Need something to make Mondays a little more exciting? If playing bingo is exactly what you like, then there are two organizations sponsoring games that day.

Seniors get together every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. to play "Penny a Card Bingo" at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd..

The stakes are not high but the fun of winning and the companionship make for a nice way to spend the afternoon. Coffee and doughnuts can be purchased.


The North Glen Improvement Association sponsors bingo games every Monday from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. in the association's hall, 303 Wellham Ave.

Profits from the games go toward the upkeep of the building. Refreshments are available.


The new officers of the Ferndale Roadrunners club will take office at Thursday's meeting at the Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center.

Melvia Scott was re-elected president. Lee Payne is vice president, Lois Krogman istreasurer and Fay Deli is secretary.

The Roadrunners meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. There are 97 members, with an associate membership waiting list.

For information, please callScott at 761-0484.


The North County High School Chess Club will compete in the fourth annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. MemorialChess Tournament Saturday.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and isexpected to end between 3 and 4 p.m. It will take place at the Brooklyn Park branch library, behind the Channel Home Center store on Ritchie Highway.

All county high school chess players have been invited to compete in the Swiss System tournament. Trophies will be awardedto the first-place team and first-, second- and third-place runner-up teams.

Individual trophies will be awarded to the top four individuals and the leading player in each class -- under 1400, under 1200and under 1000.

For additional information, call Frank Utley, North County Chess Club coach, at 859-5400.


The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will have its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdayat the clubhouse, 110 North Hammonds Ferry Road.

Douglas McElrath, director of the Education and Outreach Program at the State Archives, is the morning speaker.

His presentation, "Genealogical Research at the Maryland State Archives: Finding the Needle in the Haystack," will explain the types of genealogical source material available atthe archives and give guidelines for conducting research there.

McElrath is a graduate of Earlham College and holds master's degrees from the University of Maryland. He has worked for the archives since 1981.

Two speakers are scheduled for the afternoon.

Mary Valentine, a representative from the Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly, will explain the program.

ALFE is an alternative living arrangement for individuals who can no longer live alone. It is not a nursing-care facility.

The second speaker, a representative from Maryland National Bank, will present the various investment opportunitiesthat are available.

Members will be contributing to a pot luck luncheon coordinated by Shirley Beck.

For further information, please call 850-1834 or 859-5284.


The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Hall, 7434 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Frank Harris, from the Internal Revenue Service Office in Baltimore, will give aseminar on IRS issues affecting federal retirees.

NARFE consists of 560 members from northern Anne Arundel County. A membership drive is under way. Dues for the first year are $10. For information, call Ed Thomas at 761-1054.


The next meeting of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Linthicum Elementary School media center, 101 School Lane at Camp Meade Road.

The association will vote on whether to contribute money toward a "Welcome to Linthicum" sign to be erected on East Maple Road nearBaltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Also on the agenda is a discussionon the possible formation of a neighborhood block watch group.

Stewart Warnken of the Linthicum Lions Club presented the idea at the LSIA December meeting.

For information, call Bruck Fink, president,at 850-8508.


The Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring Bio-Aerobics classes at the Linthicum Elementary School from 6 to 7 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Jan. 22.

The eight-week class cost $45.50. A second session begins on April 8.

For program information, call 741-1957 or 222-3600. For registration, call 222-3600.


A Fun and Games Drop-In for elementary-aged children will take place at Linthicum Elementary School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 28. This eight-week program is free.

Free instruction, including supplies and materials are provided for elementary-aged children in the Arts and Crafts Drop-In program at Overlook Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

During the eight-week program, some projects will include the creation of useful and decorative household items.


Specially trained riding instructors teach horsemanship for disabled and retarded persons at the Andover Equestrian Center in Linthicum.

The schedule of programs is as follows:

* Physically disabled people: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 28.

* Learning disabled youth: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 28.

* Mentally retarded people: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays starting April 29.

* Mentally retarded people: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 29.

The cost for four weeks is $40. Call Ann Harris at 222-3554 for special registration forms.

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