Adopt-A-Horse is like owning one ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

April 12, 1993|By LYN BACKE

Moms and Dads, don't let your children read this item, particularly if they're between the ages of 9 and 25 or 30 and are crazy about horses.

No longer can you use the excuse "We don't have the room," or "It would be lonely by itself," or "It's much too expensive to keep a horse."

Camp Letts, the YMCA facility between Edgewater and Mayo, has an answer that's affordable, eliminates the flies, and ensures lots of equine companionship.

For just $65 a month, your child can "have" his own horse to love, to curry and feed, and to ride. The children (or adults) who sign up for the program must demonstrate good riding ability and a history of responsibility for other pets.

The horse is available to the "owner" during daylight hours by prior arrangement. The Camp Letts horses are used for lessons and trail rides, so the camp needs to know when the "owner" plans to visit.

Camp Letts' lessons range in price from $15 per person for a group of three or more, to $25 for a private lesson.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome. The camp also offers trail rides and tractor-drawn hay rides.

For information on Adopt-A-Horse, or other camp activities, call 798-0440.

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Get those taste buds ready.

The Lothian Ruritan Club is taking orders for California strawberries. A 12-pint flat is just $12. (Visions of shortcake, and jam, and a simple berry hinted with powdered sugar make the typewriter keys sticky.)

Pickup date is Wednesday, May 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lothian Elementary School on Route 2, but the strawberries should be ordered now.

Call Bernard Lerch, 867-2487; Herbert Moreland, 867-1358; or Ed Cook, 867-0312.

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A reminder that Christmas in April happens in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, April 24.

Volunteers are still needed to help a neighbor live in safer and more dignified surroundings.

To sign up, or give your financial support, call Marilyn Henderson at 268-8242.

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Registration is now open for the summer's Navy volleyball and soccer camps. Open to boys and girls 8 through 18 (and still in school), the soccer camps are July 10 through 14 (boys), and July 17 through 21 (co-ed).

Fees are $350 for boarders and $225 for day campers. The soccer camps are directed by Navy head coach Greg Meyers and assistant coach Rich Miranda.

Volleyball camps, all co-ed, are June 27 through July 2, and July 4 through July 9. Fees are $225 for day campers and $325 for boarders.

An elite camp with two weeks of intensive practice runs June 27 through July 9. The fee is $550. Navy volleyball coach Jan Dinard is camp director.

For further information or to request a brochure on the camps, call 267-4892, or 267-3155.

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An afternoon musicale and tea presented by the Annapolis Opera will be held at the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 W. Shady Side Road, on Sunday .

Sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, the musicale will offer hors d'oeuvres and wine from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The program will consist of well-known arias sung by winners of this winter's Annapolis Opera competition.

Admission is $15. Reservations may be made by calling 867-2866 or 867-4486.

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Tickets should also be purchased now for guitarist Michael Hedges' performance at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on April 25.

The Windham Hill recording artist, playing an acoustic guitar, makes musical magic by strumming, plucking, tapping, multioctave sliding, and bending; it's a unique approach to solo acoustic guitar music.

Mr. Hedges was raised in Oklahoma, and began playing music early. During high school, having learned piano, cello, and clarinet, he settled on flute and guitar.

He earned a degree in composition and studied classical guitar and electronic music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Tickets for the concert are $21 at the Maryland Hall Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets can be charged by calling 263-5019.

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Tonight's the night for an unusual "pay to play" opportunity: the Bartenders' Ball.

The fund-raiser will assist Hospitality, Entertainment, Life Support (HELP), an organization that lends a hand to local musicians and restaurant and hotel workers who face medical emergencies.

The party starts at 8 p.m. at the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott.

Entertainment includes Son of Bop and Radio City. The $35 ticket includes beer, and food from 25 area restaurants. There is complimentary valet parking.

Tickets are available today at Mums, Middleton Tavern, and at Carroll's Creek Cafe. Tickets might also be available at the door. Black tie is optional.

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