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Flea mart, auction set for Odenton Heritage WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


The Odenton Heritage Society will hold a flea market and auction April 24 at the Odenton Fire Hall on Route 175. The flea market will be held from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. and the auction from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Items in good condition will be accepted. Drop off donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through April 17, at storage space A28 at the Vault on Route 175 in Odenton. Heavy items can be picked up at your home by calling 672-0179.

Receipts for tax deductions are available upon request. Items worth more than $20 will be accepted on consignment for the auction.

For more information, call 672-0179 or 674-8611.


Get ready, get set, READ!

Children all over the county are being encouraged to hit the books for the next several weeks as part of the "Link Up for Library" program.

Children should write down the title, author, and their names and telephone numbers on colorful strips of paper for every book they read between Monday and April 24.

Finished strips must be dropped off at library branches before April 24.

During National Library Week, April 18 to 24, the strips will be turned into paper chains, signifying the link between children and books.

At the end of National Library Week, the chains will be measured and the links counted. The results will be displayed in library branches through May.

Participants will receive bookmarks, courtesy of the McDonald's Corp., and will be eligible to win an activity book, free pizza at Pizza Hut, free bowling at Fair Lanes, a pass to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis or a round of miniature golf at the Severna Park Golf Center.


St. Joseph's Catholic Church will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent.

The celebrants are: the Rev. Kevin Murray of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, N.Y., tomorrow; the Rev. Thomas Schmidt, pastor of St. Joseph's, March 17; the Rev. Denis Foley of St. Mary's Church in Annapolis, March 24; the Rev. Danny Francis of St. Cecilia's Church in New York City, March 31; and Father Schmidt, April 7.

Redemptorist Father Frank Poux, the associate pastor at St. Joseph's, was the celebrant March 3.

The church also is offering the Way of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent and will continue its Mass and Novena service at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For further information, call the church office, 551-9238.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, will offer golf lessons for beginners and intermediates from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning April 6. Anne Arundel Community College golf instructor Ed Dosek will teach the seven-week course.

The first session will be held at the center. Subsequent lessons are planned for the Fort Meade Golf Course or the Severna Park Driving Range. Registration is required.

For more information, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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