St. John's school presents its version of Mother Goose NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


December 28, 1992|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Last week, the 4-year-olds at St. John's Cooperative Nursery School presented their own version of Mother Goose and more traditional plays for their annual Christmas program.

Tammy Chilipko's class performed the play "Christmas Magic." With Ms. Chilipko dressed as Mother Goose and the children as nursery rhyme characters, they waited in Mother Goose Land for a surprise visit from Frosty the Snowman (Chris Holland) and Mrs. Santa Claus (Nicole Galanakis). Characters in the play included Ashley Beard, Samantha Dupaya and Jennafer Green as Rock-A-Bye-Babies. Shane Carter, Patrick Craven, Adam Ditzel, Joshua Groseclose and Mark Schwemmer played Hey Diddle Diddle fellows. Ben Austin was Humpty Dumpty, and his soldiers were Alex Barnes, Alan Carpenter, Dominic Costa and Eric Marney. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars were played by Mary Lynne Neese, Nicole Peterman and Kristen Stalcup.

"A Berry Merry Christmas" was presented by Barbara Bernheimer's class with assorted fake teddy bears and children dressed as teddy bears. Some of them were: Nathan Giles, Jordan Taylor, Russell Robinette, Matt Takovich and Michael Vaughan. Abby Granger was a Twinkle Star, and Kyle Keenan and Kevin Brodie were the Penguins. The Angel Band included Ashley Behringer, Erin Brady, Brittany Fiore, Kelsey Frank, Gabrielle Harper, Stephanie Hartman, Cynthia Ray, Jessica Ross and Eric Thomas. Sarah Tyzach entertained with a solo, "Up On the Housetop." While all the children sang "Must Be Santa," Michael Brooks danced around in his Santa costume.

Jane Sovern's classes began their show with a traditional, live nativity scene and several Christmas songs. The second part of the show featured a large cast. Toy soldiers were played by Brian Burkhardt, Brendan Lowder, Patrick March and Kyle Patton. Joni Dayton, Molly Egan, Jessica Kociolek, Philip Love, Johnny Moskal, Joe Scardina and Jimmy Stracke were Christmas trees. Snowflakes were played by Alex Albright, Samantha Drenner, Elizabeth Ennis, Laura Fries, Jessica Gandy, Libby Perry, Brittany Pevo and Elizabeth Poland. The Peppermint Sticks were Mia Caccavale, Pamela Cross, Sarah Dirndorfer, Leslie Kirby, Amanda Shuck, Alyssa Shutty, and Brittany Walters. Mikey Alascio, Michael Blough, Michael Morris, Tyler Sheldon and Matt Stinchcomb played the Penguins. Charles Martin was the child who built Frosty, played by Jason Conti. Jim Redman played Little Jack Horner, and Ruairi Chizmadia and Dustin Wiltrout were dancing Santas. "Nuttin' for Christmas" was sung by Bri Hicks.

Adeline Bradshaw provided the piano accompaniment for the four shows. Snoopy, the school mascot, provided a dog's version of "Jingle Bells" during each show's finale.


St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will observe New Year's Day with a Eucharist service at 10 a.m. A continental breakfast will follow in the Undercroft.

The church is off West Maple Road, between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads. Information: 859-5633.


Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church will have a Silent Communion in Holly Run Chapel on Church Circle from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.


St. Philip Neri Church will conduct a New Year's Eve Mass at 5 p.m. Masses on New Year's Day are at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The church is sponsoring its annual New Year's Eve dance on Thursday. Dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The cost is $40 per couple and includes dinner, a midnight champagne toast, noisemakers, beer, soda and set-ups. The band Sound Advice will provide the music. For reservations, call 859-1056 or 761-1543.


The Ferndale Roadrunners recently enjoyed an annual Christmas party at Snyders Willow Grove Restaurant. Entertainment was provided by Bonnie and Stan Grant and the Roadrunners' line dancers.

Ferndale resident Faye Deli was the winner of the handmade quilt and stand raffle sponsored by the seniors.

Monday morning line dance practice sessions will resume at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in the lower level of the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Dues for 1993 are required by Jan. 31. Information: Pete Scott, 761-0484.


Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, proved that the weather could not dampen their enthusiasm for the outdoors.

With rain falling and a forecast of more bad weather during a recent weekend, the scouts and their leaders departed Linthicum for a weekend at Briarwood Scout Camp near Jarrettsville. They spent the weekend working on individual scouting advancement projects and brushing up on skills.

Scouts attending the camp out were Senior Patrol Leader Tangier Ricci, Terrill Gillenman, John Henkle, Joe Jennings, Sean Jennings, Phil Pitts, John Rousse and David Starr.

The adult leaders were Scoutmaster Larry Jennings, Assistant Scoutmaster James Dunne and Cub Scout Leader Brian Henkle.

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