South Laurel: Summer will bring both British and Brazilian soccer camps

Do you have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old next school year? If so you (and your child) may be interested in attending the open house at Open Arms Christian Child Development Center on Tuesday, March 27, from 9 to 11 a.m.

During the 2012-13 school year, the 4-year-old class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The 3-year-old class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Come meet the teachers and staff. Open Arms is located at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. Call the school at 240-568-9352, for additional information.

Montpelier resident and youth soccer organizer Steve Haversack announces registration for two soccer camps that will be run this summer. The camps are offered for players ages 4 to 16, and will be held at Cross Creek Community Park.

The British Soccer Camp, which runs June 18–22, provides the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts.

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and coached scrimmages and tournaments are held daily. Camp program includes a free ball and shirt, and a free British Soccer jersey for online registrations 45 days prior to camp. More information is available at

Also coming this summer is the Brazilian Soccer Camp Aug. 6–10. TetraBrazil camps and team clinics will inspire players to practice; and learn the ball control, foot skills and moves that Brazilian soccer is famous for. Players are grouped according to age and ability. For more information, go to

March also features two performances in the Montpelier Spring Jazz Series at the Montpelier Arts Center.

The performance on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m., features Ethel Ennis and her trio. Baltimore- based Ennis has sung to critical acclaim all over the world, including touring with the late, great Benny Goodman.

On Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m., Virginia native Dick Morgan returns with his group for an evening of jazz standards. Call 301-377-7800 for reservations.

On Saturday, March 17, at 6 p.m., celebrate International Women's Month with the final film in the Montpelier Arts Center's dinner and a movie series.

"Breaking Through the Clouds" is a documentary about the first all-female air race in the 1920s. Pioneering pilots, including Amelia Earhart, are featured in the film. The dinner will replicate the banquet held at the beginning of this historical race.

Tickets for both dinner and the film are $25 and must be bought by noon on Friday, March 16. Tickets for the film only are available for $10 on the day of the screening; seating is limited and film-only tickets may not always be available. Seniors (60+) and arts center members receive a 10 percent discount.

Call the Montpelier Arts Center to purchase tickets with either Visa or MasterCard.

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