Best revenge on home-sales hosts: Invite them to party of your own

Neighbors

March 13, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Don't forget to mark next Saturday on your calendar. It's my Tupperware party, my friend reminded me.

Tupperware? A fine product available in a dazzling array of colors. But doesn't one need to cook in order to have leftovers to preserve?

"The culinary impaired such as yourself often give it as gifts," she suggested sarcastically. "Besides, didn't you learn anything at the Pampered Chef demonstration at Connie's?"

Yes, I did attend such an event. Cooking utensils flew as the hostess demonstrated the intricacies of dicing, slicing and chopping your way to three meals a day.

I bought a pizza cutter.

In truth, I have not had many successful experiences on the home-party circuit.

The Longaberger basket I purchased as a "clever and attractive place to keep the television remote" was quickly full of pistachio shells, with the remote returned to its usual spot under the sofa cushion.

And Mary Kay herself could not help a woman who once sat through a parent-teacher conference wearing eye makeup on only one eye. (An error I did not discover until adjusting the rear-view mirror of the car on my way home.) As I walked my friend to her car, I casually handed her a postcard.

Home Interior. Tuesday. My house.

'The Music Man'

Seventy-six trombones will share the stage with the Patriot Players when Old Mill Senior High presents Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," tomorrow through Sunday in the school's auditorium, 600 Old Mill Road.

The curtain goes up at 7: 30 p.m. for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and 3: 30 p.m. for Sunday's show.

Senior Stephen Moulds and junior Jennifer Schroeder take the stage in the lead roles of scam artist Harold Hill and town librarian Marian Paroo.

Supporting actors include Patrick Redd, Krista Miller and Bryan Tucker.

The popular musical, directed by Krista Parker, includes such memorable numbers as "76 Trombones," "Gary, Indiana" and "Till There Was You."

Richard Bright is technical director, John Scripture is music director and Carrie Ann Miller is choreographer.

Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children. Tickets are available at the door.

Information: Mr. Bright, 969-9010, Ext. 223.

Fine Arts Festival

The arts come to Glen Burnie when students at Marley Middle School present their talents at the second annual Fine Arts Festival, 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event, coordinated by art teacher Peggy Gallaway, offers students an opportunity to display their creativity in a variety of media.

Refreshments will be served.

Information: Ms. Gallaway, 761-0934.

Pub Date: 3/13/96

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