Garden club show to offer lessons in Christmas decorating


It's not hard to make Christmas decorations and arrangements using fresh cut greens, and tomorrow is your chance to learn how at the Ferndale Garden Club's Annual Christmas Show.

The show gets under way at 8 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

Designers Stephen Formwalt of Flowers Extraordinaire and Marty Baikaukas of Cedar Hill Florists will demonstrate how to form swags, wreaths, wall hangings, and table and mantle arrangements.

Diane Cooper of Betty's II Flower Shop will provide commentary on the arrangements as the designers create them. Learn how to find, gather and store fresh greens from speaker David Hitchcock, commercial urban agriculture agent with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.

Guests will be treated to refreshments and piano entertainment by Lydia Waldo before the show.

Tickets are $3 and can be reserved by calling Shirley Hertz at 761-8045, or Jeanette Lehman at 761-1716. Tickets also will be available at the door.


The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents cellist Evan Drachman, for the group's second concert of the season, at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Drachman is the grandson of the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. He began his studies in 1975 with Stephen Kates at the Peabody Conservatory and continued until his graduation from the Park School in 1982.

The Boston native played in the Peabody Preparatory Orchestra from 1977-1980, and in 1982 won the Young Maryland Musician of the Year Award. In 1983 he performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and also played at the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Festival of Florida and the Cennina Music Festival in Italy.

Distinguished pianist Gerald Robbins will perform with Drachman. Robbins captured a major prize at the 1969 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman and Ruggiero Ricci.

Subscriptions for the performing arts association's four remaining concerts are $20.

The association is partially funded by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. Parking is free and well lighted, and the church is accessible to the handicapped.

For more information, call 636-2579 or 859-8047.


This week, the Linthicum Library will provide cards, stamps and stickers for children ages 2-12 to make bookmarks.

The event is planned to celebrate National Children's Book Week, which promotes reading among young children.

This month, the display case features an exhibit of Florida sea shells, courtesy of second-grader Alexander Euzent.

Also on display are the tropical oil paintings of George Adams.

The library is at the intersection of Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads.

For information, call 222-6265.


The Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels has scheduled a meeting for 7 tomorrow at the Cromwell Elementary School Media Center to accept nominations for officers and to vote on amendments to the bylaws.

Elections are planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Cromwell Field House next to Cromwell Elementary School.

For information, call the Rebels Hotline at 636-2166.


St. Philip Neri School is sponsoring its annual Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The festival will feature miniature golf and a radar-clocked baseball throw. Hot dogs and meatball subs will be sold. Try your luck at the wheels of chance and the tombola raffle table.

The school is at 6401 Orchard Road.

For information, call the school office at 859-1212.


The North County Cluster Pupil Services staff is presenting a Parent Awareness Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at North County High School.

Topics include homework, assertive discipline, communication skills and behavior management.

Parents can attend three of the six sessions. The county policy on sexual harassment and child abuse also will be discussed.


What hat will your North Glen Elementary School student wear on Wednesday?

Students can wear homemade Indian headdresses or pilgrim hats for School Spirit Day. All headgear will be placed on display, so join in the fun.


To honor American Education Week, county schools have planned Parent Visitation Day for tomorrow. For more information, call your local school.

Don't despair if you can't attend your child's classes at Brooklyn Park-Lindale Middle School tomorrow.

Call your child's guidance counselor to make arrangements to attend another day this week.

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