On March 25, 26 and 27, Howard High School will present "Grease," a sentimental musical that will bring back memories of the '50s.
Wearing poodle skirts and ducktail hairdos and sporting hula hoops, the cast will take you back in time.
Listed in order of appearance, the cast is made up of students Katie George as Miss Lynch, Ginny MacNemar as Patty, Kartik Dharmadhikari as Eugene, Kelly Tucker as Jan, Katie Dosch as Marty, Brandy Werba as Rizzo, Jim Alberding as Doody, Jacy D'Aiutolo as Roger, Ben Barad as Kenickie, Brian Pakulla as Sonny, Betsy Allen as Frenchie, Risa Binder as Sandy, Gabe Cronin as Danny, Jason Hammock as Vince, and Angela Torma as Cha-Cha. Math teacher John Lockwood plays Johnny Casino. Teen Angel will be played by a mystery guest.
The show features such popular songs as "Summer Nights," "We Go Together" and "You're the One That I Want."
Curtain time is 8 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $5 and are available through the front office at Howard High or at the door. For more information, call the school at 313)2867.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Hebron's Viking Backers will be host for the Baltimore Spirit, Baltimore's professional indoor soccer team, for an evening with Hebron's faculty.
The Spirit will challenge the faculty in a volleyball game and indoor soccer exhibition, on the condition that Spirit members may not use their hands to play.
Mount Hebron's student athletes will act as referees.
Spirit players will also allow time for an autograph session.
The faculty team looks promising. Principal Dr. Ed Markley reserved the coach's post, claiming that "the team was so good that they didn't need him." Patapsco Middle School has offered Dave Reck as guest player. Other faculty players include Mark Cates, P.J. Kesmodel, Dave Greenberg, Ed Holshue, Frank Horstman, Scott Robinson, Angela Sugg, Ginger Lawson, Pat Krause, Steve Beninghove, Jeannine McCrumb, Warren Michael, Scott Reuhl, Frank Aielo, Rhonda Rust, John Hoffman, Beth Hanna, I.J. McNeilia, Gregg Beurks and Dwayne Hebron.
Viking Backer parents will be selling pizza, hot dogs and soda during the games.
Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students and children. Proceeds will go toward Mount Hebron's extracurricular activities.
Once again, Trinity School students have been busy raking in awards.
On February 28, eighth grader Dan Wagner placed third in the County Down Round of the MathCounts Competition in Hagerstown, leading the Trinity Team to a sixth place trophy.
Teammates were seventh-graders Amit Arwindekar, Debjani Bhaumik, Amanda Wagener, Kirsten Nogay, Kim Greene, Michelle Bazlamit and Leanne Kearns. Math teacher Martha DeCastro directed the team.
Two eighth-grade students have won scholarships to private high schools. Paul Sumilas and Edwin Merrick won Headmasters' Scholarships to Loyola High School, and Edwin Merrick won a John Baptiste de la Salle Scholarship to Calvert Hall High School.
The White House cat, Socks, has been invited, but the Secret Service has not yet notified Margaret Smith Gallery of his attendance at Liz Cotterell's watercolor series, "Purrfectly outrageous behavior."
The show will run from April 3 to May 2 at the Gallery at 8090 Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
Liz's first solo show at Margaret Smith Gallery is inspired by a recent show of Matisse's work in New York, where she thought of playing with the theme of elevating house pets to new heights. Given the opportunity, her pets climbed into the paintings on the walls.
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 3.
Can you cut me some slack and let me brag about my college student son just a little?
Nathan Leslie, a junior at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., was once again named to the Dean's List for the 1992-93 fall semester. This means that he had a GPA of more than 3.5.
Spring break is less than a month away. Parents who want to provide some enriching activities for their elementary school children may want to look into Howard County Arts Council's spring break Art Days Series, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16.
HCCA faculty will instruct students in the use of different materials and such techniques as drawing and painting, found object and raw materials sculpture, collage and printmaking. Each day will be different.
The cost is $35, or $31 for members, per day, or $150, or $138 for members, for all five days.
Call HCCA at (410) 461)ARTS for an application or more information.
Here are a couple of "oops": Sorry, Katie Hunt of Worthington 4-H. My source, who will forever remain anonymous, gave me a different name for the treasurer of your club. Now we know that you are the treasurer.
Pat O'Brien, from the Knights of Columbus! Please call me back.
I took the wrong phone number off the message machine and reached a law firm when I tried calling.