Teen Professional Theatre doing musical

July 17, 2005

Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' Teen Professional Theatre will offer five performances of Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, Aida, at 7:30 p.m. July 28 and 29; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 30; and 2:30 p.m. July 31 at Reservoir High School in Fulton.

The Teen Professional Theatre is a summer program for those ages 13 to 21 that provides workshops, mentorship and a final performance of a Broadway musical. Sixty young actors are participating in this year's program, which includes one-on-one and ensemble rehearsals with guest artists, and mentorships with professional teachers and other staff.

Tickets to the performance are $15; $10 for students and senior citizens. Reserved seating is available for $20-$22.50.

Information: 410-381-0700, or www.CCTArts.com.

Two free shows scheduled on Montpelier grounds

The 27th Montpelier Summer Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with two free shows by the Tent Troupe on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, at Route 197 at Muirkirk Road, Laurel.

The traveling summer tent theater will present a children's show, Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! at 1:45 p.m. A family show, You Can't Take It With You, will be presented at 8 p.m.

Performances are held, rain or shine, under a big-top tent. Seating is provided. Free public parking and parking for the disabled is available at the Muirkirk Road entrance, off Route 197, a quarter-mile west of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

The Montpelier Summer Concert Series is a gift to citizens from the south Laurel Recreation Council volunteers, who are celebrating 35 years of service to the community.

Information: 301-776-2805.

English conversation club slated at the library

The Savage branch library holds an English conversation club for adults and teens for whom English is a second or third language to practice speaking and understanding in a group setting.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 2.

Register before attending the first meeting.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around town

Sports camps:

Reservoir Hill High School Boosters is sponsoring a Summer Sports Camp program for elementary and middle school pupils. Baseball, football, basketball and girls soccer are available. Adam Leader, 410-888-8850.

For children:

This month's children's programs at the Savage branch library include "Storytime Safari," programs of animal stories, songs and activities for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, offered at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Aug. 8; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 9; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 11; and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, through Aug. 12. Registration is required. "Play Partners," a series of short programs for infants through 23-month- olds, is slated at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 3. The library is at 9525 Durness Lane. 410-880-5978.

Fishing:

Fishing is open for the public at Cash Lake at Patuxent Research Refuge and will continue through mid-October. http:// patuxent.fws.gov.

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