Ilchester Elementary School sold more than 700 tickets to Thursday's baseball game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox.
"It went beautifully. Our game was last night, and we had a ball," said Jill Schutzman, teachers' secretary at the school. The school sold 745 tickets, she said. A portion of the price of each ticket will go to the school to purchase computer software.
Two families at the school purchased tickets and donated them to children who might not otherwise have been able to attend the game. Dr. Yvette Rooks, mother of Madison Worrell, a fourth-grader in Carol Sagi's class, purchased 25 tickets to be donated to children in her medical practice.
Ron and Kristin Jeanneault, whose daughter, Abigail, is a kindergartner in Robin Brooks' class, were top ticket sellers; they donated about 100 tickets to children at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, 10 of them for handicapped seating.
The Orioles' Bird visited the school Thursday morning and greeted some of the children at the game.
Registration is open for study-skills classes
Registration is open for the Stressless Tests Summer Study Skills classes.
High school classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 7-10 and repeated Aug. 14-17 at Centennial High School.
Three sessions of middle school classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 31 through Aug. 3, Aug. 7-10 and Aug. 14-17 at Centennial High.
The cost is $165 and includes a copy of the Study for Success digital video disc by the instructor, Betty Caldwell of east Columbia.
Information or registration: 410-740-4659, or www.stressless tests.org.
Graduates -- Army Pvt. Aaron V. Parker, son of Kathleen Parker of Ellicott City, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Disaster drill -- The Elkridge Junior Firefighters, Howard County Police Explorers and Baltimore County Police Explorers will conduct a mock mass-casualty disaster training drill at 2 p.m. today at Elkridge Volunteer Fire Station, 6725 Washington Road. The focus of the training will be a simulated bus accident. The training will involve several classroom and hands-on stations in which participants can learn about the theory and practice of advanced first aid and patient care, mass-casualty triage, scene control and personnel management. Families with older children are welcome. Steven M. Davis, assistant fire marshal, 443-280- 1867.
Photo contest -- Ellicott City Restoration Foundation Inc. is holding its third amateur photography contest for pictures in the categories of "vintage," "adult" and "junior," taken in the Ellicott City Historic District. "Vintage" photos must have been taken before 1972. The "adult" category is for photographers ages 18 and older; the "junior" category is for those ages 17 and younger. Winners will be announced June 2 at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin. Entries can be delivered to the Howard County Tourism Council office, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City by 5 p.m. May 18. The office, at the side entrance of the post office building, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Kiwanis club -- Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis hall, 3300 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.
Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays for people who speak English as a second language and would like to practice conversation in a group setting. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.