Friendship Squares Square Dance Club sponsoring benefit dance


March 16, 1997|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FRIENDSHIP SQUARES Square Dance Club is sponsoring an American Lung Association of Maryland benefit dance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave.

The dance program will include square, round and country line dancing. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

Admission is $4 a person for square dancers, and a donation will be requested from nondancers. Donald and Linda Hampshire are co-chairs for the event.

The Friendship Squares have been dancing together for 25 years. Steve Jacques is the caller, but the club also invites guest callers. The club meets at Linthicum Elementary School on the first Saturday and third Friday of each month.

Information: 410-760-9518.

Traditional folk

Helicon, a Baltimore ensemble featuring traditional folk music, will perform at the Performing Arts Association's concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at North County High School.

Helicon combines the diverse musical backgrounds of Chris Norman (wooden flutes, penny whistle, bagpipe), Ken Kolodner (hammer dulcimer, fiddle), and Robin Bullock (guiter, cittern, fiddle).

The group take its name from Mount Helicon in Greek mythology -- home of the nine muses, each of whom inspired a different discipline in the arts. The group's reportoire is varied, ranging from music of South America, Eastern Europe and the Far East to Celtic and Appalachian fiddle tunes.

In addition to performing in several nationally broadcast concerts, Helicon has toured the United States and produced five albums. During the concert intermission, students from the Pascal Center will present an art exhibit. Marty Lenhoff is their instructer.

Performing Arts Association presents five concerts during the season for the subscription price of $23. The final one is scheduled May 3. Buddy Wachter will entertain on the banjo.

Information: Roy Pippen, 410-859-8063.

Candy Easter eggs

Women of the Sodality of St. Philip Neri Parish will sell homemade Easter eggs at a baked goods and Easter egg sale bfore and after Masses Saturday and March 23.

Members of the Sodality got together and made 700 peanut butter, coconut, chocolate and vanilla butter cream eggs. "Each year, we make more then the last because they are always a sell-out," said Bobbi Koeble, prefect of the Sodality.

Cakes, cookies, pies, and other favorites also will be available. Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday, and at 8 a.m., 9: 30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12: 30 p.m. Sunday.

The church is at 6405 S. Orchard Road.

Prayer breakfast

Betty Brown, president of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, welcomed 200 men and women to the club's prayer breakfast Wednesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

The annual event brings together club members, clergy and anyone interested in a morning of reflection and togetherness. Profits from the breakfast go to two shelters, Sarah's House and Hearth House.

The Rev. Robert S. Bower, pastor emeritus of Harundale Presbyterian Church, was guest speaker. David Spurier, accompanied by his wife, Karen, sang two solos.

This occasion was used as an opportunity to recognize three citizens. They were introduced by Shirley Edmonds, chairwoman of the breakfast, and Brown presented each with a certificate of appreciation for their work in the arts.

Honored were:

Bernard Paul, a resident of Linthicum since 1919, who made his contribution in the field of drama. He and his late wife, Edie, were the founders of "Paul's Puppets," and entertained young and old for more than 40 years. They entertained on television for 10 years, at Christmas in Williamsburg, Va., for 17 years, at the White House, aboard a Navy destroyer and at shopping centers and conventions.

Judy Jaques, who has lived in Linthicum and taught music at Linthicum Elementary School for 28 years. She also has taught chorus, keyboard and guitar at Andover High School. Her chorus groups have given concerts at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the community Christmas tree lighting, spring concerts for the American Association of Retired Persons and at the Woman's Club Holly Mart and flower marts. In addition, she helped establish the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum and was chairwoman for four years.

Olin Yoder, a Linthicum resident since 1960 who spent 40 years teaching art in the public schools of Maryland, many of them at Andover High. While there he helped expand the art program to include photography, summer art and night classes. In 1988, he was named the Outstanding Arts Educator of the Year in Maryland and in 1990 Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year. He spent four years on the Anne Arundel County Commission for Culture and the Arts. Yoder designed the first fund-raiser T-shirt for the Linthicum Community Fair. He teaches at Catonsville Community College.

Pub Date: 3/16/97

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