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December 28, 1992|By LYN DEAN

I'm tempted to lead off with an examination of what makes people who make New Year's resolutions (myself among them) believe there is a chance of keeping them this time, even though we never made it past Feb. 10 in our best year. It's been done by folks far funnier than I, however, so I'll lead with just a suggestion for one of your resolutions.

Call me if you'd like a community event or religious activity publicized. (Several weeks' notice is ideal, but a week's notice is fine, too.) I'd like this column to reflect much more of what's coming up in the Annapolis/South County area, but I need your help. My number is 263-2421. If you write it down now and put it in the press file for your office or organization, it won't even have to count as a New Year's resolution.

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Traditional New Year's Eve dances abound this year. One is sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, at Marian Hall on Loch Haven Road in Edgewater. For $35 per couple, you can enjoy free beer, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, free set-ups, a champagne toast at midnight and a continental breakfast.

The band is Bay Breeze. Reservations are required. Information: 798-5161.

* Farther south there's another dance, this one very casual, at the Deale Fire Department. Music is from the Pros DJs. Tickets are $25 and include beer, set-ups, hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and a full breakfast after midnight. Information: Karen at 867-7613 or Linda at 867-7522.

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Assuming that we've now launched 1993 safely and sanely, what's to do? Try checking out the three-woman show at the Quiet Waters Park Visitors Center Gallery. Vibrant color is the hallmark of "Watercolors," by Anne Bradshaw, "Silk Banners," by Denise D'Aoust and "Pottery," by Ebby Malmgren.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Make an afternoon of it: the gallery is a great place to warm up after a couple of hours of skating on the park's rink or watching the Annapolis Striders 14th Anniversary 15K Run Saturday. The art shows runs through Jan. 20.

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The timeless activities of the Anne Arundel Medical Center don't pay much heed to the turnings of calendar pages, except in terms of scheduling support services.

A support group for those caring for terminally ill patients is scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of each month in the center's Severn Room, Franklin and Cathedral streets in Annapolis.

The Caregivers Support Group provides an opportunity for care givers to meet, share experiences and discuss problem-solving ideas. Each session features a guest speaker (a physician, nurse or attorney, for instance) who provides educational information. Community services that are available to care givers and patients also are reviewed.

Anyone caring for a terminally ill patient is encouraged to join. Information: Hospice of Anne Arundel Medical Center at 263-1004.

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Area restaurants and hotels recently outdid themselves creating FirstNightCaps," non-alcoholic drinks for alternative holiday toasting. With best wishes for a wonderful New Year's Eve and a nifty 1993, I bring you two of them.

* Chesapeake Cider, from Juan Alfredo's Waterfront Cafe. Over a low flame, heat until simmering 24 ounces of apple cider, 24 ounces of cranberry juice, the juice and zest of one orange, 10 juniper berries, two tablespoons of honey, six star anise and one ounce of bitters. Serve in mugs, each with a star anise.

* Mandarin Mocha Cocoa, from Drummer's Lot Pub at the Treaty of Paris. Combine two parts of hot chocolate, one part of coffee, one-quarter of a teaspoon of orange extract and a pinch of cinnamon. Garnish individual servings with whipped cream and an orange twist.

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