The lure of living along the water's edge has drawn many people to Pasadena's shoreline.
But how healthy are those waters?
The Pinehurst on the Bay/Bodkin Community Association is sponsoring an evening with Ken Mountford, a senior scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay office, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mountain Road library. Mr. Mountford will present slides and discuss the bay cleanup efforts.
"As residents living near the water, we're all interested in finding lTC out about ongoing efforts to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay," said Marty Jachowski, association president.
The program is free. Advance registration is suggested.
To register or for more details, call 255-3860.
Get out and celebrate the arrival of spring at two events this month sponsored by the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
Tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., the auxiliary will have a St. Patrick's dinner-dance at the Mountain Road fire hall.
Tickets are $12 per person and include a corned beef and cabbage platter, snacks, setups and green beer. Music will be by disc jockey Bob Short.
The second event, a bingo-dinner blast, is on the calendar for March 26.
Tickets are $20 and include a turkey dinner with the trimmings and a packet of bingo cards with two books of specials. Extra cards and specials will be sold.
The doors will open at noon; games will start at 2:30 p.m.
If bingo isn't your game, you can still drop by for the turkey dinner for $6.
Proceeds from both events will be used to help pay for a new high-pressure pumper.
For more details, call 437-0215, or 360-6857.
The Aid Association for Lutheran-Branch 9017 and Magothy Chelsea Lutheran Men's Club are sponsoring a bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 25.
The event will be at the Star Club on East Shore and Lyman roads in Greenhaven.
Tickets are $20 per person and include raw oysters and oyster stew, pit beef, barbecue, a green table, salads, snacks, desserts, beer, sofas
Music will be by disc jockey Sherry Powell.
For tickets, call Tom Foster, 255-1945, Bobby Hansberger, 255-7397, or Earl Hildebrand, 255-0276.
Artisans are invited to participate in the Northeast High School Athletic Boosters spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1.
Spaces in the school cafeteria are $20; tables are available.
"More than 30 crafters have already signed up to be a part of our first fair, but we still have room for more," said Denise Williams, fair chairwoman.
Proceeds from the event will help the boosters build a new press box at the school stadium.
For space information, call Williams, 255-8105.
Plans are on the drawing board for celebrating Earth Day at Downs Park this year.
The Friends of Downs Park volunteer group is sponsoring "March for Parks," a walk-a-thon, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23.
Marchers sign up and agree to walk the 3.5-mile paved trail around the park during those hours on Earth Day weekend. Donations from sponsors are collected and should be turned in on walk day. All ages can participate, but children under age 18 must have a signature from a parent or guardian.
"The nice part about this fund-raiser is that 100 percent of the money turned in will be used for ecology programming for all ages at Downs Park," said Ranger Dennis Cloutier.
Individuals, Scout troops, local ecology clubs or teams of marchers can join in the event.
To get your pledge form or for more details, drop by the park information center or call 222-6230.
A spring craft fair to celebrate Earth Day also will be held at the park on April 21.