The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights kicks off its free "Summer Concerts in the Park" series at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue.

The Bay Winds Concert Band, with 54 members ranging in age from teen-agers to seniors, will play both popular and classical music. Together for a decade, the band is under the direction of Rinaldo Massimino, who retired in 1985 after 30 years as a county music teacher.

The concerts, which began in 1981, also are supported by the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, the Lions Club, the Crestwood Improvement Association, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicumand the county Commission on Culture and the Arts.

Concert-goers are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating on the grass, and are invited to bring picnic suppers.

The concert will be canceled in the event of rain.

The concert series was organized bythe club's Music Committee, Jo Barker chairwoman and Dolores Schumanco-chairwoman.

To get to Linthicum Park, take Camp Meade Road (Route 170) to the blinking light at the firehouse and turn onto Benton Avenue. Ample parking is available.

For more information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.


More than 100 people enjoyed themselves atthe seventh annual June banquet sponsored by the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3850.

After a buffet dinner at the La Fontaine Bleu, the chapter welcomed back Helen Haslup, 94, who missed four months of activities after she fell and broke her right arm and hip.

George Surgeon, president of the chapter, presented Haslup with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, and Bim Wheeler, chairman and master of ceremonies, read a poem that he had written tohonor her return.

Haslup expressed her appreciation, then proceeded to entertain the group with several jokes and a touch of her philosophy.

Musical entertainment by the Notables followed and everyoneenjoyed dancing to the rhythms of Bud Kasper and his band.


North County High School graduates Sharla Ponder and Laurie Wallace were the recipients of $750 scholarships awarded by the Woman's Club ofLinthicum Heights. Sharla will be attending Dickenson College and Laurie will attend Loyola College in the fall.

Julie Eveson and MattLentz, students at Lindale/Brooklyn Park Jr. Middle School, were each presented a $100 Savings Bond by the club for their academic achievements.

The Woman's Club awarded dictionaries to elementary schoolstudents for outstanding writing skills: Lisa Werner, Ferndale; RyanHardy, George Cromwell; Melanie Jackson, Hilltop; Lachelle Evans, North Glen; Julie Ray, Overlook; Laurie Williamson and Jason Creighton,Linthicum.

This year the Woman's Club also provided a new plaque for "Outstanding Seniors" at NCHS.


Eleven members and friendsof the Friendly Thyme Herb Club just returned from a Herbal Symposium held at Albright College in Reading, Pa., where they spent several days learning more about herbs through lectures, tours, demonstrations and workshops.

Club members enjoyedspecially prepared herbal refreshments and meals, and could purchase a broad variety of plants. They all returned with renewed enthusiasm and vigor for their gardens.

The club's meeting will take place Friday at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Club member Betty Fowler will conduct a workshop on making clay ceramic markers for the herb garden. Those participating are asked to bring the following materials: oldrolling pin, a piece of oil cloth, sharp tool or knife for carving and a cookie cutter or pattern for the marker. Clay, some designs and materials will be available for sharing.

Members are encouraged tobring guests. If more information is needed, please call president Sue Latini at 766-1463, or vice-president Mary Goode at 437-4120.


Congratulations are in order for the eighth-grade graduates of St. Philip Neri Elementary School and especially those receiving special honors.

Jeffry Czorapinski won a scholarship to Cardinal GibbonsHigh School and Michael Hardy received scholarships to Loyola, MountSt. Joseph and Severn high schools. Michael also received a $500 scholarship to the school of his choice for placing first in theArchdiocese of Baltimore Math Contest.

Presidential Academic Fitness Awards were presented to Czorapinski, Jason Floyd, Michael Hardy, James Jakubik, John Leone, Lara McKusky, Justin Milkowski, Daniel Musiker, Mina Stavlas, David Vasquez and Richard Woitkowiak.

Certificates forextraordinary effort to achieve academic excellence were given to Rebecca Burch, Stacy Fisher and James McHugh.

Anthony Sturgill received a plaque for nine years of perfect attendance.


A few weeks ago the youth of the Friendship Church of the Brethren in North Linthicum sponsored a car wash to support their activities throughout the year.

A thank you to everyone who helped them raise $130 for their treasury. A special thank you to the Senter family for the car wash soap and the Hildebrand family for gracefully serving as host.


Professional magician Michael Chamberlin will be at the LinthicumLibrary with a bagful of comedy magic tricks to amaze and baffle allwho see him perform.

The hour-long free show will take place at 2p.m. tomorrow and is open to children entering grades one through six. Registration isnot required, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A special story hour for pre-schoolers will be held concurrently.

This show is one of the special events of the library's Summer Reading Program, which runsthrough July 27 at all library branches. The program includes reading games, special events and prizes. School-age children can register at any time during the program. Activities are also available for preschoolers.

The Linthicum branch has had a change in operating hours for the fiscal year that started yesterday: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Library patrons can visit one of four branches that have longer hours: Annapolis, Crofton, North County and Severna Park. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Linthicum library is at the intersection of Hammonds Ferry andShipley roads.

Information: 222-6265.

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