Day's End holiday party to help the horses

Western Howard

December 02, 2007

Day's End Farm Horse Rescue Inc. will offer its annual holiday party, with food, dancing and prizes, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The After Hours band will play golden oldies and rock 'n' roll. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and a 50/50 raffle is planned.

Tickets are $40 plus a gift for the horses. Tables for 10 are $325. Included are an appetizer buffet with beer, wine and soda; a cash bar will be available.

Proceeds will benefit abused and neglected horses and ponies that have been rescued and brought to live at the nonprofit farm.

Information: 301-854-5037. For the horses' holiday wish list:

Around Town

Travel funds -- Mark and Patty Carroll, who own Town and Country Auto Repair in Dayton, are offering Good Neighbor Savings Cards that include discount coupons for two oil changes and other services. The cards, which are being sold by Glenelg students, are $20. The proceeds will help the school's marching unit and drill team to attend out-of-state competitions.

Citrus sale -- The River Hill Music Boosters are selling Florida navel oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and variety packs. Sales will continue through March. Order forms:

Mansion tours -- Historic Waverly Mansion, 2300 Waverly Mansion Drive, Marriottsville, will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow for holiday tours. A candlelight tour will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Rooms will be decorated by garden clubs with fresh greens, and refreshments and music are planned. There is a fee. 410-313-5400 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library invites those ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter. Teenagers will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. 410-313-5577. To see a sample of Teen 'Zine:

River Hill festival -- River Hill Community Association will sponsor a holiday festival, featuring breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Claret Hall. Crafts and activities with Santa's elves are included. Santa will be available at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Registration is required. The cost is $5 ($4 for River Hill residents). Registration is required. 410-531-1749.

Dance revue -- The River Hill High School Dance Ensemble will present Winter Dance in Concert: A Musical Revue on Broadway at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the school. Dancers will perform a nonstop second act to tunes from classic Broadway musicals. Featured in the production will be seniors Samantha Gershman, Mike Ferguson, Elana Metzman, Amy Maartz, Kelly Ripple, Megan Murphy, Kelsey Tyson and Chelsea Dionne, along with student dance companies and students from the school's beginners, intermediate and advanced dance classes. 410-313-7120.

Incentive program -- Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is sponsoring a Fitness Passholder Incentive Program through the end of the year. A weekly prize will be given as an incentive to a pass holder chosen from among those who used the center that week. Winners will be posted on a board in the lobby. A grand-prize winner will receive a 50-visit pass. 410-313-4840.

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. The interchange will remove two traffic signals at Burntwoods and Ten Oaks roads and relocate several private driveways and local roads that intersect Route 32. The Route 32-Burnt- woods Road intersection will be relocated, and a roundabout, ramps, a bridge and an access point will be added. Single-lane closings are planned along Route 32 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Single lanes might be closed along Ten Oaks, Pfefferkorn and Burntwoods roads from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic drums, signs and cones will guide motorists through work zones. The project is expected to be completed by fall of 2009. 301-624-8100, or www.

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