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'Idol' finalist performs for fundraiser [Lisbon/Woodbine]

The Glenelg Marching Unit Boostersannouncea concert featuring the spectacularOlivia Rox / Warren Hillto be held at the high school on Sunday, June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Olivia Rox is a talented 17-year old singer/songwriter already with a wealth of musical experience who was a top-10 finalist on the TV show 'American Idol.' Her dad, Warren, is a jazz saxophonist, and her mom, Tamara Van Clef, is a producer/ writer/ director.Olivia's talentisfelt to be so extraordinary that she is predicted to rival the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift.

To take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity you may purchase ticketson-line through Eventbrite . Theyrange in price from $15 for general reserved seats to $50 for VIP, the latter including a pre-concert VIP backstage meet and greet at 6 p.m. The proceeds from this concert will benefit the activities of the extraordinary Glenelg music program.

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If you are searching for some family activities you might want to check the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department website or their marquis for dates for their monthly spaghetti dinner, the pancake breakfast the second Sunday of each month and on June 11their community flea market. The flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To rent space or for more information on any of these events, contact Carey McIntosh at 443-463-7220.

A far-reaching annual event held each year at the Western Regional Parkis the cancer foundation's Relay for Life. This year it will be held on June 10, from 6 p.m. until midnight.The goal of this event is to celebrate cancer survivors, to remember those who lost their lives tothis dreadful and wide-spread disease and to generate funds to fight back. Funds raised are used for research, for lodging and transportation for patients needing treatment and for connecting patients andfamily members to resources. Community members can participate by sponsoring or participating on a fundraising team, by purchasing items at the event, or by sponsoring a luminary in the name of someone who has been ill with, succumbed to, or is currently fighting this disease. The hope is that the park will be filled with community members who come to walk, to be with friends, to listen to the music or to participate in the silent auction. For information contact Robyn Catlin at 410-781-4316 or Robyn.Catlin@cancer.org.

The feel of summer is here when, as the school year ends, the lights from the Ferris wheels at the local carnivals dot the landscape. The Mt. Airy Community Carnival is gearing up to open June 6 -11 ,from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each evening. Advance ride tickets are available for $12 (saving you 50 percent) from May 9 until June 4, and are available on Main Street in Mt. Airy at Cryin' Johnnies and George's Girls. Cash only.

As usual, the carnival provides a wide variety of food and drink. Boy Scout Troop 460 will sponsor a snowball stand. Convenience Catering always has lines waiting for its pit beef, pit turkey, pit ham and fried chicken livers. Cryin' Johnnies offers hot dogs, sausages, and gyros while Olde Town Catering offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers pulled pork, ribeye, fried pickles, and mac and cheese. Rosedale Amusements provides rides galore for children and adults. Bring your lawn chairs if you want to enjoy the nightly music on the stage. For food, fun and entertainment, put this activity on your calendar.

Join Lisbon Elementary School in its Pride Bricks fundraiser. In addition to the many upcoming end-of- the-year activities, school staff and the PTA are busy planning next year's 40th anniversary celebration. The committee is planning a series of events to commemorate the history of education in Lisbon that dates back to the town's first school, a one-room building in the 1890s. Plans include: a spirit week for students; a student art show/sale; providing a decorative flag for the parking lot as well as a new welcome banner. This celebration culminates with a two-day celebration including special events for alumni, a fall festival and a parade with vendors all in October 2016. Funds for these activities will be raised primarily from the creation of a brick garden . Pride Bricks for this garden can be purchased beginning this month and will be installed in October. Purchased bricks can be dedicated to a student, a staff member, alumni or others who have a history with Lisbon. Memories are solidified by designing the bricks to carry student/ alumni's graduation year or to acknowledge a special honor or accomplishment. If purchased prior to June 17, small bricks (4x8 with three lines of text) cost $35and large bricks (8x8 with six lines of text ) cost $75 . After that date, the small bricks are $45 and the large $100. The goal is to sell 250 bricks during this fundraiser. For information about the celebration or to purchase bricks, call Lisbon Elementary School or check its website. Look for more information in this column as plans for this community event progress.

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