Arts school to present 'Alice'

NEIGHBORS

June 01, 1994|By LARRY STURGILL

The Columbia School of Theatrical Arts is presenting "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Slayton House Theatre in Wilde Lake Village Center.

This adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's story is directed by Longfellow resident Karen Hardcastle, who is an administrator and instructor at the theatrical arts school.

A number of children from West Columbia are members of the "Alice in Wonderland" cast.

Emily Barth portrays the carpenter; Lindsey Bloom is the White Rabbit; Michelle Dvoskin plays the walrus; Reva Eskinazi is an unbirthday party guest; Calli Goss is the Cheshire cat; Michelle Hasson, Jackie Kahler, Karen Kreis and Helena Ota are flowers; Sara Red is a dormouse; Michal Sachs is the March Hare; Rebecca Wolozin is a field mouse; and Mary Beth Wood portrays a caucus racer.

Tickets are $3. For additional information, call 730-3987 or 992-7853.

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The Columbia School of Theatrical Arts is now celebrating its 23rd year under the leadership of Toby Orenstein. Toby is a Columbia institution, and has served as guide and inspiration for many young actors over the years.

The heralded theatrical school for children registering students for its Summer Music Theatre Camp for children between the ages of 8 and 14. The camp will run from July 5-30, and will culminate in a production of "The Hobbit" to be presented at Toby's Dinner Theatre on July 30.

If you are a parent who believes your child has the talent and the desire to become an actor or actress, this is an excellent opportunity to find out. Skill and placement auditions for students will be scheduled.

Registrations for the school's regular fall classes also are being accepted. For additional information about the summer camp, or the fall classes, please call Toba Barth at 992-7853.

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A number of West Columbia scouts have reached the pinnacle of scouting by achieving the status of Gold Scout for young women and Eagle Scout for young men. To reach this level in scouting requires many years of hard work and a remarkably strong dedication to the traditions of scouting.

On May 24, these young men and women were honored at an awards ceremony sponsored by Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker.

Achieving the designation of Gold Scout was Kelly George, a member of Troop 1003.

Achieving the designation of Eagle Scout were Patrick Kelly Jr., Troop 618; Matthew Radik, Troop 522; and Nigel Ridgeway, Troop 361.

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On Saturday, county residents have the chance to make their homes and their community just a little bit safer. The day has been designated as Gun Turn In Day.

The event is sponsored by the Howard County General Hospital, the Howard County Clergy for Social Justice, Enough is Enough Inc., the Howard County Police Department, the county sheriff's office and the county state's attorney's office.

Anyone can take advantage of this "no questions asked" PTC opportunity to dispose of firearms and ammunition of any type. Simply bring them to the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia, between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All of the firearms collected will be destroyed.

County police Chief James Robey and members of the sheriff's department will be on hand to ensure the safety of individuals turning in guns.

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The Slayton House Theatre in Wilde Lake Village is closing out this season's film series at 4 p.m. Sunday with a dinner presentation of a classic and particularly beguiling French film, "La Belle et La Bete" ("The Beauty and the Beast").

Director Jean Cocteau's hauntingly beautiful and visually stunning 1946 version of this classic fable stars Jean Marais and Josette Day.

"The Beauty and the Beast" story has been popularized on stage, screen and television, but Cocteau's version is probably the most creative and most sophisticated rendition of the tragic love story that has captured the hearts of millions of people.

After the film, there will be a short discussion led by author and film historian David Pierce, and a light buffet supper, including wine.

Admission for this event is $8 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required. This film is not suggested for viewing by young children.

For additional information, call 730-3987.

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Current and future technology buffs won't want to miss the fourth annual High Tech Learning Expo in the Galleria at Howard Community College on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be more than 30 displays, exhibits and hands-on workshops where parents and kids can see how computer technology is applied in the home, classrooms, and laboratories, and learn how they are used to produce Hollywood's dazzling special effects.

Admission is free. For more information, call 992-4828.

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The Dorsey's Search Merchant's Association is again presenting the popular evening Sunset Sound Concert Series. The concerts will be held every Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the courtyard garden area of Dorsey's Search Village Center.

Tomorrow evening, the concert will feature the music of The Reasons.

Future Thursday evening concerts will feature: Sean & Kelly (June 9); the Baltimore Express Band (June 16); the Swanee River Ragtime Band (June 23); the Satyr Hill Band (June 30); the Heritage Barbershop Quartet (July 7); the Joe Carta Country & Western Band (July 14); and Partners in Song (July 21).

In the event of rain, concerts will be canceled. For additional concert information, call 730-4005.

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