As ospreys fly south, writer ends tenure with news of local events


When I started writing this column, I mentioned that I was looking forward to the return of the ospreys. And now that they're on their way back south, it's a good time to stop writing. I'm passing on this space to another correspondent who I hope will have as much fun as I've had, babbling about birds and books and boats, history and the wonderful people doing wonderful things around Annapolis and South County.

Here are some events I think you'll enjoy:

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis will present the lecture, "Revolutionary Measures in Wartime," from 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Mark Tacyn of the University of Maryland will lead a panel discussion with Revolutionary War re-enactors Dan and Debbie Diddlemeyer and Tom O'Connor. Admission is $5 but free to members of any historical organization in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The Charles Carroll House is behind St. Mary's Church on Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. Information: 410-269-1737.

On Saturday, the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Cultural Heritage Alliance and Celebrate 350 present an interactive workshop for architects, museum representatives and teachers called, "MARS: Making Architecture Real for Students."

The workshop will help design a community-wide educational program for promoting the study of buildings as a way of understanding and celebrating our cultural heritage. Mark Gribbons, an architect from Seattle, will lead the workshop. It takes place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, in Room 117 from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $15, or $25 per historic organization or school group. Information: Charles Carroll House, 410-269-1737.

The Annapolis Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a fund-raiser at St. John's College from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Event chairman John Chew says, "Kids of all ages will enjoy 'Scales and Tails,' the 'Touch Tank,' and the retriever demonstration and decoy carving." Admission is $70; $115 for couples; $10 for youths age 17 and younger, including a classic bull and oyster roast, beer, wine and soda, Ducks Unlimited membership, live and silent auctions and other activities. Proceeds will support the conservation of wetlands. Information: 410-721-0691, or

The London Town Foundation and the Maryland Humanities Council will sponsor a lecture by visiting Dutch scholar Jaap Jacobs at 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 28. He will share some of his unpublished research concerning the Dutch presence in the Chesapeake in the 17th century. Anne Arundel County archaeologists Al Luckenbach and Jim Gibb will discuss Dutch artifacts recovered from colonial sites in the area.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The forum will be held in the visitor center pavilion at London Town Park in Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1919.

Judith Martin, better known as "Miss Manners," will offer commentary on modern etiquette, as she does in her popular syndicated newspaper column, at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College Oct. 8. She'll be the guest of honor at the gallery's 10th anniversary celebration, which begins at 6: 42 p.m. in the lobby of Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and there will be a silent auction of fine wine and wine-related items. Admission is $50, and reservations are required. Information: 410- 626-2530.

Owensville Primary Care will hold bingo at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Deale Elks Lodge, Drum Point Road, across from the Deale fire station. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization's health care services for all residents of South County, regardless of their ability to pay.

"Their motto is, 'No neighbor shall ever go without needed health care,' " says organizer Mavis Daly. Cash prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded, including a grand prize of $500. Information: 410-867-4700.

Pub Date: 9/20/99

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