Golf tourney to benefit vision research

September 20, 2001

The Baltimore-based Lions Vision Research Foundation will hold its second annual "Swing for Sight" golf tournament Oct. 1 at the Chartwell Gold and Country Club on Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Registration will take place at 9:30 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

The event will feature prizes including a "hole in one" award, "closest to pin," and "longest drive," and a catered lunch. There will be an open bar from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. An awards ceremony will close the event.

Participants must wear shirts with collars. Shorts are permissible if they are golf shorts. Cutoffs, blue jeans, swimsuits and tank tops are not allowed.

Cost is $150. For information and registration, call 410-267-7256 or send a check payable to LVRF Golf to Robert C. Paxson, 129 Farragut Road, Annapolis 21401. All proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Severn Lions to sell citrus fruit in fund-raiser

The Severn River Lions Club, a nonprofit organization serving the Severna Park community, has scheduled a fruit sale fund-raiser for November through April at the Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road.

Buyers can choose from fruits such as ruby red grapefruit, navel oranges, Christmas tangerines, temple oranges, Valencia oranges and Marco tangerines. Specific dates for order pickup and order deadlines can be obtained by visiting www.toad.net/srlions/fruit. htm.

Proceeds will benefit organizations including the Hospice of the Chesapeake, Meals on Wheels and the Community Center. Money will also go toward scholarships for students at Anne Arundel Community College, and Severna Park and Broadneck high schools. Information: 410-647-0094 or 410-544- 3757.

Former land surveyor Hall to get environmental award

Ned Hall III, the former land surveyor for Anne Arundel County, will receive the Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award at a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville.

Hall will receive the award for his environmental efforts, which include teaching nature labs at local schools and organizing nature walks on behalf of the Severn River Association, and for his service on the board of directors for the Severn River Land Trust.

The award, which was established in 1994, was named after Jan Hollmann for her outstanding environmental accomplishments. It is given annually to a person or organization in Anne Arundel County who has made a notable achievement in environmental education.

Birth

Daughter: Hunter Anne Chadwick to Angela C. and John A. Chadwick Jr. of Millersville on Aug. 19.

Around town

Women voters: County Council President Shirley Murphy will discuss redistricting at 4:30 p.m. today at the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County's fall meeting at Fairwinds Beach. The public is invited, but reservations are required. Information: 410- 757-9071.

Mothers sale: A "Mothers of Multiples" fall/winter consignment sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Martins in the Field Church, 375 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Entrance fee is $1. No outside bags, strollers or backpacks will be permitted. Information: 410-647-3859.

AAUW: The American Association of University Women Severna Park Branch will collect books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Safeway parking lots on Ritchie Highway in Arnold and on Benfield Road in Severna Park. Information: 410-518-6203.

Square dance: The Melody Squares Square Dance Club invites families, singles, youth and seniors to participate in free "first night" square dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Severna Park Middle School cafeteria. Information: 410-923-3871 or 410-647-7993.

Aglow: The Severna Park Women's Aglow Fellowship will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Shipley's Choice Swim and Tennis Club, 947 Rustling Oak Drive, Millersville. Information: 410-544-7153.

Railroad history: Ranger Matthew George of the B&A Trail Park will present a 40-minute talk and slide show on the history of the B&A Railroad and the role of early steam and electric engines at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station. Registration is required. Information: 410-222-6244.

Ballroom dancing: Ballroom dancing and classes sponsored by the nonprofit USA Ballroom Dancing Association are held the first and third Saturdays of the month at Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Beginners' classes are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and dancing for all levels is held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cost is $6 for association members, $8 for nonmembers. Information: 410-647-0111.

Volunteer gardeners: Friends of the Anne Arundel County Trails is looking for volunteer gardeners to help maintain the landscape of the Hatton-Regester Green Park in Severna Park. Information: Elizabeth Wyble at 410-647-6621.

Barbershop singing: Chesapeake Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, meets from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays in Severna Park. Information: 410-987-2684.

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