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Meet local vendors at Calvary Lutheran's Christmas Mart [Lisbon/Woodbine]

Calvary Lutheran Church will hold its Christmas Mart on Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be local vendors, crafts, gift items, while elephant room, cheese balls, jellies and a crab cake dinner that starts at 4 p.m. Food items will be available to purchase all day.

If you would like to display your wares or need more information, call 410-489-5280. The church is at 16151 Old Frederick Road in Woodbine.


St. Michael's Catholic Church will hold its fifth annual Turkey Tip-Off, which is part of the Saturday Night Basketball Festival from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Center in Ellicott City.

This event is for students in middle school and high school. Proceeds go to support the church's youth programs. For more information, contact Scott at


The new interchange along Route 32 at Linden Church Road near Dayton should be open. The interchange cost $16.5 million and was paid for by the county and the state. It eliminates the two traffic signals at the intersection.

Right now, it's estimated that 27,00 vehicles travel that stretch of road every day. The next major project for Route 32 will be an interchange at Rosemary Lane. There is no date scheduled for this project right now.

Ladies Night of Shopping at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parish hall Thursday, Nov. 14. There will be many vendors selling their wares including the Shabby Acorn selling painted furniture, Origami Owl selling jewelry, Dove Chocolate Discoveries selling chocolate delights, Pink Papaya selling skincare and aromatherapy products, MaryKay selling makeup and skincare products, Willow House/Sarah Blane selling jewelry, J. Hilburn selling men's clothing and Revive and Co. selling home décor. There will also be raffles and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will go to the J2A youth group pilgrimage. The church is at 2892 Route 97 in Glenwood. For information, call 240-372-8878.

The food pantry at St. Michael's Catholic Church has been helping our neighbors for more than 30 years. With the holiday season, the pantry is asking for donations to provide 50 families with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Items needed include canned sweet potatoes, canned cranberries, canned pumpkin, stuffing, evaporated milk, pie filling, tuna, mayo, peanut butter, jelly, soups, cereals, spaghetti sauce, pasta, boxed potatoes, boxed rice, Hamburger Helper, canned vegetables, canned fruit, applesauce, pancake mix and syrup. Donations can be dropped off in the church's atrium. Monetary donations will also be accepted to pay for perishable foods.

I'd like to welcome Chris and Stephanie Barnard and their son and daughters to the Woodbine neighborhood. The Barnards recently purchased my house and have made many wonderful changes to the house. It was a wonderful feeling for me to have the house filled with children again. I hope they love living in our neighborhood and raising their children in a family-oriented area as much as I loved living near all my friends and neighbors. I miss all of you so very much; but will still be close by for awhile longer.