Lenten seminars on grief begin today


FRIENDSHIP CHURCH of the Brethren is sponsoring a series of Lenten seminars on grief starting today at the church, 217 Mansion Road.

The sessions, from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., are designed to help people cope with losses in their lives, such as the death of a loved one. They include videotapes and discussions led by David Leiter, pastor of the church.

The topic for today is "The Five Tasks of Grief." The rest of the schedule is: "Healing Guilt" on Feb. 28, "Fear and Anger" on March 7, "Growth from Divorce" on March 14, "Infections of the Grief Wound" on March 21 and "Saying Goodbye to Our Losses" on March 28.

Information: 410-789-2422.

Heart-healthy recipes

Participants of the Heart to Heart Support Group are invited to bring a heart-healthy dish to share at the group's next meeting, at 6: 30 p.m. Tuesday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

Bring the recipe for that dish -- typed or printed on 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper. The recipes will be photocopied and put together in a booklet for distribution at the March gathering. Members are encouraged to bring cookbooks to share at the meeting.

Heart to Heart is an ecumenical support group for cardiac patients, their families and others. Information or if you plan to attend: Nan Duerling, group facilitator, 410-987-0494.

Trooping through

Boy Scout Troop 550 likes to consider itself an all-weather camping troop, but its members never expected to encounter the extremes they did on their trip last weekend to Roberts Lodge on the Horseshoe Scout Reservation near Rising Sun in Cecil County.

When the troop left Linthicum Feb. 12, the sun was shining and temperatures were in the 70s. But during the trip, temperatures plummeted and heavy rain and thunderstorms turned to freezing rain, sleet and snow. By the time the troop came back Sunday, skies had cleared and temperatures had started climbing again.

The weather didn't deter the troop from having a good time and completing the tasks it had planned, according to Scoutmaster Butch LaWall. The younger Scouts learned basic camping skills while senior Scouts worked on wilderness survival merit badge requirements.

On a hike, the troop discovered one of the original stones that marked the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania and the dividing line between North and South during the Civil War.

Two Scouts, John Cunningham and Ron Schweiger, earned their Fireman Chit during the weekend. Other Scouts on the trip were Bill McKercher, Devin O'Brien, Sam Branham, Chris LaWall, Dan Severn and Travis Elsroad.

LaWall and Assistant Scoutmasters Augie Severn and John McCarty accompanied the troop.

The troop's next outing is scheduled March 5 to 7 at Camp Rodney. Information: 410-636-6154.

Middle school orientation

The staff of Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School has scheduled an orientation program at 7 p.m. Tuesday for sixth-graders in Hilltop, Brooklyn Park, Ferndale, North Glen and Park elementary schools and their parents.

The program in the school auditorium, 415 Andover Road in Linthicum, will give a middle school overview and outline strategies for helping children be successful. Information: 410- 691-4344.

Garden Club guest

Britt Slattery of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Federation will talk to the Ferndale Garden Club about Bayscape at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Sherry Maguire and Mary Stafford will be hostesses for the meeting. Information: 410-987-1771.

Pub Date: 2/21/99

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