Holiday bazaars begin; columnist takes her leave after 30+ years [Timonium]

Come one, come all! Two fabulous Christmas bazaars will be held in our area on Saturday, Nov. 16. Timonium United Methodist Church, at 2300 Pot Spring Road, will hold its bazaar and craft fair on that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring 30 vendors selling gift items for the holidays. Gift items include jewelry, handmade hats, embroidered items, hand-painted tools, wooden doll furniture, American Girl clothes, Ravens gift items, wreaths, watercolors, baby gifts, handmade cards and stationery. Lunch will be available, including soup, sandwiches and desserts. A Fine Flea section will offer gently used items along with a bake table including the famous sticky buns made by Boy Scout Troop 328.

The former St. Timothy Christmas bazaar will now be held at Grace Lutheran, 8601 Valley Field Road, on Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Reinheimer Hall. As is the tradition, the bazaar will have a variety of handmade crafts, holiday gifts, silent auction, crafts for children to make, bake table and a puppet show. There also will be a box available for donation of food items such as cans of fruit, vegetables, tuna, etc., which will be donated to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches to help feed the less fortunate. Lenna Sheridan writes that hopes "to see many of our friends at our new church home".

Bill Day, longtime Timonium resident and member of the Chorus of the Chesapeake, reports that the chorus will present its fall show, "We Gather Together ... A Harvest of Harmony" on Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Avenue. The show will feature The Upper Chesapeake Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, 2013 Region 13 Champion; Barber Shop Quartet, 3rd Place International Quartet Medalist; The Monorail Four, 2013 Mid-Atlantic District Top 10 Quartet Finalist; and the Chorus of the Chesapeake, 1961 and 1971 International Chorus Champions. All seats are reserved. For ticket information, contact Frank Sigwart at 410-529-0732. All major credit cards are accepted.

Happy November birthdays to Dolores White, Dorothy Hickey, Darlene Resnick and Sonie Lee Underwood. Best wishes to all.

On a final note, it is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire as the Timonium neighborhood columnist. As this is my final column, I bid farewell to my readers and to those in the community who have contributed to my column over the last 30+ years. It has been my pleasure to get to know many of you in my effort to share "good news" with fellow neighbors. I love this community and wish the best for all of you and for my successor.


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