Today's economy has forced us all to become bargain-hunters, so here's a deal for you.
Along with news of Greater Severna Park, we arenow covering the happenings in some of your favorite surrounding communities.
We shop there; we dine there; we have friends there. Let's include these neighbors in our weekly review.
If sports is your thing, you might want to rent a table at the Sunshine Foundation's annual Benefit Baseball Card Show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway.
Table fees are $40 for a single table or $35 each when renting more than one.
For more details, contact Ron Bledsoe at 987-5919.
If you'rea Park business person, you and your company can benefit from the support of the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce.
The chamberwill hold its annual installation dinner on Wednesday Jan. 22 at theAnnapolis Dinner Theatre. The evening begins at 6 with a 7 o'clock call-to-order.
The guest speaker should be well worth the price of admission; County Executive Robert R. Neall will talk about the economy.
Being installed that night will be new officers for 1992: President George Moran, First Vice President Henry Sieradzki, Second VicePresident Dennis Wells, Secretary Kathy Carr and Treasurer Debbie Smith.
Chairman Skip Carr heads a board that includes Edson SheppardJr., Kathy Holmes, Penny Hopkins and Earl Schaffer.
For further information, contact Executive Director Linda Zahn at 987-6625.
As we waved goodbye to 1991, Arundel Hospice said farewell to its old name and hello to a new identity: Hospice of the Chesapeake.
The organization has experienced tremendous growth during its 12 years of serving Severna Park, as well as the entire county.
The new logo, with its lighthouse and beacon, reflects the essence of the hospice spirit, representing the strength, reliability and integrity of hospice workers reaching out day and night to patients and families affected by life-threatening illness.
The hospice can be reached at 987-2003.
The Hospice's Bereavement Center, opened in the summer of 1990, supports hospice families for more than a year after patients have died. It also helps people grieving from many kinds of losses: chronic illness, suicide, accident, miscarriages, still births, sudden infant death, AIDS and victims of violent crimes.
This year, the center plans an important innovation: the county's first camp for grieving children, Camp Nabe (pronounced Nah-Bee), named for the Korean word for butterfly.
A five-week bereavement support group for teens, ages 13-17, who have lost a loved one, is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from Feb. 12 through March 11.
A group for parents of the teens will be held simultaneously.
All support groups arefree.
For information on either one, contact Betty Asplund at 987-2129.
School bells have rung several months early for prospective students at St. Martin's In The Field Day School on Benfield Road.
Open house and registration for the fall of 1992 are right around the corner.
If you have 3-year-olds, visit the two-day nurseryfrom 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 or the three-day nursery during the same hours on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Other classes to visit on these two days are the five-day pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, kindergarten for 5-year-olds and pre-first for children not quite ready for a full day of first grade.
Afternoon programs, to be observed between 12:30 and 3 p.m., Jan. 29, include a three-day pre-kindergarten, and five-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
General registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Early registration for current students and siblings will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31; for parishioners and alumni at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 3.
For more information, call the school at 647-7055.
Another invitation to parents of prospective students comes from Archbishop Spalding High School.
At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, parents may meet informally with Principal Barbara Schwitzer to discuss Spalding's academic programs, extra-curricular activities and unique school environment.
For further information, call the school at 969-9105.
When "Steel Magnolias" opened at the Morris Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore several years ago, it drew rave reviews.
Now you can see for yourself what moved audiences and critics when you attend the dinner theater performance of the popular play presented by the Maryland TravelingRepertory theater group on Friday, Feb. 7.
Coordinated by the Ladies of the Elks, the festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Lodge 2482 on Truckhouse Road. Diner is at 7 p.m. and show time is 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20; for reservations, call 647-7993.
Our busy Jaycees take time to say, "Thank you, Severna Park."
During the Jaycee Share a Meal program in December, community members helped assemble and deliver more than 100 turkey dinners to the county's needy.
* During the week of Jan. 19-25, the Jaycees has planned a family breakfaston Sunday; a progressive dinner Tuesday; and a membership social on Wednesday. On Thursday, there will be a business management seminar and on Friday, a planning seminar.
Voter registration will be conducted on Saturday.
This is an example of a week in the life of our hard-working Jaycees.
To join (if you're lucky enough to be between the ages of 21 and 39), call 544-4613.
Joni Guhne/Phone: 647-1413