Glenelg High to present `The Music Man,' starting March 10

February 27, 2005

Glenelg High School will present The Music Man from March 10 to 13 in the school's newly renovated arts wing. A cast of 85 will perform the musical under the direction of drama teacher Sue Miller.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and at 2 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the school, are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

Information: 410-313-5528.

The school's award-winning Jazz Ensemble will present its annual concert, this year featuring woodwind artist Chris Vadala.

The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 24 in the school auditorium, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg.

Tickets, available from any member of the marching band, are $7.

Information: 410-313-5533, or

`West Side Story' scheduled at River Hill High School

The River Hill High School drama department will present West Side Story at 7:30 p.m. March 10, 11 and 12, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. March 12 and 3 p.m. March 13.

The cast includes more than 90 students; more than 30 young musicians will be in the orchestra pit, and 25 crew members are working on a set.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Group rates are available for the matinee performances.

Information: drama teacher Pam Land, 410-313-7120.

Library book clubs plan meetings for next month

The Glenwood library's Contemporary Fiction Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 7 to discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Library associate Lucie Pettis will be the facilitator for the discussion.

The library's Mother-Daughter Book Club will discuss Bone Dance, by Martha Brooks, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 9.

The group offers daughters, ages 11 and older, with a parent, a chance to spend time talking and sharing new takes on old stories.

Jo Serra of VCS Visual Design will demonstrate easy tricks to remove clutter from a living space at 7 p.m. March 21 at the library.

Registration, which is encouraged, begins March 7 at the branch.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Around Town

Summer camps: Howard County Conservancy will offer summer nature camps for children ages 8 to 12 from July 11 to Aug. 19. The camps will be held at the conservancy's 232-acre nature reserve, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Camps, which will run in one-week segments from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, will focus on wildlife habitats and life cycles; grasslands and forests; weather, wind and water; and Maryland history. The cost is $250 a week. Martha Moore, 410-465-8877.

Donations sought: Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its 10th Media Sale. Items should be placed in a blue box at the side door of the church. The sale will be held Sept. 9 and 10 at the church. 410-442--2475.

Tip Line

If you have information on community events in southern Howard, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811.

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