At Bushy Park, young students learn papermaking as art form


December 04, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PAPER HAS been around almost 2,000 years, and we take it for granted; but pupils at Bushy Park Elementary School are becoming discriminating about their paper.

Courtesy of the school's Parent Teacher Association and the Maryland State Arts Council, paper artist Robyn McClendon is in residence at the school this month.

McClendon is teaching papermaking.

With her help, youngsters in grades three through five will make unique squares for a paper quilt that will hang in the school.

Students in grades one and two participate through demonstrations by the artist.

Art teachers Jane Knighton and Denise Venezia welcome parents and friends of the school and community members to help with the project.

Information: Knighton at 410-313-5500.

You're invited

Lisbon United Methodist Church puts on the festive Holly Bell Christmas Bazaar annually.

Beginning at 8: 30 a.m. Saturday, you can shop for crafts, candy, baked goods, gifts, Christmas decorations and floral arrangements.

Let the children have their picture taken with Santa. Find a treasure in Granny's attic, or bid on an item in the silent auction.

This is a place to find gifts, including handmade wood creations.

Church members invite you to stay for lunch.

The church is next to the Lisbon Elementary School on Route 144 in Lisbon.

Information: 410-489-7245.

Winter concerts

River Hill High School's music department is holding two winter concerts at 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 16.

At the first concert, you'll hear River Hill's jazz band, madrigals, symphonic band and percussion ensemble.

On Dec. 16, look for the school's full orchestra, including strings, winds and percussion; the wind ensemble; and the choir.

The concert will end with the combined ensembles performing "White Christmas."

Admission is $3.

Information: 410-313-7120.

Skaters to perform

Western Howard County residents who skate with the Columbia Figure Skating Club will perform with the group to sellout crowds at 4: 45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20.

Local skaters who will appear in "The Nutcracker on Ice" include Lauren and Stephanie Capps and Karen, Jeff and Kendall Church of Glenelg; Lisa Caton, Colleen Donohue and Rachel Stern of Marriottsville; Elicia Epperlein of Woodbine; Adrienne and Kirsten Grauso of Dayton; Emily Hayes of Sykesville; Rachel Hogue and Carrie Schoonover of Clarksville; and Allison Radoci of Mount Airy.

Information: 410-730-0322.

Artistic second-graders

Artistic second-graders from Pointers Run Elementary School are showing their work at Savage Mill through Jan. 5.

Jennifer Gold, Julia Levi-Goerlich, Alyson Nevitte, Molly Teeter and Alex Turner all have work on display in an exhibit called "Sharing What We Teach."

Distinguished neighbors

1999 is over a year away, but the folks at Southern States have already chosen the photographs that will grace their 1999 calendar: Pie eaters at the 1996 Howard County Fair may see themselves in Jennifer Melichar's picture.

Jennifer won second place out of 1,400 entries submitted at the fair.

This talented youngster was ranked fourth nationally by Collie Expressions magazine -- as a Junior Handler of Collies.

She is a member of the Happy Hounds 4-H Club.

Happy Hounds member Karianna Barr represented her club at the dog judging competition in Harford County this fall. She won fifth place in individual rankings and was on the third-place team.

Mount View Middle School Principal Marion Payne is president-elect of the National Middle School Association Board of Trustees.

Cheryl Young of River Hill High School won a Bronze Award from the Discover Card Tribute Award Program for Maryland.

Kevin Gottsman of Clarksville was named to the 1998 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Gottsman attends Capitol College in Laurel.

Leanne Jacobson, a junior at River Hill High School, was in Kentucky as a member of the Maryland State Horse Bowl Team recently.

Horse Bowl teams compete in a quiz show format, much like "It's Academic."

In this competition, the questions test the competitors' knowledge of horses. Leanne won a seat at the National Competition by winning the state competition.

In the nationals, Leanne finished a strong 20th out of 105 competitors. She helped the Maryland team place ninth in a field of 23 teams.

4-H officers

Members of the West Friendship Livestock 4-H Club said goodbye to an old friend and hello to new officers recently.

Jason Murray joined the club when he was 8 years old.

Today, after his last year in 4-H, Murray is a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park.

New officers in the club include president Sara Reinhardt, vice president Sean Todd, recording secretary Jamie Bullock, treasurer Michael Mullinix, corresponding secretary Zach Todd, reporter Lyndsay Glasscock, historian Emma Bullock, parliamentarians Chava Roth and Edwin Reinhardt, and recreational leaders Curtis Bullock and Mary Reinhardt.

Tom and Mara Mullinix lead the club.

For information about joining, call the Mullinixes at 410-775-2894.

Pub Date: 12/04/97

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