Singers, dancers, actors sought for benefit show


January 18, 1995|By LARRY STURGILL

A casting call has gone out for singers, dancers, comedians and other entertainers who would like the opportunity to "break a leg" for charity.

A variety show called "That's Entertainment 1995" will be the spring fund-raiser for the Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary.

Open auditions will be held to select the members of a song-and-dance ensemble and actors for comedy skits and monologues.

The auditions for the variety show will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Route 108 and Old Montgomery Road, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 28.

Those interested in auditioning should come prepared with a song-and-dance routine and sheet music or a short comedy act or monologue.

An accompanist will be available.

"That's Entertainment 1995" will be presented April 29 at Centennial High School.

For additional information, please contact Alicia Slahetka at 796-7367.


Parents should know that the pedestrian overpasses in Columbia are there for a reason -- safety.

A recent observation survey by Columbia Association of overpasses at Columbia Road near Running Brook Elementary School and at Harpers Farm Road near Harper's Choice Village Center found that most adult pedestrians and many young children are not using them.

They are choosing to cross at roadway level, instead.

Both Columbia and Harpers Farm roads have high volumes of traffic, especially in the morning and evening when classes are beginning or students are being dismissed.

Schools near the overpasses are reminding children to use them. Parents should do the same by setting an example.


Volunteer mentors are needed to work with elementary school ** children to help them prepare Type III school projects, educational activities that go beyond regular schoolwork.

A special training session for those who want to help with the Type III projects in any Howard County school will be held at the Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26.

The children already have selected their topics and begun preliminary work on them.

Mentor volunteers should contact the elementary school of their choice.

A complete list of project subjects is available at each school.

In West Columbia, volunteers may call these elementary schools: Bryant Woods, 313-6859; Clemons Crossing, 313-6866; Longfellow, 313-6879; Running Brook, 313-6893; and Swansfield, 313-6907.


Running Brook Regional Early Childhood Center needs a small used refrigerator.

If you have one that you are not using, a donation would be greatly appreciated.

Please call 313-6893.


Cub Scout Pack 615 has announced some achievement awards presented to pack members in December.

Chris Fournier received his Bobcat badge.

Anthony Gomez and Kevin MacAlily got their Bear badges.

And Tommy Farley and Ben Schwartz both achieved Webelos Scout status.

Tommy also was awarded his Artist and Readyman pins.


As usual, the holiday spirit was alive and well in Howard County this year.

Because of a $4,000 donation from the Patuxent Medical Group, Columbia Medical Plan and its employees, Meals on Wheels of Howard County was able to serve almost 900 holiday meals to the home-bound and needy of Howard County.

Jeanette Lazarofsky, Howard County program administrator for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, expresses her gratitude for this generous contribution.

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