Five west Columbia villages are planning Halloween events for children.
The Dorsey's Search Community Association will hold a Halloween party for children ages 10 and under Oct. 26.
Costumed children will line up at 12: 45 p.m. at Linden Hall. After trick-or-treating around the village center, guests will visit the pumpkin patch, make scarecrows and have refreshments.
Admission is one can of food for the needy.
Tickets must be picked up in advance at Linden Hall.
Harper's Choice Community Association will hold a Halloween party for 3- to 10-year-olds at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Kahler Hall.
Entertainment will be provided by Imagine That and will include pumpkin decorating, sand art, stories and goodies.
Tickets are $2 a child. Space is limited, so sign up in advance by calling 730-0770.
The River Hill Community Association will hold a Halloween party for 2- to 8-year-olds from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the meeting room.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 1576, headed by Donna Goldman and Nancy Ducanis, will begin the evening with a song, "The 13 Days of Halloween."
Marlene Holmes, a River Hill resident and reading specialist, will read holiday stories for 2- to 4-year-olds. At 7: 45 p.m., she will read stories geared to 4- to 8-year-olds. All ages are welcome for the entire evening. Costumes are optional.
Admission is $1 a child. Call the village office at 531-1749 to reserve a place.
The Wilde Lake Community Association will hold a Halloween party for 2- to 6-year-olds from 4: 30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Slayton House.
Children will trick-or-treat around the village center. Entertainment will be provided by Kaleidoscope Kids and will include pumpkin decorating and games.
Tickets are $3 a child and must be purchased in advance at Slayton House; space is limited. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
On Halloween night, the Hickory Ridge Community Association will provide cider and doughnuts starting at 5: 30 p.m. outside Boston Market at the Hickory Ridge Village Center. Children can trick-or-treat at participating stores.
Atholton parents meeting
Atholton High School parent Laurie Lavin is "seeking equity for the older schools" after the redistricting of county high schools that took effect this year.
She invites other parents of Atholton students to meet at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the school to discuss the situation.
Lavin cited increases in class size, loss of honor students and decreases in honors classes as concerns.
For information, call Lavin at (301) 596-0296.
Musician in residence
Students at Swansfield Elementary School are making music with washboards, spoons and other folk instruments this week with the help of Slim Harrison, a folk musician from Emmitsburg.
The weeklong residency is being sponsored by the PTA's cultural arts committee, headed by parents Kate Hooker and Nancy Crosbie.
Harrison arrived Friday for two performances for the students and workshops with kindergartners. This week, he is visiting music classes to teach students folk songs and dances.
Pub Date: 10/16/96