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The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will perform "Jazz Under the Stars" on Saturday, May 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Weather permitting, the concert is held at Chapel View Farm on Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine. The ensemble will be directed by Christopher Winters. This year's special guest artist will be Damon Foreman. The Glenelg Color Guard will also perform. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children under 12. Children under 5 are free. The picnic dinner will be catered by Putting on the Ritz. If it rains, the Exhibition Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds becomes the venue location. You can purchase tickets from a band member or on line. No tickets will be sold at the door. Go to www.jazzunderthestars.com if you need more information.

Rev. Susan Beck of the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood, is also a volunteer pastor at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility in Sykesville. She has seen how the men need support to start over again after they are released. The members of Shepherd of the Glen decided to assemble New Life baskets as a Lenten project. The laundry baskets are full of housekeeping items, like cleaning supplies, paper goods and toiletries, as well as notes of encouragement and support. They are given to the men who are part of the Community of St. Dysmas, the Lutheran congregation in Maryland prisons, to help them begin their new lives.

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Rodney Williams was a much loved guidance counselor at Glenelg High School for 17 years until June 20, 2014, when he was killed in a motorcycle accident. On Saturday, May 6, the Glenelg Memorial 5k Run for Rod will commemorate Williams' service to the community. Registration will take place from 7:30 to 8 a.m. with a race start time of 8:30 a.m. and a finish of 11 a.m. The event costs $20 and consists of a 5K run or a one-mile walk around the track. All proceeds will go to a scholarship in Williams' name to be awarded to a Glenelg student.

Amy Syversen, the band director at Dayton Oaks Elementary School is proud to announce the Band Musicians of the Month for May. Congratulations to Grace Ridenour, Caleb Sheng, Stephanie Lathrop, Justin Goldberg, Mehar Dhanjal, Krish Kurich, Max Martinez, Quinlan Ballou, Jenevieve Ghahhari, Anaya Qian, Violet Nelson, Finley Vollmer and Shane Lee. Keep up the great work and you will continue to make Syversen proud.

The annual Mother-Daughter Banquet sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church will be Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at Calvary Methodist Church on Main Street in Mount Airy. The evening begins with a meal catered by the men of the church. The women of the church will present askit, "Ms. Central Maryland Pageant." The evening will cost $15 for everyone 12 years and older, and $12 for everyone ages 5 through 11. Children under 5 are free. This is the 46th year for this memorial celebration of all mothers. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Robyn Embrey at 410-795-3846 or rjembrey@comcast.net. For additional information go to www.calvarylutheranmd.net or call 410-489-5280.

The Howard Astronomical League's next public star party will be Saturday, May 6, at Alpha Ridge Park. This party will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and dedication of the Solar System Walk at the park. Walkers will be able to learn about the planets in our solar system from information on plaques. Small trees have been planted near the plaques to provide future shade. The walk was the Eagle Scout project of club member Colin Waddington and was mentored by Glenelg's own "Stardoc" Joel Goodman.



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