Students' art on display at Glen Burnie Mall for 5th year

Neighbors

March 26, 1997|By Bonita "Magoo" Formwalt | Bonita "Magoo" Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHO DO you think you're kidding?" my friend asked incredulously.

Ignoring her I continued to review my reflection in the mirror.

"It's a lime green tank top. You're in Lane Bryant trying on a lime green tank top in some pathetic attempt to recapture your youth," she continued. "You don't need new clothing, you need a support group."

And support undergarments, I muttered as I retreated into the dressing room.

"Once again you are completely overreacting. So your eye doctor said you needed reading glasses. You're 40. It happens," she called through the door.

They're not reading glasses, I reminded her. The doctor called them computer glasses.

"He only said that to stop you from crying and frightening his other patients," she said.

Slumping down on the dressing room floor, I realized she was right. They were reading glasses. Next visit, bifocals in large frames from the Sophia Loren collection with my initials in the corner of the lens. On a chain from my neck. A faux silver chain that will turn my neck green and make small children point and laugh as I .

"Stop it," cried a chorus of disembodied voices from the surrounding dressing rooms. "They're not reading glasses, they're computer glasses. We believe you."

I knew they'd see it my way, Glen Burnie.

Young artists exhibit work

Youth Art Month continues with an exhibition of work from area students showcased at Glen Burnie Mall through the end of the month.

Coordinated by Sue Owens, an art resource teacher for the county school system, the artwork represents the theme of Youth Art Month, "Make ART a Part of Everyday."

Elementary art teachers selected work of outstanding quality to represent the individual schools in the northern county. Each piece was matted and displayed in a professional setting.

This is the fifth year Glen Burnie Mall has played host to the program as a community service.

These elementary school students' work is displayed:

Brittany Jordan, Arnold Elementary; Carolyn Brown and Cassidy Thomas, Belvedere; Jackie Hyman, Benfield; Nicole Dor, Bodkin; Allison Garvey, Cape St. Clair; Ian Amole, Davidsonville; Kimberly Fisher, Eastport; Martin Albert, Ferndale; Melissa Wilson, Folger McKinsey; Jake Ferrell, Fort Smallwood, and Rachele Golombeck, Four Seasons.

Brandie Parks, Shakira Brown, Mitzi Clifton, Stephanie Campos, Crystal Winters, Crystal Cramblit, Freetown; Brian Radcliffe, High Point; Joshua Williams, Hilltop; Mary Notari, Linthicum; Tommy Tereshinski, Lothian.

Ilianette Pagars, Manor View; Brittany Hayden, Meade Heights; Nicole Klebe, Millersville; Lisa Oh, Oakwood; Nina Prodehl, Overlook; Matthew Lundy and Megan Miles, Park; Shauna Johnson and Walter Mills, Parole; Shannon Washburn, Quarterfield; Zachary Keogh, Ridgeway; Chris Noel and Megan Thomas, Ruth Eason.

Mark Hepburn and Sarah Corneal, Severna Park; Andrew Bremer, Shipley's Choice; Casy La Planche, Solley; Erica Gonzalez, South Shore; Shannon Szuba, Sunset; Wayne Allen, Jerbrel Graves, Akia Tydings, Donald Walton and Tim Terrain, Van Bokkelen; Sigena Sugar, Waugh Chapel; Erika Weber, West Annapolis; Kayla Nettles, West Meade; Audra Thompson and Michael Davidson, Windsor Farm.

For information call Owens at 410-222-6577.

Easter egg hunt offered

Mariner Health Convalescent Home will welcome children 10 and younger to an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Monday at the home, 7355 Furnace Branch Road. Scheduled activities include games, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

For information call Marge Dixon, 410-766-3460.

School registration set

Several area private schools are accepting registration for the 1997-1998 school year.

Harundale Presbyterian Church, 1020 Eastway, has a limited number of openings for its nursery school program for children ages 3 and 4.

For registration information call the church office, 410-766-4338.

Openings for children ages 3 and 4 also are available at Messiah United Methodist Church Preschool, 7401 Furnace Branch Road.

Information: Carol Orme, 410-768-9468.

St. Paul's Lutheran School, 308 Oak Manor Drive, is adding a middle school to its program. A sixth grade will be offered for 1997-1998, grade 7 for 1998-1999 and an eighth grade will complete the program for the 1999-2000 school year.

The school provides a Christian education for children from the age of four.

For information call 410-766-2283.

Pub Date: 3/26/97

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