`Easter Praise Parade' marks tradition


April 06, 1999|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AN EASTER tradition continued at St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg on Sunday when the Sunday School program presented its annual Easter play. Children have performed a play at Easter and Christmas for more than a dozen years.

Under the direction of teachers Frances Frey and Suzette Godman, 14 youngsters presented "Easter Praise Parade." The play told the Easter story through a group of neighborhood children planning and preparing to hold a parade through their town.

Emily Riddle, Stephanie Carney, Jill Bankard, Brooke Laur and Brian Crouse had the primary roles. Rebecca Cairns, Megan McConnell, Ben Cairns, P. J. Graham, Eric Miller and David Vincent performed as cheerleaders and soldiers, and Jacob Krauss, Julie Rowley and Kara Winnard were members of the chorus. Kimberly Frey presented a solo during the production.

Basic Internet training

If you've wondered how to use the Internet, but don't know where to start, the Eldersburg library branch is offering two free basic Internet training classes for anyone age 18 and older.

The hands-on class will introduce participants to some Web sites in the library's new computer lab. Classes are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Information and registration: 410-795-3520.

Reading Buddies

The Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County public library has a great opportunity for middle and high school students looking for ways to earn community service hours.

Reading Buddies are needed to read to children. The readers may choose the times that are available and read to children while parents are searching for or checking out books.

Anyone interested in learning more about this new program may call the library at 410-795-3520 to speak with a librarian in the children's section.

Health fair

Mark your calendars for the Community Health and Safety Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Carrolltown Center.

The event is sponsored by area elementary schools with Freedom Elementary School serving as host. A variety of family health and safety information will be available, and games and activities will be featured.

Spring programs

Just like the flower bulbs in my yard, activity programs are springing up in southeast Carroll. It's not too early to get started with plans for fun and learning.

The Summer Music Camp has been a popular activity for budding musicians. Held in the instrumental music room at Liberty High School, the camp offers an opportunity for new friendships and to brush up musical technique. Students must have at least one year playing experience.

Session I is a Percussion Ensemble Group for grades six to 12. The class will be held 10 a.m. to noon weekdays June 21 to 30. Cost is $60. A materials fee of $5 is due the first day.

Musicians in grades four to 12 may attend Session II from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays July 26 to Aug. 4. Cost is $70, plus a $5 materials fee.

Percussion instruments will be available, but students must provide their own tuba, baritone and French horn.

Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at Carrolltown Center.

Information: David Smith 410-795-3562.

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

Pub Date: 4/06/99

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