Benefit on Aug. 13 and 14 to mark `Enchanted Forest's 50th Birthday'

July 31, 2005

Clark's Elioak Farm will celebrate the "Enchanted Forest's 50th Birthday" with a weekend benefit Aug. 13 and 14. The farm is home to Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and other storybook figures from the defunct Enchanted Forest amusement park in Ellicott City.

Howard County Executive James N. Robey will kick off the weekend celebration at 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Gov. Robert L. Erhlich Jr. will present a citation commemorating the 50-year history of the Enchanted Forest at noon Aug. 14.

The petting farm will be open, and pony and hay rides, theater, music, storytelling and face-painting are planned. CJ's Country Catering will provide pit beef, hot dogs and ice cream. Vintage Enchanted Forest photographs, home movies and miniature replicas will be on display.

Some of the Enchanted Forest artifacts have been restored; others need work. Volunteers and donations are being sought to complete the work.

The gift shop will feature farm animals, toy tractors, Enchanted Forest postcards, brochures and books, and a digital video disc, A Visit to the Enchanted Forest.

A limited number of stones, removed from the walls around Cinderella's Castle, have been hand-painted with realistic images of the Enchanted Forest and will be auctioned.

Clark's Elioak Farm, at 10500 Route 108, Ellicott City, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, through Nov. 6.

Information: 410-730-4049, or

Basket bingo to be held Saturday in Ellicott City

Elkridge Hurricanes Football and Cheer Boosters will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. The first game will be held at 2 p.m. Twenty regular games, door and consolation prizes and raffles are planned. All the baskets will be filled.

Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

Information or tickets: Krista Wright, 443-864-7146. Or mail a check payable to EFHA, c/o Wilkens, PMB 121, 6030 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge 21075.

Around Town

Heart & sole:

The Red Devils, a nonprofit organization that provides funding for nonmedical support services for women with breast cancer, will hold its third "Heart and Sole Stroll," a noncompetitive walk, at 10 a.m. today at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City. Registration is to begin at 9 a.m. Tickets are $35 a person; $70 a family. Prizes and children's activities are planned. The first 500 walkers will receive Red Devil T-shirts. The Red Devils, founded by the families of Ginny Worthington-Schardt and Jessica Cowling, two friends who died of breast cancer, takes its name from the chemotherapy drug, Adriamycin, sometimes referred to as the "red devil."

Conversation club:

The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays. The club is intended for adults and teenagers who speak English as a second or third language and who want to practice in a group setting. Registration is requested. 410-313-1950.

Gardening advice:

The Miller branch library is offering drop-in question-and-answer sessions with master gardeners from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to Sept. 30. 410-313-1950.

Moms meet:

The MOMS Club of Ellicott City -- South chapter will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glenmar Road, Ellicott City. www.geocities. com/momsclubofec/.

Getting ready:

The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will offer "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" a program to mark the first day for children ages 4 and 5. The program will be offered at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Registration is to begin Aug. 2. 410-313-5077.


Mount Hebron High School will hold junior varsity and varsity cheerleading tryouts from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 15-18. Come dressed for practice. Ashley Gainer, the JV cheer coach.

New teen 'zine:

Those ages 13 to 18 are invited to join the staff of the Howard County Library's new teen magazine. The next meeting is to be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Miller branch library. Registration, which is required, is to begin Aug. 10. 410-313-1950.

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