Chorale, opera hold auditions, plan programs ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

January 25, 1993|By LYN BACKE

There's music in the air this chill January, as the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Opera prepare for programs.

This is the final week of auditions for the Annapolis Chorale, Youth Chorus and Chamber Chorus. The Youth Chorus is open to students from first grade through high school.

Executive Director Susan Finlay says the chorale is in a period of energetic growth, and all positions are open. To arrange an audition, call 263-1906.

Annapolis Opera Inc. is sponsoring its fifth annual Vocal Competition on Saturday at Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College. The preliminary competition was last weekend, when more than 50 Maryland-based trained singers auditioned for a panel of judges. The eight people chosen over the weekend will compete Saturday for $2,500 in awards. Tickets for the concert are $15, and include a reception for the singers after the 8 p.m. performance. For ticket information, call 263-2710.

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The Annapolis Heritage Antique Show, sponsored by the newly formed London Town Foundation, opens Friday at the Medford National Guard Armory in Parole, and runs through Sunday. The London Town Foundation, under Howard Cohen's guidance, will assume management of the London Town Publik House and Gardens from Anne Arundel County. The Annapolis Heritage Antique Show is the foundation's first fund-raising endeavor.

A show highlight will be a slide presentation on Saturday morning by Barbara G. Carson, a nationally recognized author and scholar who teaches at George Washington University and the College of William and Mary. Ms. Carson's field is food and food customs, and how what you ate, and when and where you ate it, reflected your status in society. Her lecture is called "Strange Customs Prevail: Refreshments and Entertainment in the Early National Period." Copies of her new book, "Ambitious Appetites," will be available. The book traces dining behaviors of the Washington elite during the Federal period, when manners and mores were more strictly defined than today. The $15 ticket includes a continental breakfast, the lecture, and admission to the antique show. For further information, call 222-1919.

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The Maryland Capital Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. The group is interested in high school seniors who are planning a business career, women wishing to return to the work force after being at home with children, and people who recognize the need for advanced business education. Interested applicants can get more details from Joyce Ford, 266-6145.

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The South County Senior Center in Edgewater is offering free income tax preparation for people ages 55 and over through the end of March. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. The volunteers, who work two to a client, generally are retired certified public accountants or IRS employees who are familiar with federal and Maryland tax laws. The service is for those who have a simple tax return. Call 222-1927 for an appointment and information on what records to take with you.

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Open registration for the Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association continues on Saturday at Annapolis Middle School, 1399 Forest Drive. The program is open to boys ages 6 to 15 and girls ages TC to 15. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also on Saturday, P.A.L. Baseball registration for boys ages 6 to 15 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive. There will be county and intramural teams.

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The annual Shady Side Rural Heritage Society winter luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Capt. Salem Avery House in Shady Side. Jim Cheever, of the Naval Academy, will offer a slide show and lecture on Maryland's birds. For reservations, call 867-4486.

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The Family C.A.R.E. Center is offering a six-week Marriage Enrichment study group beginning tomorrow, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. C.A.R.E. (Community Alliance for Relationship Enhancement) is a nonprofit organization offering study groups that provide a better understanding of children's behavior. For further information on this and future topics, contact Dr. Patricia O'Hora, 798-0994.

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