How wonderful. You've tackled that spring cleaning. Or are you, like me, a little late. What you've been doing is really holiday cleaning or, worse yet, a really belated fall cleaning. No matter. You're still going to turn up some unwanted items that will make the folks at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop very happy.
Your donations might include clothing, glassware, antiques and collectibles, accessories and jewelry. Call 544-0568.
Have you remembered to buy your tickets for Severna Park High School's annual Rock and Roll Revival? It's a sellout every year. Performances are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and March 17 and 18.
When my youngsters were in school, concerts at Severna Park Middle School were in the school gym. Now they are much grander affairs, performed with the Severna Park High School band in the high school auditorium.
This year's concert of festival music begins at 7:30 p.m. March 22. The younger musicians are directed by Sarah Jane Gollmer, the older ones by R. Thomas Powell.
The day after the festival music concert, the middle school will raise the curtain for its production of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." The Broadway classic will be performed March 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. It is directed by Kathleen Gabriele, the school's chorus director.
Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Information: 647-7900.
A spring craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 to help members of the Old Mill High School band earn money for trips and equipment. The fair also provides a chance to pick up some nifty items to decorate our clean houses. Information: (410) 760-8221.
Music instructor Stephanie Huesgen has been named Archbishop Spalding High School Teacher of the Year for 1995.
The fellow teachers, students and parents who selected Ms. Huesgen noted her ability to challenge students to go beyond the acceptable and achieve excellence.
As head of the school's music department, Ms. Huesgen has added a vocal teacher to the department and expanded the band to 96 members from 15.
Ms. Huesgen received a $250 check and is eligible for the school's Award for Teaching Excellence, which carries a $1,000 prize.
Archbishop Spalding's spring musical, "Anything Goes," is set for 7:30 p.m. April 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. April 9. More about this show later.
Spalding's two music scholarship winners for 1995, Richard Corretjar of Benjamin Tasker Middle School and Alissa Irving of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, will be joining the performance.
The scholarship alternates are Holly Adkins of Severna Park Middle School and Geoffrey Bock from Arthur Slade. The scholarships are based on grades, recommendations and auditions. Information: 969-9105.
The Wittenberg University Choir of Springfield, Ohio, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road. A donation is appreciated. Information: 647-1658.
If you've considered becoming a member of the Hospice of the Chesapeake Auxiliary, plan to attend the auxiliary's luncheon meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Former Executive Director Beverly Bassford will speak about the past, present and future of the hospice mission. Information: 255-9449.
Jerome Klasmeier has been elected to the hospice foundation's board of directors. Mr. Klasmeier, a county employee and Crownsville native, has 25 years of experience in government.
The foundation develops fund-raising activities for the hospice. Information: 987-2003.
Stop by your branch library before March 23 to see the beautiful artwork by our middle and high school students.
Congratulations to Carolyn and Dick Renoff, who celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary this month.