History seminar to focus on underwater Maryland ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

January 18, 1993|By LYN DEAN

Each year, St. John's College sponsors a series of candlelight dinners and seminars that focus on different aspects of Maryland history.

Tomorrow's program features Bruce Thompson, an underwater archaeologist with the Maryland Historical Trust, who will speak on "Maryland from Underwater: A Different Heritage."

His lecture is to begin at 8 p.m. in Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Admission to the lecture is free; tickets for the dinner preceding the program are sold out.

Next month's presentation, on Feb. 16, is "Classical Maryland Furniture, 1815-1845," with Gregory Weidman, curator of the Maryland Historical Society.

The candlelight dinner is at 7 p.m. at Randall Hall, followed by Weidman's talk at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The dinner is $13.50 a person. Tickets must be reserved by the Thursday preceding the Tuesday program.

The March Maryland History Seminar at St. John's College will focus on "The Steamboat Age on the Chesapeake," and is the last of the series until October.

For information on the Maryland History Seminars, call 263-2371, Ext. 236.

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The YWCA South County Center is presenting a memory workshop in Davidsonville on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The one-session workshop shows how you learn and recall things, teaches techniques that work to improve memory, and dispels myths and stigmas about maturing and memory.

You'll also learn how to recognize stressors that impair memory functioning. The instructor is Anne Biddle.

The fee for the workshop is $15 for YWCA members, $20 for nonmembers. It's at the YWCA facility on Queen Anne Bridge Road.

For information and reservations, call 956-4340 or 798-4040.

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This is National Book Week, an opportunity "to promote books and writers, encourage reading and advance the cause of literature in the United States," according to the Anne Arundel County December/January Newsletter.

I see it as justification of one of my favorite endeavors, a way to feel righteous while avoiding something practical I "should" be doing, like the dusting or ironing.

Join the activities: read for yourself or to your kids. If you're out of practice, read something fun between every book or story you "should" read.

If your eyes aren't up to it, check the library or a local bookstore for large print books or books on audio tape, surely one of the more rewarding developments in modern communication.

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Another form of communication that had its popular heyday in the '60s, but was around for centuries before and will survive us all, is folk singing.

A platter piled high will be presented Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, when Schooner Fare, a talented, powerful and compelling trio from Maine, makes a return appearance.

A Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis favorite since their appearance here in 1984, the musicians combine the best elements of the '60s folk groups: the sophistication and eclectic taste of The Limelighters, the topicality, harmony and passion of the Chad Mitchell Trio, the nautical and Irish themes of The Clancy Brothers, and the performance energy of the Kingston Trio.

Their three-part harmony is stupendous, and their gorgeous original songs treat both timeless and contemporary themes.

The Hard Travelers open for Schooner Fare on Saturday night. Three members of the group played together in the '60s, went their separate ways and reunited in 1985 for what was planned as a single performance. The audience thought differently, and they continue to perform worldwide, and to record their songs. Their latest cassette was produced in Nashville.

Tickets for the concert are $14 for Maryland Hall members, $16 for nonmembers. To charge tickets, call 263-5019. Maryland Hall is in Annapolis at 801 Chase St.

* A reminder that Goowins Balloowins also is at Maryland Hall on Saturday, with a program for children that features fantasy-made-visible in the form of balloons. Use the same Maryland Hall telephone number for ticket information.

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An evening of dinner and music by the Spiritual Vibrations is scheduled Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Lula G. Scott Senior Center in Shady Side.

The program is sponsored by St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the Rev. George Stansbury, pastor. Proceeds will benefit the center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 will be admitted free. Dinner includes baked or fried chicken, roast beef, kale and other greens, parsleyed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, beets and assorted desserts.

For further information or for tickets, call 867-3615.

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St. Andrew's Elementary and Nursery School in Edgewater is holding an open house next Monday at 7 p.m. Parents and children are welcome to hear about the school's programs, which serve pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

For information, call 266-0952.

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Police Athletic League baseball registration will take place Saturday and Jan. 30 at the Eastport Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for boys ages 6 to 15. There will be county and intramural teams.

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