Meet Park resident artist Edie Pyle Hopkins.
A watercolorist specializing in portraits and landscapes, Hopkins is a graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts and has been associated with the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York.
She opens a month-long show in September at the North County Library, across from Harundale Mall.
Her pictures are exhibited in galleries throughout the East Coast, and can be seen at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery and Easton Wild Fowl Festival in November. Many of her works are in private and corporate collections.
Hopkins is a juried member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Washington Watercolor Society, the Potomac Valley Watercolor Society and the New Hampshire Art Association. She is also a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club.
She has taught art at the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del., and was chairman of the art department at Annapolis High School.
For further information, call 544-3071.
The Board of Trustees of Severn School has announced its new officers: chairman, Elizabeth U. Slanker; vice chairman, James R. Eyler; secretary, Jill W.Svahn; and treasurer, John B. Slidell.
Slidell replaces former treasurer William S. Ratchford, who retired from the board in June after nine years as a trustee.
Robert E. Henel Jr. has been elected tothe board for a three-year term.
A graduate of the State University of New York, Henel is the executive vice president and a director of the Annapolis Banking and Trust Company and a member of the board of governors of Robert Morris Associates, a trade association for commercial lenders.
Henel and his wife, Pam, will chair Great Expectations VII, Severn's biggest annual fund-raising event.
Fresh from its performance at the Dance and the Child International Conference in Salt Lake City, the Chesapeake Dance Theatre begins fall classes next week at Severna Park Middle School.
Under the direction ofAnn Brown, CDT offers creative dance for children, beginning with 3-year-olds, and modern dance for adults.
For further information onscholarships and registration, please call 647-5954.
Callingall past and future theatrical stars! Dust off your sheet music and shake out that leotard!
The Anne Arundel Community College Moonlight Troupers announces auditions for its fall production of "Peter Pan."
Needed: five adult females, four adult males, and a large number of children to play pirates, Indians and residents of Neverland.
Children's auditions are 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Adults will audition 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16-17. Callbacks are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Bring sheet music and dress for action. For further information, call 541-2457.
Arundel Hospice, a specialized home care agency for terminally ill children and adults and their families, is offering a training course for new volunteers.
Classes will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 17 through Nov. 19 at the hospice office, 403 Headquarters Drive, Millersville.
Volunteers act as visiting friends to patients and their families or work with the bereavement program, fund-raising and community relations.
The hospice provides medically supervised physical, psychological, social and spiritual care. There is no charge for volunteer services.
For further information, contact Sarah Totushek at 987-2003.
I really appreciatethe positive response that comes to me through your cards and letters. Thank you.
A few recent comments on Greater Severna Park restaurants have inspired you to suggest that I look into some of your favorite dining spots.
As Rob Donatelli, owner of thenew Donatelli's Restaurant in Arnold, says, he likes "to take the bull by the horns."
Beginning his career as manager of the original Donatelli's restaurant at the City Dock in Annapolis (now Armadillo's), then continuing as owner of his own wholesale meat business for half a dozen years, Donatelli is back in the restaurant game with the July opening of the latest Donatelli's at 22 Jones Station Road in Arnold.
Naturally, his restaurant, which once housed Hidden Cove, features fresh steaks and seafood along with a complete menu of Italian favorites and catering.
Bookkeeping chores are handled by Susan Donatelli, Rob's wife. They are the busy parents of two sets of identical twin girls, ages 5 and 10.
But that's another story!
Here's something I didn't know.
The Jaycee Center on Kinder Road, where the Severna Park Jaycees and many other civic and community groups regularly meet, is not owned by the Jaycees.
The building is owned by the county, and while the Jaycees and several other groups pay rent to meet there, it is the Jaycees that manage and maintain the center. Translation: they do all the work.
And are they busy!
During the next two months, the Jaycees will sponsor a summer crab feast, family boat cruise, day at the ball park, family miniature golf, fall outing, fishing trip, golf tournament, wine-tasting seminar and County Fair time.
If activities like these tickle your fancy, give the Jaycees a call at 647-2771 or 768-9148.