Ice extravaganza to feature 'Pocahontas' and 'Lion King'


March 26, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

OAKLAND MILLS resident Pat Muth, artistic director at Columbia Ice Rink, will present "Pocahontas" and "The Lion King," an ice extravaganza performed by members of the Columbia Figure Skating Club this Saturday and Sunday at the Columbia Ice Rink on Thunder Hill Road at the Oakland Mills Village Center.

East Columbia performers skating major roles in the "Circle of Life" are Lauren Clark as Scar, Amanda Buckler as Old Simba and Amy Buckler as young Nala in "The Lion King."

Many of the skaters have competed in the South Atlantic and Junior National competitions. Thirty-one Oakland Mills families share duel memberships in the Columbia Figure Skating Club -- in its 24th year -- and the United States Figure Skating Association.

Because their shows are always sold out, reservations can be made by calling: (410) 730-0322, (410) 461-7345 or (301) 596-4132.

Standouts at Jeffers Hill

Congratulations to Jeffers Hill Elementary students Giovanni Faudale and Ashley Olson. Art teacher Katie Waterman has announced that their work was selected by Howard County Public Schools for exhibit at Columbia's Patuxent Branch library during March.

The school's Citizens of the Week for the first week of March were fifth-grader Mark Grgurich, fourth-grader Anne Painter, third-grader Sarah Rodriguez, second-grader Chris Jacquier, first-grader Cory Parkinson and kindergartner Elizabeth Casey.

50+ Center activities

East Columbia 50+ Center, in a wing off of the East Columbia branch library's entrance, is sponsoring a workshop this morning, "Financial Planning for a Woman's Peace of Mind" by financial planner Andrea Driscol. The 11 a.m. meeting about money matters is open to everyone regardless of age.

The 50+ also sponsors "Art Days" twice a month with art classes for beginners. Local artist Steck Brink will teach drawing. The Thursday afternoon classes also are open to everyone. For information, please call 313-7680.

Trinity dramatics

Several East Columbians starred in Trinity School Drama Club's production this month of the musical "Charlotte's Web."

Directed by Nan Howard, the casts and their roles were: Jamie Stephens and Libby Schmehling, Charlotte; Nick Thomas, Homer; Nina Diemer, Gander; Sarah Cruess, Sheep; Mary VanSchoor, concessionaire; Justin Tsucalas, announcer; Shalise Tolentino, sack racer; Evan Wilkinson, spectator; Maureen O'Donnell, photographer and spectator; and Andrew McCulloch, fair-goer. Music and choreography was supervised by Sassene Bridges

Auditions for camp

East Columbian Sharon Lea, coordinator of the Conservatory Camp at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village, has announced dates for auditions. The first is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The second is April 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Camp director Pam Land requests that performers ages 11 to 18 be prepared to present a one-minute monologue, sing a song written in their key and demonstrate a brief dance combination. Please call (410) 730-3987 for an audition appointment.

Phelps Luck artists

Art teacher Tom Fox has announced that 22 of his Phelps Luck Elementary students had art selected for exhibit this month at the Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. They include Eric Diss, Chris Joe, Andy Dodson, Sarah Tedesco, Nick Walsh, Florencia Vasta, Phillip Front, Daniel Carter, Ramy-Claude James, Mallory Chambers, Sara Brown, Lauren Ratzlaff, Melody Esmaeili, Kristin Honecker, Joseph White, Anna Bruton, Dana Schmidt, Lindsay Silcox, Katie Connelly and India Walker.

The work of Forest Gould and Casey Schlotthober was selected for HCCA and an exhibit at Columbia's Patuxent Branch library.

Workshop for parents

There will be a parent workshop at Jeffers Hill Elementary School Monday. The purpose is to explain the Maryland School Performance Program.

Jeffers Hill has been selected to receive additional resources to assist in reaching the performance goal by the year 2000. A comprehensive approach is being used to strengthen the students' reading skills on decoding and comprehension.

Parents will meet Joan Heiss, testing and assessment manager, and Ann Mintz, language arts supervisor, who will discuss the importance of student/parent team effort in helping the children achieve higher test scores.

Information: (410)313-6872.

Foreign exchange

Shelly Pollero, head of the foreign language department at Hammond High School, and her students played host to 20 Belgian students and their advisers last month. The school's French Club played host during a Mardi Gras party, where Cajun and Zydeco dancing were taught to the students by Douglass Joyce of Crofton.

Pub Date: 3/26/96

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