Columbia Figure Skating Club to do 'Nutcracker'


November 25, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TCHAIKOVSKY'S CLASSIC "Nutcracker" will be performed by the Columbia Figure Skating Club Dec. 13 and 20 at the Columbia Ice Rink on Thunderhill Road in Oakland Mills.

Performances each day will be at 4: 45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $6.

Information or tickets: 410-461-9948 or 410-549-4491. Pat Muth celebrates her 25th anniversary this year as artistic director of the shows -- and as a resident of Oakland Mills village.

Most of the 120-member cast are children.

East Columbians in the show include 10 members of three families -- the Buckler, Thorne and Weisberg families.

Also representing our neighborhood are Amy Adler, Nina Charity, Lisa Headen, Melissa Ivester, Brianna Kitchelt, Kristen Long, Tiffany Mead, Alexandra North, Ryann Pfeferstein, Sydney Sigler, Pat Stephens and Jessica Straub.

Most of the skaters are residents of Howard County, and many of them have skated in the South Atlantic Regional competition.

Interfaith Thanksgiving

Tomorrow evening is the 29th interfaith Thanksgiving eve service at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, in Oakland Mills village.

The service is sponsored by Baha'i, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, Unitarian-Universalist and Protestant faith communities.

Chairman George Martin invites everyone to an evening of song, prayer and readings, beginning at 7: 30 p.m.

The speaker, Dr. Nam P. Bhatia, will give a talk, "Give Thanks! Be Grateful!"

Those who attend are asked to bring nonperishable food, to be donated to Foreign Information and Referral Network, Columbia Cooperative Ministry and FISH.

The next morning, the Howard County Striders' Turkey Trot will be run.

Registration for the 10K Prediction Run begins at 9: 30 a.m. at Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, Tamar Drive and Montgomery Road.

The cost is $1 for Striders; $2 for nonmembers.

Runners may start whenever they wish, although they are asked complete the course as close to 11 a.m. as possible to be eligible for the Brass Turkey trophies, which are to be awarded at 11: 30 a.m.

Runners will time themselves; there are no timers or coaches.

The Striders welcome volunteers.

Information: 410-730-4499.

Holiday marts

A Holiday Mart is a fund-raiser that benefits many.

The profits from gift sales are used for students' events and supplies.

Coordinator June Cofield reports that Jeffers Hill Elementary still has vendor space available for its Dec. 5 and 6 mart. The cost is $10.

The mart, which is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6.

At the gingerbread house, children may shop for gifts priced less than $5.

Information: 410-720-0111.

Waterloo Elementary's Secret Shop & Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Bonus hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10.

Michele Nethken has invited Santa's elves to help children in the Secret Shop. Items there are priced at $7 or less, and the children receive free gift bags, too.

Paper, fabric marbling

Liz Henzey is teaching a one-day workshop on paper and fabric marbling at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at Columbia Art Center. Registration ends tomorrow.

Students will learn how to float and manipulate acrylic paints in a liquid base and transfer the design onto a paper surface.

The workshop costs $40 for residents; $45 for nonresidents. Supplies, including paper and fabric, are included.

Information: 410-730-0075.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa will be at the The Other Barn in Oakland Mills village to have breakfast with children 9 a.m. Dec. 13.

There will be a Santa's Secret Workshop, where children can shop for gifts priced less than $5.

Registration is required by Dec. 9. The cost is $3.

Children are asked to bring a book for the Oakland Mills Association's Reading Room, which sponsors story times for children.

Information: 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.

Parent in the clouds

Friends and neighbors may have noticed that Ronald and Jean Finglass's feet are not quite touching the ground these days.

Their daughters, Mara and Julie, have added yet more accomplishments to their resumes.

Mara, a senior at Hammond High School, was selected to be a member of the West team for the Maryland State High School Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior Game.

The game was played Nov. 15 at Archbishop Spalding High School in Baltimore.

Julie -- a junior at Salisbury State University, where her major is business administration, and a graduate of Hammond High -- danced in the university's Dance Showcase Nov. 12 and 14.

Julie was named to the Dean's List, and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma.

Pub Date: 11/25/97

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