Fuzzy Kane Trio will play Holiday Jazz Club Social


November 25, 1998|By Heather Tepe | Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOVERS OF jazz take note.

The Fuzzy Kane Trio will perform at this year's Holiday Jazz Club Social Dec. 3 at the African Art Museum of Maryland.

The museum is in Historic Oakland on Vantage Point Road in Town Center.

The Jazz Club, an in-house program of the museum, was founded four years ago by Columbia resident Claude Ligon.

"American jazz has its roots in African-American music," said Ligon, who is also chairman of the Baltimore-Washington Jazz Fest.

Fuzzy Kane is a Baltimore native. He has been playing piano in jazz clubs for more than 40 years.

The trio, which includes piano, bass and drums, plays "straight-ahead" -- or traditional -- jazz.

According to the museum's events coordinator, Carole Oduyoye, "The Fuzzy Kane Trio is well known for its sophisticated presentation of jazz."

The Jazz Club holds socials four times a year.

Membership in the club is $50 a year. There is an $8 admission charge to the Holiday Jazz Club Social for nonmembers.

Information or tickets: 410-730-7105.

Students hop to it

Pam Coates, fifth-grade instructional assistant, heads the cultural diversity student committee at Longfellow Elementary School.

The committee held a sock hop at the school Nov. 13 to benefit University of Maryland Medical Center's Pediatric Unit.

First, teacher Elaine Mezeivich contacted the hospital to find out what the committee could contribute.

She learned that the hospital provides gowns and slippers for its young patients -- but not socks. So, admission to the dance was a pair of socks. Two hundred people attended.

And nurses were on hand to receive the 536 pairs of socks collected.

Student members of the cultural diversity student committee include Dion Stone, Daniel Shin, Miles Thorne, Jennifer O'Neil, Crystal D'Amore, Amiel Stanek, Alex Schneider, Chima and Chioma Ebinama, Leah Jackson and Patrick Rotolo.

Staff members who helped plan the sock hop include Priscilla Andachter, Casey Hickenbottom and Shasi Srinath.

The committee also asked students to give up their lunchtime snack for one day and donate the money toward the purchase of Thanksgiving dinners for families in need.

The project raised $126 -- enough to feed four families.

In another act of community service involving Longfellow staff, Assistant Principal Pamela Felton-Cullings was hauled off to "jail" in a limousine Thursday.

Her "incarceration" was part of a fund-raising event staged by the American Diabetes Association.

Felton-Cullings was kept in custody at Piccolo's restaurant in Columbia.

She was fingerprinted and given a black-and-white striped uniform and hat to wear.

Then she was sentenced by a "judge" for being a "friendly community representative" -- and given one hour to raise her bail, set at $1,000.

Felton-Cullings was able to raise $300 by phoning friends and associates, and was released.

Trees, wreaths for sale

The Wilde Lake High School Booster Club will offer fresh-cut Frasier, Douglas and Balsam fir trees Dec. 5-20 at its third Christmas tree sale at the concession stand at the Wilde Lake High School stadium.

Mike Caporaletti, chairman of the sale, says trees will be priced from $20 to $70.

Decorated 25-inch Balsam fir wreaths will be available for $16.

Booster Club member Paula Bergen is in charge of attaching decorations to the wreaths.

Hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9: 30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

The school is at 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

Information: 301-596-5996.

Interfaith service

Columbia Cooperative Ministry will sponsor its 31st Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7: 30 p.m. today in Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Deacon George Martin of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church said representatives from Islamic, Jewish, Baha'i, Catholic, Protestant and Unitarian-Universalist communities will speak briefly on "The Blessings of Giving" -- the theme for the service.

Rabbi Steven Pik-Nathan of the Columbia Jewish Congregation will speak.

Also on the program are musical performances by pianist Carole Thompson, St. John's Bell Ringer Choir, the Baha'i Childrens Choir and Hands in Harmony, a signing choir.

Nonperishable food items will be collected to be donated to FISH of Howard County (a nonprofit group providing emergency services to the community), and money collected will go to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

Information: 410-730-7862.

Baskets galore

Susan Gribble of Hickory Ridge has been weaving baskets since the mid-1980s.

You can take advantage of her skill and experience at a class in wine basket-making from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.

Gribble's husband, Dickson, was sent to Germany with the Army in the mid-1980s, and she learned the craft from a neighbor.

Gribble says, "With patience and a couple of hours, people can make something wonderful."

The class will make wine baskets (big enough to carry two bottles of wine) using flat reed, the center section of rattan -- a plant from the palm family.

The cost is $20, with a $10 materials fee.

Registration is required. Information: 410-730-3987.

Welcome to Swansfield

Swansfield Elementary School welcomes Rebecca Smith, former second-grade team leader at Centennial Lane Elementary, as assistant principal.

Swansfield's former assistant principal, Joanne Ferguson, is principal at Waverly Elementary School.

PTA President Jill Hayden says Swansfield Elementary's teachers, teaching specialists and instructional assistants have all joined the PTA.

Pub Date: 11/25/98

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