Jazz concert ticket deadline is May 17

May 07, 2006

Tickets must be purchased by May 17 for the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble's concert and picnic dinner, "Jazz Under the Stars," to be held 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. The audience will sit on a hillside at the farm to enjoy a catered meal and the 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.

Information or to purchase tickets: www.glenelgbands.com and click on the "InstaSeats" logo.

St. Louis Church holding concert today

St. Louis Church in Clarksville will sponsor a free concert to celebrate the Roman Catholic parish's new church and organ at 4 p.m. today.

"It's a brand new church; it's enormous. It seats 1,200 people. It's quite breathtaking when you get inside. Our parish has grown enormously over the last 10 years; the population has just exploded," said Donna Douglass, a parishioner and choir-member who is organizing the concert.

The old church is being renovated to create meeting spaces for more than 50 prayer, support, youth, musical, bereavement and other groups in the parish, she said.

Concert performers include Henry Lowe, musical director and organist at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore; the Pan Quartet of Italy; the Monumental Brass Quintet, a Washington-area group; Woodstock resident and baritone Christopher Douglas Rhodovi, who sings with the Washington National Opera; and organist Charles Higgs of Clarksville.

Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

The church is at 12500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108).

Information: 301-854-3159.

Peace Corps accepts Clarksville resident

Eileen Magan, daughter of Clarksville residents Alan and Geralyn Magan, has been accepted into the Peace Corps.

She will leave for Romania on May 15 to train and serve as an Institutional Development Volunteer. Her service will include helping to develop to a nongovernmental organization that provides social services to disabled youth.

Magan attends the University of Maryland, College Park, where she expects to earn her degree in early childhood special education this year. She worked as a student teacher at Deep Run elementary School and has volunteered at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Mother-Daughter Book Club to meet

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its Mother-Daughter Book Club, for girls ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The group will discuss Fair Weather by Richard Peck.

Information: 410-313-5577.

4-mile Fun Run to be held May 20

The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a 4-mile Fun Run, to be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 20.

The route begins and ends at the parking lot of the River Hill Meeting Room, at the River Hill pool, winding down Trotter Road and through the pathway system.

Information or registration: Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

Around Town

Concert band -- Columbia Concert Band will present its spring concert, featuring Alfred Reed's The Hounds of Spring, "Hobbits" by Johan DeMeij, music from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams and Victory Lopez, and other works, at 3 p.m. today at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. Admission is free; tickets are not required. The nonprofit community band, which is affiliated with Howard Community College, has been performing since 1983. 301-596- 9783, or www.columbiaband.org.

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.

River Hill flea market -- River Hill village will hold a flea market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the village center parking lot, 6020 Daybreak Circle. Vendor spaces are available. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

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