October is a busy month in our neighborhood with lots of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. You can take a walk through a pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkin for carving and go on a hay ride at Triadelphia Lake View Farm in Glenelg. You can get lost in a field of corn at Mullinix Corn Maze in Glenwood.
This year a portion of your admission to the maze will go to help the children of St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. There are also numerous concerts and other events for your entertainment.
The Glenelg High School Choral Department will have its annual Pops Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. The concert will feature contemporary music of all styles performed by the Concert Choir, Madrigal and Chamber Singers, Men's A Cappella group, Women's Ensemble and several solo acts. Tickets will cost $8, and can be purchased from any choir member or Mr. Rawlings.
Glenelg High's Homecoming will be Saturday, Oct. 19. There will be a parade through the Burntwoods neighborhood starting at 11:30 a.m. The parade will feature floats designed and built by each of the classes and special interest clubs, with music provided by the Marching Band accompanied by the Silks Squad and the Dance Team.
The students have worked hard on their floats, and would love to have an appreciative audience. They'll even reward you with lots of candy that they throw from the floats.
The football game against Marriotts Ridge will begin at 1:30 p.m. Come on out to enjoy the parade and watch a great football game.
The annual Glenelg Boosters Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, at Cattail Creek Country Club. All levels of golfers are welcome. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other Glenelg parents and help the Boosters raise money.
The Boosters group supports athletic and academic extracurricular activities at Glenelg High School. The event includes lunch, dinner and golf, and begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:45 p.m. For more information, or to register for the Golf Outing, go to http://www.GHSGolfOutings.com.
Congratulations to the students, faculty and parents at Folly Quarter Middle School, which was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School winner for 2013. This award recognizes schools whose students achieve at very high level. This year, 286 schools across the country are being recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools, and Folly Quarter is one of six schools in Maryland to receive the honor.
Connie Ballenger wants to let everyone know that members of the choir from Glenelg United Methodist Church will perform in a concert on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Columbia Brass Quintet will also perform. In addition to Glenelg and Bethany, other participating United Methodist Church choirs are Glen Mar in Ellicott City, Mt. Zion in Highland, and Linden-Linthicum in Clarksville. Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 410-796-0290.
This is a fun time of year to get outside and enjoy the changing of the seasons. The leaves are changing colors, chrysanthemums and asters are blooming everywhere, and our neighbors are decorating for Halloween. Enjoy some time outside before winter begins.