Rotary Club offers armchair travelers a journey to Canada, Europe


February 03, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

If you want a break from winter without leaving the neighborhood, why not consider the annual Travel and Adventure Series at Severna Park High School?

For the next three Sundays at 2 p.m., armchair travelers can listen to speakers as they narrate films about other parts of the world.

The program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Severna Park.

This Sunday's film is "Nova Scotia -- Canada's Little Scotland," narrated by Bob Chrysler.

"Eastern Europe -- A New Age Dawning" with Charles Hartman is the feature for Feb. 13.

On Feb. 20, Stan Walsh gives us "Italy -- Tip to Toe."

Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased by check at Severn Travel and Benfield Florist.

Information: 647-8933 or 647-1074.


The Severna Park High School Marching Band and its booster parents are again playing cupid by delivering fresh, long-stemmed roses and carnations to the object of your affection on Feb. 12.

Packaged with baby's breath, fern and ribbon, the roses are $2 per stem or $12 for a half-dozen. Red carnations are $1 each or $4 for a half-dozen. To order, contact a band member or call 544-2017 by this Sunday.

* If the way to your true love's heart is through his or her stomach, have the band deliver a freshly-prepared submarine sandwich for just $3.

You can also order subs to be delivered to Sarah's House, a homeless shelter near Fort Meade. Contact a band member or call 544-1177, by Sunday.


Barbara Hitchings, physical education leader at Benfield Elementary School, is keeping some of her kids after school for their health.

Members of the Gymnastics Club are keeping their bodies toned regardless of the weather, and they'll finish up with a demonstration for parents and friends Feb. 24.


If you prefer a less strenuous route to beauty, put your face in the hands of Mary Kay expert Marie Granger. A free facial can be yours tomorrow and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Register for a Mary Kay door prize, too.

The gently-used clothing and accessories shop, in the DiDonato Plaza on Ritchie Highway, is also having a Winter Linen Sale for the whole family.

Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Information: 544-0568.


For those of you with bodies aching for action, the Annapolis Striders can exercise your heart.

The Valentine Twosome 5K Relay begins at 10 a.m., Feb. 13 at Severna Park Middle School on Jumpers Hole Road. Each member of the male/female teams will run a 3.1-mile leg.

Awards will be presented in six combined-age categories, from a total age of 40 and under to those pairs pushing the century mark. A prize will go to the most-clever team name. Fees are $4 per couple by mail; $6 on race day.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Information: 268-1165.


If you're saving yourself for exertion in warmer weather, learn all about environmentally friendly landscaping and gardening techniques from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Severna Park branch library.

It shouldn't hurt too much, and "Bayscapes" will help you choose plantings that reduce energy costs and attract song birds, small mammals and other creatures. (I'll share my squirrel-attracting secrets.)

The program, presented by the Chesapeake Bay Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will include suggestions for apartment balconies to large yards.

Information: 224-2732 or 222-7371.


Belvedere Elementary School reminds that if you buy candy, flowers or baked goods for your valentine at Giant and Safeway supermarkets, save the cash register receipts.

You'll please your sweetie and help students get free school equipment.

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