Hollywood had its night for the Oscars, Broadway had its night for the Tony Awards and TV for its Emmy Awards, but on June 12 the spotlight fell on Archbishop Keough Council, Knights of Columbus.
Grand Knight Rich Walz presented the annual Columbian awards to members who,during the past year, made exceptional contributions to the group, council, community, family, church and youth.
Walz presented the coveted "Knight of the Year" award to George Murray for outstanding achievements in community and council activities.
Murray received a special certificate for his involvement in the pro-life movement and his participation in other council projects that led to state and national distinction.
Certificates of appreciation for special services of merit were awarded to the Rev. Thomas Schmidt for his work as chaplain; Charlie and Judy Shai as publishers of the council's monthly newspaper, Echo; Charles Spigelmire III for printing the publication; and Joseph Pfeiffer for promoting the living rosary throughout the state.
Raymond Chase was recognized for his culinary expertise in helping to prepare the public breakfast the first Sunday of each month, September to May. Arthur Wheatcraft was honored as Bingo chairman, and Will LaPierre and Mike Siemaski were recognized for property and council home improvements.
Walz also acknowledged the Ladies' Auxiliary for its cooperation and assistance in all group events and thanked District Deputy Charlie Lane for his faithfulness in representing the state deputy at all meetings during theyear.
The awards night featured a potluck dinner with music provided by a combo from the Fort Meade Army Band.
The Imaginations Majorette and Drum Corp of Odenton will sponsor a flea market, craft sale and fun day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at the intersection of Odenton Road and Route 170.
Flea market items, crafts, games and refreshments will be available. Space can be rented for $10. Tables are not provided.
Proceeds will benefit the group. For more information or to reserve space, call 674-5644 or 672-3539.
The Fort Meade Jewish Congregationwill sponsor their June Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Sixth Street Chapel.
Oneg Shabbat will be conducted following the service. For more information, call in the evening at 672-3327.
Annapolis author Jeffrey Holland will present a program of slides, music and storytelling in a rendition of his popular book "Chessie the Sea Monster that Ate Annapolis" at branches of the Anne Arundel County Public Library this summer.
Holland will perform at 2 and 3 p.m.June 24 at the Crofton Branch, 1657 Crofton Centre; at 2 and 3 p.m. July 2 at Odenton Branch, 1270 Odenton Road; and at 2 and 3 p.m. July3 at the Provinces Branch, 2624 Annapolis Road.
The performance is free and open to all ages.
Copies of the book and cassettes willbe available for purchase after the show.
Professional magician Michael Chamberlin will be returning to the libraries with a bagful ofcomedy magic tricks.
Michael the Magician will perform at 2 and 3p.m. June 24 at the Provinces Branch; at 2 and 3 p.m. June 25 at theOdenton Branch; and 2 and 3 p.m. July 11 at the Crofton Branch.
The magic show is free and open to children entering grades 1 through 6.
For the convenience of parents, a special story time for preschoolers will be conducted at the same time as the magic show.
Registration is not required for either performance, but limited seating will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Karen Zucco, an Odenton resident and an Arundel High School student, is featured in the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's production of "Talent Machine."
In its fourth year, "Talent Machine" was written by Annapolitans Stephen Evans and Michael Gilles and developed by director/choreographer Bobbi Smith.
It includes lively songs and production numbers, all telling the story of a group of young people who find talents they did not believe they had. This year's production involves performers 7 to 14 years old.
Shows are at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 25 through July 17, at the theater, 143 Compromise St., across from City Dock in Annapolis. Parking is available next door at the Board of Education lot.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Call the box office at 268-0809 between 7 and 9 p.m. or leave a message on the recorder.
Lee Alexis, an eighth-grader at MacArthur Middle School, attended the launch of the space shuttle Columbialast month as a guest of the Westinghouse Corp.
The company provided an all-expense-paid trip to the Kennedy Space Flight Center for 12 students to see the launch, take a guided tour of the facility and a meet with NASA scientists.
Lee was selected from among all the science students in the county.