Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, and, if you haven't already found something for the special women in your life, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood has some ideas for you.
On Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, St. Andrew's will hold a Flower Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Annuals, herbs and vegetable plants will be available, along with special hanging baskets for Mother's Day gifts. Funds from the Flower Sale will go toward the Youth Pilgrimage Trip in July. If you need more information, contact Lynne Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The local middle school Leo Clubs are busy with their year-end projects. On Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glenwood Middle School, the Leo Club will collect used bicycles to benefit Bikes for the World. This organization takes used bicycles, repairs them, and sends them around the world to be used by people for transportation.
Over the past seven years, the Glenwood Middle School Leo Club has collected more than 1,000 bicycles. The Leo Club is also asking for monetary donations to help Bikes for the World pay for the shipping of the bicycles.
Folly Quarter Middle School's Leo Club is collecting items to be used in "Motel Boxes" for the Grassroots Homeless Shelter in Howard County. When Grassroots does not have enough room at the shelter, people in need are sent to motels for temporary housing.
Grassroots sends them with Motel Boxes containing enough food supplies for two days. The Leo Club is also collecting spare change from their classmates in the cafeteria to purchase grocery store gift cards to be included in the boxes. The Leo Club members are proud of their work helping the community.
The Baltimore Science Fair, which was held at Towson State University, featured many science fair projects from around the region. Several students from Glenwood Middle School earned awards for their outstanding projects.
Izzy Moyer received second place in the Physical Science category with his project "Eaten Substances on the Dissolution Rate of Ibuprofen". Izzy was also a Broadcom Masters nominee. Each year, Broadcom Corp. sponsors the Broadcom Masters Fair for Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars. Nominees to the Masters Fair have the opportunity to compete for an all expense paid trip to the Fair in Washington, D.C., in September.
Anushka Desai's project "Type of Preservation Method on a Carrot's Nutrient Density" received the U.S. Army Award for outstanding exhibits with scientific and engineering excellence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Third Place Certificate and Medal, awarded to the outstanding student projects that illustrate the Surgeon General's focus on healthy lifestyles, and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Honorable Mention.
Josie Kaufman received overall Honorable Mention in the Physical Sciences category; National Society of Black Engineers Award for "Bat Material on Hitting Distance". Congratulations to these talented Glenwood students.
The Glenelg High School Marching Unit has recently participated in the Festivals of Music Competition in Myrtle Beach. The Symphonic Band received superior ratings from the judges for a performance that director Barry Enzman said, was "even better than the performance for Howard County's District Adjudication in March," which earned superior ratings for the record setting 38th straight year.
The Jazz Ensemble received first place with superior ratings, with the Best Jazz Section being awarded to Glenelg's saxophone section, and the overall Outstanding Solo being awarded to sophomore Kevin Cincotta for his saxophone solo.
The Dance/Drill team, under the direction of Theresa Newsome, received first place with superior ratings, as did the Silks Squad, directed by Jen Blizzard-Sisk. The entire unit received first place in the parade category with superior ratings. Fantastic performances!
Your last opportunity to hear these outstanding musical groups before the seniors graduate, is at Glenelg High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 15, and Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. The award winning Orchestra, Madrigals, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Choral Ensembles will perform different concerts over the two nights. Tickets are $8 for one night, or $10 for both nights, and can be obtained from a member of any of the groups, or from the school office.