Quiet Waters Park plans Earth Day fete

NEIGHBORS

April 17, 1995|By LYN BACKE

Quiet Waters Park in Hillsmere will have an Earth Day celebration this weekend, with a park open house on Saturday (no entrance fee), with hands-on activities for children, environmental exhibits, a high-quality yard sale of "recycled treasures," and a concert.

On Sunday, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler will present "Birds of Prey" and "Animals of the Rain Forest." There also will be a 5K run and an art reception.

For further information and schedule details, call the park, 222-1777.

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St. John's College pays not a whit of attention to contemporary rTC academic trends, politically correct curricula, or gender-careful verbiage.

In its extracurricular activities it does not pay a great deal of homage to current fads, either. A case in point is this Sunday's concert of English Lute Songs from the 16th and 17th centuries. The lute song was good enough for Queen Elizabeth I, and it's good enough for the evening's sponsor, The Friends of St. John's College.

The music is provided by Julianne Baird and Ronn McFarland, praised by the Chicago Tribune as ". . . masterly in turning these anonymous songs into vivid, contrasting tableaux."

The acoustics in the Great Hall at St. John's are perfectly suited to the subtle and discreet music.

The 7 p.m. concert is the final offering of the Music in the Great Hall series this season. Admission is $15, or $12 for students and seniors.

For more information, call 626-2539.

* In 1982, a "Johnnie" proposed a croquet match between a St. John's team and a team from the Naval Academy, hoping to create a relaxed environment in which those similarities could be explored. The event has turned into a trophied contest that draws national attention.

The 13th annual match, expected to last about six hours, begins at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Winners and losers will cease competition for a waltz party, the "Croquet Ball," Saturday evening.

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