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Dig it; 'Birdie' coming to Marriotts Ridge [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

The musical "Bye Bye Birdie" has long been a staple of high school drama departments, and no wonder — who can resist this upbeat satire inspired by Elvis Presley. More than 100 Marriotts Ridge High School students have worked diligently, both onstage and off, to bring the 1950s to life in their fun-filled production of "Bye Bye Birdie." Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20; Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 23.

Tickets cost $12; to purchase them online, go to http://www.seatyourself.biz/MarriottsRidge. Tickets will also be available at the box office one hour prior to curtain time.

For more information, call the school at 410-313-5568, or go to http://www.mrhstheatre.org.

Human-induced climate change is a serious topic that could impact generations to come. Moreover, this impact will extend beyond the environment to all areas of human life — social, physiological, political, economic, and spiritual. The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours invites interested parties to attend "Climate Change: A Call to Action Workshop" on Thursday, March 20, 7-9 p.m.

Linda Reed will discuss the latest evidence of climate change and how we, as individuals and as a community, can help. A freewill offering will be collected.

To register, call 410-442-1320, or go to rccbonsecours.com to learn more.

Lisa Spitulnik is excited to announce West Friendship Elementary School's first Tiger Madness and Silent Auction fundraiser (adults only) on Saturday, March 22, 7-11 p.m., at Player's Bar & Grill. The restaurant is in the Waverly Woods Village Center, at 10795 Birmingham Way, Woodstock.

Attendees will be able to view March Madness games on multiple TVs and participate in their own Wii basketball tournament. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner with dessert, a cash bar and a silent auction. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Go to wfestigermadness.weebly.com to register online, or like the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/wfestigermadness to receive updates.

Do you have a youngster who finds wheeled vehicles fascinating? Clarlen Nursery School will host its third annual Wheely Fun Day on Friday, March 21, 1-3 p.m. (rain date: March 28). This free event is open to the public.

Come to the back parking lot at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, in Ellicott City, to check out a fire engine, an ambulance, construction vehicles, a limousine, bicycles and more. Balloon artist Tom Lilly will be on hand to entertain the children.

For more information, call the school at 410-465-7405.

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