A crab feast without any of the trouble


What would summer be without digging into a pile of hot and spicy steamed crabs? My enjoyment of this summer ritual is even better if I don't have to cook or clean up the mess. Thankfully, the Auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is going to make that possible.

The group is sponsoring a Crab Feast from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Mountain Road firehouse.

Along with all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, the menu features crab soup, hot roast beef, ham, veggies, corn on the cob, potato and pasta salads, cole slaw, cheese, munchies, beer, sodas, and setups.

The advance price for tickets, ordered by Aug. 10, is $20 per person. A limited number of $22 tickets may be available at the door.

There also will be door prizes, a three-way raffle and music by Short Circuit DJ's. Proceeds will benefit Lake Shore VFC.

To order tickets, call 360-6857.


Local business owners and the community are invited to Pasadena Business Association's first networking night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maher's Florist, 8609 Fort Smallwood Road.

Carol Cross, PBA spokesman, said the event will give members and nonmembers a chance to meet and brainstorm. Finger food, wine and beer will be served. Tours of Maher's also will be offered.

Admission for PBA members with reservations is $5, $8 at the door. Reservations must be made by July 31. The cost for nonmembers is $10.

For reservations or more information, call Ms. Cross at 987-4887 or Winnie Maher at 255-6120.


Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is accepting registrations for its annual vacation Bible School to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, at the church.

Robin Mearman, VBS director, said the week's theme will be "Turn About Paul."

Children ages 3 through those in fifth grade are invited to attend. A small registration fee will be charged.

For more information, call the church office at 647-3090.

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