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February 01, 1993|By LYN BACKE

It is perhaps significant that a major event takes just about as long to plan as having a baby -- actually longer. And the successful events happen every year!

Last week, I received the Naval Academy Women's Club (NAWC) Arts and Crafts Show application, targeted at craftsmen and women interested in participating in the club's "Spirit of Christmas" show on Oct. 28.

It's a juried show, with limited space. Care also is taken to avoid duplication of crafts.

Those crafts people who have been in the show within the past three years are automatically reconsidered. They can send photographs of new merchandise during February, if desired. The deadline for new applicants is March 30. The selection committee meets in April, and those chosen will be notified by June 1.

All items displayed for sale at the NAWC show must be completely handcrafted by the person selling them. For more information and an application, write to show chairwoman Anne Chamberlain at 2189 Glenfield Road, Annapolis 21401.

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One way to while away winter and the many days unconducive to boating is to plan for a safe summer on the water. The best way to do that is to enroll in the Safe Boating and Seamanship course offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2.

Six- and 13-week courses begin Feb. 12 at the Taylor Avenue Fire Station. The sessions run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The six-week course covers laws and restrictions, safety equipment, knots and other information basic to safe and legal operation of power and sail boats. The longer course adds lessons on piloting, navigation, radio communication, locks and dams and other advanced material.

The course, which is offered in spring and fall, is free. There is a $17.50 charge for materials that cover both courses.

Even experienced boaters can profit from the course. Novices should consider it mandatory.

For further information, call Flo

tilla Commander John Osterday, 263-4355.

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Fine entertainment can help while away the winter, too.

St. John's College is the site of a concert of "Music and Dance from the French Court" on Sunday.

Part of the "Music in the Great Hall" series, the program features the Washington-based baroque chamber group Ensemble de Guerre, and dancer Diane Epstein, a member of the New York Baroque Dance Company, in 18th-century costume.

Baroque dance is the forerunner of classical ballet, but with its own vocabulary of movements and expression. Epstein's dances are based on early 18th-century notations of step units, floor patterns and the correlation between music and dance.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance, which are sold only at the door, are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. Information: 626-2539.

In other performance news, the Hugh Maskela concert scheduled for Saturday, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, has been rescheduled to Feb. 20. All tickets will be honored on the new date. Maskela, from South Africa, brings an exciting 10-piece band that will dazzle jazz and pop aficionados alike. For information or tickets, call 263-5019.

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The third annual Black History Memorial Breakfast, sponsored by the O'Bery Court/College Creek Terrace Planning Action Committee, is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 8:30 a.m., at the O'Bery Court/College Creek Terrace Recreation Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $6. The program that follows the breakfast is expected to last until 11 a.m.

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Another celebration of Black History Month is under the aegis of the Anne Arundel County Library. Master storyteller Len Cabral returns with his generations-old stories of Africa and the West Indies, as well as traditional American folk tales.

The program includes mime, poetry, humor and audience participation. No registration is required, and admission is free, though donations of nonperishable goods for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank will be accepted.

Cabral will be at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library Thursday at 7 p.m. For other scheduled appearances, call 222-1750.

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A unique approach to the traditional bridal fashion show will take place Saturday, at the James Brice House in Annapolis, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Bridal Fair and Tea, the five rooms in the Brice House will be the setting for a different bridal-day vignette. The gowns for the brides and attendants are from Laura Ashley; the grooms include two Naval Academy midshipmen in dress uniforms.

Each room spotlights an area caterer, florist and baker. Guests at the Fair will roam from room to room, sampling the wedding food and talking with the vendors.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Bellini Ensemble during the first half of the afternoon, and by Classical Interludes in the latter half.

Tickets for the Bridal Fair and Tea are $10, available through the sponsor of the event, the Historical Annapolis Foundation.

Raffle tickets, $10 each, will be available at the Brice House.

The major prize is two airline tickets to anyplace in the United States or Puerto Rico, donated by Best Connections Travel of Annapolis.

Other prizes are $50 certificates for goods or services from the various vendors at the Bridal Fair.

For further information or tickets, call Holly Perdue, 263-5553.

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