Six Mount Airy pupils selected for singing festival


April 07, 2000|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY Elementary is proud to announce that six of its pupils were chosen to participate in the 73rd annual Eisteddfod this evening at Westminster High School.

The Eisteddfod is a singing festival in which children from all Carroll County schools participate.

At the elementary level, fifth-graders are chosen from each school to be members of a 125-voice honors chorus.

The Mount Airy Elementary pupils selected are Nellie Glover, Lina Matheus, Erin Popa, Katia Racine, Melissa Twilley and Lisa Waters. Bag sale

St. Paul's Nearly New Shop will hold a bag sale from noon to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow. All clothing, books, toys and housewares are included in the sale. The cost is $3 for each brown paper grocery bag. The thrift shop is at Bob's Barn, 15420 Frederick Road in Woodbine.

St. Paul's needs volunteers to help at the thrift shop. Anyone interested in volunteering or who knows a student who needs community service hours for graduation, call 410-489-4411.

Martial arts class offered

In cooperation with Woodbine Recreation Council, Taekwondo-Arnis Academy in Mount Airy will hold Tuesday and Thursday classes beginning Tuesday in the Mount Airy Elementary School gymnasium. Classes run for eight weeks.

Beginner and intermediate classes for ages 7 to 12 are $59 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Advanced classes for ages 7 to 12, and teens and adults at all levels, are $79, and will be held from 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

Tae kwon do is a Korean martial art and an Olympic sport that emphasizes physical fitness, courtesy, perseverance, self-control and integrity. Arnis is a Filipino martial art geared toward practical self-defense. Both forms will be taught.

The academy will also teach tai chi classes at Mount Airy Senior Center, on Ridge Avenue in Mount Airy, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday. Cost is $50 for one class a week or $85 for twice a week.

The 10-week program focuses on developing coordination, balance and flexibility through gentle exercise. Tai chi can improve posture and muscle tone and relieve stress. The class is open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Information: chief instructor Carl Minkel, 301-829-2348.

Talent show planned

Mount Airy Elementary School will present its annual Student Talent Show at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria. Singing, dancing and other acts will be performed by Mount Airy Elementary pupils.

Information: 301-829-1515.

Birds and butterflies

The Audubon Society of Central Maryland, in conjunction with Windstar Wildlife Institute, will present "Landscaping Your Yard for Birds, Butterflies and You" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Airy branch library.

The event will feature handouts and a short instructional video about landscaping to attract birds and butterflies.

Information: 301-829-5290 or 410-795-6546.

College funding seminar

Twin Ridge Elementary School PTA is offering "College Funding 101: Smart Start to Your Child's Future" at 9: 30 a.m. April 14 in the portable classroom.

Presented by the Mony Group, the seminar will cover general information about the cost of public, private and Ivy League colleges; funding; and paying for college costs through financial aid and loans.

Information: Kim Herndon, 301-829-1154.

Taylorsville church supper

Taylorsville United Methodist Church will hold its spring supper from 1 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. April 15.

The menu will include fried chicken, ham, string beans, glazed carrots, potato salad, coleslaw, stewed tomatoes, applesauce, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts.

The cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 2 to 10 years old and $9 for carryouts. The church is at 4356 Ridge Road in Taylorsville.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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