Whatever you have scheduled for tonight, call to cancel or reschedule it, unless it's the 7:30 p.m. performance by The Madrigal Singers at St. Andrews by the Bay. You'll be treated to a sneak performance of their European concert tour.
The group will represent Maryland and the United States in a series of concerts commemorating the end of World War II. They leave for Europe on June 8 and will perform in France, Belgium and England over the course of two weeks under the direction of Cindy Bauchspies.
The Madrigal Singers of Annapolis Area Christian School still need to raise nearly $20,000 for the trip. You can help by making an offering at tonight's concert. The singers will be performing several concerts throughout Maryland before they leave.
St. Andrews by the Bay is at 701 College Parkway.
The young men and women we see in uniform around Annapolis and its immediate environs are midshipmen at the Naval Academy. Though by their choice they live under stricter rules and regulations than their high school friends who made other college choices, they're still 17-, 18- and 19-year-old men and women, far from home.
The Plebe Sponsor Program is an established, successful way to address the social needs of the midshipmen and the desire of area residents to be friendly to the academy. Sponsoring a "mid" involves being a local anchor to the real world, taking him or her into your home on weekends, and being surrogate parents and real friends through four years of life at the academy.
The Class of 1999, which numbers more than 1,130, comes to Annapolis June 30. To get involved in the sponsor program, contact Betty Lockhart, Plebe Sponsor Program Coordinator, Office of the Commandant of Midshipmen, USNA, Annapolis, 21401-5000. Please include daytime and home phone numbers with your letter.
Turn on George M. Cohan, practice your baton twirling, rent "Picnic" from your local video store. Then take a turn with real down-home fun with Eastport's Spring Fling, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The fun starts with a parade from State Street to Eastport Elementary, via Chester Avenue, First Street and Severn Avenue.
The family is the focus of fun and games at the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The action then moves to the Second Street Fair, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature crafts, food, clowns, and live music.
The only admission fee is for the Peerless Rens Casino Night Benefit for the Park at Chester and Third Streets. Admission is $20 per person, at the door. Casino games include blackjack, a dice table, roulette wheel and other games of chance. Snacks and a cash bar are available. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: Peg Wallace at 268-1802.
What are you and your organization up to this summer? Leave me message at 626-0273, and I'll get back to you for details. Give me several weeks advance notice if you can.