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Glenelg brings Broadway magic to 'A Day to Remember'

Kassidy Sharp, center, is directing Glenelg's High School's Broadway Connections production of "A Day tor Remember" on Feb. 27.
Kassidy Sharp, center, is directing Glenelg's High School's Broadway Connections production of "A Day tor Remember" on Feb. 27. (Howard County Times File)

It takes a village. This we know.

But when it comes to the collaborative effort of Kassidy Sharp and her ensemble of players for Glenelg Broadway Connections, it takes dozens of able, talented and enthusiastic high school kids.

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“A Day to Remember” has been in rehearsal for weeks with student-driven original songs, scenes, design ideas and a delightful cast of exuberant performers. The musical will be performed on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the theater at Glenelg High School. Glenelg Broadway Connections is a peer and special needs student theatre club which meets weekly working on social goals, building friendships and most importantly, putting together a stage production. Broadway Connections was created in 2009 by Toby Orenstein’s Columbia Center for the Theatrical Arts and the Loyola University of Maryland’s Clinical Center to serve youth and teens ages 11-19 with disorders of social communication, including Down Syndrome, autism, and autism spectrum disorders. Sharp represents Broadway Connections at Glenelg High School. Come out to Glenelg High for this rollicking fun evening.

The Marriotts Ridge High School Mustang Flea Market is in full gear. The sale, which benefits the vocal and instrumental music programs, is often nicknamed “too big to be called a yard sale.” This large scale indoor flea market is set for Feb. 23, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Rain or shine, the sale will be brimming with table tops loaded with household and sporting goods, electronics, baby items, clothing, collectibles, tools, toys, seasonal items and all the goodies one associates with a big old flea market. Marriotts Ridge High School is at 12100 Woodford Drive.

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The Peak Auction Co. invites you to its tbuilding materials auction. If you’ve got a renovation on your mind, come out to the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship on Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. for a new building materials auction. A preview of the items for auction will be available for perusal on Feb. 22, 12 to 6 p.m. Peak Auctions has been holding this home-building event in West Friendship for close to two decades. More information is available at peakauction.com.

It’s Reading Night at West Friendship Elementary on Feb. 26, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Families are invited to wear cozy pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal and be prepared for an evening of good night-time tales. Participants are also encouraged to bring gently-used children’s books for donation to students in Baltimore City. Bedtime reading. What could be finer?

Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Lenten Pancake Supper, call it by any name. The St. Andrew’s Parish House, at 2892 Route 97 in Glenwood is the spot to be on March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. for pancakes, lots of toppings, sausage and tons of Mardi Gras prelenten spirit. Free will offering for the supper.

Condolences to the family of Robert Edward Wilson who passed away on Feb. 4. Art Boone, longtime neighbor of Wilson’s, recalled him as a kind and soft-spoken man who was a fixture during the farm museum auctions. Many in the region recall Wilson from his work at the auctions at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. A life-long resident of our community family left to keep his memory alive includehis sister, Janice Oursler and our community.

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