In their first national competition, sisters Fayth and Kylah Lewis brought home medals from the National Baton Twirling competition last month at Notre Dame University of Notre Dame in Illinois.
The siblings, ages 9 and 6 respectively, each earned first place ribbons in their age category in the flag twirling event. Fayth also took first place in strut, second place in the pageant event; second place in the twirling solo; and she and her twirling partner Rochelle Lambert also took third place in the duet competition.
"They did great," said their mom Rashonna Lewis, who traveled with them to the competition. "They just had a really good run at nationals. We were so thrilled," she said.
In February, the girls will start competing all over again to get back to the national competition at Notre Dame. Next season, Fayth will move up to compete in the intermediate level for twirlers ages 10- to 12-years-old. Kylah will most likely remain at the beginning bracket for at least another year.
The sisters twirl with the Dynamics Dance Twirl Team in Elkridge.
Service by the Sea
Glen Burnie United Methodist Church will host its 17th annual Service by the Sea at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Road.
The public is invited to attend. Participants should plan to take a covered dish to share. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments and beverages.
The worship service will feature a sermon by the water's edge and singing.
Those attending should also bring a lounge chair for seating.
An offering will be collected for school supplies for local schools.
For details, call 410-761-4381.
Jakob's Night will perform Saturday at the Saturday Night Live coffee house at North Glen Baptist Church, 508 W. Furnace Branch Road.
The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the band will play from 8 to 10 p.m.
Admission is free, however a love offering will be collected for the band. Food and refreshments will be served. Coffee house organizers will sell Christian merchandise, including Saved Forever, Forever Saved T-shirts for $5.
Groups planning to attend the event should email Julie Drenning at email@example.com.
Concertgoers can learn about the band and hear their music on the its Facebook page or by visiting their http://www.purevolume.com/jakobsnight.
For details about the coffeehouse, call the church at 410-761-3169 or email Drenning.
Peace Lutheran news
The Missions and Outreach team at Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave., will sponsor a clothing giveaway from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
The church also accepts donations of gently worn clothing from the community. Items can be dropped off at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment.
For details, call the church at 410-766-3283.
•The church will sponsor a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Spaces are available for community members to rent. The cost is $10. Participants must take their own tables. For details, call Lisa Stokes at 443-538-3446 or the church office at 410-766-3283.
Parent's night out
North Arundel Aquatic Center, 7888 Crain Highway, will offer a parent's night out from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Friday. The program is for children ages 6 to 11.
Planned activities include swimming, games, movies and pizza. Participants should bring a swimsuit and towel.
Children may be dropped off at 4:45 p.m. and must be picked up by 7:45 p.m.
Advance registration is required. Space is limited. The cost is $10 for those who sign up by Thursday and $12 afterward.
For details, call 410-222-0090.
The Northern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a back-to-school vendor market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the center court at Marley Station mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway.
For details, or to register, call 410-766-8282.
Fun at church
The Catholic Church of Glen Burnie will once again offer its play and pray ministry for children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers.
The group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the deacons room in the parish center, 126 Dorsey Road. This month's theme is "back to school".
There is no membership fee. Most monthly gatherings include stories, playtime, snacks, music, crafts and games.
•The church will host a youth group movie night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday on the field across from the parish center. The evening will begin with games for younger children. The movie will be shown when it gets dark.
Popcorn, lemonade and water will be served.
Participants should take a blanket or chair for seating.
For details, call the church at 410-766-5070.
The Heritage Crest Resident's Council will sponsor a casino bus trip to the Harrington Raceway and Casino in Harrington, Del.
The cost of the trip is $30 and includes $10 of free play credit and free admission to the buffet.
The bus will depart from the senior housing complex, 6670 Roberts Court at 10 a.m.
For details, call Jack Lemmon at 443-763-8711.
American Legion Post 40, 500 Fifth Ave., S.E., will host a dinner bingo from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14.
The doors will open at noon for seating. The event includes 24 games of bingo.
A spaghetti dinner, including garlic bread, salad, dessert and soda will be served.
Admission is $20. Proceeds will be used to renovate the hall and provide supplies for Operation Comfort Warrior to welcome servicemen and women as they fly into BWI Airport on their way home from active duty assignments.
For details, call 850-635-5575 or the post at 410-761-9869.
Pascal Senior Center
Seniors at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, recently announced its schedule of events for this week.
•Center members can take their school-aged grandchildren to the "Scales and Tales: Animal Homes" program offered by the state Department of Natural Resources. Participants will learn about healthy habitats, where animals live in the wild, Admission is free.
•Certified massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak will offer free neck, back, foot and head massage at 10 a.m. Thursday.
•A disc jockey will play classic rock and roll at 12:30 p.m. Friday during a patio part. The event includes outdoor games, light refreshments and dancing, Admission is free.