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Soul and blues music from Marty Tucker Band coming to Eden Valley

By Lisa Peklo, lpeklo@cs.com 410-531-3516

July 24, 2011

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Love blues and soul music? Love to dance the night away on a sultry summer evening? Love snacks and refreshing beverages? Love to help a good cause? Love it even more when all this is close to home? Then head on over to Eden Valley, in Dayton, July 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. for all of the above.

The four-piece Marty Tucker Band, known for "sweet low down to bad mama blues" mixed with a bit of "Dylan, Motown and Lou Reed" will perform. A donation of $10 per person at the door is suggested. Proceeds from the evening of great music, dancing and good neighborly conversation will benefit a Bedouin community in Israel and help sustain the works of Eden Valley.

Questions on the summer event? Call Bette Hoover at 410-531-5610. Eden Valley is at 5085 Green Bridge Road, in Dayton.

Don't forget the Apple Butter Market in Sykesville Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors galore. Food, bargain finds, crafts, vintage goodies and lots of neighbors browsing and catching up.

For more information on the monthly Apple Butter Flea Market event, go to http://www.sykesville.net/dapple.html.

No cooking tonight. Head on over to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for a Mexican Feast. The dinner is set for Thursday, July 28, 6-8 p.m., with a cost of $9 per person or $30 per family. Meals for children younger than 5 are free of charge. This month the proceeds from the dinner, which is prepared and generously donated by Smokin' Hot Bar and Grille, of Glenwood, go toward summer camp scholarships for kids in the local community as well as in the Guardian Angel community of Remington, in Baltimore.

The team at St. Andrew's is all about sending these lesser advantaged kids to camp alongside the kids from Glenwood. Dine-in or carry-out, whichever suits your fancy. All in the community are invited to this monthly dinner. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is at 2892 Route 97, between Union Chapel Road and the Glenwood Post Office.

Questions? Call Lynne Quinn at 410-292-8202 or email her at lynnequinn@comcast.net.

Best wishes to St. Louis Parish School eighth-grader Freddy Boos and his fellow Boy Scouts who set out on a sailing trek in the Bahamas in late July as part of their scouting high adventure activities. The boys in Freddy's Troop 75 are setting their sights on New Mexicos' Philmont Boy Scout Camp in future years.

Carole Graham Lehan wows them at Glenelg Country School every time a show is produced. The drama teacher is nothing short of extraordinary and the productions at Glenelg Country School reflect her unbridled enthusiasm and creativity. Lehan is currently an acting coach at the Olney Theatre Center for a fund raising production of "Godspell."

The play, first produced in 1971, was a hit when it played in New York some 40 years ago. Dazzling with its cast of young performers and songs by the then unknown artist named Stephen Schwartz, the play once again and 40 years later, is being performed on stage by a young cast who will showcase the now classic musical which tells the simple, yet profound story of the Gospel of St. Matthew.

The benefit performances will be performed Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30 on the historic stage at Olney Theatre Center. For last minute ticket information, call 301-924-3400.

Sunshine and 4-H Clover Club reporter has sent some news of her club and activities. Club members Dakota Spahr, Christopher Kersey and Jason and Allison Vanisko attended 4-H camp, in Swanton, in late June. Dakota loved being part of the Shawnee tribe at her camp where archery, swimming, canoeing, camp fires and tie- dying of tee shirts were hit activities.

Dakota, a first timer at "sleepaway" camp loved the experience and enjoyed making new friends. Christopher Kersey counted riflery, archery, rocketry, swimming and art crafts as his favorite past times during his late June stint at 4-H camp where he was a member of the Mohawk tribe. It was the second year for Howard County 4-H Camp for Christopher, whose absolute favorite activity was campfires and songs and skits with his fellow Mohawk tribe members.

Heather Spahr, an adult leader and rabbit superintendent for the 4-H rabbit barn during the fair, was thrilled the 4-H'ers had such a good time at 4-H Camp and reported on lots of pre- Howard County Fair activity locally including a passel of crafts being prepared by the Sunshine members for the fair competition. More than eight of the members worked long and hard to craft lovely items including "no sew" pillows, painted flower pots, foam lanterns and decorative wreaths. Look for these busy 4-H members when you come out to the Howard County fair.

Just a reminder. Carole Kramer and the team at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church are once again preparing for the annual fall book sale. Currently the organizers are seeking donations of books, records, DVDs, CDs and videos for the 16th annual media sale which will be held at the church sometime in early September.

If you would like to donate any media materials, drop the items off at the church at 14551 Burntwoods Road, In Glenwood. Tax contribution forms are available in the plastic bench seat which is next to the side door of the church building. The plastic bench seat is a good place to leave your donated materials as well.