Naval Academy to break ground for Warner soccer facility...

May 08, 2000

Naval Academy to break ground for Warner soccer facility

The Naval Academy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on Dewey Field.

An athletic complex financed by the private donations of alumni and academy friends, the facility is named for the late Glenn Warner, who coached the Navy soccer program for 30 seasons and compiled a record of 243-65-31. He led the team to a national championship in 1964.

Among the features of the facility will be a soccer "Walk of Fame," a tribute to all former Navy soccer players who achieved excellence in athletics, the military, and service to country and community.

The project is scheduled for completion in August 2001.

Big Enchilada fund-raiser scheduled for Saturday

The 21st Big Enchilada

The 21st Big Enchilada -- a fund-raiser that has benefited the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and whose board sponsors an Anne Arundel Community College scholarship -- will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Mears Marina, 519 Chester Ave. in Eastport.

In addition to music, dancing and all-you-can-eat Mexican food, the event will include the 15th Chili Contest, with samples available for tasting.

There are awards for individual and restaurant entries -- the latter having been won previously by Clipper Cantina in Eastport, McGarvey's Saloon in Annapolis and Iona's restaurant in Washington.

Tickets are $20; those who purchase tickets in advance will receive two free drink tickets. Ticket information: Alan Malnak at 410-757-7254, Kari Vickerman at 410-268-9783, or Terry Kuethe, 410-263-1998.

Transportation board event to focus on safety, traffic

The Annapolis Regional Transportation Management Association (ARTMA) will hold an event to begin National Transportation Week from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the covered parking lot at Nordstrom, Annapolis Mall.

It will include bicycle safety information and helmet checks, child safety-seat inspections, and displays by the organizations Mothers Against Drunk Driving and One Less Car.

ARTMA also is sponsoring a poster contest for middle school pupils in Annapolis, "Transportation for the 21st Century." The deadline is Thursday. Winners -- those who best illustrate a way to solve the city's traffic problems -- will be announced Saturday.

Information: 410-269-7433.

Spring plant sale to be held at William Paca Garden

Historic Annapolis Foundation will hold its annual spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the William Paca Garden visitors center at 1 Martin St.

The sale will feature a variety of perennials, flowering vines, antique roses, and native and heirloom plants. The display will include growing tips and notes on the history of the plants.

Admission to the sale is free. The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with an admission price of $4.

Information: 410-267-6656.

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