Toy soldiers to form ranks for Loews hotel show ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

July 06, 1993|By LYN DEAN

Magic exists in the imagination, and for generations the world of toy soldiers has been a magical arena. Historical battles are re-created, or rewritten, and fictional battles are planned and executed, with sound effects and enthusiasm that can bring even the smell and the grit of personal warfare to seeming reality.

The art of creating toy soldiers, in sometimes exquisite detail, will be celebrated at the sixth annual Summer Toy Soldier Show at Loews Annapolis Hotel Saturday. The show will feature more than 125 tables of new and old toy soldiers, models of military vehicles and other military miniatures.

Admission to the show is $4 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Children under 5 are admitted free. Loews Annapolis Hotel is at 126 West St. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Weather permitting, a whole new world can open up this week at Quiet Waters Park, when the 1993 Environmental Lecture Series looks skyward.

On Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Jim Leary, director of the Maryland Science Center's Davis Planetarium and IMAX Theater, will offer a slide presentation on the planets and constellations of summer. The slide show will be held in the Blue Heron Center. After the slide show, when it's completely dark, participants will step outside for a look at Mars, Jupiter and the Milky Way. The Nature Co. of Annapolis is providing stargazing equipment; participants may also bring their own telescopes or binoculars.

The QWP Environmental Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the SPCA, the Sierra Club, the Arundel Bird Club, the Severn River Association and the Friends of Quiet Waters Park. A $1 donation is requested to cover costs, and advance registration is suggested. Information: 222-1777.

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At the Founders Day dinner on June 25, marking the ninth anniversary of the establishment of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, Mavis and George Daly were installed as co-presidents of the organization. Mrs. Daly has previously served as the chairwoman of the group's publicity, video and publications committees. Mr. Daly, as chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee for five years, supervised the restoration work of the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, recently honored by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation Inc.

Serving with the Dalys are Peggy Tucker, vice president; Dorrie Copp, treasurer; LaVerne Papian, recording secretary; and Liddy Chaney, corresponding secretary.

Included in the remodeled museum are facilities for the disabled, such as an accessible ramp, a videotape tour of the museum and an audio tape describing the items on display. The Great Room of the museum, which includes a beautiful water view and kitchen facilities, is available for rental for receptions and parties. The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will cater luncheons or dinners for groups of 25 or more.

Information: 867-4486.

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Anne Arundel County Library's Summer Reading Program continues with appearances by storyteller Mark Spiegel and local author Richard Stack and his Josh the Wonder Dog. The programs are free and open to preschoolers and children entering grades 1-6 in the fall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spiegel will be at the South County library on Deale-Churchton Road at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and at the Edgewater library on Stepneys Lane at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. the same day. Stack and Josh will be at the Annapolis library on West Street at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. July 14.

Information: call your local library or 222-7371.

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The Soul Searchers of the Eastport United Methodist Church will present the youth musical "Revival in the Land" at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Edgewater. There will be no 8 a.m. service that day. The public is invited. Information: 224-2662.

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No matter when you were in high school, the songs of that era remain special in your memory, even if they weren't Gershwin classics. (One that I can't quite pry loose from my own memory is "Shaboom.") Those songs will come to the fore Wednesday night in a performance by Bay Breeze, a South County-based group that dedicates itself to helping its audiences remember their teens.

A continuation of the Starlight Summer Concert Series sponsored by Pathways and the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, the Bay Breeze concert is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Lula G. Scott Center in Shady Side. The group, Dave Jorio and Rick, Mike and Steve Barge, has a huge repertoire, and encourages requests. Information: 222-7949.

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