Harford Digest

Harford Digest

August 22, 2004

Choral society seeks new members for 50th anniversary

The Harford Choral Society, under the direction of T. Herbert Dimmock, is seeking new members for the 50th anniversary celebration, which will begin with a performance of Handel's Messiah.

The chorus is composed of men and women interested in singing classical music.

Rehearsals are held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Churchville Presbyterian Church. The first rehearsal date is Sept. 7. Call 410-836-2773 or 410-452-5974.

HCC needs volunteers to help literacy classes

The Literacy Education Department of Harford Community College is seeking classroom volunteers to assist instructors in English as a Second Language classes and Adult Basic Education in reading, writing and math classes this fall at various times and locations throughout Harford County. Classes meet two mornings or evenings a week for three hours. Volunteers may choose to serve in one or both class sessions each week.

For information about volunteer opportunities, call Debbie at 410-836-4115 before Sept. 8.

Ripken Stadium concert to raise playground funds

Crack the Sky, Jimmie's Chicken Shack and Scene 24 will perform at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The nonprofit Concerts for Kids and Causes Inc. is sponsoring the benefit for the Annie McGann Cumpston Playground Foundation. Tickets are $35.

Concerts for Kids and Causes was established in memory of Annie Cumpston, a 6-year-old Harford County girl killed by a drunken driver as she and her family were leaving a circus performance in Baltimore last year.

"The foundation's goal is to turn this tragic loss of a child into something positive by constructing a community-built playground on land donated by the Harford County Parks and Recreation Department," said Concerts for Kids and Causes' President Tom Norris.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 410-547-SEAT (7328), online at www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Ripken Stadium box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 410-547-7328.

Maryland Polo Club to play benefit match

Abilities Network will present the Maryland Polo Club in its seventh annual charity match, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ladew Fields, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton.

Organizers said they hope to raise about $50,000 to support the Abilities Network's programs.

Tickets are $100, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization, which assists children and adults with disabilities and their families. For tickets: 410-828- 7700, ext. 206.

Hays House Museum presents Harvest Days

Hays House Museum will present its Harvest Days Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at 324 Kenmore Ave., Bel Air.

Features include 18th-century woodworking, spinning, storytelling, music and cooking.

Admission to Harvest Days is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and free for children younger than 4. The Hays House was built in 1788 and is open Sundays for tours. For more information, call 410- 838-7691.

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