Vacation Bible school offered for children


Summer is in full swing and with it the opportunity for parents to enter their children in a vacation Bible school.

* Classes at Friendship Church of the Brethren will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon the week of July 10.

The theme of this year's program is "The Storyteller Series." Bible school will have six classes: preschool for children turning age 4 this year, preschool for those turning age 5 this year, kindergarten, first and second grades, third and fourth grades, and fifth and sixth grades.

A $3 registration fee will be charged for each child attending any part of the week. Registration in advance is recommended. Walk-up registration will be held at 9 a.m. July 10.

The church is at 217 Mansion Road. For additional information or to register, please call 789-2422.

* Registration is in progress for classes at St. John Lutheran Church.

The session will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day during the week of July 17.

Classes are for youngsters between the ages of 3 (as of Dec. 31) to sixth grade.

The theme for this year's event is "Awesome Adventures: God's Amazing Deeds," and will include stories, music, crafts and games.

You may register or obtain additional information by visiting the church office at 300 West Maple Road, or by calling 859-0020.


St. Philip Neri Catholic Church is having a blood drive for the Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the church foyer and a classroom.

To schedule an appointment, call Harry Beatty at 761-0955.

The church is at 6405 Orchard Road.


The Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church is again having summer Vesper services in the dell behind Holly Run Chapel on Wednesday and July 26 and Aug. 23.

The services will start at 6 p.m. with a cookout and potluck supper (bring a dish to share). An inspirational program and singing will follow supper.

Join in this relaxing time under the trees to worship and enjoy fellowship.


Tonight at 7, storyteller Jamal Koram will bring his collection of ancient and contemporary African and African-American stories and songs to the Linthicum Library.

Koram has performed for more than 20 years at festivals, colleges and on national television.

"Story Man" is one of the events in the library's free Summer Reading Program, geared for children entering kindergarten through sixth grades in the fall.

Registration is not required for the performance, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The library's Summer Reading Program, which runs through Aug. 4, includes reading activities, prize drawings and fun events.

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


Members and associate members of the Ferndale Roadrunners are invited to a covered dish luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. For information, please call 761-0484.

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