Glenelg Jazz Ensemble concert is March 23

Western Howard

March 04, 2007

The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble will present its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. March 23 with soloist and jazz trumpeter Alex Norris of Howard County.

Tickets, available at the door or at the school's front office (410-313-5528), are $10. Proceeds will help pay for the band's European tour this summer.

The band is to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, and in Lyon, France; Freiburg, Germany; and at an event near Nice on the French Riviera.

Glenelg High School is at 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg.

HCYP offering $2,000 scholarship

The Howard County Youth Program awards a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior who has participated in a sports program -- baseball, basketball, volleyball or softball -- sponsored by the organization.

The scholarship, in its 14th year, commemorates the life of Christopher Kelly, who played baseball in the program and who was killed in a bicycle accident.

Applications forms are available in high school guidance offices and must be submitted by March 30.

Information: Stephen Lee, 443-276-9595.

Hoops for Hope to benefit hospital

S.H.O.P. (Students Helping Other People) at Glenelg High School will hold its Hoops for Hope basketball tournament, to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a pediatric cancer research center in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school.

Information: Rodney Williams, faculty coordinator for the event, 410-313-5535.

Information about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

A basket bingo to benefit Glenelg High School will be held at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Sykesville-Freedom Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Longaberger baskets filled with prizes will be featured.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Information or tickets: Lucy Dembin, 410-313-5535.

Benefit basket bingo to be held March 30

A basket bingo to benefit the Howard County 4-H All Stars will be held at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Mount Airy Fireman's Activity Building, Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event includes 20 regular games, four specials and three raffles. All the baskets will be filled.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Information or tickets: 301-829-1449 or 410-489-6258.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale fundraiser. Order forms are available at www.; click on the "Fruit Sale Web site" link, or call Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260. Order forms are also available at the school.`Music Man' -- The River Hill High School drama department is presenting its final performance of the musical The Music Man, directed by drama teacher Pam Land and student directors Amanda Ogorzalek, Elianna Stone and Allison Spada, at 3 p.m. today. The cast includes more than 75 River Hill students and the school's marching band, the River Hill Marching Hawks. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

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. Tuesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Copies of the epic fantasy novel will be available for purchase. Registration is required.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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 its lively discussions of contemporary fiction, welcomes new members. 410-313-5577.

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, 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. on the first Thursday of each month. 410-313-5577. To see a sample of "Teen 'Zine," go to

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