Hey, November, you're strange, but nice

NEIGHBORS

November 10, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

Will the real November please stand up.

On second thought, stay where you are, locked in our memories with other cold, drizzly late autumns. We promise not to complain when this meteorological apparition dissolves in a haze of snow and ice.

We're too busy to complain.

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On Nov. 17, "Kiss your butts good-bye." (Honestly, that remark comes straight from the American Cancer Society.) You may prefer, "Turn your back on the pack."

Whichever is your favorite slogan, it's time for the society's Great American Smokeout.

For information on a free survival kit and free local FreshStart classes, call 410-793-3989.

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Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church intends to fill our hearts with cheer and our arms with purchases. The church's 52nd annual holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19.

Paula Muehlhauser and Barbie Willis are chairing the event.

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If you get your kicks from the wild side, come to Kinder Park at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 for an Owl Prowl.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks presents raptor enthusiast Don Steber as he discovers signs and sounds of a hooting kind.

Advance registration is required. Call 222-6244.

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Nearly 168 boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, jump into the Severna Park YMCA pool every day and swim into physical fitness and aquatic perfection. The SPY swimmers are coached by Ken Barsa and his staff, Buck and Sue Clemson and Sue Boyle.

Twenty-nine SPY swimmers bested Y swimmers across the nation in recorded race times, earning them places on the 1994 YMCA national rankings.

Laura Bodine took first in the 200-yard breaststroke for 13- and 14-year-old girls.

Nora Grannell took first in the 100-yard backstroke for girls ages 15 through 18.

Paul Tignor was second in the 200-yard breaststroke for 13- and 14-year-old boys.

Kristin Nelson was first in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke for 11- and 12-year-old girls. She also finished well in five other strokes.

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Severn School presents "Up the Down Staircase" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the school's Teel Academic Center.

Based on Bel Kaufman's book and adapted by Christopher Sergel, this production features seniors Katie Barbour, Colin Hodges and Allison Prouty and freshman John Merrill.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students. Reservations are required. Call 647-7700.

* Thirteen Severn students have been named "commended students" in the 1994 National Merit Scholarship Program: Zachary Brown, Catherine Cole, Elizabeth Cullen, Catherine Guastello and Eugene Youn of Severna Park and Mi-Young Ryee of Millersville.

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"Nature View," an exhibit by eight artists from Baltimore, Washington, Laurel and Severna Park, continues through Nov. 23 at Anne Arundel Community College.

Peg Swartout of Severna Park was one of the eight artists chosen by Washington Post art critic Lee Fleming.

Information: 541-2218.

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