DANCING, DINNER and auctions are just part of the fun expected by the Glenelg High School Booster Club as it organizes its annual bash.
TC This year, the organizers plan a new menu and impressive silent and live auctions for the March 9 event at Turf Valley Country Club.
Cris Farley, Patty Lewis, Sharon Keeny and Carole Asbury are accepting donations for the auctions. They are seeking donated tickets for sporting events; restaurant dinners, lunches and brunches; use of vacation homes; and services, such as grass-cutting, snowplowing, manicures and haircuts.
If you are an accountant, you can offer your services for filing income tax forms. Popular items at other auctions include memberships for a season at sports clubs and attendance at weeklong summer sports camps for youngsters.
Use your imagination and call Cris Farley at (301) 854-6308, Patty Lewis at 442-5565, Sharon Keeny at (301) 854-0924 or Carole Asbury at 489-7277.
ed Concert series
This year's Glenelg Country School concert series will begin at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 when violinist Zoltan Szabo and pianist Reynaldo G. Reyes visit the school for a musical evening in the Manor House formal parlors.
Feb. 24, Brock and the Rockets, an eight-member a cappella group, will present a high-energy evening of blues, ballads and doo-wop.
March 9, solo harpist Sirin Pancaroglu will play classic and contemporary pieces.
Seating is cabaret-style, with light refreshments, wine and soft drinks included in the $14 ticket price. Tickets for the series cost $36. Call 531-6238.
In the past four months, Gethsemane Baptist Church of Glenwood has welcomed 40 new members.
Pastor Tim King appointed a building task force, which will begin meeting this month to look at the church's options for accommodating its fast-growing membership.
The task force will consider the purchase of land, construction of a new church, an addition to the Gethsemane building and other options. Gethsemane members now use the Gethsemane building on Burntwoods Road and space at Glenelg High School for their services and Sunday school.
For information about the church, call 442-5853.
In the wake of the Blizzard of '96, with snowbanks everywhere, the Glenelg High School Marching Unit's fruit sale continues on schedule. You can pick up your fruit as planned Saturday afternoon at the school.
Magnet program meeting
Western Howard County students and parents who would like to know more about the technology magnet program may attend hourlong meetings at area middle schools soon.
To hear more about the technology magnet school, which will be part of River Hill High School, listen and ask questions Jan. 30 at Clarksville Middle School, Feb. 6 at Mount View Middle School or Feb. 7 at Glenwood Middle School.
All three meetings will begin at 7 p.m., and experts will attend to explain the program and answer questions.
Cabin fever is running high these days. Fortunately, someone anticipated our problem and is offering Cabin Fever Dance V to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, join your friends and neighbors at the Lisbon Fire Hall for a dance and music by a disc jockey.
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Admission includes beer and setups.
Call Tricia Snyder at 442-1016.
Honored at church
When remarkable people go out of their way to serve others for years, folks notice. Hilda Woodall, 91, was honored by Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville at a recent church service.
The United Methodist Women gave a plaque in her honor to recognize her for the many dinners she and her husband, Earle, held for new church members, the countless chicken salad luncheons she gave to raise money for the church and for overseeing the development of church kitchen needs.
Mrs. Woodall hand-wrote postcard invitations to county officials and others inviting them to church suppers for years. In her box seat by the church entrance, Mrs. Woodall, a retired teacher and active poet, is an unofficial greeter for new people at the church. The members of the church are proud of her.