Some places for tasty grazing while visiting the county fair


August 15, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AT THE Howard County Fair, which continues through Saturday, members of the Glenwood Lions Club will handle your hunger with hamburgers and more.

Also, try the Glenelg High School Boosters Club's french fry stand on the midway, or indulge in some fried dough as you support Glenelg's Marching Band Boosters.

August activities

As our cool August all too quickly turns to September, the pace of community activities picks up.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood continues to offer a Care Givers Support Group the third Tuesday of every month. The August meeting is Tuesday. If someone you know needs encouragement and understanding as they care for a loved one who is ill or incapacitated, ask them to call St. Andrew's at (410) 489-4035.

School preparation

It's time to gear up for the new school year. Schools in our area will hold orientation programs for students before opening day Aug. 26. Here are two:

New-student orientation at Mount View Middle School begins at 9: 30 a.m. Aug. 22 for sixth-graders and at 10 a.m. for new seventh- and eighth-graders. Call 313-5545.

Glenelg High School's orientation for ninth-graders and new students begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 22. For more information call 313-5528.

Glenelg High School also will have a ninth-grade team this year, led by math teacher Patty Glasgow. Guidance counselor Gary Ahrens will devote his efforts to ninth-graders this year, with Ruth Drucker, Pam Plantz-Poley and Rodney Williams counseling the upper-class students.

The ninth-grade team will try to help students make a smooth transition to high school. Team members plan a series of parent seminars, beginning Oct. 3, to help guide parents through their youngsters' freshman year.

At 7 p.m. Aug. 28, River Hill High School administrators and teachers hope to see parents and guardians of ninth-graders at the school for a parent and guardian orientation. Ninth-grade team members will discuss strategies to help students adjust to the rigors of high school. Staff members also will inform parents about their expectations for ninth-graders.

Glenwood Middle School's administrative staff has worked surrounded by noise and dust all summer as plumbers installed new water pipes in the front half of the building. Painters are sprucing up the building, and Principal Vince Catania has lined up the teaching staff for a spirited start to what he envisions as "another great year for Glenwood Middle."

Catania is looking forward to having the students return to the school and perhaps having them paint another mural, like the DTC one that adorns a wall of the cafeteria. Catania feels positive about the work of the school's renovation committee and hopes to see an enthusiastic school improvement team with a rotating leadership this year.

Market trip

Members of Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church invite you to accompany them on a trip to the Green Dragon Amish Market in Denver, Pa.

At 8 a.m. Oct. 4, you can board abus at the church in Clarksville and travel to the market to peruse the flea market and buy Amish crafts, baked goods, fresh vegetables, apples, pumpkins, plants and flowers. Later in the day, travelers will go to Shady Maple Farm for a buffet dinner.

The cost is $35, which includes dinner and transportation, due by Sept. 1. To reserve a seat, call Estelle Brown at (410) 531-2658 or Jeannette Bowen at (410) 730-5178.

Actors needed

If you've been dreaming of being in a small play -- with a small commitment for rehearsals -- Glenelg United Methodist Church has your ticket. Members of the church invite neighborhood players of all ages to join them in producing a mystery dinner theater.

You don't need to be an expert actor, just have an interest in acting. Actors will help provide merriment and amusement in the community. Call Sue Polise at 498-4104.

Pub Date: 8/15/96

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