View of new bird feeder distracts from desk work

NEIGHBORS

March 28, 1994|By LYN BACKE

We were given a bird feeder for Christmas, and with typical timing and organizational skills, I got it hung the other day, right outside the window over my desk.

(I'm always at least two years behind the times in fashion. I might as well be a season late for the birds.)

Mistake! I work with one eye on the bird feeder, ready to freeze all action when a client alights. Then I am torn between just watching and poring over the bird book to see what variety is visiting. I might as well go for the former and do my research later because I haven't been able to find one yet.

(I didn't bother to look up the robins on the ground.)

How long will it take, I wonder, to have "regulars" who aren't disturbed by our slight movements indoors, or still avail themselves of the banquet when we're out on the deck?

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Aswin Johnson. Amber Perkins. Nicole Bivens. Heather Davis. They're among the many South River High School students featured in the Drama Club's production of "Ziegfeld -- A Night at the Follies" on Saturday, April 9. For the second time, the Drama Club production is part of a dinner theater package, with the edibles provided by National Honor Society members and their parents.

For the evening, the school cafeteria will be transformed into an Italian cafe, where student waiters and waitresses will offer lasagna, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert.

The dinner is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The curtain rises on "Ziegfeld" at 8 o'clock.

Tickets for the evening are $10. Proceeds will support the National Honor Society's Scholarship Fund and the activities of the Drama Club.

Reservations and ticket purchases may be made by calling Helene Hammer, the society's adviser, at 956-5600, ext. 241.

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Also from South County comes the announcement that Judy Colbert, popular travel writer and photographer, will focus on lesser-known points of interest in Maryland at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on April 6 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.

The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society event has been rescheduled from February.

Colbert, who was Maryland Travel Writer of the Year in 1991, has published five travel books and more than 500 articles.

Her books will be on sale at the luncheon.

Admission, including soup, sandwich, and dessert, is $6.

Those who had tickets for the February session may use them at this time. For reservations, call 867-2866.

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Next Monday is the deadline for advance registration for the Cherry Pit 10-Mile Race, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders at South County High School on April 10. The race is open to all runners, with a special welcome for any runner whose entry was not accepted for the Washington Cherry Blossom race.

Pre-entry is $3 for Striders, $4 for nonmembers.

Fees are $1 higher on race day. Awards go to first male and female finisher overall, and three deep in age division categories.

The 10-mile loop course is monitored over asphalt roads on rolling hills. Information: race director Arnie Henderson, 263-0863.

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In this lovely season it's sometimes hard to stay completely alert when driving, and for some older people it's even harder.

The American Association of Retired Persons is sponsoring a two-part "55 Alive" refresher course at the Annapolis Senior Center tomorrow and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Completion of the course earns a certificate, which many insurance companies honor with a rate reduction.

There is an $8 fee for the course.

The Annapolis Senior Center, at 701 Glenwood St., is operated by the county Department of Aging. Its activities are open to all who are 55 or older. For more information, call Mary Jane DeFiore at 222-1818.

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George W. Ford and Carolyn E. Blakeney, both of Annapolis, are recipients of the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award for the 1993-1994 school year, through the University of Baltimore.

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