Health fest to focus on healing, growth, spirituality


THERE ARE signs announcing the event and there is talk throughout the neighborhood about the Linthicum Health Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School on Andover Road. But what exactly is it?

According to Cathy Ulrich, one of the organizers of the free event, it is a gathering of people interested in spirituality, personal growth, healing and community well-being.

Harbor Hospital Center and Helix Health Park will provide blood pressure screenings and a teddy bear clinic for children. Lisa Bender, a child life therapist, will give free gowns and masks to children and help them learn to be comfortable with doctors and medical equipment.

Dr. Lisa Horton, a pediatrician, will answer questions and hand out certificates for prenatal visits at Helix Health Park.

In addition, hospital personnel will provide lectures on nutrition, meditation, hypnosis and other health-related subjects.

There will be demonstrations of tai chi, yoga, aerobics and spiritual holistic healing.

Children will be entertained by Ken Weekley, a volunteer clown. Children can take part in face painting and other activities.

Raffles will be held every hour to support charity causes.

Ulrich said she is pleased with the response from the health professionals and civic organizations. "It has been a beautiful team effort. So many have responded," she said.

Organizations taking part will include Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, with a bake table offering low-fat, low-sugar items; Linthicum Lions Club, collecting used eyeglasses and providing information on sight and hearing; Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, with information about a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course; and Sarah Totushek from St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, who will talk about the parish counseling center.

The Linthicum Rotary, American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244, and a representative of the Pascal Senior Center also will be on hand.

Democratic Club to meet

District 32 Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. at a cost of $4. The meeting begins at 8 p.m.

Guests are welcome. Membership dues are $8 a year. The club meets on the third Thursday of the month, except in July and August.

Information: Victor Sulin, 410-551-7349 or Evelyn Kellner, 410-969-9325.

Picnic at Downs Park

Members and associate members of the Ferndale Senior Club are invited to a picnic at Downs Park on Wednesday. A bus will provide transportation from the clubhouse at 11 a.m. Bring snacks or desserts. Hot dogs, fixings and drinks will be provided.

Reservations are necessary. Information: 410-761-0484.

Flea market

Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Benson-Hammond House, Aviation Boulevard at Andover Road. Homemade baked goods, hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold. Parking is free.

Benson-Hammond House, a 19th-century Anne Arundel County farmhouse, will be open for tours for a nominal fee. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry and books are available in the house's Browse & Buy Shoppe.

Information: Joan Cunningham, 410-544-4715, or Mary Calvert, 410-255-2729.

Concert season nears

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum opens its concert season Sept. 21 with "It's Still the Same Old Story," a concert of opera arias and duets performed by singers from the Annapolis Opera. The performance begins at 3 p.m in the auditorium of North County High School.

Soloists are George Aud, Laura Vicari, Marcia Plaitt Treece and Steven Goodman.

John Bowen, the producer, is well-known for his Baltimore-based "Opera Vivante" productions. David Lindauer, narrator, has been involved with Army Special Services Productions in Germany.

Subscriptions are available for this and five other shows for $23. Information: 410-859-3308.

Pub Date: 9/14/97

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