When the calendar page says November, the moon shines brighter through tree branches that are nearly bare. The morning dew has the icy sparkle of frost and your breath makes steamy clouds that hang in the crisp air.
But forget the cold. Today's list of activities soon will have you feeling warm.
At 7:30 p.m., today, tomorrow night and Saturday, the Old Mill High School's Patriot Players present Jerome Watts and Robert E. Lee's play, "Inherit the Wind."
Directed by Arthur Smelkinson and starring Shawn Hughart, Chris Newman and Jamila Stafford, this courtroom drama re-creates the Scopes monkey trial of the 1930.
Chesapeake Academy invites 3- to 6-year-olds to a Fairy Tale Storytime at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Nov. 19.
The academy's library will be decorated with Rapunsel's castle and Rumpelstiltskin's spinning wheel. And snoozing in the corner will be Rip Van Winkle.
Storytime is free, but reservations are required. Call 647- 9612.
* The Glen Burnie High School Touring Dance Company will perform from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. today in the Academy's multipurpose room, 1185 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Reservations are required. Information: 647-9612.
The company is under the direction of Dianne Rosso, who was named this year's Outstanding Arts Educator by the Maryland Alliance for Arts Education.
Student members are Christine Downin, Danielle Fracalossi, Stephanie LeComple, Ossai Miazad, Lisa Richmond, Jamie Smith, Cara Thomas, Tina Long and Dezi Jim.
On Wednesday, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce will conduct a luncheon meeting at noon at the Magic Dish on Ritchie Highway.
The meeting will feature a discussion of quality and service in business by Evelyn Peters, consumer service advocate, newspaper columnist and lecturer.
For more information, contact Linda Zahn at 987-6625.
The Severna Park Jaycees are planning Bowl U.S.A. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, at Fairlanes on Ritchie Highway to benefit Cystic Fibrosis.
Also sponsored by the Maryland Pennysaver, the event is open to all ages and offers prizes to the top participants.
Registration forms are available at the lanes or by calling 437-3263.
The Anne Arundel Community College concert and jazz bands, under the direction of Eric Richards, will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.
Both bands will present a smorgasbord of favorites, including works by John Philip Sousa and Glenn Miller, and holiday tunes.
The concert is sponsored by the college's cultural events committee and the student association.
For more information, call 541- 2299.
The Anne Arundel County Concert Association series this season provides musical treats at a bargain price.
When the curtain fell on the first concert in September, the audience left the Severna Park High School auditorium humming the pop classics just performed by Buddy Morrow and the Tommy Dorsey Band and their smooth-sounding, Sinatra song stylist.
At the second concert, musical masterpieces were interpreted by the internationally acclaimed, Russian-born piano duo, the Malinova Sisters.
The only way to attend these wonderful concerts is to become a member of the association. Subscriptions go on sale in the spring.
For more information, call 647-6873.
* The holiday crafts season begins Nov. 21, with Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church's 51st Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The chairwomen are Judy Hubert, Beth Jones and Jean Parker.
For more information, call 647-2550.