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Student orchestras tune up for String Thing Concert [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

The Glenelg High School Orchestra, conducted by Kevin George, will perform with the Glenwood Middle School Orchestra, under the direction of Patricia DeOrio, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Glenelg High School Auditorium.

The annual String Thing Concert will feature high school and middle school students performing separately and in a joint concert to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, which will cost $8, are available at the high school, from any orchestra member, or at the door. This is your first opportunity to see either of these talented orchestras perform this year.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Route 97 in Glenwood will host its community feast on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lynne Quinn wants everyone to note that the time for the dinner has changed this month.

The menu is Italian, and the food will be provided by Smokin' Hot Bar and Grille. The cost is $9 per person, with a maximum of $30 per family. Children 5 and under are free. You can dine in or carry out. For more information, call the church at 410-489-4035. Proceeds will benefit St. Andrew's Youth Group Pilgrimage to New Orleans in 2015.

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It's getting to be Holiday Bazaar time, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 16457 Old Frederick Road will host its bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Handmade Christmas tree ornaments, handmade crafts and gifts, candy, baked goods, including the church's famous dill bread, and preserves and jellies will be available at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and several raffles, and the snack bar will be open all day. The church is handicapped accessible.

Connie Ballenger wants everyone to know that members of the choir from Glenelg United Methodist Church will perform in a benefit concert on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City.

Choirs from Glenelg, Bethany, Glen Mar, Mt. Zion and Linden-Linthicum United Methodist churches will be performing in this event, which will benefit the American Cancer Society. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. A reception will follow the concert. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.

The Living Farm Heritage Museum, across from the Howard County Fairgrounds, will have Kiddy Halloween Hay Rides on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event will cost $5 per child, while adults accompanying the children are free.

The child-friendly event features a one-mile hay ride and walk that will lead the participants along a trail of costumed story book and nursery rhyme characters who will hand out candy and treats as the children pass by. The hay ride will pass ruins of old farm buildings and equipment, but the actors will not touch or try to scare anyone. This event is best suited for children aged 11 and under, and is designed to be safe, not scary.

Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to dress up in Halloween costumes. The hay ride and the walking trail are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Proceeds will benefit the Living Farm Heritage Museum. Since the ride and walk are outside, it will be canceled in the event of bad weather. Call the museum at 410-489-2345 before you go to make sure that the rides are still happening.

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