Neall to help rededicate 3-year-old assistance network CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

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April 15, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Three years ago, the Park ministerial group was seeking a better way to serve local families in need. The solution was the Severna Park Assistance Network.

County Executive Robert R. Neall will be the guest speaker at the network's rededication service Sunday at 2 p.m. at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The network, which provides food and emergency money for prescriptions and utilities, has a staff of 60 volunteers.

"During the last two months," says director Barbara Birkenheuer, "we have helped more than 200 families each month," from Glen Burnie to Annapolis.

As the need grows, the organization, located behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road, has experienced a shift in clientele.

"More senior citizens are coming in needing help with prescription drugs because their benefits have dropped," says Ms. Birkenheuer. To help, call 647-0889.

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Last night at Severna Park High School, subscribers enjoyed the Anne Arundel County Concert Association's final show of the season, a performance by a chamber ensemble, the Canadian Trio.

One of next year's five concerts will be the Mozart opera "Marriage of Figaro."

Season tickets -- $30 for adults and $10 for students -- are on sale until June 14. Information: 647-6873.

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The Moonlight Troopers at Anne Arundel Community College have planned an elaborate production of "Alice in Wonderland" this weekend and next in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts.

The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Kristen Mallick of Arnold plays Alice. Other local performers are Mike Caviola, Vince Santini, Michael Dougherty, Brian Oster and Nicole Ramunas.

The director is Barbara Marder, with sets and lighting by Robert Kauffman.

For tickets, call the box office at 541-2457 between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. weekdays or from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

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Prospective students, their families and friends are invited to AnneArundel Community College Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Campus Visit open house provides guided tours and information on student life, academic advising, financial aid and registration. For a reservation, call 541-2246.

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Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic and newspaper columnist Jonathan Yardley will speak at the Severna Park branch library at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 20.

In honor of National Library Week, Mr. Yardley will discuss his new book, "States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic."

Information: 222-6290.

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The second annual Spring Festival sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Fair is planned for April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crownsville fairgrounds on General's Highway.

Planned rain or shine, the fair features flowers, plants, demonstrations, baked goods and pony rides. A country breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; lunch from 11

a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information: 923-0234.

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