300 volunteers are keeping watch on our streams


March 21, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE WEATHER has been so warm recently that anglers have been spotted crowding each other out along the banks of the Little Patuxent in Savage Park.

The area among the rocks and waterfalls is one of the most beautiful in the neighborhood.

More than 300 volunteers -- in a program run by the Department of Parks and Recreation -- have helped to monitor streams in this area, and other Howard County streams.

Environmental activists, families, Scout troops, civic groups, and others are welcome to call Sue Muller at 410-313-4697 to learn about the program.

Volunteers are required to take a three-hour course in water quality monitoring, offered at 8: 30 a.m. April 5, at 3 p.m. April 9 or at 8: 30 a.m. April 19.

The program requires only a few minutes a week.

Young poets among us

There's a tremendous amount of talent in the neighborhood.

Patuxent Valley Middle School is home to a half-dozen published authors of poetry.

"The Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans" features the works of Joey Amaral, Kychele Boone, Jasmine Evans, Josh Gross, Mari Ito, Lindsay Jones, Abigail Keller, Michele LaPorte, Jami Peterson, Phillip Pinkham, Jon Skojec and Jessica Swope.

Patuxent Valley Middle School students shine in other arts, too.

Works by April Hiller and Kate Tyson are displayed in the Howard County Library's central branch, in honor of Youth Art Month.

Also in celebration of young people's art, the Howard County Art Council in Ellicott City is exhibiting works by Laura Erdman, Jenny Hermance, Po Hwang, Brian Wisniewski and Robin Zernhelt.

Jaycees sponsor bunny

Patuxent Area Jaycees welcome new members Jay Kelly and Bernie Michaels.

This civic organization is managing to have a great deal of fun while helping various local causes.

Now members are busy with final preparations for "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny," which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clarksville Fire Hall.

The cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children includes a sausage and pancake breakfast, visits with the famous rabbit and the Oriole Bird, door prizes and an Easter Egg hunt.

If organizing activities with like-minded young adults appeals to you, call the Jaycee hot line at 410-750-0659.

In the works are a blood drive, horseback riding for the handicapped, walk-a-thons and assisting elderly people with yard work.

The Jaycees are also planning a paint-ball tournament.

Easter services

Trinity Episcopal Church, on Route 1 north of Route 175, celebrates Palm Sunday, the beginning of Passiontide for Christians, with a Eucharist at 8 a.m. and at 10 a.m.

Monday through Wednesday, the church will hold a Eucharist at 7 p.m.

On Maundy Thursday, services begin with a simple meal, followed by Scripture readings, the Eucharist and blessing of the foods.

There will be two services on Good Friday, at noon and 7 p.m.

The church will hold a sunrise service at 6: 30 a.m. on Easter Sunday at Meadowridge Cemetery -- and regular services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt.

The church is at 7474 Washington Boulevard.

Yale quartet at Montpelier

Elm City Ensemble from Yale University will perform new works for the clarinet, violin, cello and piano at 3 p.m. Sunday at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.

The recital is free, but space is limited. Information or reservations: 301-953-1993.

Locals on ice

Be on the lookout for area skaters Jennifer Flagg, Megan Freer, Brittany Omess, Cynthia Schmidt and Bonita Sen when the Columbia Figure Skating Club presents "A Fantasia on Ice" April 5 and 6 at the Columbia Ice Rink.

Laurel skater Anna Campos -- who at 14 has already competed four times in South Atlantic Regional competitions -- and Brynn Harbert, an 11-year-old who's just returned from the Capital Region Council's competition, will also be on hand.

Nationally ranked skaters Kristan Lowery Waggoner, Scott Smith and Jonathon Hunt will perform.

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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