Want to know what's happening in Severna Park? Read on.
If you'rea child, one of the best Park neighborhoods to live in is Chartridge, where each October, the community association sponsors a big Halloween Parade.
Bingo the Clown entertained some 300 kids Saturday as they marched through the neighborhood showing off their costumes.
There was also a moon bounce for gravity-defying youngsters, helium-filled balloons for the earthbound and bags of treats, other than sweets, donatedby North Arundel Hospital.
The adults took advantage of the get-together to collect canned goods for the Severna Park Assistance Network.
I was at the University of Maryland-Duke University football game Saturday. Maryland lost a close one, but the cheerleaders were great. Boy, have cheerleading styles changed since I was in school.
To be sure that your cheers are up-to-date, attend Archbishop Spalding High School's annual Cheerleading Clinic Sunday morning. Registration is 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. The clinic runs from 8:45 to 1:15 p.m.
The Spalding cheerleaders will teach cheers, chants, pyramids, partner stunts, jumps and a spirit dance, with an emphasis on safety, said Coach Ann Reiser.
The clinic is open to students ages 6 to 15. Fees are $5 for ages 6 to 10 and $7.50 for those 11 to 15.
For moreinformation, contact Reiser at 859-1831.
Come see Oriole Mike Devereaux at the St. John the Evangelist Home/School Association Sports Card Show on Saturday at the school.
The show will be from 10a.m.to 4 p.m. with Devereaux signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children. Those and under age 6 are admitted for free. All proceeds benefit the students.
The school is located at 669 Ritchie Highway. For more information, call Chris Furst at 647-2367.
The jack-o'-lanterns may still be atthe front door, but it's almost time to decorate for another big holiday.
The Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society is taking orders for Canadian Balsam Fir wreaths (24- and 32-inch) and 15-foot-long garlands.
The greens may be picked up in Severna Park on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Discovery Shop on Ritchie Highway.
Deadline for ordering is Friday, Nov. 22.
For details, call 721-4304 or 793-3989.
When you're spending the better part of Saturday doing yard work, nobody wants to stop and fix lunch. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone show up with a couple of pizzas?
Severna Park High School band members will deliver freshly prepared pizzas to your home or local office on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The pizzas sell for $5 each, with the money used for instrument and uniform repair and trip expenses. Band members and their parents faithfully work all year on these Saturday fund-raisers, without which there would be no field trips or competition participation.
To order, call 544-0493 or 647-8077 by Sunday.
Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend an open house at Chesapeake Academy from8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Visitors may tour the campus, observe classes and talk with faculty, administration and parents.
* Beginning Tuesday and running daily through Friday, Chesapeake will conductits annual Book Fair.
The fair, featuring reasonably priced booksappropriate for preschool to preteen, is open to the public. A largeselection of Caldecott and Newberry Award-winning books will be available.
For further information, call 647-9612.
Love to read? Join the book group that meets at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Severna Park YWCA.
Tuesday, the group will discuss Penelope Lively's "Passing On."
Call 647-1500 for further information.
Speaking of books, there will be some real bargains next week at the Severna Park Branch of the American Association of University Women's annual Book Sale.
The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9.
Conducted in a vacant shop in Severna Park Mall, the sale will offer books at the lowest prices ever, says Sue Sohn.
Proceeds are used for the AAUW scholarship programs.
For further information, call 647-6219.
* AAUW will conduct its regular monthlymeeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road.
Rita Victoria Gomez, a member of the Air Force Reserve and a Western civilization instructor at Anne Arundel Community College, will discuss "Women in the Military."
Prospective members, women who have earned a four-year degree, are invited to attend.
For more information, call 757-1729.
Did you know thatthe Severna Park YMCA has set aside a special time in the swimming pool for people with Muscular Dystrophy?
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, folks with MS can enjoy the wider range of motion offered by the buoyancy of the water.
Participants must be accompanied by someone to help them in the locker room and pool.
For more information, call 647-3800.