Temple Isaiah to conduct 'Search For God' family program Sunday

NEIGHBORS

December 14, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Temple Isaiah begins its four-part series of family programs Sunday, with "Search For God" at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, located in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

Parents and students will study Jewish texts and topics and discuss Jewish values found in the Torah.

Information: 730-8277

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Planning for its spring 1994 performance of Mozart's "Solemn Vespers," the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia welcomes interested vocalists to rehearsals which begin Jan.6.

Information: 381-0097 or 377-4910.

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With 1993 almost over and a new year on the horizon, resolutions may not be the answer for 1994.

Perhaps a challenge to ourselves would be better. Everyone faces a challenge at some point in their lives; sometimes it is not a matter of choice but is thrust upon us.

Philip Molen is an example of determination and courage. Philip and his mother Virginia have lived in Oakland Mills Village for two years and he swims at the Wilde Lake village indoor pool twice a week.

The challenge?

Philip, 40, has been blind since birth and taught himself to swim when he was 2 1/2 years old. He could dive by the time he was 5.

If Philip can do it, we can do it, too. What is your 1994 challenge?

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Jeffers Hill Elementary School has announced its Citizens of the Week awards for the week of Nov. 22-24: Sami Zureick, Kyle Williams, Ayesha Shaukut, Kevin Holly, Felicia Savage and Lauren Palmer; for the week of Nov 29 to Dec. 5: Patrick Culp, Jyoti Kuvelker, Monica Williams, Jason Lasher, Heather Dunn and Veronica Burr.

Jeffers Hill Readers of the Day for the past two weeks were: Adam Levine, Nastassia Parker and Sheryl Kleiner; and Kari Woodley, Ashley Conwell, Katie Poole, Jong Lee and Timothy McCready.

Kids from 8 to 11 years old are invited to attend a two-session print making workshop at the Central Library on Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration begins Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. and can be made in person or by phone, 313-7880.

If a live evergreen is included in your holiday decorations, why not purchase a living tree that can be re-planted outdoors?

Trees improve air quality, provide protection for wildlife and help clean the Chesapeake Bay.

Another idea: a tree can be planted in memory of friend or loved one as a living memorial.

Stevens Forest Elementary School announced its December Citizens of the Month at last week's school assembly. From the Sassafras Team were: Lindsay Derenberger, Sean McGehgee and Elizabeth Gray; from the Dogwood Team were: Kori Johnson, Ashley Frost, Sean Wilson and Titi Golden; the Oak Team was represented by: Sylvia Johnson and Ryan Gleason; from the Tulip Team were: Leanne Estabrook, John Stanley and Ashley Johnston; and from the Cherry Team were: Emily Birzak and Troy Gleason.

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The Owen Brown Middle School's band concert under the direction of Barbara Girdler is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Oakland Mills High School on Kilimanjaro Road.

On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Owen Brown Middle School String Ensemble, directed by Rebecca Braukein, will be held at the Mayfield Woods Middle School, at 7950 Redbarn Road.

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The Columbia Association's Teen Center is holding auditions for boys and girls, ages 11-17, to record the "teen voice line" which reports teen events and activities.

To schedule an appointment, please call 992-3726. The Teen Center offers the use of its large rooms for dances, meetings and parties free of charge to nonprofit youth organizations, clubs and groups. The facility is accessible to handicaped people.

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