Timonium: Grocer and celebrities pitch in to help 'bag' hunger

Representatives from the Maryland Food Bank, the county executive's office, the Baltimore Blast and Towson University's Public Relations Student Society of America are scheduled to bag groceries in Timonium on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to help raise awareness of September being National Hunger Action Month.

Gov. Martin O'Malley recently declared Sept. 19 as "ShopRite Partners In Caring Day," and local volunteers will work to "bag hunger" at the ShopRite in Timonium, 37 W. Aylesbury Road.

Beginning at 11 a.m., Baltimore County Executive assistant Larry Simmons, Baltimore Blast player Pat Healey, Towson University students and the Maryland Food Bank representatives will serve as baggers, and will accept monetary donations to help fill the shelves of community food banks.

ShopRite officials say that since its inception in 1999, the company's Partners In Caring has donated $29 million to local food banks, supporting more than 1,700 charities in providing food assistance throughout the northeastern United States.

The Evangelism Team of Timonium United Methodist Church will hold An Evening of Arts, its fourth in its series of quarterly programs, on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 2300 Pot Spring Road.

The program is entitled "Shipwreck: Winslow Homer and the Life Line," which is the fall exhibition at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The church will again have Dr. Judith Ramirez as guest speaker. She will provide a presentation of the exhibit, complete with slides of the paintings. All friends and neighbors are welcome.

Cost is $10 person and includes desserts and coffee. RSVP to Bev Abraham at 410-252-5886.

Boy Scout Troop 328 is anticipating another action-packed year of Scouting, here in Timonium and beyond. More than 20 Scouts convened for the first meeting of the year on Sept. 4.

Several members will be "scouting" for Eagle projects this year, and the troop is also looking forward to its annual "sticky bun" adventure with Carolyn Adamiak and the United Methodist Women of Timonium United Methodist Church.

Every year, the Scouts help make the sticky buns, and then they are sold at the bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road. Mark your calendars!

More than 250 artisans will set up show at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium for the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, set for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7.

Visitors can shop for hand-crafted sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. The weekend also includes live music, children's entertainment and gourmet goodies. Call 1-800-210-9900.

Many people don't know that the one of Maryland's premiere horse racing events has a strong Timonium roots. The 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, scheduled for Oct. 6, at Laurel Park, is organized through the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, a nonprofit that has its offices in Timonium.

"Jim McKay was proud to call Maryland home, and he loved horse racing here," said Cricket Goodall, association executive director.

For more information on this year's Maryland Million Day, contact Jan Keadle jan@marylandthoroughbred.com.

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