One of the best places to be on a hot summer evening is cradled in an amusement ride car, whirling through the night air. Reading our minds, the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company presents its annual Firemen's Carnival from Monday to Saturday. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy the "Ride All Night" for $9.50 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
For more information, call 647-3119.
Forget the heat and humidity for one cool evening of indoor entertainment at the Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRES) second annual crab feast and silent auction from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Severna Park Elks Lodge on Truckhouse Road.
The all-you-can-eat menu includes steamed crabs, crab soup, barbecue chicken and hot dogs and sauerkraut. There is a cash bar.
There will be plant and money wheels, a 50-50 drawing and dancing to the music of the Hot Hits Jukebox DJ, Sherry Powell.
Tickets are $27 for adults and $10 for children.
The CaRES organization, which began in Severna Park five years ago, is saying goodbye to its volunteer founder and director, Katherine Smith, who says she has decided to "seek other business opportunities." A room in the CaRES center on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena will be named in honor of Ms. Smith's dedication to providing free support services for cancer patients and their families.
For more information, call 760-CaRE.
Sometimes young girls are lost in that neverland of adolescence. So, the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County offers girls ages 11 to 14 their own Summer Adventure Club Monday through Friday. Horseback riding, painting, cooking, music, swimming and girl talk all are on the agenda. For more information, call 626-7065.
L The YWCA also is planning a workshop for girls ages 11 to 14
to help develop communications skills and the ability to deal with emotions and stress.
Sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 26, 27 and 28 at the YWCA Parenting Center in Arnold. The group leader is Carol Leach, a counselor in private practice.
For more information, call 626-7065.
Several students from St. John the Evangelist School Junior High are participating this summer in county programs for gifted and talented students.
Studying at the U.S. Naval Academy are Geoffrey Borro, son of Ronald and Susan Borro; Sarah Boulay, daughter of Richard and Laura Boulay; Trisha Myrtle, daughter of Jim Myrtle and Patricia Juliano; and Jeffrey Mentzer, son of Steven and Monica Mentzer.
Trisha also will attend the Maryland Center for the Arts at Salisbury State University.
Katie Harrison, daughter of Paul and Karen Harrison, is studying creative drama at Anne Arundel Community College.
Participating in a two-week study with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are Maria Merill, daughter of Clark and Cynthia Merill; Jake Belvin, son of Hugh and Diane Belvin; J. B. Osborne, son of Jim and Rosalie Osborne; and Rosemary Asquino, daughter of Richard and Ann Asquino.
Rosemary also will study environmental issues from Garrett County to Assateague Island as part of the state Department of Education's "Living With the Land" program.