Concert series continues Sunday in Westminster Human...

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July 19, 2002

Concert series continues Sunday in Westminster

Human Services Programs and Westminster's Recreation Department are continuing their eighth annual Month of Sundays concert series.

Ashtin Golt Showtime will perform Sunday. This eight-piece Las Vegas-style floor show features costumes and impressions of stars such as Tina Turner, Elvis, the Temptations, Backstreet Boys and N'Sync.

Eight Days a Week, a Beatles tribute band from Maryland, will play July 28.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at Westminster City Park and are free, but concertgoers are asked to make a donation for Human Services Programs. Items that are needed include baby food, diapers, formula, canned foods and paper goods. An offering will be taken to help pay for the concerts.

Information: 410-848-6962.

Farm museum plans `On the Veranda' teas

Carroll County Farm Museum invites visitors to wear their favorite summertime attire and relax with friends on the farmhouse porch while sipping iced tea or hot tea.

The "On the Veranda" teas will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and July 28. They include sweet treats and a guided tour of the farmhouse. Background music will be provided by junior guides.

Reservations are required. The cost is $5, which includes farm museum admission. The maximum number of guests is 36 per seating.

The museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7775.

Sykesville actress to teach Musical Theatre Academy

Suzanne Eldridge, a Sykesville resident and theater actress, will teach musical theater at Merritt Athletic Club in Eldersburg.

Eldridge has been teaching musical theater at New Market Middle School for the past six years. She has a master's degree in arts management from Towson University and a bachelor's degree in music education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts in New York.

Eldridge's experience includes studying dance at the Broadway Dance Center, the D.C. Dance Collective, and at studios in the New York and Maryland areas. She has studied voice at the Mannes College of Music and at the Tanglewood Institute.

Her performance resume includes more than 150 musical theater productions, a performance at Carnegie Hall, the White House, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. She can be seen this summer at the Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater production of The King and I in Frederick.

Musical theater will be an addition to the Merritt Dance Academy. Classes will be offered for boys and girls age 7 and older. The academy will include dance classes, voice lessons and acting workshops. Students will learn improvisation, audition technique and acting a song. At the end of the session, students will perform a musical revue.

The Musical Theatre Academy summer program will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12-16. The fall program will begin in early September. Registration is open to the public. Membership is not required.

Information: 410-549-8855.

Group slates bus trip to see `The King and I'

The Brandenburg Gadabouts will sponsor a bus trip Aug. 1 to Blatt's Dinner Theatre in Kutztown, Pa., to see The King and I.

This play features music by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The cost is $62 and includes the bus ride, lunch and show.

The bus will leave Eldersburg at 9:30 a.m. and return at 8 p.m.

Reservations: Gladys Conaway, 410-795-1976; or Dollie Bennett, 410-795-1789.

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