River Hill will present `Cuckoo's Nest'

December 18, 2005

The River Hill High School drama department will present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, written by Dale Wasserman and based on Ken Kesey's well-known book, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 14 and 15 in the school auditorium, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville.

The black comedy contains difficult subject matter; parental discretion or supervision is strongly advised. The drama department suggests that children younger than 13 be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Sales begin Jan. 3 at the River Hill High School Media Center, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and near the school's dining hall from 10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. weekdays.

Tickets will also be available up to 1 1/2 hours before each performance.

Information:410-313-7120.

Library planning children's activities

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Play Partners," a drop-in program for infants and toddlers to age 23 months (with an adult) at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 14. Registration is not needed.

"3, 2, Fun!" - a program of stories, activities and games for preschoolers ages 2 and 3 with an adult - will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. Registration is not needed.

"Pajama Time!" - a program of stories and songs for all ages before bedtime - will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 15. Children to age 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome. Registration is not needed.

"Penguins on Parade," a program of stories, activities and a craft to explore the world of penguins, will be offered for children ages 4 and older at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 4. Registration begins Dec. 28.

A scavenger hunt for children ages 6 to 10, "In Search of ... at the Library," will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 21. Registration begins Jan. 14.

And "Out in Space," a program for children ages 6 to 10 on the mysteries of space, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Registration begins Jan. 16.

Information or registration: 410-313-5579.

Military

Completes training -- Pvt. Alex D. Doyle, son of Shannon D. Doyle and stepson of Tracey L. Doyle of Dayton, has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Around Town

Hanukkah festival -- The villages of Columbia will present their Hanukkah Festival from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in River Hill Village Center. Noa Baum will tell stories. Craft activities and snacks are also planned. Admission is free, but registration is required. Donations of canned or nonperishable food items are welcome. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531- 1749.

Also at the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its knitting circle, a casual social group for people who like to knit and visit, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Participants should take their own supplies. Instruction is not offered. Registration is not needed. The group is to meet again at 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

The library's Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 to discuss Light on Snow by Anita Shreve. New members are invited. Registration is not needed, and copies of the books are available at the branch.

The Mother/Daughter Book Club, for girls ages 11 and older and their mothers, will discuss The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Refreshments will be served.

The Graphic Novel Club, a group for youth ages 11 to 17, will discuss favorite titles, styles and drawing techniques from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library. Registration is not needed.

Genealogy At Your Library, a program on discovering resources for exploring ancestry, including books, magazines, databases and the Internet, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-5577.

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale through March. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack are offered. Order forms are available at the school or at www.glenelgbands. com; click on the fruit-sale link. Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

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