Salvation Army schedules coffeehouses Saturdays The...


June 16, 2000

Salvation Army schedules coffeehouses Saturdays

The Salvation Army will hold a coffeehouse from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays at the armory at 300 Hahn Road, Westminster.

Admission is a $2 donation at the door. Refreshments will be offered.

Performers will include: Bryan Roberts, acoustic guitarist from Boston, and Holy Smoke, a Christian rock band, tomorrow; and Rocket Transfer Warehouse, rock, June 24.

Proceeds go to the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army recently held Rock Fest 2000 and awarded cash prizes to the winners

Northern Lights, a three-member band from Herndon, Va., won first place. Second place went to Diversion, third place to Devolver and honorable mention to the Beechwood Band, a local Christian band.

Information: 410-239-1587.

County arts council sets annual meeting Thursday

Carroll County Arts Council will hold its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the gallery at 15 E. Main St., Westminster.

Elections will be held for board members.

Wine and cheese will be served and past year accomplishments noted.

Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Artist and consultant to offer groups for writers

Susan Tegeler, local artist, writer and consultant, will offer several programs for writers and others at Brightspot Arts.

A nondenominational meditation group will start at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A writers' critique group is forming. Days and times will be decided.

A new writers' group, the Publishers, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturdays starting June 24. This group is for those serious about publishing.

Tegeler also will teach a publishing class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 24 and 31 at Carroll County Arts Council.

Information: 410-875-2411.

Western Maryland plans Suzuki violin program

Western Maryland College will begin a Suzuki violin program this summer for children ages 3 to 7.

The classes, taught by Margaret Motter Ward, will be held Fridays and Saturdays from July 7 to Aug. 12.

Participants will receive a private and group lesson each week, and give a public concert Aug. 12.

The Suzuki method was developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in the 1940s.

The basic principles of Suzuki method are listening, motivation, proper technique, repetition and reinforcement.

Ward, 71, lives in Silver Spring. She began piano lessons at age 3 and violin at age 5 with her mother, also a violin player and teacher.

She began playing professionally at age 14 and continued performing while attending Michigan State University and Eastman School of Music.

She began teaching the Suzuki method in 1985.

Cost of the program is $225 for the summer session, which includes 11 lessons and a concert. A $20 enrollment fee is charged.

Information: e-mail to or call toll-free at 877-370-4908.

Council gives scholarships to students pursuing arts

Carroll County Arts Council has announced the winners of its annual college scholarships, given to high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in the arts.

Scholarships were $400 and $500 each.

Winners are:

Jessica Boyd, Westminster High, to attend Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts.

Casey Henry, Francis Scott Key High, to attend Western Maryland College for vocal music.

Vaclav Hnizda, North Carroll High, to attend Towson University for music education.

Heather Robertson, South Carroll High, to attend Virginia Commonwealth University for painting and printmaking.

Kevin Rouse, Westminster High, to attend the University of Maryland for music education.

John Sayre, Westminster High, to attend Peabody Conservatory for music education.

Artist Carolyn Seabolt displays cat art at center

Batik artist and teacher Carolyn Seabolt has on display her cat-related art in the showcase at Westminster Senior Center.

She creates cats on fireplace screens, silk scarves, or as ceramic or wooden occupational pieces.

The cat art is on exhibit this month.

Information: 410-848-4049.

State group, governor approve county arts grants

Carroll County Arts Council will receive $87,589 in arts grants from the Maryland Arts Council and approved by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

The fiscal 2001 matching grants will be used to support operations of arts organizations, and arts programs and projects.

Organizations in Carroll receiving grants are: Chamber Music on the Hill, $600; Choral Arts Society of Carroll County/Westminster Choral Arts Society, $750.

Common Ground Music Harvest Ltd. received $6,000 and Theatre on the Hill was awarded $4,500.

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