Volunteers needed for park festival

NEIGHBORS

September 16, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SEPTEMBER'S beautiful weather (minus a hurricane or two) should motivate volunteers to turn out for the first Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 17 at the 1,100-acre Kinder Farm Park.

Park Superintendent Bill Offutt says he and his staff will make final plans this winter for the working farm exhibit at the park.

To help with the festival, call 410-222-6115.

Promoting harmony

Sweet Adelines International, with 30,000 chapters worldwide consisting of women who sing barbershop-style, four-part harmony, has two chapters in Central County, the 33-year-old Arundelair Chorus and the year-old Chesapeake Harmony.

Joe Biddle of Fells Point directs the Arundelair Chorus, which meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night at the Naval Station Annapolis Theatre.

The chorus has invited interested women to enjoy music and refreshments Tuesday while learning about membership. All new members get six weeks of free group vocal lessons.

Assistant Director Sally Hampton of Arnold can answer questions at 410-757-0403.

Jinny Guy of Silver Spring directs Chesapeake Harmony, which meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Severna Park Middle School. The assistant director is Amy Kinder of Annapolis.

"To sing with us, you don't have to have a solo voice," said member Nancy Harring. "Blending is what we do."

Members of Chesapeake Harmony take turns on Wednesday nights receiving 15-minute private vocal coaching by their director.

Both organizations offer more than singing. Sweet Adelines promotes musical seminars and vocal training.

"The camaraderie is really something I've never experienced," said Harring. "We go to the Arundelair's dress rehearsals for their competitions. We all root for each other."

Chesapeake Harmony will perform during the Celebrate Severna Park festivities in the Holy Grounds Youth Center at 3 p.m. Oct. 10.

For Chesapeake Harmony information, call President Susan Galli at 410-987-2684.

Relief worker to speak

Carol Capps, a volunteer for Lutheran World Relief, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the fellowship hall of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road. She'll present a video program on the LWR Andes Mountains program.

LWR provides aid in more than 44 countries, making possible safe water, food and improved health, skills and livelihoods. It helps in disasters caused by man and by nature.

The LWR headquarters after Monday will be at 700 Light St. in Baltimore. Information: 410-647-1658.

Pub Date: 9/16/99

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