Girl Scouts thinking about Asia -- and a Bronze Award [Lutherville]

Our local Girl Scout Thinking Day, which was enjoyed by girls from Daisy Scouts through Seniors last month, was planned and executed as part of Junior Troop 2264's Bronze Award. The girls chose Asia as the theme, rather than a single country. According to leader Deb Baker, this was to teach all the Scouts that Asia is more than China and Japan. Among the special activities was an Indian dance, performed by the troop and taught to them by dance instructor Charuta Patil. The Scouts, who are fifth- and sixth-graders at Timonium Elementary School and the Montessori School, are Alexandra Angelos, Emma Chandler, Elizabeth de Guzman, Isabella Hodiste, Allison Horky, Ella Marcovsky, Sarah Martin, Kristen Metzler, Sierra Raspa and Lisa Sandson. Leaders are Deb Baker and Barb Chandler. The Bronze Award is earned by a troop and includes other requirements on which the girls are working. I'll be sure to let you know when the troop receives its award.

The Easter Bunny will soon be hopping through Lutherville visiting egg hunts sponsored by our community associations. He has two hunts on Saturday, March 23, first in Longford starting at 10:30, where he'll enjoy donuts for his breakfast. Later in the day he'll be visiting Orchard Hills. Sunday, March 24, he returns to town for the Lutherville Community Association Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. at West Lutherville Park. LCA residents are asked to drop off a dozen filled eggs (wrapped candy, stickers, tattoos, etc.) per child from 1-2 p.m. at the park. One special golden egg will be hidden for each age group. Refreshments will be served. Please remember that these special events are for the children and grandchildren of the residents of the individual communities.

The Dulaney Valley Women's Club is looking forward to spring at its April 9 meeting where Betty Baldwin of Betty's Gardens will be discussing herbs and how to grow and use them. In addition to learning about herbs, members will be able to take some home as Betty will also be bringing herbs with her for purchase. The Women's Club has monthly meetings the second Tuesday of the month at noon in Spangler Hall at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and include a luncheon. President Fran Fulford tells me that the club, which was founded in 1956, also has several special interest groups, including a book club and singles group. The book club meets on the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in members' homes, while the singles group gathers for lunch at various restaurants on the third Saturday of the month. Currently the ladies are planning a card party and luncheon to benefit the Police Athletic League, which the group has supported for several years. To learn more about the club and its many activities, give Fran a call at 410-321-7374. New members are always welcome at the club, where she says, "We just enjoy being together."

Orchids have always seemed to me to be quite a fragile flower and one I'd never dare to try and grow at home. The Lutherville Garden Club will be learning just how to accomplish this feat when Alice Hisley, orchard caretaker at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, gives a talk on 'Growing Orchids in Your Home' at the club's April 4 meeting. The garden club meetings begin at 11 a.m. with a short business meeting, followed by luncheon and the speaker. Meetings are held at Providence United Methodist Church in Towson, usually on the first Thursday of the month. A business meeting is at 11 a.m., following by luncheon and the speaker. If you'd like to attend the meeting or learn more about the club give Membership Chairman Carol Kakel a call at 410-252-8662.

While getting the info on this month's meeting from longtime member Betty Reeves, she wanted to let everyone know about the 2013 Maryland Daffodil Show on April 16 and 17 at The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson. The show is presented by the Maryland Daffodil Society.

Mid-Week Lenten services continue at our neighborhood churches for two more Wednesdays. Tonight's gathering is at Havenwood Presbyterian Church, with Grace English Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 20. Services begin at 7:15 p.m. with a light supper at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar snow for the Longford Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. I know there will be other yard sales planned by our neighborhoods – so please let me know so I can publicize your event.

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