Lutherville Garden Clubs embrace a fall harvest of fellowship, outreach projects

School has begun, and fall activities with our local clubs and associations are getting under way as well.

The Lutherville Garden Club kicks off its year Thursday, Sept. 6, with a panel discussion on recycling, "Reduce, ReUse and ReCycle: How the Three R's fit into Gardening." Members who are active in recycling will share their tips.

Club meetings are held at Providence United Methodist Church, 1318 Providence Road, and begin with a business meeting at 11 a.m., following by luncheon and the presentation.

In addition, members are invited to submit arrangements for review by members who are qualified judges, who give advice on how to prepare their items for an actual flower show. This mini-flower show is part of every meeting and provides a great opportunity for beginners to the learn the rules and regulations of participating in a flower show.

The club has several ongoing projects, including garden therapy sessions with the residents at College Manor, and maintaining the Trackside Garden along the light rail tracks on Front St. in Historic Lutherville, along with a Young Gardeners group for children and youths.

If you are interested in learning more about this active and interesting club or attending a meeting, give program coordinator Joyce Morgan a call at 410-252-4665.

The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, invites you to "Cruisin' for Our Heroes" on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event honors county service and military personnel and features fire engine rides, antique fire engine demonstrations, along with a display of antique cars and motorcycles.

Those attending can watch the Red Knights, a local firefighter motorcycle club, arrive en masse at the start of the show. Children of all ages can run through the cascading streams of water as Engine 7, a 1922 Ahrens Fox pumper, reunites with the 1905 Hale Water Tower, both of which served Baltimore City during the early 20th century.

In addition, you can peruse the Fire Engine and Memorabilia Flea Market. This event is sponsored by the Baltimore Commission on the Arts and Sciences, the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office, and many local businesses.

Outside events are free, and the fire museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at regular admission prices. To register a vehicle, or for a table in the flea market, call 410-321-7500, Ext. 101, or 410-235-6144. For more information about the show call the museum at 410-321-7500 or e-mail

Registration dates have been set for several Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council programs.

Aerobics fall sessions begin next week. Sign-up and first class for the Monday and Thursday 4 p.m. class is Monday, Sept. 10, in Spangler Hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Historic Lutherville. The Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. class in the Ridgely Middle School cafeteria begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The fall sessions continue through Dec. 6. If you have any questions, call instructor Karen Yeagle, at 410-321-6399.

Ballet registration will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of Timonium Elementary School. Classes begin in October and continue through the recital in May. This program is for girls and boys ages 4 to young adult; participants need to be 4 or older by Dec. 31, 2012. The pre-ballet through intermediate level classes are Saturdays, with advanced en pointe classes on Monday evenings. Call AnnaMarie Scharbeck at 410-252-8797 for details.

In addition, tap and jazz classes are offered to boys and girls age 4 years and older. In addition, there are hip-hop and lyrical classes, where age minimums vary by class. Six companies will be formed, in addition to the adult classes in tap, jazz, lyrical and Tappercise. Auditions for the companies will occur in September. Classes meet at Lutherville, Pinewood or Timonium elementary schools, depending on the class, and run September through May.

Walk-in registrations will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the Lutherville Elementary activity room; Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Timonium Elementary gym lobby; and Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Pinewood Elementary cafeteria. However, it is suggested that you pre-register by mail as soon as possible to get the desired classes. Go to for registration forms and information, and class schedules. For details, call Val at 410-733-2188, or email

Don't forget the Lutherville Community Association yard sale next Saturday, Sept. 9.

If your community has a yard sale planned for the fall, let me know so I can share it with your neighbors.

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