Christmas comes early for sisters picked to dance in 'Nutcracker'

NEIGHBORS

November 09, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Andrea Frederick, a freshman at Oakland Mills High School, has been selected to dance the role of a doll in the Moscow Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" at the Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore.

Prima ballerina Lilia Sabitova will dance the lead in the production that will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 5. Andrea auditioned at Towson State University Children's Dance Division, where she has been a student of director Gloria Lang for five years and a member of the performing company for three years.

An honor student at Oakland Mills, Andrea has won numerous ballet trophies and scholarships to New York City dance studios.

And in another proud moment for the family, Andrea's sister, Jennifer, also was selected to perform in "The Nutcracker." The girls are the only Columbia dancers in the production.

Jennifer, a third-grader at Dasher Green Elementary School, has dual roles in the musical, playing a mouse and a member of a children's dance trio.

Jennifer has danced since she was 4 years old and also studies at Towson State. Kip and Bill Frederick are the girls' parents.

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Maryland poet Linda Joyce Burke will be at Cover To Cover Bookstore on Nov. 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., to introduce her audio tape, "Moods, Minds and Multitudes." Information: (410) 381-9200.

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The Columbia Art Center galleries will feature its fourth annual Invitational Craft Show in the Main Gallery and a New Arts Alliance Core Group in the Studio 1 Gallery from Nov. 11 to Dec. 8.

The opening reception for both exhibits will be Nov. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presenting dual exhibits is an innovation of director Marcia Sheeter.

Information: 730-0075.

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Chaselle Learning Center, at 9645 Gerwig Lane in Owen Brown Village, is holding a free demonstration of toys and games on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The event is intended to coincide with the coming of the gift-giving season. The staff will help demonstrate educational toys and games and answer questions about the right games or toys for specific ages. Information: (410) 381-0828.

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Scoutmaster Joel Meredith has announced rank advancements for members of Boy Scout Troop No. 75:

* Tenderfoot -- Joe Blazy, Danny Roth, Mike Schaffer and Joey Wensus.

* Second Class -- Matt Browning, Alex Perry and Mike Schaffer.

* First Class -- Matt Browning.

* Bronze Medal and First Class -- Bryn Johnson, Alex Perry and Jason Slanga.

* Star -- Matt Green.

* Life -- Jonathan Barnes, Randy Fulcher, Chris Roth and Stan Ward.

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If you enjoy playing tennis, you can have the privilege of representing Owen Brown village on the Columbia Tennis Committee.

Meetings at the Hobbit's Glen Tennis Club are held the second Wednesday of each month. Information: (410) 381-0202.

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The Yankees, a Columbia Youth Baseball Association team, has finished its fall schedule with a 2-7 record.

The roster included: John Barrette, David Duff, Jason Forrest, Eli Martin, Alex Ost, Matt Pagano, Conor Riley, Han Saydam, Ryan Schwentz, David Schweinfurth, Josh Siegert, Scott Spranklin, Nick Thomas, Eric Weirath and Tyson Williams. Ron Pagano managed the team with help from Rob Schweinfurth and Rick Spranklin.

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All East Columbia residents are urged to call the Bureau of Environmental Services, (410) 313-2388, if they have bulk items (furniture, appliances, etc.) to be picked up on Nov. 30.

A word of caution: Bulk items are limited to three per household.

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While on the subject of pickup, there is no limit to the number of bags of leaves you may place at curbside for pickup.

However, there are container restrictions.

Leaves may be placed in 30-gallon paper leaf bags, see-through plastic bags, grocery bags, or rigid-walled or open-topped metal or plastic trash containers. Bags should be open and lids left off containers for easy disposal.

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Looking for a family fun night? Bring your friends and neighbors to Family Bingo Night at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village Shopping Center on Friday.

Information: (410) 381-9600.

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Because space is limited, parents are urged to make reservations now for the Lunch With Santa at Owen Brown Community Center at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 11.

Information: 381-0202.

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