Seniors club celebrates 25 years with anniversary luncheon Group has history of helping the community

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The Linthicum Senior Citizens Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a luncheon on Monday at Jonathan's Restaurant. The club was organized May 4, 1967, by the late Elsie Borlan and the late Myrtle Brohawn.

The club is a subsidiary of CASOS, County Administered Senior Opportunities and Services, of Glen Burnie. The members gather monthly in the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church meeting room.

The club focuses on providing good fellowship and helping the community. The group also sponsors a speakers program for seniors.

A minibus, provided twice a month by the county Department of Aging, enables members to enjoy trips and luncheons. Holidays are celebrated with parties and luncheons.

A newly organized "Lunch Bunch," where members meet at local restaurants, is a monthly treat. The group delivers cards and gifts to sick and bereaved members. When a member dies, a cash donation is given in his or her name to their church or favorite charity.

Criss Kummerlowe and Elizabeth Kuchera faithfully visit older members in nursing homes and present them with flowers at Christmas and Easter.

Auctions are held twice a year to raise money for charitable causes.

Past presidents are: Ruth Hoffamn, Elizabeth Cooke, Virginia Cromwell, Evelyn Reese, Lillie Hamson, Mildred Temple and Noami Lins. Current officers are Kuchera, president; Mary J. Sasse, secretary; and Angeline Haloskey, treasurer.

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The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will present the final concert in its 10th anniversary season 8 p.m. Saturday with a performance by Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and Friends.

The ensemble was formed in 1974 by students of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and is dedicated to preserving the roots of American jazz. It has released three recordings and has performed with such notables as Aaron Copeland, Tommy Newsome and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The "friends" joining the ensemble are Donald Stapleson, David Stambler, Jon Spears and Delores Lynn.

The concert is at North County High School.

An exhibit by Linthicum artist Paul Newhouse also will be featured. Newhouse started painting when he retired in 1988 and will present works in oils, including portraits, still lifes and landscapes.

Concert enthusiasts may sign up for next season's series. Subscriptions for the five-concert series are available for $20. Subscribe by May 31 and pay only $17.

PAAL is partially supported by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Parking is free and well-lighted. Concerts are handicapped accessible, and there is help for the hearing impaired.

For more information, call Jerry Airsdale, 636-2579, or Eloise Vaughn, 859-8047.

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The Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, North Linthicum, is having a flea market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

A baked goods table and lunch will be available. Anyone wanting to rent a table for $8 should call Cecelia Hildebrand at 789-1472.

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The North Linthicum Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Overlook Elementary School. Guest speaker is WMAR-TV sportscaster Keith Mills, a graduate of Brooklyn Park High School and resident of Linthicum.

Members will discuss plans for the June 7 Community Day at Overlook Park in North Linthicum. Brian Senter is event chairman.

This is the association's only money-making project. Table rentals are $10 per space. Community Day will run from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information on the event, call Senter at 636-8321. To reserve a flea market space, call Sylvia Scally at 636-1721.

After the meeting, members and guests may stay for refreshments and get a chance to talk to Mills.

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Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet on Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church on Maple Road. Doors open at 11 a.m.

At noon, members and guests will enjoy their own brown bag lunch, with coffee and cake served by the chapter. Blood pressure screenings will be offered.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Carol Taylor and Shirley Hock, of the Department of Public Works, will give a slide presentation on the county's recycling program and how it will meet the goal of recycling 20 percent of the county's waste by 1994.

For information, call publicity chairwoman Helen Del Brocco, 789-1588.

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The Crestwood Homemakers will elect its 1992-1993 officers at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Terry Hergan's home.

The meeting also will include a cake decorating demonstration by Kathy Polley, of the Cake Cottage in Baltimore. The decorated cake will be raffled off after the meeting.

New members and guests are welcome. Call Nancy Zebron, 859-1293, for information.

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The Notables, an entertainment group of the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons 3850, will sing for two groups this week. They will return to the Catonsville Manor Nursing Home, 343 Harlem Lane, at 2 p.m. Thursday. Anyone who would like to spend their afternoon listening to some enjoyable music is welcome.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Notables will entertain at a dinner for the past patrons and past matrons of the Eastern Star at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Hall.

For information, call 859-1850.

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Ferndale Elementary School classes will perform in the Spring Revue 7 p.m. Monday

Students will entertain their parents, grandparents and friends in this year's event, "Our Spring Splash." Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in the Ferndale Chorus also will perform.

* Ferndale Elementary students are taking orders for Pizza Night, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the school hall. Pizzas are $4 each, or three for $11.50. Drinks will be available. The event features a student talent show. Admission is free. Carryout orders will be taken.

To order, call the school at 766-6260. The school is at 105 Packard Ave.

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Young readers in the community contributed to the 1,342 links -- 337 feet -- of colorful paper chains hanging in the Linthicum Library. The chain will be on display through May 11.

The Anne Arundel County Public Library's "Link Up for Library Week" project symbolized the important link between children and books.

The project began March 5, with children contributing one link for each book they read. It was completed during National Library Week, April 5-11.

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Congratulations to Paul Riddle for receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science Award last Sunday at the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.

Riddle received one of six awards given to students in the computer science department during the college's 13th annual Student Recognition Day.

A Linthicum resident, Riddle graduated from Andover High School in 1987. He will graduate from UMBC in August with a bachelor's degree in computer science and has plans to attend graduate school. He works part-time in the school's computer science department.

His parents, Les and Celeste Riddle, and his brother, John, attended the ceremonies.

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Overlook Elementary School is sponsoring a Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature flower stands, games, a white-elephant table and a Mother's Day table for children.

Prizes, including a weekend getaway, will be raffled. Karate and aerobic demonstrations are planned. Smiley the Clown, a Teen-Age Mutant Ninja Turtle and Roger Rabbit also will visit.

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