Fifth Chesapeake 20 Regatta, for hometown boats, to be held in Shady Side ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

NEIGHBORS

August 02, 1993|By LYN BACKE

A hometown regatta for hometown boats will be held Sunday in waters off the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side. It's the fifth annual Chesapeake 20 Regatta, sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society.

The race was started to focus attention on this classic sloop, designed and built by Capt. Dick Hartge in the 1930s to sail the West River.

While relatively few of the wooden boats are still in use, they remain popular in the area. Alex Schlegel and his "Resolute" were the winners of the Regatta last year.

The race will begin at 1 p.m., and take approximately two hours. Dinner will be sold after the event and trophies will be awarded.

There is no admission charge to watch the race. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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Some things are good for you, and some things are fun for you. An opportunity to experience both occurs tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at an open house at the University of Maryland University College, Annapolis Chapter, 190 Admiral Cochrane Drive off Riva Road.

The Annapolis Center features alternative scheduling options for working people, or those returning to college.

Evening and weekend classes are available, as well as open learning options and instructional television.

Students can earn bachelor's degrees in business and management, computer sciences, and more than 30 other fields.

Master's degrees are offered in six management and technology programs.

Academic advisers will be available to answer questions about both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Current students and prospective students are welcome.

For more information, call the Annapolis Center at 261-8199 or 266-3774.

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And while we're being philosophical, some things that are good for you are also good for others, such as giving blood.

The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the American Red Cross has scheduled bloodmobile visits in the next few weeks in the following locations: Aug. 12, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 710 Ridgely Ave.; Aug. 16, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Martin's Lutheran Church gym, 1120 Spa Road; Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, 2510 Riva Road; and Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maryland Department ofNatural Resources on Taylor Avenue.

For information about donating blood, call the Red Cross office at 760-9600.

Truxton Park on Hilltop Road will be sparkling tomorrow with the laughter and competitive cheers of children at play.

It's the annual picnic for the city playground children, featuring basketball, skits, races and games.

Jack Butchick, a professional dancer and mime, is the featured entertainer. There will be lots of opportunity for children's participation.

The picnic, sponsored by the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department, is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lots more music is in the air these summer nights, with something for just about everybody.

Grim Pickers, a popular bluegrass group, continues the Starlight Summer Concert Series at London Town Publik House and Gardens in Edgewater at 6:30 on Wednesday.

The free concert is sponsored by Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.

Another free concert, this sponsored by South County Cultural Arts, features the Sea Chanters at 7 p.m. on Saturday at West River Center on Chalk Point Road near Shady Side.

The Sea Chanters are the chorus of the Navy Band, whose repertoire includes sea chanteys, folk songs, hymns and Broadway selections. They were organized as a male chorus in 1956, and added women's voices later.

The vocal quartet Fair Winds, singing music ranging from jazz to madrigals, also will entertain at the West River Center concert. Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged.

For further information, call 867-1431.

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For those who would like to sing as well as listen, the Annapolis Chorale is offering workshops in choral music, sight singing and ear training this month. The sessions are scheduled for Aug. 9, 16, 18, 23, and 25.

The sight-singing workshop, in which students learn to read and identify intervals, is planned from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The choral music workshop, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., will offer an in-depth look at several major works, including Handel's "Messiah" and Mozart's "Requiem."

The cost for the workshops is $50 for Annapolis Chorale members, $60 for nonmembers.

Reserve space by calling 263-1906.

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As you read this, I am moving, with boxes and many big green bags, into a home in which the baseboards and window trim aren't finished (so furniture can't be placed), and closets and bookshelves aren't finished (so nothing can be put away).

Fun, right? Actually, I expect it to be. My sunlight will change dramatically, but my phone number won't.

To have your group's information included in this column, you can still reach me at (410) 263-2421.

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