Annapolis to revisit Colonial days with trades fair

Neighbors

June 08, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ANNAPOLIS will revert to its roots this weekend during the annual Founding Fathers Trades Fair at Charles Carroll House on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic District.

People adept at Colonial-era skills such as spinning cloth, carving wood and making bricks will give demonstrations. Some will sell their wares, and others will give lessons to children.

The fair is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and Carroll House members and $2 for students. Children younger than age 6 will be admitted free.

Food like that served in the Colonies will be available. Information: 410-269-1737.

French classes

Parlez-vous Francais? If you don't, but would like to, check out the French classes offered this summer by Alliance Francaise D'Annapolis.

Lessons for beginners start tonight and continue for five weeks, from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis. Classes for intermediate and advanced students, also from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., begin Wednesday.

The classes cost $105 per student. Students should take with them to class a French textbook, a French/English dictionary and a tape recorder. The class fee includes a Bastille Day picnic in July.

Information: 410-643-1315.

Gumbo Jam festival

The Annapolis Jaycees will hold a Gumbo Jam music festival next month with zydeco, blues and bluegrass music.

The Jaycees need volunteers who can work four-hour shifts at the event, July 17, 18 and 19. All volunteers get free admission to one day of the three-day festival, a meal and a T-shirt.

Information: 410-268-7488.

SPCA needs donations

The Anne Arundel Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals needs a different kind of help. The Eastport nonprofit organization is seeking donations of animal food, cleaners, medical supplies, tools, garden implements and used linens.

Information: 410-268-4388.

Voter drive canceled

The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County has canceled the voter registration drive it had scheduled for June 17. The drive will be rescheduled later in the summer.

Members of the nonprofit organization are also planning the club Christmas Party. Mark your calendar -- it's Dec. 7.

Information: 410-263-5252 or 410-263-5782.

Pub Date: 6/08/98

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