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For an hour or so next Tuesday evening, the ladies of the Ferndale Garden Club will be whisked away for a tour of England.

Carol Wagner, club member, and Anne Wolfe, a Ferndale resident, are planning an exciting program highlighting English gardens for the 8 p.m. meeting at the Ferndale Senior Center.

Wagner and Wolfe took a two-week trip to England in May with another garden club and have lots of pictures and experiences to share with the Ferndale group.

They went to the famous Chelsea Flower Show, the world's largest, and toured the English countryside and the city of London. Wagner and Wolfe will describe their visits to some well-known castles, the Botanical and Experimental Gardens and Museum of Garden History.

The notable homes and gardens of Ros Wallinger, Rosemary Verey and Gertrude Jeckel will be discussed. After much research, these ladies completely renovated old houses and overrun gardens,restoring them to their original condition. Wagner will discuss the designs and flowers used.

To add to the English theme for the evening, club members will also be treated to a special English drink that Wagner sampled there.

Club members Erma Holland and Cindy Schneider will be hostesses for the meeting.

Guests and prospective members are welcome. For information, please call 761-6759 or 761-6335.


Save Saturday, Feb. 1 to attend Pancake and Sausage Day at theFerndale Firehouse Hall, 4 South Broadview Boulevard. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association from 7 a.m. to noon, this is a breakfast you won't want to miss. Pancakes, sausage and your choice ofcoffee, tea, milk, tomato and orange juice will cost $3. Children can eat for half price.

Eggs and extra sausage will be available forpurchase. Pancakes are all you can eat.

Tickets may be bought in advance at the Kroeger Electric Company, 1007 Crain Highway. Call 766-1416 for store hours. Tickets will also be available at the door.

This is one of the few fund-raisers the Alarmers have each year. Treat yourself and the family to a good breakfast and at the same time support this important volunteer organization.


A special get-together of members of the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons 3850 will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.29 at St. Christopher's Hall, 118 Marydel Road, Linthicum.

This meeting is being called to discuss future trips and travel plans of the club. Margaret and Neal Cutchins, tour directors for the group, would like as many members to attend as possible. Each person's input isneeded. Travel brochures and fliers will be available.

Call the Cutchins home at 789-1833 if you plan to attend.


The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

The dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, drinks and dessert. Thecost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

The church hall is located at 200 School Lane, one block off of Camp Meade Road in Linthicum. Plenty of free parking is available.

The Rev. Donald W. Llewellyn, pastor of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, will begin a series of lessons on "The Life and Ministry of Paul" starting this Sunday.

Each session will begin promptly at 9:40 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. The class will meet in room 111.

Everyone is invited to attend one or more of the eight sessions. For additional information, call the church office at 859-0990.


Frances Seman, third-grade teacher, has been nominated as the Overlook Elementary School Teacher of the year. The Overlook Citizens Advisory Committee bestows the honor upon a teacher annually.

Seman is being honored for her many outstanding qualities as an early-childhood educator. She is to be congratulated for this prestigious award.

Later this year, Seman will be competing for the Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year.

All committee members, chairmen and officers areurged to attend the Overlook Parent Teacher Association executive meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Various topics of interest will be discussed.

This meeting is open to the general school membership.


We have until the end of February to save our Giant green register tapes for the schools in the community. These receipts allow the schoolsto purchase computers and other equipment for the students' use.

Please give them to any student or mail to the school of your choice.Your support is appreciated.


Many of the Adult/Continuing Education courses being offered by the county public schools will take place at North County High School.

You won't have to travel far toattend one or more of the following courses offered there: Calligraphy; Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Watercolors; Stained Glass I & II; Flower Arranging; Ballroom Dancing -- Beginners and Intermediate; Basic Sewing -- Beginner Skirt & Dress and Quilting.

Other courses include: Fundamentals of Accounting/Bookkeeping; Typing I; Introduction to Personal Computers; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Writing Feature Articles for Publication; Basic Grammar and Writing; Basic Income Tax Preparation; Introduction to Piano; Where There's a Will . .. There's a Way; Woodworking for Beginners.

Classes are scheduledin the evening, and there is a tuition fee. Enrollment is limited tocounty residents 18 or older.

More than 100 classes are offered in various county schools. For a complete list of classes, look for the free booklet in all county public libraries.

The last day to register by mail is Feb. 7. Walk-in registration will be accepted only at the center where the course is being held on Feb. 18 and 19.

Forquestions on courses or registration, call 224-5385.


The Woodlawn Heights Community Association is having its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. This information was incorrectly reported lastweek. For information, call Roy Shatt at 766-8547.

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