High schooler Dorri Brain wins Peabody award for piano skills EAST COLUMBIA


Dorri Brain's musical talents were recognized this summer when her Annapolis teacher, Mary Tamplin, recommended her for, and she received, the prestigious Peabody Award for Piano.

Her interest and skills with the instrument undoubtedly will continue after she graduates from Oakland Mills High School in 1995, as she pursues her career goal of teaching piano to middle school students. Congratulations, Dorri.

The Brain family believes in long-term goals. David Brain, a student at Rice University, has been part of a team that's worked under the guidance of Dr. Conrad Danenberg for six years on a "GAS Can" (getaway canister) for the Marshall Space Center in Alabama.

Students from Kansas, Ohio, Illinois and Maryland submitted proposals for a space project. The end result was a mutual agreement to design a container that would hold experiments that can be activated and controlled from a space shuttle.


The All Middle School Party will be held this Saturday at the TeenCenter in The Barn at Oakland Mills Village Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There'll be dancing, pool, ping pong and snacks. Information: 992-3726.


St. John's Handbell Choir begins practices this month and they welcome all potential bell ringers. No experience is necessary, but players do need to know how to read music. Is this one of those things "you've always wanted to do"? Call (301) 926-2877 or 995-3086 for further information.


Residents of Owen Brown Village need to call 313-2388 by Friday to have bulk items -- not more than three -- picked up by the Bureau of Environmental Services next Tuesday


This Saturday is the Long Reach Village Community Center's eighth biannual "Kids Clothes Swap" from 8 a.m. to noon; rain date is Sept. 25. Items for the swap will include kids' clothing, toys and baby equipment.

There have always been great bargains, and it's a good chance for parents to swap kids stories. Information: 730-8113 or (301) 596-3265.


Oakland Mills Village residents will be flying red ribbons on street signs next month to designate which streets are participating in the Oakland Mills Village neighborhood yard sales.

Residents are urged to sign up early to register their street's day of values. Dates for the neighborhoods are Oct. 2, Talbott Springs; Oct. 9, Thunder Hill; and Oct. 16, Stevens Forest. The rain date for each location is the following Saturday. With Halloween on the horizon, it's a great opportunity to design a "new-to-you" costume.


Oct. 8 is the first of six live performances for children 5 and younger at the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center.

Three shows are held on each date: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Subscriptions are $22 per person, and group rates are available. Information: 730-8694.


TC Your Owen Brown Village Board needs you. This Saturday's Lake Elkhorn Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., needs volunteers. Call 381-0202 today.

Every fisherman knows that experience counts. So come out for a few hours and help the kids catch their quota in the fishing contest.

The Owen Brown Products booth needs a few good salespeople. And the games of chance are always at the center of a crowd; volunteers are needed there, too. Last, but certainly not least, the festival needs early birds to help set up the festival at 8 a.m. and after-work people to help take the exhibits and booths down at 6 p.m. Volunteer and meet your neighbors at the festival.


Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the receptionist/village board assistant part-time position at the Owen Brown Community Center.

Word processing experience is a plus for the 20-to 24-hour-a-week position.

If you are interested but have not sent your resume, call Ruth Bohse, 381-0202 for an appointment.


Bob Glickstein, director of Ramchandra Yoga Center, 8950 Route 108, Suite 114, has announced free classes this week.

Today, Patti Sogi will teach at 9:30 a.m. and Mary Frankos' class is at 6:15 p.m. Tomorrow, Moses Brown has an early morning class, 7 a.m., and Eric Reid teaches at 6:15 p.m.

The Saturday class at 10:45 a.m. will be taught by Mr. Glickstein. Information and registration: 720-4340.


Hammond High School's Booster Club is in high gear for fund-raising. Students are calling on family and friends to sell Sally Foster wrapping paper this week. Delivery will be Nov. 6.

Hammond High's "Spiritwear" jackets, T-shirts, shorts, caps and sweats will be on sale at home football games (Oct. 2, 9 and 23), at Booster Club events and at the HHS school store during morning pass on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and after school. Remember to call the HHS information line, 290-8925, for all school activities.

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