MUSIC WILL FILL the sanctuary of Pasadena United Methodist Church Sept. 23 in a candlelight concert fund-raiser.
Sara Titus, committee member and spokeswoman, said the concert at 7:30 p.m. is part of an effort to purchase a grand piano for the church. "We need approximately $17,000 to buy the piano, and so far we have raised almost $12,000," she said.
The church has an upright piano and organ, and adding a grand piano to the worship service has long been a goal of the music committee.
"We have a great choir, and the acoustic sound of the grand piano would only enhance our service," Titus said. "A grand piano's acoustic sound is just so pleasing to the ear."
Featured performers for the program include 16-year-old concert pianist Paul Bridgland; Ellen Winner and Gloria Sussman, a piano duo; Thanh Vo, a jazz pianist; vocalist John Winner; and chamber musicians.
The artists are donating their time and talents, and Oren Music of Annapolis is providing a grand piano for the evening.
In lieu of tickets, donations will be accepted. There will also be a reception with the performers.
The church is at 61 Ritchie Highway. Information: 410-647-3090.
Jenkins Memorial Church in Riviera Beach will hold a coffeehouse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in its fellowship hall.
Performers for the evening will be Colleen Evans, the Glory Bound Singers and Manna. Coffee and refreshments will be available.
The church is at 133 Riviera Drive. Information: 410-437-3830
The fifth annual Caring & Sharing Harvest Parade is being planned for Nov. 5, sponsored by the Pasadena Business Association.
Area community groups, service organizations and business are invited to register to march or sponsor a float, band or walking or mobile unit in the parade.
Last year, business association members helped collect more than 13,000 pounds of food for local soup kitchens and through parade donations provided food, clothing and Christmas gifts for 50 needy Pasadena families.
Parade registration forms are available from the association. Information: 410-987-4887.
Trade fair Oct. 12
The Pasadena Business Association is sponsoring its seventh annual trade show from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Earleigh Heights fire hall, 161 Ritchie Highway.
The event is intended to give county businesses the opportunity to inform the public about products and services, and network with other association members.
Table rentals are $125, and early registration ensures advertising in all show literature.
Information: James Anderson, 410-766-2645.
The Stoney Creek Democratic Club will have its monthly dinner bingo Sunday in its clubhouse, at 8123 Fort Smallwood Road.
Doors will open at noon, and early-bird games start at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and include a hot platter with dessert and beverages, and 20 regular games. Information: 410-255-4611.
Church flea market
Turn your trash into cash at the Magothy United Methodist Women's annual flea market, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 3703Mountain Road.
Tables are $10.
The women's group and Magothy Church of the Deaf will have tables at the event and are accepting donations of items to sell.
Information: Carolyn Van Dyke, 410-255-5220.