Church to hold annual Strawberry Festival tomorrow

May 31, 2002

Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The menu includes crab cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and strawberry desserts. Activities will include games for the children and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit church projects.

Information: 410-255-1506.

Park ranger to lead wildlife excursion

Park Ranger David DeVault will lead an expedition to look for painted turtles, blackbirds, muskrats and other wetland wildlife at the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park on June 12.

Participants should meet at 6 p.m. on the trail behind the Pasadena Crossroads Shopping Center on Jumpers Hole Road in Pasadena. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended.

Registration is required.

Information and registration: 410-222-6244.

People

Honored at ceremony: Gregory Tyson of Pasadena recently graduated from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.

Participates in program: Melissa Lynn Marchiano of Pasadena will participate in "The Gift of Discovery: Learning Exchange, Italy and America," an educational and cultural program sponsored by the National Italian-American Foundation. Marchiano attends the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Eighty students will travel to Italy to gain a better understanding of the country and its culture.

Around town

Sign up for soccer: The St. Jane Bay Sharks fall soccer team for boys younger than 10 is looking for players to join the competitive travel select team. Players should have birth dates between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 1993. Parents may call coach Bryan Martz at 410-360-5155 or send an e-mail to bsmartz@ cablespeed.com.

Fund-raiser: Bello Machre, a Pasadena-based group that supports people with developmental disabilities, will hold a fund-raiser, Every Step Counts, for hikers, bikers and walkers June 8 on the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. The event will start at 9 a.m. at the B&A Trail at Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway, behind Premier Cinema. 410-255-3805.

Summer camp: Mount Carmel Child Development Center has announced its summer camp program for full- and part-time campers ages 3 to 11. The camp runs from June 17 to Aug. 23 and offers weekly themes, field trips, crafts, games and sports. Openings are limited. Fees range from $45 to $100 per week. 410-255-2429.

Celebration: Downs Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary June 23. 410-222-6230.

Reunion: Chesapeake High School's Class of 1982 will hold its 20-year reunion Sept. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The cost is $55 a person. Tickets are limited. 410-349-1632 or www. chsclassof1982.com.

Walking program: North Arundel Hospital has seven walking programs throughout Anne Arundel County. 410-787- 4367.

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