Hungarian brings global view to Spalding CENTRAL COUNTY * Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

NEIGHBORS

September 16, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

The earth is getting to be a pretty small place.

Students and staff at Archbishop Spalding High School are learning more about the international community with the help of visiting teacher Robert Marcz.

The 26-year-old Fulbright Exchange Program participant from Pecs, Hungary, is teaching world history and geography this year at Spalding.

In his native country, Marcz is on the staff of the Apaczai Dual Language Grammar School, where geography, history and biology are taught in English. His mother is a primary school principal, his father an athletic coordinator and his brother a teacher.

"I hope to collect some educational materials and books to take home," he says.

Marcz finds Americans to be friendly and helpful, but the pace of life is a little hectic for him.

However, his biggest problem is the lack of fresh paprika, a critical ingredient in Hungarian cooking.

Meanwhile, he's seeing as much of our country as he can, and hopes to visit the West Coast and Mexico before returning home next spring to a decent bowl of goulash.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites college graduates -- women and men -- to a membership brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The organization is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree and those with an associate's degree who are working toward a four-year degree.

The local chapter, with a membership of more than 100, conducts fund-raisers to support its scholarship program.

Information: 268-8522.

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Another organization worth considering is the very active Severna Park Newcomers Club.

This club's list of interest groups includes: antiques, bridge, gourmet cooking and book reviews.

The monthly general meeting combines business with lunch. The next meeting, featuring a fashion show by Talbots, is Oct. 20 at Carrol's Creek Cafe.

Information: 987-9145.

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Severna Park Middle School, known by parents, students and staff as "The Thinking Place," invites parents to its Back To School Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

This year, Principal Leslie A. Mobray, Assistant Principal Cheryl M. Malone and Administrator John S. Shirko head a teaching staff of 55 and a student population of 1,106 in grades six to eight.

Student government officers are: Brandi Care, first-semester president; Stephanie January, second-semester president; Tina Curro, vice president; and Shannon Johnston, secretary/treasurer.

Information: 647-7900.

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Attention artisans: On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Old Mill High School Band Boosters will sponsor a craft show in the school cafeteria.

Be among the more than 100 exhibitors by renting an 8-by-8-foot space for $25. Proceeds benefit the band and the orchestra, and students will be on hand to help carry your supplies. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information: 760-5067.

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Have you discovered the benefits of shopping at the Discovery Shop on Ritchie Highway?

Manager Pam Prevar has planned a busy October.

Make reservations to have your personal color analysis on Saturday, Oct. 9. On Oct. 23, see the Bead Lady demonstrate re-stringing, earring making and revamping old jewelry. Have custom jewelry made to match an outfit.

The fall half-price sale is Oct. 13-19, and beginning Oct. 15, the shop will offer Halloween costumes.

All proceeds from the sale of gently used clothing and accessories benefit cancer research, education and patient support.

Information: 544-0568.

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