Lessons about construction drive building block competition

NEIGHBORS

February 15, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

Talbott Springs Elementary School students, grades one through five, will take part in a national "Kids' Block Building Competition" tomorrow, at the school, 9550 Basket Ring Road in the Village of Oakland Mills.

The National Association of Women in Construction, sponsors of the contest, will be on hand to help and supervise construction. Each student will be given 100 interlocking blocks to build a project of their choice.

Additional materials will be available to enhance their projects, which will be built after school, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

One student will be selected to enter the national NSWC competition.

The event provides an opportunity for the students to learn about careers in construction as well as use their basic education skills and imagination in designing a building.

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The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Church, is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, Oakland Mills Village. Cost: adults, $3.50; children under 12, $2.50; family, $12; children under 3, free. Information: 964-1434.

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"Do Jews Need To Believe in Jesus to be Saved?" will be the discussion topic of representatives Rabbi Shira Lander and Rev. Christopher Leighton from the Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies at Shabbat Services, at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Temple Isaiah sanctuary at Oakland Mills Meeting House, Oakland Mills Village. Information: 730-8277.

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Jeffers Hill Elementary School has listed the following Citizens of the Week and Readers of the Day from Jan. 24 through Feb. 4. "Citizens" were: Alex Bonneau, Rock McConnell, Sarah Cooley, Paul Concannon, Catrina Kringen, Charlie Morris, Michael Sullivan, Meghan Brohawn, Brett Brown, Mark Grgurich, Erica McMiller and Sean Dotterer. "Readers" were: Giovanni Faudale, Teri Vaughn, Dana Shepherd, Michael Sykes, Ryan Robinson, Michael Misiaszek, Niquita Meyers, Nwanda Ekweani and Gordon Wall.

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Grassroots Shelter needs at least two volunteers to help provide food for 20 people each Thursday. Grassroots, 6700 Freetown Road, next to Atholton High School, can provide casserole recipes which are easy to prepare and will serve 10 people. For more information about times, facilities, etc., please call 531-6677.

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Middle and high school students are invited to "The Rec" at the Teen Center, the Barn, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center, Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is basketball, ping-pong, table hockey, pool and even cooking. No fee. No reservation. Just walk in and have fun. Information: 992-3726.

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Investing your hard-earned money is always a big decision. Pinnacle Advisory Group, 9891 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 407, is sponsoring a lunchtime workshop for potential and active investors, Feb. 23, to discuss no-load mutual funds. The $10 fee includes lunch. The following Saturday, Feb. 26, PAG will hold another workshop for investors from 9 a.m. to noon for a $75 fee. Reservations and information: 995-6630.

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Middle school students interested in leading the cheers next year for their high school's sports events can attend a four-week Cheerleading Workshop at the Teen Center, the Barn, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center, beginning Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Residents pay $15; nonresidents pay $17. Registration and information: 992-3726.

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"Seven Ways To Raise Bookworms" is a workshop for parents to help them with practical and positive methods of teaching reading and thinking at home. Owen Brown Community Center is sponsoring the evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 28, and materials are included in the $20 fee. Registration and information: 531-5248.

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If you and your children have not had the pleasure of seeing a Bob Brown's Puppets show, now is the time to register for the production of "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 27 can be purchased for $3.50 at the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center. Information: 730-4610.

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Dasher Green Co-Op Nursery School will hold its admissions lottery at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village Center. Parents are reminded that there is a $35 registration fee and they should bring car insurance information and their childrens' birth certificates. Information: 410-381-1067.

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High School seniors who have exhibited exceptional efforts in community service are invited to apply for one of the four $1,000 Spear Family Scholarships offered by the Columbia Association. Applications are available at Village Community Centers. Information: 715-3170.

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It is never too early for teachers and students to apply for summer jobs. Teachers, college students and recreation leaders are needed for counselor positions in the half-day Oakland Mills Summer Camps.

Pre-school, camping, CPR and/or First Aid certification are bonus qualifications. Teens who enjoy working with children are invited to apply for assistant counselor, too.

Children ages 3 to 8 attend the camps, which are in session from June 20 until July 29. Pick up an application at the Other Barn or call 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.

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