Former circus clown to explain puppet-making to students

NEIGHBORS

February 20, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ARTIST/AUTHOR David Wisniewski will visit Stevens Forest Elementary School March 1. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Association, Mr. Wisniewski will give four presentations to accommodate all students.

After training and working as a clown at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he and his wife turned their artistic interests to producing a shadow puppetry theater troupe, "Clarion Shadow Theater."

He's is also the author of five children's books, which he illustrated with cut-paper artwork.

He will demonstrate construction of puppets and jointed figures, and show how using an overhead projector provides scenic effects using fabric, wax paper and plastic.

Since his guest appearance is also a PTA fund-raiser, there will be a book-signing during his visit. School librarian Chris Meyer invites parents to participate. Call 313-6900 for information.

German art

Sunday's "A Taste of German Art" will be of interest to adults who enjoy art discussions. Artist Kafi Waters will present slides and samples of the works of internationally famous Kathe Kollwitz.

Ms. Waters will lead a discussion about art and female artists. Samples of German beers and appetizers will be served during the 2 p.m.-to-4 p.m. salon. Pre-registration, $10, is required. Call 730-0075 for information.

Senior issues

Thursday is the deadline for seniors to register for the "Senior Issues" meeting Saturday at 10 a.m.

Roy Lyons, Long Reach Village Columbia Council representative, will be representing east Columbia.

Columbia Association staff members Maggie Brown and Ann Scherr will be at the meeting to listen and take notes on seniors' needs and issues.

Please call Carol Wasser, 715-3161, at CA to register.

Couple communication

Kenneth Williams, executive director of Christian Counseling Services at 9650 Santiago Road, Oakland Mills, is accepting registration for his spring class, "Couple Communication Skills."

"Helping couples to build a more satisfying relationship by communicating better about day-to-day issues and resolving conflicts," is the purpose of the six-week seminar," Mr. Williams explained in describing the program, which was developed at the University of Minnesota Family Study Center.

The Saturday classes begin March 2. Information: (410) 995-5587 or (301) 596-5759.

County band member

Jeffers Hill Elementary School Band Director Wayne Binder has announced that Paul Concannon, a fifth-grader at the school, has been selected to play in he Howard County Elementary Band.

Student TGIF

Hammond High School students are invited to TGIF at Amherst House, after school Friday at 2:15 p.m. to play cards, listen to music or just hang out. Snacks are free and sodas are 25 cents.

For home sellers

Green lawns, flowering landscape and a new coat of paint are all selling aids when putting your home on the market.

Vicki Thompson Jones will discuss specifics of creating an inviting atmosphere for a home buyer at her seminar, "Preparing Your Home For Resale" at Owen Brown Community Center at 7 p.m. March 4.

Call today, (410) 381-0202 or (410) 730-5122 for reservations.

Floral design

Interior decorating is important for your home, too. Floral designer Rebecca Griffin is holding a "Spring Floral" workshop Saturday morning at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village.

Deadline for registration at Amherst House is Wednesday.

Show tunes review

"Just Off Broadway" is just the thing to see to break up the February blahs. Hammond High School students will be presenting a revue of popular musical numbers from familiar Broadway musicals Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Film arts and drama teacher Mary Jane Sasser invites students' families and friends to come out for an evening of February fun.

Tickets cost $5 at the door on performances nights.

Information: 313-7615.

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