An energizing program for Carrolltowne pupils

NEIGHBORS

January 18, 2000|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MARC'S GROOVY Science visited Carrolltowne Elementary School last week and amazed pupils with the power of energy.

Marc Clayton, an engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, demonstrated the uses and properties of energy as he performed fast-paced experiments.

"It's extremely important that you recognize the level of energy in the world around you," Clayton told the pupils as he prepared his experiments.

Balloons adhering to the surprised face of fifth-grader Conner Hartline showed the momentum of energy. Fourth-grader Catherine Bender was sent twirling on a chair while holding a spinning bicycle wheel as a demonstration of rotational energy, and a balloon was forced into a jug by the power of atmospheric pressure.

"I liked it [the presentation] because of the potato shooter," said Robby Voytek, 9. "He was cool and he had all these neat experiments."

Shannon Davis, a fifth-grader, is considering repeating some of the experiments at home, but she plans to heed Clayton's warning about adult supervision and safety precautions when she experiments.

"Make sure your parents are around and wear safety glasses," Shannon said.

Clayton's program is sponsored by the Applied Physics Lab and is presented free to schools and organizations. Anyone interested in experiencing Marc's Groovy Science can contact him at 443-778-4149.

Carrolltowne pupils in kindergarten to third grade will be visited by the Traveling Science Program of the Maryland Science Center as it presents "Brain Benders: Exciting Scientific Phenomenon" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today in the cafeteria. Information: 410-795-5673.

Talent show

Come one and all to the annual Liberty High School Talent Show beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Varsity Club and will feature the talents of anyone with the courage to take the stage. Prizes will be awarded in each age group.

Admission is $3.

Auditions are scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Liberty High in the auditorium. Auditions are mandatory for anyone wishing to participate Saturday.

Information, Helen Derwin at the school, 410-751-3560.

Guest homilist

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Community Church in Eldersburg will welcome the Rev. Peter J. West as a guest speaker at the church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

West is a priest associate of Priests for Life, an organization whose goal is to train and motivate the clergy to be more active in the anti-abortion movement and to educate and encourage the community in the activities and initiatives of the anti-abortion movement.

No fee will be charged to attend, but registration is requested to help plan seating and refreshments. Information: Jean Maher, 410-795-5158.

Spaghetti supper

Bethesda United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti supper from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 328 N. Klees Mill Road in Sykesville.

The menu will include spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, beverages and desserts. A bake table will be available. The cost is $5.

Information: Jackie Haugan, 410-795-6621.

Moms' meeting

Moms on the Move, a support and informational group for mothers, will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Wesley-Freedom United Methodist Church, 916 Johnsville Road in Eldersburg.

The topic will be "Creative Crafts for Kids."

All area mothers are welcome.

Baby sitting is available for $1 per child.

Information: Ingrid Hiltz, 410-549-1438.

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

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