KAREN HEIMS of Cable 8 announces that the interviews are finished, the filming is over and she's burning the midnight oil to edit her new production on Historic Elkridge.
Because many pictures and written information about Elkridge were destroyed in a flood, Karen conducted her research on a person-to-person basis.
Karen interviewed Helen Voris, past president of the Elkridge Heritage Society; Sam Merson, a 25-year veteran of the fire department; Jack Merson, who provided information about Elkridge Country Club baseball teams; Dan Wecker, who with his brother restored the Furnace Inn; and local historian Joetta Cramm.
The show will air in November at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and 18.
Melville Chapel United Methodist Church in Elkridge will have a craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tables rent for $10. Call (410) 796-0937 or 796-0695.
Lennis Hamrick from Enchanted Forest Safeway is planning a shopping trip to the Pennsylvania outlets on Wednesday. The trip will help Safeway's main charity beneficiary, Easter Seals.
The cost of the trip is $30, which covers bus transportation and a Pennsylvania Dutch lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant.
For reservations, call Lennis at (410) 750-3001.
Annual antiques sale
St. John's Episcopal Church's 40th annual Antiques Show and Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday.
More than 30 dealers will transform the Parish House into an antiques fair, while certified appraiser James G. B. Moore will be present to furnish written appraisals of jewelry and silver.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person, or $3 with a courtesy card.
Kathy Wilson will discuss "Antiques Buying Excursions in England" at 10 a.m. Friday. The cost for her lecture is $5, which includes admission to the show.
For information, call (410) 461-7793. Strollers are not permitted on the parish floors.
What's for dinner tonight?
Elkridge Landing Middle School PTA President Ginny Stickels hopes you'll eat at the Elkridge McDonald's, where the PTA is holding a fund-raiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Art for sale
On Nov. 18, Heisman Fine Arts Gallery will present an art show and auction to benefit Centennial High School's Class of 1999 and the girls' basketball teams.
Works for sale will include oils, lithographs, etchings, enamels, serigraphs and sculptures.
The preview is at 7 p.m., and the auction begins at 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served throughout the evening.
Call (410) 313-2856 to buy a $5 ticket.
Worthington Elementary School's four winners in the 1995 Fire Prevention Poster Contest are first-graders Max Emmerling and Ali Grusell, and second-graders Caitlin Webb and Nicole Barker.
Each child showed artistic talent and a good understanding of fire safety. The contest is sponsored each year by the Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen's Association.
Fruit for sale
Mount Hebron's American Field Service is again selling fruit for the benefit of the student exchange program.
Grapefruit are $15 per case or $9 per half case. Oranges are $17 per case or $10 per half case, and tangerines are $16 per half case.
Orders are due by Friday. Call (410) 461-3652 for an order form.
Oops! Mount Hebron High, I'll get it right this time.
In last week's column, I left out Johanna Bell from the cast of "Flowers for Algernon" and misspelled a few others: Andrew Cruttenden, Alex Wissel, Jennie Flatter and Lauren Davis.
Kudos to Johanna Bell for her keen eye.
Scout leader Shawn Lane announces that from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 944 will hold a yard sale at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.
For information, call 461-5872.
Magazine sales rise
Students from Dunloggin Middle School had a record-breaking year in their magazine subscription sale. The youngsters sold 10 percent more subscriptions than last year. Thanks to the volunteers, particularly Kathleen Maizel, and to magazine buyers and the hard-working students.
New roof erected
Construction is a fact of life in Ellicott City. Builders at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City are working overtime roofing the new church before winter sets in, after spending months below ground placing ductwork.
The huge interior support beams were erected last week, making the structure resemble a giant climbing toy.