School to celebrate anniversary

NEIGHBORS

April 11, 1994|By CINDY PARR

The Montessori School of Westminster will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday with "Puttin' on The Ritz -- Extravaganza 1994."

The event will take place at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster and feature a goods and services auction, dinner and music.

More than 400 items will be presented for bidding by Tom O'Farrell of T. R. O'Farrell Inc.

Set for sale in the auction are vacation getaways, rare glassware, a wood playhouse and other enticing items.

Guests attending the auction will enjoy a prime rib buffet dinner while listening to the music of the Howard Burns quartet. A cash bar also will be available for guests.

"We are on our sixth year for the auction [benefiting the Montessori School]. Two have been art auctions and the last four have been goods and services auctions," said Aimee Larson, co-chairman of the event.

"The auction has been very successful and it has helped us generate a lot of money for the school. The money has helped us keep our tuition down, and it has gone into our capital budget to help with the growth we are experiencing."

At present, 88 families send

their children to the Montessori School of Westminster. Some 90 students attend preschool through fourth grade.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $18 per person at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers, Forget-Me-Not in Westminster and The Postman Plus in the Finksburg Plaza. They also may be purchased at the door for $25.

Information: 751-6030.

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Sport card collectors, rejoice.

Saturday and Sunday, a variety of sport card enthusiasts will at Cranberry Mall exhibiting their collections during operating hours both days.

Information: 876-8870.

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More fun is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Elementary School as the PTO sponsors its annual Spring Fling.

Games, face painting, white elephant table, bake table, student cake auction, plants, crafts, Mother's Day table, raffle, food and door prizes will highlight the event.

Admission is free.

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The sounds of the Old Line Statesmen Chorus of Carroll County will resound at 3 p.m. Sunday from the stage at Westminster High School.

The chorus will present its 11th annual show, featuring old-fashioned barbershop tunes, a capella singing and doo-wop.

Sally Thorner, news anchorwoman at WJZ-TV, will serve as master of ceremonies. She also will present the Award of Harmony to a community member selected from individuals nominated by civic organizations in Carroll County.

Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased in advance at Coffey Music and Stu's Music, both in Westminster. The box office at Westminster High School also will sell tickets before the show.

Seniors 70 or older will be admitted free.

Information: 489-7270 or 526-6842.

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The Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library will present "Shining Stars in Your Community" at 7 p.m. April 18.

Guest storytellers will entertain children 5 and older with some of their favorite tales.

Guests will include: Westminster Police Officer Misty Sanders, Katherine Moore of Prestige Cable TV, District Judge Joann Ellinghaus-Jones and Dr. Greg Burbelo.

Registration is required.

Information or to register: 848-4250.

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If you're like me, much of your spare time in recent weeks has been spent cleaning out dresser drawers and closets.

It's the season for spring cleaning, getting rid of the old and replacing it with new.

In my case, it's when the outgrown sizes from older children get handed down to younger siblings.

That works well, until no one is left in line. If that's the case, there's a place for your children's second-hand clothes.

The Junior Woman's Club of Westminster needs clothes, toys, children's books and games for its annual Kids' Consignment Sale in September.

The sale is a good way for consignors to make some extra cash while helping this philanthropic organization raise funds.

Details regarding the consignment sale will be forthcoming as the sale draws near.

In the meantime, hold on to those quality second-hand clothes.

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