There are many choices for entertainment during holiday season

NEIGHBORS

November 24, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

Happy Thanksgiving! Traditions set this holiday apart. Families share unique legacies that make Thanksgiving individual.

My sister, Connie, called from Pennsylvania as she prepared her family feast to ask for a recipe for frozen fruit salad. It's an old recipe, full of calories and fat, but wonderful. For my svelte sister, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it, for we shared it every Thanksgiving as we grew up.

My family and I hope you and your family share foods and more blessings than you can count this Thanksgiving.

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Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah begins at sunset Sunday and continues for eight days, during which Jews all over the world will recall the victory of Judas Maccabeus and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. Candles lighted in menorahs will commemorate the miracle of a small vial of oil that burned for eight days.

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With the holiday season upon us, you have many choices for entertainment.

The Glenelg High School Drama Department presents Thornton

Wilder's "The Matchmaker," at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 4.

Ron Oaks directs this sidesplitting comedy, with assistance from student directors Jason Murray and Kathryn Hughes. The play, which inspired "Hello, Dolly," takes place in Yonkers and New York City around the turn of the century, and Glenelg's stagecraft class has built four stylized sets to take us back in time.

Tom Kouyeas plays Horace Vandergelder, and Mary Marland is the matchmaker, Dolly Levi. Chris Connolly, Chris Trimper, Sara Johnson, Karyn Casper, Kristine Pirnia, Jeb Johnston, Wes Curtis, Suzie Wolfinger, Eric Miles, Upkar Chana, Emily Gault, Chris Miles, Mike Schwartz and Nick Taxiarhou make up the cast.

Between acts, Glenelg students will present olios, vaudeville and musical entertainment traditionally presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.

Tickets for "The Matchmaker," which are available at the school office, from a drama student, or at the door, are $5.

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The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its founder, Angelo Gatto of Glenwood, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4. This opening concert of the orchestra's 31st season will be in the Fine and Performing Arts Theater at $H Catonsville Community College.

The concert will feature the concerto winners of the 1994 International Young Artist Piano Competition.

.` Tickets are $8. Call 442-5645.

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Gethsemane Baptist Church on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood celebrated Thanksgiving last night at its annual service. They have more offerings for the holidays in the next few weeks. At 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 the Gethsemane Adult Choir will present "Adoration In Search of a King." This dramatic hour long Christmas musical reminds listeners of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Complimentary tickets are available by calling 442-5853.

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Sunday is the final day for the Dayton Rod and Gun Club to gather for its fall turkey and ham shoots. Admission for this social afternoon, which begins at 1 p.m., is free. Competitors pay $2.50 per shoot, and the winners will carry home turkeys and hams. The Dayton Rod and Gun Club is off Green Bridge Road, between Triadelphia Mill Road and Ten Oaks Road in Dayton.

B6 For more information, call Paul Brown at 531-3238.

If you've put off starting your holiday shopping, don't panic. Help here. Plan a trip between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 3 to the Holly Bell Christmas Bazaar at Lisbon United Methodist Church.

Besides the usual crafts, Christmas decorations, and white elephants typical of a church bazaar.

The selection of gifts, hand made candies, and baked goods is considerable. They also have dried flower wreaths, swags, and trees. For the children there are activities in the children's room .. and photos with Santa. Stay for lunch and enjoy delicious homemade food. The church is at 15875 Frederick Road in Lisbon, next to the Lisbon Elementary school.

Phone 489-7245.

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Greenbridge Pottery in Dayton is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon until 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18.

Phone 531-3181 for directions to the Pottery on Green Bridge Road.

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Tatiana's is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Tatiana is showing paintings, prints, and photographs in a collection called "Angels."

You may purchase pottery, glass, jewelry, and art there, or you may just browse to see all the angels. Call 442-1144.

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The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is ready to take your order for holiday citrus fruit. Order by Dec. 1 for delivery on Dec. 10. This month you can order navel oranges for $16.50 for a four-fifths bushel (about 40 pounds) and $10.25 for a two-fifth bushel (about 20 pounds.) Pink grapefruit are $15 for a four-fifths bushel and $9.50 for a two-fifths bushel. Place your order in the office at the high school during school hours.

The Glenelg Marching Unit is also offering Entertainment '95," coupon booklets that allows you free and reduced price admission, food, sports, travel and retail packages. Most people who buy these books find they save far more than the $35 price of the book. They make interesting gifts, too.

Choose the Baltimore North or Baltimore South edition from a marching unit member or at the school office.

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