FAMILY FUN will be the theme for Spring Garden Elementary's annual Spring Garden Party on Saturday.
The carnival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school on Boxwood Drive in Hampstead.
Games that cost 25 cents each, a free magic show and food choices are scaled to the elementary school child.
Crafts this year include sand art, bracelets that display one's name, spin art and colored hair spray -- perhaps the most popular choice for all ages last year, said one teacher.
At noon, Hampstead magician Cal Horelick will present his "Magic by Cal" show on the school stage.
Almost 50 items selected by teachers and staff will be in the Spring Garden Party silent auction. This year, bids will be displayed for all to see, and new bids may be added in increments of $1 or more. Bidding will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with winners announced at 1: 15 p.m.
Baked goods, raffle tickets and food, including hot dogs, pizza, chips, pretzels, lemon sticks and snowballs will be sold in the cafeteria.
The PTA sponsors the event. Information: 751-3433.
Learning to read
The Reader's Theater from Liberty High School will perform at Manchester Elementary School's Family Literacy Night from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Tuesday at the school, off York Street.
"They are high school students who act out literature in absolutely wonderful little skits," said Tammy Richards, assistant principal and a member of the team of integrated language arts teachers who organized the evening's events.
Parents and students also will be able to visit teachers from the school who have prepared "book talks" about favorite authors.
A third activity involves a display of Manchester Elementary students' writing, selected by teachers to represent what is done at each grade level.
Door prizes and refreshments will be offered.
Our area regional band concert, in which fifth-grade, middle school and high school bands perform, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Carroll High School, on Hampstead Mexico Road.
The fifth-grade bands from Hampstead, Manchester and Spring Garden elementary schools play together on stage, a unique opportunity for these young musicians, most of whom have had less than two years of instruction.
It's a way for the fifth-graders to see other musicians perform. After the youngest play, they relax and listen to the middle school and high school bands.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Pub Date: 3/05/97