The Dinner and the Arts event will again be held at Timonium United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m.

Presented by the Evangelism Team of TUMC, this evening promises to be a treat for all — great food and great music.

Featured entertainment is the popular Chorus of the Chesapeake, whose repertoire consists of Broadway show tunes, songs of a religious nature, patriotic, county and "the old songs" from as far as the 1890s.

The group's effort is to preserve the barbershop harmony style from yesteryear while adapting selected contemporary songs, when appropriate, to four-part a capella singing.


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Dinner will be provided by Chef Rob Johns. Come enjoy the fun and fellowship. Cost is $20 per person, $30 per couple and $40 for a family.

Call Bev Abraham at 410-252-5886 by July 5 for your tickets.

Heartiest congratulations to the Optimist Club of Timonium, which celebrated its 55th anniversary on June 17.

The club's contributions to the youth of our community are many and their impact continues to benefit our youngsters in a most positive way.

Boy Scout Troop 328 held its most recent Court of Honor on June 4 in the Fellowship Hall at Timonium United Methodist Church — which sponsors the troop.

After a delicious dinner provided by contributions from the families, the following rank advancements were presented:

Boy Scout — Adam Beckey, Joe Carroll, Tommy Hurley and Tim Paulis.

Tenderfoot — Price Marlow and Dimitri Plagianakos.

Scout Second Class — Owen Bird, Alex Hontz, Dimitri Plaiganakos, Ryan Seidenman and Robert Wheeler.

Scout First Class — Carl Bauer, Owen Bird, Alex Hontz, George Logan and Matthew Seidenman.

Star Scout — Ryan Hurley.

Fifteen Scouts earned a total of 30 merit badges, most notably Alex Hontz, Ryan Hurley and Price Marlow. These three boys each earned four merit badges.

Jesse Siegel, soon to receive his Eagle award, was recognized by the Dulaney District as the 2012 Outstanding Scout. Way to go, Jesse!

Several Troop 328 alumnae — all Eagle Scouts — attended the Court of Honor, including Tyler Goehringer, Billy Hudec (with wife Vivian), William Hardisky, Michael Moody and Ryan Schmelz.

Stephanie Summers Hill, daughter of Steve and Donna Hill, of Stratford, and a student at St. John's University in Queens, N.Y., is spending the summer in the mountains of Breathitt County, Ky., with the Appalachia Service Project.

Stephanie serves as the operations coordinator at the Breathitt County Center, one of 25 centers in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

The mission of the Appalachia Service Project is to make homes warmer, safer and drier for residents who qualify for help. Stephanie's center was scheduled to greet its first group of volunteers early this month.

More information on this project is available at http://www.asphome.org. Stephanie served as a youth volunteer during three of her four high school summers.

Congratulations to the following graduates from Timonium United Methodist Church:

• Andreanna Barone, Glenisha Owens and Meghan Tolson, all of Dulaney High School.

Matt Coplai and Erin Tracey of Towson High.

Kevin Needer, Calvert Hall College High School.

Victoria Scarlet, Oldfields School.

College graduates include Rachel Kelley, from the College of William and Mary; Ross Kelley, from the University of Pennsylvania; and Joshua Winter, from Mount St. Mary's University.

Hats off to the following June birthday celebrants: Jeannie Burrows, Chip Costa, Jason Burns, Betsy Ness, Robert Breiner, Andy Stoll, Verna Colder, Selma Barnard and Rick Burrows.