Time running out to sign up for charity sailing regatta

NEIGHBORS

September 12, 1994|By LYN BACKE

Veteran racers already are signed up for the nation's largest charity sailing regatta Saturday, the Hospice Cup XIII.

A special class exists for boats that haven't raced in the past year, and there still are opportunities for sponsorship. But time's a'wasting. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, and entries must be postmarked by tomorrow.

For more information, call Mary Radzik, Hospice Cup Inc., (703) 538-2062, or Cathy Stavely or John Pasley at 268-2342.

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In the same category is Habitat for Humanity, the worldwide organization that builds and refurbishes homes for people in need.

On Sunday, the Annapolis Opera will team with Arundel Habitat for Humanity in a benefit for both organizations. The musical program at 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Marian Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street will showcase opera from many lands. Refreshments afterward will represent Peru, China, India, Turkey, England, France and the United States.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors). Call Annapolis Opera at 263-2710, or Habitat at 647-0242.

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Also on the contributory menu, with another opportunity to havfun in the process, is the first annual CRAB FundFest on Saturday at the East Beach Pavilions at Sandy Point State Park.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating is an Annapolis-based group that provides sailing opportunities for people with disabilities.

A fee of $15 ($10 for children 5 to 12) gets you hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, beer and sodas, entertainment by Jeff Holland and Crab Alley, door prizes, beach access and raffle tickets for a 23-foot Kittiwake.

The boat drawing will be Oct. 10 at the close of the U.S. Sailboat Show.

Wheelchair parking passes are available by calling Ellen Schall at (301) 949-9017. Tickets can be arranged through the CRAB office, 974-2628.

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Free and mighty important: the Maryland Department of Natural Resources updated version of its directory of boat sewage pump-out facilities on Maryland waterways. The booklet shows location, costs, hours, etc., for more than 100 pump-out stations.

It's available at the DNR offices at 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, or by calling 974-2916.

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Not free, but probably more fun: a daylong workshop at the Maryland State Archives designed to introduce people to the different kinds of records available in the archives and to show them how to use the records to reconstruct a family tree.

The workshop, led by Robert W. Barnes and Patricia D. Anderson, will cover vitals and church records, census and passenger naturalization records, city directories, tax lists and probate and land records.

Maryland has the most complete collection of historical documents of any of the original colonies. Its public search room is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the Hall of Records Building, 350 Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Registration, limited to 35 participants, is $50. The fee includes lunch. Call Doug McElrath or Mimi Calver at 974-3914.

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In a lot of ways, fall sneaked up on me and started happening without my notice. A case in point, the St. John's College annual Saturday film series, which began two weeks ago.

On the schedule are: "Das Boot," Saturday ; "In the Heat of the Night," Sept. 24; "Mephisto," Oct. 1; "Zelig," Oct. 8; "Five Easy Pieces," Oct. 15; "Nashville," Oct. 22; and "Halloween," Oct. 29.

Films begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Admission is $3.

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The Allstate Insurance Co., through its Allstate Foundation, recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Friends of Quiet Waters Park.

The grant will be used to underwrite underprivileged children attending the Quiet Waters Park Daycamp next summer.

The grant application was made by Allstate claims representative Linda Goodale and park Ranger Sharon Alfinito.

The foundation is a committee made up of employees at each claims office.

For information on how to apply for a foundation grant for a project of far-reaching community impact, contact Ranger Alfinito at 222-6230.

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It's one thing to learn about fine arts from a book, or slides in a lecture course; it's quite another to come face to face with a Rembrandt or Whistler etching, or a Durer print.

Art lovers and neophytes both will have a chance to do just that in coming months, through exhibitions at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College in Annapolis.

"Rembrandt Etchings: Selections from the Carnegie Museum of Art" will be on display at the Mitchell from Sept. 23 through Nov. 20.

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 15, the gallery will showcase the work of Pennsylvania author and photographer Lucian Niemeyer, in "The Photographic Art: Amish, Wildlife, and Chesapeake."

Early 1995 shows include "The Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler," and "Masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque Printmaking."

An exhibit of works by the faculty and students of St. John's also is on the schedule.

For information regarding the shows, and ancillary lectures and discussions, call the Mitchell Gallery at 626-2556.

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