Children can take break from heat with pool parties


What a summer! Just the kind of hot, humid weather to spend around a pool.

Teens and preteens are invited to the North Linthicum Recreation Club Sunday for a day of swimming, prizes and refreshments at two separate parties.

The preteen party, "Fly Away Balloons," is for children ages 3 to 11 and will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Craft projects will be included at the preteen party. Parents can stay and swim while their children are enjoying the festivities.

For information on the preteen party, call Mary Topa at 789-8202, or the pool office at 789-2404.

A "Scavenger Hunt" party for 11- to 17-year-olds will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Do a little sleuthing and you might go home with a prize from the scavenger hunt or games.

For information on the teen party, call Mary Ann Gapsis at 859-1198, or the pool office.

The Recreation Club is on Governors Gate Lane in North Linthicum.


The District 32 Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting on Thursday at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department.

A dinner of cold cuts and salads will be served at 7 p.m. for $4. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

The guest speaker will be state Sen. American Joe Miedusiewski, a candidate for governor.

Anyone interested in joining are welcome to attend. Guests are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Evelyn Kellner at 969-9325, or Valerie Serio at 850-0470.


Snakes, their habits, how they eat and grow and their place in the natural world will be the topic of the Snakes Alive! program at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Linthicum Library.

Lloyd Tydings of the Nature Company in Annapolis will bring some of his slithery friends to the library as part of the Summer Reading Program.

Mr. Tydings' show focuses on snakes indigenous to Maryland and may include a king snake, a black rat snake, a corn snake and other varieties.

Registration is not required for the free hourlong program, but seating is limited, so come early.

The Summer Reading Program includes reading activities, prize drawings and special events and is open to children entering grades one through six in the fall. Activities are also available for preschoolers.

The library is at Shipley and Hammonds Ferry roads. For more information about the program, call 222-6265 or 222-7371.


If the big band sound is your sound you don't want to miss Linthicum's Concert in the Park at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gino Mezzapelle performs with the 18-member Gino's Great Music, providing selections from the swing era of Glen Miller and contemporary dance music like that of Doc Severinsen.

Dr. Mezzapelle started playing the clarinet when he was 13 and has added the flute and saxophone to his music performance.

Dr. Mezzapelle is a music teacher in the Baltimore school system. He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA and Master and Doctor of Music degrees from the Catholic University in Washington.

He has performed with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra; Virginia Symphony; National Symphony Orchestra; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own); Las Vegas Hilton Orchestra; Stan Kenton Neophonic; and the Ballet America.

This free concert is one of a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.

You are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnic suppers if you wish. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.

Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue off Camp Meade Road (Route 170). Turn at the blinking light by the fire department.

For additional information, please call 859-3308 or 789-7546.


The next meeting of A Close Knit Group will take place tomorrow at the Linthicum Library meeting room starting at 6:30 p.m.

The first half hour will be knit-picking time, when members help each other with knitting problems. A short guild business meeting will follow.

Plans will be formulated for trips to the Maryland State Fair and the Stitches Convention in Philadelphia.

No formal presentation is planned for the summer months, but members will have an informal get-together and work on knitting their projects after the meeting.

Knitters who want more information on the group are welcome to attend the meeting or call 837-2970.

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