Afghan-American will share her tales of the Taliban

November 25, 2001

Afghanistan native Fahima Vorgetts will speak at a meeting of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights at 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

Vorgetts, who fled Afghanistan in 1979, is now an American citizen and Anne Arundel County resident. Her topic will be "Life Under the Taliban."

The program is open to the public.

Information: Marge Booker, 410-551-4903.

Arundel Singers to hold free holiday concert

The Arundel Singers, a volunteer community chorus in the county, invites the public to celebrate its 25th anniversary of free public concerts at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., Brooklyn. The concert will feature former members, accompanists and directors. Selections for the evening will include "The Christmas Song," "Carol of the Bells," "Sleigh Ride" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from The Messiah.

Former members from West Virginia, New York and Florida and the Baltimore area will be joining the group for this performance.

The 34-member group will also perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Jenkins Memorial Church in Pasadena and at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Peace Lutheran Church in Linthicum. Information: 410-439-0696 or sligoe@ix.net com.com.

Historical society slates Christmas open house

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual Candlelight Christmas Open House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at the Benson-Hammond House on Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road. Entertainment will be provided by violinist Ryan Conlon and bagpiper Dave Phillips.

The society's doll collection will be on display and the Browse and Buy Shoppe will be open. Refreshments will be provided. , There is no admission fee and parking will be available on the grounds.

Information: 410-768-9518.

Patapsco Valley AARP plans monthly meeting

Patapsco Valley Chapter 3850 of the AARP will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 118 Marydell Road.

A social hour with refreshments will start at noon followed by a program at 12:45 p.m. and a business meeting at 1:30 p.m.

The program will feature appraisals of members' antiques by representatives from AAA antiques. Donations for a food pantry and club dues will be accepted at the meeting.

Information: Paul Bagley, 410- 255-2601.

Calendar

Fruit sales: Brooklyn Lions Club is selling pink grapefruit, tangerines and navel oranges as part of its annual Christmas citrus sale. Orders, which must be placed by Dec. 7, can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Councill's Restaurant, 1110 E. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore. To order: 410-355- 7988, 410-859-8020, 410-636-5296 or 410-437-2977.

Alumni trip: Brooklyn Park High School Alumni Association has a few seats left on its Dec. 5 bus trip to New York. The bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the Bingo World parking lot at 10th Avenue and Belle Grove Road, and will depart from New York at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Information: 410- 636-3269 or 410-789-7214.

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