Ecumenical breakfast planned by women's club


An ecumenical prayer breakfast, sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, will take place at 9:30 a.m. March 15.

The breakfast is a yearly event, with all money raised going to Hearth House and Sarah's House, area shelters.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Joseph Breighner, a columnist for The Catholic Review, radio host and author of "Father Joe: A Year of Wit, Wisdom and Warmth," a compilation of his best writings.

Father Breighner also is a well-known lecturer, who conducts retreats and workshops on self-esteem, male and female relationships and coping with loss.

Peggy Glenn, a choir member at Harundale Presbyterian Church, will be the soloist. She has had leading roles in the Pasadena Community Theatre and the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. She also sings at weddings and funerals and has been performing since she was 7.

To mark Women's History Month and the 75th anniversary of the suffragette movement, women in the club and community who have served in the armed forces will be honored at this event.

Breakfast is being prepared by Shirley Beck and her committee and will be served by club members. Decorations will be provided by the garden committee. Mary Foster, second vice president, is chairwoman of the event.

The public is invited to the event, which will be held at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advanced. Please call Sue Woelke, 859-0126, or Ruth Kline, 859-8554, for ticket



The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents the Charlie Byrd Trio at 8 p.m. Saturday in the North County High School auditorium.

The trio is the world-famous guitarist Charlie Byrd, brother Joe on bass and Bertell Knon on drums.

During intermission, concert-goers are invited to the cafeteria to see an exhibit of porcelain dolls owned by 10-year-old Amy Brocious.

Amy, a fifth-grader at Linthicum Elementary School, has been collecting dolls since her grandmother gave her a doll when she was 4. Since then, Amy's collection has grown to 40 dolls, each marking a special occasion such as birthdays and her First Communion.

Season tickets for performing arts concerts are available on a subscription basis for $20. After Saturday, two concerts remain: The Operatic Quartet, April 8; and Ted Brown, an impersonator of composers Chopin and Liszt, May 13. Concerts are at North County High School.

NB For tickets and information, please call 636-2579 or 859-8047.


Linthicum Elementary School is the place to be for dinner and fun Saturday, when the PTA presents a spaghetti dinner and karaoke night.

Dinner, served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., consists of salad, homemade spaghetti with meatballs, Italian bread, and your choice of beverage. Karaoke will be provided by Sounds of the Decade from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sixth-graders will manage a bake table filled with desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tickets will be sold today through Friday outside the cafeteria during lunch and will be sold Saturday at the door also. Ticket prices are $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 2 through 12 years old. Children under age 2 eat for free.

& Information: 859-5211.


Ferndale United Methodist Church members are putting out a call for vendors and artisans to participate in their Spring Fling, Flea Market and Crafts Fair from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 22.

Table rentals are $12. Call the church office between 9 a.m. and noon weekends at 761-2880.


The annual Spring Craft Fair at St. Philip Neri Catholic School, Orchard Road, is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.

This event, sponsored by the Home/School Association, offers shoppers the opportunity to buy from more than 85 artisans. Country designs, wood crafts, dried floral crafts and quilted items are among the many offerings.

The fair will be held rain or shine, event chairwoman Carolyn Bonolis says.

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

* Students from kindergarten through eighth grade have been hard at work on their annual Talent Show, which will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday.

The show, open to the public, will take place at Archbishop Spalding High School on New Cut Road.

Organizers say 40 acts, ranging from song and dance to pantomime to karate demonstration, will perform.

There is a small admission charge. Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold at intermission.

For information, please call Bob Newcomer at 859-1056.


Storytime, a program for children 2 to 6 years old, will take place at the Linthicum Library, Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads, starting this week.

On Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m., children can listen to stories, work on crafts projects and enjoy music, finger plays and films.

Parents and care-givers must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds and are welcome to attend sessions with older children.

Storytime will run through April 13. For more information, call 222-6265.


Boy Scout Troop 550 just returned from another weekend camping trip, this time at Camp Caesar Rodney.

The scouts worked to complete the requirements for the Orienteering Merit Badge and made a significant contribution to the camp by restoring stations on an orienteering course.

The scouts worked on improving other skills as well. Bobby Bowers was able to finish the work necessary to earn his Toten Chip Award.

Senior Patrol Leader Eli Senter led the troop for the weekend.

Others present were Scoutmaster Brian Senter, Scoutmaster Bruce Henkel, Assistant Scoutmasters Joe Jennings, Larry Jennings, John McCarty and Bill MacLeod, and Committeeman Joseph LaSpina.

The troop will be traveling to Camp Horseshoe on March 24-26.

The scouts meet every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Linthicum Elementary School. They are sponsored by the school's PTA.

For more information, call Joe Hyla at 766-8981.

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