The weather may be cold, but there is plenty to do in Central County to keep spirits warm.
The Fabulous Fable Factory will be presented tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Belvedere Elementary School. Come early for refreshments at 6:45 p.m.
The retelling of the classic Aesop Fables by the Children's Theatre of Annapolis will help finance the school's fifth-grade trip to Williamsburg, Va.
Starring local teens, the one-hour show is directed by Robert Rude, who happens to be a fifth-grade teacher at Belvedere.
After the performance, copies of a fable will be handed out. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Information: 315- 8912.
Take your family to Severna Park's Discovery Shop for clothing bargains. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, you can take 30 percent off the already low prices of all sweaters and lingerie.
Register to win a beauty-care basket, too.
Wednesday and Thursday brings another Discovery Shop Bag Sale: one bag of merchandise (no jewelry, please) for just $5.
Fight cancer when you shop and when you donate your own gently used clothing, accessories and jewelry. Proceeds from all sales support the American Cancer Society's research, patient services and public education.
DTC Information: 544-0568.
Perfect antidote for the shivers: Kick up your heels and exercise your vocal cords in the 11th semi-annual Red Stocking Follies.
The Severn Town Club will introduce you to its directors at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the gym at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.
After the reception, popular Baltimore and Annapolis entertainers Doug and Sherry Kay Yetter, this year's directors, will conduct auditions.
Follies participants, of mixed pedigree, praise the show for being fun for experienced and aspiring singers and dancers, alike.
The Severn Town Club, which celebrates its 57th year this April, is known for its philanthropies.
The success of December's Holly Ball enabled the club to make donations of $10,000 each to Hospice of the Chesapeake and the Rebecca M. Clatanoff Pavilion at the Anne Arundel Medical ** Center.
The Follies will be presented May 6, 7 and 8.
For details, contact co-chairwomen Peg Colt, 798-1445, or Doris Dunker, 647-0590. Or call talent chairwoman Laurie Davis, 544-1062.
Let music turn up the heat. On Feb. 18, Anne Arundel Community College will move to the beat of what some consider the premier jazz big band performing today: Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band.
The three-time Grammy nominee and Downbeat magazine award-winner will appear at 8 p.m. at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.
Ferguson appeared with Jimmy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and performed with symphony conductor Leonard Bernstein.
In 1978, he recorded the popular theme song from the movie, "Rocky."
Tickets -- $15 for the general public and $10 for community college students, faculty and staff -- are on sale at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays.
On Feb. 19, top your thermal underwear with a powdered wig and enter the Washington's Birthday 5K race starting at 10 a.m. at the Bay Hill Community Center in Arnold.
The records to beat were set in the open division by Dave Wall and Win Rincon, and the masters records are owned by Anthony Grier and Judith Bugyi.
The out and back course covers 3.1-miles of rolling hills on residential streets. There will be all kinds of awards, plus refreshments.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Information: 268-1165.
And finally, congratulations to Don and Harriette Stegman of Arnold who have kept the home fires burning for 50 golden years.