Go on the town with Slade's `Manhattan' show


April 21, 1999|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE LIGHTS and excitement of New York come to Glen Burnie this weekend when Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School again presents "Manhattan After Dark" Friday and Saturday at the school on Dorsey Road.

The clubs open at 6 p.m. and the shows at 7 p.m.

There will be entertainment for everyone as the school building is transformed into New York clubs that showcase dancing, music, karaoke and a chance to test your luck at the Big Apple Casino. Stand-up comic Koli Tengella will perform.

This is one of Slade's largest and most elaborate annual fund-raisers, with more than 250 volunteers working to re-create a slice of the Big Apple, says Jackie Olson, co-chairwoman of the event. The co-chairman is Andy Werner.

Olson, the mother of kindergarten student Tyler Olson, is in her fourth year of working on the program.

The MAD committee has been scheduling acts, preparing the program and fine-tuning the event since September.

Return guests will find changes, Olson says. The restaurant is called Rhythms and will offer a more upscale type of dining. The dance area is named Decades and will highlight music from different decades of the 20th century.

"We'll start with music from the '20s and '30s, then music from the Big Band era, then songs from the '50s and '60s. After 9: 30 p.m., we'll have music selections by request," Olson says.

Admission is $8 Friday and $10 Saturday for those 21 and older. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount. Tickets can be purchased at the school or at the door. A ticket booth will be in the parking lot of the school at noon Friday.

For additional information, call the school office at 410-766-7130.

VFW post activities

Spring is a busy time of year for the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 434 of Marley. The men and women of the service organization have several activities scheduled for the next few weeks.

Members will take to the street Saturday morning to pick up trash and debris along Furnace Branch Road as part of the county's campaign to clean local roads.

Sunday, post members will take part in the Massing of the Colors ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. at Meade High School.

"About 80 units usually take part," says Marge McNeese of the Post 434 Women's Auxiliary. "These are color guards from the regular military services, veterans groups, ROTC, Fraternal Police and Scout groups. It is a colorful and impressive service."

The installation of officers for 1999-2000 is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 3 with a ceremony at Post 160 on Dorsey Road. Guests are welcome.

For additional information on the post's programs, call McNeese at 410-761-6718.

Immunization clinic

As part of National Infant Immunization Week, the Glen Burnie Health Center has scheduled an immunization clinic for 2 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the main facility, 416 A St.

Doctors recommend that before age 2, children receive these immunizations: four doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DPT), three doses of polio, three to four doses of hemophilus influenza type B (Hib), one dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and one dose of varicella (to prevent chicken pox).

Parents should bring copies of their children's immunization records.

Additional appointments can be scheduled by calling the local office at 410-222-6633.

Pub Date: 4/21/99

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