Meteor-watching on tap at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodbine

November 15, 2001

The Howard County Celestial Searchers, a club for young astronomers in kindergarten through 12th grade, will co-sponsor a Leonid Meteor Watch at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the old Carrs Mill Landfill in Woodbine. The public is welcome.

The landfill is the official viewing site of the Celestial Searchers' new partner, the Howard Astronomical League, a group of adult amateur astronomers dedicated to exploring the cosmos and sharing the experience.

Joel Goodman will give a presentation, "What's a Meteor Shower and What's the Best Way to Observe One," at 8 p.m. Participants should dress warmly and can bring binoculars, chaises lounges, blankets and something hot to drink and eat.

Information: 410-531-6600, or send e-mail to Stardoc@Good

Kids' concert to feature jazz, holiday music

Some seats are available for the annual Tiny Tots Concert at River Hill High School, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 and 5 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

The theme is "American Classical Music -- Jazz." Students will perform jazz standards, Hanukkah songs and Christmas music. Costumed characters will greet the children and treats will be offered to each child.

Admission is $2.50. Reservations are required for Dec. 4 and 5.

Information: Denise Ellingson, 301-490-8434.


Eleanor Elizabeth: To Brad and Elizabeth Davis of Cooksville on Oct. 10.

Sean Lance: To Steve and Lisa Tucker of Owings Mills on Oct. 25.

Around town

Maynard Ferguson plays: Glenelg High School's bands and marching unit will present a concert by jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau band at 8 p.m. today in the Glenelg High School auditorium. The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble will open. Tickets are $20 at the door, if available. Information: 410-313- 5533.

Red wagon: The Little Red Wagon Christmas show and sale of country crafts and antiques will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Fire Hall, Routes 94 and 144. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-795-1550.

Time for prayer: Today's Youth, a community ministry of local churches, will sponsor a Concert of Prayer -- an opportunity to make a commitment to prayer for lives and communities in response to the Sept. 11 attacks -- at 6 p.m. Sunday at Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church, 2601 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine. A potluck supper will be held at 5 p.m. Information: 410-489-4003.

Hogwarts lives: The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Hogwarts Survival Skills," a program about potions, geographic features and fantastic creatures at the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry attended by Harry Potter. The program for children ages 8 and older will be offered from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required. Information: 410-313- 5579.

Journeys: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood has launched "Journeys Community," a ministry for people who would like to pursue a spiritual path but have not found traditional forms of worship helpful. The group meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia. Information: the Rev. Harry Brunett, 410-489-4035, or

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