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Trinidad, Tobago steel band set for park concert NORTH COUNTY * LINTHICUM * FERNDALE * BROOKLYN PARK * PUMPHREY


Looking for family entertainment next Sunday? Then, look no further than our own Linthicum Park. That night's "Concert in the Park," presented by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, will feature the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Band Orchestra. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and is free.

The 10-member group, all natives of Trinidad and Tobago, was formed in the early 1970s.

Concert-goers should bring chairs and blankets.

The concerts also are sponsored by the following organizations: the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts, Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs, the Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, the Crestwood Improvement Association, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) and the Lions Club.

Linthicum Park is off of Camp Meade Road (Route 170) on Benton Avenue. If it rains, the concert will be canceled.

For more information, call Jo Barker at 859-3308 or Delores Schuman at 789-7546.

The trees on the Franciscan Fathers Novitiate property in Howard County provided an ample supply of wood for members of Boy Scout Troop 550 to practice their woodworking skills.

Senior Patrol Leader Sean Jennings led the camping weekend. Accompanying the Scouts were adults Bruce Hinkel and Committeeman Joe LaSpina. Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA.

Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church members welcome new pastor the Rev. R. Frederick Crider with a reception on July 4 following the Sunday service.

Mr. Crider attended high school in Chambersburg, Pa. and graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. He received a master of divinity degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

After his ordination 32 years ago, Mr. Crider's first assignment was in the Pimlico area of Baltimore at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. His second assignment was at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Lanham. He also served at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., and John Wesley United Methodist in Hagerstown.

For the past six years, Mr. Crider has been district superintendent of the Cumberland-Hagerstown District of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

am looking forward to my ministry here, and I am really happy to return to the Baltimore area," Mr. Crider said.

In May, Mr. Crider married the Rev. Diane Wagner, the pastor of Patapcso United Methodist Church in Dundalk. Mr. Crider has two grown children, one living in North Carolina and the other in Baltimore.

Members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club will car-pool from th Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center at 9 a.m. Friday to the Surrybrook Herb Farm in Middletown. Farm owner Nancy Walz will conduct a guided tour and present a lecture on the gardens and greenhouse. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy at the farm.

* Bus seats are still available for the club's three-day trip to Caprilands Herb Farm in Connecticut, one of the premier gardens on the East Coast. Other stops include the White Flower Farm, the town of Litchfield, Gillette Castle and the Cloisters medieval gardens in New York.

The trip is from Aug. 24-26 and includes bus transportation, two nights' lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners and one lunch. The cost is $275 for double occupancy.

For information, call Mary Goode at 437-4120 or June Burton at 766-8113.

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