Glenelg County School to take part in `Butterfly Project'

Western Howard

October 21, 2007

Glenelg County School will participate in "The Butterfly Project," a program designed by the Holocaust Museum Houston in Texas to commemorate the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.

Images of butterflies, serving as symbols of innocence, will be crafted by schoolchildren to help focus on learning to treat each other with kindness. Some of the butterflies' wings will have a dedication to a child killed in the Holocaust.

The butterflies will be displayed in the art gallery of the school's Mulitz Theater in time for a two-act play, Bad Times for Poetry, also focused on the Holocaust.

Performances are planned at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Mulitz Theater, 12793 Folly Quarter Road.

The public is invited.

School to hold Holiday Boutique

Glenelg Country School's Parents & Friends Association will present a Holiday Boutique from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the school's athletic center.

Jewelry, purses, cosmetics, designer clothing, baskets, candles, books and other items will be for sale.

Information: 410-442-5127.

Around Town

Hayrides, pumpkins -- Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, will offer free hayrides and pumpkin-picking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Gourds, squash, specialty pumpkins, Indian corn and popcorn are also grown at the farm and will be available. An educational corn maze, nature trail, observation beehives, farm museum, fresh apple cider, scarecrow-making, face painting and a country store also will be available. The farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. 410-489-2572 or www.sharp farm.com.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library 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 www.hclibrary. org/teenzine.

Historic tea -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an afternoon tea at historic Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Docents in period clothing will serve tea and a variety of sweets and savory dishes. The tea will be served in the restored mansion, which is furnished with period antiques. The cost is $25. Reservations are required. 410-465-8500.

Roadwork -- The State Highway Administration is working to relieve congestion and improve safety along Route 32 at Burntwoods Road by constructing a $30 million interchange that will require lane closures. The new interchange will remove two traffic signals at Burntwoods and Ten Oaks roads, and relocate several private driveways and local roads that access Route 32 directly. Route 32 and Burntwoods Road will be relocated and a roundabout, ramps, a bridge and a new access point will be added. Motorists can expect single-lane closures along Route 32 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Single-lane closures may also occur along Ten Oaks Road, Pfefferkorn Road, and Burntwoods Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Traffic drums, signs and cones will guide motorists through the work zone. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2009. 301-624-8100 or www.maryland roads.com.

Roundabout -- Construction of a roundabout at Brighton Dam Road and Ten Oaks Road in Clarksville is continuing. Traffic on both roads will be maintained during construction, with flagging operations to direct motorists. Message boards and signs will be posted to advise motorists about the construction. The project is expected to be completed by spring, weather permitting.

CSX Railroad has reopened the railroad crossing at Woodstock Road and Old Court Road in Woodstock. Lisa Brightwell, 410-313- 3440.

Incentive program -- The Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is sponsoring a Fitness Passholder Incentive Program during the last 100 days of 2007. Under the terms of the promotion, a weekly prize will be given as an incentive to a passholder chosen from those who used the facility during the week. Winners will be posted on a "Big 100" board in the lobby. A grand-prize winner will receive a 50-visit pass.

The center will hold a holiday fair, featuring products from Mary Kay, Avon, Longaberger, Southern Living at Home, Tastefully Simple and other companies, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Vendors pay $20 a space and an additional $5 for the use of a 6-foot table. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older; $1 for ages 3 to 12. 410-313-4840.

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