The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association is sponsoring its annual membership drive. If you have wondered about the advantages of organization membership, look at what the group accomplished last year.
The association sponsored or contributed time and money to the following: the Summer Concert Series at Linthicum Park; Christmas tree lighting ceremony; "Welcome to Linthicum" signs; gypsy moth spraying program; tree plantings to beautify the community; pony rides at the Linthicum Country Fair; trash bins for cleanup days; Linthicum Security Patrol; Eagle Scout programs; Linthicum Elementary School and Police Youth Activities programs.
The LSIA represents residents on issues such as light rail and the airport. They also address problems relating to traffic and animal control.
Members receive a monthly newsletter called The Monitor, which lists agendas for meetings and provides updates on community concerns and issues.
LSIA members meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Linthicum Elementary School, except for August.
The next general meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8.
Newly elected officers are: Gerald Starr, president; Dick Vehlow, vice president; Bill Mueller, treasurer, and Susan March, secretary. The directors are Bob Barrows, Paul DiBlasi, Tom Holland, Susan Hrybk, Bill Hubbard, Dave Schrock and Marge Smith.
Dues are $7 per household for July 1, 1993, to June 30, 1994. LSIA also is offering a business patron membership for $25. Businesses do not have voting privileges, but receive a certificate of recognition and will be listed twice a year in the association newsletter.
To apply, send a check or money order to the LSIA, P.O. Box 143, Linthicum 21090.
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is sponsoring a crab feast from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Kurtz's Pleasure Beach in Pasadena.
Proceeds will benefit the Research Library and Genealogical Center at the Kuethe Library and a planned interpretive truck farm at the Benson-Hammond House.
The menu includes all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, beef barbecue, cole slaw, vegetables, watermelon, desserts, beer and sodas.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Benson-Hammond House and the Jones Station Road Browse and Buy Shoppe. Tables seat 12, and blocks of tickets also can be purchased.
For further information, call event chairman John Mason at 437-3693.
Enjoy good music with Mike Surratt and the Continentals as they bring Bavarian and international polkas and waltzes to Linthicum Park at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue off Route 170 (at the blinking light) in Linthicum.
The five-piece band under the direction of Surratt was formed in 1972 and plays swing, Latin, pop and rock music.
Pack a picnic supper, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. The concert will be canceled if it rains.
Sunday's concert is part of the "Concerts in the Park" series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts, Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs, Lions Club, Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Crestwood Improvement Association and Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.
For additional information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.