Cub Scouts paint, sand their way to derby prizes

NEIGHBORS

March 28, 1995|By NATALIE HARVEY

It doesn't take a computer to figure that 68 Cub Scouts and 28 Pack leaders add up to great experiences for Cub Scout Pack 692.

The boys carved, sanded and painted their entries for the Annual Pinewood Derby this month with winning results.

Wolf Pack's Mark Gravdahl, Christopher Morgan and Scott Davis placed first, second and third.

Bear Pack's John Caldwell, Seth Fanaroff and Andrew White tied for first; with second and third place to Joey Ourand and Robert Ricketts.

Webelos Matthew Kosiba, Tom Morrison and Frank Clarkson earned first, second and third place trophies. All competitors received certificates and ribbons.

Den Leader Paul Caldwell organized the three nights of racing.

Also, den Leader Kem White took the Pack and their families trip to Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont to learn about the maple syrup process.

Rick MacInnes is cubmaster and Mike Derby is committee chairman for the pack, which meets at Waterloo Elementary School. It is sponsored by Glen Mar United Methodist Church of Ellicott City.

Congratulations to all.

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Spring has arrived.

So it must be time to plan for summer camps. Columbia Association, Howard Community College and independent camps provide a diversity of types from sports to theater to crafts to nature to computers to academic for ages three and up.

Much planning goes into designing these classes, which run one and two weeks. Reduced rates (50 percent to 75 percent) are offered by Columbia Association for summer camps.

Applicants must live or work full-time on Columbia-assessed property.

Guidelines are based on income and family size. Call (410) 715-3165 for information.

For college information call: academic, (410) 964-4976 and art/music/theater, (410) 964-4940.

All camp/class sizes are limited. Early registration is suggested.

Youths who are 14 as of June 19 can learn the skills of camp leadership at a counselor-in-training program that prepares them for applying for a paid camp position next summer.

Membership services, (410) 715-3165, can supply details.

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A "Magical Celebration of Reading" marks the opening of the Oakland Mills Reading Center in the Other Barn at 3 p.m. April 30.

Clark the Magician will entertain in the loft with magic based on such children's books as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "The Secret Garden" and "Magical Tales from Many Lands."

Advance tickets are $2; performance day, $2.50.

Reservation information: (410) 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.

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During March Art Month, East Columbia library showcased student work.

Work by Stevens Forest Elementary School's Andrew LoPresto, Jennifer Hersey and Vikram Misra was there.

Art by Sasha Sher and Arthur Douglas' was on display at Howard County Central Library.

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Certified instructor Marilyn Yeagley will teach a "Bob Ross Oil Painting in a Day" workshop April 20 at Oakland Mills' Other Barn.

Students will learn how complete a painting in a day.

Bob Ross' technique of painting with a large paint brush is familiar to TV audiences.

A sample of his work can be seen at the Other Barn. Information: 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237

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Carmen Johnson and Linda Linton were honored as February Volunteers of the month at Stevens Forest Elementary School.

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Owen Brown Place Apartments' residents are having a traditional bazaar/flea market April 8.

Jeanette Roman, chairwoman of the event, said tables still are available for rental at a cost of $2 for residents and $5 for nonresidents.

The public is invited to visit the free bazaar which will include refreshments and a bake sale. (Browsing the tables can work up an appetite.)

Organization has been under the supervision of committee members: Arina Kalikhman, Dorothy Wells, Francis Snyder, Pearl Bogas, Bill Wiess and Ida Manns.

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"An Evening of Scottish Entertainment" will be presented at 7:30 Saturday at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Kings Contrivance Village.

Authentic Scottish music and dancing will be presented by the Pipes and Drums of Tir Na Mhairi, Ceoltoiri and Catherine Fisher School of Highland Dancing. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Information: 381-4815.

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On April 6, "Variations on a Seam," a fiber network exhibit, opens in the Main Gallery and mixed media artwork of Columbia Trio: Nolan, Wenocur and McDonough opens in Studio I Gallery at the Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

The reception is open to the public. Gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, noon until 5 p.m.

Two family art program workshops for making Mother's Day and Father's Day handmade gifts are planned for the spring.

Information: 410-730-0075.

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Registration begins today and Thursday at East Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way for free programs "All Together Now," which runs from April 4 to 25, "Cottontales" on April 6, and "You and Me, Babe" on April 7.

The times and age groups vary with each program. Parents and care givers are asked to remain with the children.

Information: (410) 313-7750.

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Students Joel Selby and Kristen Zwobot, Stevens Forest Elementary School, hope that the their fellow students take part in their project, "Walk-In, Walk With A Friend" this Friday, April 25 and May 1.

Their idea is twofold: improve health and the environment.

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