Honoring vets and those serving in military


May 26, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ST. JOHN Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, will hold "Lest We Forget," a community patriotic celebration, at 7 p.m. June 2

"This program is being planned and offered close to our nation's recognition of Memorial Day as a way to honor those who have served and are serving in our nation's military, and as an opportunity for us to offer prayers for our country in a time of war," said the Rev. William F.G. Gilroy, pastor.

Navy chaplain, Capt. Leroy Gilbert, will speak. Gilbert is retiring from the Navy Chaplain Corps this month after 30 years of service.

This program is offered as a community event, and neighboring congregations, community organizations, and friends are welcome to join. All attending veterans will be recognized for their service and are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Information: 410-859-0020.

Circus in town

On June 3, bring your children to the circus in Linthicum. The Kelly Miller Circus, an old-time circus with wild animals, and clowns will await you. Two performances, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., are scheduled on the grounds of St. Philip Neri School, 6401 S. Orchard Road.

You are invited to come early and watch as the animals are being unloaded and fed, and the elephants raise the big top. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the tent will be raised between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The Linthicum Lions Club is sponsoring the circus. Tickets are being sold in advance at several locations at a discount -- $8 and $5 for children. The outlets are: Mikies Restaurant and Carryout, Charlene's Hallmark, and Flowers Extraordinaire in the Shipley-Linthicum Shopping Center; Petal Pushers, 607 S. Camp Meade Road; and Walt Eger's Service Center, 1450 Grimm Road in Severn. Tickets also are available at Mikies in Glen Burnie, 1201 N. Crain Highway.

On circus day, tickets are $10, $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Children younger than age 2 will be admitted free.

Strawberry fest

Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church is sponsoring its 55th Strawberry Festival from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the church hall, 200 School Lane. The festival is co-sponsored by the Evelyn Keller Circle women's group and the United Methodist Men.

A light supper, including strawberry shortcake or strawberries and ice cream, will be available. Also for sale will be baked goods, attic treasures, plants and items for children. There is no admission charge. The proceeds benefit missions and church projects.

Information: 410-859-5939.

Concert series

Sign up by Friday to receive a discount on a subscription to the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's concert series for 2002-2003. Five concerts and the Navy Band are offered for $29, if tickets are purchased early. After that, the cost is $34. All concerts are held at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park.

Information: 410-859-3308 or send money to: Performing Arts Association of Linthicum Inc. P.O. Box 321 Linthicum Heights 21090.

Barbershop contest

The Sons of the Severn organization will hold the Western Division Contest of the Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Inc., for two days at Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road.

The quartet competition starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday (tickets at the door $10). The chorus competition starts at 11 a.m. Saturday (tickets at the door $10). At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Jamboree will be held (tickets at the door $15).

To purchase an advance ticket for all events for $25, mail a check to Sons of the Severn c/o John J. Cunningham, 1055 Sixth St., Glen Burnie 21060. Tickets may be picked up at the door.

The Sons of the Severn, an a cappella men's chorus, has been a supporter of North County Emergency Outreach Network, raising money and collecting food for the needy through a benefit concert. That concert was held recently and the results were overwhelming, according to Marsha M. Frazier, president of the outreach group. This year, 812 bags of food and $1,240.18 in cash and checks were collected.

Flea markets

Have you done your spring cleaning and now have things that are still useful but you just want to get rid of? These organizations are offering a place to set up a table and sell those items.

Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, will hold a flea market, bake sale and auction from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The auction, featuring afghans, antiques and surprises, will begin at 10 a.m. Food will be available. Tables are available for $10 each.

Information: 410-789-1337.

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights is sponsoring a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue. Reservations for spaces are $10 each. You must bring your own table.

Reservations: 410-859-8459.

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