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Ex-resident of Kuwait will speak to church

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A former resident of Kuwait City with an exciting story to tell will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. services Saturday at the Linthicum Seventh--Day Adventist Church, 901 Andover Road.

David Dunn, an administrator of the Adventist Church's Middle East mission, lived in Kuwait City with his wife and three sons. He will talk about the invasion of Kuwalt and his escape with his family from Iraqi soldiers.

After his wife and sons were allowed to leave, Dunn stayed in hiding until all Westerners were free to go. Dunn is a former Silver Spring resident now living in College Park awaiting his next assignment.

All are invited to attend. A free lunch will be served between services in Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call the church at 859-0866.

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The North County Knights Parents Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the media center of North County High School.

The agenda will include discussions of sports activities, the golf tournament, and staffing the concession stand for the rest of the year. More information will be given on the Sports Awards Banquet, set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Michael's 8th Avenue.

Anyone interested in attending must purchase tickets no later than today. They can be bought before classes and during lunch at NCHS or in the guidance office at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School during lunch. The cost is $7.

Diana Glodek, Linda Betz and Carol Koch will be accepting nominations through April 3 for next year's officers during the meeting. Anyone who would like to run or nominate someone to run should contact the school office at 859-5400.

The following positions are open president, vice president, recording secretary, treasurer, public relations director, concession director and fund-raising director.

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Did you reserve Sunday to attend the flea market, craft show and bake sale that the Ferndale Community Club is sponsoring?

It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the club hall, 15 5th Ave. in Ferndale off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Even if March winds blow, you will be comfortable indoors browsing through the glass collectibles, hand-made jewelry, flower arrangements, home-baked goods, attic treasures and various crafts.

Starting at 11 a.m., hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be sold.

Profits will go toward a children's Easter Party that club members are planning.

For more information, call Judy Roberson at 636-3476.

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The Linthicum, Heights American Association of Retired Persons 2244 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

Jack Shaum a newscaster at WBAL-Radio in Baltimore and an expert on maritime history and boating on the Chesapeake, will speak at the meeting.

A social hour beginning at noon will precede Shaum's talk, and he win be followed by a business meeting.

Call George Bottiger for further information at 766-5096.

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The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's latest concert, "The Sounds of New Orleans," is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at North County High School.

This band features jazz, Dixieland, ragtime and rhythm and blues. For more information, call Eloise Vaughn at 859-8047 or Pat Breidenbach at 859-8304.

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The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights still has tickets available for its annual Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

The program will include guest speaker, the Rev. McCarl Roberts, executive director of the Maryland Bible Society, and soprano Amy Brown.

The cost of the breakfast is $4. The community is invited.

To make reservations, please call 859-3308 or 859-0197 by March 8. Proceeds will be donated to Sarah's House, a shelter for the county's homeless.

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The Linthicum Elementary School has a special announcement.

Grandparent Visitation Day is set for Wednesday, March 13. Since many grandparents are expected, lunch will not be available.

Here is the day's schedule :

* 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.: refreshments in the media center.

* 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: "Clowns" a fifth- and sixth-grand production in the cafeteria. All grandparents are welcomed to attend.

* 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Visitation in the classrooms for kindergarten through fourth grade.

* 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Visitation in classrooms for fifth and sixth grades.

1 to 3 p.m.: Visitation for afternoon kindergarten only.

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The Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department has released a calendar of activities of interest to the whole family. For anyone who would like to participate, the following is a schedule for the month of March.

* At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, naturalist Rich Dolesh will lecture on the elusive and majestic great blue heron. The program is free, but advance registration is necessary. Call 222-1777.

* A "Learn to Draw Workshop" is slated for 10:30.a.m. Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Downs Park in Pasadena. Taught by Marie Bailey, each 1 1/2-hour class will increase your ability to "see" with an artistic eye and produce a realistic image on paper. Bring a drawing pad and pencil. Registration is necessary; the fee is $10. Call 222-6230.

Join "Bike Doctor" Steve Ruck at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 10 at Downs Park. Bring your bike to receive some maintenance tips and pointers on repair and maintenance. This is a free program, but advance registration is necessary. Call 222-6230.

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Take a "Tour of the Universe" with Professor Elise Albert from the U.S. Naval Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15. This lecture and slide presentation will lead you through out solar system into the unexplored regions of our galaxy and beyond. The free program will take place at Downs Park. For advanced registration, call 222-6230.

* Volunteers are needed for the "Marsh Clean-Up" day set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. This is an excellent opportunity for scout troops and others to help rid the marsh of debris that drifted in during the winter. At the same time, they'll learn more about the Wetlands Sanctuary and help its native wildlife. Call 741-9330 for information.

* A "Trash Bash" is set for all day Saturday, March 23 at Downs Park. Groups and individuals who would like to pitch in and help the park with its annual spring cleaning can call 222-6280 for more information.

* Downs Park's Bayside Amphitheater will be the scene of an interdenominational Easter Sunrise Service. The park will open at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, with the service beginning at 6:15 a.m. The Pasadena Ministerium will sponsor this event. Call 222-6230 for more information.

* Those in the community who would like to learn more about the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park can call 224-6244 and schedule a park ranger and slide presentation for their groups.

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