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CROFTON'S Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church will take a cabin-fever break Saturday, and hold a potluck dinner and Olympic Games in Fellowship Hall, beginning at 5 p.m.

Olympic partygoers are asked to bring international potluck dishes as well as souvenirs and crafts from other countries. Each table of "Olympians" will create a "country" flag and an anthem.

After the dinner, the group will welcome the Olympic torch, signaling the opening ceremony, leading to a series of games, such as freezer pack curling and church hall ski jumping (using playground slides and stuffed animals). The athletic prowess might not reach the standards of Salt Lake City, but the evening promises to be every bit as entertaining.

Information: 410-721-2313.

Spaghetti dinner

"Good Food. Good Company. No Cooking. No Dishes." That sign caught my attention.

Crofton Woods Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association will sponsor its annual spaghetti dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school.

PTA mothers will manage the cooking, under the guidance of Fran Freeberg.

Alicia Lobo will organize the servers, many of whom are teachers and staff at Crofton Woods, including Principal Peter Zimmer and Assistant Principal Lynne Evans.

Eileen Denman, mother of two Crofton Woods pupils, says that the spaghetti dinner is one of her children's favorite events. She calls it "big fat fun for the family."

"Everyone has a good time," Denman says. "The food is good. It is fun to see the teachers in a different role. There is lots of socializing. Everyone goes home with a full tummy."

Proceeds from the dinner will support the PTA. Tickets are available from Crofton Woods pupils or from the office (410-721-1054). The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children in advance, or $7 for adults and $4 for children at the door.

Valentine's dinner and dance

Dinner, dancing and love. What could be better? St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Crofton will hold a St. Valentine's Day potluck dinner and dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall.

Guests are asked to bring an entree, salad, vegetable, dessert, or bread and butter to the dinner. A disc jockey will provide music for dancing.

Tickets are available at the parish office through Thursday. The cost is $7, which includes soda, wine, beer and coffee. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Information: Scott Wetterau, 410-451-1892, or Buster Clark, 410- 721-3127.

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