Annapolis Home Show can lighten winter's gloom ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

February 08, 1993|By LYN BACKE

To many people, February isn't good for much of anything other than dreaming about what you're going to do from April through October. Lots of us focus those dreams on fixing up our personal space, by moving, remodeling or just redecorating. In the nick of time for February fantasies comes the 13th annual Annapolis Home Show, Feb. 12 to 15 at the Medford National Guard Armory at Hudson and Willow streets in Annapolis.

The show, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, features dozens of ways to turn your wish list into realities. Local professionals and representatives of major companies will be there to answer design questions, show solutions to design or structural problems, and introduce new products. Whether your plans involve building, remodeling or redecorating, interior, exterior or landscape, chances are you'll find inspiration and answers.

Tickets to the Annapolis Home Show are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors ages 62 and up, and free for children ages 12 and under. On Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., all tickets are $3. For more information, call 974-1650.

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There are many traditional ways of celebrating Valentine's Day, from champagne brunches to private dinners for two. An untraditional way is the second annual African Fashion Show at 3 p.m., at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, on Bestgate and Severn Grove roads in Annapolis. The production, sponsored by the church choir, features Damali African clothing by Gallery W of Washington and outerwear from the Bobolian Collection, designed by Brenda Winstead. Guests are invited to browse through the collection before the modeling, beginning at 2 p.m., and again after the show. Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Purchase them from any St. Philip's Choir member, or call Natalie Ballard, 647-3147.

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"People First," a recently formed club for developmentally disabled adults, is having a Valentine's dance on Saturday, at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, on Spa Road in Annapolis. The event from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is free, but participants are asked to bring one or more canned goods for the Lighthouse Shelter.

For more information, call the Anne Arundel County Association for Retarded Citizens, 269-1883 or 268-8085.

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The Naval Academy Glee Club will present the Broadway musical "Cabaret" this weekend and next, Feb. 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. The Sunday performances are at 3 p.m., and Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., in Alumni Hall. The $10 tickets are sold out. The $6 and $8 tickets can be charged to MasterCard or Visa by calling 268-6060.

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A Freedom from Smoking Clinic starts Wednesday at the Heritage Center on Riva Road. Sponsored by the American Lung Association of Maryland, the six-week clinic requires no advance preparation, other than determination. Participants quit cold turkey, but not at the first session, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A second clinic, originally scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, is now planned for Feb. 17.

Reservations are required. The fee is $25. Reserve your space by calling 1-800-638-5574. (As one who finally conquered the habit after 31 years of smoking, I can attest that quitting is well worth anything it takes. You can carry a much smaller purse, among other things.)

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The Colorado String Quartet will appear at a free concert at Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College, Friday at 8:15 p.m. The quartet will perform Haydn's Quartet, "Opus 77, No. 1;" Bartok's "Quartet No. 2;" and Beethoven's Quartet, "Opus 51, No. 2."

The group is composed of violinists Julie Rosenfeld and Deborah Redding, cellist Diane Chaplin and violist Francesca Martin. The group's third disc, "Quartets by Brahms," was released in 1991.

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Annapolis author Walt Harrington will present a service based on his recent book, "Crossings: A White Man's Journey though Black America," at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Dubois Road, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The service also will feature gospel music by Stephanie "Cookie" Hyson, who is the subject of a chapter in "Crossings." There will be a Valentine party after the service, and Harrington will sign copies of his book. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome.

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The Annapolis Baseball Club holds its final registration on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastport Annapolis Neck library. The club is a member of the Annapolis Area Pony League, and all games are played locally. There are programs for children ages 5 to 18, and opportunities for parents to be part of their children's fun. The club's emphasis is on participation, not on a winning season -- though should the latter happen, the program is part of the national PONY system with local and national tournaments and a "World Series" in California. For information, call Ed Stubbs, 263-9107.

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The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will hold a general membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Republican headquarters, on Forest Drive and Spa Road. A Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. representative will discuss energy conservation and nuclear power.

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