CONGRATULATIONS to Mavis and George Daly of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, recently honored with the Marjorie Murray Bridgman Award by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation Inc.
The Dalys were recognized for their work at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side. They accepted the award Dec. 3 on behalf of the society's board of directors.
Pick an angel
The Salvation Army again is working through its Angel Tree Program to provide Christmas gifts for children who might not otherwise get them.
Angel Trees are at Nordstrom and near the Food Court at Annapolis Mall, and at the NationsBank branch in the parking lot. Trees also are at all 12 branches of Annapolis Bank & Trust, the four branches of Annapolis National Bank, the Bank of Maryland at 2661 Riva Road; Buddy's Crabs & Ribs on Main Street, Kmart in Edgewater, Katie's Consignments on Defense Highway in Crofton, and the Maryland Pennysaver on Charwood Road in Hanover.
Each angel decorating the trees represents a child and gives his or her name, age, sex and size.
To participate, choose an angel, register your choice where you pick up the angel and deliver the unwrapped gifts to the business within the next couple of days. Volunteers will wrap the gifts and see that the children receive them.
As I was looking ahead to 1997, two announcements tickled my fancy.
First, for your leisure time, the Anne Arundel Department of Recreation and Parks has 1997 vehicle entry permits available, valid at both Quiet Waters and Downs parks. The permits are $20, and are valid immediately and through next year. They make great gifts.
Buy yourself one first; seeing it on your front bumper every time you approach your car will remind you to take advantage of these two wonderful county resources.
The second 1997 opportunity to plan for is a one-credit course in financial analysis and planning being offered in an accelerated format in January by the University of Maryland University College in Annapolis. Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Annapolis Center, 190 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Suite 120, Jan. 7, 9, 14, 16 and 21. Registration will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday and Jan. 2-7.
If by this point in the holiday season you've had it up to here with Frosty and Rudolph and the Chipmunks and Bing, treat yourself to a delightful change of pace at 7: 30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Eastport, where Connemara will perform a mix of Irish, Scottish, English and American melodies.
The cost of the Christmas concert for adults is $10; children under 14 are admitted free. St. Luke's is at 1101 Bay Ridge Ave.
For further information, call the church at 268-5419 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and noon, or call Mary Beth Dent at 267-9394.
Pub Date: 12/16/96