There are surely hundreds, even thousands, of people who live in Annapolis, yet seldom have occasion to drive downtown.
For those who may want to park and do some errands on their semiannual cruise through town, a warning: Last Thursday, parking meters went from $1 for two hours to $1 for one hour. The meters take only quarters, and the fine for an expired meter rose from $10 to $20.
Should your visit include plans for dinner, note that the meters must now be fed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (instead of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) seven days a week, and the limit at a given parking meter is still two hours. Enjoy your visit.
Congratulations and thanks to the Nationwide Insurance Foundation and the regional Nationwide Insurance office for their grant to the Annapolis Chorale that enables the group to launch its Annapolis Pops series and its 1994-1995 season with a gala fTC concert and evening, "Nationwide Night at the Pops."
The insurance company has contributed $10,740 to underwrite total costs for the opening concert of the new three-part series, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
The Annapolis Pops Series was inevitable, given the popularity of the chorale's traditional February Pops concert. It joins the traditional "Classics" program, both under the direction of J. Ernest Green.
Suzanne Ishee, a soprano who played Carlotta in the New York and Toronto productions of "Phantom of the Opera," will perform as soloist Saturday with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, which is donating its time to help launch the new series. Tickets are $15 for a single concert, and the three-concert series costs $40.
OC For information, call the Annapolis Chorale office at 263-1906.
A fabulous party-giver and role model from my early adulthood often said, "I love to cook, but I hate 'getting meals.' "
I understood the distinction and shared the sentiment. Imagine how it might have been phrased 200 years ago by the mistress of the Hammond-Harwood House, who did not have a flame at the turn of a knob, hot and cold running water or dependable long-term cold storage.
Experienced and novice cooks will have a chance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to see historic foods specialist Sue Latini demonstrate 18th century cooking techniques and recipes in the Hammond-Harwood House kitchen, the only surviving colonial kitchen in Annapolis. Ms. Latini often can be seen in the kitchen of the 1840 House Museum in Baltimore.
Admission to the cooking demonstration is free and open to the public. Tours of the Hammond-Harwood House museum are
separate, and a fee is charged. Call 269-1714.
If you'd prefer simply to eat rather than watch food being prepared in an 18th century setting, make a reservation today for the afternoon tea Sept. 29 and Oct. 20 at the London Town Publik House and Garden in Edgewater.
The $8.50 price includes herbal and traditional teas; an assortment of scones, shortcakes, and other English treats; and a guided tour of the national historic landmark London Towne Publik House.
9- Reservations are required. Call 222-1919.
What might have happened if Abraham Lincoln had not been re-elected in 1864? If George McClellan had won early battles, would the Civil War have ended when it did or as it did?
St. John's College tutor Edward Smith addresses "Lincoln's Re-election Reconsidered: The Crucible of 1864," at 8:15 p.m. Friday. The lecture, free and open to the public, is in Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
Mr. Smith has been director of the American Studies program at American University in Washington, and is a Civil War and Afro-American Heritage lecturer and study tour leader for the Smithsonian Institution, the Historical Society of Washington and the District of Columbia Council of the Humanities.
He has served as a consultant to the Library of Congress, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
A reception featuring the winning artists for the 1995 South Anne Arundel County calendar will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side. There is no admission fee.
The artists, Steve Byington, Richard Twomey, Laura Dixon, Pam Tittle, George Dobbs, Derek Vorhees and Brian McKenna, will be on hand to autograph their drawings in the calendar, which will be sold for $7.50.
Calendars also are available by mail, for an additional $1.50.
Call Calendar Project Chairman Newell Cannon at 867-4763, or the museum at 867-4486.
Enjoy these lovely cusp days. Call me with what you're doing, at 626-0273.