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Glenwood/Glenelg: Gary J. Arthur Community Center brings watercolors of local artist Warren G. Sargent to light

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The Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood will be hosting a special art exhibit through Thanksgiving, featuring a selection of watercolors by local resident Warren G. Sargent.

Warren is 93 years young and has been a resident of the Glenwood area since 1951. Warren spent his childhood in Newburyport, Mass., where the Sargent family was known for their love of art and music. His love for the seaport town and the rugged coastlines and landscapes of his native New England has had a profound influence on the scenes depicted in his paintings.

Following architectural training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Warren and his wife, Marguerite D. Ridgely, built their home in the Glenwood area in 1951 on part of a parcel called "Hard to Get and Dear Paid For."

He has served on the Howard County Board of Education, was a member of the Glenwood Lions Club and as a 22-year member of its board of trustees, oversaw the restoration of the historic Union Chapel, in Glenwood.

Watercolor painting is just one of Warren's many talents. He has been a pilot since he was 16 and built an airplane after he retired from his architecture practice in the 1980s. Warren was an avid sailor as well.

Next time you are at the community center, plan to spend an extra few minutes checking out some of his artwork.

The Dayton Foursquare Church, 4871 Ten Oaks Road in Dayton, will be hosting a family fun day outdoors on the church grounds Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The day will feature plenty of free activities, from candy, scripture verses, and Dayton Foursquare church brochures to a moon bounce for the younger children and an obstacle course for the older children.

There will also be free kids carnival games including darts, fishing, a baseball toss, face painting and more. There will be a cake auction and bake sale to raise money for the church children and youth programs.

If you are lucky, Dean, Judy and Mark Coleman may even make an appearance to play some live bluegrass and gospel music, along with other musicians. For more information about family fun day, call the church at 410-531-2195 or look them onFacebook.

The Glenelg High School Student Government Association's executive board, along with the class SGAs, will be hosting a 5k Turkey Trot and Fun Run fundraiser Nov. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. at Glenelg High School. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Chesapeake Bay Fund, while all other proceeds will directly benefit all four classes for student activities.

The first 200 participants will be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female runners in their age categories. Entry fees are $20 for the 5k before Nov. 1 or $25 after and $10 for the Fun Run. Pick up a registration form in the school's front office or register online at active.com, key words GHS Turkey Trot.

Interested in helping, but not interested in running? Glenelg High School is accepting donations for the Turkey Trot. For more ways to help, email Michelle Oland at michelle_oland@hcpss.org, call 410-313-5528 or go to http://www.active.com/donate/ghsturkeytrot to donate to the cause.

Jim Piersall, a team captain for a Relay for Life team has organized an afternoon of music to help raise money in the fight against cancer. The choir at Glenelg United Methodist Church will participate in a benefit concert with four other area United Methodist churches Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road, in Glenelg. In addition to Glenelg's choir, choirs from Bethany, Glen Mar, Linden-Linthicum and Mt. Zion churches will also sing.

There will be no charge for the concert, but a free will offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Light refreshments will follow the concert. For more information, call 410-531-2324.

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