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Historical society to hold crab feast


The Ann Arundell County Historical Society is excited to announce a crab feast to benefit the society on July 23. It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Kurtz's Beach.

The all-you-can-eat menu includes steamed crabs, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, beef barbecue, cole slaw, vegetables, watermelon, desserts, beer and sodas. The tickets cost $23 a person.

The crab feast is a major fund-raising event to help the society meet its increasing financial obligations. The society is developing an Interpretive Truck Farm at the Benson-Hammond House and supporting the continued growth of the society's Historical and Genealogical Research Center at Kuethe Library.

Tickets may be purchased at the Browse and Buy Shoppe at Jones Station Road, the Browse and Buy Shoppe at the Benson-Hammond House, or by calling 437-3693.

For further information, call John Mason, event chairman at 437-3693.


Children will learn how to create cartoon animals using simple shapes when cartoonist and illustrator Jim Sizemore comes to the Linthicum Library at 3 p.m., Thursday.

Sizemore, a professional cartoonist for 30 years, has had his work published in The Sun, Maryland Family magazine, the Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest.

He conducts cartooning workshops throughout the region.

The free hour-long program is geared toward children entering grades one to six in the fall. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children should bring along a pencil and note pad.

This is one of the special events in the library's summer reading program. The program, which includes reading activities and prize drawings, continues through August 20.

Activities are also available for preschoolers.

For information, call 222-6265 or 222-7371.


A few friends and 10 members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club returned from Albright College in Reading, Pa., last week, after immersing themselves in the "Lavender and Lace Herbal Delights Symposium" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society.

The program had a Victorian theme. Club members attended lectures, garden tours, demonstrations and their choice of nine workshops. Emphasis was on the importance and function of herbs as they were used during the Victorian Period. Specially prepared herbal refreshments and meals were enjoyed.

Upon their return, they are anxious to share their new-found knowledge with other club members.

For information on the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, please call Lola Zabetakis at 768-0653 or Mary Goode at 437-4120.


The Friendship Church of the Brethren is conducting a Vacation Bible School for children the week of July 11 to 15. Registration will take place at 9 a.m. Monday at the church, 217 Mansion Road.

There is a $3 registration fee.

For more information, call the church office at 789-2422.

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