All-county orchestras to perform holiday show PASADENA

NEIGHBORS

December 11, 1992|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The sounds of the season will fill Chesapeake High School' auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday when the all-county senior high and middle/junior high school orchestras take the stage for winter concerts.

"Over 240 students from all over Anne Arundel County have been selected to performed in Sunday's concert," said Maryl Ellen Cohn, orchestra spokeswoman.

"This is the largest number of students to be involved in the all-county orchestra programs in several years," she said.

While it is an honor to be recommended for the orchestra program, students who are accepted must commit to extra practice time, and hours of evening and weekend rehearsals.

One hundred twenty high school students will perform under the direction of Dr. Harry John Brown, a retired music professor from State University of New York and perennial favorite of all-county orchestra members.

The middle/junior high school orchestra will be conducted by Lynne Morgan, a Prince George's County music educator and conductor of the Youth Orchestra.

Admission is $2 per person. Snow date is Dec. 20.

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Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, is sponsoring a holiday bake sale after all Masses this weekend. Mass is celebrated at 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Santa will visit with youngsters. Pictures taken with the jolly old elf will cost $3 each.

Along with a wide assortment of holiday goodies, lots of last-minute gifts and crafts will also be on sale.

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The senior citizens group at Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road, will sponsor a fresh greens sale from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the church.

Handmade holiday items will be featured, with all proceeds going to the building fund.

For information, call 255-3168.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Tick Neck Road invites you to attend a Christmas Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The event features songs of the season and the music of Jolkz.

Desserts, beverages and an evening of great music are promised. A donation is requested.

The women of St. Andrew's will sponsor a homemade soup sale after all services on Sunday.

To help with planning, advanced orders are requested.

All proceeds will benefit the North County Emergency Outreach Network.

For details, call 255-1070.

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The student activities committee at St. Jane Frances School is sponsoring two decorating contests for students at the school next week.

Children in kindergarten to third grade can participate in the Christmas place mat contest while students in grades four to eight can design a tree ornament.

Entries will be accepted on Monday. Ribbons will be awarded. All entries can be viewed at the Home School Association's Christmas program and band concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more details, call the school, 255-4750.

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Visiting the train garden at the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company has become a holiday tradition for many Pasadena families.

If you have not stopped by in several years, you're in for a big surprise.

The garden now occupies almost the entire basement of the Fort TC Smallwood Road fire station and features six trains, mountains, towns and just about anything the builders could think of to delight visitors.

"Our garden is always growning, getting better every year," said Ted Heinback, spokesman for the organization.

Hours for this weekend are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Beginning Monday, the garden will be open weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as on weekends through New Year's Day.

Admission is free. For more details, call 255-3636.

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Downs Park Wildlife Area is in need of live pine trees to provide nesting and shelter areas for birds and small animals that populate the park.

"With our reduced budget we've been very fortunate to receive donations of plant materials to help us create a natural shelter area," said Ranger Dave DeVault.

The wildlife area, an open area behind the Mother's Garden, has come a long way since its beginning in 1990, thanks to volunteers and donations.

"What we really are in need of now is [live] Christmas trees to help complete the project," DeVault said. "You can have the enjoyment of a live tree for the holidays, receive a tax deduction and help the environment too."

The area has been certified by Maryland Wild Acres and the National Backyard Habitat program.

For more details, call Mr. DeVault at 222-6230.

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The Lake Shore Democratic Club held its annual children's Christmas party last weekend with more than 170 youngsters in attendance.

"We couldn't have done it without all of the workers -- especially Santa Ted Sophocleus -- who volunteered to help make this a special event," said Charlotte Hubbard, club spokeswoman.

Also, the club is having a New Year's Eve Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31 at its Maryland Avenue clubhouse.

Tickets are $25 each and include an open bar, hot and cold buffet, hats, noisemakers, coffee and pastries.

Music will be provided by the Coachmen.

For reservations, call Stan Balewski at 255-0135.

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The Stoney Creek Democratic Club is throwing a New Year's Eve party at its Fort Smallwood Road clubhouse from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tickets are $20 each and include open bar, hot and cold buffet, noisemakers, hats and a continental breakfast.

Music will be provided by Chuck Dehn.

For reservations, call 437-9388.

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