Dining, dancing, running, 'owling' among events on tap in February


January 29, 1998|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

OUR BUSIEST months, September and May, to be exact, have been filled on the calendar to the point of saturation, events spilling over to other pages, so that now we find an often overlooked little month like February brimming with activities.

Here are just a few: If you watched your calories during the holidays, reward yourself with a ticket to the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company's annual bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall on Ritchie Highway.

You can eat from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., then work off the calories by dancing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. For information, call 410-647-3119.

Opportunities for runners

We can always count on the Annapolis Striders running club for two big races in February (although this year's scheduling seems destined to confuse): the Valentines' Twosome Relay Race is at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Shipley's Choice Elementary School, and the Washington's Birthday 5K is at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Bay Hills Community Center in Arnold.

The Washington 5K is the first leg in the Striders' eight-leg 1998 championship series, but all runners are welcome.

For details, call the Striders' hotline at 410-268-1165.

Prowling for owls

If you take your exercise at a slower pace, consider the Recreation and Parks' Owl Prowl at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 on the B & A Trail.

Rangers Bill Offutt and Bob Hicks will help you search for signs and sounds of owls. This one is not for little kids or pets. Pre-register by calling 410-222-6244.

On the move

On Feb. 4, Hospice of the Chesapeake moves its successful thrift shop, Chesapeake Treasures, to Park Plaza on Ritchie Highway, next to the Hair Cuttery.

Since opening nearly a year ago, the shop has raised $20,000 for the hospice and hopes to do even better in its new location.

Chesapeake Treasures is strictly a volunteer effort and is always looking for gently used clothing, small furnishings, novelty and gift items, jewelry and books.

For more information, call 410-384-9260.

Technology fair

Chesapeake Academy hosts its first technology fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the school's Rew Great Room.

Experts will be there to answer your questions about the Internet, as well as about software and hardware. There will be LTC variety of educational software to examine.

There will be door prizes, and two free Internet accounts will be given away. For more information, call 410-647-9612.

Art classes

Did you know that Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts sponsors art classes in Severna Park?

Carol Kriewald is again teaching drawing and painting for children ages 7 to 11 from 4 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 12 at Oak Hill Elementary School.

For more information, call 410-263-5544. The entire Maryland Hall catalog is online at http: //www.mdhallarts.org.

Pub Date: 1/28/98

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