The Crestwood Homemakers Club will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the home of member Pat Geckle.

Sue Latini, herbalist and president of The Friendly Thyme Herb Club, will discuss "Culinary Herbs."

The program will be followed by a short business meeting.

The Crestwood Homemakers Club, established in 1973, is part of the countyExtension Service and the Extension Service of the University of Maryland.

The club meets the first Wednesday of each month from September through June.

Jane Jarzynski and Debbie Beam are co-presidents this year.

For information on the club, please call 859-0824 or 850-5286.


North Linthicum Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Overlook Elementary School.

Beth Robinson and John Von Brieson, representatives of the MTA light rail system, will be the guest speakers.

The association would like to remind senior citizens that they can ride the MTA buses and receive a discount. In the past the MTA came to the senior centers to take photographs of the seniors for the passes. But due to a budget crunch, everyone who wants a pass for a reduced rate must go to 300 W. Lexington St. inBaltimore to have their picture taken.

Pam Thompson has replaced Helen Del Brocco as vice president of the improvement association. Helen had to resign the position for health reasons.


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meetThursday at St. John's Lutheran Church.

The board meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to have their blood pressure taken should be there at noon. A brown-bag lunch will follow with coffee and cake served by the chapter.

The program begins at 1 p.m., with JamesHeyl, owner of Moore's Candies in Baltimore, the guest speaker. Heylwill take the members on a trip around the world in candy making viaslides. Heyl will show where chocolate comes from, how it is made and take everyone on a tour of a candy-making plant.

A business meeting will follow the program. For information on the club, call 789-1588.


The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7434 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Dr. Jack Lichtenstein from the Arthritis Foundation of Southern Maryland will be guest speaker.

A new information facility recently has openedthat will be of help for retired federal workers. The Fort Meade CPOlocation now will provide assistance to members of NARFE G.B. Chapter 1519 and B.C. Chapter 1747.

Service officers will be available in person or by phone from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays. For information, call 677-7848.


The Friendly Thyme Herb Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center.

Members are requested to bring scissors, glue gun and scraps of lace, ruffles or small-print cotton to make an herb craft. Bring a brown-baglunch for an after-meeting social hour and herb discussion.

Call 766-1463 for further information.


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

The morning program, "Landscaping for Wildlife," will be presented by Steven Alpern. He is the founder of Ecoscapes, an landscaping company that designs landscapes that improve the environment. Alpern has been experimenting with techniques to promote co-existence of wildlife with residential areas. He will discuss landscaping private property for wildlife.

The afternoon program, "Blue Bird Habitat," will be presented by Sister Barbara Ann, an Episcopal nun who has been in the convent for 32 years.She has written a book about bluebirds and will talk about the problems of bluebirds and how they can be solved.

For further information, call 859-1834 or 858-5284.

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