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Football season beings for the team and the band [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

Howard County Times

The football season has begun and Glenelg High School's award-winning Marching Unit is proud to perform at each home game. The band, under the direction of Chris Winters, color guard under the direction of Jennifer Blizzard-Sisk and dance team under the direction of Terry Newsome will present an excellent show during half time.

The next home game will be played against Mt. Hebron on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Watch the Gladiators play football under the lights and enjoy the entertainment at half time.

Glenelg's homecoming will be Saturday, Oct. 8. The football game against Reservoir High School will begin at 1 p.m. There will be a parade led by the Marching Unit beginning at 11 a.m. along Burntwoods Road and through the Burntwoods neighborhood. There will be lots of floats designed and built by student groups and the students would love to have you standing along the parade route to cheer them on.

While you're at Glenelg High School for the football game, don't forget to stop by the Boosters Club concession stand. Funds raised at the concession stand benefit the athletic and academic programs at the school throughout the year.

Lynne Quinn invites everyone to attend the Italian Feast at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner is $9 per person with a cap of $30 for a family. As always, children 5 and under eat for free. Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille in Glenwood prepares and donates the food. This month all of the proceeds will be given to The Ellicott City Partnership, to help restore Old Town Ellicott City from the devastating flood in July. Enjoy a delicious dinner with the friendly people of St. Andrew's while you help rebuild Ellicott City. If you have any questions you can call the church at 410-489-4035.

Calvary Lutheran Church on Old Frederick Road is holding a Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Apple dumplings, pies, cakes, bread, apple butter and jams will be sold at the bake table and country kitchen. Fall decorations, flowers, apples, pumpkins and cider will be available, as well as treasures from the community-wide yard sale. For more information go to www.calvarylutheranmd.net or call 410-489-5280.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 2 until 7:30 p.m., you can help save someone's life by donating blood to the Red Cross at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company community hall. You don't need to make a reservation to donate at this blood drive jointly sponsored by Calvary Lutheran and the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company. If you have questions, call the church at 410-489-52

The Farm Academy gives you the opportunity to learn about farming in this area by visiting two local farms for a tour and information session. This is the second year for County Executive Allan Kittleman's program, which was designed to increase understanding and cooperation between farmers and their neighbors.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, you can visit Heritage Hill Farm in Woodbine. Keith Ohlinger raises heritage cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, geese, rabbits and honeybees without chemical fertilizers or pesticides on this 22 acre farm. Breezy Willow Farm at Hopkins Spring will be the destination on Saturday, Oct. 15. On this family farm you will learn about chickens, sheep and alpacas, which, along with vegetables, berries, flowers and herbs are all raised using sustainable growing methods.

Each Farm Academy is a free, three-hour session which lasts from 9 a.m. to noon, and will take place rain or shine. The farmers will explain about their farming operation, talk about their daily routine and answer questions Registration is required. To sign up go to https://farmacademy.wufoo.com/forms/farm-academy-sign-up-2016/. You can contact Kristal McCormick of the Howard Soil Conservation District at 410−313−0680 or KMcCormick@howardcountymd.gov if you have questions.

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