Volunteers needed for 'hanging of the greens' Nov. 21


November 02, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

NO SOONER WILL Halloween jack-o'- lanterns come down than Christmas decorations will go up.

The Annapolis Jaycees and the Annapolis Business Association will team up for the annual "hanging of the greens" in Annapolis on Nov. 21. This year marks the event's 25th anniversary.

The groups are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which begins at 7: 30 a.m. Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch and a jump-start on the holiday season.

Information: 410-224-1770.

Health fair

The Owensville Primary Care Center is having a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fair-goers can have their cholesterol and blood pressure checked, their hearing tested, their bones screened for osteoporosis and receive flu and tetanus shots. Parents can also have their children fingerprinted.

The health fair is part of the center's efforts to raise money for renovations. As part of that effort, the center will sell 2,000 raffle tickets for $10 each. The raffle winner will get $10,000 and the center will keep the other $10,000.

Information: 410-867-8114.

10K race registration

Registration is on for the Annapolis Striders Old Turkey 10-kilometer race.

The race is a 6.2-mile run through South County on Nov. 29. It begins at 10 a.m. at South River High School in Edgewater.

Runners will start in age groups with handicaps given to each runner based on age and gender -- the older the runner, the larger the handicap.

Entries will be accepted by mail until Nov. 24. Registering by mail costs $3 for members of the Annapolis Striders and $4 for nonmembers.

Runners also can register on the day of the race beginning at 8: 30 a.m. The cost for same-day registration is $4 for Striders members and $5 for nonmembers.

Water stops and refreshments will be provided.

Information: 410-268-1165.

Meet Mother Goose

Children can meet Mother Goose at the South County branch of the Anne Arundel County library Nov. 18. The legendary purveyor of prose will drop by at 10: 30 a.m. to participate in story time. There is no charge.

Information: 410-867-4164.

Diabetes seminar

November is American Diabetes Month, and the Anne Arundel Medical Center is marking it with a free seminar Thursday, "Controlling Diabetes for Life."

The medical center is calling the event a "diabetes town hall." It is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Donner Community Health Pavilion in Annapolis.

Dr. Michelle Smadja-Gordon, an endocrinologist, psychologist Kit Breen, dietitian Maureen Shackelford and exercise physiologist Keith Meyerl will speak and answer audience questions.

Information: 410-573-5490.

Orchestra directors reunite

Leon Fleisher and Peter Bay, former directors of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will get together in Austin, Texas, next month for a musical reunion.

Bay, music director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, will conduct as Fleisher plays Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Dec. 4 and 5.

Pub Date: 11/02/98

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