Two groups of senior entertainers to present scholarship awards


April 21, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE NOTABLES, an entertainment unit of the Linthicum chapter of AARP, and Scottish Rite Singers are two groups of senior entertainers under the direction of Linthicum resident Charles Haslup.

Both groups entertain a variety of audiences and present about 25 performances annually. Neither group charges for the entertainment, but both accept donations, most of which go to their scholarship award funds.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, the groups will present their scholarship awards program in Fellowship Hall at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. Thirteen students from Anne Arundel Community College and Towson University will perform, after which each will be presented with scholarship checks for $200. Some of the scholarships are in honor of recently deceased members of the two groups.

Anne Arundel Community College music students receiving the awards will be Zachary Greeno, guitar; Sarah Crandall, flute; Jacqueline Scott, voice; Serena Canino, voice; and Chase Taylor, voice.

The Towson University music students to be honored are: Erin Wegner, voice; Elizabeth Borowsky, piano; Dobrochna Zubek, cello; Aneta Otrebo, cello; Swiatislav Kuznik, violin; Kurt Wittstadt, French horn; Malgorzata Piechowka, piano; and Jeanne Marie LaFrance, voice.

For the past two years, the music groups have received proclamations from the county executive and the governor's Office on Volunteerism, recognizing them for more than 15 years of community service.

Haslup is the retired chairman of the music department at Towson University and was assistant to the university president for more than a quarter century.

Performing arts

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is planning an exciting series for next year's concerts. Featured will be: Skip Devol, banjoist; Kit Prothero and Sam Hagan, classically trained vocalists; U.S. Navy Band of Washington; Stef Scaggari, jazz pianist; Chorus of the Chesapeake, barbershop; and "Chevalier -- Maurice and Me," with Tony Sandler as Maurice Chevalier.

The public may come free to a concert, "A Tribute to Count Basie," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in Brooklyn Park.

Subscriptions for next year's series are $29. Tickets for this concert only are $25.

PAAL celebrates its 20th season with a reception and display of the "Ten Painted Violins" after the concert.

Information: Jo Barker, 410- 859-3308.

Dinner theater

Tickets for "The Great Western Melodrama" dinner theater, sponsored by Friendship Church of the Brethren, are available, but reservations must be made by tomorrow. The full menu with a candlelight dinner and drama is by reservation only. Baby-sitting is available.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and at 7 p.m. May 4 at the church hall, 217 Mansion Road in north Linthicum.

The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children from ages 6 to 12.

Reservations and tickets: Cathy Ziehm, 410-789-4749.

Tea party

A Spring Tea Party, with a program on the history of tea, will be presented by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights on May 4 at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 Maple Road. Two seatings, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be available.

Using skits, costumes and props, Celeste Riddle, program author and commentator, will trace the story of tea, beginning more than 5,000 years ago in China. The skits trace tea's history to Japan, Europe, America, Great Britain and India. Also included in the program will be tea customs, tea inventions and tea remedies.

Riddle will be assisted by several club members, including Bernadette Simon, Jenny Kuhn, Jo Barker, Fran Purper, Marge Smith, Erna Shuley and Pat Weller. Stage decorations will be by Erna Shuley and Marge Boschert.

A variety of teas, sandwiches and pastries will be served under the direction of Shirley Beck.

In addition, a market area will feature baked goods, a curiosity table, Mother's Day gifts, garden gifts and unique tea items.

Proceeds will benefit the club's community and educational projects.

Tickets ($12 a person): 410- 859-1082. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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