July 10, 2008
Glen Burnie West: ‘Dino Detectives’ to Meet for Vacation Bible School
By Kathleen Shatt
Fellowship Baptist Church will sponsor its annual vacation Bible school program from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 18, at the church, 1017 Sundown Road.This year's theme is the "Dino Detectives." The Rev. Michael Hubers said all of the activities will be based on a dinosaur theme.
All children ages 4 through the ninth grade are welcome to attend, regardless of their church affiliation.
Advance registration is requested; registration is free. Participants may sign up online at www.fellowshipofferndale.org. Registrations also will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Planned daily activities include games, crafts, contests for boys and girls, Bible stories, prizes and free gifts. Refreshments will be served each day.
The Rev. Hubers is expecting several hundred children to participate. He has a large team of volunteers helping him plan and teach activities.
For more information, call the church at 410-766-7755.
The Glen Burnie summer concert series will continue on Friday when the Esquires perform classic rock favorites from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Corcoran Pavilion in the Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Highway N.E.
Admission is free. Those attending should park in the county parking garage on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. Parking is free.
Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted at the event. Patrons are encouraged to take a lawn chair for seating.
For more information, call Betsy Slikker at 410-647-0057.
Comedy variety show
Ferndale United Methodist Church will host a variety comedy show, "Raising the Roof with Laughter," on Friday in the church fellowship hall, 117 Ferndale Road.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a silent auction at 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes oven fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Church member Bruce Sponsler and his band will perform during the silent auction.
The variety show will begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds will help the Tyler family, which was recently displaced by a house fire. Cash donations will also be accepted for the family.
For more information, call Lelah Baxter at 410-768-9218 or Wanda Eschenbach at 410-672-0406.
Food historian Sue Latini and gourmet chef Rosalie Falter will present "A Taste of the Greek Islands" at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road.
The duo will demonstrate and prepare three Greek recipes. Participants will be able to sample all of the recipes. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.
Seniors are welcome to watch the movie "Enchanted" at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.
Audiologist Stephen Pallett will conduct a free hearing screening and adjust hearing aids by appointment on Friday.
Senior information specialist Wanda Swift will meet with seniors by appointment on Tuesday to help them identify their needs, locate services and complete applications for assistance.
For more information, call the senior center at 410-222-6680.
Glen Burnie Chapter 606 of the AARP will host several bus trips this summer and fall.
A trip to the Suicide Bridge Restaurant on Aug. 15 costs $72 and includes bus transportation, a boat ride, buffet luncheon and a crab feast. The bus will leave the Glen Burnie parking garage at 10:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m.
A tour of New York's Hudson Valley from Sept. 3 through Sept. 5 costs $419 per person, double occupancy. The trip will include a tour of the Military Academy at West Point and the Culinary Institute of America.
The chapter will travel Nov. 14 to the American Music Theater to see the holiday Christmas show and eat lunch at the Shady Maple restaurant. The trip costs $72. The bus will leave the Glen Burnie parking garage at 9:30 a.m.
A trip to the holiday craft fair in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 5 will cost $36. The bus will leave the Glen Burnie parking garage at 8 a.m. and stop for dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant on the way home.
For more information, call trip coordinator Neoma Dearing at 410- 766-4667.
Glen Burnie United Methodist Church will sponsor a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the church, 5 Second Ave. S.E.
Vendors and crafters are needed. Spaces that include an 8-foot- long table are $30.
For more information, call Frankie Cooke at 410-760-2945.
Yoga Nidra class
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer yoga nidra classes at the hospital, 301 Hospital Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. July 17 and at 4:30 p.m. July 24.
The session will include four classes taught every other week for eight weeks. Participation is limited to 20 students in each class. Participants must sign up for all four sessions.
The cost is $20. Advance registration is required. Participants may sign up online at www.bwmc.org.
Yoga nidra classes offer deep relaxation through guided meditation. Those attending should take a pillow and blanket to the class.
For more information, call the hospital at 410-787-4367.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church will offer STAND training for the protection of children from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the church Parish Center, 126 Dorsey Road.
The program was designed by the Baltimore Archdiocese to prevent child abuse. All adult volunteers who come in contact with children are required to attend a STAND training session.
Advance registration is required.
For more information, call the church office at 410-766-5070, Ext. 25 or 10.
Monsignor Slade Catholic School sponsors bingo games at 8 p.m. Friday nights in the school cafeteria, 120 Dorsey Road.
Early bird games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Cash prizes worth more than $3,000 are available.
Refreshments are sold through intermission.
For more information, call the school at 410-766-7130.
VFW Post 160
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the post hall, 2597 Dorsey Road.
New members are welcome. Membership in the post is open to veterans who served overseas in certain zones as active-duty members of any branch of military service during wars and specified conflicts.
For more information, call the post hall at 410-766-9802.
The Happy Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday and July 26 in the former county utilities building, 7409 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Participants should park behind the building and use the rear entrance.
The meeting will begin with a social hour at 10 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
All seniors ages 55 and older are welcome.
For more information, call Betty Betz at 410-969-3655.
Lions Club meeting
The Glen Burnie Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road. For more information, call 410-766-0859
The Ferndale Roadrunners will meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
For more information, call Melvia Scott, president of the club, at 410-761-0484.
The North Glen Improvement Association sponsors bingo games every Monday night throughout July and August in the community hall, 303 Wellham Ave.
The doors open for seating at 6 p.m. Bingo games begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, call president Nancy Mason at 410-761-4894 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company hall at 4 S. Broadview Blvd. is available for rent for all occasions. Catering is available.
For details, call 443-710-5441.
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