Glenelg Jazz Ensemble's concert, dinner is May 21

April 16, 2006

The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will hold its Jazz Under the Stars picnic dinner and concert at 5 p.m. May 21 at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine.

Those who attend the event, a five-year-old community tradition, should take blankets and lawn chairs and sit on a hillside for the catered meal and concert.

Proceeds will benefit the Glenelg bands and Marching Unit. Tickets are $30; $15 for children to age 12. Children to age 5 will be admitted free. Tickets must be purchased by May 17.

Information: www.glenelgbands.com and click on the "InstaSeats" logo.

6 Marriotts Ridge students win prizes

Marriotts Ridge High School students Igor Khrustalev, Thomas Conchie, Darius Engineer, Patrick Talcott, Rohit Ramesh and Erik van Ellburg won prizes in Business Communication, Web Site Development and Multi-Media Presentation at the State Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders of America, held March 30 to April 1 in Hagerstown.

The national organization serves secondary school students who are participating in business education programs.

Around Town

Prep courses -- Registration is being accepted for preparatory courses for the new SAT and PSAT tests. Courses in western Howard County will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 29 at Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 21 at Glenelg High School. Tuition for each course is $175 and includes materials. A portion of the tuition benefits each school. Students should attend on all the dates listed for the location they choose. The classes are open to all high school students. 410-442-1600, or www.MarthaGagnon.com.`Celebrate Life' -- Glenelg Country School will open its campus to Howard County cancer survivors, their families, doctors and friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 for a student-run "Celebrate Life Reception." The event, which will include music, food, door prizes and activities, is being planned in gratitude to the staff of Howard County General Hospital's Center for Breast Care. Speakers are to include Tina Beerman, a registered nurse, cancer survivor and clinical program manager at the Center for Breast Care, and Dr. Stacey Keen, author of Defeating Breast Cancer: A Physician's Story of Healing Martial Arts and Life.

Coffee with principal -- Folly Quarter Middle School invites parents to participate in "Coffee and Conversation" with Principal Carl Perkins from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 18. The monthly meetings offer an opportunity for parents and members of the community to hear about developments at the school. The school's PTA will hold a general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 18. Refreshments will be served.

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