Oakland Mills, Stevens Forest to stage spring productions


March 04, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CURTAIN UP! Oakland Mills High and Stevens Forest Elementary schools' spring plays are being presented this month.

Drama director Holly Pasciullo and students present "Quilters" on Friday and Saturday at Oakland Mills.

The young actresses portray pioneer women who tell about their experiences of adversity through the quilts they make.

The cast includes Cirrus Alpert, Obenewa Amponsah, Laura Bacon, Melanie Boley, Lauren Crandell, Becca Doob, Kathryn Doxzon, Fedelis Dumlao, Amanda Dykstra, Jayne Gillespie, Katie Graybeal, Charis Huhta, Jennifer Kersey, Justine Lutterodt, Myya Mixon, Gina Newsome, Michelle Pie, Chrissie Rochester, Rebecca Ross and Carrie Wilmoth.

Director Barry Palmer is presenting "How The West Was Really Won," to celebrate Stevens Forest's 16th consecutive drama/musical production, on Thursday and Friday and March 13 and 14.

Palmer and Patrice Barnes direct the cast of 211 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

Nina Clopton is music director. Christine Estabrook and Sally Villamor choreographed the movement.

And 45 "artists" helped Susie Uccellini design and produce the stage sets and programs.

Art teacher Nancy Charamella designed T-shirts in honor of the play.

Former Stevens Forest Elementary School students -- who are now in middle and high schools -- volunteered as technicians.

Stevens Forest staff members and many parent volunteers gave their time and effort to the play.

"How the West Was Really Won" was previously produced in 1987. Alumni are invited to attend this production.

Information: 313-6900.

College plans

"College Visions -- Big Decisions" is an evening of information for parents and students that will be held Monday at Hammond High School, Harriett Tubman Lane and Guilford Road.

Parent Teacher Student Association Vice President Amy Goodman and co-chair Louis McLaughin, a Hammond guidance counselor, report that there will be 14 presentations divided into three sessions -- at 7: 30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. -- so that parents and students can select the three subjects most important to them.

The program is co-sponsored by Hammond's PTA and Hammond's counseling staff.

Subjects range from searching for a college to alternative paths to college.

Hot job prospects for the 21st century will be presented by representatives of several schools, including Howard Community College and the University of Maryland College Park and by teachers, business leaders and guidance counselors.

Information: 313-7615 or (301) 953-9768.

Home again

Reunions are being planned for two East Columbia schools.

Children & Company Co-operative Nursery School, 9650 Basket Ring Road, would like to hear from all the children, now adults, who have attended the school during its 25 years of operation.

A double celebration is planned April 20 for the school's quarter-century -- and for teacher Lydia Wallace's 20th year with the school.

If you are wondering if this is your school, it has had other names in the past.

The school's first location was in west Columbia, where it was known as Faulkner Ridge Children's Nursery.

It's second home was at The Barn in Oakland Mills Village.

In 1990, it moved to its present location at the Columbia School of Theatrical Arts building, adjacent to the Talbott Springs neighborhood swimming pool.

Wallace has been with the school since 1976.

Now, it's up to the alumni to contact other alumni friends who may have moved from the area and call the school at 992-4644, 997-1571 or 964-0356. Or send a note to P.O. Box 1364, Columbia, 21045.

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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