Deep Run Elementary students raise money, have fun and learn safety tips at fitness fair


April 08, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TUESDAY NIGHT, Deep Run Elementary School was brimful of children and their parents playing and learning together at the Run Fitness Fair.

Gifted and Talented Resource teacher Heidi Chapman and her students pulled off the event with the support of the faculty's Health Committee. The fair was planned by Ms. Chapman's fifth-grade class and staffed by more than 100 Deep Run students.

Activities ranged from learning about jumping rope and bicycle safety to preparing for wilderness camping and taking a glucose screening.

Students sold fruit smoothies and fruit, earning $140 for school activities.

Individuals contributing to the event included Susan Keilholtz of the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market; Brian Meshkin, who explained about the bicycle helmet law; Della Fanzone of Cross Safety; Nick Masood of Colosseum Gym and Fitness; Peggy Browning of the Cancer Society; Sgt. Dennis Beard from the Fire Department; Betsey McMillion from the Bureau of Waste Management; David Ramsay from the Department of Education; Ellen Radolph of the Howard County Health Department; and Deep Run physical education teacher Joel Trumper, who heads the Health Committee. Businesses involved include Hudson Trail Outfitters, Top Flight Gymnastics, United Martial Arts and the Washington Bullets.

Adult exchange program

Sandy Seiler is a former resident of Ellicott City now living in Hildesheim, Germany, as a teacher of English as a Second Language.

She is planning an exchange visit for her adult students, one that is different from summer high school visits: It's planned around couples and families, and the German visitors hope to return the favor of a home to stay in while their American hosts visit Germany.

She needs seven families who will share their homes for two weeks in early October. Several single students, three couples and one couple with a school-age child need homes.

The German students will be away on trips a good amount of the time, and they will have rental cars for transportation.

Ms. Seiler is a seasoned exchanger, with 10 years spent organizing visits. Call 465-6711 for information.

Holocaust remembrance

Sunday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, "Yom HaShoah," when the 6 million people murdered under Adolf Hitler's "final solution" are memorialized. Ellicott City's Church of the Resurrection joins others worldwide in remembering this day.

On Sunday at 7: 30 p.m., Holocaust survivor Deli Strummer will recount her experiences.

All are invited to attend the program in the chapel on North Chatham Road off Route 40 West.

Information: 461-9111.

Honored artists

Jim Adkins of Ellicott City received the 1995 Howie, the Howard County Arts Council's annual award, for his work in the visual arts. Mr. Adkins teaches art on the faculties of Howard Community College, Villa Julie College and Towson State University.

His next set of classes, featuring oil painting and life drawing, begins April 15 at Rockland Arts Center.

For a list of classes offered, call (410) 313-ARTS.

The Howie Award for arts educator went to Caryl Maxwell, whose Ellicott City Ballet Guild on Ellicott City's Main Street has taught thousands of young people in its 20 years and sent ballerinas to dance in major ballet companies.

The Ballet Guild will hold auditions from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday for its 1996 production of "The Nutcracker."

There is a $10 audition fee. Call 465-3547 to register.

Tiber cleanup

It's spring cleanup time again at the Tiber River. On Saturday at 8: 30 a.m., meet in the parking lot behind the firehouse -- at Ellicott Mills Drive and Main Street in Ellicott City -- in your mud clothes.

If inclement weather doesn't permit a cleanup, volunteers will be given a report on the Army Corps of Engineers Study of the Tiber-Hudson watershed.

Participants must be at least 18 or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Call Cynthia Hirshberg at (410) 461-5517 or Jacquelyn Galke at (410) 969-0085 to register.

Trip to see 'Noah'

St. Paul Roman Catholic Church's Women's Club is sponsoring an April 23 bus trip to see "Noah," a multimedia show performed in Strasburg, Pa.

"Noah" will be combined with a fireworks show and dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant.

The $60 cost covers the meal, bus transportation and entertainment.

For information, call Sharon at 465-4483.

Fire auxiliary seeks help

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is looking for new members to help the community's fire department. If you're at least 16, you are eligible to join.

At 7: 30 p.m. April 15, a new members meeting will be held at the fire hall.

For information, call (410) 796-1664.

The Ladies Auxiliary's next event is a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the new hall on 6275 Old Washington Road. They still have tables to rent to vendors. Call Yvonne at (410) 796-1664 for details.

Quilting classes

If you've come down with quilt fever, a common rash of creativity, try classes with Inge Stocklin at her Quilt Studio at 8167 Main St. in Ellicott City.

Coming classes will include one-time lessons on "Silk Ribbon Embroidery" April 16, "Quilt Stitch" April 24, and "Flip and Sew" May 7. Extended classes include "Quilt in a Pillow" starting April 25 and "Beginner's Quilting" starting May 21.

For information, call the Quilt Studio at (410) 465-7202.

Pub Date: 4/08/96

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