Sandy and Keith Kelley recently visited their daughter, Jennifer, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jennifer, who has lived in Amsterdam for three years, performed in the Netherlands' Dutch National Ballet Company's production of "Sleeping Beauty" during their visit.
Jennifer began her ballet training at age 5 with the Columbia Conservatory's Carlee Geranis.
After studying with Mary Day at the Washington School of the Ballet, she received a scholarship to the School of American Ballet (City Ballet) in New York and remained with them for four years.
Jennifer attended Steven's Forest Elementary and Oakland Mills middle and high schools before she dedicated her talents to dancing. Her parents are well-known in the Oakland Mills community, too.
Her mother, Sandy, taught at Dasher Green Co-Operative Nursery School and her father, Keith, an architect, is superintendent of the division of physical facilities with the Baltimore County school system.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley are pleased to announce Jennifer's engagement to Baptist Knaven of Amsterdam.
Mr. Knaven is a contra bass player with the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra. He is the son of Els and Frans Knaven of Eindhaven, the Netherlands. Mr. and Mrs. Knaven are members of the Het Knaven Piano Trio and perform throughout Europe.
A spring wedding in Eindhaven is planned by the bridal couple, who will then travel to the United States for their wedding trip.
On the subject of traveling . . . it would be very beneficial and lessen the traffic problems if Baltimore-Washington International Airport would install exterior "Arrival Directories" that could be seen by drivers arriving to pick up passengers.
As it is, there is no way of knowing if flights are on time or delayed.
Telephoning beforehand is not always helpful because delays can occur while drivers are en route.
A lone driver cannot leave a vehicle to get information without also getting a ticket from the ever-vigilant officers.
Because the airport is a state facility, perhaps letters, postcards and telephone calls to Maryland's Gov. William Donald Schaefer, Annapolis, 21401 would draw attention to the need of the arrival directory service.
The Columbia Teen Center is offering "Baby-sitting Instruction Classes," Nov. 16, 17, 23 and 24, at the Teen Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for girls and boys ages 11 to 14. The cost, $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents, is actually an investment that can be repaid (to parents) very quickly from baby-sitting opportunities. Information: 992-3726.
Oakland Mills and King's Contrivance villages have "new looks." The Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center has a recently renovated courtyard featuring a new brick entry walk, park bench, picnic table and landscaping by the Payne Company. A pool gate and lighting will be installed very soon, too.
Residents of Huntington, Kings Contrivance, have joined forces to beautify their neighborhood. They invite all residents, churches, garden clubs, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to help plant and maintain the four street islands in their neighborhood. It's a great way to meet neighbors and feel proud to be involved, too.
The Columbia United Christian Church is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Sunday. The church's new pastor, Doug Hunt, has invited former ministers Howard Miller and Dick Rodes to join in the special 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship. After the service, parishioners are invited to a community meal of soups and breads, representing members' international family traditions and cultures. An afternoon of reflections, a slide presentation of the church history, children's activities and John Taylor's "Kinderman" program will end with sharing an anniversary cake and closing ritual. Information: 730-1770.
The Phelps Luck Elementary School has announced the election of its PTA executive board for the 1992-93 academic year: Joan Waclawski, president; Bonnie Brasso, first vice president; Blanche Slanga, second vice president; Pat Peltier, recording secretary; Cathy Cwalina, treasurer; Gail Ethridge and Betsy Gould, PTA council delegates; Dana and Tom Grobicki, citizen's advisory committee delegates.
Sales of "Entertainment '93" coupon books will benefit the Howard County Sexual Assault Center.
Discount coupons for restaurants, theaters and businesses in the Baltimore/Washington corridor are included in the book for the bargain cost of $35. The center provides services, therapy and consultation for individuals and families.
To order coupon books, call