Duet Productions brings children's theater to town

NEIGHBORS

June 23, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CHILDREN'S THEATER is coming to Sykesville in a big way this summer when Baldwin's Station and Pub plays host to two live theater performances by Duet Productions.

The two-actor company is operated by Steve and Elise Seyfried and has gained a reputation for fine children's theater.

"Robin Hood," the first of the productions, uses action and visual storytelling to entertain. The presentation is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 10, but is captivating enough to hold the attention of younger children.

"They get the story across and keep you laughing the entire time," said Stewart Dearie, owner of Baldwin's. "It's great entertainment for the kids."

The production lasts 45 minutes to an hour and will take place in the restaurant's main room, where a small stage and up-close seating for children ensure that all seats are great seats.

"Robin Hood" will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6.95 per person. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free. Advance tickets are required and can be obtained by calling Baldwin's at 410-795-1041.

Look for "Peter Pan" at 4 p.m. July 19. Tickets are the same price and also may be purchased by calling Baldwin's.

Dearie also has scheduled two children's concerts this summer and I will be highlighting them in the weeks to come. The restaurant is at 7618 Main St.

Bible schools

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., June 28 to July 2 at the church, 2205 Old Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

This year's theme is "H.O.P.E. Hear Our Prayer Everywhere."

Information or registration: Cathy Klimovitz, 410-552-0481.

St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg will conclude its weeklong Vacation Bible School program, "Journey to the Holy Land," with a carnival from 4: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Friday on the church grounds. Proceeds will help support missionary programs abroad.

Inexpensive games and prizes for all ages will be provided at the carnival. Hot dogs, sodas and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Vacation Bible School closing program, which follows the carnival, will begin at 7 p.m. Parents and guests are invited to tour classrooms and see what children learned during the week.

Information: 410-795-1249.

Pool party

Freedom Swim Club is inviting current and former members to join the celebration of its silver anniversary.

On Aug. 15, the club will hold a daylong celebration with a family picnic, games and activities, followed by an adult social featuring a catered buffet and music during the evening.

Former swim club members can call Pat Bowen, 410-795-3073, Marilyn Irwin, 410-795-4563 or Diane Desimone, 410-795-5417 for information or reservations.

Piney Run activities

The Nature Center at Piney Run Park is a wonderful resource for keeping away the summer boredom that children sometimes experience. Here are a few programs that might catch their interest.

From 3 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Thursday, boys and girls ages 10 and older can create a choker or bracelet using sailor's knots and beads. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for nonmembers.

From 9 a.m. to 9: 45 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. Friday, ladybugs will be the focus of a program for children ages 3 to 5. Life information, searches and ladybug crafts will keep children occupied and learning. A parent is encouraged to attend with this age group. Cost is $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers.

Also on Friday, children ages 8 and older are invited to search for woodpeckers and learn more about these birds. The program is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers.

Adults and families can create a birdbath using cement, pieces of broken pottery, shells, beads or other items to create a mosaic design to decorate the birdbath.

A plastic garbage can lid or other similarly shaped form is needed, as well as any mosaic pieces you wish to use.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 6/23/98

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