Ruth Hoffman turned her birthday present into a present for three Towson State University music majors.
Hoffman, a charter member of the Patapsco Valley Chapter 3850, American Association of Retired Persons, and an active participant in The Notables entertainment group, was given a cash gift by her friends in the organizations.
Instead of buying something for herself, Hoffman decided to use her birthday money to award scholarships at Towson State.
Dr. DavidMarchand, chairman of the university's music department, was contacted, and he and his staff selected three students to receive scholarships: Laura Kinsey, vocal major; Henryka Gryc, cello major; and Richard Hauf, saxophone major.
Each student will perform as a guest artist with The Notables during their spring performances.
Charles Haslup, former chairman of the music department, assistant to the president at Towson State University and an alumnus of TSU, is director of The Notables.
The Notables will present their spring show to the residents of Catonsville Meridian Nursing Home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
For information, call Vivian Zold, 859-1724.
The Executive Committee of AARP 3850 will be discussing the April 22 general meeting andplanning next year's agenda tomorrow at a 10 a.m. meeting at St. Christopher's Church hall.
Tales of sunken treasure will be discussed at the District 32 Democratic Club meeting Thursday evening at the Ferndale fire hall, 4 South Broadway.
Bill Mathers, a marine biologist, will talk about his discovery of the sunken Spanish ship Concepcion that sank off the coast of Saipan on Sept. 20, 1638. The Severna Park resident will have a slide presentation of his recovery of the sunken treasure in 1988.
The 8 p.m. meeting will be preceded by dinner at 7. The $4 dinner includes an entree of stuffed chicken breast with supreme sauce.
Guests are welcome. For information, callEarle Bopp at 859- 1719.
Grandparents are reminded that theyare welcome to visit Linthicum Elementary School Thursday.
The schedule is: 9 to 9:30 a.m., refreshments will be served in the Media Center; 9:30 to 11:30, visitation in all classrooms, kindergarten through sixth grade; 1 to 3 p.m., visitation for afternoon kindergarten.
St. Philip Neri School Home School Association is having a Golf Classic Tournament on May 21 at Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. The fee is $75 and includes golf cart, lunch, refreshments and prizes.
Profits from this event will benefit the school. For reservations or information, call the school office, 859-1212, or Don Skacen, 859-0325.
The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department's food drive will end Friday. If you would like to help provide an Easter dinner for a needy family in the community, please take your donation to Hardee's at Burwood Plaza or to the Giant Food store at Cromwell Shopping Center on Friday. Fire department members will be there to accept your donation.
North Glen Elementary School news: The "Apples for Students" program was a great success. Because of the outstanding support of this program, four Apple computer Imagewriter printersand some software are on order for the school.
A big thank you isextended to Paula Celentano, chairwoman of the register receipts counting committee, and her assistants, Kathy Zeman and Pam Ritter.
The science fair was very successful, with almost twice as many students participating as last year.
The following students' entries were judged outstanding; one student in each grade had his or her project judged "Most Outstanding":
Grade 1: Raymond Chace, Brian DePriest (most outstanding), Elizabeth Dutcher, Nyssa Glenn, Shawn Moyer andLaTonya Spencer.
Grade 2: Jacqueline Burley (most outstanding) and Trina Jenkins.
Grade 3: Derek Conlin (most outstanding), Roger Harrison, Karen Scalio and Chris Yale.
Grade 4: Carissa Bernoski, Nicole Cummings, Billy DePriest (most outstanding), Stephen Grahl and Laurie Gray.
Grade 5: Tina Cartwright (most outstanding), Jamie Gall, James Mason and Michael Moreland.
Grade 6: Tina Carter, Tammy Hamilton, Teresa Ingle, Ivy Liu, Angelina Matthews and Tavia Robinson(most outstanding).
Projects by Derek Conlin and Tina Cartwright will represent North Glen in the County Science Fair on April 29 and 30 at Windsor Farm Elementary School.
The Linthicum Heights Homemakers will have an auction at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
A brief meeting will be held to talk about the May luncheon and to plan the June picnic.
For information, call Vivian Zold at 859-1724.