FOR 11 YEARS, volunteer mom Carolyn Bonolis has chaired the spring, fall and Christmas craft fairs at St. Philip Neri School, 6401 S. Orchard Road. She is busy working on the Spring Craft Fair that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on two floors of the school.
But Bonolis says this will be her last time as chairwoman at the school because her son, Stephen, will graduate from the eighth grade this year.
She has been chairing the fairs and helping in other ways at the school since her older son, Michael, started there. Michael is a junior at Martin Spalding High School.
"There will be over 100 crafters on hand. And, since Easter is coming, we will have a lot of candies and chocolate eggs," Bonolis said. A bake table and refreshments also will be available.
When Bonolis said this would be her last show, there was a hesitancy in her voice. "Most crafters know me," she said. "When I think about not doing it anymore, I feel a little sad. It's almost like withdrawal."
Bonolis, her husband, Michael, and their sons live in Glen Burnie. Her husband attended St. Philip Neri School, and it was one of the reasons they chose the school for their children.
For information on the fair, call Bonolis at 410-761-2194.
Community hall fund-raiser
Remodeling of the North Glen Improvement Association's community hall, at 303 Wellham Ave. continues as funds become available. After painting the hall and installing new front doors, association members are remodeling the bathrooms. To raise funds, they are sponsoring a Bingo and Roast Beef Dinner March 18 at the hall.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 1:30 p.m. A jackpot game, instant bingo and door prizes also will be offered. Dinner will be served at intermission.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.
The North Glen Improvement Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at its hall. Dues are $10 a year, and new members are always welcome. For tickets or information, call Nancy Mason, president, at 410-761-4894.
Basket bingo for soccer
A basket bingo to benefit the Linthicum Ferndale Youth Athletic Association soccer team, Travel Knights, will be held March 18 at the Ferndale Community Club, 15 Fifth Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the games begin at 2 p.m. The event will feature 20 games, two raffles and door prizes. Food will be available. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
For tickets or information, call Carolyn Bonolis at 410-761-2194.
Crafters needed for fair
The Church of St. Christopher's Sunday school will hold a Craft Fair and Easter Candy Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31, and crafters are invited to participate. The charge is $15 for a space and $20 for a space with a table. Crafters need to reserve spaces by March 22.
LSIA to meet Wednesday
The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lindale Middle School media center classroom. Pam Jordan and Ray Baylor, who work for the county zoning office, will speak. "We hope to discuss code enforcement procedures," said Mike Daniel, president.
Community residents are invited. LSIA meets the second Wednesday of each month. Dues are $10 a year per household.
Club's prayer breakfast
Tickets are available for the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights' Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
The Rev. James Lucas of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will speak. Nancy Krebs of Severn will be the soloist. Several Linthicum residents will be recognized for their volunteer service to the community.
Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit two homeless shelters, Sarah's House at Fort Meade and Hearth House in Lansdowne. Mary Margaret Shipley is chairman of the breakfast.
Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by calling Barbara Anderson at 410-859-8619.
Democratic club meeting
The District 32 Democratic Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday at Ferndale Senior Center. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served at 7 p.m. for $4. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m.
The speakers will be Melanie Miller, president of the Anne Arundel County Young Democrats, and Dan Krimmblein, a North County High School teacher active in Democratic politics, who will discuss drawing young adults into the Democratic Party.
Guests are welcome. Dues are $10 a year. The District 32 Democratic Club meets the third Thursday of each month.
Information: Kathy Sauble, president, 410-859-1632; or Evelyn Kellner, vice president, 410-672-6850.