Dinner Has International Flavor

Neighbors/Severna Park

March 26, 1992|By Joni Guhne

Confirmed this week: A day in spring is not the same as a spring day.

So, put another log on the fire, and enjoy spring, 1992 style.


Visitors from around the world received a warm welcome from the Severna Park Rotary Club during its annual International Dinner last Sunday at Severn School.

Rotary President Mel Hastings and past president Dr. Nirwan Thapar greeted the guests: Ernestine Cassell from Montserrat, West Indies; Nobuki Endo and Mieko Murata from Japan;Jorge T.L. de Andrade Saraiva from Portugal; Nynke Van Der Ploeg from the Netherlands; and Dona Chamara Illeperuma from Sri Lanka.

Theguests, all college and graduate-level recipients of Rotary International Foundation Scholarships, are studying for one year, while living with families in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Representing Anne Arundel Community College were foreign student adviser Dr. Rea Keech and his wife, Midori. AACC foreign students present were: Sassan Salehi from Iran, Nik Daniels from United Arab Emirates, Cristina Montanez from Puerto Rico and Sean McKeon from England.


National Library Week is April 5-11. The county is rallying support for its libraries by joining the nationwide "Call for America's Libraries" campaign, which began on March 16 and continues through April 11.

To send a "yes" vote to Congress, call (800) 530-8888. Lines are open 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Help your youngsters say "yes" to reading.

For each book read before April 11, write the title, author, the reader's name and phone number on a strip of colored paper (available at the library).

The strips will become part of a symbolic paper chain, and the children can win pizza at Pizza Hut, bowling at Fair Lanes, a pass to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center, or a round of miniature golf at the Severna Park Golf Center.

Story time for children age 2 to Please see JONI, Page 7JONIContinued from Page 66 continues at the Severna Park library, mornings, afternoons and evenings through April 8.

For details, call 222-6290.


April 5-11 also has been designated"The Week of the Young Child."

To honor the occasion, guest readers will visit at Chesapeake Academy. A story time of books and puppets is planned from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on April 7 (Reservations, please).

A book fair is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. on April 9, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 10. The community is welcome to visit the school. For information, call 647-9612.


The Shippensburg UniversityConcert Choir and Madrigal Singers will present a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Severna Park United Methodist Church.

The choir is directed by Blaine Shover. One member, Stacy McFeely, is from Severna Park.

Featured will be music from Handel's "The King Shall Rejoice,"Mozart's "Requiem" and "Regina Coeli," and a medley from "Les Miserables." The offering will be donated by the college to SPUMC's annual Appalachian Service Project. For more information, call 987-4700.


Anne Arundel Community College will stage Health Fair '92 from 8a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 in the school cafeteria.

The free fair, co-sponsored by the college Health Services office and the county Department of Health, will provide screenings, second-dose measles, mumps and rubella shots and medical information. Free screenings include blood pressure, feet, glaucoma, glucose, height and weight, oral cancer, pulmonary function, vision and hearing.

Some shots are free, but a $5 donation to offset costs gratefully will be accepted.

Other screenings will cost from $3 to $25. Pap smears and clinical breast exams require pre-registration. Mammography requires an appointment. Call (800) 787-0506.

Physicians and professionals will be assisted by students and faculty from the college's Allied Health division. For information, call 541-2480.


Each year, Archbishop Spalding High School awards academic scholarships to incoming ninth-graders.

A full scholarship for this fall has been awarded to Michael Flanagan, son of Timothy and Laura Flanagan of Bowie. Half-tuition scholarships have been awarded to Gilda Zoccola, daughter of Anthony and Dorothy Zoccola of Severna Park, and Sara Donaldson, daughter of Frank and Ruthann Donaldson of Arnold.

* Amanda McAloon, daughter of Edward and Sally McAloon, has been competingthis week at the National Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Selected from players throughout the eastern United States, Mandy, a Spalding ninth-grader, is one of five athletes from the Navy Junior Polo Program selected for the top-level Junior National Team.

* April 3 is the last day to place orders for fresh Florida citrus fruit from Archbishop Spalding.

Valencia oranges and pink grapefruit orders are to be picked up April 11 at the school.

Proceeds benefit the school. For more information, call 969-9105.


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