Information about fair-weather events may be submitted early


March 25, 1996|By Lyn Backe | Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS WE YEARN, look and plan for the lovely months of spring and summer, I put my appeal to publicity officers, award-givers, festival planners, Helping Hand organizers, audition coordinators and fund-raisers in Annapolis and South County at the beginning of this column today, instead of at the end.

I know how very easy it is to get involved in the busy-ness of our fine-weather season, so let me know NOW what you are planning for summer. That will give me time to contact you for details down the line, rather than missing your information or getting it too late to include. I can keep secrets until deadline or remind you to give me specifics and help you promote your events.

If I'm not home, the answering machine is on, at 626-0273. I really want to hear from you and to share with our community your pride in your project, organization or individual.

Tour of historic sites

Of particular pride to Annapolis is the inauguration today of the Historic Annapolis Foundation's self-guided audio walking tour of 15 African-American historic sites downtown. Among the Annapolitans tour visitors will "meet" is Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, the physician who performed the first successful surgery on the human heart.

Included on the tour are the Banneker-Douglass Museum in the old Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1874 by the congregation of First AME Church of Annapolis and saved from demolition in the 1970s; City Hall; St. Anne's Cemetery; Maynard-Burgess House; Asbury AME Church and Galilean Hall.

Cassettes and earphones are available for $5 at the Historic Annapolis Foundation's Welcome Center and Museum at 77 Main St.

Trip to Italy

For those who can distract themselves from the promises of spring enough to keep in mind the realities of fall, there is word of the 1996 St. John's College Travel Program. This year's destination is Italy, with visits to Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena, and Venice. St. John's College tutor Geoffrey Comber will accompany the group, leading seminars on Virgil's "Aeneid," Dante's "The Divine Comedy," and Machiavelli's "The Prince." Before the trip, tutor Walter Sterling will offer a seminar on Plutarch's "Lives."

The trip is scheduled for Nov. 7 to 17.

For more information, call Pamela McKee a gospel music group, at 7: 30 p.m. Saturday. at Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Admission is $7.

Pub Date: 3/25/96

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