Fearless encounter


June 19, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WELL, THE summer is almost officially here. And after just a week with no school, many of our children are restless.

Fortunately, there are interesting activities for everyone this summer, beginning with "The Magic of Plastic Model Building" from 10: 30 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Savage library.

Timothy Linge, who will present the program, is bringing free materials and kits for participants to make their own models.

Parents must be present during the first half-hour of the workshop.

Space is limited. Registration: 410-880-7859.

Hordes of hikers

Savage is being invaded by hordes of hikers.

The Freestate Wanderers will sponsor a hike through Savage Park from 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27.

It's an opportunity to get in some exercise before the day heats up. The walk through Savage Park is in a shady but hilly area on mulch-covered paths.

Ruth McCoy, a volunteer member of the Wanderers' events committee, recommends that hikers wear boots or sturdy athletic shoes.

The trails will be marked the day before, so no one should get lost. Two trails are available: One is long, nearly 7 miles; the other is a 3 1/2 -mile walk.

Families with children are welcome, but the trails are too steep for strollers.

Hikers should keep to the paths because there is poison ivy in the park.

Water and candy will be available at a checkpoint near the Wincopin trail, which intersects both walking trails. Refreshments will be available at Savage Mill.

Hikers, who will walk at their own pace, can meet at Savage Mill between 8 a.m. and noon.

L Information: McCoy, 301-317-4549; E-mail, remccorols.com.

Antiques and arts

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Come browse the Laurel Antiques and Arts and Crafts show at Patuxent Place at 6th and Main streets. Admission to the show, sponsored by the Friends of Laurel's Historic Main Street, is free and includes all-day entertainment.

In addition to offering their wares for sale, antiques dealers will appraise family heirlooms for $5.

Louise Eldridge will evaluate old jewelry, and Three Rail Junction -- dealers in antique toys -- will evaluate trains.

Other dealers will appraise a variety of items.

Charles White Eagle will present Native American art works. Crafts are included in the show, and Jim Rendi will exhibit Windsor-style chairs and demonstrate their construction.

Of course, there's lots more to see and do. In addition to great things to buy and food from Red Hot and Blue, there's day-long entertainment.

At 2 p.m., former Laurel Mayor Joe Robison will conduct a tour of Laurel's historic riverfront area.

For those who prefer to listen to performing artists, a full roster is scheduled.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Eric Henry will provide Latin and Caribbean music.

RTC Later performances include selections from "Oklahoma" by the cast of the Laurel Community Theater; a miniconcert by the University of Maryland's A Capella Choir; duets by Ted and Jessica performing "oldies"; children's fare by Kiddin' Around star Lesley Choy; and songs by Paul Napora.

The afternoon's entertainment concludes with a performance by saxophone player Carl Cornwell, followed by blues guitarist Michael Baker.

The day ends with a jam session by Cornwell and Baker.

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hammond scholars

Hammond High School has several excellent sports teams, a vibrant drama department and many clubs.

But this being the month of June, we'll focus on the academic achievements of the senior class. Hammond seniors have won national and state awards.

These students were honored by the National Merit Scholarship program: Erica Kaufman, Lockheed Martin Scholarship winner; David Heine, finalist; and commended students Jessica Bricker, Jennifer Crooks, Kristen DeVault, Robert Dobry, Matthew Green, Joshua Merti, Elizabeth Robinson, Jennifer Surface and Timothy Zeffiro.

Among those honored by the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program are finalist Bricker; and semifinalists Crooks, DeVault, Green, Kaufman, Andrew Lee and Brian Whitener.

Receiving honorable mention in the program were seniors Kenneth Beck, Stephanie Bloomer, Emily BonGiorni, April Donohue, Larissa Doran, Francis Filteau, Mara Finglass, Lauren Inouye, David Packer, Brian Pietryka and Surface.

Forest Ridge artists

Forest Ridge Elementary art students are sharing their work with the public at the Savage library.

Take a few moments to notice the colorful floral pictures over the library copiers by Ksenija McFadden, David Wheeler, Katie Bailey and Alyandra Waterman.

They are images of spring flowers, daffodils and vinca, close up and beautiful.

Matthew Hill and Michael Benz have hung their pictures of large bees near the story room.

Heather Connor has done a still life of flowers, bluebirds and bees.

Other colorful close-ups of real and fantasy flowers were done by Brittany Kinley, Brittany Bullock, Megan Foy, Chisa Coplin, Ashley Atchinson, Lauren Dornian, Bryan Aloi, Cara Pettit, and Ashley Kaniali.

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