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The Continentals, a five-piece band from Washington directed by Mike Surratt, will open the summer season of Concerts in the Park at 6 p.m. Sunday in Linthicum Park.

Formed in 1972, the group has a repertoire of Bavarian and international polkas, waltzes and other dance music.

The band attracts a diverse audience by maintaining a collection of swing, Latin, pop and rock music.

The Continentals have performed at many festivals, dances, weddings and concerts throughout the East Coast, the South and Midwest.

They also have played on eight Caribbean cruises and have five albums to their credit.

The concert series is sponsored by the Music Committee of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.

The public can bring picnic lunches and chairs or blankets for grass seating. Concerts will be canceled if it rains.

Linthicum Park is located on Benton Avenue, off Route 170 in Linthicum. For information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.


Workers and residents near the airport can enjoy Noontime Entertainment, sponsored by the Airport Square Co. Concerts are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 26 at Airport Square Park.

Tomorrow's concert will feature Irish sea chanteys with Jack Stanton. Next Wednesday, vocalists Sims and Porecki will entertain.

For information, call 850-6900.

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

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for socializing. Cake coffee and tea will be served at noon, when members and guests can eat their brown bag lunch.

The afternoon program starts at 1 p.m. Emily Renkiewecz, AARP representative, will speak on health care proposals that will affect seniors. The meeting will follow.

There will be no August meeting. Chapter members will travel by bus to the Inner Harbor and board The Spirit of Baltimore for a luncheon cruise.


Some visitors will be a part of the Summer Reading Program at the Linthicum Library during the next two weeks.

Master storyteller Marc Spiegel will present his original stories, poems and songs at 7 p.m. Thursday. Spiegel has performed off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center and at Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods.

The Bob Brown Puppets will bring their Clowning Around show to the library at 7 p.m. July 8. This puppet show is a fun-filled marionette salute to the big top with a cast of colorful puppet characters that juggle, fly on a trapeze, roller skate and dance.

These performers are part of the library's Summer Reading Program. Programs are free and open to school-age children entering grades one through six and preschoolers.

While visiting the library during July, take a look at the display of unicorns provided by Julie Arnold.

The Linthicum Library is at Shipley and Hammonds Ferry roads. For information, call 222-6265 or 222-7371.


Program chairwoman Adele Walter has announced that members will learn how to make herb gathering baskets at the next Friendly Thyme Herb Club meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd. Life-member Helen Cummings will teach the basket construction class.

During the business meeting, members will report on their trip to the Herb Seminar, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society, at Albright College in Reading, Pa.

Bring your own lunch. For further information, call Sue Latini at 766-1463.


The Friendship Church of the Brethren is having Vacation Bible School from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the week of July 13. A fun-filled and informational week is planned.

For information, call 789-2422.


The North Glen Athletic Association is having a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 11 at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, Matthew Avenue off of Church Street.

Music will be provided by the band Rebound. The cost is $12 per person and includes beer and set-ups. All proceeds benefit the athletic association.

For advance tickets, call Ralph Mason at 761-4894. Some tickets will be available at the door.

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