COUNT 10 for Kids" will be the theme of this year's opening tea of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. The theme was taken from the special project, chosen by Judy Lutz, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, for her 2002-2004 term. The project's purpose is to encourage federation clubs to meet the particular needs of children by focusing on 10 areas important to the well-being of children. The Linthicum club will highlight "Kids and Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger."
The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road. Bernadette Simon, incoming president, will offer welcoming remarks to members and guests.
Guest speaker at the tea will be Marsha Frazier, North County Emergency Outreach Network's president and chairwoman of the board of directors.
In keeping with the theme of the tea, members are requested to bring food suitable for children. Suggested items include peanut butter, jelly, potted ham, small fruit bowls, raisins, graham crackers, Pop Tarts, cheese crackers (packages of four), macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, soups and powdered milk. All items collected at the tea will be given to the network.
Additional agenda items: Induction of new members by membership chairwoman Carol Glendenning; presentation of the season's programs planned by the club's committee chairwomen; introduction of fall fund-raisers.
The tea is open to members and guests. Reservations are not required. Refreshments will be served by the hospitality committee, led by Shirley Beck.
Women age 18 and older interested in working with other women in volunteer community service while having fun are welcome to attend a meeting or to call Glendenning at 410-859-8459 for information. Membership is open to women in Linthicum and nearby communities.
Participants in the Linthicum Community Fair are encouraged to attend or send a representative to a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendship Room of St. John Lutheran Church.
Another meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the same location, is mandatory. A representative from each participating nonprofit organization must attend this meeting.
The fair will be held Sept. 28 on St. John's field, Hammonds Ferry and Maple roads, starting with a parade at 9:30 a.m. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29.
All who attend the fair are asked to bring nonperishable food for the North County Emergency Outreach Network, which reports that food items are urgently needed.
Information: Martin Muller, 410-859-0621.
Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association will launch its 2002-2003 year with the first meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the media center at the Lindale Middle School, 101 School Lane at Camp Meade Road.
The scheduled speaker is David Goldbloom of the Greenberg Company, the developer that is renovating the Burwood Shopping Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food for North County Emergency Outreach Network; items will be delivered at the Linthicum Community Fair.
Information: Mike Daniel, 410-859-8586.
Because of scheduling problems, the North Linthicum Improvement Association will hold this month's meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Overlook Elementary School, 401 Hampton Road. Leading the agenda will be the formation of a neighborhood patrol and crime watch committee.
Information: Alan Doelp, 410-789-8318.
Friendship Quilters will begin its new year Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple in Linthicum. The theme, "Last Picnic of Summer," will be a fried chicken dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a trunk show, "My 10 Favorite Quilts," given by some of the members. There will be a charge of $4 for dinner. Anyone interested in learning more about quilting is welcome.
On Saturday, an old-fashioned quilting bee will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Linthicum branch library, 400 Shipley Road. Bring your favorite thimble and quilting needle to quilt the "Walk in the Garden" raffle quilt. To learn more about the hand-quilting stitch, bring a practice piece and get advice from experienced quilters.
Information: Allison Bachmann, 410-437-6283.
Sept. 11 service
Linthicum Baptist Church, 611 S. Camp Meade Road, will hold a service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in observance of the Sept. 11 attacks on our country. All in the community are invited. Information: church office, 410-766-0204.