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Ellie Feaga's annual bake sale benefits wounded warriors and firemen [West Friendship]

Ellie Feaga's grandparents, Larry and Judy Orwig, are grand supporters of Ellie's charity bake sale
Ellie Feaga's grandparents, Larry and Judy Orwig, are grand supporters of Ellie's charity bake sale (Submitted photo)

Ellie Feaga's grandparents, Glenelg residents Larry and Judy Orwig are on top of the bandwagon to promote their granddaughter's charity sale. "Tons of baked goods and a chili cook-off" are part of the Orwig's contribution. Ellie, a seventh-grade student at Glenwood Middle School continues to prepare for her marathon bake sale, which is set for Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15211 Frederick Road in Woodbine. Feaga is the first to admit that she couldn't do it without a lot of help from family and friends. Whether it is her grandfather Larry Orwig's famous chili, her pals at Glenwood, who assist with raffles and sales or her mom Kim who rallies neighbors and family for donated baked goods, this charity event is one big family affair. This is the sixth year for Ellie's charity sale which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department. Aside from the delectable variety of baked goods, a chili cook-off between Ellie's brother Mitchell, a ninth-grade student at Glenelg High and Ellie's grandfather Larry Orwig, is part of the fun. Take the challenge on Nov. 8 during the bake sale. Come out and grab a box full of goodies this weekend and support this community minded young lady in surpassing her sales goal of 2013.

South African mosaic artist Carien Quiroga is in residence at Mount View Middle School until Nov. 14. The students and faculty at Mount View are impressed with the creativity Quiroga is eliciting from her design ideas. The eighth-grade students are immersed in the creation of a large mosaic mural, which will ultimately grace the entryway of Mount View Middle. Quiroga, a world-renowned artist, comes to Mount View for the two-week residency compliments of the Mount View PTA, the Mount View administration and the Howard County Arts Council.

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The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum, of West Friendship, is sponsoring a Longaberger and Vera Bradley Basket and Bag Bingo Party on Nov. 8 in the dining hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, may be purchased ahead online at farmheritage.org . The event includes 20 regular games, three specialty games, three raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Avid collectors and new enthusiasts can win fabulous baskets. Questions? Go to the above-mentioned website or call 410-988-8069.

Bette Hoover, of Eden Valley, invites community members to attend drop in yoga sessions Monday evenings through Nov. 24, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Next session is set for Nov. 3. The fee for each session is $13. The classes are for all levels, beginner to advanced. Interested? Call Hoover at 410-531-5610 or 202-329-4667. Eden Valley is at 5085 Green Bridge Road in Dayton.

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Don't forget. A race, which includes a 5k run and a 2k run, will commemorate the life of Rodney Williams, a beloved Glenelg High School counselor who passed away on the last day of school in June 2014, is in the works. All proceeds from the race, as well as from T-shirt sales, will benefit an education fund, which has been set up for his two young daughters. The race is set for Nov. 16, 9 a.m., at Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Road, with sign in beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register for this "Run for Rod" race, go to active.com,

There are more shopping opportunities for the community at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship this weekend. The bargain hunters frenzy of Tot Swap Consignment Sale is in place on Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission to this kids sale, which features more than 300 vendors. Interested? Go to totswap.net for all the details.

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