Skaters to perform 'Mary Poppins on Ice'

NEIGHBORS

March 08, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

"Mary Poppins On Ice" is the Columbia Figure Skating Club's 20th Spring Ice Extravaganza, and performances are scheduled March 26 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and March 27 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The club's performances sell out early so stop at the Columbia Ice Rink, at the Oakland Mills Shopping Center, as soon as possible. The price is right at $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Information: (410) 730-0322 or (410) 730-3760.

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Results are in for the first phase of the "Perfect Attendance" competition at Stevens Forest Elementary School.

The best results for individual classes on a basis of 25 days (several snow days intervened) were: Joanne Mezei and Michelle Kupiec's kindergarten classes; Cara Cassell and Judy Gottsagen's first-grade classes; Deborah Osborn's second-grade class; Sarita Payne's third-graders, Peggy Higgs' fourth grade and Ural Hogan's fifth-grade class.

Each student won a soft pretzel.

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Dr. Robert Conley, of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, will be the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Howard County.

Dr. Conley and Beth Gayle, senior social worker at MPRC, will answer questions concerning drugs used for the treatment of schizophrenia and depression.

Information: 730-5977.

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The Columbia Art Center, in Long Reach Village Shopping Center, is presenting an innovative exhibit that can be viewed in progress.

The "Realm of the Serpent" is a seven-week exhibit opening March 14. A reception for the public is scheduled for April 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The three artists who comprise Art For Change Partnership, Julie van Hemert, Beth Kosterich and Wendy Bush Hackney, have created individual and collaborative art works.

Dates and guest speakers for a series of lectures planned for March and April. Dates for the lectures and workshops will be announced later.

Information: 730-0075.

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Stevens Forest Elementary School's recent student Read-a-Thon served a double purpose: The girls and boys read and enjoyed books of their own choice and earned a total of $1,563.25 for the Maryland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Individual students' donations ranged from $1.01 to $258.

Keep up the reading kids, it always pays off.

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On the subject of reading: Parents are invited to bring their toddlers to Childrens' Story Hour every Thursday morning, at 10 a.m., at the Cover To Cover Bookstore/Cafe in Owen Brown Shopping Center.

Information: 410-381-9200.

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Body and Soul, an aerobics and weight training workout designed to the rhythm of contemporary Christian music, is held Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. at Grace Community Church, at Route 108 and Rumsey Road in Oakland Mills.

Child care is available. Information: 301-604-9529.

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Another scholarship opportunity: High school seniors who are dependents of active duty or retired enlisted military personnel may apply for the NCO/EM Wives Club scholarships.

Deadline is March 31 for requests, which must be accompanied by grade transcripts from the student's junior year and the first half the senior year.

Mail to: NCO/EM Wives Club, P.O. Box 105, Fort Meade, Md. 20755. Information: 551-5120.

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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is presenting a Lenten series, "Soup, Speaker and Stations" each Friday in March at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. Soup is served at 6 p.m.; the speaker is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. and stations 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, Chris Youstra will speak on "Journey Through The Wasteland: Ethics In Media. What Are We Seeing? Hearing?"

"Journey With Women: Models of Christian Faith " will be presented March 18 by Bishop Frank Murphy.

Joanne Kehoe who recently visited Haiti, will discuss, "Mothers Still Suffer At The Cross: The Reality of Haiti Today."

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The Columbia Medical Plan is holding a cholesterol screening program at the Supreme Sports Club today and tomorrow, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There is a nominal charge of $3. Appointments can be made by calling 381-5355.

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High School juniors who are residents of Long Reach Village are invited to apply for a nonvoting membership on the village board.

Applicants are asked to send a letter stating their reasons for wanting to join the board to: Attention: Youth Board Member, Long Reach Community Association, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia, Md. 21045.

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