Exhibit at Oakland Mills bank is on the money


April 23, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MONEY IS OF interest to everyone -- and collectible. So there should be plenty of interest in the currency exhibit in the Oakland Mills branch of the Columbia Bank.

Sharon McGrail, branch manager, coordinated the coin exhibit through the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va.

Ever wonder what a "piece of eight" really looks like? You can see one at the exhibit, part of an 85-piece collection of currency dating from 1723.

The collection features gold, silver and other coins, along with paper money that includes Colonial, Continental, state and national bank notes, and Federal Reserve notes.

The exhibit in the bank lobby, 5865 Robert Oliver Place, Suite K, is open to the public during banking hours.

Drama in D.C.

Hammond High School drama teacher Mary Jane Sasser has taken her troupe on the road, to applause and success.

The advanced drama class competed with international performers at the Emily Jordan Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C., an event held at the Folger Theater on March 14.

Participating drama students, who performed scenes from plays, were Immanuel Allbritton, as Demetrius; Shani Harris, as Nerissa; Joselyn Essey, as Portia; Jeannean Roberts, as Kate; and David Brewer, as Petruchio.

The troupe thanks Madonna Bradley for her expert stitchery in making the costumes for them.

Intersection meeting

Mark your calendar for May 9. That is the date for a public meeting of importance to everyone who drives or rides on Route 175 and Snowden River Parkway.

State Sen. Martin Madden and state Dels. Shane Pendergrass and Frank Turner, along with Hal Kassoff of the Maryland State Highway Administration, James Irvin, Howard County public ,X works director, and the Long Reach Village Board, chaired by Cecilia Januszkiewicz, will discuss the plans for the intersection.

Columbia residents have written and called the offices of the above participants stating their views about the interchange.

The 7 p.m. meeting at Jeffers Hill Elementary School, 6000 Tamar Drive, will be an opportunity to express opinions and ask questions. Information: (410) 841-3572 or (301) 858-3572, at Mr. Madden's office, or (410) 730-8113 for the Long Reach Community Association.

Foreign hosts

Jeanne Martin, community coordinator of Academic Year in the U.S.A. is looking for a few good homes. She needs host homes for high school students from 52 countries who will be arriving in August to begin their 1996-1997 scholastic year at a local high school.

East Columbian Linda Smelser and her daughter, Lorna, will welcome Rossana Choze from Brazil. There is a special need for hosts for the students from Russia who have already competed in their own country for the opportunity to study here.

All students have their own insurance and spending money. Host families are asked to provide room and board and will also receive a tax deduction.

Each student speaks English fluently and has filled out a 20-page application to qualify.

The students come from France, Germany, Japan, Norway, South Korea and several South American countries. Signing up as a host early gives a family the chance to correspond with students before they arrive.

Interested families are asked to call Jeanne Martin at 795-7223.

Flea market

Flea market devotees will want to arrive early at Saturday's flea market sponsored by the Dasher Green Elementary School PTA. Funds will be used for student and school activities.

Chairman Joe Bryant reports that market spaces will have new items and attic treasures. Sales open at 9 a.m.

School auction

Complete a day of supporting nonprofit groups and attend the Stevens Forest Nursery School's auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at the River Hill Meeting Room on Trotter Road.

Chairwoman Andrea Zetler reports that committee members Lucy Beigher, Kathy Ignacio, Lara Stevenson, Pam Fox and Casandra Rademacher have acquired donations from restaurants, merchants and families which will be listed on live and silent auctions.

Information: 997-0808.

Cover To Cover

"Expressions Gallery" at Cover To Cover Cafe in the Owen Brown Shopping Center is featuring the works of Tom McKinney. Art consultant Tina Stonestreet invites the public to his opening reception Sunday from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"His portraits of jazz musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Satchmo and Coltrane portray what musicians hear and feel," she said.

Mr. McKiney has been painting since he was 6 years old. His images of the black community express the spirit of those his life has touched.

His art has decorated television program sets including "The Cosby Show", "I'll Fly Away", "Frank's Place" and a soon-to-be-released James Earl Jones movie.

Information: 381-9200.

Pub Date: 4/23/96

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