Peach purists dare to let juice run down their arms ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale


July 19, 1993|By LYN BACKE

I'm a purist. My favorite way to eat a peach is out of hand, outdoors, dressed in something that won't be fazed by the juice that escapes through my fingers and courses happily down my arm, to drop where it will from my elbow.

Ideally, I've been working or playing hard, and there's a whole basket of the fuzzy golden orbs at hand for all of us. Eating the perfect peach is definitely a social thing.

My second favorite way to eat a peach is any way I can get it: sliced, chunked, boiled, baked, frozen . . . any way it comes. I'll be in heaven on Aug. 14 at Davidsonville United Methodist Church's annual Peach Festival. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fresh peaches, peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach preserves and fresh peach pies (and hamburgers and hot dogs, too).

The best part is that you can also enjoy the peach bounty at home: the church is taking orders for peach pies from now through Aug. 2. To order, call 798-0570.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating's third Sail Free of the summer is Sunday, and there will be some new faces. The Naval Academy Sailing Squadron has agreed to help staff the dock and boats with instructors and volunteers.

CRAB's Sail Free program, held the last Sunday of the month at Sandy Point State Park, is designed to give people with disabilities and their families a chance to discover sailing, a world that can make easy adaptations for a variety of physical problems.

Operating on a first-come, first-served basis, CRAB's skippers, several of whom leave their own wheelchairs on the dock, give rides on specially outfitted Freedom Independence 20s and other boats lent for the day. Depending on attendance, the rides last from 30 minutes to an hour.

Experienced volunteers will help students move from their wheelchairs to the boats and aid those with other mobility impairments. The able-bodied are welcome at Sail Free days as well.

Sail Free is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, as well as on Aug. 29 and Sept. 16 at Sandy Point State Park. Sun screens and hats are recommended, and participants are alerted that there is sometimes a wait if demand is great. There's a lot more to do at Sandy Point Park, however, and the sailing is well worth the wait.

One of the best-loved and most performed works of contemporary theater opens this week in Annapolis when the Colonial Players present Dylan Thomas' "Under Milkwood." The play is not only a funny, perceptive, touching look at life in a Welsh fishing village; it's also a real challenge for actors, since each member of the relatively small cast plays several parts.

Tickets for "Under Milkwood" can be reserved by calling 268-7373. Performances are the next two Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

More theater, this time for the children, in a production equally enjoyed by adults: the New Annapolis Dinner Theater production of "Rumpelstiltskin." Written by Annapolitan Duncan Hood and directed by Dianne Hood, the play mixes contemporary political banter and audience participation with a reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale.

Mr. Hood's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" is being considered for the Kennedy Center Children's program.

The production, at the dinner theater on Route 50 at Exit 29A, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 20. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $8.95 per person. For reservations and further information, call 626-7515.

Donor Organ National Out Reach (D.O.N.O.R.) is playing host to Summer Fling Pavilion Flea Market at the Anne Arundel County Farmer's Market on Riva Road Sunday. Featuring antiques, treasures, crafts, baked goods, games and food, the flea market supports the D.O.N.O.R. public education and transplant recipient support programs. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to rent space, call Carol at 956-3756.

The Annapolis Jaycees need volunteers to help at the Mid-Atlantic Wine, Food and Music Festival Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers get free admission to the festival. The action begins at 11 a.m. each day, and continues until dusk at the field next to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Information: 263-3323. To volunteer with the Jaycees, call 757-6728.

Having opened today with dessert, let's finish with dinner: the men of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Galesville are playing host to a crab feast Saturday at the Galesville Community Center. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds after costs go to benefit the church and its activities.

The crab feast runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 757-2412 or 721-6190.

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