Restaurants to present wares at food festival

NEIGHBORS

May 16, 1994|By LYN BACKE

They say for the benefit of our bodies and our budgets we should never go to the grocery store hungry. So on Saturday, when you're hungry, head to the South County Festival at the Herrington Harbour North Marina instead.

Subtitled "A Taste of South County," the festival is a showcase of 12 local restaurants, breweries and wineries that will be offering a taste of their wares.

Mussels with sweet chili vinaigrette, blackened shrimp Creole, salmon mousse cake, Blue Ridge Golden Ale, vegetable crab soup and smoked bluefish will be offered.

For a $6 ticket, you get a taste of each participant's wares and more than $300 in coupons to be redeemed at participating restaurants and local businesses.

For the less adventurous, more standard fare will be available: barbecue, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, hot pretzels, snow cones and lemonade.

Entertainment includes Moodswing, a jazz/swing combo; the Annapolis Chorale, with pop and show music; and Evensong, a country folk group.

In addition, there is a juried show of local artists and craftsmen, re-enactments and displays of South County history and maritime heritage, activities for children, demonstrations for adults and access to community organizations.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The food will be served starting at 11 a.m.

For more information on the festival, call Lori Mueller at 224-4483. For information on "A Taste of South County," call Anna Chaney at 741-5101.

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Fifth-grade students from Mayo Elementary School will be honored at a reception Friday at the Captain Salem Avery House in Shady Side. Models of historic homes in Maryland built by the students will be on display at the museum for about a month.

The students worked from illustrations in a book by Donald Swann and wrote their own articles detailing the histories of the houses. Their teacher, Linda Adamson, developed the project to focus on historic preservation. Mrs. Adamson is one of the finalists for Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year.

Also on display at the Captain Salem Avery House is an 8-room farmhouse-design doll house, hand-crafted by Shady Side Rural Heritage Society Co-President George Daly.

Raffle tickets for the three-story doll house, which is furnished and has two fireplaces and electricity, are on sale at the museum. The winning ticket will be drawn at the society's Christmas Brunch Dec. 11.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You can place telephone orders BTC by calling 301-261-5234.

The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

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The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is offering nine one-week programs of intensive horseback riding lessons for children this summer. A half-day program for beginning riders from ages 4 to 7 runs June 13 to 17. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The other programs are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Loftmar Stables in Davidsonville.

There are three full-day, one-week programs for beginning riders; three walk/trot weeks, and two advanced walk/trot weeks. Each student will be assigned a horse to care for and ride. Instruction includes daily riding, feeding, grooming and tacking and the opportunity to learn horse behavior and theory.

YWCA membership is required. For more information, call 956-4340 or 798-4040.

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Professional guidance on container gardening is available at London Town Publik House & Gardens in Edgewater Saturday. Horticulturist Sally Morton will teach the basics of choosing a container, soil options, plant selection and planting techniques.

Unusual and effective container plants, including storax and double-file viburnum, will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

A $10 admission includes the lecture and light refreshments. Door prizes will include the containers planted by Mrs. Morton during the demonstration.

Registration for the lecture is required. Call 222-1919.

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I sometimes wish I could be in on the world's (or at least the East Coast's) scheduling decisions. A week from today I'll be in New Haven, Conn., part of the proud contingent watching my youngest stepdaughter graduate from Yale. But I won't be able to watch the Blue Angels' display over the Severn River at 2:30 p.m. Monday in honor of the graduating midshipmen at the Naval Academy, or the rehearsal at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Maybe next year, though then I'd be tickled to be doing grandmother duty. My daughter gets married in June. It's all a lovely circle that we live and relive, and my congratulations go out to all who have their personal, prideful highs in these busy weeks.

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