Poms Squad to host clinic Nov. 19

November 06, 2005

The River Hill High School Poms Squad invites second- through eighth-graders to attend the squad's Poms Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the school.

Members of the River Hill squad will teach dance and poms skills, and performances are planned at the end of the clinic and at a future River Hill varsity boys basketball game.

The cost is $30, and includes a T-shirt and snack. Participants should take a lunch. Early registration is suggested, although walk-ins will be accepted if space permits.

To register, mail the child's name, age, grade, address, telephone number, school and emergency contact information with a check payable to RHHS Poms to Leirdre Galloway, Poms Coach RHHS, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville 21029.

Information: 410-313-7120.

Clarksville school presents `HONK! Jr.'

The Clarksville Elementary School guidance department will sponsor a performance of HONK! Jr., a modern musical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday on the school's stage.

Those who attend can participate in a short question-and-answer session with the performers about how their experiences with bullying and friendship helped them develop their characters in the play. Anti-bullying materials will be available.

The school's food drive is continuing through Saturday. Boxed cereal, healthy snacks and canned goods are in demand. Glass containers will not be accepted. Donations can be placed in the marked bins around the school and will be given to the Maryland Food Bank.

Last year's campaign yielded about 2,200 pounds of food; this year's goal is 3,000 pounds.

Information: 410-313-7050.

Marriotts Ridge PTA to sponsor forum

The PTSA of Marriotts Ridge High School will sponsor a parents' forum, "Setting Limits: How to Say NO to Your Teen," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 in the school's media center, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville.

Teacher and coach Amy Ferrell, a parent of six children ages 7 to 27, will lead the discussion.

Mount Airy holiday preview is Saturday

The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association will hold its Holiday Preview Open House and Second Saturday Stroll from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Mount Airy.

Wine tasting and light refreshments will be available at participating shops from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local artist Charles Beck will demonstrate and display his work.

Main Street merchants will have raffle tickets available for chances to win one of four gift certificates ranging in value from $25 to $100.

Information: 301-829-4444.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg Marching Unit will hold its citrus fruit sale this month through March. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges and tangerines and a variety pack will be offered. Order forms are available at the school or at glenelg bands.com. Or call Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

Shopping -- A Holiday Bonanza -- A Vendors' Showcase will be held from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. today at Claret Hall in River Hill Village Center. Admission is free. 410-531-1749.

Book club -- The Glenwood library will sponsor a meeting of its Mother/Daughter Book Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mothers and their daughters, ages 11 and older, will discuss Skellig by David Almond. Refreshments will be served. 410-313-5577.`Fame' -- Glenelg High School teachers and students will perform in Fame, the musical about students and teachers at the High School for the Performing Arts in New York, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $8 before Thursday; $10 at the door. Connie Bowman, 410-489-9036.

Women in ag -- Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Howard County Office of the Maryland Cooperative Extension are organizing a Women In Agriculture Forum, to be held Nov. 15 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. The forum is designed to offer educational and networking opportunities to women and to empower them to thrive in the industry. Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with sessions on various topics from 9:10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. A short question period will conclude the program. The cost is $20. Ginger Myers, 410-313-6500, or Caragh Fitzgerald, 410-313-2707.

On the farm -- Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road in Brookeville, is offering free hayrides to its field gourds, including pumpkins and squash, and Indian corn. The farm has a 5-acre corn maze in the shape of a honeybee. A nature trail, observation beehives, a farm museum and a chance to feed farm animals are available. 410-854-6275, or sharpfarm.com.

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