River Hill High theater team readies March show [Clarksville]

The River Hill Theatre Arts Department is diligently working on its March production of the musical comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone." You can support the group by attending a performance next month, but you can also support the group now.

Subway in Clarksville and Highland will support River Hill Theatre Arts by donating 10 percent of gross profit on purchases made every Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p. m. for the entire school year. You must use a paper coupon with your order.

To learn more, contact pland@hcpss.org or call 410-313-7120.

Jeffrey and Christopher Berglund, Sarah and Mimi Klingbeil, and Kari and Andrew Remmers will be representing Triadelphia Adventist Church Pathfinders in Frederick on Feb. 15 for statewide competition in the Pathfinder Bible Experience. The emphasis this year is Second Samuel. Good luck. We're all expecting another first place.

Christ Lutheran Church is offering "The Bible Tells Me So!" for children age four through grade eight on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.to noon. A mid-morning snack will be provided along with stories, games, crafts and songs. Pre-register by calling 410-730-5209 or go to http://www.christlutheran.net.

The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Angelo Gatto, will perform the second concert of its 50th season on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre of CCBC Catonsville. The program fetures music by Humperdink, Verdi, Ponchielli and Matesky. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for seniors and students. To learn more go to http://www.myso.info or call 410-442-5645.

The Empty Nest and Parenting College Age Kids Support group will have its first meeting in the Great Room at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. This is an informal parent-led discussion on coping when children leave home.

Jessica Keppley, teacher and interim program director at Hilltop Child Care Center tells me the center is currently accepting potty-trained children ages 3 to 5. Hilltop is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They have MSDE credentialed and degree staff.

To learn more go to http://www.hilltopchildcarecenter.com, call 443-535-8505 or send e-mail to Jessica@hilltopchildcarecenter.com.

Randy Jacobson finally got his boy. Vikki and Randy had four lovely duaghters. On March 14, 2012, eldest daughter Krystal and Gordon Moreland produced adorable Helen Elizabeth Moreland. On Jan. 18, 2014, they produced the long-awaited male child, Jakob Dean Moreland. Everyone in the family is thrilled with the small additions to the family. My thanks to great-grandmother Mae Feldman for sharing this bit of good news.

The River Hill High "It's Academic" team of Michael Shang (captain), Jacob Snyder and Clark Demaree with faculty coach Karen Wittkamper defeated teams from Calvert Hall College High and St. Paul's School for Girls in January. The team will return on April 5 for a playoff match with two other first-round winners. Congratulations, team, on your first round win.

You may be able to support the team by attending live taping. Check as the date nears.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, "It's Academic" is the world's longest running television quiz program. The show is celebrating its 53rd year on the air and is sponsored by Giant Food and Morgan State University.

If you love eating Chesapeake Bay oysters, you'll want to join forces with the Oyster Recovery Partnership to recycle the shells and rejuvenate the oyster population in the Bay.

Drop off your old oyster shells at a bin marked ORP at the far end of Robinson Nature Center's parking lot. The shells will be transported to the Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery in Cambridge, treated and used to help young oysters grow to maturity.

Oysters are critical in restoring water quality in the Bay. You can help save the bay. To learn more, go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the next Country Breakfast sponsored by the Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Ten Oaks Ballroom. Bring the whole clan.

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