Those lazy summer days are over. September is here, when the Greater Severna Park social season kicks into overdrive.
School activities, civic group meetings and flea markets are just a few of the many events slated for the fall season.
The first two announcements come from the Severna Park High School Marching Band and its director, R. Thomas Powell.
Students and their parents work faithfully all year to earn money for uniforms, musical equipment, repairs and traveling expenses items not provided by the school.
On Saturday, band members will wash your car for free from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The teen-agers have received pledges for the number of cars they wash.
Stop by one of two locations: the school's Benfield Road parking lot or the First American Bank, in front of the Severna Park Mall main entrance.
For more information, call 544-4689.
* On Sept. 19, band members and their parents will prepare fresh submarine sandwiches and deliver them to your home in time for lunch.
The subs, filled with cold cuts, cheese, lettuce and tomato, are very good, and cost only $3 each.
Orders must be placed before Monday. Call any band member, or 544-4893, or 544-2017.
Four workshops will help Anne Arundel Community College students apply for financial aid and scholarships.
Financial Aid Tips, the one-hour workshops, feature everything you ever wanted to know about financial aid, providing information on the financial aid form, federal regulations and scholarships and on seeking help outside AACC.
Workshops are scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Monday and Nov. 18, and 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and Nov. 23.
For more information, call 541-2203.
At noon Tuesday, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a general membership luncheon at the Blue Channel Inn in Arnold.
Shirley A. Hawk, a commercial recycling specialist with the county Bureau of Solid Waste, will discuss commercial recycling guidelines for businesses.
At 10 a.m. at the same location, the chamber will conduct an Effective Networking Workshop led by Tim Schaffer of Temporary Staffing Inc. and Human Resources Inc. The workshop will conclude in time for lunch.
For further information, contact chamber Executive Director Linda Zahn at 987-6625.
Severna Park Middle School will conduct its Back-To-School meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
After a 30-minute general meeting in the gym, parents will visit their children's A-Day classrooms and meet the teachers. If you wish to meet their B-Day teachers, you'll have to do it by phone.
Since each classroom tour will last only 10 minutes, don't plan on personal conferences, says Principal Leslie Mobray. Parents should call or write a note to the teacher to arrange for a meeting.
For more information, call 647-7900.
If you were born after July 1, 1972, you must pass a boating and seamanship course to operate a boat in Maryland.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Magothy River Flotilla 18, is offering a two-day boating skills course from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Providence Center, off of College Parkway on Shore Acres Road.
Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 19 at Providence Center.
For additional information, call 647-5906.
The Moonlight Troupers at AACC need cast members for the fall production of the Broadway hit "Of Thee I Sing."
The first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize, this satire of a presidential campaign is perfectly timed to coincide with the 1992 election.
Directed by Robert E. Kaufmann, professor and coordinator of ++ theater arts at AACC, "Of Thee I Sing" is based on a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Rysking and showcases the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
Tryouts are at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22, in the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts. Callbacks are at 7 p.m. Sept. 23.
The cast includes 14 males, five females and a large ensemble of Supreme Court justices, senators, secretaries, beauty pageant contestants, newspaper reporters and campaign workers.
All roles are open. Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance.
For further information, call 541-2457.
The very active Bereavement Center at the Hospice of the Chesapeake has scheduled a free, six-week support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
The professionally led sessions are planned from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 2 through Nov. 6, at the Severna Park United Methodist Church on Benfield Road.
With a limited enrollment, reservations must be made by Sept. 25. Call 987-2129 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
An important new organization has opened its doors on old B&A Boulevard: the Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRes).
CaRes is dedicated to the psychosocial care of cancer patients and their families, assuring their quality of life by providing friendship, cultivating a sense of hope by heightened cancer awareness and developing coping skills.
CaRes is not a medical facility, does not provide medical services or advice and is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment.