The Arundel Senior High auditorium was filled with pop, rap and classical music Friday night for the third annual Odenton Kiwanis Club Talent Show.
Parents and friends watched contestants from area schools compete for trophies in six categories.
In the vocal solo category, first place went to Karen Zucco. Two contestants tied for second, Stacy Otis and Carla Buch. In the vocal group category, first place went to Sophique, second place to Ebony Smooth and third to Shabazz.
In the 12-and-under dance category, first place was awarded to Meredith Clore, second to Kristin McHenry and third to the duet of Samantha Hensley and Mara Finglass.
The 13-and-older dance prize went to Julie Finglass, with second place going to the Disciples of Soul and third to the duet of Kelly Hall and Beth Crassweller.
For instrumental solos, first place went to Patricia Weimer, second to Laurie Hudicek and third to Jennifer McCormick. Dick Gordon's "Other Trio" took first in the band category.
The award winning Arundel Jazz Band, led by music director Phil Butts, entertained the audience throughout the evening.
The master of ceremonies was Al Buinickas, with Karen Denise Brown and Christy Buinickas serving as stage hostesses.
Said club treasurer Edward Sievers, "The club does not expect to make a lot of money, if any, on this event because we don't hold this event to be one of our fund raisers, we hold this event for the children. The children are the main reason the Odenton Kiwanis club is in existence."
Levi Royster, originator and program chairman of the Talent Show, said he hopes everyone starts practicing now and marks their calendars for next year's show, slated for Nov. 15. "This event has grown considerably from the first year and will continue to grow year after year," he added.
* The Meade Senior High Drama Club's first production for the year will be Maxwell Anderson's historic masterpiece, "Anne of the Thousand Days."
Directed by drama coach George Pellham, the cast includes Nicole Burke as Anne Boleyn, Steven Lebischak as Henry VIII, Antonio Paternitu as Cardinal Wolsey and James Griffith as the Duke of Norfolk.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6 and 7 in the school auditorium. Admission for the event is $5. For more information, call the school at 674-7710.
* The Odenton Elementary School Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Arundel Junior High School.
The topic for discussion will be "Multi-Age Grouping." Interested parents are invited. For more information, call the school at 674-7093.
* An open house celebration for the first anniversary of the Odenton Heritage Society is set for noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Odenton Library.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the organization is invited to come join the celebration. In keeping with one of its preservation aims, the society will share information about past masters and postal carriers gathered by the Research Committee.
Any persons having information, pictures or clippings about Odenton's post offices are more than welcome to bring or send them to the meeting.
Copies will be made on the spot, so originals may be returned immediately.
The society is also calling on all clipping savers and researchers: Please contact Roger White at 674-7515, evenings and weekends, if you have any information on the following: "Boomtown" (Route 175), Oden Bowie, Brown's Hotel, Citizen's State Bank, The "Little Store," Railway Express, Donaldson Family, Camp Meade, National Plastics, Odenton (maps, general history), Pennsylvania Railroad, Portland, Sappington, Odenton schools, Odenton stores, Watts (Peter) House, WB&A Railroad, Woodwardville, Odenton Churches, Watts family and any other old family histories.
The society has some materials on each of these topics, but would like to expand its files.
For 1991, evening meetings will be every other month, beginning with January. All meetings are open and membership is not required to attend.
Inquires about the organization can be directed to the Odenton Heritage Society, P.O. Box 282, Odenton, 21113, or contact Sally Shoemaker at 674-3171.
* Want to go Christmas shopping without your children but can't find a baby sitter?
The Methodist Youth Fellowship at the Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton is offering free baby-sitting services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, at the church hall.
Bring $1 for your child's lunch or send a packed lunch. The MYF will provide games and crafts for the children. Pre-registration is required and donations will be accepted.
For more information, contact Jorja Davis at 551 -2032.
* A Holiday Craft and Doll House Miniature Show is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Arundel Junior High School.
Homemade crafts and doll-house miniatures await you at the second annual show. Listen to the sounds of Christmas as you browse through the many crafts and miniatures. Lunch will be available.
Tables can be rented for $5 each. For more information, call 673-3539.