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Some bright new stars will join the local art scene next week at theannual Student Art Show, sponsored by the Chesapeake Womens Club, atChesapeake High School.

John Habercam, art teacher and coordinator of the exhibition, said that students from Northeast and Chesapeakehigh schools, along with students from Chesapeake Bay Middle School,will have their work on display in the media center at Chesapeake High on Feb. 18-21, with the judging taking place Feb. 20.

First- and second-place winners for the high school and middle school levels will be chosen and cash prizes awarded by the CWC.

First-place winners will have their work placed in the art competition sponsored by the Southern District of the Maryland Federation of Womens Clubs. A win at that level could mean competing against other youngMaryland artists at the MFWC annual convention.

"I am always delighted at the creativity and talent at our local display," said MaggieGresham, CWC art show chairman.

The show is free and open to the public during school hours.


The quest for happiness has been a goal of mankind throughout the ages. Songs, sonnets and thousands of books have been written about it. But what makes us happy? Is therea Holy Grail of happiness located just around the next corner, or isthe happiness we seek a lot closer than we think?

Choose To Be Happy, a six-week course designed to help people make better choices about what really makes them happy, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, and continue each Monday evening through March 30.

"People need to come to grips with their thinking," said George Fauth, program facilitator and one who chooses to be happy. "We react without thinking . . . on impulse, not stopping to realize what has been programmed in over the years about being happy," he said.

Using a combined approach of prayer, Scripture and proven secular techniques, the program is open to anyone who would like to learn how to lead a happier life.

The programs are free, but small donations will be accepted to help defray the costof materials.

To register or for more details, call Fauth at 255-8338.


Parents and friends of Fort Smallwood and Jacobsville elementary schools are invited to attend a minisession on "Dealing with death and grief with children" on Feb. 26. The program will be presented at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Smallwood and at 2 p.m. at Jacobsville School.


The Ladies of Galilee Lutheran Church invite you to attend a Home Interior Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at the church, 4652Mountain Road.

Church spokesman Cindy Stivers said that the partywill feature new decorative items for the home plus lots of Easter items. Door prizes will be awarded, and the group will be offering chances on a beautiful silk flower arrangement.

For those of you stuck at home for any reason, outside orders will be taken.

To place an order or for more details, call 255-2060.

The event will benefitthe Kitchen Fund.


A must program for all health and fitness-conscious families will return to the Pasadena area in a few short week.

"I Can't Believe I Walked the Whole Thing!", sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks, will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lighted track at Chesapeake High School, starting Feb. 25.

Walk fast or slow, it doesn't matter, but if your family accumulates 50 miles (roughly the equivalent ofthe length of our beloved county), each registered family member will receive an official patch.

Sounds simple, right? Plus it's free!Registrations will be taken in advance or you can sign up on site with program supervisors once the program begins.

Need to know more?Call Bob Brandenburger at 222-3538 or 222-3600.


Tickets are still available for the big Mardi Gras Dinner/Dance, sponsored by theOrder of Sons of Italy in America, Glen Burnie Lodge 2405, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Feb. 22, at VFW Post 2463, 1720 Bayside Beach Road.

The cost is $12 and includes a platter, beer, setups, door prizes andmusic provided by a disc jockey.

A king and queen of the Mardi Gras will be chosen, and prizes will be awarded for costumes.

Contact John at 761-2645 or Rosemarie at 255-7101 for tickets.


Cookie's Kitchen, 4108 Mountain Road, is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m., Feb. 29, to benefit the Summer Concert Series at Downs Park.

"There is a big question mark about concerts at the park this year," said Ranger Rick Holt. "It does not appear to have full funding," he said.

In response to the loss of the music she so dearly loves, Ruth "Cookie" Kiser, owner of Cookie's Kitchen, came up withthis sponsorship endeavor.

"We spend a lot of time at the concerts given at the park and were concerned that this year there may not be any," said Kay Baker, manager of Cookie's.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10. They are available in advance or at the door. Carryouts will be available.

To order tickets, call 437-8305.


The Student Activities Committee of the Home School Association of St. Jane Frances School will sponsor two cultural arts programs at the school next week.

On Feb. 19, students will travelback to the 18th century when Betty Jackson brings "Miss Betty's Colonial Trunk" to their school.

Miss Betty, appearing in full Colonial dress, uses Colonial tools and will explore the everyday life of early settlers to our shores.

After the lecture portions of the program, fourth- and fifth-grade students will have a craft activities time where they can try candle-dipping, writing with a quill pen, stamping out wood block prints and spinning threads.

Parents are invited to attend during the following times: 9 a.m. program for fourth- and fifth-graders and morning kindergarten; 12:30 p.m. program for afternoon kindergarten and grades one, two and three.

Junior high students from St. Jane will hear the songs of Bruce Hutton at 9 a.m., Feb. 20.

Hutton, a performer of traditional folk music, will explorethe songs and tunes of American folk music explaining the history and lore of those melodys.

Parents are invited to attend.

For information, call the school at 255-4750.


Join Jim Cheevers, senior curator with the U.S. Naval Academy's Museum, for an interesting and informative journey into the naval history of the Chesapeake Bay,at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in the Chesapeake Room at Downs Park.

Advanceregistration is required. In the event of inclement weather (if county schools are closed) the program will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 27.

To register, call 222-6230.


Happy Valentine's Day, Pasadena. Love ya!

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