Boaters, fishermen can catch 2-day show


Antsy boat owners and anglers eager to get back out on the bay and throw out a line can do more than dream this weekend. They can visit the popular two-day fishing/boating show and flea market sponsored by the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall, at 8 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

With more than 90 tables reserved, there will be something for just about every fisherman and boater, said Dave Nolan, the sportfishing group's spokesman. Visitors can book a charter, get a new part, buy a gift or get their favorite knife ready for filleting.

Looking at used boats? Check the 15 boats for sale displayed outside the fire hall.

Hourly door prizes will be awarded and the first 300 people through the door will get a free fishhook tie clip, courtesy of the sportfishing group.

Daily admission is $2. The hall is at 7549 Solley Road.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (410-439-3474).

Dinner and bingo

The Stoney Creek Democratic Club will have dinner and bingo at noon Sunday at its club hall, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road.

Admission is $20 and includes food and 20 games of bingo. Special games and u-pick-ems will be available. Regular games pay $50 and special games pay $75. There will be a guaranteed $400 jackpot game.

Early bird games begin at 1 p.m.

Information: 410-636-2622 or 410-255-4611.

Dieters to meet

A dieters support group, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), will hold an open house for new members at 12: 30 p.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, 8249 Jumpers Hole Road.

Group members will offer information on healthful eating, cooking and dieting.

Information: 410-255-0062 or 410-647-5162.

Legislative Day

The Pasadena Business Association is sponsoring its annual Legislative Day in Annapolis on Wednesday.

Members will meet at 9 a.m. at the James Senate Building, attend State House and Senate sessions and have lunch with state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno and Dels. Joan Cadden, John R. Leopold and Mary Rosso. Then they will listen to legislative committee hearings.

Reservations are required and must be made by today.

Information: 410-987-4887.

Downs Park fair

After a not-so-quiet winter, Downs Park is gearing up for another season of activities.

The annual spring craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24.

This juried event is accepting applications from artisans. Items sold at the fair must be handmade by the applicant.

The fees are $25 for one space, $40 for two.

The deadline for applications is March 8.

Volunteers are needed to help at the event.

Safe boating course

Four sessions of the state-authorized safe boating course will be offered at the park in spring and summer.

Each session consists of two classes held on consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. To earn the certificate, participants must attend both sessions and pass an exam.

Maryland law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, must obtain a certificate of boating safety education before operating a registered vessel in Maryland waters.

Operators of personal watercraft are required to have this certification.

Session one is scheduled April 10 and 17; session two is May 8 and 15; session three is June 5 and 12; and session four is July 17 and 24.

Registration is required. A $15 fee must be paid with registration. Birth certificates are required.

Information: Downs Park, 410-222- 6230.

Pub Date: 2/19/99

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