Barbershop Singers To 'Deliver' Classics

Neighbors/ Glen Burnie

October 31, 1990|By Bonita Formwalt

The classic sounds of four-part harmony will fill the halls at Martin Spalding High School Saturday when the Sons of the Severn Barbershop Chorus present "We Deliver."

The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Saturday. The musical comedy combines an original script by director Dave Forceland with the music of some of America's favorite songwriters.

Joining the group will be performers from the Bay Country Gentlemen, Risky Business and Greenway Station. All of the singers belong to The Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singers in America, a nation-wide organization with over 30,000 members.

"All of the music is performed a capella," explained John Selway, a member of the Sons of the Severn. "The only instrument is a pitch pipe to put us on key, and then away we go -- hopefully!"

The Sons of the Severn draws singers from all over the county. The group practices every week in preparation for the concerts they give throughout the year.

Often they waive their usual fee and perform for free at local nursing homes, schools and hospitals. A portion of their earnings are donated to the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita, Kan., for treatment of children with speech problems.

Tickets for the performance are available at the door for $8 or by calling John Selway at 766-8051, Russ Merriam at 360-0176 or Frank Boyd at 544-1147. Children 8 and under get in for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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The Gophers will take on the Falcons Friday night when Glen Burnie Senior High celebrate its homecoming with a gridiron match against Severna Park.

Activities are not limited to the game. Students are being encouraged to participate in a variety of activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.

As the week progresses, parents may wonder if fashion sense has taken a break at GBHS as students dress in clothes of the opposite sex, attire from the '60s and perhaps even a Homey the Clown costume.

Thursday, students should dress in the school colors, red and white, for the pep rally that afternoon. The traditional Homecoming Court will be crowned at a dance Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

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The Glen Burnie High School Band Parents Association will be discussing an upcoming trip to Florida and the status of their fund-raising activities at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the school's band room.

A sign-up for chaperones for the Florida trip will be on the agenda. All parents and auxiliary members should attend.

Current money-raising efforts include Entertainment '91 books, stadium cushions and pizza sales.

For more information, call 969-5450.

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Less than half of all new business started this year will still be operating 12 months from now. The odds for failure in some businesses, such as restaurants, are even higher.

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is offering a workshop for future entrepreneurs to address some of the problems associated with starting a new business.

"How to Start and Manage a Small Business" is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 at La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 South Ritchie Highway.

Experts will discuss basic business and tax planning for new businesses, financing through banks and government programs and negotiating a lease.

The workshop fee is $25 per person. Early registration is suggested by calling the NAACCC at 766-8282.

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B-19. N-26. G-102.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is playing host to Bingo Blast XI Saturday, Nov. 18, in the church hall, 1451 Furnace Avenue. Doors open at 1 p.m.

To celebrate the second anniversary of these very successful fund-raisers for the parish, there will be a guaranteed jackpot of $500.

The $20 donation includes eight cards for each regular game and four cards for the specials. A ham dinner is included in the ticket price.

For ticket information call Shelva Engle at 766-8810.

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The congregation of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will be bidding farewell to their pastor of 32 years when Pastor Paul T.

Dannenfeldt retires in January. In recognition of his service to the church, a tribute is set for Jan. 13, 1991 with a dinner dance from 5 to 9 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

The $25 ticket price includes cocktails, buffet dinner and dancing.

Due to limited seating, reservations are suggested. To purchase tickets, call Bill Critzman at 768-1873.

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Yes, I am aware that it is only October. Yes, I know there are orange bags full of leaves decorated with jack-o-lantern faces in every third yard in Glen Burnie.

None of that matters; I still have Christmas news.

The Challenger Sunday School Class of the Marley Park Church of the Nazarene is compiling a collection of Christmas stories, memories, recipes and family traditions that will be organized into "The Marley Park Christmas Album."

Members of the congregation are encouraged to reminisce with their families about the special things that make their Christmas unique.

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