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THE PASADENA Sportfishing Group will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Earleigh Heights fire hall on Ritchie Highway.

The guest speaker will be Bill Meacham, a representative from the Rock-a-Rama Fishing Tournament. The tournament takes place each December in Virginia. Cash prizes are awarded. A charter captain will accompany Meacham and offer anglers tips and techniques for landing large rockfish.

"It's a good contest for the recreational fisherman," said George Bentz, group spokesman.

Bentz explained that the limited contest pits the angler against the large rockfish that travel from the Atlantic Ocean.

B&B; Knives will also be on hand at the meeting, honing fishing, hunting and household knives while you wait.

Membership in the group is free and open to anglers of all ages.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. Earleigh Heights volunteers will also sell food and beverages.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (439-3474).

Grandparents Day

Hancock's Resolution, the historic 18th-century farmstead in Pasadena, will offer visitors a taste of old-fashioned family fun in celebration of Grandparents Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Sometimes we wonder what families did for home entertainment before television, electronic games, computers, or dare I say, radio. It should be great fun," said Jim Morrison, Hancock's spokesman.

Children can try making butter in a churn or can play old-time games including horseshoes, marbles and jacks.

Tours of the farmhouse and grounds will available throughout the afternoon.

Admission is free, but donations to help with continuing restoration and programming are accepted.

The park is at 2795 Bayside Beach Road, 2.5 miles off Fort Smallwood Road.

Information: 410-255-7041.

Sept. 11 services

The Christian ministers of the Pasadena Area Ministerium will lead Service of Remembrance and Rededication to observe the Sept. 11 tragedy at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church, 8325 Ventnor Road. The community is invited.

Information: 410-255-3677.

The Chesapeake Christian Center Church of God will have a 9/11 Remembrance Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Glen Morris will lead the service, and the guest speakers will be a local police officer and firefighter. The community is invited.

Information: 410-255-3168.

Democratic Club bingo

Stoney Creek Democratic Club will have its monthly dinner/bingo Sept. 15 at the clubhouse on Fort Smallwood Road. The doors will open at noon.

Admission is $20 per person and includes a hot platter, dessert, beverage, plus 20 regular games of bingo. Specials and early bird games are extra.

The club has canceled its regular Tuesday night bingo game next week because of the primary election, but the clubhouse will be open for members and visitors.

Information: 410-255-4611.

Crab feast

The men's group of Magothy Chelsea Community Lutheran Church is sponsoring a crab feast from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Elks Lodge on Truckhouse Road.

Tickets are $28 and include hot steamed crabs, crab soup, salad, desserts, beer and sodas. Proceeds will benefit church programs.

Information: 410-255-0276 or 410-255-3057.

Autumn craft festival

Downs Park is accepting applications for its annual autumn craft festival, which will take place at the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

The festival is a juried event, and the applicant must handcraft all items for sale. Craft applications are available at the park's information office. Spaces are $25 for one or two for $40.

In addition to shopping, the festival will also feature children's games, a pumpkin painting contest, a children's costume contest and food. The regular park entry fee of $4 per car will be waived for the event.

Volunteers are also needed. Information: 410-222-6230.

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