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Navy band to play at North County High


THE UNITED States Naval Academy Brass Ensemble will appear at North County High School at 8 p.m. Saturday. Four conductors will take part: Lt. Cmdr Michael Alverson, the Naval Academy band commander, and Chiefs David Hanner, Steven Barzal and Ken Shrum.

The event is one of a series sponsored by the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, which sells season tickets for $23. Because of government requirements, the Naval Academy ensemble's appearance is free and open to the public.

Three concerts remain in the series, all at North County High School: pianist Angelin Chang, at 3 p.m. Feb. 14; Chesapeake Music Hall Presents, at 8 p.m. March 20; and the Sound of New Orleans, at 3 p.m. May 2.

Information and subscriptions: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308.

Speaker to focus on charity

Audrey Braude, volunteer director of the Grant-a-Wish Foundation and the Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be speak at the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights' meeting at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday at 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road.

She will explain the foundation's program to provide trips to Disney World and sports events, meetings with sports stars, tickets to shows, parties and picnics for seriously ill children.

Tickets to two spring events the club is planning -- a prayer breakfast at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church March 3 and an Angel Tea April 10 at St. John Lutheran Church -- will be available at the meeting.

Tickets are $6 for the prayer breakfast and $10 for the tea.

Information or tickets: Ginny Kuhn, club president, 410-859-5309.

Squad plans fund-raiser

The Andover Apaches Competition Cheerleading Squad is sponsoring a bull and oyster roast from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie.

"You name it, it's on the menu," said Terri Price, mother of one of the squad members.

Music is being provided by Advanced Production.

Tickets are $23 a person, and the proceeds will help pay for the squad's trip to Myrtle Beach in March to compete in the Canadian American (CANAM) Cheerleading Competitions.

Information: 410-766-5038.

Friendship Quilters to meet

The Friendship Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

Kathy Fowler, a quilter from Silver Spring, will bring a trunk full of dolls and quilts to share.

Members who have not paid their dues are asked to pay at this meeting. Nonmembers pay a $5 fee for attending guest lectures. The Friendship Quilters meet the second Thursday of each month.

Information: Sharon Kirchmar, club president, 410-766-5689.

Lions Club helps poor

The Linthicum Lions Club took part in many service projects toward the end of the year.

The club donated $450 to fill 12 baskets with Christmas dinners and distribute them in the community.

Beth Sandifer, the club president, assembled the baskets. Members Tammy Durkin and Mel Simmons helped distribute them through Hilltop Elementary School and St. John Lutheran Church.

The club also donated toys, sports equipment and stockings full of candy, cookies and small items for each of the 56 children at the Childrens' Homes in Catonsville. Member Sharon Wunder organized the project.

The club held a holiday gift drive last month. Members donated clothing, sheet sets, blankets, toys, and other items for Sarah's House, Happy Helpers for the Homeless and Hearth House.

Durkin, Cook, and Sandifer made the deliveries and spent several hours on the Sunday before Christmas helping residents of Sarah's House, a homeless shelter at Fort Meade run by Catholic Charities, choose and wrap Christmas gifts.

The Sunday after Christmas, Wunder and Lions Club member Tom Durkin helped Happy Helpers for the Homeless distribute gifts to the homeless of Baltimore. More than 200 men and a few women and children were given food and wrapped gifts.

"Out of a little group of about 12 people, this club really donated a lot during the holidays," said Sandifer. "It was amazing."

The Lions club's next meeting is at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Our Place Restaurant, 4401 Annapolis Road. Sandi Jackson from Partners in Care will talk about a North Arundel Hospital program that assists the elderly.

Information: 410-521-0756.

Pub Date: 1/10/99

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