Spring ahead with activities as winter exits

NEIGHBORS

March 31, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

Say so long to March and the last of the miserable winter of '94. Say hello to April and the first full month of spring. If this isn't cause for celebration, I'll eat my Easter bonnet.

Now, here are all the other reasons . . .

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The Severna Park Ecumenical Group's annual Good Friday Community Service is from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Worshipers can hear one speaker or stay for the entire service.

Information: 647-1658.

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A talented trio appears at 7 p.m. April 6 at Anne Arundel Community College.

Sarah Garrett-Sanders, April Greenan and Laura Mann will discuss and demonstrate their musical style in this free artists-in-residence program, "A Voice in Style."

Garrett-Sanders, an assistant professor of paralegal studies with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, became lead alto soloist with the All Saints Choir of Baltimore at the age of 15. She has sung throughout the United States and Europe.

Musicologist and classical singer Greenan earned her bachelor's degree in vocal performance and a master's in musicology at Cambridge University.

A part-time instructor, she is working on her doctorate in historical musicology at the University of Maryland.

Mann is a part-time instructor and recitalist. She has taught music at three major universities and two colleges.

Information: 541-2459.

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The Anne Arundel Community Concert Association presents its final concert of the season -- jazz pianist Judy Carmichael -- at 8 p.m. April 8 at Severna Park High School.

Admission is by season subscription only.

Information: 647-6873 or 647-7851.

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"A League of Our Own" is the theme of Severn School's annual auction, which begins at 6 p.m. April 9 in the school gym.

Tickets are $50, and include hors d'oeuvres and a sit-down dinner catered by the Main Ingredient of Severna Park. All proceeds will be used for the school's computer labs, financial aid and faculty professional development. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

The auction includes: a mountain bike, dinner at Tio Pepe, a ski trip to Utah and a Washington Capitals sky suite party for 20.

Information: 544-9454.

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A rousing rendition of Lionel Bart's musical, "Oliver," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. April 17 in the Rew Great Room at Chesapeake Academy.

The cast includes: students Anne Bowen in the title role and Ron Giddings and John Merrill as the Artful Dodger; teacher Dee Stehl as Nancy; and parents Frank Fuller as Fagan and George Gorayeb as Mr. Bumble.

The show is directed by Jane Merrill, with music directed by Marsha Goldsmith.

Tickets -- adults $10 and children $5 -- are available by calling 647-9612.

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The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake is offering a free six-week support group for adults grieving the death of a loved one.

Beginning April 5, the professionally led group meets every Tuesday through May 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the hospice office in Millersville.

Deadline for registration is today. Contact Betty Asplund at 987-2129.

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