If you pay attention, maybe time won't fly as fast ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

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January 04, 1993|By LYN DEAN

I wonder if there is a name for the speeded up perception of time that settles upon us as we get older? I'm sure that 1992 didn't really go by any faster than, say, 1956 or 1973, but it certainly seemed to. It might be explained, for me, by the vast amount of change in my life last year, but shouldn't the reverse be true? Shouldn't a lot of difference make one pay attention and really experience what's going on?

If the thought is mother to the deed, I guess I do have one resolution for 1993: to pay attention as I build on the changes of '92. It probably won't slow down my perception of the year's passage, but perhaps I won't find myself saying, "What happened to October and November?"

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The YWCA Woman's Center is offering a three-session menopause workshop entitled "Hot Flashes! Power Surges!" It's a conversational information program for anyone who has been through, is going through, or has yet to go through menopause. That pretty much covers all the women I've ever known.

Dr. Carol Brothers, an Annapolis psychologist, will lead the workshop.

Session one, "The 'M' Word," addresses the conspiracy of silence about menopause that keeps most women feeling alone. In session two, "The Mother of all Changes," the group will learn to recognize the signs and share knowledge and experience. Session three, "A Ceremony," will provide an opportunity to develop and participate in a self-affirmation experience to honor the wise woman in you.

The program is limited to 15 participants, and the fee is $40 (YWCA membership also is required). The workshops will be held at the YWCA Woman's Center, 167 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three Fridays -- Jan. 22 and 29, and Feb. 5.

For information and to register, call 268-4393 or 269-0378. If the course is full, pick up a copy of Gail Sheehy's "The Silent Passage," and share it with your friends (and significant others).

You'll find yourself talking, and you won't feel alone.

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The Anne Arundel County Public Library offers Storytime for parents, care-givers and children ages 2 to 6. No registration is necessary. An adult must accompany 2- to 3-year-olds.

At the Edgewater branch, Storytime is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 13 and 7 p.m., Jan. 14. The Annapolis library has scheduled Storytime for 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

Call 222-1770 for further information.

* Another reason to visit your local library is the artwork by elementary school artists from county public schools on display from Jan. 11 to 28 in Annapolis, Broadneck, Crofton, Edgewater, North County and Severna Park. The South County library has an origami (Oriental paper folding) exhibit, courtesy of Ryan Jackson.

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On Dec. 23, members of the 1-158th Cavalry Squadron of the Maryland Army National Guard stationed in Annapolis concluded their annual food drive by delivering holiday meals and gifts to local families. Food and gifts were received and sorted by the guardsmen, in coordination with the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services' "Holiday Sharing Program."

The drive, dubbed Operation Provide Dinner, was organized by 2nd Lt. Bryan Johnson. He was assisted by his wife, Martina, and unit members Sgt. David Brothers, Sgt. Roger Eckard, Sgt. Walter Crafton, Sgt. Greg Johnson, Spc. Paul Wade, Staff Sgt. Robert Hayes, 2nd Lt. Albert Simmons, Spc. Ronald Shepke, Staff Sgt. Gregory Akers and 2nd Lt. David Halkerston.

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St. John's College's Continuing Education/Fine Arts Winter Program is offering a variety of "preceptorials" and workshops from Jan. 15 to Feb. 17. All sessions are open to the public.

Two preceptorials -- classes of about 10 students, led by a tutor, that study a single book, work or thought -- are offered: Great Works of Henry James, led by Jon Lenkowski, and David Hume's Essays on Politics, led by Walter Sterling. The first meets on Wednesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17. The second meets on Tuesdays, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16. Both meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $85 for each.

Workshops for beginners as well as advanced students are offered in the following fine arts disciplines: Voice and Sight Singing, taught by Helen Stephenson; Fundamentals of Sculpture and Fundamentals of Figure Drawing, by Leslie Zelamsky; Creative Writing, by Robert Butman; Fundamentals of Painting, by Gail Watkins; and Pottery I, Pottery II, Pottery I and II (a combined workshop), and Pottery III, by Rick Malmgren.

Fine arts workshops are $75 plus materials fees where applicable. Registration is accepted by mail at the Continuing Education/Fine Arts Program Office, St. John's College, Box 2800, Annapolis, 21404-2541, or in person until two weekdays before classes begin, providing space is available.

For more information on fine arts workshop times, call 626-2541.

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The Historic Annapolis Foundation will hold its annual training session for new volunteers next Monday. The $25 fee for foundation members, $50 for nonmembers, covers training materials.

For further information or to register, call 263-5553.

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