Timonium residents show 'Pride in America' for Goucher concert

Timonium residents Dick Dods and Tom McPoyle invite the community to attend their chorus' annual show, "Pride in America," being held in the Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, on Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

The show features a cappella harmony by the popular Chorus of the Chesapeake and will include a performance by special guest quartet, OC Times — a group that was the 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champion.

All seats are reserved. Tickets are $25 for ages 19 and older; $15 for students ages 7 to 18; free for children ages 6 and under.

There will be an "afterglow" event at Towson American  Legion, $15 per person, with a cold cut buffet, beer, soda, dessert and singing.

Order tickets online at http://www.dundalk.org or call 410-529-0732.

Dulaney High School Lion's Roar Marching Band had a busy day on Oct. 20, beginning with a 7:45 a.m. start at the school.

After getting into uniform, the band went directly to Oregon Ridge Park to participate at Save-A-Limb, a run, walk and bike riding event.

Sponsored by LifeBridge's Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, the event raises awareness and money to assist patients who cannot afford physical therapy. It also helps with housing during lengthy treatments, transportation or adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs.

This was the second year that the marching band joined the effort. In 2011, then-superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, Dr. Joe Hairston, invited Lion's Roar to participate in this event.

This year, new Superintendent S. Dallas Dance enjoyed Dulaney's performance before the start of the bike ride.

After the bikers took off, the band led a one-mile parade down Beaver Dam Road. They were followed by children and adults who had undergone limb replacement surgery.

When the band's Save-A-Limb duties were over, the band returned to the high school for the last home football game of the season, against visiting Dundalk.

After the game, varsity football team members thanked band members for their support throughout the 2012 season.

The Lion's Roar responded by playing — what else? — the Dulaney fight song.

This past weekend, Oct. 27, Dulaney's Marching Band participated in the Alsatia Mummers' Parade, a 2.5-mile nighttime parade in Hagerstown.

This parade is a Hagerstown tradition, and is attended by thousands of people.

Mark your calendars for the Great Finds Bazaar, to be held at the Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar will feature 30 vendors with unique gift ideas, flea market treasures, freshly made pecan buns, cookies, cake, pies and candy.

Lunch with homemade soup and sandwiches will also be available.

Jig over to the 37th annual Maryland Irish Festival, scheduled for Nov. 9, 10 and 11, at the State Fairgrounds, in Timonium. The festival will feature a variety of traditional Irish food and drinks, well known musical groups, family activities and cultural demonstrations taking place in the Cow Palace.

The Maryland Irish Festival is an annual celebration of Irish culture, heritage and customs benefiting Irish Charities of Maryland, an organization which donates to local, regional and national groups — as well as providing assistance overseas in Ireland.

Free parking is available on the fairgrounds lots, or take the light rail to the Timonium stop. For ticket information, go to http://www.irishfestival.com, or call 443-955-4513.

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