Students to discover Friday if they won ship-naming contest


June 01, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FRIDAY is the big day for students at St. Martin's Lutheran Day School in Annapolis. That's when they find out if their suggestion for naming a new research ship passes muster with the Navy.

St. Martin's is one of two finalists in a nationwide contest to name the Navy vessel. They suggested "Coriolis," after reading in school about the Coriolis effect -- a shift in wind direction caused by the rotation of the Earth.

The students are up against a group of Cranston, R.I., elementary school students, who suggested that the new ship be named after American oceanographer Bruce Heezen.

The St. Martin's students will attend a ceremony Friday at the Naval Memorial in Washington, where the winner will be chosen.

Quilt show

The Annapolis Quilt Guild has pieced together a show and sale in the Annapolis Senior High School cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

"It's really outstanding," said Maggie Mattia, a guild member in charge of publicity for the event. "We've got some really TTC excellent needleworkers."

Admission is $5 for both days; refreshments will be sold.

The show will include displays of antique and new quilts in a variety of styles. Some will be for sale.

Information: 301-262-2831.


Downtown Annapolis will jump with jazz this weekend when the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra stage the sixth annual Annapolis Jazzfest.

This year's festivities will include a musical tribute to guitarist Charlie Byrd, who has performed at every Jazzfest.

Pop singer Susannah McCorkle will sing with Byrd's trio in a series of performances Sunday that begin at noon and continue through 6 p.m. All performances will be on the lower field at St. John's College.

Concert tickets -- available at the orchestra box office at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, through Ticket Master outlets or at Annapolis businesses Barnes & Noble, Fawcetts, Ocean II Records, Graul's Markets and Fresh Fields -- cost $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. It's a BYOC -- bring-your-own-chair -- affair, as all concerts are on the lawn. Refreshments, souvenirs, compact discs and tapes will be sold.

Proceeds from the event, which will include workshops and concerts, will benefit the orchestra.

Information: 410-349-1111.

Jazzfest events Saturday are music workshops. Dick Morgan will lead the piano session, Keter Betts will teach bass playing, Steve Abshire will conduct a guitar workshop and John Jensen will lead a session on trombones.

Information: 410-987-3559.

Little League

It's time to play ball in Davidsonville if you are a Little Leaguer or aspire to be one.

The South Maryland Little League Baseball and Softball organization is putting on a training program that runs from July 6 through Aug. 1.

Registration for the workshop ends Saturday.

Children ages 7 to 12 are eligible to participate.

The $10 fee includes registration and a uniform shirt. Registration takes place from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the SMLL Little League ball field on Bottner Road in Davidsonville.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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