So much treetop activity is going on among the bushy-tailed residents of my yard that it almost seems we've become part of one of those cereal commercials in which hundreds of squirrels invade your home.
No wonder. This fall, the oak trees have been so prolific that everyfootstep resounds with exploding acorns.
So it occurred to me that maybe it's time to change the name of Severna Park to, let's say, Squirrel Park. Of course, that might proveto be rather unflattering, as in "Here come those people from Squirrely Park."
Forget it. I'll just go out and buy another squirrel-proof bird feeder and be thankful I live in one of the state's most beautiful communities.
Is there a teen-ager in your neighborhoodwho goes out of his or her way to be a good citizen?
The YWCA would like to recognize these young people in honor of Teen Week, which continues through Saturday.
Send a letter outlining his or her achievements to: Beverly Lowe, 17 Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park or call 647-1500 for an application.
Severn School saluted some ofits outstanding students recently when they were inducted into two honor societies.
The Cum Laude Society recognizes both the quality of member schools and the academic achievements of students admitted to membership.
New members of CLS are Julie Ayers, Marisa Braun, Kelly Cheek, Gregory Freeman, Carrie Glasby, Rebecca Kesner, Charles Moran, Valerie Threlfall and Grace Wu.
Membership in the National Honor Society requires outstanding scholarship, character, service andleadership.
The G. Parker Lindsay Chapter of the junior society is composed of students in grades seven through nine. Inducted were Courtenay Brown, Charlotte Byrd, Allison Clark, Iain Connolly, Timothy Freeman, Amy Galebach, Shana Gladstone, Elizabeth Habeck, ChristopherHanley, David McDermott, Leon McLean and Ankur Mundra.
Also, James Nolan, John Nutting, Marshall Perrin, Matthew Pruitt, Kevin Schelenski, Timothy Smith, Andrew Sobel, Laure Thebaud and Julie Tice.
Inducted into the Jonah Halstead Chapter of the National Honor Society,composed of 10th- through 12th-graders, were: Dana Horn, Brenda Jones, Milford Marchant, Sebastian Sassi and James Templeton. Rebecca Batchfelder and Yancey Smith transferred into the chapter.
Severn students are making their mark in areas other than academics. Seven students have been selected to perform with the Annapolis Chorale and theBallet Theatre of Annapolis on Saturday and Sunday at Maryland Hall.
Performing in excerpts from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" will be eighth-graders Stevie Ellerton, Sarah Hack and Sarah Thomas. The chosen ninth-graders are Sarah Manvel and Carrie Dunn. Performers from the 12th grade will be Kim Johnston and Laura Turowski.
Kids Night Out at the Severna Park YMCA, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, will be filled with Halloween fun. There'll be swimming, movies and games, and don't forget the costume.
For more details, call 647-3800.
To help solve the problem of which computer is best for personal and business needs, Anne Arundel Community College will be offering a free 90-minute symposium from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
Experts will discuss different models for individuals, small-business owners and managers.
For reservations, contact Gail Reese at 541-2758.
This is for those adults whose favorite holiday features painted
faces, weird outfits and saying "boo."
The Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company has scheduled its annual Halloween dance for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the fire hall.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Dancing will be to the music of Horizon. Refreshments will include beer, setups, pretzels and chips.
Tickets are $10. For more information, call 647-3119.
Those who have lived through the loss of a stillbirth, miscarriageor infant death know the real pain of these experiences.
To help,the Bereavement Center of Arundel Hospice is sponsoring a seminar, Broken Dreams, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
Representatives from the University of Maryland Sudden Infant Death Syndrome project and the Resolve Through Sharing program at St. Agnes Hospital will speak, along with a panel of parents.
The fee is $20 and lunchwill be provided. For reservations, callBetty Asplund at 987-2129.
Two concerts are scheduled for St. Martin's-In-The-Field on Friday, Oct. 25, featuring the Wakefield Cathedral Choir from Yorkshire, England.
At 5 p.m. the choir, composed of 20 boys and 14 men, will present a traditional English Choral Evensong. At 8 p.m., a concert of choral and organ music from the 15th to 20th centuries will be featured.
For further information, call the church at 647-6248.
Join your neighbors at the Home Improvement Show at Clements Hardware Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27.
While at the Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road store, be sure to buy lunch from the Severna Park Jaycees, who will use the proceeds for their Special Olympics Bowling and Holiday Meals programs.