Youngsters getting 'Christmas Pageant' ready for opening night

NEIGHBORS

November 11, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The long hours of juggling rehearsals and homework, repeating lines and reworking acts, soon will be just a pleasant memory for the cast and crew of the Chesapeake High School Theater Group.

That's just what drama coach Vicky Weedon is banking on.

"Some of our youngsters are planning on a career in the theater, but for many this is their first exposure to the hard work involved in presenting a play," Weedon said.

"We picked a play that could involve not only students at the high school but also students from elementary and middle school to help get them involved early.

"We've even gotten two volunteer firefighters, Gary and Mary Jennings from Glen Burnie, in the production."

More than 50 students are in the cast and crew.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will be performed at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the school auditorium.

Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The main characters are played by Katy Agro, Angela Beasley, Jill Blessing, Mike Capps, Randy Clifford, Jonathan Dowling, Chrissy Weedon and Jennifer Weedon.

Lead crew members include Rich Hoska, Carrie Jones, Tabitha Jones, Katy Mulkey, Mandy Quevedo and Mandy Rittmeyer.

Parent volunteers include Walt Glinowiecki, technical director; Judy Quevedo, assistant director; and Maureen Agro, publicity.

For more information, call 255-4722.

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The holiday season gets a terrific send-off this evening and tomorrow when the United Methodist Women at Pasadena United Methodist Church have the annual county bazaar.

The bazaar will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. this evening, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Along with featuring loads of holiday crafts, the bazaar also will have a country store, a nearly new table, a bake table and ceramics.

Youngsters can shop in the St. Nicholas Nook for reasonably priced gifts for family and friends. The Pocket Lady will be stocked with surprises for boys and girls.

Santa will make his appearance at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and will be available for visits and snapshots until noon. Please bring your own camera.

Tonight's menu will feature sliced turkey with the trimmings, and dessert.

Tomorrow, hungry visitors can dine on homemade soups, hot dogs and homemade apple and pumpkin pies.

L Proceeds will benefit community and congregational projects.

The church is at 61 Ritchie Highway. For more details, call 647-3090.

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Stop by Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Beach

Avenue and Third Street in Chelsea Beach, tomorrow between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. for a dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild.

The family-style dinner features your choice of sour beef and dumplings or chicken and potatoes. Green beans, cole slaw, dessert and a beverage is included.

The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Youngsters 3 and under can eat for free. Carryouts will be available at no additional charge.

For more details, call Anne Buckel, 255-4049.

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The Jenkins Memorial Church Aid Society is sponsoring a bake sale tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon at Jamesway in Lake Shore Plaza.

Delicious home-baked confections will be featured.

Proceeds will benefit church activities.

For more details, call 255-5258.

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Runners young and old are invited to participate in the sixth annual 5-mile Hog Neck Scamper event starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Downs Park.

The race is the third and final leg of the Anne Arundel County Executive Series, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders and county Department Recreation and Parks.

Tomorrow's activities will begin at 8:10 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run. At 8:20 a.m., kids 6 and under can stretch their legs in a 100-yard tot trot.

The big 5-mile race will start at 8:30 a.m.

Presentation of awards will follow the race. Turkeys and plaques will be awarded for overall male and female winners. Plaques will also be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in age categories.

Ribbons will be awarded to all tot trot participants.

Registered runners will receive T-shirts and refreshments.

Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. The entry fee is $5. Entry in the tot trot is free. Entrants under 18 must have a parent sign a mandatory release form. Please, no headphones, baby joggers or in-line skates.

For more details, call the Annapolis Striders Hotline, 268-1165, or Mike Busch, 222-7300.

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The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will have its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall on Solley Road.

The speaker will be Dave Blazer, from the state Department of

Natural Resources, who will explain the latest fishing regulations and give a forecast on the 1995 fishing season.

Information and entry forms will be available for the organization's Nov. 19 yellow perch and pike contest in Seaford, Del.

Group spokesman George Bentz invites anglers to hang around after the meeting for a fishing/boating auction.

"We never know what we'll have. It depends on what our members have to sell," he explained.

Members are welcome to bring items to be auction. No fees are involved.

Food and refreshments, to benefit the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company, will be on sale.

For more details, call Bentz, 255-3678.

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A few seats are still available for Chesapeake Womens Club holiday trip to Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine Museum on Dec. 6.

The cost is $55 per person and includes transportation, admission fees and dinner at the Chadsford Inn in Brandywine, Pa.

The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from Lauer's Super Thrift on Edwin Raynor Boulevard and return at 8 p.m.

For ticket details, call 437-1376.

To get news of your community group or activity in the newspaper, call Peg Adamarczyk at 437-6343.

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