SATURDAY WILL BE a good day to enjoy the fellowship of neighbors while attending two popular community events, the Linthicum Community Fair and the St. Philip Neri Craft Fair.
The Linthicum Community Fair festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a parade of local talent, the Oriole Bird and many floats. Children in grades one through six are welcome to decorate their bicycles and participate in the parade. They should bring their decorated bikes to the old Andover High School by 8:30 a.m.
The parade will proceed north on Hammonds Ferry Road from the school to the fair grounds. The announcer will be Keith Mills of WMAR-TV news.
The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the field across from St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. There will be pony rides, games, a scare crow booth, silent auction, moon bounce, clown alley, craft dealers, live entertainment and more.
The fair is sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, which donate 15 percent of their revenue from the fair to North County Emergency Outreach Network. The network serves the needy of Anne Arundel County. New this year is a food drive at the fair, which also will benefit the network. Help fill a Toyota truck with canned food items. Every three items donated earns a raffle ticket for prizes.
There is no parking on the fair grounds. Satellite parking will be available at Linthicum Elementary School and old Andover High School with free shuttle service at 15-minute intervals provided by the MTA.
Martin Muller is chairman of the event. For information, call him at 859-0621 or Susan Hrybyk at 850-4576.
Fall Craft Fair
There will be more than 120 craft dealers showing their wares ithe Fall Craft Fair at St. Philip Neri School Saturday. The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be bigger and better than ever, filling three floors of the building.
Country designs, wood crafts, dried floral crafts, quilting anmore will be available for purchase.
This event is a fund-raiser sponsored by the Home SchooAssociation.
St. Philip Neri is at 6401 Orchard Road. The public is invited. Foinformation, call the school office at 761-2194.
Knitting group changes
When A Close Knit Group gathers for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Linthicum Library, there will be some changes.
The group has decided to drop its affiliation with the National Knitting Guild. This change will enable the group to ease up on the formality and concentrate more on knitting and having fun. They no longer will have elected officers and formal meetings with recorded minutes. Instead, there will be a volunteer leader and treasurer.
Knitters or anyone who wants to learn how to knit are invited to join. Sharing and encouraging each other is what the group is all about.
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month. For information, call 837-2970.