Arts Notes


Education Beat

October 23, 2005

Students to present play about Holocaust

Winters Mill High School drama students will present I Never Saw Another Butterfly at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The story is based on people who endured the horrors of living in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia, which became known as a holding area for those who would be sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Of the 15,000 children who lived in Terezin, 100 survived.

The children were given hope and strength by a teacher, Irena Synkova, who helped them express their feelings through art, song and poetry.

The play's story is told by a student, Raja Englandarova, who becomes the teacher when Synkova is taken to Auschwitz.

Students who attended a field trip to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington will display their reactions to the experience in various formats in the lobby.

Tickets are $5 in advance (sold at lunch) and $6 at the door.

Information: 410-386-1500.

Band show Saturday at Westminster High

Westminster High School will host the third annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Band Show at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the stadium at 1225 Washington Road.

High school marching bands from around the region will perform.

Refreshments will be available.

Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for senior citizens and students at the gate.

Information: 410-751-6325.

Liberty High students to present `Crucible'

The Liberty High School Drama Club will present Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 5 and 10-12 in the school auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Road.

The play depicts the ways intolerance and hysteria can tear a community apart.

Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $7 at the door and $6 in advance at the school.

Information: 410-751-3560.

Arc to present Capitol Steps Nov. 12

The Arc of Carroll County will present the Capitol Steps in an evening of comedy and music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The Capitol Steps is a group of congressional staffers turned comedians who travel the country satirizing the people and places they once worked for.

Most of them worked for Democrats and Republicans, so everybody is fair game for their humor. Founded in 1981, the group has recorded 18 albums and appeared on television and radio programs.

Tickets are $20 and are available at businesses and at the Carroll County Arts Council.

Proceeds benefit the Arc and its programs for the developmentally disabled.

Information: 410-848-4124.

Westminster group plans handbell event

The Westminster Ringers will sponsor their annual adult handbell conference Nov. 19 at New Windsor Middle School.

Larry Henning, the group's director, will be the clinician.

Full and partial handbell groups are welcome. Teens who play with adult groups may attend.

Ensembles will perform several pieces together, including "Christmas Angel Melody," "Were You There That Christmas Night," "Festivo," "Heaven's Rest," "Come Though Fount of Ev'ry Blessing" and "For the Beauty of the Earth."

The festival will begin at 9 a.m. Groups must be ready to perform at 10 a.m. The festival will end at 4:30 p.m. with a public concert.

Registration is $35.

Information: 410-751-9584.

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