Ferndale Day to mark 25th appearance May 5


April 28, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOOKING FOR a fun time for the whole family? Ferndale Day can fit the bill.

A parade, pony rides, crafts for sale, children's games, a beauty pageant, raffle and good food will be featured.

Starting at noon May 5, a parade of old cars, marching bands, fire equipment and contestants in the Little Miss Ferndale contest will make their way from North County High School down Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard to Broadview Boulevard, ending at the field on Third Avenue, where the other festivities will be held.

This marks the 25th year the community has held Ferndale Day. Each year, it gets larger. All proceeds go toward the maintenance and utilities of the senior center, at 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Get ready for the circus

The circus is coming to our community. Buy your tickets early and mark the date on your calendar because part of the fun is the anticipation of the big top's arrival.

Linthicum Lions Club is bringing the Kelly Miller Circus to the grounds of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church for two shows, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 3. The 2002 edition of the circus will feature elephants, horses and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top. The show will be held rain or shine.

The Kelly Miller Circus has been performing since 1938.

Advance tickets are available at a discount and can be purchased at Charlene's Hallmark; Flowers Extraordinaire in Shipley-Linthicum Shopping Center; Petal Pushers, 607 S. Camp Meade Road; Walt Eger's Service Center, 1450 Grimm Road in Severn; and Mikie's restaurant, 1201 Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie.

Advance tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. On the day of the show, tickets may be purchased at the gate only. The cost at the gate is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free.

Most tickets outlets will be closed June 2.

St. Philip Neri Church is at 6405 S. Orchard Road in Linthicum.

Boating safety class

"Maryland Basic Boating," a course offered by Anne Arundel Community College, will be held at North County High School on three dates next month.

Al White, an officer with the Maryland Natural Resources Police, will teach classes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 8, 13 and 15.

Anyone born after July 1, 1972, is required by law to have a certificate from this course to operate any boat registered, or with documents, in Maryland. State and federal boating requirements, rules of the road, boat handling, personal water craft, trailing, aid to navigation and other subjects will be covered.

Information and registration: 410-777-2325.

Atlantic City trip

A bus trip to Atlantic City is being sponsored by Cathy Ulrich, owner of Head to Toe Beauty Salon in Linthicum, to raise funds for this year's Relay for Life. The overnight event will raise money for cancer research and offer support to those fighting the disease and to their families.

The trip to the Showboat hotel and casino will be May 13. Tickets are available. The bus will leave St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, at 8:30 a.m. and return at 8:30 p.m. Snacks and a bag lunch will be provided.

The cost is $27 for the trip, with a $15 rebate voucher from the casino.

Reservations: 410-684-2546.

Herb club to meet

Nina Bazemore, a natural health adviser, will be the speaker at a meeting of Friendly Thyme Herb Club on Friday at Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Her topic will be aromatherapy.

A social time with refreshments will start at 9:15 a.m., followed by the presentation and business meeting at 10 a.m.

Reservations are being accepted for the symposium "You Use Herbs for What?" presented by Friendly Thyme Herb Club from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. John Lutheran Church in Linthicum. The cost is $35 and includes two herb presentations, speakers and lunch.

Information and registration forms can be obtained from Renee Bivans at 410-551-9409 or, by e-mail, rhbivans@msn.com.

Guests are welcome.

For information on the club or meeting: Erika Burke, vice president and program chairwoman, 410-766-5520.

Book sale

"Great Books! Great Prices! Great Treasures!" - the semiannual used-book sale sponsored by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society - will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building, 9 Crain Highway South.

Reading material will include fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, cookbooks, children's books and more. Both hardback and paperback books will be available.

Book donations will be accepted at Kuethe Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before the sale.

Proceeds benefit the Historical and Genealogical Research Center at Kuethe Library. Information: 410-760-9679.

AARP to meet

Linthicum Chapter 2244 of AARP will meet Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Maple and Hammonds Ferry roads. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. The board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jill Rostolsky and Michael Barb of Chesapeake Financial Group will present a brief program on long-term care at 1 p.m., followed by the business meeting.

Tickets for the May 23 luncheon will be sold. Door prizes for the luncheon can be donated. Sign-up sheets for a June birthday party will be available for members.

Information: Mary Foster, 410-850-4630.

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