Piccolo's adds local artists to its menu of appetizers


September 12, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FOR SOME years now, we've been able to buy prescription drugs at the supermarket and have coffee in a bookstore.

Now, Piccolo's restaurant in Columbia is highlighting the talents of local artists in its new dining addition.

The first exhibit, titled, "Nine Women Artists," features a number of local names.

Joan Bevelaqua, Ann Aves Martin, Rhonda Schonwald and Sharon Clements are Savage Mill studio artists.

Mary Jo Tydlacka hails from Ellicott City.

Nichole Hickey, Claudia Lafuse and Sue Anne Bottomley live in Columbia, and ceramic sculptor Tatiana lives in Glenelg.

The exhibit will continue until Nov. 16.

Seniors celebrate

Moving from the arts to the practical, Savage Senior Center is offering a month of enjoyable, innovative programs.

There's an eight-week exercise program from 9: 15 a.m. to 10: 15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday.

There's a fund-raising kitchenware demonstration, emceed by Taricka Bates, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

On the following Monday, the center's staff holds a Bingo Extravaganza -- with nickel cards, free coffee, doughnuts and the promise of a good time -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Later in the month, a trip to Atlantic City, a lecture on how to trace your family tree and a picnic sponsored by the Office on Aging are planned.

These seniors are a busy group.

The staff at the center wishes to thank Melba Riddle. Without her efforts, the center would have offered far fewer trips.

Kudos also go to Hazel Heishman, Alice Sherman and Julia Bradway for their help.

Information: director Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Pancake breakfast

Kathy Airel of the Atholton High Boosters invites all hearty eaters to the boosters' pancake breakfast on homecoming morning, from 8 to 11 Sept. 27, in the school cafeteria.

Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice will be offered for $4 a person, or $14 a family of up to five people.

Information or tickets: Cheryl Williams, 301-498-4581.

Kids bazaar

Speaking of busy weekends, the Department of Recreation and Parks sponsors its Kids Bazaar -- a flea market of children's items -- on Sept. 27 at the Forest Ridge School Recreation Center.

Parents and children can sell toys, sports equipment, clothes and furniture for the long green.

A vendor's space costs $10.

Information: Brian Pugh, 410-313-4625.

Be TV free

State Sen. Martin Madden is again issuing the TV Free 10 Day Challenge.

Last year, students from Howard and Prince George's counties accepted the challenge to give up watching television for 1 1/2 weeks.

The elementary school students read, played with friends, and learned new leisure activities.

Students who succeeded in staying away from the TV were honored at a dinner in Savage Mill.

Parents and elementary school-aged students who wish to accept the challenge should call the senator's office in Annapolis at 410-481-3572 or 301-858-3572.

Beginning Brownies

Dot Brownlie is organizing a first-grade Brownie Troop, based in Forest Ridge Elementary School. Information: 301-490-9244.

Pub Date: 9/12/97

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