March is National Music in Our Schools month, so it is fitting that the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Barry P. Enzman, offers a concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the school.
Guest artist Tom Strohman, an active performer and teacher, will play "Impressions" by John Coltrane, and "Paul," a tribute to jazz great Paul Desmond.
The Glenelg group will dazzle you with a mix of jazz that runs from swing to jazz rock. Purchase your $5 tickets from any member of the Glenelg High School Marching Unit or at the door. Phone 313-5528.
Hungry for a real country breakfast? The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville has your ticket.
They'll serve scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, applesauce, biscuits and gravy, home fries, juice and coffee from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday in the Banquet Hall at the fire station.
Adults pay $5, children pay $2.50, and youngsters under the age of 4 eat free. Call 531-3984.
On April 1 and 2, young Western Howard County residents Melissa Anderson, Katie Turner and Thomas and Laura Stacey will skate in four performances of the Columbia Figure Skating Club's production of "The Sound of Music."
More than 100 skaters will dazzle the audience with their skill and speed. Tickets for the extravaganza at the Columbia Ice Rink are $10 for adults and $8 for children.
On March 30, the club will have a dress rehearsal preview performance at 6 p.m. for an audience of senior citizens, scout troops and other nonprofit groups.
Tickets are $4. Call 461-7345.
FTC Congratulations to Carly Barron and Laura Hildebrand of Bushy Park and Patrick Arndt and John Glover of Pointers Run Elementary School.
Their artwork is on display at the Central Branch of the Howard County Public Library.
Kenny Hatfield, Amy Horton and Kristen Folsom of Bushy Park have puppets on display at the new East Columbia Branch of the library. Michelle Easter, Ellie Vekert and Conrad Heinz of Pointers Run have Norman Catherine Chairs on exhibit at the East Columbia Branch.
Matt Pontius, a seventh grader at Mount View Middle School, is a super basketball player. Now science teacher Tom Albert sends Matt congratulations for his skill and dedication in the production of an interactive computer game.
Youngsters and adult leaders who participate in 4-H will tell you that hard work and personal growth are more important than the results of 4-H projects.
Recently two local 4-H clubs had awards ceremonies.
Heather Feaga reports that the Hare Raisers club honored Carol Gralia with their leader award. Emily Marcellino, Kristina Peles, Jessica Lynch and Paula Leifer received new member awards.
Hard-working Hare Raiser awards went to Lori Tvarkunas, Daphne O'Donnell, Laura O'Donnell, Nick Baker, Reed Gralia, Chris Lundred-Busch and Emily Jacques. Alex Gralia was the 4-H graduate.
Heather scored the most points for participation in club activities, followed by Laura Feaga, Jason Barker, Katie Yeiser, Jennifer Lundred-Busch, Karen Becka, Karen Barger and Julia Lemich.
The Happy Hounds 4-H Club gave achievement awards to Alison Brown for her volunteer work with Pets on Wheels at local nursing homes and to Alina Bals and Jennifer Melichar for Good Sportsmanship. Alina earned an award for her work with Fidos for Freedom fund-raisers and shared the Best 4-H Spirit award with Melina Boyer. Daniela Bals, Alicia Gravois and Ian Boyer won awards for their efforts for Fidos for Freedom, and Ian was recognized for receiving the second highest score in the country as a handler.
Melina was honored for her outstanding work as the club's first reporter. Elizabeth Brokaw is the club's Best New Rookie. Jennifer Melichar had perfect attendance at 4-H meetings and did more than 1,275 hours of community service in Pets on Wheels and Fidos for Freedom, earning her the club's Community Service Award. Marianne Russo won the Best Leadership award, and Dorothy West is the club's 4-Her with the most project growth. Unsung heroes are the parents who arrange for their children to participate in 4-H.