Lutherville: Girl Scouts reap Silver Awards for good deeds in community

Congratulations to several members of Girl Scout Troop 1635 on receiving Girl Scouting's prestigious Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

The troop celebrated with family and friends at a Badge Ceremony on Oct. 7.

Lisa McCullough and Rebecca Sunday earned their Silver Award by organizing and implementing a performance of instrumental and vocal music at College Manor in Lutherville on St. Patrick's Day.

Callie Seim, Tori Vandervest, Diana Johnannson, Lydia Hillman, Rosemary Wonnell, Olivia Erlandson, Gracie Marzullo and Maya Florian earned their Silver Award by planning and implementing the Girl Scout Service Unit 82's annual Me and My Guy Dance in January. More than 600 girls from 31 troops, along with fathers, grandfathers, and other special guys enjoyed this Zydeco Masquerade Ball.

Congratulations, girls!

Fall's crisp weather is a great time for the Homecoming Bonfire at College Manor in Historic Lutherville this Sunday, Oct 28. The entire family can enjoy entertainment by local musicians, pumpkin painting, cider, hot chocolate and cookies. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking. Costumes are encouraged.

The bonfire is from 6 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. For more about this family event, call 410-252-0440. You can also check out College Manor's website at or Facebook page for this event and other things going on College Manor.

This is certainly a busy weekend in Lutherville. In addition to the bonfire at College Manor, the Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, is holding its Lantern Night on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Candle and kerosene lanterns will be lit on many of the 42 antique fire engines as re-enactors in period costume describe life in their time. Visitors will hear from civilians and firefighters from the 1700s through 1800s, as well as Buffalo Soldiers of the 1870s and civilians and soldiers from the War of 1812. There is free parking and visitors in costume will pay half price.

For more information, call 410-321-7500 or go to

Sunday afternoon walkers in Lutherville's 11th annual CROP Walk will gather at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Kurtz Avenue in Historic Lutherville. They will walk from St. Paul's to Havenwood Presbyterian Church, with a loop around Ridgely Middle School, for a distance of 3.6 miles. Registration is at 1 p.m. with the walk starting at 1:30 p.m.

Contact Pastor Mark Huffman at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 410-252-3768 or for additional information.

Martha Gallagher, known to many as the Adirondack Harper, will perform in concert at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. Gallagher, who is also a talented singer and songwriter, has performed with The Chieftains and has been featured on BBC television, North Country Public Radio and other broadcast venues. Tickets are $10, and children accompanied by adults are free. The church is located on West Seminary Avenue in Historic Lutherville.

For details, call the church office at 410-252-2711.

The Carver Theatre Company, of the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, is presenting "Hamlet" in November. This will be the first show presented in the new state-of-the-art school building.

The performance has been adapted from William Shakespeare's original text by Joseph Ritsch, director and co-founder of local Iron Crow Theatre Company. Set in a 1950s abandoned asylum, the show features Carver students from the acting program, as well as the design work of students from the design and production program.

Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 1, with additional shows Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10. Following the opening night show, there will be a premiere reception. All shows begin at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at the school, 938 York Road, Towson. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for those 18 and under.

For more information, call 410-887-2775 or email

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