River Hill High to present `The Music Man'

Western Howard

February 25, 2007

The River Hill High School drama department will present the musical The Music Man, directed by drama teacher Pam Land and student directors Amanda Ogorzalek, Elianna Stone and Allison Spada. Joe Blasko, a longtime friend of the school's drama department, will oversee set construction.

The cast includes more than 75 River Hill students and the school's marching band, the River Hill Marching Hawks.

Performances are planned at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Tickets are available in the school's Dining Center.

Information: 410-313-7120.

Folly Quarter school to honor black history

Folly Quarter Middle School will sponsor a presentation by ArtsCentric, "I Just Can't Give Up Now -- A Tribute to the African-American History and Future." The performances by the Baltimore-based group of young artists include poetry, dance and song and focus on the hardships and triumphs throughout African-American history.

Parents are encouraged to attend any of the three performance, scheduled at 8 a.m., 8:25 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Friday.

The program is funded by the school's PTA.

Information: 410-313-1506.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale fundraiser. Order forms are available at www. glenelgbands.com; click on the "Fruit Sale Web site" link, or call Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260. Order forms are also available at the school.

La Leche -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a chapter of the international organization, meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. The group offers information, guidance and support to breast-feeding mothers. Toddlers and pregnant women are welcome. 410-864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, invites those ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter. Teens will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and on the first Thursday of each month. 410-313-5577. To see a sample of "Teen 'Zine," go to www.hclibrary.org/teenzine.

First novel -- College sophomore Drew Bowling will discuss the publication of his first novel, The Tower of Shadows, which he began writing in high school, at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Copies of the fantasy novel will be available for purchase. Registration is required.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 7 at the Glenwood library to discuss Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Copies of the book are available at the branch, and registration is not required. The group of retired women, known for their lively discussions of contemporary fiction, welcomes new members. 410-313-5577.

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