It's curtain time again at Northeast and Chesapeake high schools this weekend, as student thespians take to the stage in fall productions.
Take an empty, old, cliffside house facing the sea in Connecticut, add a harried, aspiring playwright and his sister, throw in a series of suspicious deaths 15 years earlier and an evil spirit or two and you will have an idea of what's in store at Northeast High School's production.
"The Uninvited, A Tale of the Supernatural," by Dorothy Macardle, adapted by Tim Kelly, will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the school, 1121 Duvall Highway.
FOR THE RECORD - In Friday's Neighbors section, an incorrect date was given for a Christmas Bazaar sponsored by the Jacobsville Elementary PTA.
The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the school, 3801 Mountain Road.
The Anne Arundel County Sun regrets the error.
Under the direction of Ron Price, cast members include Stephanie Henne, Karen Miller, David Haynie, Dan Cook, Christy Alexandrowicz, Amy Hayden, Dawn Tabor, Kim Canter, Ernest Levrone, Bethany Taylor and Stacey Niemann.
Tickets are $3 and will be available at the door. Refreshments will be sold at intermission.
The classic "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde will be presented at Chesapeake High School this evening and tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Cast members, directed by Dan Ortmeyer, include Jack Dourakos, Josh Bokee, Holly Taylor, Alyson Chorba, Monica Thompson, Thomas Strenge, Katie Degentesh, Brandon Reichert and Jerry Shandrowsky.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for students and will be sold at the door.
Refreshments with proceeds to benefit the drama department, will be available during intermission.
If you are still looking for that special gift, why not try shopping at Jacobsville Elementary's bazaar or the craft fair at Bodkin Elementary tomorrow.
Jacobsville PTA is sponsoring their Christmas Bazaar tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 3801 Mountain Road.
Unique and creative crafts will be available to purchase from over 25 different artisans.
Children can purchase gifts for the entire family at Santa's Workshop.
Gift items are priced with a budget in mind and free gift wrapping is included.
Santa will be there for visits and pictures. Pictures will cost $2 each.
Baked goods, food and drinks will also be sold.
The PTO of Bodkin Elementary presents their 13th annual Craft Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 8320 Ventnor Road, just off Mountain Road.
Items created by more than 60 crafters will fill the large multipurpose room and two additional rooms providing shoppers with a wide selection of crafts.
Children can bring their gift lists and shop for family presents in Santa's Workshop.
Bring along your camera and take a snapshot of your little one visiting with Santa.
Reasonably priced food and drinks will be on the menu with a crab cake luncheon platter: the specialty of the day.
The next program in the Parent Evening Speaker Series on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake High School could be called "Everything You Wanted To Know About Higher Education, But Were Afraid To Ask."
To help in reducing students' and parents' anxiety in deciding exactly what to do, counselor Edie Picken will present "I Want to go to College, Trade or Technical School. What do I need to do?"
Ms. Picken will be providing insights and answering questions concerning the overwhelming process of looking into and applying to trade, technical schools and college. Parents and students are encouraged to attend together since all are involved in the process.
Adults interested in going back to school and parents of elementary or middle school students are invited to attend.
Need more details, call Ms. Picken at 255-9600.
Bypass those golden arches on Sunday morning if you are looking for breakfast out and stop by St. Jane Frances Hall for the Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the School of Religious Education.
Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will cost $3 for adults, $2 for children.
No December event would be complete without a visit from St. Nick. He will be on hand for visits with the youngsters.
Santa's Workshop, personalized Christmas ornaments, and games of chance will be featured.
Chances on a $50 dinner certificate to Hidden Cove or a talking Crickett doll or Corky doll will be on sale during the event.
Have a chef on your list? Or maybe you are a cookbook collector?
Hot off the press is a new cookbook from the Home School Association at St. Jane Frances School that maybe of interest.
The spiral-bound book with art work provided by SJF students is packed with over 250 recipes contributed by school and parish families.
The book features the full spectrum of foods from appetizers to desserts, plus holiday recipes, low calorie, microwave and ethnic favorites.
The cost of the book is $10 or three for $24.95.
Books maybe ordered by calling 360-9414 or 255-4750.
Mark Dec. 7 on you calendar and come celebrate the season at Lake Shore School's Sundaes with Santa program from 6 to 9 p.m.
Children can have an ice cream sundae with Santa and make ornaments for the school's Christmas tree. Youngsters can shop for gifts for family and friends at Santa's Secret Shop.
Pictures taken with Santa will be available for a small fee.
A special added attraction to the evening will be the super sounds of Ed Cashen, DJ from Name Your Tunes.
Admission is $1 per person and includes refreshments.
There's nothing quite like yuletide music to rekindle memories of Christmas past and those attending the upcoming Christmas concert at Pasadena United Methodist Church will be in for a treat.
The Newe Renaissance Voyces will be in concert on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the church, 61 Ritchie Highway.
The group of seven singers and instrumentalists specialize in music of the 15th and 16th centuries, secular and sacred, including madrigals, rounds, folk songs, street cries, anthems, colonial tunes, Bach, Mozart and 20th century numbers.
The cost of tickets is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
For ticket information, call the church office, 647-3090.