Bicycles and Prom Night

What do bicycles and prom have to do with one another? Well both Bicycle to Work Day and the Annapolis High School Prom take place this Friday on May 2lst. I’m going to talk about prom first because it’s been on my mind for the past several weeks, if not longer. Senior proms have been taking place around the county for the past month. Now it is Annapolis Senior High School’s turn where my daughter Alex is a senior. Both her older brothers took dates, but I don’t remember having to do much except pick up a corsage. With young ladies there is that all important selection of the dress, and the dress fitting, the hair, the nails. While her focus is on looking beautiful and having a spectacular time, mine is on the kids staying safe. So this is where I put in a pitch for emphasizing the importance of educating teenagers on only driving sober ie never drink or take drugs and then attempt to operate a motor vehicle. Watch the video on this blog.
Now of course if you are serious about conserving our natural resources you are a walker and a bike rider. While it may not be practical to ride a bicyle to prom, you can participate in Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day on Friday. If you live in Annapolis, folks are meeting down at City Dock at 7:00 a.m. where you can register, pick up a free T sheet and possibly win a prize. They’ll be food, enertainment, bicycle safety checks and from 7:45-8:00 a program presentation and from
8:00-8:15 prize drawings will take place.
For more information: call
Heather McColl,, 410-897-9340 or 410-897-9340
Enjoy your Friday, whatever your plans.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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