Glenelg High gala to open new Performing Arts Wing

October 02, 2003

Because of Tropical Storm Isabel, Glenelg High School postponed the opening of its Performing Arts Wing, originally scheduled for Sept. 21.

Instead, the school's music department will start its Performing Arts Gala, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wing.

Band, madrigals, orchestra, drama and barbershop quartet performances are planned. An open house, during which members of the community can tour the facility, will be held after the ribbon-cutting. Refreshments will be served.

Glenelg alumni are urged to attend and to pass the word to those who might have planned to attend the event Sept. 21.

Information: 410-313-5528.

Backyard bird feeding to be discussed Oct. 9

The Central Maryland Audubon Society will present a short seminar, "Everything You Wanted to Know about Backyard Bird Feeding," at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Mount Airy library.

Bill Becraft, manager of the Audubon wildlife sanctuaries near Mount Airy, will lead a fast-paced show-and-tell presentation with audience participation. He will show feeders (including squirrel-proof feeders from local yards), seeds and mealy worms for bluebirds.

Cookies and cold cider will be served.

Information: 410-795-6546, or

Clarksville firefighters plan open house Oct. 12

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the fire hall, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, in Clarksville.

Fire engine rides, giveaways for adults and children, snacks and family activities are planned.

Information: 410-313-7215.


Graduates: Army Pvt. Robert M.W. Sales, son of Allen B. and Peggy E. Sales of Mount Airy, has graduated from the H-8 tracked vehicle recovery specialist course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Graduates: Rasmey Diep, whose wife, Ellen, is the daughter of John R. and Susan Harrison of Mount Airy, has graduated from the Army ROTC National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. He is attending the University of Hawaii.


Emily Mary: To Bernie and Michele Kavanagh of Frederick on Sept. 3.

Gavin Nelson: To Robert and Pamela Henley of Cooksville on Sept. 4.

Around town

Dayton doings: The 9th Dayton Daze Parade & Picnic is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday on Ten Oaks and Green Bridge roads. Line-up will be at noon on Rutherford Way, off Ten Oaks Road. The bicycle-decorating contest for children will be judged at the parade lineup. A community picnic is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Eden Valley, 5085 Green Bridge Road. Cakes, cupcakes and cookies are needed for a cakewalk; drop them off at the picnic or before 10 a.m. Saturday or Sunday at Four Square Gospel Church. Take a picnic or buy food from the Lions Club. The rain date is Oct. 12. Sue or Ed Brady, 301- 596-9196.

Youth board: Young Adult Advisory Board will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood library. Children ages 11 to 17 can suggest books, music, programs and computer games that the library should offer. Board meetings will include discussion, activities and refreshments. Registration is required. 410-313-5577.

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