Linthicum festival takes alternative look at health


October 06, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LYNN MARIE McGowan likes variety in the Linthicum Health Fest. Her job, as one of the organizers of the event, is to see that many kinds of alternative care providers participate. "I am always out there looking for new vendors. The Health Fest is an open atmosphere where people can offer information and educate the public," she said.

The sixth annual Linthicum Health Fest is co-sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road.

"This event promises to be as helpful to the community as in the past years," said Cathy Ulrich, committee chairwoman. She said traditional health care will be offered by the hospital in the form of free health screenings for cholesterol, colon cancer, pulmonary function, blood pressure and back health. North Arundel Hospital Diabetes Management will be represented, and other wellness displays, educational material and promotional items will be available.

Area seniors will be able to get information on the hospital's new Senior Health Club, and registrations for membership will be accepted.

The Health Fest offers information and displays on a wide range of therapies such as herb therapy, meditation, intuitive counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage therapy. Information on dentistry, aura photography, magnet therapy, nutrition, and hair and skin care also will be available. The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging will be present.

This year, McGowan said, participants will include an astrologer, a health food store and a spa health club. Another participant is the North County Recreation Center, which offers health-related classes such as tai chi and yoga.

The following community organizations will provide assistance with the sale of food and beverages: Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights; AARP; Linthicum Lions Club; Performing Arts Association of Linthicum; Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts; Sarah's House; Pascal Senior Center; and Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Admission is free. Hourly door prize drawings and free merchandise samples will be featured.

Information: 410-684-2546, or North Arundel Hospital's Public Relations Department, 410- 787-4367.

Harvest Art Show

Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold a Harvest Art Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Benson-Hammond House, Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road. The rain date is Oct. 13.

During the event, the Browse and Buy Shoppe will be open for business, and tours of the house will be conducted for a nominal fee. Local produce, herbs and honey will be sold. Parking is free. Parking will be available for people for people with disabilities.

Vendor spaces are available for $10. Each space is 8 feet by 8 feet along a chain-link fence. Vendors must furnish wire, hooks, easels, tables or other materials needed to display items.

For application forms or more information, call Lillian Malkus at 410-761-6942.

Spaghetti dinner

The United Methodist Men are serving a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. In addition to spaghetti, the menu will include salad, rolls, homemade desserts and beverages.

This year, something new has been added. The United Methodist Women will be sponsoring a candy and baked goods table. After dinner, visit their table in Room 111 and purchase a dessert to take home.

The cost for adults is $6, $4 for children age 12 and younger. The proceeds will be divided between church-sponsored college scholarships and purchase of The Upper Room devotional book for church members.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling the church office at 410-859-0990, or by calling Russ Holmes at 410-859- 5939.

Basket bingo

The St. Philip Neri Home School Association is sponsoring a basket bingo Saturday in the parish hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. There will be 20 games, three specials, and a raffle and door prizes. Food will be available.

The cost is $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

For tickets or information: Cecelia Hildebrand at 410-789-1472.

Candidates forum

The public affairs committee of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will present county executive candidates Janet S. Owens, the Democratic incumbent, and Phillip D. Bissett, the Republican challenger, along with County Council District 1 candidates Pamela G. Beidle, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Bob Gouge in a public forum at its Tuesday meeting at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public.

Each candidate will give a 10-minute presentation. A five-minute question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. The public affairs committee, under the chairmanship of Alice Sophocleus, has discussed and researched the ballot questions. Copies of the questions will be available.

Information: Alice Sophocleus, 410-850-4978.

Linthicum Shipley

The general membership meeting of the Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lindale Middle School media center, 415 Andover Road. On the agenda are discussions on the community fair, sidewalks, and the Christmas tree lighting.

Information: Mike Daniel, 410-859-8586.

Quilt winner

Marlene Stivers, the quilter who sat this summer outside Charlene's Hallmark store in Shipley-Linthicum Shopping Center selling raffle tickets for the benefit of Hospice of the Chesapeake, is happy to report that one of the winning tickets was sold there. Stivers said the third-prize quilt was won by Teresa Bathgate of Ferndale.

"I am glad someone in the community was a winner," she said. The flowered, scrappy star pattern was one of the prizes Stivers had quilted herself.

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