If you visited the Columbia mall during the month of April, you may have noticed the student art show that was presented there. A representation of artwork from students at all of our county schools was on display.

Several students at Folly Quarter Middle School had their artwork selected at this exhibition to go into traveling shows throughout the state over the next year. Congratulations to Christi Votta, D.J. Becraft, Kyle Daly, Emma Pippenger, Ray Robinson, Samantha Arenberg and Sophia Gambino for having each of their pieces selected to be a part of this statewide traveling art show.

The GHS Booster Club is hosting its annual spring golf outing on June 4 at Cattail Creek Country Club, in Glenwood. All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the academic and athletic programs at Glenelg High School.

In addition to helping to support the local high school programs, this is also a chance to play a round of golf at one of the premier, private country clubs in the area. The outing will include a catered lunch and dinner, round of golf, beverages during and after golf, and prizes.


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Cost is $150 for an individual golfer or $550 per foursome. For additional information, go to http://www.glenelgboosters.com.

Jilly's Restaurant and Grill, located on Route 40 in Ellicott City will be hosting a Grace McComas Memorial Foundation fundraiser on Tuesday, May 22 from 3 to 9 p.m. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from that night, including carry-out, will go to support Grace's Foundation. The night will also include 50/50 raffles every hour on the hour and a silent auction.

Enjoy a magical night of theater at the third annual STARS Celebration on May 20 at 5 p.m. The evening will feature excerpts from each high school theatrical production, a performance by the All County Improvisational Acting Troupe and a salute to the HC STARS critic teams.

An all-county, all-star student orchestra will accompany the evening's entertainment. The event will take place at Mt. Hebron High School, in Ellicott City. Tickets are $10, available online at http://www.seatyourself.biz/rhhs. For more information, email tracy_adler@hcpss.org.

A reminder that a brand new pantry partner of the Howard County Food Bank is now open at Glenelg United Methodist Church. For those in need of food assistance, go to GUMC on the third Saturday of each month from 9-10 a.m. This month, the pantry will be open on Saturday, May 19 and will be handing out groceries from both the Howard County Food Bank and the GUMC Pantry.

Many local groups have been hard at work to help stock this Food Pantry and provide for those who may be going through rough times.

In April, GUMC held a strings concert benefit that raised $1,035 for the Food Pantry. Boy Scout Troop 793 collected 538 pounds of non-perishable food in their Scouting for Food drive in April for the Food Pantry.

The pantry is in the process of purchasing a freezer and can now receive perishable food donations from both the Howard County Food Bank and private donors.

Glenelg United Methodist is at 13900 Burntwoods Road in Glenelg. For additional information regarding the program, call 410-489-7260 or email glenelgumcpantry@gmail.com. For those in need of Food Pantry services, but would prefer to remain anonymous, a phone call can be made to the number above and the Food Pantry will prepare bags for pick up at the church office.

Western Howard County Soccer is currently accepting registrations for the fall season. The organization provides girls and boys teams in the following age groups 5-6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11,12-13 and 14-18. All players registered by July 1 are guaranteed placement on a team. For additional information or to register, go to the website whcsoccer.org.

The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform their final concert of its 48th season on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre of CCBC Catonsville (800 S. Rolling Road, in Baltimore).

Conducted by Angelo Gatto, the program includes works by Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Bach. Ticket prices are $12 general admission and $8 seniors and students. For more information, go to http://www.myso.info.

As the 48th season of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra is coming to an end, plans are already underway for the 49th season. New member auditions for the 2012-2103 season will take place on June 2 and 9 at CCBC Catonsvile, Fine and Performing Arts Building, Room Q121. Audition information, as well as program information, are available at the MYSO website, http://www.myso.info.