Annual St. Anne's Cemetery Walk is a stroll through history

NEIGHBORS

May 23, 1994|By LYN BACKE

If you are looking for a unique way to explore the rich history of Annapolis, consider the annual St. Anne's Cemetery Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday.

St. Anne's Cemetery was established with St. Anne's Anglican Church in 1692. The cemetery was originally adjacent to the church, but many remains and tombstones were moved when Church Circle was shrunk to its current configuration.

A regular feature of the tour is the laying of a wreath on the grave of Capt. James Waddell, of the ship Shenandoah, the last unit under the Confederate flag.

Captain Waddell was in California when he received notice that the Civil War was over. He sailed to Liverpool to surrender. He married an Annapolis woman, and their house still stands on College Avenue. Wreaths will also be laid at the tomb of Union soldier John Brown and a veteran of the War of 1812.

The tour starts from the Cemetery Gatehouse at the end of Washington Street. For more information, call 267-9333.

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In the interests of a fine time now and wonderful memories in the future, clear your schedule, grab your camera, and head toward one of 10 county recreation facilities.

Park Rangers Sharon Alfinito and David DeVault have announced the 1994 Photography Contest.

Annapolis and South County tempt your viewfinder at Quiet Waters Park, Arundel Swim Center, Eisenhower Golf Course, Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, and Londontown Publik House and Gardens.

There are five categories to be judged: people, nature, scenic, events and patterns. Prizes to the best photographers in each category were supplied by The Wild Bird Center in Annapolis, Ben Franklin's Crafts and Framing in Pasadena, and Severna Park Photo.

The contest is open to amateur photographers who submit their own 8-by-10 matted color or black and white photographs.

Complete contest rules are available at the recreation facilities, at the above businesses or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Photo Contest, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis 21403.

Entries must be submitted by July 16. They can be dropped off at Quiet Waters Park Visitors Center, or mailed to the address above.

For more information, call Ranger Alfinito at 222-1777, or Ranger De Vault at 222-6244.

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All that outside activity can work up an appetite.

You can satisfy it and do some good at the same time at the Salvation Army of Annapolis' spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The meal includes pasta with home-cooked sauce, green salad, bread and dessert.

Walk-ins are welcome, at the Corps Community Center, 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

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As spring is a time for beginnings and birth, it's also a time for endings, such as the closing of the Annapolis Youth Chorus' season tonight.

The youngsters will perform at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Road in Annapolis, at 7 p.m.

The chorus, the latest addition to the Annapolis Chorale, is composed of 25 young singers ranging in age from 8 to 16. They rehearse weekly with the Chorale's musical director J. Ernest Green. In the 1994-1995 season they will join the Annapolis Chorale and the Chamber Orchestra for two performances of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" in October.

Youngsters interested in joining the Youth Chorus, or anyone interested in supporting them, may call the Chorale office at 263-1906.

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Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) launches its monthly session of Sail Free days on Sunday at Sandy Point State Park, with free boat rides for all comers, able bodied or otherwise.

CRAB's mission is to open the world of sailing to people with disabilities and their families, with specially equipped boats, experienced skippers and dock assistance, and a proud "Yes I Can" attitude.

The Sail Free sessions are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month, from May through September.

The boats are also available at other times. Fees and schedules can be negotiated by calling 974-2628.

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