Students celebrate art month by giving works to living center

NEIGHBORS

March 18, 1996|By Lyn Backe | Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

COUNTY students celebrated Youth Art Month by donating dozens of artworks to the Annapolitan Assisted Living Center.

The art came from West Annapolis, Windsor Farm, Southgate, South Shore, Annapolis and Eastport elementary schools, Central Middle School and South River and Annapolis high schools.

Sue Owens, event chairwoman, was enthusiastic as she described the importance of the project in the educational curriculum.

"Creating artworks helps children increase their awareness of the world around them and different ways of seeing the world," she said.

Ms. Owens said she was proud that the county's program takes the children's artworks a step further than tacking them to bulletin boards lining school corridors. As part of the ceremony acknowledging the gift of the artwork last week, the center's residents were invited to create their own artwork, assisted by Annapolis Senior High School students and art teachers Jennifer Soljie and June Perry.

Sure sign of spring

I've come to recognize certain sure signs in this corner of the world that winter is a memory. One of them is the March 25 postmark deadline for entries for the Annapolis Striders Cherry Pit 10-Mile Race.

Billed as the solution for local runners who weren't accepted in the massive Cherry Blossom Race in Washington, the Cherry Pit has its own style and appeal. For more information, call the Annapolis Striders hot line at 268-1165.

Walking club offered

If you're not up to running, you probably are already a strong advocate of those who say that walking is better exercise.

Quiet Waters Park offers a chance to test the theory with a walking club that begins April 1.

Call 222-1777 for more information and to register.

Peter Rabbit poses

Peter Rabbit is coming to Annapolis on Sunday, with a special appearance at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter.

He's hoping to meet lots and lots of children there to have their pictures taken with him. Peter thinks that bunnies are best, but he's going to welcome any pets that children want to bring.

A framed picture costs $5. All the money goes to the care and feeding of animals at the SPCA's shelter, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis.

Pub Date: 3/18/96

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