The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association (LSIA) will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Linthicum Elementary School cafeteria.
Donn Riley, guidance counselor for Corkran Middle School eighth-graders, will be the guest speaker. Riley will discuss "Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment." Those with school-age children, or anyone concerned about this issue, are encouraged to attend.
Because of its success at the Linthicum Country Fair, the LSIA board has recommended that the group donate $200 to the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON). The donation is more than the 15 percent that fair participants contributed. Members will vote on the donation.
LSIA also will collect canned and boxed foods for NCEON at the November and December meetings and the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. NCEON especially needs canned meats such tuna and chicken, spaghetti sauce and peanut butter.
In its first three years of operation, NCEON has helped more than 6,000 families by providing food and medicine. The network is expanding its services to provide training in job readiness and family budgeting.
LSIA members must enter Linthicum Elementary School by the Camp Meade Road entrance for the meeting. For more !c information, call 850-4576.
Do some of your holiday shopping at North Glen Elementary School's Book Fair. The selection includes mysteries, math, science, arts and crafts and comedy.
The books will be on display today in the media center. Students can purchase books tomorrow through Friday, and parents can shop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.
The Friendship Circle of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church is selling T-shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts and tote bags with the Methodist church logo -- Cross and Flame emblem -- and the church's name. Shirts are available in men's, women's and youth sizes, and are 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester. Shirts are white, with red and black printing. Prices vary according to size.
Orders will be accepted through December and take two weeks for delivery.
Call Joy Strausser, 766-8944, Ruth Syme, 761-7672, or Jean Wise, 768-7794.
Make holiday shopping easy and support the North County High School Band and Band Front by ordering fruit and poinsettias.
Forty-pound boxes of navel oranges sell for $17.75; grapefruit, $15.50; and grapefruit and oranges, $16.75.
Poinsettias vary in price, starting with a single bloom for $6. Hanging baskets are $22.
Students will deliver the flowers and fruit to customers by Dec. 20. Place orders with band or band front students, or call the school at 222-6970.
Proceeds will benefit the students' trip to Florida in April.
Once again, area schools are participating in the "Apples for the Students" program sponsored by Giant Foods. In the past, students have earned computer, video and other educational equipment by saving cash register receipts. If you shop at Giant Food, give register receipts with the "Apples for the Student" logo to a student or mail them to your local school.