IF YOU THROW a lot of children's birthday parties, would like to entertain more, or just need to get into a good mood, attend the Party Providers Trade Show from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at the YWCA building on Ritchie Highway in Arnold.
Displays will include the latest in kids' parties, catered foods, florists creations, magic and music. For information, call Lisa Wiseman at 410-626-7800.
Can't find Mother's Day gift?
To put mom into a good mood, pick up something for her for Mother's Day at the annual spring craft and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1 at St. Martin's-in- the-Field Episcopal Church.
Sponsored by women of the church, the sale features handcrafted gifts, hanging baskets and bedding plants. For information, call 410-647-6248.
Magothy River journey
A nice gift for Central County moms is a copy of local author Marianne Taylor's "My River Speaks," the history and lore of the Magothy River.
The book is illustrated by artist Joan Machinchick of Cape St. Claire, two of whose silk screens grace the walls of my dining room.
The signing will take place during the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce's open house set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at the chamber headquarters on Holly Avenue in Severna Park. For information, call 410-647-3900.
Dolls are for grown-ups, too
Dolls may be a special part of childhood, but they're not just for children. The history of dolls and doll-making can be a fascinating adult hobby.
The Maryland Doll Club, a local chapter of the International Doll Makers Association, meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from September through May at the Severna Park branch library.
Club President Marilia Hall says there is a different program at each meeting. "We have workshops, demonstrations and slide or video presentations. Our club has something for anyone interested in doll-making.
"We welcome accomplished artisans and those who are just getting started," she says. "All the members of our club are doll-makers who love to share their knowledge and experience with one another."
The next meeting is May 13. For information, call 410-437-2360.
`Pippin' coming to Severn
Mom might also enjoy tickets to Severn School's production of "Pippin," a fantasy musical set in medieval times.
Curtain time is 7: 30 p.m. May 6 and May 7.
Directed by Sharie Valerio, with music direction by J. Ernest Green and choreography by Catherine Carper, the show will be the first in the school's new Miriam D. and Warren L. Price Auditorium. Barry Christy designed sets for the 1970s musical.
"Pippin" features Severn seniors Danielle Alarcon, Robyn Birch, Jessica Fegan, Ron Giddings, Kent Phillips, Elizabeth Reed and Suzie Schmidt.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. For reservations, call Louise Feen at 410-647-7701, Ext. 221.
Pub Date: 4/22/99