Anyone who drives by Ferndale Elementary School the week of Oct. 22 will know that it is National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week by the red ribbons flying from the bushes, flag pole and front of the building.

They will be put there next Monday by students, teachers and volunteer parents in an effort to show support for this project sponsored by President George Bush. Students, kindergarten through sixth grade, also will receive a ribbon they will wear throughout the week.

Each day will bring a reminder to the children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. On Tuesday, literature will be handed out informing parents of this growing problem and making them more aware of the dangers.

Wednesday is National Wear Red Day. Everyone will try to wear red clothing to show their support. There will be a sign-up sheet in the cafeteria Thursday and students can pledge to remain drug free.

"Just Say No" coloring books will be given out on Friday, ending a week of participation in the red ribbon campaign to fight drug abuse and alcoholism.

We won't have to do a lot of cooking this weekend, as two community schools will do the work for us.

The first event is at the Linthicum Elementary School, 101 School Lane, Linthicum Heights. The school will conduct a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Dinner will include spaghetti and meat sauce, tossed garden salad, Italian bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $ 4.25 for adults to age 60, $2.75 for adults age 60 and over and for children ages 3-11. Children under 3 eat free. A bountiful harvest table will be available where fresh apple cider, pumpkins and other seasonal treats can be purchased. Tickets are available at the door.

This would be a good opportunity to drop off the pink register receipts you have saved from the Giant food store. Linthicum Elementary School is involved in the "Apples for the Students" program to receive free computers. If you cannot drop them off, they can be mailed to the school, 101 School Lane, Linthicum Heights, Md. 21090.

The Linthicum Elementary PTA is also having a fund-raiser selling Entertainment '91 Books. The cost is $35. These books give generous discounts for restaurants, movies, shows and much more in the greater Baltimore area. Call the school office 859-1580.

The second dinner, the annual combination Texas Bull & Chesapeake Bay Oyster Roast is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 21 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

This is the second year the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association has sponsored this event. They represent 12 county high schools.

Tickets are $25 per person. The menu will include: beef roasted on the pit, beef barbecue, baked pork sausage, flounder, kielbasa in sauerkraut, chicken, ham, oysters fixed several different ways and a variety of salads and desserts. Dance to the music of D.J. Ray and Crazy Kenny. Profits from the affair will benefit students' scholarships. Athletic certificates will also go to deserving individuals. For tickets or more information call Athletic Director, Mike Baker 859-5400.

Michelle Wood, dental hygienist, will be visiting St. Philip Neri School's morning and afternoon kindergarten classes for National Dental Hygiene Week. She will be conducting a dental hygiene workshop.

Wood is a graduate of University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and is currently employed in a general practice in the Severna Park area.

St. Philip's Home School Association is going to have its annual craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the school hall, 6401 Orchard Road, Linthicum. More than 80 crafters will be participating. Country designs, wood crafts, quilting, holiday items and much more will be available. Food and drinks will also be sold.

Reservations can be made for the St. Philip Neri Flea Market, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Set up is at 7:30 a.m. Space rental is $10, but bring your own table. Rain date is Nov. 3. To reserve a space please call 859-0571 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m..

There is still time to subscribe to the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's concert series for an unusually low cost of $20. The first one, The Saturday Brass Quintet will be 8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the North County High School on Andover Road.

The Saturday Brass Quintet has brought music of the highest order to over a quarter of a million people throughout the United States and Canadian. Each member is a graduate of a world-class conservatory of music, offering the highest standards of individual musicianship to the group effort. They represent the finest of what young American ensembles have to offer.

The other concerts also promise to be of high quality, including: Nov.

18, at 3:30 p.m. The Bach Society of Baltimore, at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church; Jan. 19, 1991 at 8 p.m., The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania at North County High; March 9, 8 p.m., The Sounds of New Orleans; May 4, 8 p.m. at North County, The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

For more information and subscription information, call Eloise Vaughn at 850-8047 or Pat Briedenbach at 859-8304.

The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, a very active organization that works with and for the people of the community, is looking to increase its membership. Dues are a minimal $5 a year. Meetings are conducted on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Linthicum Elementary School Media Center, 101 School Lane. This group has been active in the community for more than 20 years, working to preserve the hometown character of the neighborhood. New neighbors moving into the community are especially welcome.

LSIA works together with other active groups in Linthicum. At a recent meeting with the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, several LSIA members attended and presented a very clear and informative program outlining the goals and functions of the community organization.

Bruce Fink, president, stressed that although they already work closely, there is room for an even better working relationship. Tom Holland spoke about the airport and about some of the changes taking place.

Bill Mueller gave an up-to-date report on rapid transit. He brought along drawings to show where the Linthicum train stop will be.

Donna Taylor made the club aware of some possible zoning changes. The president also touched on the many other ways that the LSIA is active: recycling, beautifying the neighborhood with tree planting projects, a Christmas tree lighting, contributing to the summer concerts-in-the-park and supporting under-privileged children through the YMCA.

Anyone wanting more information on the organization, can call Bruce Fink at 850-8508, or can join by mailing $5 to LSIA P.O.Box 143, Linthicum, Md.


This is the perfect time to get out and do some walking among the colorful falling leaves. Come and join the members of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church on their annual Church Rural Overseas Project, CROP, walk at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Downs Park. They are participating in this ecumenical project, sponsored by Church World Service to fight world hunger.

Sponsors can pledge a walker for any amount of money per mile. This year's profits will be divided between North County Outreach Network and Overseas Hunger through the Church World Services. The park entrance fee will be waived for walkers who participate.

Volunteers and sponsors should contact the parish coordinator Peter deWit or the parish office 859-5633 to register.

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