Free art exhibit is alternative to the usual video-store fare

Neighbors

June 14, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CHEAP AND cultural date alert! For those who wonder if there is life outside a video store, the answer is yes.

It is possible to have fun and be cultured without watching a

production of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Tonight, the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center sponsors a free reception to honor the seven artists selected for the center's 17th annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition.

Hobnob with the culturally enhanced while viewing works by members of the Washington Sculptors Group.

The seven featured artists, Brent Crothers, Martha Tabor, Rosemary Luckett, Gail Gorlitz, Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Foon Sham and Sandy Willcox, were selected from more than 100 different artists by Richard Zandler and Nancy Sausser, director and assistant director, respectively, of the center.

The reception will be held at the center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit is open from June 7 to Aug. 22. For details and directions, call the center at (410) 792-0664 or at (301) 953-1993.

Reading competition

If it's close to the summer of 1996, can the Olympics be far behind?

This year, the Atlanta games are playing havoc with train schedules and international flights. So those of us unlucky enough to find ourselves without a ticket to the games can participate vicariously through the summer reading game at the Howard County Library. Children can read for the gold by signing up at any neighborhood library.

Participants receive a small prize just for signing up. Those who finish get gold stars and medals on their progress reports as well as a choice of a key chain, sunglasses and items of athletic gear just for reading.

If you sign up at the Savage branch, check out the related display of athletic equipment contributed by staff members. To whom do the running shoes belong, and who earned all those shiny medals? (I bet you thought librarians were a stuffy bunch.)

For details and directions, call Lynn Starman at the Savage library, (410) 880-5978.

White elephant

The Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church sponsors its second White Elephant Extravaganza this weekend at the parish hall. Come to this giant indoor yard sale of goodies just right for your home. Come this Saturday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be the usual home goods and clothing in addition to a wheel of fortune, a raffle and lots of home-baked goodies.

The church is at 8402 Brock Bridge Road in Laurel, just off Whiskey Bottom Road.

Bring a friend. You'll need help carrying stuff home.

Big dance

Ready to jitterbug the night away?

Resurrection of Our Lord Church also is holding its third '50s Sock Hop from 8 p.m. to midnight June 22.

Dance to golden oldies. Pick up some old dance steps. Win the parish raffle. Twirl a hula hoop. (Remember those?) 1950s dress is encouraged, so raid Mom's and Grandmom's closets for poodle skirts and pegged pants.

There will be prizes for best costume, as well as for best dancers.

And all this can be yours because the price is right: $6 in advance, $7.50 at the door. Tickets entitle bearers to a great evening of music, soda, snacks and door-prize chances. There will be a cash wine-and-beer bar.

For tickets, information or directions, call (301) 725-2316, (301) 621-7962 or (301) 498-9803.

Register tapes

Ever wonder whether saving all those colored register receipts is really worth the trouble?

Well, feast your eyes on these figures. Forest Ridge Elementary is going to receive, thanks to the Giant Food program, one Macintosh computer, one Apple color printer, and a basketball, among other things.

The school's Safeway order includes several software packages: Math Blaster Mystery, Math Ace, In Search of Spot and The Encyclopedia of U.S. Endangered Species.

Pub Date: 6/14/96

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