Cue the groundhog: We want another chance for an early spring

NEIGHBORS

February 04, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Say it ain't so, Phil . . . six more weeks of winter! Maybe we could ask that groundhog for another take, like Hollywood, until we get the answer we all want: warmth, sun, no ice and no more snow. We've had enough.

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It's pasta time in Pasadena tomorrow evening. Two local groups have spaghetti suppers on the agenda and invite you to attend.

The Women of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, will serve pasta from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Advance tickets, available at the church office, are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds will be used for furnace repairs and the heating bill.

Information: 437-0691.

* Boy Scout Troop 478 will hold its dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road.

Tickets, available at the door, are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and younger.

Carry-out orders are available for a small additional fee. To place an order, call 255-1506.

Information: Shirley Elliott, 255-0284.

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The George Fox Middle School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the school on Outing Avenue.

After a brief business meeting, Dennis Younger, executive director of curriculum for county schools, will present information on high school graduation requirements and service points.

"It will be an informative meeting and a good opportunity for parents to ask questions," PTA president Chris Kirby said. "So many parents are still unsure about what qualifies as community service and how service points are recorded. This will be the perfect time to get those questions answered by an expert."

Information: 255-6162.

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Tickets are still available for Our Lady of the Chesapeake's big art auction on Feb. 11 at the church, 8325 Ventnor Road.

The auction will feature oils, watercolors, enamels, etchings, lithographs and other graphics, presented by the Heisman Fine Arts Gallery.

"The majority of the art will have opening bids ranging from $60 to $150, offering the novice as well as the experienced collector the opportunity to express their individual taste," event chairwoman Gloria Romey said.

A collectors' corner also is planned and may include works by Delacroix, Neiman, McKnight, Erte and Gorman.

The one-hour preview will start at 7 p.m., with the auction to follow at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5 and includes complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening. Patron ads are still available for $25 and include six free tickets to the auction. The deadline for placing ads is Wednesday.

Proceeds will benefit church programs.

Information: Ms. Romey at 255-2803.

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Branch 9017 of the Aid Association for Lutherans will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third Street and Beach Avenue in Chelsea Beach.

"The meeting date is a change from the regularly scheduled date so that members can spend Valentine's Day with their spouses," local AAL spokeswoman Annie Webb said.

Information: 360-8552.

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Gubernatorial candidate American Joe Miedusiewski will be the guest speaker at the Stoney Creek Democratic Club's open house at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

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The Chesapeake Women's Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Eastern District Police Station on Mountain Road.

Members will vote on bylaw changes and will discuss plans for the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs board of directors meeting, set for Feb. 15 in Bethesda.

Information: Sue Fortner at 544-4792.

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The school board of St. Jane Frances School is sponsoring a gala benefit cocktail party from 8:30 p.m. to midnight tomorrow at St. Jane's parish hall.

Admission is $25 and includes an open bar, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.

"Proceeds will be used to help restore the statue of the Blessed Mother in loving memory of our late pastor, Monsignor Charles Muth," event chairman Jerry Connell said. "The statue has been around for years and it is in need of some refurbishing.

"It's a project we decided we'd like to take on in Monsignor's memory."

Information: 255-4646.

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Calling all girls: the Lake Shore Athletic Association is sponsoring registration for its 1994 softball season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 26 at Lake Shore Elementary School, 4531 Mountain Road.

Teams are open to girls ages 5 to 16.

The registration fee is $40 for one player, $50 per family.

Information: 255-8027.

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Riviera Beach library will offer Storytime for children ages 2 to 6 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning this week.

Parents or care-givers must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds. Older children are welcome to attend.

Information: 222-6285.

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Take your sweetie out for an evening of dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 12 at the annual Sweetheart Dance. Sponsored by the St. Jane Frances Home School Association, the dance is planned for the school hall.

Tickets are $10 each and include beer and setups.

Information: 255-4750, 255-8029 or 255-6740.

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