Arrival of spring brings theatrical events and others


I don't need a calendar in my office to tell me when Central County's two busiest months -- September and May -- are near.

They always produce the tallest stack of correspondence -- 6 inches high and growing. That tells me springtime's house lights are dim, and the curtain is beginning to rise.


Chesapeake Academy presents an all-adult version of "100 Years of Broadway" tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

While you watch the show, purchase a dessert and cappuccino, or choose from a selection of wines and cordials. Tickets are $10.

Information: 647-9612.


Heaven knows "Anything Goes" when students from Archbishop Spalding High School meet the music of Cole Porter.

Spalding is famous for its theatrical productions, and this one will not disappoint you. Presentations are at 7:30 p.m. April 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. April 9.

Included in the cast are: Katie Beck, Tamar Braxton, Ginny Dauses, Mike Flanagan, Donn Henderson, Susan Hoffman, Sandy Sandifer, Malia Swieconek, Monique Vieras, Sten Witzel and Lauren Ziemski.

Tickets -- $6 for adults and $5 for students -- are on sale now and at the door.

Information: 969-9105.


Steve Ruck from the Bike Doctor will prescribe remedies for your ailing bicycle at 9 a.m. April 8 in front of the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station.

The clinic is sponsored by the county Department of Recreation and Parks.

Information: 222- 6244.

* You'll also want to register your bike with the county police. You can do that at 1 p.m., April 22 at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, when members of the county Police Bike Patrol Unit explain bike safety and rules of the road.

They'll give your bike a quick inspection, too.


The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams for its annual Relay for Life scheduled May 19 and 20 at Severna Park High School.

The 24-hour relay pays tribute to cancer victims and survivors, and will raise money for research.

Teams of eight or more can represent businesses, organizations, clubs, neighborhoods, churches or families. Participants will take turns walking or running around the track. The goal of each participant is to raise $100 in pledges.

Registration deadline is May 2, and teams that turn in pledges of $1,000 by that date will have Relay for Life T-shirts imprinted with their team name.

Information: 721-4304.

* The Cancer Society's Discovery Shop on Ritchie Highway continues its spring sale.

All clothing is 20 percent off through Saturday.

Information: 544-0568.


A blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 next to the Cosmetic Center in Park Plaza.

The drive is sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross.

Call (800) 272-2048.


Kindergarten registration for next fall at Jones Elementary School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10-13.

Information: 222-6565.


The International Educational Forum asks you to consider opening your home to a Russian student this summer from June 24 to July 15. Host families will provide a bed, food and transportation to and from school.

The students, who speak English fluently, will stay in Annapolis, Broadneck and Severna Park while studying American history and visiting points of interest.

Host families are invited along.

If you are interested, call Ellen O'Neill at 974-0408.

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