St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church in Woodstock will hold its 97th annual Woodstock Festival on Aug. 11 and 12.

The festival will feature an old-fashioned, family-style meal with fried chicken and ham. Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be games of chance, a country store, a moon bounce, kiddie train ride, and classic cars. The church is at 10800 Old Court Road off Liberty Rd. The cost is $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 11 and under.

A memorial fund has been established to honor the life and memory of Matthew Cheswick.


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Matthew was a 2008 graduate of Glenelg High School who was killed by a drunk driver in Ocean City this past May.

Donations to this fund will go to establish a memorial bench on the boardwalk in Ocean City and to create a scholarship fund for a student who embodies the qualities of Christian humanitarianism.

For more information or to donate to this cause, contact kristy.anelli@gmail.com or bbelsinger@comcast.net.

The Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts of its 36th anniversary season.

Works to be performed include "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," "Faure Requiem" and other works from Spain and Latin America.

Regular rehearsals being Sept. 4 and are held every Tuesday at Hammond High School in Columbia from 7:30-10 p.m. To schedule an audition, call 410-730-8549 or go to http://www.procantare.org.

I know that we have many talented people in our neighborhood who would be welcome additions to this wonderful chorus.