During the hot summer months the people in small towns and communities used to congregate in the park for Sunday evening concerts. Families would take along a blanket, chairs and maybe a picnic supper to enjoy while listening to the music.
You can re-create this old-time feeling Sunday at Linthicum Park.
The Gray, Green & Travers Trio presents a potpourri of folk ballads, show tunes, contemporary favorites and jazzy renditions of bluegrass instrumentals at 6 p.m.
Tom Gray, the group's bass player, is best known for his years with the "Country Gentlemen" in the early '60s and for the 17 years he played with the renowned bluegrass band, the "Seldom Scene." Gray has recorded 78 albums; the last two made with Seldom Scene were nominated for Grammy awards. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and the White House.
Travers sings lead, tenor and plays dobro with the trio. The dobro is an acoustical slide guitar that is played in a way similar to a steel guitar but without the electronics.
For the past three years, Travers has been nominated for "Dobro Player of the Year" at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. In 1991 he released his first solo CD, "Radio Tone," which has received praise from disc jockeys and critics throughout the United States and Europe, and a rave review in Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine in April 1992.
His second solo CD, "Time After Time," was released in the spring.
Roger Green, primarily responsible for getting the group together, rounds out the trio with guitar and vocals. Green has been on the periphery of acoustic and bluegrass music scene in the Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore area since the early '70s. His rich baritone is perfectly suited for the ballads and harmony the band likes, and his guitar rhythm is country blues with a trace of contemporary jazz.
This concert is one of a series of "Summer Concerts in the Park" sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights music committee, with support from the Crestwood Improvement Association, the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, the Linthicum Lions Club, the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association and the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.
Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue off Route 170 (turn at the blinking light in front of the fire station.)
The concert will be canceled if it rains.
For additional information, call 859-3308 or 789-7546.
Bring your bingo markers and your bathing suit and join the North Linthicum Recreation Club for Bingo Blast Family Day, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Bingo games will run from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a half-hour intermission. You can swim during and after the games. Children that don't want to play bingo can swim for $2.
The fee for bingo players is: members, one card for $3 and three cards for $8; nonmembers, one card for $4 and three cards for $10. Specials are $1.
All prizes have been donated by merchants, vendors and members of the club.
This event is open to the public.
For information or advance tickets, call 789-2404.
During the summer, the school offices at North County High School will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New students moving to the area need to register for classes immediately by making an appointment with the Guidance Office at 222-6970.
Proof of residence must be provided.
The Linthicum Branch Library has two story-time sessions planned for children ages 2 to 6. The first one is Thursday and the second is Aug. 11. Both begin at 7 p.m.
These free programs can include stories, songs and activities. Parents of 2- and 3-year-olds must accompany their children. Parents of older children are invited to attend as well.
Registration is not required, however seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Linthicum library is at 400 Shipley Road. For more information, please call 222-6265.