With ice week behind us, let us think of fun, sunshine and warmth

NEIGHBORS

January 27, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

A local man shivering in the cold last week was heard to say that if the weather didn't improve, he was going to need psychiatric help. Does that sum up your feelings about ice week, too? Now we need a little fun to keep our dispositions sunny and our hearts warm.

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After a week of sledding and sliding, kids are back in school. None of the students at St. Louis School in Clarksville want to miss a day next week. That is when they're celebrating Catholic Schools Week.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. there will be a Catholic Schools Week Mass. Monday is Teachers' Day, and eighth-graders will prepare lunch for the teachers. Tuesday is the school's annual Open House and Parent Visitation Day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This is your chance to see the classrooms, and to see teachers and students at St. Louis in action. In the afternoon, the students will display their artistry in a talent show, which is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday morning eighth-grade students will teach grades kindergarten through fourth grade during the first period. Youngsters in grades kindergarten through third will feast on make-your-own ice cream sundaes. At 1:15 p.m., seventh- and eighth-graders battle it out in two basketball games for boys and girls.

Thursday, students in grades four through eight make sundaes. Friday's focus is on "From Sea to Shining Sea," the culmination of a month's work of learning about states.

Each class in grades kindergarten through fourth grade will decorate their classroom, dress in state costumes, offer samples of "local" cuisine, and take parents on "tours" of Hawaii, Texas, Arkansas, New York and Alaska.

The kids advise parents to pack their bags (carry-ons only) and travel with them to some of their favorite states.

For more information about these activities, call the school at 531-6664.

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To get your toes tapping and your heart pumping, we suggest a major dose of jazz legend Maynard Ferguson. He will appear with his Big Bop Nouveau Band at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Glenelg High School.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. This one might be a sellout, so advance tickets are recommended.

Your ticket entitles you to attend Maynard Ferguson's music clinic at the school at 2:30 p.m. the day of the concert.

For tickets, send a check made out to the Glenelg High School Band to Glenelg High School Mucic Department, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg 21737. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, and indicate if you will attend the afternoon clinic.

Call 313-5533 for more information.

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How do a reverse raffle and dinner dance sound to you? The folks at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church are planning their third annual gathering to raise money for their church building fund.

In most raffles, the holder of the first ticket drawn wins the prize, but at St. Francis, it's the last ticket that wins big. You may also win plum premiums like free dinners, products, movie tickets and services such as financial planning. The event is April 30, but right now they need donations for the reverse raffle.

Organizers would like to present a spectacular raffle and dinner dance this year. They would appreciate the help of someone who is an event planner or promoter.

Chairman Bruce Holstein says his committee would be grateful for any constructive ideas, and they will acknowledge all the help they receive in as public a way as possible.

If you would like to contribute a raffle prize or volunteer to help plan the Reverse Raffle and Dinner Dance, call Mr. Holstein at (301) 776-4588.

And be sure to mark your calendar for April 30. This social gathering is festive!

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zTC Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville had to cancel its Open House Sunday. The new date for the Open House is Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call the school at 442-5888 for more information.

The Parent Teacher Family (PTF) organization at Chapelgate will hold an officers and committee chairpersons meeting at the school at 7 p.m. Wednesday .

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Angelo Gatto of Glenwood will conduct the 88-member Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra in a 30th anniversary gala at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Opera House.

The orchestra, which will travel to Italy for performances this summer, will be joined by the Hampton String Quartet and concert choirs from Atholton High School, Baltimore City College and Wilde Lake High School.

Tickets, which range in price from $10 to $25, are available through the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra 442-5645, the Lyric Box Office, Ticketmaster and all Hecht Co. stores.

After the performance, there will be a reception for current and former orchestra members.

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It's just a little more than a month away. Students in the junior (grades seven through nine) and senior (grades 10 through 12) all-state orchestras, bands and choruses will spend the weekend of March 4-6 rehearsing and performing at the Maryland Music Education Association's Annual Inservice Conference.

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