Savage Senior Center plans St. Patrick's Day and birthday event


March 13, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SAVAGE SENIOR Center is a year old. Celebrate the birthday at 11 a.m. Tuesday -- St. Patrick's Day.

There will be a lunch with traditional Irish cuisine. Corned beef and cabbage, green frosted cakes and other goodies will delight the palate.

George Turley will provide musical accompaniment for the feast.

A small donation for lunch is welcome, but not necessary. Reservations are required so the staff can plan seating arrangements.

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

Spring thoughts

It appears that with spring just around the corner the librarian's fancy has turned to thoughts of fun.

On Monday, Kathy Ponger presents a signed story time for children and adults -- hearing and hearing-impaired.

Her signed stories are helpful for those learning sign language.

Families are invited to drop in at the library at 7 p.m. for the half-hour session.

Spring is the time for lambs, and the library has invited these much-loved animals to meet library patrons at 2 p.m. March 24.

Chava Roth of Symphony Hill Farm in Eldersburg and her mother, Betty, will bring their Rambouillet lambs and show them to children.

Rambouillet are fine-wool, large-frame sheep.

Stories about lambs, such as Nancy Shaw's popular tales, "Sheep in a Jeep" and "Sheep on a Ship" will be read to the children.

If the weather's good, the program will be outdoors. If not, look for the lambs in the library's meeting room, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel.

Registration is not required.

For directions, help with homework or just a good conversation, call the library at 410-880-5978

Gospel concert, auction

If you are looking for a way to spend Saturday evening, the Laurel Oratorio Society will present its Gospel Concert and Silent Auction at 8 p.m. at Laurel Presbyterian Church, 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road.

The concert features the Robert Ray Gospel Mass and a special performance by the Renewed Praise Chorale.

The Renewed Praise Chorale has sung with the society before, and received great reviews.

Support thisquarter-century-old Laurel tradition. The acoustics at Laurel Presbyterian Church are terrific, the site is beautiful.

Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Information: 301-464-0119.

Up by their bootstraps

Murray Hill Middle School has had a busy year. The school wasn't quite finished when it opened in September, but this was no obstacle to achievement for Murray Hill students.

Last month, seventh-grader Laura Schmidt played at the Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival, receiving a superior rating for her performance on the French horn.

Eighth-grader Joe Manney brought home kudos for his musicianship, too. He placed as third chair in the Maryland All State Junior Band.

Murray Hill parents have also been busy. With the help of the PTA, the school is funding a Fitness Lab.

The PTA has raised $1,300 -- halfway to its goal. PTA members have contributed time as well as money.

Thanks are due to parents Pat Wilbur, Maria Newcomb and Donna Thewes for helping with the scoliosis screening.

Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine that may appear in adolescence. With early diagnosis, it can be corrected.

Academic achievers

Hammond High School's "It's Academic" team has made it to the finals for the Baltimore area.

Please spare a kind thought for team members David Heine, Francis Filteau, Matt Green and Tim Zeffiro today as they compete at Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington.

Achievers are plentiful at Hammond High, where teachers recently announced their picks for Students-of-the-Month: hTC Joshua Law, Scott Sines, Kristen DeVault, Charles Stokes, Janel Fleming, Andrew Lee, Kathryn Mazzarella, Crystal Rickard, David Heine, Elin Alvemark, Jenni Surface, Zeena Rahman, Brian Strauss, Maili Godwin and Greg Schivley.

Caution with animals

The mild winter has been a delight, but it does bring a few problems.

Animals that might not have survived a colder season are still with us. Some are ill.

Remember that a wild animal behaving oddly -- approaching a human being, for example -- is a sick animal.

Youngsters whose information about wild animals comes mostly from Disney films should be warned not to touch them.

The most dangerous disease that wild animals and stray pets may have is rabies, an acute viral disease of the nervous system.

Information: the county Animal Control Facility at 410-313-2780, or the Health Department at 410-313-2644.

Pub Date: 3/13/98

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