St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Already, parishioners have celebrated with a congregational dinner, special choir presentations and heard a taped message of congratulations from the vicar of London's Anglican parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
The cornerstone of the original Severna Park church, now a small chapel in front of the new building, was a gift from the London church. It was one of several stones knocked loose in an air raid during World War II.
The Severna Park parish held its first service June 20, 1954, at a home a block from its current four-building complex.
The anniversary committee, under the leadership of Judge Robert Lucke, retired from District Court, has planned a service to commemorate that event on homecoming Sunday, June 11, 1995. Clergy and friends of the parish are being invited to this final anniversary event. Information: 647-9230.
Here's a perfect gift idea: Have your caricature or your children's caricatures sketched from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Discovery Shop, 346 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park and contribute to the American Cancer Society.
Proceeds from caricatures by Chris will benefit the society.
For more information, call 544-0568.
Drew Mueller, son of Ralf and Lisa Mueller, is the Severna Park Elks Student of the Month for October. The Oak Hill Elementary School third-grader is taught by Pam Smith.
Students who are nominated by their teachers must achieve outstanding grades, as well as demonstrate good citizenship, leadership and patriotism.
The winners, their families and teachers are guests at an Elks' monthly dinner and are eligible to become Student of the Year.
For more information, call 647-6940.
Be part of one of central county's nicest new traditions: the Hospice Tree of Lights.
Sponsored by the Hospice of the Chesapeake's auxiliary, the lighting ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 outside the offices of O'Conor Piper & Flynn, corner of Old B&A Boulevard and McKinsey Road in Olde Severna Park.
Each light burns in memory of someone's loved one who passed away. A donation of at least $25 secures a light on the tree, or an optional engraved ornament, and a memorial card on the dedication board beside the tree.
Call Beverly Coakley at 874-6506 by Mon., Nov. 21.
Anne Arundel Community College invites prospective students of all ages to two free campus visit programs: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29.
The programs will describe student life, financial aid, admissions procedures and academic advising. Tour classrooms, the college library, Student Services Center and other campus buildings.
The programs will include a performance by either the Moonlight Troupers drama club or the college Dance Company.
For more information, call 541-2246.
The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its next general meeting -- a membership luncheon -- for noon Tuesday in the Oxbow Inn on Ritchie Highway in Arnold. The social hour begins at 11 a.m.
The program, "The Importance of Great Customer Service," will be presented in the form of a skit and a panel discussion. The cost is $14 for members and $17 for nonmembers.
To make reservations, call Linda Zahn at 987-6625.
The Severn School Alumni Association will hold its 10th annual Young Alumni Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in the school's dining hall.
Alumni from the classes of 1990 through 1994 are invited to join members of the senior class to tell them about college life.
Information: call 544-9452.