Gardening is popular at Clarksville Elementary School. Th Fifth-Grade Gardening Club, under the supervision of teacher Kitty Boyan, received a school Beautification Award and a 1993 Gardening Grant from the National Gardening Association in Vermont.
Club members explained that the 40-member club, which meets after school in the spring and fall, helps to maintain gardens, including the environmental studies area and the school butterfly garden.
For their efforts, they received $500 worth of plants and garden equipment. Parent volunteer Ric Gardener applied for another award for the club. The Michigan Bulb Co. subsequently sent the group 250 bulbs to plant at the school.
Lisbon's Therapeutic Riding Center needs a new home. To raise money to buy a farm, the volunteers at the center are busy getting ready for the Sixth Annual Horse Show. The event, sponsored by commercial contractor Bob Porter, will be held June 26 and 27 at Mr. Porter's residence, Foxfield Farm, at 2728 Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine.
Last year, more than 500 people attended the event, which is a point show for the Howard County Horse Show Association.
General admission to the festivities, which begin at 8:30 a.m. each day, is free. Volunteers are accepting ads for the horse show program and seeking donations for a silent auction.
To place an ad or make a donation for the silent auction, call Dr. Helen Tuel at 442-2880. To arrange to ride in the show, call Susan Porter at (301)854-6505.
Lisbon Elementary School fifth-graders have been working with Kristin Heilberg, their artist-in-residence, recently. Ms. Heilberg, a well-known juried artist and author, revealed the world of early American art to the students.
With the cooperation of Lisbon's art teacher, Lee Pisano, the children have created early-American-style self-portraits. These outstanding portraits will be on exhibit at the Howard County Arts Center at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City until 9 p.m. today.
The one-day exhibit will include a reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. You are invited to attend this free exhibit and view more than 80 self-portraits.
To make this project a school success, fifth-grade teachers included complementary work for the students in social studies and language arts classes. The Howard County Arts Council supported Ms. Heilberg's work with the students at Lisbon.
Among the 10 Howard County educators honored by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding contributions to the profession and the community was Laura xTC Donnell. Ms. O'Donnell is a special education resource teacher at Lisbon Elementary School.
The Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society named Ivan Sutton, of Glenelg High School, the high school chemistry teacher of the year. Mr. Sutton will receive his award in September at the group's monthly meeting.
Do you want to take your chances at bingo Saturday afternoon? The Knights of Columbus at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs will hold a benefit bingo at the church hall at 1200 St. Michael's Road from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Several students in the St. Michael's youth program are going to attend a Central American immersion experience this summer. Their visit to Belize and Guatemala will include staying with a host family, service, education and a retreat. The Saturday bingo will help this trip come true.
Admission is $3. The list of games is long and includes two winner-take-all games.
You can purchase food and beverages at the hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Call 489-7667 during the day or 489-7208 evenings for more information.
Glenelg High School seniors are in the home stretch, with the prom a memory and exams scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday. The next day, the graduating seniors will have their awards ceremony, picnic, a rehearsal and class night at Turf Valley.
June 4 is class picture day, another rehearsal and, finally, at 8 p.m., graduation at the school.
Immediately following the ceremony, the graduates will travel by bus to the Inner Harbor to board the Lady Baltimore for their chemical-free cruise.
If you would like to help support the chemical-free cruise, please send a check in any amount to Glenelg High School, attention Jacky Rupp, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, Md. 21737.
The parents organizing the chemical-free cruise for the students thank the businesses, organizations and individuals who have already sent them contributions.
To become a member of the prestigious National Honor Society, students must display academic excellence, leadership and service to the school and community.
New senior members of the Glenelg High School National Honor Society are Melissa Ahlstrom, Brandy Barnard, Lance Bowlin, Scott Cline, Jennifer Connelley, Elizabeth Daxon, Chris Ecalono, Dan Gaertner, Julie Holter, Kristen Jackson, Christine Marchetti, Laurie McFaul, Heather Mitchell, Gregory Soule, Cassandra Thomas and Claudine Tiffault.
Music will fill the air at several local schools soon, as young musicians show off their achievements. The children have worked hard this year, and the progress they've made is remarkable.
The Glenwood Middle School Concert and Jazz Bands will perform tonight at 7 p.m. at the school, under the direction of David Apple. The school's enrichment fair, displaying the work of many students from the school, will be held that evening.
You can catch the concert and the fair in one stop.
The concerts by the beginning and advanced bands at our elementary schools are June 2 at Bushy Park, June 8 at West Friendship, and June 10 at Lisbon.
All three concerts, at which Michael Blackman will conduct, begin at 7 p.m.