Chandler Designs to frame celebrity doodle auction entries EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

March 02, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Local artist Dorothea Chandler has volunteered the services of her business, Chandler Designs Ltd., to frame "Just Doodle It" auction entries for the Big Sister fund-raiser.

The event, scheduled for March 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, features original doodles by celebrities, athletes, politicians and journalists. Among the celebrities who have contributed are Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Willard Scott, former President Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, Katie Couric and Quincy Jones.

Ms. Chandler is designing frames at her Owen Brown studio to accentuate each doodler's personality.

Judy Hermann and Michael Starke, Straight Shots Product Photography have donated their skills for publicity for the event.

Big Sisters provides one-on-one mentor programs for girls in Maryland, Virginia and Washington.

Tickets cost $25 before March 16 or $35 at the door. Information: (410) 290-6808 or 202-244-1012.

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Dr. Jacqueline Brown, coordinator of human relations for the Howard County public schools, will be the guest speaker for an evening of "Talking Together." Parents, students and friends are invited to the meeting Monday from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Hammond High School. The snow date is March 29. This event is sponsored by the PTSA.

Drama students will participate in brief dramatizations, which they have written, followed by analysis and discussion. Information: 313-7115.

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Career opportunities, learning, developing skills, working and succeeding are topics to be covered at Talbott Springs Elementary School on Career Day tomorrow.

Presentations in math, optometry, science, nursing, banking, aerospace polymetric, engineering, management, armed forces, forestry, law enforcement, business, landscaping, broadcast journalism and veterinary medicine are some of the 50 careers to be discussed by speakers from each of the fields of employment.

Howard County School of Technology will present demonstrations on 18 skill trades taught at the school. The school's business education partners, Metzler's Nursery, National Security Agency and Howard Public Library will provide technical support for the day.

Oakland Mills' Roy Rogers Restaurant and the school's PTSA will provide light refreshments for the guest speakers. Information: 313-6915.

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PLOOM (Peer Leadership of Oakland Mills) is a group of Oakland Mills High School students who are trained in teaching students alcohol and drug refusal skills.

The group has visited Oakland Mills Middle School and Dasher Green Elementary School in addition to holding half-day workshops for the ninth and 11th grades.

Now in its third year, PLOOM was organized by teachers, administrators and community members as an "action plan" working with a student peer group who could better communicate with students in all grades on drug prevention.

OMHS has also begun a "Parents' Support Group," sponsored by the school's PTSA, to help parents and their teen-agers with drug and alcohol issues.

The next parents' meeting is March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Meetings will be held the third Monday evening of each month. Information: 381-0153.

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Under the leadership of its president, Sharon Lea, Hammond High School's Booster Club raised $13,00 during the past year at school and local events.

The club opened concession stands for school indoor and outdoor events, opened a student school store, helped sponsor the HHS basketball camp and participated in community fairs and parades.

The organization distributed $11,565 to 30 of the high school's clubs and organizations.

Booster officers and board of directors elected for the 1993-94 school year are Jan Pollock, president; Jean Finglass, president-elect; Sharon Lea, vice-president; Liz Gates, secretary; and Elliott Rodberg, treasurer. New board members are Jan Cyran, Colleen Rodberg, Richard Alexander and Curtis Stevens.

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United Way Community Partnership of Howard County sponsored a thank-you breakfast at the Columbia Hilton, Oakland Mills Village, for its "Campaign Cabinet."

Columbian Andy Barth, from WMAR-TV, emceed the event. Campaign Chairman H. Joseph Engle, president of Bendix Field Engineering Corp, Oakland Mills Village, announced the campaign's grand total, $2.2 million dollars.

Norman Taylor, president of United Way of Central Maryland, thanked cabinet members Ed Ely, the Rouse Co. and Donald Manekin, Manekin Corp, vice chairmen; and division chairmen Victor Broccolino, Howard County General Hospital, Maggie Brown, Howard county government, Hersh Langenthal, Columbia Bank, Elizabeth Mayotte, Johns Hopkins Columbia Center, Helen Mitchell, Howard Community College, Paul Puma, and Dave Shapiro, the Rouse Co.; Stephen Smith, Central Air Conditioning Contractors, and Donald Wood, Maryland National Bank. Local businesses and corporations were thanked for "lending" executives and for their their support and participation in United Way campaigns.

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The teens of St. John's United Methodist Presbyterian Church and St. John's Roman Catholic Churches, which both hold services in the Oakland Mills Meeting House, are selling "shares in happiness" Saturday and Sunday at the Meeting House.

The teens and adult leaders spend part of each summer at the "Appalachia Service Project" helping to make homes drier, warmer and safer for families in Appalachia.

To help cover travel and living expenses, the teens are selling shares for $10 each. Buyers have the satisfaction of helping people in need and receiving a personalized share certificate with a photograph of last summer's work in progress.

Information: (410) 730-7920 or (410) 964-1425.

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