The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will be proudly presented by the River Hill Theatre Arts Department, co-directed by teacher Pam Land and RHHS alum Jamie Driskill, on Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

RHHS friend Joe Blasko and alumni parents George Stone and Bob Bost worked on set construction along with students. This dedicated crew of more than 30 students led by student stage managers R.J. O'Brien and Autumn Mack will run the show. Costumes are designed by math teacher Rhonda De La Mar and a team of parent volunteers. A talented, dynamic and funny ensemble cast of 20 RHHS students act in the silly, wacky play.


Tickets at the door are $12 or $10 with a donation to the food bank. Box office opens 90 minutes before curtain. You can also go to For more information contact or call 410-313-7120.

RHHS Music Boosters welcome you to another citrus fruit season. Offerings include Texas navel oranges and ruby red grapefruit plus California mandarins or a variety pack for November and December. As you may know, the Florida citrus crop is suffering reduced production due to disease. Give the new source a try and pray for Florida growers. "Greening" is devastating to Florida growers. Monthly citrus sales run through February. Your support benefits talented, hard-working young musicians.

The first ordering deadline is Oct. 28 for delivery Nov. 12. Find the order form at You can pay by credit card or PayPal.

If you miss the deadline, contact fruit sale coordinators Kathy and Inga anyway. They often order extra fruit. To learn more, go to For questions, e-mail

Halloween is fun for kids and the young-at-heart. We have two days for celebrating.

Trick-or-Treat the River Hill Village Center shops Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The haunted house, games and crafts in Claret Hall begin at 6 p.m.

Roots Market on the opposite side of Route 108 plans its annual costume contest and trick-or-treating on Oct. 29, from noon-4 p.m.

Roots Kitchen's Holiday Catering Tasting Preview is Nov. 5. From 3 to 6 p.m.

Come and get it. The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department will serve a "country breakfast" in the Ten Oaks Ballroom on Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. until noon. There is always plenty of food. You'll find pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, bacon, apple sauce, breakfast beverages and much more. Your support of the volunteers is appreciated. The cost is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5 to10. Free for those under age 5.

The Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church choir, Columbia Brass Quintet and other area choirs will preform in a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Glen Mar UMC church. All are welcome to come enjoy the music and support ACS. A free-will offering will be taken.

The next big event on the LLUMC calendar is the always much-anticipated annual ham and oyster supper on Nov. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. Hand-patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, coleslaw, rolls, jelly and relishes are served all-you-can-eat family style along with iced tea, lemonade and coffee. Desserts are priced separately. Advance tickets are $20 or $22 at the door. It's $8 for children ages 6-10. Call 410-531-5653 or order online at The church is across from Freestate on Route 108. Carry-outs are available.

Plan to spend additional time at LLUMC shopping the bake sale, book sale, bazaar and craft vendors. Check Grandma's Attic for assorted gently-used or new crafts, glassware, holiday wear, jewelry and other treasures. You never know what you might find in Grandma's Attic.

November and December will find me off seeing the world in big exciting ways. If you have time-critical community events planned for the rest of this year, call me or send me an e-mail this weekend. After that I'll have little or no Internet.