The band plays jazz, dixieland, ragtime and rhythm and blues.

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will have its 14th annual Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

Guest speaker for the program will be the Rev. McCarl Roberts, a Methodist minister and executive director of the Maryland Bible Society. He is a graduate ofthe Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the Wesley TheologicalSeminary in Washington, D.C.

The theme of the Rev. Roberts' "Magic With a Message" presentation will be "The Bible Tells Me So; Jesus'Message Reaching Out To a Needy World."

Guest soloist will be soprano Amy Brown. Brown studied voice at Penn State University and was in the University Choir and Touring Choir there. She has lived in this area for the past seven years and sings with the Contemporary Ensemble at her church, St. Matthias in Lanham.

She also performs at weddings, baptisms and variety shows and sings with the Parkway Chorale.

Clergy from area churches are invited. The program is open to the community, but seating is limited. For ticket information, call 859-3308 or 859-0197 no later than Friday, March 8.

Cost of the breakfast is $4. Proceeds will be donated to Sarah's House, a shelter for the homeless in Anne Arundel County.

* Everyone is invited to join together for the World Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. Friday at the BrooklynHeights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave. -- one block Eastof Ritchie Highway -- in Brooklyn Park.

This is sponsored by Church Women United, an organization of women of different religious denominations. In this area, members come from 15 churches in Linthicum, Ferndale and Brooklyn.

Women all over the world will be gathering together at the same time on Friday to pray for world peace. The program is the same all over and this year has been planned by the women of Kenya, Africa. The topic will be "On the Journey Together." Two soloists will provide special music for the occasion.

Those attending are asked to bring a contribution for the covered dish luncheon that will follow the service. Reservations are not required. The turnoutusually is large, with between about 150 and 200 men, women and children expected.

* The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will present the fourth concert of its ninth season at 8 p.m. Saturday. This program features The Sounds of New Orleans, which will perform on the stage of North County High School, in the old Andover High School building.

This Dixieland band is one of the oldest established bands on Bourbon Street. Members play a full range of great New Orleans jazz standards, Dixieland, ragtime and rhythm and blues.

Rene Nett, the featured performer with The Sounds of New Orleans, has performed with Al Hirt and Pete Fountain and appeared on the Lawrence Welk Show. He also has fronted the band on tours of the United States, Europe and South America.

Some of the tunes PAAL subscribers will hear include "Basin Street Blues," "Summertime," "St. James Infirmary" and, of course, "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Also featured at the concert will be an art exhibit by Susan Casey Scharling, a local artist known for her portraits. She currently has an exhibition of her watercolors at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis.

Come join PAAL for an exciting evening.

Parking for the event is free, well-lightedand handicapped accessible. PAAL concerts are partially funded by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information contact Eloise Vaughn at 859-8047 or Pat Breidenbach at 859-8304.

* The Arundel Cooperative Nursery School has scheduled an Open House for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Teacher Michele Hampe will review the program offered for both 3- and 4-year-olds.

Board members will be available to answer questions concerning the school's requirements. The Arundel nursery school is a co-op, meaning parent involvement is required. It is certified by the state.

The 3-year old program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. The 4-year old program meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same times.

The Arundel Cooperative Nursery is located in the Peace Lutheran Church, 416Wellham Ave., Ferndale.

For information, call Pam Fetsko at 760-6293 or Robin Woodward at 437-9419.

* Oops!

Last week I gave the incorrect sponsor for the Pancake Breakfast set for 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ferndale Firehouse, 4 S. Broadview Blvd.

The fund-raiser is being sponsored by the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association. The cost is $3 and includes all the pancakes you want, sausage, coffee and tomato or orange juice. Eggs and extra sausage will be available.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

* The North County High School Drama Club will put on three one-act plays in the school's auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Under the direction of drama adviser Wayne Shipley, students have planned the following productions: sophomore class,"They're None of them Perfect," with student director Anna Rohlederand assistant director Holly Brown; junior class, "Just Desserts," with student director Kevin Lascola and assistant director Chong Yi; senior class, "Louder, I Can't Hear You," with student director Adam Stachura.

Tickets are $3 and will be available at the door. Refreshments will be served during intermission. NCHS is located at 415 Andover Road in Linthicum.

* The YWCA of Ferndale is sponsoring a short hands-on course in "WordPerfect 5.0" to introduce adults to computersand word processing. These five sessions each last about two hours and class size is very small. Day classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Evening classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The YWCA also will conduct beginner and refresher typing classes in early April.Registration is required by the end of March.

For information on either program, call 768-2500. The YWCA is located in the Ferndale Elementary School, 103 Packard Ave.

* Karen Harrison from "Baskets Galore" will be the guest speaker Friday at the Friendly Thyme Herb Clubmeeting, set for the Linthicum-Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Harrison will be bringing eight to 10 examples of the baskets that

she makes, including market, Appalachian egg, berry, hen and open heart baskets.

Special emphasis will be placed on those baskets that can be used in gathering herbs from the garden andhow they can be decorated with dried herbs. Members will see basketsin various stages of construction and will learn why they are so easy to make.

Harrison has been making baskets for almost five years and gives classes at Anne Arundel Community College, the Arnold Senior Center and her home. She also attends many local craft shows. Harrison makes the traditional, natural-colored baskets, but tends to use a lot more color in them than is usually seen. She will customize anybasket to suit the decor of the customer.

The Friendly Thyme HerbClub features a different herb each month. This month, Renee Bivans will give some helpful hints on growing and using chives. Those attending are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, please call program chairwoman Mary Goode at 437-4120 or President Sue Latini at 766-1463.

* Look for more information next week, but in the meantime take note: The Ferndale Community Club has scheduled a Flea Market, Craft Show and Bake Sale for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at 15 5th Ave., off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Yesterday's Anne Arundel County Sun incorrectly listed the date of an upcoming concert. The Sounds of New Orleans will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at North County High. The concert is sponsored by the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.
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