Woman's Club to open new club year


ROOT FOR Maryland's Future will be the theme of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights' Opening Tea on Tuesday at its clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road.

Margaret Booker, president, plans to open the program at 10:30 a.m. with a welcoming address to members and guests.

The tea will focus on environment and beautification as it relates to the community, county and state. A series of skits will focus on facts about the environment and the many ways members can help alleviate environmental problems.

Bernadette Simon, first vice president, will induct nine members, and committee chairwomen will present their programs for the coming year.

Each year at the tea, a project is chosen to celebrate the opening of a new club year. This year, members are requested to bring bottles of children's vitamins for participation in the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs International Affairs Department's Children's Vitamin Project.

Collected vitamins will be given to the Catholic Medical Foundation for distribution to international clinics.

Other events this month include participation in Saturday's Linthicum Health Fest at Lindale Middle School on Andover Road, and the Linthicum Community Fair on Sept. 30. Also planned are a scarecrow hats workshop sponsored by the arts and crafts committee Sept. 18, and an evening meeting Sept. 25.

The evening meeting, under sponsorship of the Literature and Education Committee, begins at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse and features a review of summer readings by committee members.

Information on the evening meeting: committee chairwoman Mary Lee Laprade, 410-859-1859. Information on the craft workshop: committee chairwoman Cecelia Dietz, 410-859-1795.

The club is introducing a fund-raising project at the tea -- selling wooden replicas of the clubhouse. Many people in the area have a soft spot for the clubhouse because it is a part of Linthicum history.

The community has used the building for various functions over the years -- as a church, a dance school, meeting place for Girl Scout troops, and spring flower marts. The 4-by-6-inch clubhouse collectible sells for $14.

Joyce Bond and Barbara Anderson are co-chairwomen of the fund-raiser. To purchase a house: Bond, 410-859-0613.

Organized in 1939, the club provides members with opportunities for educational and charitable projects along with a planned program to complement its objectives.

Incorporated in 1940, it is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs and the MFWC's Southern District. Membership is open to women ages 18 and older.

Membership information: Bernadette Simon, 410-859-4433.

Church fund-raiser.

Ferndale United Methodist Church is holding its ninth annual "Fashion Show and Crazy Auction" from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. The cost is $18.50, and includes a buffet of chicken, beef and seafood.

The theme is "Joseph's Coat of Many Colors." The auction will include at least 100 items.

Proceeds benefit mission and church projects. For tickets: church office, 410-761-2880.

'Roadrunners' picnic

Taking no chances on the weather, the Ferndale Roadrunners seniors club has scheduled Thursday's annual picnic on the grounds of the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center -- where it can be quickly moved indoors in the event of rain.

Last year, the group held the picnic in a park but ended up returning to the senior center at 7205 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd. because of rain.

Everyone had such a super time, according to member Pete Scott, that they decided to make the center part of the plan.

The picnic is at 11 a.m., and members and associate members are welcome to attend. Information: 410-761-8667.

Quilters' meeting

Author and award-winning quilter Rose Hahn will be guest speaker at a meeting of Friendship Quilters of Linthicum on Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

Hahn's topic is methods of achieving realism in floral applique, and she will be showing some of her work. Brochures for ordering her patterns will be available.

A pizza and salad party will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk. There is a fee for nonmembers.

Friendship Quilters meets on the second Thursday each month. Information: Lynne Kampe at 410-766-6010.

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