What's the hottest ticket in Linthicum?
If you guessed a season pass for the five concerts lined up for the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's 1993-1994 series, you'd be right.
PAAL's 12th season starts off Oct. 17 at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church when the Washington Brass Quintet performs. Consisting of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba, this group has distinguished members including graduates of the Peabody and Julliard schools of music and performs a repertoire spanning 300 years.
The second concert also takes place at the church on Nov. 21 with the renowned cellist Evan Drachman. Drachman is the grandson of the legendary master of the cello, Gregor Piatigorsky, and has followed in his footsteps with acclaimed performances all over the world.
The third concert will take place in the new North County High School Auditorium, formerly the site of Lindale Junior High, on Feb. 5. Banjo player Buddy Wachter will perform a range of music from Chopin to Broadway to Dixieland jazz. Wachter has played with many famed musicians, including Fred Waring, Arthur Fiedler and Benny Goodman.
A local favorite, the UMBC Symphony Orchestra, will take the stage at the high school for the fourth concert March 5. The orchestra is under the direction of Wayne Cameron.
A production called "On Broadway" will conclude the season on April 30. The family team of Jack, Sally and Letitia Jenkins, with a backup ensemble, brings spirited arrangements of some of the best show music of the past 50 years.
Sunday's concerts at the church are scheduled for 3 p.m. and Saturday's concerts at the high school will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets for all five PAAL concerts are available for $20. This is one of the best bargains around when you consider that many single concerts cost that much and more.
As always, parking for the concerts is free and well-lighted, and facilities are handicapped-accessible. PAAL is partially funded by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.
For information or to purchase a season subscription, call Gerald Van Airsdale at 636-2579 or Eloise Vaughan at 859-8047.
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is issuing a "Call for Crafters" for its second fall apple festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Benson-Hammond House.
Space is available for $10, and artisans must supply their own table or display boards. Space is limited to 40 crafters because of the wide variety of other activities scheduled for the event. To reserve a space, call 768-9518 or 859-0298. All checks should be made payable to the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, and sent to P.O. Box 385, Linthicum 21090-0385.
The Benson-Hammond House is at the intersection of Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road.
Mary Moore has been assigned to the Linthicum Center of Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Services provided include individual, marriage, family, child, adolescent and separation and divorce counseling and psychological testing. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to family size and income.
Appointments should be made with Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland at 433-2241.
St. Christopher's church is off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads.
Maryland Massey, owner of Maryland's Herb Basket in Millington, will speak on "Blending Herbal Teas" at the Friendly Thyme Herb Club meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday.
There will be a short business meeting and light lunch provided by the members. Guests and prospective members are welcome.
For information, call Mary Goode at 437-4120 or Adele Walter at ** 255-1494.
The group meets at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
"Our Fashion Boutiques" is this year's theme for the fashion show sponsored by the St. Philip Neri Sodality at 6:30 p.m., Friday in the school hall. The evening will include fashions, dinner and door prizes.
Casual Corner and Little Folks from Marley Station will provide the fashions. Shirley Beck will display fashions and accessories from Karla Jordan International. Antoinette of Elan's Hot Shots will do a make-over and also do the makeup and hair of the models.
Marie Zeffiro is chairwoman of the event.
For ticket information, please call 761-1452 or 859-1366.
The Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels are kicking off their weekly teen center with a homecoming dance at Corchran Middle School from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $2. Security and concessions will be available. Everyone is welcome. The teen center will continue every Friday, except for Oct. 22.
For information, call J. R. Hall at 355-4143, or the Rebel Hotline at 636-2166.
* The Rebels annual fall dance for adults will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 22 at the American Legion Hall Post 40 on 5th Avenue in Glen Burnie.
Music is by disk jockey Rappin Ray. The cost is $13 per person and includes beer and setups. All proceeds benefit the general fund.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Wayne Chaney at 766-1019, Linda Asquith at 768-8665, or Kathy Herb at 437-5749.
The Rebels is a recreational organization for youths sponsored by the county Recreation and Parks Department. The cheerleading team is practicing on the Cromwell Elementary field but will move to North County High School when the weather gets colder.
The playing field is on Gordon Drive, off Wellham Avenue.