Drama teacher puts her skills to work with role in summer play


July 21, 1998|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I HAVE a suggestion for teachers returning to school in August: Tell your class what you did all summer.

It may be enlightening to younger children to learn that teachers have a life, too.

And living what one teaches sets an example for all.

This summer, Oakland Mills High School's Holly Pascuillo is taking her knowledge and expertise out into the world.

The English and drama teacher played a sexy, colorful siren and very bad secretary in the play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at Cockpit in Court Summer Theater at Essex Community College.

In past summers, she has performed in Baltimore productions of "Anyone Can Whistle," "Merrily We Roll Along," "Sylvia" and "A Chorus Line."

This summer's production was special for Pascuillo, because three of her Oakland Mills students were in the play.

It was an opportunity for Laura Bacon, Laila Ayad and Michael Lieberman to rehearse and perform in a professional production.

Pascuillo is proud that Laura is "in the running" for a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award in drama, and Michael is in the same position for a voice scholarship.

Painters' painter

A posthumous exhibit of Peter Morano's watercolors and oils is showing at the Howard Community College Art Gallery.

His parents, Long Reach residents Peter and Dorothy Morano, invite their son's friends and neighbors to visit the show, which will be open until Aug. 28.

Peter was an alumnus of Howard Community College, where he received the Humanities Division Award four years ago.

He attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and was enrolled in the Philadelphia College of Art and Design, a college in the university, at the time of his death.

Al Gury a faculty member -- and one of Peter's teachers at the university -- said, "Peter believed that all elements of art could be found in nature. He believed in the idea that the art of painting was given life by the craft of painting. These paintings and the man who did them will encourage and inspire others to go on after him."

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 410-772-4941 or http: //www.howardcc.edu.

Pool-party time

Long Reach residents take note: Sarah Uphouse, village administrator, has announced that four pool parties, with hot dogs, chips and soda, will be held during the last week of this month.

Stop at Stonehouse in Long Reach Village Shopping Center for tickets.

Each adult may bring as many as three children; all children must have adult supervision.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first of the parties -- which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

-- will be at Kendall Ridge pool Monday. Tuesday's party is at Jeffers Hill; Wednesday's at Locust Park, and Thursday's at Phelps Luck.

Swimmers take note: The Phelps Luck and Locust Park pools have been designated for mid-August closings this year.

Kendall Ridge and Jeffers Hill will remain open until Labor Day.

Information: 410-730-8113.

A place to play

Stevens Forest Co-Op Nursery School has announced openings in the 1998-1999 morning and afternoon sessions for children who will be 3 or 4 years old before Dec. 31.

Susan Harpster, membership vice president, says that the school, in its 27th year, is managed by the teachers and parents who are on the board of directors.

Parents who visit the school will receive a packet of registration information.

The school is in the Stevens Forest neighborhood center on Oakland Mills Road, next to the Stevens Forest pool.

Information: 301-317-4719.

The Howard County Web site can also be checked for other resources for children at http: //www.co.ho.md.us/child/- care.html.


Seniors can soar through cyberspace at 1 p.m. three afternoons a week at the East Columbia 50+ Center at the east Columbia library.

Volunteer tutor Yehuda Barch offers individual tutoring in the "how-to" of Internet, Web sites, the Howard County library's SAILOR system, finding a friend's address and a map with directions of how to get there.

Additional tutors are needed. Information: 410-313-7680.

Passport to Columbia

It's time for the "Columbia Passport" contest!

Earn your passport to all 10 villages and have fun in discovering neighborhoods.

Start at any village community center to pick up your passport.

Proceed to each village for a passport "stamp" and receive a small gift.

At the 10th village, turn in your passport to be entered in a drawing for cash prizes that range from $25 to $100.

It's an enjoyable family activity. Children and adults will learn more about the villages of Columbia.

Pub Date: 7/21/98

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