Scores of students took part this spring in the Waugh Chapel Elementary School program "I Love to Read."
Once a student or staff member read a minimum of four hours they were officially on the reading incentive team. A minimum of six hours of reading earned a white ribbon, eight hours a red ribbon and 10 hours a blue ribbon.
Twenty-two staff members and 262 students read a minimum of four hours. White ribbons were awarded to 44 participants, red ribbons to 34 and blue ribbons to 206.
Top readers in each grade were given T-shirts from the Center for the Book, which is housed at the Library of Congress: Brittany Bevins, Early Childhood Intervention, 16 hours; Bryan Ward, kindergarten, 24 hours; Mary Catherine Nowottnick, David Nowottnick and Michael Nowottnick, first grade, 24 hours each; Matthew Ward, second grade, 53 hours; Brian Stiffler, third grade, 36 hours; Nichole Waters, fourth grade, 48 hours; Kathleen Ferner, fifth grade, 71 hours.
* Today from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., an open house will be held at Waugh Chapel's renovated media center and computer lab. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Donations of new hardcover children's books for the center are welcome.
Dorothy Bowser will present a fashion show at 11 a.m. today at O'Malley Senior Center.
Ms. Bowser's students will model and exhibit their clothing and other projects constructed during their class.
The center also will hold a sewing workshop for three consecutive Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning June 13. The workshop, conducted by Ms. Bowser, is free, but registration is required.
For more information on either event, call 222-6227 or 951-9515.
The singles group at Heritage Church of God in Severn is sponsoring a retreat Friday and Saturday to Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
The event -- "Single With A Mission" -- will feature workshops and sightseeing.
For more information, call Janie Gaskins at 551-8500 or 519-0393.
The second annual Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds.
Plans include an auction of merchandise and services contributed by local businesses, food and drink booths, plants, craft tables, quilting demonstrations, face painting and entertainment by clowns and local performers.
Proceeds will be used to help pay for the remodeled kitchen and social hall.
For more information, call the church office at 410-674-2272.
Looking for bargains? Cub Scout Pack 127 of Odenton will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Odenton Shopping Center.