AFTER SO MANY years of putting this column together weekly, the ebb and flow of news items never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes you're scrounging around for information, other times everybody and his grandmother are calling to chat.
I have an unproved theory involving news flow in relation to the moon, Mercury and the relative outdoor temperature: If it's cold, everybody stays home and nobody calls me. If it's hot, almost everybody stays indoors cooling off or goes on vacation, and nobody calls me. What's left? Spring and fall, give or take a few weeks. And guess what's right around the corner? Bingo -- so give me a call.
Magothy craft fair
Magothy Cooperative Nursery School will have its annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Magothy United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 3703 Mountain Road.
Artisans will sell spring creations for the home and gift giving. Baked items also will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the nursery school program.
Information: 360-0292 or 255-6832.
Speaking of craft fairs, Downs Memorial Park is accepting applications for the spring craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19.
The fair is a juried event. Interested artisans can obtain an application from the park's information center, or call the park at 222-6230.
Deadline for applications is March 8.
Concerts during Lent
Gospel singer Scott Michael Sharp will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Solley United Methodist Church, 7600 Solley Road, as part of a series of Sunday evening services during Lent.
"The community is invited to attend any or all of them," said Margaret Phelps, church spokeswoman.
Refreshments will be served after the concert.
On March 2, the church will sponsor a covered-dish dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a concert by the Brooklyn United Methodist Church choir.
An evening hymn sing is planned at 7 p.m. March 9.
The March 16 program will begin with a covered-dish supper at 6 p.m., followed by a slide presentation of the travels of the congregation's pastor, the Rev. Lester Werner.
The church choir will present "Were You There," a Lenten cantata, at the final service at 7 p.m. March 23.
Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is offering Wednesday night Bible study sessions during Lent and other programs Sunday evenings.
The Wednesday evening sessions, which start at 7: 30 p.m., are called "Personalities of the Passion."
The Sunday programs begin with a covered-dish supper at 5: 30 p.m. The program, "Living With the Seven Last Words," begins at 6: 30 p.m. On Palm Sunday, the covered-dish supper begins at 5 p.m., followed by a program presented by the Sunday school.
The Pasadena Business Association will meet at noon March 5 at Kurtz's Beach. The speaker will be Mike Lofton of the county Economic Development Corp. He will discuss services the corporation offers and recent economic development projects in the Pasadena area.
The cost is $10 with registration, $15 at the door. Reservations must be made before Feb. 28.
'Evening of Comedy'
Need a good laugh? Check out the "Evening of Comedy" show, sponsored by the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Raymond Kelly Council 10966 at St. Jane Frances Hall on April 5.
The doors will open at 7 p.m. and comedian Tommy DiNardo will perform at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple, and include the show, beer, wine, soda and snacks.
Reservation deadline is March 22.
Information: Dawn Fischer, 255-9561.
Pub Date: 2/21/97