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Now is the time to subscribe to the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's (PAAL) 1993-1994 concert season.

Until May 31, the association is offering a subscription rate of $17 for five concerts. The regular price is $20.

The concerts will be performed at local churches and North County High School, which is accessible to the disabled.

Performers are the UMBC Symphony Orchestra; On Broadway, a musical revue; cellist Evan Drachman; Buddy Wachter and Banjo Americana; and the Washington Brass Quintet.

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

Information: Jerry Van Airsdale, 636-2579, or Eloise Vaughan, 859-8047.


The District 32 Democratic Club's monthly meeting is planned for Thursday at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. for $4. The meeting begins at 8 p.m.

A representative of the Maryland Coalition for a Constitutional Amendment is the guest speaker. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

Information: Evelyn Kellner, 969-9325, or Valerie Serio, 850-0470.


Sunshine or showers: either way the May Fair is on for Wednesday. Sponsored by the Patapsco Valley chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, the event is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Christopher's Church hall, off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads. Proceeds will benefit community projects.

The fair will feature country crafts, candy, plants, jewelry, woodworking, and crocheted, embroidered and knitted items. Stop by the baked goods table for some luscious homemade cakes, pies, bread and rolls.

Lunch will be served for $3.50. Two afghans and dinner for two at Snyders Restaurant will be raffled.


In 1973, Ferndale resident Carol Wagner was invited to join a garden club outside her community. Instead, she started one there.

"I liked what other garden clubs had done to make their community entrances attractive and thought, 'Why not put my effort into Ferndale?' " she said. "I also wanted to learn about plants and gardening for myself."

So, Carol and friend Marge Dishman started the Ferndale Garden Club.

The club will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, May 25 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. The festivities begin with an open bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:15 p.m., followed by the installation of officers and surprise entertainment.

Horticulturist G. David Hitchcock of the County Extension Service, who installed the first club officers 20 years ago, will do the honors again this year. The new officers are Shirley Hertz, president; Jeanette Lehman, vice president; Kathy Shatt, secretary; and Norma Gaus, treasurer.

Annette Thomas and Dot Malchester are co-chairwomen for the event. Guests are welcome. Tickets are $25. To make reservations, call Cindy Schneider at 768-1651.

The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from September to May. It has guest speakers, workshops, auctions and shares horticultural knowledge. Members also take field trips. Club membership is open to anyone interested in gardening and the beautification of the community.

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