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Diverse series of concerts on calendar


THE PERFORMING ARTS Association of Linthicum has announced its concerts for the 2000-2001 season, and it looks as if the group has outdone itself in choosing five outstanding programs and a bonus concert for the association's 19th season.

The association presents a variety of artists for a low cost on a subscription basis.

The series is popular within the community but also draws people from the Baltimore area, Howard County and as far away as Westminster.

This year, concerts will be held at North County High School in Ferndale and in the New Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in Brooklyn Park.

Mac Frampton, a pops pianist, will open the season with a performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Frampton's style is based on classical techniques but draws liberally from jazz and rock.

"Nunsense," the hit Broadway production, will be presented by Chesapeake Music Hall at 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Highlights from the Strauss opera "Die Fledermaus" will be presented by the Annapolis Chorale at 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Ernie Green will conduct.

Rising talent Beatrice Long will present a piano concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 18.

Long is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, and has played with major orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Harvi Griffin, an internationally acclaimed harpist and singer, will have something for every listener at his 8 p.m. performance March 31. He plays a variety of music from Bach to Brubeck and New Age to country.

The last concert, free and open to the public, will be presented by the Navy Band of Washington at 8 p.m. May 5.

A season subscription costs $28. Both facilities have free and plentiful parking.

They also are accessible to the disabled and provide assistance for the hearing impaired.

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is partly funded by grants from the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc. and the Maryland State Arts Council.

To subscribe by mail, send payment to: The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, P.O. Box 321, Linthicum Heights 21090.

Information: Jo Barker, president, 410-859-3308 or Bill Skillman, treasurer, 410-859-1082.

Festival vendors sought

Friendship Church of the Brethren is seeking vendors to rent tables for its Sept. 28 Fall Festival and Auction.

The event, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature baked goods, homemade apple butter and more.

The auction, which will feature miscellaneous items and antiques, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be held rain or shine.

Tables are $10. Call Nancy Hopkins at 410-789-1337.

The church is at 217 Mansion Road in North Linthicum.

Andover reunion

Andover High School's Class of 1975 is planning a 25-year reunion from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The cost is $37.50.

Information or reservations: Jim Stracke, 410-766-6597.

Flea market planned

Bargain hunters might want to check out the Ferndale Roadrunners' flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Vendor spaces are available for $5.

To reserve a place: Melvia Scott, 410-761-0484.

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