St. Philip's craft fair to benefit school NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


More than 85 artisans will participate in the eighth annual St. Philip Neri School Fall Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Two floors of crafts will be set up inside the school and a number of displays will be outside, weather permitting. Country items, wood crafts, dried floral crafts, quilting, Christmas items, stained glass and much more will be available.

Hot dogs, meatball subs and drinks will be sold in the cafeteria.

Carolyn Bonolis, fair chairwoman, said most of the proceeds will benefit the general fund of the Home and School Association, sponsors of the event.

Money raised at the bake table, located in the school office, will pay for a hot Thanksgiving lunch for the school children. Stop by the face-painting table for some eye-catching art work while helping the seventh-graders raise money for the spring luncheon they give the graduating class. If you buy helium balloons from the SPN Youth, you will help the group pay for its many activities.

The school is at 6401 Orchard Road. The fair will take place rain or shine.


He's big. He's purple. And all the wee ones are crazy about him.

You'll find "him" at the pancake breakfast at Linthicum Elementary School on Oct. 16.

Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served twice during the morning; from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The fuzzy purple guest will be there from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Ticket prices are as follows: adults, $3 in advance, $3.50 at the door; children ages 3-12, $2 in advance, $2.50 at the door; and children under 3 are free.

Breakfast is being catered by the Hardees Restaurant at Burwood Plaza.

Information: 859-0962.

* Linthicum Elementary has established The Parent Center, which gives parents and other volunteers a place to put together school projects, do clerical work for the teachers or conduct other school-related activities. The Parent Library of books, tapes and toys available to the families of Linthicum Elementary also has been relocated there. Notices of coming classroom activities, PTA events and other information for the parents will .. be posted in The Parent Center.

* Enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner and see a funny classical hit, Murder at the Howard Johnson," with the Ferndale Roadrunners at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

On Dec. 3, the club will have its "Shop Til You Drop" bus trip to the Potomac Mills Outlet in Virginia. A limited number of seats are available.

The bus will leave the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. A side trip to Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro to see the Winter Festival of Lights is included. The cost of transportation is $13.

Call Pete Scott at 761-0484 for information or to make reservations.


Members of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church serve on a regular basis at Paul's Place Soup Kitchen in Baltimore helping to prepare and serve the noon meal.

They are looking for volunteers to help out Oct. 16.

Information: 859-5633.

* The church, which supports the North County Emergency Outreach Network food pantry, is accepting donations of non-perishable food items any weekday morning.

St. Christopher's is off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads.


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church on Maple Road.

Board members will conduct their business meeting at 11 a.m. Members and guests are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy before the meeting. The chapter will serve coffee, tea and cake.

Nicolette K. Shurgart, a registered nurse from the Delmarva Foundation, will speak at 1 p.m. on Medicare beneficiaries. The business meeting will follow. Plans for the Fall Festival will be discussed.

For information, call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.


A one-hour video called "How to Avoid Being a Victim -- Street Smarts," produced by a Chicago detective, will be presented at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Ferndale United Methodist Church on Oct. 12.

The Ferndale United Methodist Women are presenting this video to help people learn about ways to avoid street crime. It will be shown prior to the business meeting, which will begin at about 8:15 p.m. Free baby sitting will be provided. Refreshments will be served after the video.

Information: 761-2880.


Craftsmen and women who would like to display their work are invited to rent a space or table at one of the craft shows coming up soon in the community.

* The Friendship Church of the Brethren is having its second annual Craft Show and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Please call Cecelia Hildebrand at 789-1472 to rent a table for $10.

* Call Robin Mariano at 768-0347 to participate in Linthicum Elementary School's Crafters Delight from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 6. A space rents for $15, or $20 with a table.

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