Now is the time to consider summer programs for children WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Saturday marks the arrival of spring. After last weekend's record-breaking weather, we need to see winter defrosting. I hope you suffered the storm well. Now we're all ready for the crocuses and daffodils to brighten our days.

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With the advent of spring come thoughts of summer. If you're a parent looking for worthwhile summer programs for your child, Glenelg Country School probably can end your search.

The 1993 Summer in the Country program includes day camp, with optional extended care, summer school for basic learning or enrichment, and day and evening sports camps. The day camp has added tennis to its program, and horseback riding for those eight and older is available.

To receive a brochure describing the programs or to learn about bus transportation to and from the day camp and summer school, call 531-2229.

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Folks at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church who have been worshiping at Union Chapel are excited about an addition to the chapel.

Approvals are finished, and the parish is ready to build. They just need some good weather. Union Chapel will continue to be used for our local Episcopal church.

With the addition, the active and growing church school, which currently meets at the Glenwood Children's Center, will meet at the chapel. Call the Rev. Harry Brunett if you would like to know more about the church. His number is 489-4035.

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Your toes will tap, and your spirit will soar when you attend Glenelg High School's annual Jazz Ensemble's Campus Concert on April 30 at 8 p.m.

If you liked the music you heard opening the Count Basie Concert, you'll love a whole evening of listening to this band. They'll play jazz, swing, rock, and ballads.

There'll be vocalists from the school, and guest soloist Clint Sharman will bring the house down with his Benny Goodman-style "Sing, Sing, Sing." Mr. Sharman is a former trombonist with Buddy Rich, and he currently tours with Liza Minelli.

All this is yours for a $7 ticket, which you can purchase in advance by mailing a check made out to Glenelg High School to Glenelg High School Band, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, Md. 21737.

You may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive your tickets by mail, or pick up your tickets at the box office the night of the performance. This is a great chance for you to see and hear the Jazz Band before its trip to the Montreaux and North Sea Jazz festivals this summer.

The Jazz Ensemble is one of the two high school groups invited to perform at these prestigious festivals. The group has won more awards, first-place finishes, and superior ratings than any jazz ensemble in Maryland.

Now the players need the help of corporate sponsors to help defray the cost of the summer trip. If you wish to show your support for band, please send your tax-deductible donation in any amount to the Glenelg High School Band at the address

given above.

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Carole Yeager of Marriottsville reports that the League of Maryland Horsemen is having its 11th annual Spring Dance from p.m. until 1 a.m. March 27.

This is a fund-raising event open to the public. You can show off your achy-breaky with music provided by MESA at the Winfield Fire Hall.

Tickets are $10 per person or $19 per couple. Beer and setups included. Call Barb Phelps at 781-7521.

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The Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarksville invites the community to its free Better Living Seminar.

Sessions will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church, beginning tomorrow, , and continuing through April 18. For this family program, the church will offer special children's programs every night. For more information and directions, call (301) 431-4610.

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Congratulations to Bushy Park students Whitney Ferguson and Allison Ford, who participated in the Kiwanis Club "24 Math Challenge." Whitney placed second, and Allison placed third in the countywide competition.

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Many students at Bushy Park Elementary School will participate the annual Jump Rope for Heart March 30. The youngsters are requesting pledges for each of the 90 minutes they jump rope with their team. All the money goes to the American Heart

Association.

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When the Reggennitter family of Mount Airy saw a call for auditions for children to play in "The Music Man" at Centennial High School, they thought their daughter, Ellen, might enjoy being in a production number.

So Ellen auditioned, returned for call backs and won the part of Amaryllis, the girl who takes piano lessons from Marian. Ellen, who is 8 years old, is now busy rehearsing for her play, while her older sister, Molly, is rehearsing for All-County Elementary Band.

Performances of "The Music Man" are April 1, 2, and 3, and you can see Ellen in more than a production number.

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Glenelg High School's Band and Marching Unit will travel to Orlando, Fla. on April 1-5 for the Orlando Festival of Music competition.

The concert band, marching band, jazz band, silks, and drill team all participate, and they usually come home with a truckload of trophies. This is an event the youngsters look forward to all year. Besides having an opportunity to compete, they enjoy seeing and hearing other programs from around the )) country.

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Bushy Park Elementary School's Drama Club proudly presents "The King and I" at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and 27.

Drama students have been working on their play for months, and the production promises to be delightfully elaborate and fun. The costumes for "The King and I" are fancy and eye-catching. After the play, the audience and cast will mingle at a dessert social to enjoy homemade desserts, punch and coffee.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. All profits from the production will benefit the Drama Club. After last year's play, the club purchased some much needed stage equipment.

Call Gail Willie at 442-1353 for tickets.

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Sunday is the date of the annual Farm Sale at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. If you're feeling hungry at the sale, stop by the Glenwood Lions Club Snack Bar for some delicious food and friendly service. The Lions Club uses all profits from the snack bar for community service projects.

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Schemm, a Pointers Run Elementary School fifth-grader. Elizabeth played her way to second chair clarinet in the 1993 All-Howard County Elementary School Band. The band program at the new school is small, but growing and Elizabeth is the first school member chosen.

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