There is plenty of good news from Clarksville Middle School this week. The CMS Band Concert is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Come out to see and hear the CMS Chorus in concert on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Remember, all events are subject to weather conditions.


On March 7, everyone connected to Clarksville Middle School will be cheering for Megan Rabe in the Howard County Library Spelling Bee. For the second year in a row, Megan has won the CMS Spelling Bee. If she is unable to compete, runner-up Sujay Polineni will represent CMS. More than two dozen CMS students qualified to compete in the local spelling bee. Congratulation are due Megan, Sujay and all competitors for their effort and accomplishment.

Best wishes are sent to neighbor Pat Higgs who celebrated her birthday on Jan. 15. May you be blessed with many more happy and healthy years.

Bacteria is bad, right? Not always. We need a ton of good bacteria for good health. This makes fermented foods especially healthful. Sauerkraut is probably the easiest thing I've ever made and there are plenty of other options. Get hands-on demos, recipes and tastings at Roots Market on Jan. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. To attend the class, you must register and pay $35 by Jan. 20. For more info call 443-535-9321 or stop by the Roots Customer Service Desk.

Roots Market also invites you to greet Prepared Foods Regional Manager Scott Carberry. If you have suggestions, questions or concerns, contact Scott through comment cards at Customer Service of send email directly to scottc@rootsmkt.com

Purses-a-Go-Go Bingo sponsored by Glenelg High PTSA as an After Prom fundraiser will be held Jan. 23. The snow and foul weather date is Jan. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Chicken salad sandwiches and yummy snacks will be available for purchase. Games begin at 7 p.m. Prizes include Dooney and Bourke, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Coach and more. There will be 20 regular games, three special games, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. To learn more contact allencemea@gmail.com.

Adventures in Heels will give adventurous women and daring men the opportunity to explore Savage Mill Mall in their favorite pumps on Jan. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. while completing games, puzzles, challenges and activities similar to those in the TV show "The Amazing Race," but in the unique shops of the Mill. This event is sponsored by Terrapin Adventures as a fundraiser for Success in Style, an organization to help hard-working women enter the workforce in proper style.

After the event, participants return to Terrapin Adventures to relax, brouse raffle prizes donated by the Mill's specialty merchants and indulge in cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit and wine. A protion of the registration fee and 100 percent of raffle proceeds will go to Success in Style. The cost is $39. Gifts will be given to teams of four or more.

Advanced online registration is suggested. To learn more go to http://www.terrapinadventures.com or call 301-725-1313-

The Ludy family enjoyed a double Christmas. Lloyd and Joyce Ludy along with Linda Ludy Scott and children Kayla and Alec Scott flew to Florida. The trip was a double treat as they enjoyed the graduation of eldest Ludy grandchild Ashley Ernst Grimes as a nurse. Ashley has already been offered a job as soon as her state boards come through. Way to go, gal. Congratulations.

Josh and Ashley Grimes live in Naples as do her parents Ed and Mary Ellen Ludy Ernst and sister Nicole Ernst. The family shared an early warm Christmas before heading back to Maryland on Christmas Eve Day for the traditional cooler Christmas with the rest of the family. Joyce loves snow and cold weather.

Details of more holiday happenings are coming in. Why not share yours?