Musical mayhem coming to River Hill stage [Clarksville]

"The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical show-within-a-show, will be presented by the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department March 6-9. The show promises to be a fun, laugh-out-loud experience for the entire family as the audience is immersed in the fantasy mishaps and mayhem of the Roaring 20s.

This production is under the direction of Pam Land with student directors Kim Moseman, Meera Mysore, Brianna Costabile and Erin Hill. Dance teacher Jenn Hennessie, local professional dance teacher Kassi Mattera and student Sarah Land are co-choreograhing. Longtime Theatre Arts friend Joe Blasko directs construction with parent George Stone and more that 30 dedicated students led by student stage manager David London. Vocal music teacher Amy Hairston directs the vocal aspects. Director of Bands Joe Fischer has prepared the student orchestra and designed the sound for Helen Hayes Award winner Doug Lawler to conduct the pit orchestra. Math teacher Rhonda De La Mar coordinates costumes with a wonderful group of parent volunteers.

All performances are in the River Hill auditorium March 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $10. It's $12 at the door, but you can get the advance price by bringing a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank. Box office opens 90 minutes before curtain or go to

You can provide additional support for the RHHS Theatre Arts program by dining at Subway in Clarksville or Highland every Wednesday or Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the entire school year. You must present a paper coupon at the time of your order. Check with the school to get coupons.

Another dining option this week is the 33rd annual Italian dinner sponsored by St. Louis Church youth March 9, 12:30-6:30 p.m.. Come early to avoid the rush. For more info, call 410-531-6668.

Some local families are counting on you to help them have something to eat. Fill the Scouting-for-Food bag and have it ready when Scouts come to pick up on March 8, weather permitting.

March 8 is a very special day in the Scott family. It's Cassidy Scott's birthday. She'll be 12 years old. Have a happy birthday, Cassidy.

March 9 is Lloyd Ludy's birthday. Happy birthday, Lloyd. Have a great year.

Congratulations to the Triadelphia Pathfinder team of Jeffrey and Christopher Berglund, Sarah and Mimi Klingbeil, Kari and Andrew Remmers on getting the highest score in statewide (Chesapeake Conference) competition for the Pathfinder Bible Experience. The youngsters will be competing on a multi-state level in Worthington, Ohio, on March 15. Good Luck.

The River Hill National Honor Society is offering beautiful top quality hanging baskets and flats in time for Mother's Day. Hanging baskets are $18.50 or $22.50 (10 or 12 inch). Flats of 15 plants, 4 1/2 inches are $25. Orders are due with payment no later than March 17. Contact an NHS member or

Dayton Oaks Regional Early Childhood Center toddler and preschool programs are now accepting applications for children with and without disabilities. Forms must be completed and returned by March 21. You can get forms at the school office. To learn more, contact Megan Battle at 410-313-1581.

RECC applications are also being accepted for the program at Pointers Run Elementary. Call or stop by the school office to get more information or pick up forms.

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