The Notables, the musical ensemble from American Association of Retired People Chapter 3850, is back with its fourth season of entertainment.

The group, which has performed at the White House and State House, keeps a full schedule providing a musical variety show to nursing homes, retirement centers, senior centers and clubs. Most of theirshows are designed to appeal to seniors.

Last week, the group gave its spring program at the Meridian Nursing Center on Hammonds Ferry Road. The musical variety show began andended with patriotic songs that included a beautiful rendition of "God Bless America," by Margaret Clifton.

Soloist Charlie Dorn took everyone "Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay," while Jack Davis preparedthem for possible "April Showers."

Two ladies from the chorus added to their solos by dressing in costumes that reflected the mood of their medleys. "Hello Dolly" was sung by Alice Heiderman accompanied by five gentlemen from the chorus, and Lydia Waldo was entertaining as she sang to the audience how "A Good Man is Hard to Find." She alsosang "When Charlie Plays the Piano," referring to the leader of the group, Charles Haslup.

Several spirituals also highlighted the program, including soloist Roger Pardoe, who sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer," and "Let There Be Peace On Earth" by Margaret Clifton.

The clockwas turned back some when Jim Wheeler sang,

"There Goes My Heart"and John Braun sang "Sleepytime Gal," two oldies. Braun was joined by Bill Burkhart for "That's the Way to Find Happiness."

In honor of the upcoming celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Bill Fowler treated the audience to "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." Audience sing-alongs were encouraged.

This one-hour show will be repeated Thursday and Friday at the Charlestown Retirement Center on Wilkens Avenue.

For more information, call Charles Haslup at 859-1850.


Don't missAnne Arundel County's "Artists of Tomorrow," on display at the Linthicum Library, Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads.

The exhibit features two- and three-dimensional artwork by students of North County High School, on display through March 17.

Ceramic pottery and three-dimensional relief sculpture from NCHS will be on display throughout the month in the library display cases.


Parents are welcome toattend the PTA Sponsored Cultural Arts Program that is being conducted this afternoon from 1:45 to 2:30 at the George T. Cromwell Elementary School.

Chris Patton will present a fast-paced, captivating program combining music, storytelling and lots of audience participation called Sonic Synergy.


Tickets should be purchased early forthe oyster and bull roast sponsored by the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association set for April 7.

This yearly fund-raiser will take place at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, on the southeast corner of Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road.

The food is being provided by Atlantic Caterers. An extensive menu is planned that is much too long to print, but I can tell you that it sounds delicious and includes agreat variety of dishes to choose from. Food will be served from 1 to 5 p.m., dancing and beer from 1 to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Kroeger Electric Co., 1007 Crain Highway S.E., Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Kroeger's at 766-1416 or George Bottiger at 766-5096.


There will be an open house at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arundel Cooperative Nursery School, a state-certified co-op that requires parent involvement.

The program for 3-year-olds runs Tuesdays and Thursdaysfrom 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. The program for 4-year-oldsis Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same times.

Teacher Michele Hampe and board members will be available to answer questions.

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

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


As the seasonal flowers appear, wouldn't it be nice to save them?

You don't need to let the blossoms fade, they can be preserved by drying them. Imagine a small arrangement of dried daffodils, anemones and lily of the valley on your table for spring.

Now is the time to practice the craftof preserving flowers. Bring a notebook and pencil and listen to

Carol Wagner of Forever Yours tell you how to go about it. It will bea hands-on project.

A workshop will follow the Wagner's instruction so that you'll get the opportunity to take home an old fashioned basket of dried roses and other dried materials.

Classes will be Wednesday evenings, March 20 and April 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, March 23 and April 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call for reservations as space is limited, 768-9565. The fee will be $30.


The Linthicum Homemakers will meet at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., March 21.

Guest speakers are two lawyers, Donald Rausch and Robert Decker, who will talk about state planning. A pot luck luncheon will follow at noon.

For more information, call Becky Meske at 859-1306.


John Smith, from Eagle Equities, willbe the guest speaker at the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Linthicum Elementary School Media Center.

Smith's topic will be financial planning and tax tips.

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