Crabtowne Big Band to play concert in park


The Crabtowne Big Band, a Linthicum favorite, will perform at the fourth Concert in the Park at 6 p.m. Sunday in Linthicum Park.

The 18-piece swing band plays every Wednesday at the King of France Tavern in Annapolis. Its program includes music from the Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Count Basie era, as well as more modern pop artists such as Lionel Richie, Bob Seger, Barbra Streisand and Bobby McFerrin.

Musical director Bill Yakaitis also is an elementary school band director in the county.

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, sponsor of the concert series, receives support for its effort from the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Linthicum Lions Club, Crestwood Improvement Association, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum and Anne Arundel County Cultural Foundation.

"Sharing our Best," a cookbook of favorite recipes from club members, will be for sale at the concert for $10.

Concert-goers will find plenty of parking at nearby Linthicum Elementary School.

Bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue. Turn at the blinking light on Camp Meade Road (Route 170).

The concert will be canceled if it rains. For information, call Jo Barker at 859-3308, or Delores Schuman at 789-7546.


Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA, has returned from a seven-day camping trip to Hart Scout Reservation near Green Lane, Pa.

The Scouts and their leader participated in troop and individual activities. The troop was awarded the Golden Broom for having an exemplary campsite during inspection.


Registrations are being accepted for vacation Bible school at Ferndale United Methodist Church. This year, the church will conduct evening classes for children and adults.

The school runs from Monday through Aug. 4.

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and vacation Bible school is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The theme will be "Turnabout Paul -- Ambassador for Christ."

The fees are $3 for one child and $5 for a family.

To register, call the church office at 761-2880.


There are two programs at the Linthicum Branch Library this week for preschoolers to third-graders.

Both are part of the summer reading program.

Children may participate in a Kinder Carol at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Guitarist Carol Kositz will invite the children to sing along and play along in a miniconcert.

A stories and songs program will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Greg Cooney will have catchy songs that have a message for the children concerning the value of friendship, respect for others and the environment.

Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

Parents and care-givers must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds.

For more information, call 222-6265.

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