Youth Concert Opens Tomorrow

Local Composers' Music Featured In Chesapeake Dance Production

May 16, 1991|By Joni Guhne

Chesapeake Dance Theatre, under the direction of Anne Brown, presents its annual children's creative dance concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Pascal Theatre at the Anne Arundel Community College.

Four local composers, including David and Ginger Hildebrand and John E. Starr Jr. of Annapolis will present their music. Carol Nethan, a New Age composer, wrote a piece about Maryland birds that willbe choreographed by the children, who will wear beach outfits. Pat McFarland will do a camping scene with the dance company and play his guitar. The audience will be invited to sing along in the sketch.

A historic Annapolis piece highlighted during the show will be presented at July's tri-annual Dance and the Child International conference for dance teachers and educators of dance in Salt Lake City. Thedance troupe will send 18 dancers.

Tickets for the show, "Maryland, You Are Beautiful," are $5 for adults and $2 for children at the door.

For further information, call 647-5954.


Here is a sadreminder that everyone did not return safely from Desert Storm.

Friends and family of Sgt. Ronald Randazzo, one of seven Maryland soldiers killed in the Persian Gulf war, are sponsoring a benefit dance for a scholarship in his name at Anne Arundel Community College.

The dance, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Co-chairmen of the event are Representative Tom McMillen and Maryland Sens. Philip C. Jimeno and Michael J. Wagner.

Already, more than 175 Maryland residents and businesses have contributed more than $110,000 in memory of Randazzo, who planned to enter AACC's law-enforcement program with the goal of becoming an FBI agent.

Before the 24-year-old tank soldier in the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division could leave the service and register for classes, the situationin the gulf deteriorated and his tour of duty was extended. He died Feb. 20 in a skirmish with Iraqi forces near the Saudi border.

Paul and Leona Randazzo, the young soldier's parents, will add the danceproceeds to the Ronald M. Randazzo Endowed Memorial Scholarship Program at the college.

Because the scholarship is endowed, it qualifies for the state of Maryland's Private Donation Incentive Program. Every dollar Marylanders donate will be matched by the state.

For information about the scholarship or to make a donation, call Barry Weinberg, AACC director for financial aid and veteran affairs, at 541-2203.

For information about the dance, call 760-6446 or 766-8959.


As time draws near for the final dismissal bell to ring, thereis still a lot of school-related business.

It takes a lot of volunteers assisting teachers and staff to make the day go smoothly at our local schools. These supportive men and women were honored recentlyat a Volunteer Recognition Tea at Old Mill Middle and Senior High schools.

Congratulations to these hard-working folks.


Music pupils from Jones and Belvedere elementary schools will present a band concert at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday in the auditorium at Severna Park High School.

The audience can hear a performance by the award-winning Severna Park High School Band as well as the Belvedere Elementary School Flag Corps.


One of the 1990-1991 school year goals of the Severna Park Cluster Group, principals from Severna Park schools, was to have a series of parenting workshops. Unfortunately, Boardof Education funding did not materialize and the workshops were never conducted.

The group hopes to conduct the workshops during the coming school year, but comments and suggestions are needed from parents in order to design workshops that will be the most beneficial.

The meetings would begin with a speaker providing a brief overview ofa topic followed by lots of discussion time. Parents are asked to suggest dates, times and topics.

These subjects are under consideration: television and alternatives; alcohol and drugs in our community;stress and the family; self-esteem; attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity; strategies for working parents; and talking about sex with your children.

Parents should turn in their suggestions to their child's school office by Monday.


If you'd like to hear your child say, "Wow, I really love school," because he or she is doing so well, then you should consider the 1991 elementary school Summer Academy program.

Sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, this popular enrichment program will be conducted at several locations beginning Monday, July 8, and ending Thursday, Aug. 1.

Designed to help children feel good about themselves, the Summer Academy provides opportunities for elementary-school-age pupils to maintain language arts and math skills in a positive, supportive environment. Children may enroll in one or both subjects.

For information, call 224-5385.


Nine years ago, not fully appreciating the consequences, my family and I joined the U.S. Naval Academy sponsor program.

Sponsors offer their homes as a weekend retreat for the young midshipmen to escape briefly the rigors of academy life.

What we gained from theexperience was several-fold: the company of an intelligent young person, a glimpse inside one of the nation's most prestigious colleges and a friend for life.

You and your family can share in this experience. The Class of 1995 will be approximately 1,100 strong. Each spring, the academy accepts the names of families who live within 22 miles of the school and matches them with the plebes.

To join the sponsor program, contact Lt. Tom Calabrese at 267-5358 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Phone: 647-1413

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