at 6 p.m. features the Star Spangled Chorus, Dundalk Chapter Sweet Adelines International.

The award-winning group sings harmony and a cappella with a repertoire that includes patriotic, Broadway, jazz, spiritual, traditional and contemporary songs.

Information: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308, or Charlotte Wheeler, 410-859-5175.

Airplane program

The Summer Reading Program at the Linthicum library branch will hold a Paper Airplane Rally from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Pupils from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited.

A commercial pilot will speak and answer questions about aviation. Justin Brown, a part-time page at the library, will talk about flying lessons he is taking.

Children will have time to make and fly paper airplanes.

Registration is not required, but seating is limited. The library is at Shipley and Hammonds Ferry roads.

Information: 410-222-6265.

School planner program

North County High School is implementing a schoolwide planner program this year.

Planners are daily logs that help students understand expectations, create schedules, set goals, monitor progress and track their success.

Students may purchase the Millennium Agenda planner for $4.50 at Ninth Grade Orientation Night on Aug. 25. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Planners also may be bought on the first day of school in the auditorium lobby during lunch periods, and before or after school in the bookstore.

During the first few weeks of the school year, staff members will teach students how to enter assignments. Use of the planners will be monitored daily, and later weekly. Parents are asked to do the same.

The North County High School staff believes the planners will help improve student achievement.

Cooking demonstration

After an extended trip to Italy last year, Sue Latini and I -- herbal cooks who enjoy traveling -- dubbed ourselves "The Happy Travelers" when we were asked to present a food program at a meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, to which we both belong. We have been asked to return for another cooking demonstration and lecture at the club's meeting this month.

Members will meet at 9: 30 a.m. Friday at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Guests are welcome.

Information: 410-766-1463.

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