Patux­ent River Park event to con­nect res­i­dents to the past

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There will be “tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, danc­ing, drumming, singing, and sto­ry­telling” at the Eighth An­nual Amer­i­can In­dian Fes­ti­val at the Patux­ent River Park at 16000 Croom Air­port Road in Up­per Marl­boro. The phone num­ber at the park is 301-6276074. This free event will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been a lot of things planned for the “free ac­tiv­i­ties, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and demon­stra­tions.” There will also be a lot of other things go­ing on such as fin­ger weav­ing, bead­ing and other things to keep you busy and in­ter­ested at this event. There will be a nom­i­nal fee if you want some na­tive food, pony rides, bas­ket crafts and an op­por­tu­nity to de­sign your own T-shirt. There will be ven­dors there who will be sell­ing arts, jewelry, flutes, mu­sic and books. You can pur­chase a $1 ticket for the mul­ti­ple raf­fle which will be held for a Pendle­ton blan­ket, a Pendle­ton crib blan­ket, and a qual­ity Amer­i­can In­dian flute. Again, ad­mis­sion to this event is free but there will be nom­i­nal fees for food and some of the ac­tiv­i­ties. There will be signs in the park to di­rect to this event.

Fish fry sched­uled

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church will have its last fish fry on Fri­day, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church lo­cated at 14515 Church St. in Up­per Marl­boro. The menu con­sists of fried whit­ing or tilapia, green beans, coleslaw, bread, bev­er­age and desserts cost­ing $10 for adults, $8 for se­niors, and $5 for chil­dren 11 years old and un­der. And, you can eat it there or you can take it with you. The parish of­fice phone num­ber is 301-627-2636.

En­joy the weather

The weather has been some­thing else. It is fall. It is the time of the year that we have some very “wet” days. We look at the tele­vi­sion, we lis­ten to our ra­dios, and look out of our win­dows to see just what is hap­pen­ing. Well, it did. Hur­ri­cane Matthew was flood­ing the nearby coast as it poured sev­eral inches of “tor­ren­tial rain and trig­ger­ing floods far in­land.” It was a slow mov­ing trip, even though lo­cal and na­tional weather fore­cast­ers were do­ing a good job of telling us what was hap­pen­ing, they were also show­ing us the flooded ar­eas, the mud­ded streets, the downed trees, the ru­ined prop­erty as well as the winds that were blow­ing as they bravely held on to their um­brel­las and hats, as they were in the misty out­side be­ing very brave. Some­times they showed two dif­fer­ent pic­tures of the way they thought the Hur­ri­cane Matthew would “visit” the east coast. It made it dif­fi­cult for me to re­lax as I was look­ing on the weather chan­nel be­cause I have rel­a­tives and friends who live in North Carolina and Vir­ginia. I con­tin­ued to peep out my front win­dow as there was lit­tle wa­ter in my area. I was sur­prised when I heard the rain com­ing down and I was more sur­prised when I learned that a lot of rain did come nearby. My brother, Leonard Cross, who lives in North Carolina, said that there were lots of trees down, streets full of wa­ter and dirt, but he did have elec­tric­ity. We must be alert, pre­pared and care­ful if we have to go out in this kind of weather. And the good thing, though, Mon­day was a hol­i­day. Hope you en­joyed it.

Time to get out

Novem­ber is Vot­ing Month for the Pres­i­den­tial Gen­eral Elec­tion. The vot­ing date is Tues­day, Nov. 8. The sam­ple bal­lot has been mailed and has in­for­ma­tion about the can­di­dates as well as the time the polls will be opened. But, if you would like to vote early, you can. In­for­ma­tion in­side for early vot­ing has a list­ing of the places to go to on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In­struc­tions are also in­cluded that tell you how to vote. Good luck.

Re­minder: Oct. 31 is the day to “Join in the Fight to Cure Breast Cancer.” Check in your lo­cal area for places you are in­vited to join in this walk. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to par­tic­i­pate to show their help for this project.

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