A seven-week reading program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade this fall starts today at the Linthicum library. Activities also will be held for preschoolers. This year's summer reading program, "Solve Mysteries -- Read!" continues through Aug. 4. The program is free and includes activities, events and prizes.
To sign up, just stop by the library and complete the registration form and a detective badge to hang in the library. Children are given a log book to keep track of the books they read.
Those who read five, 10 or 20 books will earn coupons for 'D Wendy's, Friendly's, Slurpees, 7-Eleven and McDonald's. Free passes to the Baltimore Zoo are available while supplies last.
Summer readers also can win free passes to Adventure World, the Anne Arundel County Fair, Apex Cinemas, the Arundel Olympic Swim Center, the Babe Ruth Museum, the Chesapeake Children's Museum, the Maryland State Fair and the Renaissance Festival. Other prizes will be given out courtesy of the Bowie Baysox, Barnes & Noble, Crown Books, Giant Food and Marty's Sporting Goods.
The Linthicum library is at Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads. It "TC is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Information: 222-6265.
Are you looking forward to attending the Concerts in the Park again this year and want to know who will be appearing? Well, the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, which sponsors the series, has announced the schedule. All concerts are at 6 p.m. Sundays in Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue. The concerts will be canceled if it rains.
Here is the schedule:
July 9 -- Severna Park Bums; July 16 -- Grey, Green and Travers Trio; July 23 -- Sons of the Severn; July 30 -- Crabtowne; Aug. 6 -- South Rampert Rebels; Aug. 13 -- Naval Academy Band.
The Woman's Club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The club gets help in sponsoring the concerts from the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Linthicum Lions Club, Crestwood Improvement Association, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum and Anne Arundel County Cultural Foundation.
The Glen Burnie Church of Christ will hold its annual Vacation Bible School today through Friday. The theme will be "Because Jesus Died for Me." Classes are planned for all ages and will begin at 10 a.m. each morning and end at 11:30 a.m. Registration is not necessary for the free classes.
The church is at 2 Eastern St. in Fern Glen Manor off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.
Carol Wagner, Ferndale resident and owner of Forever Yours, said her new shop at 1007 Crain Highway is offering an exciting series of summer workshops. Mrs. Wagner will conduct classes in preserving flowers.
Shirley Kuchera will teach basic flower design at the shop. Her first class, on making an English garden wreath, starts Wednesday. Summer Basket, Accessory Design, Line Arrangement and Tussie Mussie are the names of four other classes that will be offered. Mrs. Kuchera has taught flower design in the Adult Education Series of the Anne Arundel school system for eight years.
A series of one-day classes in faux finishes also will be held. Marbling, wall finishes, gilding, painted furniture and decorative painting will be discussed.
2& Information: 768-6700 or 768-9695.
If you have been thinking of joining the Friendly Thyme Herb Club on its bus trip, Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, don't wait any longer. There are only a few seats left. The club will be touring Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts and Gilberti's Herb Farm, Logee Greenhouse and the Farmington Hill-Stead Museum and Sunken Gardens in Connecticut.
The cost of the trip is $330. Payment is due by July 7.
For information and reservations, call 869-3569.