Despite strike, baseball still in the cards


Because the earth has not shaken and my younger sister has not come out of her many-month funk, I am assuming that the baseball strike has not been settled.

Which makes it conceivable, if only barely, that the baseball cards now in print will be the only baseball cards ever in print.

What a boon to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Edgewater, which is holding a baseball card show Saturday.

The show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables are available for rent. The church is at 4 Wallace Manor Road, adjacent to Gingerville on Route 2 South.

For information, call Gary Wrenn at 798-4377, or Paul Borgeson at 263-7863.


Three Annapolis residents are among the 42 new graduates of the Maryland Transportation Authority's police academy in Dundalk. It was the academy's 26th recruit class.

To graduate, candidates must complete a rigorous six-month training program and meet standards in academics, physical fitness and weapons proficiency. They can be assigned to Baltimore-Washington International Airport or one of six toll facilities in the state.

The new officers are Bret A. Doushar, Thomas H. Goloski and David M. Greene.


Announcements of things coming up are more fun than announcements of things postponed, but both are important for planning.

Those planning to attend the Auxiliary Volunteer Fair at the Anne Arundel Medical Center Community Health Education Center March 26 need to cross that date off and look ahead to a soon-to-be announced date in April.

For more information on the fair, contact Carol Dreyfuss at



Approximately 50 of the 150 taverns in Annapolis during the early- to mid-1700s were run by women.

Archivist Jessica Kaplan will speak of "Female Tavernkeepers of 18th-Century Annapolis" at St. John's College at 8 p.m. March 21.

The evening is co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation and the Friends of St. John's College.

A 7 p.m. candlelight dinner in Randall Hall precedes the lecture in Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Reservations are required for the dinner, at $13.50 per person. The lecture is free, and open to the public.

For dinner reservations, call 263-2371, Ext. 236.


London Town Publik House and Gardens comes out of winter hibernation with the announcement of two special programs in March: a free tour of the property Sunday, and a slide lecture, "Color Echoes: Harmonizing Color in the Garden," March 28.

The tour marks the opening of London Town's 1995 season, and includes guided tours, archaeology exhibits, music and light refreshments. Visitors will examine a research project on the history of the elegant Georgian house (circa 1720) and explore the gardens in search of the first sights, sounds and smells of spring. Visitors are welcome from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2 p.m. slide lecture is by nationally acclaimed horticulturist and photographer Pamela J. Harper, who describes her color echo theory as "the repetition of color as a means of creating unity, serenity, interest and charm in a garden."

Whether the space can encompass a croquet court or is confined to the corner of a deck, color repetition helps each plant do its best, with a result that's best for the viewer, she contends.

Harper's articles and photographs have been published in leading national periodicals, including Horticulture, Organic Gardening and Flower & Garden. Her most recent book is "Color Echoes." Her books will be on sale at the lecture, and

she will be available to sign copies.

Harper's lecture will be at the Calvary United Methodist Church meeting room, 301 Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis. Reservations, at $10, are suggested and can be arranged by calling 222-1919; the price includes refreshments.

Both events are sponsored by the London Town Foundation.


Think late May. Think high school prom. Make it 1935 . . . or 1947 . . . or even my own personal favorite, 1958.

Then call everybody you know of that generation, or anyone who enjoys the music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. And then call Tom Coleman of South County Cultural Arts, at 867-0888, for tickets for the first Chesapeake area "Senior Prom" May 20.

Time is of the essence, because Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall in Edgewater can only accommodate 300 participants, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This party is going to be a kick. Men must be in suit and tie, and ladies are encouraged to wear long dresses. Indulgence in the trappings and traditions of the period are encouraged. (Luckily, I no longer have my prom dress, so I don't have to challenge myself to get into it!)

Although targeted at people who experienced the music of the big band era firsthand, any aficionado of the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and their style should be there. Singles without partners are particularly welcome.

Music will be by Reunion, a 17-piece group composed of former members of the U.S. Navy Commodores and the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note. Their great sound is well-known in the region.

The $20-per-person price covers reserved seats, setups, snacks and free parking. Wine and beer by the glass will be available.

Information on the evening is available from George Stringer, 301-261-5613, Yvonne Matthews, 867-1727, or Tom Hurney, 224-8825.


It's coming, folks, in spite of itself. Let me know how your group is going to capitalize on spring and summer: Call me at 626-0273, with details on Annapolis and South County events.

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