Woodworking instructor's pieces on display at Slayton House

NEIGHBORS

November 02, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Mike Meyerhoff's woodworking students learn much more than how to in his "Working With Wood" class at the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

He teaches students to know and identify types of wood and to appreciate them. They study the grain, learn characteristics and uses of all varieties of wood.

"My students are always impressed when I tell them that a granite slab can be broken by the sheer force of saturated wood that has expanded after being placed in holes drilled in the slab," he said.

They soon learn the difference between hard black walnut and soft pine, he added.

"I've studied every piece of wood before I designed a piece of furniture or jewelry box."

Some of Mike's work will be seen at the Nov. 13 "Wilde & Wonderful Gallery of Gifts" at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village.

He also is a woodworking consultant for Skari Woodworking Machine Co. and has gained recognition from musicians for the dulcimers he builds. He also has patented a design for dulcimer stands he builds that are marketed nationally.

His current eight-week class ends this month and registration for the next session begins soon. Information: (410) 730-0075.

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East Columbia resident Ron Pagano has added yet another dimension to his already busy schedule.

He's the drummer for the local band FLIP, which is scheduled to play at E. J. Buggs, at 702 S. Broadway in Fells Point on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Ron said,"Our sound is new: haunting, crashing bass lines, funky guitar riffs, drums and rock vocal. It's real; not computerized or synthesized."

Friends and neighbors are invited to their performance. Information: (410) 740-2560, or (410) 740-7229.

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November and December calendars have numerous holiday festivals and marts scheduled. So, it follows that it is time to think about mailing holiday gifts.

It is already too late for surface mail. Air parcel post, letters and cards to the Middle East should be mailed by Nov. 15; all other international mail should be posted no later than the first week of December to arrive in time for the holidays.

Call the Post Office for more information: 531-5470.

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The 6th Annual Oakland Mills High School PTSA Craft Fair will be held Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym and cafeteria.

Many of the 80 artisans at the fair have gained a following for their unique skills and their customers usually are waiting when the doors open.

Delicious baked goods will be sold by members of Boy Scout Troop #75; additional refreshments will be available, too.

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The Owen Brown Community Center needs volunteers to drive senior and handicapped residents to medical appointments.

If time is short, volunteers need drive only one way; no waiting.

This is a valuable community service which needs your help. Information: (410) 381-0202.

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Jeffers Hill Elementary School's reading specialist teacher, Sharon Burgoon has announced the names of "Readers Of The Day" students for October 11-29.

Students, selected from different grades and recognized for their dedication to reading are: Ginny Brown, Andrew Buck, Laura Camilli, Shawn Dotterer, Chris Earles, Jason Ehrhart, Janell Franklin, Nick Goode, Katie Kimble, Kacey Marrero, Teddy Murfree, Brittany Newsome, Cassandra Palmer and Jessica Rennenkampf.

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Hammond High School students are invited to "Come And Talk About What's Important To You" today at 7 p.m. at the school.

For students only, the evening is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Discussion topics will range from families, religion, drugs, alcohol, sexuality, stress or any other subject that the students feel important to them.

SGA President Stacey Lauk and Suzanne Ricklin, a licensed clinical social worker, will moderate during the evening.

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Hammond High School students and parents are invited to be part of the "Parents/Students Speak Out" evening of discussion on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the school.

An eight-member panel, made up of Amy Hanson, 12th grade; Peggy Schultz, Board of Education pupil personnel representative; Mishael Shabrami, 11th grade; Dawn Stonesifer, Howard County Police Department; Hansel Henry, 10th grade; C.E. Martin, Columbia Mall Security; Amy Gifford, ninth grade and Greg Landry, Grassroots counselor, will answer questions and moderate audience participation.

The purpose of the discussion is to increase understanding between students, parents and the community.

Information: 313-7115 or (301) 725-5848

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Organizations can raise funds and enjoy the process. Cover To Cover Bookstore/Cafe is sponsoring a book fair night for "Kindercare" on Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Families, staff and friends who purchase books during that evening earn a percentage of the sales for their school.

Cover to Cover welcomes schools and organizations who would like to schedule similar times. Information: (410) 381-9200.

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With the holidays approaching, there will be an extra need for qualified baby-sitters while parents shop or party.

The Teen Center at The Barn in Oakland Mills Village is offering a class for teens, ages 11-13, to learn baby-sitting procedures from Hope Jackson, Howard County Cooperative Extension Service, on caring for infants as well as older children.

The two-hour classes are scheduled for Nov. 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. Resident fee is $10; nonresident, $12. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Registration and information: 992-3726.

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