When taking note of local high school plays, remember that several private schools also offer spring productions. This year at Chapelgate Academy, students will perform "Harvey," a comedy best-known for its 1950 film adaptation starring Jimmy Stewart.
In the play, Elwood P. Dowd is an amiable man whose sanity is questioned after he develops a friendship with an invisible, presumably imaginary, friend named Harvey, a 6-foot-3 rabbit.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for students and $12 for adults when purchased in advance at the school office. They cost $15 at the door.
Chapelgate is at Route 40 and Marriottsville Road, at 2600 Marriottsville Road. For more information, call 410-442-5888.
On Friday, March 22, the West Friendship Elementary PTA will host its seventh annual Basket Bingo fundraiser at Freedom Optimist Hall, 6315 Sykesville Road (Route 32), in Sykesville. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with bingo beginning at 7. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets costs $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and admission includes 20 games, 2 specials, and 3 raffles. Winners will receive Longaberger baskets or Thirty-One Gifts totes filled with prizes. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.biddingforgood.org/WFES, or call Leah at 410-245-9154.
Glenelg United Methodist Church has a big day scheduled on Saturday, March 16. First, the food pantry will hold its monthly opening from 9 to 11 a.m. If you know someone in need of grocery assistance, please share the word.
Food pantry representatives are grateful for the congregational and community support they receive and would like to give special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 793 for donating nearly $1,600 from the boys' annual cake auction.
To learn more about making monetary or food donations, call the church at 410-489-7260, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This month, the pantry especially needs canned tuna and chicken.
At 4 p.m., the church will host the next installment of its free community concert series, featuring married pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia performing as Duo: Stephanie and Saar (www.stephsaarduo.com). Their program, "Two Quartets: Music and Words of Ludwig van Beethoven," will include Beethoven's quartets in C minor and B-flat major from Opus 18, set in piano four-hand transcriptions, with Stanley Morstein reading from the composer's letters.
Donations will be accepted during the concert, and a reception will follow. The address is 13900 Burntwoods Road, in Glenelg.
On Friday, March 22,at noon, the Mighty Kelltones (www.mightykelltones.com) will present a free St. Patrick's Day-themed concert of Celtic music at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, in Cooksville. Call 410-313-4840 to reserve a spot.
Clarlen Nursery School's "Wheely Fun Day" is back by popular demand, on Friday, March 15, 1-3 p.m. The school is at Bethany United Methodist Church, at 2875 Bethany Lane, in Ellicott City.
Look for a parking lot full of wheeled vehicles, like a cement mixer, a utility truck, an FBI Hazmat vehicle and more. Entertainment is also on tap for this free extravaganza, with a magician and other surprises awaiting the kiddos.
For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/events/312978315491819, or call the school at 410-465-7405.