Tea party with snacks scheduled for Friday, after meeting of Friendly Thyme Herb Club


A HOT CUP OF TEA is soothing refreshment on a damp, cold day. And, getting together with friends for a tea party is one way to ease through the winter doldrums.

A tea party by the Friendly Thyme Herb Club will follow the group's 10 a.m. meeting Friday.

Members who mix their own blend of tea, herbal or otherwise, will share recipes and discuss whether their blend is made for its taste or for medicinal reasons.

Members are reminded to bring their china teapot, cup and saucer, and any books on tea they would like to share.

Tea snacks will be provided by members.

6* Information: Joan Krammes at 969-3025.

Prayer event set Friday

Community residents are invited to the ecumenical celebration of the World Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John United Methodist Church, 6019 Belle Grove Road in Pumphrey.

Friendship Church of the Brethren is playing host to the event with St. John's. Fourteen area churches are participating.

The theme, "God Calls Us to Respond," has been written by Christian women in Haiti. Every year, a different group of women writes the program calling for women throughout the world to pray for peace and humanity. These prayers will be said in churches around the world at the same time Friday.

A covered-dish luncheon will take place at noon.

Donations of nonperishable goods will be collected for North County Emergency Outreach Network and distributed to those in need. Child care will not be available. The snow date is March 8.

& Information: 789-1337.

'Flowers on a Stick' topic

The meeting of the Ferndale Garden Club has been moved to Thursday this month. The meeting will convene at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Senior Center.

The program is "Flowers on a Stick" conducted by club member Marge Dishman, who will lead a flower topiary workshop.

Participants should bring ribbon; two dozen rosebuds with 3- to 4-inch stems in three shades; Spanish moss, Sahara or oasis; a 4-inch clay pot; a bag of status; Sobo glue; scissors; a Cool Whip container; and a plastic milk bottle cap. They will go home with a completed project.

Barbara Bernheimer and Cindy Schneider will be hostesses for the evening. Shirley Hertz will give this month's horticulture report.

Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend. Information: Barbara Gorman, 987-6483.

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