Celebrating its third anniversary this month, the Linthicum Walking Club still has a good head of steam. If you are not already a part ofthe group and would like to take a brisk walk with your neighbors, you are invited to join.

The club started when Lyn Gibb of the Linthicum Seventh-Day Adventist Church challenged the congregation to meet on a Sunday morning for a 40-minute walk around the track at Andover (now North County) High School. Twenty-five people responded, and after walking around the track 12 times received a blue T-shirt signifying membership in the club.

In addition to their regular Sunday morning walks on the school grounds, club members have gone to many other places, including Patapsco State Park, Downs Park and up Black Rock in Hagerstown.

They joined the many others for the Bay Bridge walk and Sunday will participate in the Westinghouse/Down's syndrome 3K Walk, the third year they have entered this event.

Carl Heim, a member of the Linthicum Seventh-Day Adventist Church and the walking club, won a trophy the last two years for being the oldest participant.

All the regular walkers seem to enjoy the fellowship as well as the walk.

If anyone would like to join, you can call the church office for more information, 859-0866, or show up at North County High School with your walking shoes any Sunday morning.


The Linthicum Seventh-Day Adventist Church had another

successful Vacation Bible School this year. Fifteen children between the ages of 4 and 12 attended.

Laura McComas,communications secretary for the church, said that many thanks goes to all the volunteers, teachers and craft coordinators who worked to make the school successful.

A special thanks goes out to Vacation Bible School Coordinator Frenasi Moore and her assistant, Cathy Gorsche.


The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 3850 will have its Annual Picnic from noon to dusk tomorrow at the Fernwood Pavilion in Downs Park.

The chapter will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments, charcoal, napkins, plates,cups and plastic ware. Everyone should bring their own drinks and ice.

Also, bring a tablecloth, folding chairs and fishing equipment and games if you wish. A donation to the picnic of either a vegetable, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, fruit or dessert would be appreciated. Please, bring enough to serve six to eight people.

The cost to enter the park is $3 per car if you do not have a pass. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

For more information call Margaret Cutchins at 789-1833.


A special congratulations to George Surgeon, president of the Patapsco Valley AARP Chapter 3850.

Surgeon has been reappointed by Gov. William Donald Schaefer to the Trial Court of the Judicial Selection Commission for Anne Arundel County, District 7.


Looking for a flea market this Saturday? The Ferndale Seniors may have just the thing. Attend their annual flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Refreshments also will beavailable.

If you would like to participate and rent a table space for $5, please call Melvia Scott at 761-0484.


Friday Night at the Movies returns this week at the Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, North Linthicum.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:15 p.m.

In the movie, "Return to Oz" find out how Dorothy rescues the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion from the Nome King, who has destroyed the Emerald City. Along the way Dorothy makes friends with some remarkable new characters.

School-age children from 6 years and up will enjoy this movie. Parents are welcome to join their children, but there will be adult volunteers serving as monitors.

There is an admission cost of 50 cents with refreshments selling for 25 cents.

For information or directions, call the church office at 789-2422.


The Bereavement Center of Arundel Hospice is offering two free six-week seminars for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. The first session began last weekand will continue Fridays through Oct. 11.

The second session will begin Tuesday, Sept. 17 and continue through Oct. 22. Both groups will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

People can register for the Friday seminar sessions this week by attending, but it is closed after this meeting. The Tuesday group that starts next week closes registration after the second meeting also.

Betty Asplund from Arundel Hospice, along with professional counselors will lead the seminars.

Awareness of one's loss will be the subject of the first two weeks. The second two weeks, Asplund and a counselor will talk about coping and how to handle the changes that come with losing a loved one. The last two weeks deal with enrichment and the future.

For additional information call the Hospice at 987-2129.


A general meeting of the Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association will take place tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Linthicum Elementary School Media Center, 101 School Lane.

The improvement association is sponsoring a membershipdrive. Dues are $5 per year. To join, send check or money order to LSIA, P.O. Box 143. Linthicum Heights, Md. 21090.


Plans are under way for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 8 on the Linthicum Elementary School grounds. Volunteers are needed in several areas. Would you like to play Santa?

Can you make or donate favors for the children? Do you like to bake cookies? If you can help in any of these ways LSIA would like to hear from you.

Call Susan Hrybyk at 850-4576 and volunteer some of your time and talents.


In celebration of Anne Arundel County's Coasts '91, which runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 14, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring a county-wide amateur photography contest for residents.

Entries are being accepted now through Oct. 1 and must include a coastline within the photograph. Categories for entry are: Caring for Coastlines, Working Coastlines, Coastal Recreation, Natural Coastlines and Scenic Coastlines.

A best overall winning photograph will be selected from the category winners and will appear asthe subject of the Anne Arundel County Coastweeks '92 poster. Category winners will be awarded a certificate and a 1992 annual permit forDowns Park in Pasadena and Quiet Waters in Annapolis.

The top photographs submitted will be displayed at various county office buildings, libraries and other public locations.

Entries must be receivedby Tuesday, Oct. 1. You can pick up a list of rules and an entry form at the following locations: your local library, the Arundel Centers(North and South), Downs Park, Quiet Waters Park, any Recreation andPark Facility, Miller's Camera Shop, Photo Concepts, Severn Graphicsand Severna Park Photo.

For more information, call 222-3600.

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