Bus safety will be topic of meeting of Glenwood Middle PTSA WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon

NEIGHBORS

January 14, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

The Glenwood Middle School PTSA will hold its general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym.

Bus contractor Dale Ashwell will speak on bus safety. Gymnastics students from Glenwood will perform, under the direction of social studies teacher Tom Thrasher and science teacher Bonnie Palmer.

The children do a wonderful job in their after-school gymnastics classes. Glenwood students and their parents are welcome to attend free.

Information: 313-5520.

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Imagine free ice cream. Does the thought make you hungry? At Glenwood Middle School, the PTSA holds a drawing each week for free ice cream for three students. To be eligible, students must bring in a cash register receipt from Giant, George's, or Safeway with their name on the back. Some lucky youngsters will do more than imagine free ice cream. Will you be among them?

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My family and I are looking forward to going to the Count Basie Orchestra concert at Glenelg High School at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2. We love good music, and this evening of blues, jazz and swing promises to be heavenly.

Listening to the Glenelg High School Jazz Band open the show will be a treat, and we'll enjoy seeing our neighbors. How else could we hear excellent music so close to home at such a low price?

The concert will last about two hours with an intermission, during which the band and the Marching Unit Parent Support Group will sell refreshments.

For more information or to order tickets, call 313-5533. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Would you like to visit Glenelg Country School for an inside look kindergarten through grade 12? The school invites parents to visit the school Feb. 2 for kindergarten through eighth grade, and Feb. 4 for grades nine through 12.

Call Megan Thanner-Guerra at 531-2229 to register or for more information.

This time of year people seek adventure to melt away thoughts winter. Adults over age 21 can talk, mingle and meet some real characters at Waverly's First Murder Mystery.

Participants will interrogate suspects, examine clues and help solve the crime at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville.

You must register by Jan. 22, and there is a $35 fee per person. You'll enjoy finger foods and beverages, including wine. Prepare yourself to be bold and risk hazards to solve the baffling puzzle.

Information: 313-5420 or 313-5421.

PTAs and PTSAs are collecting cash register receipts for their schools.

Several report a slow down in the rate at which the receipts are coming in. They ask that you send receipts now, because typically there is a big rush at the end of the collection drive and counters have trouble organizing the receipts.

So get those receipts out of your desk drawer, and send them to the school of your choice. Children who use the equipment you help provide will be better for your efforts.

The Fifth District Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary held its monthly meeting Jan. 4, and 23 members discussed plans for future meetings and activities.

Several members attended a memorial service for life member Mabel Hill later that day at the Charleston Chapel in Catonsville. Mrs. Hill, a member of the auxiliary for more than 20 years, was a resident of Dayton. She died at age 88 after a lifetime of giving and caring.

Mrs. Hill often gathered up elderly people to take them on outings. The auxiliary remembers many days of making holiday favors for Lorien Nursing home residents at Mrs. Hill's home.

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The St. Louis Catholic Youth Ministry has a sure way for kids in grades six through eight to beat the January blues.

They'll sponsor a juniors-only dance tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the gym. Admission is $3. Dress casually and enjoy great music, dancing and socializing. You don't have to be a member of the CYM to enjoy this event.

Information: Chuck Wible, 531-6668.

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Our community knows about Glenwood Middle School's project to establish the bike helmet law in Howard County. Now more people will know. An article featuring Glenwood's efforts is included in "Changing Our World," a handbook for young activists by Paul Fleisher.

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Congratulations to Kristen Jackson of Glenelg High School, who is a commended scholar in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students.

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Paying for college is more of a challenge each year. Parents of students who plan to attend college may find help at the financial aid workshop at Glenelg High School. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21.

Information: 313-5528.

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Glenelg United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship groups have meetings planned for Sunday. Middle school students meet at 5 p.m., and high school students meet at 6:30 p.m.

Information: Michelle Brown, 489-7260.

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Finding appropriate after-school activities for children is easy if you take a look at the Department of Recreation and Parks winter bulletin.

There are music, dance, and arts and crafts programs offered at Lisbon and Bushy Park elementary schools. Standouts at Bushy Park include the cartoon workshop and the creative clay modeling class on Wednesday afternoons.

Both classes are for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

Call 313-5420 for more information.

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