Musical inspiration from outer space


March 19, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TO CELEBRATE National Music In Our Schools Month, third-graders at Hampstead Elementary School produced a musical space adventure, "Interplanetary Jammin'," yesterday for students and their parents.

Students mixed facts and fun about the planets and stars with song and movement to bouncy rhythms.

In the tradition of school musicals, each of the 94 third-graders had an interesting part to play. At least half of the students recited a line, such as "the stars in the sky might be the man in the moon blinking his eye."

Others were in charge of the stage props, cutouts -- sun, moon, constellations -- and a fuzzy moon-jumping cow.

Chorus members provided the greatest action with finger-snapping, twisting and turning in a group routine for each song. They even put on sunglasses for a tune with a tropical beat.

Julia Hollenberg, music teacher at the school, directed the well-performed production.

From paint to wallpaper

The watercolors of Manchester artist Suzanne Mancha will soon become mass-produced for home interiors, thanks to a new avenue of painting Mancha is pursuing as a free-lance wall covering designer for York Wallcoverings Inc.

Her first designs were accepted just as her one-woman show of 12 large watercolor paintings opened at the York Little Theatre in York, Pa. The exhibit runs through Sunday.

Mancha is also showing her work at the Women in the Arts exhibition at Carroll Community College, and at shows at the Westminster Senior Center, the Manchester Historical Center, Maria's Restaurant and Boulevard Bean and Bagel, both in Westminster.

Information: 410-239-7163.

Women to meet

Leona Dell will show slides of her recent experience in a Ukrainian farm village at the next meeting of the Women's Club of Hampstead.

The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. April 1 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Main Street.

Dell, who helps run a dairy and grain farm with husband and County Commissioner Donald Dell, is a member of the American Farm Bureau Women's Committee.

The Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs sponsored Mrs. Dell's two-week trip to Ukraine, where she sought to share modern American dairy practices while living with several Ukrainian families.

Information: Elsie Cooper, 410-374-6842.

Homeowners meet

Neil Ridgely, Hampstead town manager, will address The Fields Homeowners Association at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Spring Garden Elementary School.

Ridgely will discuss citizen empowerment, tree maintenance and new lighting on Northwoods Trail.

Information: 410-374-1225.

Pat Brodowski's North Carroll neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/19/97

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