Ferndale parade May 6 will be traveling down a new route


April 29, 2001|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE DAY

THE ANNUAL Ferndale Day Parade and Festival will be held May 6 at noon, with the procession featuring vintage cars, bands, clowns and a variety of other marching groups.

This year's parade will follow a new route, starting at Broadview Boulevard and Hollins Ferry Road and proceeding down Broadview through the heart of Ferndale to the Third Avenue field where the festival begins at 12:30.

A variety of food - those warm-weather favorites such as pit beef, crab cakes and hot dogs - as well as simpler refreshments, games, children's rides and displays of arts and crafts will be available.

Mason-Dixon Square Dancers will give demonstrations, and the local bands Strikers and Family Tradition will perform.

A beer garden will again be organized by the Taverns of Ferndale and other local businesses and organizations.

Raffle tickets will be sold for pairs of tickets to each of the Ravens' home games this year - and are available in advance at Ferndale businesses.

Space for flea market tables is available. Reservations: Mary Stafford, 410-760-0557.

The festival benefits Ferndale-Linthicum Area Community Council, a nonprofit community organization.

Those wishing to participate in the parade may obtain an application by calling 410-766-8348.

Women to hear `Dr. Jim'

James F. Dasinger, psychologist and popular radio talk show host, will be guest speaker at the annual luncheon of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, at 11 a.m. May 8 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

The club's president, Margaret Booker, will preside at the event, which will include the installation of new board members and awards.

Dasinger, who has had a private practice in Reisterstown since 1974, has had more than 25 years of experience as a speaker, business consultant, professor and psychotherapist. Since 1984, he has been an "on-air" consultant with WBAL-AM radio and is better known as "Dr. Jim" on his own show at the station at 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Irene Wilson and Jane Bond are co-chairs for the event.

Tickets are $16.50. Reservations, information: 410-850-4184.

Incidentally, the club's annual prayer breakfast, held last month, was one of its most successful - raising $700. The money goes to Hearth House in Lansdowne and Sarah's House at Fort Meade.

Circus coming to Linthicum

Linthicum Lions Club will sponsor a visit by the Kelly Miller Circus with two shows June 4 on the grounds of St. Philip Neri Church, 6405 Orchard Road.

Shows will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds helping in the club's purchase of visual equipment for two sight-impaired community residents.

In planning for the event, the club is looking for businesses to buy blocks of 10 tickets for donation to children in places of the purchasers' choosing - and to be matched with tickets from the Lions Club.

Advance ticket prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for children. Information or tickets: 410-859-8967.

Relay sign-ups

You can still form a team for Linthicum's Relay for Life, an event dedicated to those who have battled cancer. Information on requirements will be available at a team captains' meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Northern District police station, 939 Hammonds Lane.

The overnight event is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 15 through the morning of June 16 - a Friday-Saturday relay and party at Lindale Middle School on Andover Road.

Team captains will learn how to recruit 10 to 15 friends, family, co-workers or neighbors to take turns running, walking or using a wheelchair to get around the track, while teammates and supporters camp out and enjoy music, food, competitions and camaraderie. The meeting will help with ideas for a team theme for those aiming to be creative and some unusual ways to raise money for the cause.

Information: Sue McDonald, 410-721-4304.

Retirees' meeting

Linthicum Chapter 2244 of AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. Clyde King, a safety expert, will speak about "Speed on the Highway."

King is a member and past president of the nearby Patapsco Valley AARP Chapter 3850.

The board will gather at 11:30 a.m., and refreshments will be served before the general meeting.

Tickets for the chapter's annual spring luncheon, to be held May 24 at the Rose Restaurant, will be available for purchase at $14.

Information: Mary Foster, 410-850-4630.

Herb club meeting

Member Beverly Slomski will demonstrate the steps necessary to make a concrete stepping stone at the next meeting of Friendly Thyme Herb Club, on Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

A social time with refreshment will start at 9:15 a.m., with the program and business meeting at 10 a.m.

Robin Ward Ireland will present the herb report on winter savory, and Erica Burke, vice president, will give a book report.

Guests are welcome. Information: Audrey Roat, 410-636-2151.

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