MOUNT HEBRON High School's Marching Unit leaves Ellicott City Friday morning to participate for the 20th time in the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City, N.J. The students will be wearing commemorative T-shirts and marching as the Honor Band, leading the parade because they won first place in the pageant's band competition last fall.
It's the fifth time the Mount Hebron band has won the Honor Band distinction. The parade will be held Friday, one day before the pageant.
Turn on the television at 6: 30 a.m. Thursday to catch the Mount Hebron band members on the tube. Channel 13's Marty Bass and Don Scott will salute the Marching Unit in a broadcast live from the school.
The community congratulates the musicians, band director Robert Johnston, drum major Amy Straw and junior drum major Matt Johnston.
The children have been back to school for two weeks. In the coming weeks, parents can try their children's chairs during back-to-school nights.
Centennial and Howard high schools will meet tonight.
Dunloggin, Mayfield, Ellicott Mills, Patapsco and Elkridge Landing middle schools will meet Sept. 16.
Manor Woods Elementary School meets on Sept. 18 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept. 19 for grades three to five.
Worthington Elementary meets Sept. 17 for kindergarten and first grade, Sept. 18 for grades two and three and Sept. 19 for grades four and five.
Northfield and Rockburn elementary schools meet Sept. 19.
St. Johns Lane Elementary meets Sept. 24 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept. 25 for grades three to five.
Waverly Elementary School meets Sept. 24 for grades two and three, Sept. 25 for kindergarten, Sept. 26 for grades four and five and Sept. 30 for first grade.
Ilchester Elementary School meets Sept. 24 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept 25 for grades three to five.
Elkridge Elementary School meets on Sept. 19 for kindergarten and first grade, Sept. 26 for grades two and three and Oct. 3 for grades four and five.
Waterloo and Deep Run elementary schools and Mount Hebron High School all meet Sept. 30.
Centennial Lane Elementary School meets by grade. Parents should consult the school for details.
The Tom Thumb Square Dance club in Ellicott City offers a free introductory square dance at 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Waverly Elementary School. Caller Andy Cisna will offer lessons in some simple moves, and club members will serve refreshments. Call Dennis or Ruth Albright at 465-8163 for directions.
The Footprints/Blizzard Dance Studio has relocated to a larger space in Studio 212 at Bethany 40 Center, 10176 Baltimore National Pike.
The school will offer ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings.
The Blizzards also plan to teach dance for seniors and social dance.
For information, call (410) 992-8105.
If you have anything to sell, you can do it on Oct. 5 at the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' Curios, Crafts and Castoffs flea market.
For $25, anyone can set up shop in a Centennial Park space to sell collectibles, antiques or crafts.
Set-up will begin at 8 a.m.; selling begins at 10 a.m. Call Barbara Lett at (410) 313-7275 for information.