Bridal fashion on runway at Glenelg UM Church [Clarksville]

As we approach the wedding season, Glenelg United Methodist Church is hosting Wedding Belles, a fashion show and reception May 9 at 1 p.m.

The 34 gowns, borrowed from the community, span nearly 100 years. A pre-show luncheon option begins at noon. For tickets and information, contact Laurenconnormd@gmail.com.


Do you have a wedding gown to donate? Cherie Amour Bridal Resale shop has re-opened and is accepting gowns. Sale of the gowns provides funds for suitalbe attire for our low-income neighbors to enter the workforce. Go to http://www.successinstyle.org or call 301-498-5036.

Clarksville Middle School actors will perform "High School Musical" at 7 p.m. May 8 and offer two shows on May 9 at 1 and 7 p.m.


CMS students do well on many fronts. Shaiza Mansoor and Matthew Bloom both received awards at the Howard County STEM Fair ceremony. Matt was runner-up in the Engineering category for middle school projects and Shaiza won an Outstanding Engineer Award from the Society of Women Engineers. Congratulations.

The Clarksville Elementary Spring Fling is May 9, noon-4 p.m. The event includes a silent auction.

The 10th annual DolFun Family Fair is also May 9, noon-4 p.m. Thanks to the 501st Legion, Star Wars characters will be available for meet-and-greets and photos from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

You may have other things you'd like to donate to the Deja Vu and Nearly New Sale at Mt. Ida May 16 and 17 as part of the National Road Yard Sale. Donations will be accepted at Mt. Ida May 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and May 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tax donation forms will be provided. Unsold items will be donated to charitable organizations.

Are you looking for plants to enhance your indoor or outdoor landscaping?

Robinson Nature Center's Native Plant Palooza is May 12 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Learn how to best care for native plants to attract wildlife and cut pesticides and fertilizers. The event is free.

Go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCplantnative.hhtm to learn more.

May 15 and 16 is set for the Whipps Garden Cemetery to host the annual fundraiser plant sale at the First Lutheran Church at the corner of Chatham and Frederick Roads. The Whipps sale features native plants including many unusual and hard-to-find varieties shared by Howard County Master Gardeners.

Betty Walke will talk about "Attracting Monarchs and Other Butterflies" on Friday at 10 a.m. Free compost bins will be available on Saturday.

All proceeds from the annual plant sale go to the up-keep of the one-acre Whipps garden-park where volunteers work from 9 a.m. until noon every Thursday, March through October, weather permitting. You might like to join them.

For information, call 410-274-7795.


Atholton High Class of 2016 has a BJ's Wholesale Club Fundraiser, but you must act by May 15. Renew your membership or sign up through the Class of 2016 and you will get $10 off the $50 membership or $20 off the $100 Rewards membership. This includes two cards good for 15 months for you and a $5 donation to the class. This offer is not available online or in store. To get the special application emailed to you or family and friends in other parts of the country, contact gilbertsharonr@gmail.com.

Atholton High Athletic Boosters, Lettermen Club and Student Government Association will be Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma with a 5K Walk/Run May 16. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk/run at 10 a.m. To register or learn more, go to http://www.atholtonboosters.org/athletics/boosters/events/scleroderma-foundation-walk-run.

There will be a 5K Memorial Run and a free 1-Mile fun run/walk on May 16 at the Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum on Route 144 in West Friendship. Proceeds go to the Brice Ridgely Memorial Fund.

Brice was a multigenerational Cooksville farmer who quietly helped many neighbors and kids when they needed it most. The fund continues his legacy by assisting kids and families having financial difficulties getting into or staying in agricultural programs such as 4-H and breed-specific programs.

The run goes through beautiful grounds and there are prizes plus plenty of other fun for all the family including a live auction, music, western demonstrations and bounce houses for kids.

Donations are tax deductible. To learn more or sign up, go to http://www.BriceRidgelyFund.org or contact Covolesky@gmail.com or 443-472-3975.

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