Glenelg High plans jazz concert

Western Howard

April 27, 2008

The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will present its ninth annual outdoor Jazz Under the Stars concert at 5 p.m. May 18 at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine. Tickets must be purchased by May 14.

The concert features a hot catered family picnic. Guest jazz soloist Deanna Bogart will perform. The Silks will provide dinner-time entertainment. Tickets are $30; $15 for children to age 12. Children to age 5 get in free.

Information or to purchase tickets: www.glenelgbands.com, and click on Jazz Under the Stars, then on the Instant Seats icon. Tickets can be bought through a band student, or at the school.

Sheep & Wool Skillathon is May 4

Children and youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to participate in the Sheep & Wool Skillathon, to be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

The festival, sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, is always held on the first full weekend in May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.

Individuals and teams of three or four from any county, state or province can compete in The Skillathon, which consists of a series of stations where youth are tested on their knowledge and skills with livestock. The festival awards prizes to the top competitors in each age division.

Study resources for the competition can be found at www.sheepandgoat.com/program/skillathon/skillathon.html.

Information: Susan Schoenian, 301-432-2767, ext. 343.

Agencies to sponsor Pasture Walk

The Howard Soil Conservation District, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Maryland Cooperative Extension will sponsor a Pasture Walk for livestock owners, or those interested in entering the field, at 7 p.m. May 13.

The walk will be at Sullivan Farm in Woodbine. Topics to be covered include week control, conversion of cropland to pasture, and starting a horse operation.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-489-7987.

Around town

Teen space -- The Glenwood Community Center's game room for teens is open 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The room, designed by teens, is for ages 12 and older. It includes a pool table, table tennis, bumper pool and a video game area with a big-screen television. The program is provided with assistance from the Horizon Foundation. The center is at 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. 410-313-4840.

Blood drive -- Girl Scout Troop No. 3316 and the Pointers Run PTA will hold a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria, 6600 South Trotter Road, Clarksville. To schedule an appointment: 800-GIVE-LIFE.

Preschool programs -- The Glenwood branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer preschool classes for young children to teach social skills, comprehension and the foundations of reading. An adult must accompany children younger than 3.

"Picture Book Parade," a 30-minute program of music and stories for ages 2 to 5, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

"Sense-ible Stories," an exploration of the five senses for children ages 2 to 5, will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, and 6:45 p.m. May 6, and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 12. Registration is required.

"May Flowers," with Kristen Healey from Greenway Farms, a program for ages 5 to 8, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, and "Cinco de Mayo," a program of Mexican-inspired stories, activities and craft for ages 6 to 10, is planned for 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 5. 410-313-5579.

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