Villains, country-western dancing and concerts welcome April WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon


April 01, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Emily Dickinson wrote, "A little madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King." Do you think that's why we have April Fools' Day?

A dastardly, evil wrongdoer and his henchmen will be coming to town -- just in time for the fourth annual St. Louis school play.

Students in grades one through eight at the Clarksville school will present "Much Ado About Dudley" Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

This updated version of a twisted Mother Goose tale is written and directed by reading teacher Mary Louise Koch. The public is invited, and tickets are $4.

Call 531-6664 for more information about this play.


Get ready for some more country and western dancing this Saturday at the Sykesville Fire Hall. The Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring another evening of dancing, which includes a lesson from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. followed by dancing until 1 a.m.

You can learn the Achy Breaky and other current hit dances. Your $10 fee pays for the lesson, dancing, beer, wine and sodas. You may purchase food there. Disc jockeys from Branded Country will supply the music. This dance is open to people 21 and over.

You must register by tomorrow, so you'll need to go to the Department of Recreation and Parks office at 3300 North Ridge Road, Suite 170 in Ellicott City. Call 313-5420 for information.


The Western Howard County Soccer Board is still looking for a member to coordinate the snack bar for the fall soccer season. Profits from sales at the snack bar go directly to the soccer program for the children. If you'd like to help by using your organizational skills to direct the snack bar, please call Mark Pendleton at 313-5420.


How does a free concert with songs like "Belle," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Be Our Guest" from Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" sound? The 1993 Howard County Elementary Band presents its spring concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School.

They will perform the "Russian Sailor's Dance," "Calypso Magic," "Wind Chimes," "Charterpoint" and the "Hillandale March." The band sounds excellent, not just for an elementary band but for any band.

Directors Wayne Binder and Frank Owens have set high standards for the students, and the students have developed a quality sound.


Last call for fruit from the Glenelg High School Band and Marching Unit. You must order before next Thursday for pickup on April 24. This is your final chance of the season to buy fresh Florida navel oranges and pink grapefruit. Drop off your order at the school or call Denise Schmidt at (301) 854-6415 between 6 and 9 p.m.


Glenelg High School's Symphonic Band adjudication went "very, very well," according to director Barry Enzman. Adjudication is an opportunity for the band to be professionally rated on merit in several categories.

Glenelg received superior ratings in every category, while playing the most difficult level of music.

All 125 members of the Band and Marching Unit left for the Orlando Festival of Music yesterday to compete with other outstanding bands from around the country. They'll be a tired lot when they return to Glenelg next Tuesday, but it's a good bet they'll start rehearsals for the Jazz Band concert when they get back.


Swing, jazz and popular tunes of yesterday and today are on the program for the Glenelg High School Jazz Band concert at 8 p.m. April 30.

The performance in the school auditorium will set your feet moving and your hands clapping. If you heard the band before the Count Basie concert in February, you already know they're good. They play lots of fast-paced tunes, then draw you in with a leisurely song played with intensity.

Clint Sharman, who is the trombone soloist for Liza Minelli, will be the guest soloist for the band.

Concert tickets are on sale from a band member, or you may send a check to the Glenelg High School Band, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, Md. 21737. If you send a self-addressed stamped envelope, you will receive your tickets by return mail. Otherwise, your tickets will be held at the door the night of the concert. Tickets are $7.

The spring concert is usually a sellout, so get advance tickets so you won't miss this notable event.


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church members and Rev. Harry Brunett invite you to join them to observe Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. they will have the liturgy of the palms and the Passion narrative in a Holy Eucharist worship. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. is the stripping of the altar. The Good Friday liturgy is at 7:30 p.m. April 8.

St. Andrew's is at the corner of Union Chapel Road and Route 97 in Glenwood. The church office number is 489-4035.


Dan Gilbert of Glenwood is in charge of umpires for the Western Howard County Youth Baseball League this spring. He is looking for folks who would like to be paid to officiate baseball games played by boys ages 9 to 12. If you are interested, call Mr. Gilbert at (301) 854-6621.


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