COLUMBIA PRO Cantare, a nonprofit musical group, celebrates its 20th anniversary this season.
The opening concert, "Serenade to Music," features guest vocalists Kishna Davis, Marianna Busching, Charles Reid and Lester Lynch.
The program includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Handel, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.
The performance begins at 7: 30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater for the Performing Arts.
Tickets for the Nov. 1 performance are $20. The audience may join the performers at a reception after the concert.
Cyndie Eberhardt and Carolyn Cregan, two members of the group, are from our area.
Information and tickets: 410-465-5744.
Hammond Elementary School is pleased with the level of community support it receives.
Not only is there an active PTA at the school, but area businesses are lending financial and technical support to the school's programs.
Thanks and kudos go to Austronic Security Systems for help in the math and computer departments; to Bagel Bin, which supplies coupons for the school's incentive programs; to Darcars Chrysler Plymouth Mazda for its support of the Student of the Week program; to Sandy Spring National Bank for display space for student art; and to Thomas Zagami, who supports the safety patrol program.
Those who have occasion to patronize Sandy Spring National Bank in Burtonsville may notice the artwork displayed there.
The artists from Hammond Elementary who have their work displayed are Kyle Noell, Annie Axenfeld, Daniel Bernstein, Katie Harrelson, Tina Payne, Paul Tran, Kim Lenet, Melissa Pipik, Catherine Morgan, Laura Calabrese, Steven Porter, Kelsey Davis, Amanda Haas, Andy Parker, Sarah Kitts, Jonathan Hillman, Adam Smith, James Meiners, Nicole Davis and Hommie Al Husseini.
Here is a quick, long-lasting way to help the community without ** wrecking your daily schedule.
Parents of children who need to get community service hours, take note.
Diane Wilson is coordinator of a one-morning effort to beautify the cloverleaf exchange at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Route 32.
This barren bit of ground will be transformed by plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers provided by the State Highway Administration under the Operation Cloverleaf program.
The highway agency will provide tools. But strong backs and willing arms are needed to do the planting. That's where the volunteers come in -- from 8: 30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18.
Volunteering for this project is a way to contribute to the community, meet new people and play in dirt.
Free transportation between Randy's California Inn at U.S. 1 and Whiskey Bottom Road is being provided by the Corridor Transportation Co.
For safety reasons, no one will be able to park in the cloverleaf itself.
Information or to volunteer: Diane Wilson, 410-313-2001.
Advocacy for your child
Mary Jo Bader, of the local chapter of Ch.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), says the group will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 21 at a new location.
Meetings will be held at the Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Duesen Road.
The topic is "Negotiations: How to Communicate Your Child's Needs at School and Other Places."
Meetings begin at 7: 30 p.m., and new members are welcome.
Crafts at harvest time
Hammond High's Art Department is planning its Fall Fest Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22.
Included will be a bake sale, face painting and children's crafts.
Vendor spaces will go at two for $25.
The sale will be held in the school's new cafeteria. Information: 410-313-7615.
Treats at the library
At the Savage Library this month: Oct. 18 -- "Twist and Shout," a music and movement program for 2- and 3-year-olds -- with a parent -- at 10: 30 a.m. No registration is required.
Kathy Ponger returns with her popular "Signed Storytimes," featuring sign language interpreted classics and holiday tales.
Families are especially welcome at this program, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. No registration is required.
On Oct. 29, the staff will present "Scary Story Hour," a spooky program, for children age 8 and older, at 7 p.m.
Children are welcome to break out their Halloween costumes at the program.
No registration is required.
And at 10: 30 a.m. Oct. 31, "Play Partners," a four-week series for infants to 2-year-olds begins.
This half-hour session features lap games, rhymes and bounces for children and their parents.
Registration is required.
Information or registration: 410-880-5978, beginning Oct. 24.
Pub Date: 10/10/97