Farm Heritage Museum could use a seamstress [West Friendship]

Love to sew? Virginia Frank would love to hear from you. The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum in West Friendship is in search of a seamstress to sew some "period" costumes for use by tour guides at the museum.

The organization will provide the fabrics, materials and patterns. The sewing expertise comes from you. Interested? Call Virginia Frank at 410-531-2569 or email her at The museum is just across from the Howard County Fairgrounds on Route 144.

Recent activities include the finishing touches on two farm sheds on the property, as well as enhancement projects to the blacksmith shop and the floor of the one room schoolhouse. Snow, sleet and icy conditions did not deter the earnest efforts of the volunteers at the museum.

Thanks to the combined efforts on the part of four local school PTA's, including West Friendship Elementary, Manor Woods Elementary, Mount View Middle School and Waverly Elementary, a lavish lunch was prepared for the staff and faculty of the Homewood School on March 20.

The Homewood School, which serves students with specific needs not found in traditional classroom settings, does not have its own PTA. Soups, salads, breads, fruits, desserts and a huge dollop of gratitude for the personnel at Homewood. Special thanks to the parent volunteers who made this happen, who include Theresa Yodzis, Cathy Comegys, Darline Hettinger and Kim Rotter.

Karen Mobley can exhale. Folly Quarter Middle School mom of eighth grade student Tony Mobley, and chief organizer of the school's huge indoor yard sale fundraiser, Mobley has been burning the midnight oil in preparation for the big sale.

Items for the donation area of the sale can be brought to the gym at Folly Quarter from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 28. The big sale begins at 8 a.m. on March 29, with clothes, toys, household items, furnishings, books, DVD's, home accessories and everything else, including the kitchen sink. The sale will be in force from 8 a.m. to noon.

Just a reminder. The monthly St. Andrew's dinner is set for March 27, 6-8 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Cost is $9 per person or $30 per family, no matter how many folks make up the family unit. Proceeds from the March dinner benefit the St. Andrew's Youth Pilgrimage. St. Andrew's is at 2892 Route 97 in Glenwood. Questions? Call Lynne Hall Quinn at 410-292-8202.

SpringThing. It only happens once a year and that time is now. Becky Moy Behre and fellow potters and artists at Greenbridge Pottery in Dayton welcome the community to come out to the annual SpringThing on March 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New pots, flower vases, and the yearly spring cleaning sale are awaiting fans of high quality ceramics and pottery. Greenbridge Pottery is at 5159 Greenbridge Road in Dayton.

Mark the calendar for April 6 at 5 p.m. when the Glenelg United Methodist Church welcomes Robert Jefferson in a concert titled "A Spiritual Journey". The free concert is open to the community and includes music from the African American spiritual journey, from slavery to emancipation. Combining the use of live music with inspiring visual images, Jefferson's concerts make for a soul-stirring presentation. Glenelg United Methodist Church is at 13900 Burntwoods Road in Glenelg.

Antique dealers from Maine to Florida trek to West Friendship for the Heartland East Antique Show. The community is invited out to the Howard County Fairgrounds on March 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the antique show, which features more than 85 exhibitors of quality antiques. Admission for the show is $8. Questions? Go to the website at or email

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