There is so much going on in Western Howard County this weekend, so you won't have to go far to entertain your valentine.
Students in the Glenwood Drama Learning Center supported by the Glenwood PTSA will perform Rogers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" on Saturday.
The cast is led by Jenna Bythrow and Amanda Strandquist as Julie; Amanda Garrett and Michelle Barry as Carrie; Trey Hunt and Gabriel Martinez as Billy; Effie Harrison and Samantha Johnston as Jigger, and Gene Granger as Enoch Snow.
Also performing are Ali Privitera and Melanie Dubin as Mrs. Mullins, Kelly Frey and Katie Frederick as Aunt Nettie; Monica D'Angelo and Katy Vance as Louise; and Andrea Gonzales and Jackie Burke as Star Keeper.
Many other talented and enthusiastic students from Glenwood Middle School complete the cast, which is directed by Sue Kline and Donna Duke.
Performances are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Glenwood auditorium and cafeteria. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for students through grade 12 and $3 for senior citizens.
It's Maynard Ferguson week at Glenelg High School, and band director Barry Enzman says everybody is excited about the jazz great's visit.
Today, Mr. Ferguson will film an educational video with the Glenelg High School Jazz Band stressing his belief that music education is immensely important in today's school curriculum. In the video he will rehearse the jazz band while discussing and displaying jazz techniques.
Saturday, he'll give clinics with his band at 2:30 p.m. Then Mr. Ferguson and his band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the school. The marvelous Glenelg High School Jazz Band will open the concert. There are a few seats left. To be sure you can purchase a ticket at the door for the performance Saturday night, call the school at 313-5528.
At Tatiana's in Glenelg, you can see Beauty and the Beast,
Creatures Captured in Art on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The exhibit features prints by Kathleen Kelly, sculpture by Carol Gellner Levin and paintings by Barbara Rachko.
The Hare Raisers 4-H club installed new officers in a candlelight ceremony at its last monthly meeting. Club officers are Karen Barger, president; Reed Gralia, vice president; Katie Yeiser, secretary; Jason Barker, treasurer; Amanda Bile, pledge leader; Reed Gralia, reporter; Karen Becka, historian and Christie Mercer and Heather Feaga, refreshment coordinators.
The Hare Raisers meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Glenelg United Methodist Church. The club holds a rabbit show each May at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
Howie Baker will be show superintendent this year and Laura Feaga will be show secretary.
Call 730-2736 for more information about the club.
Geography is a hot subject today. Kids of all ages play "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? " on their computers, and then they start to watch the TV program of the same name.
Now whiz kids at many schools are proving their knowledge of geography in school-wide geography bees.
Winners from a recent event at Clarksville Elementary School are Trevor Claiborne, Adam Corbett, Saad Handoo, Daniel Jacques, Ethan Montgomery, Brent Weidel and Peter Zanger. David Jacobson is the school champion and Rajya Karipineni is a school finalist.
Do you remember being moved the first time you read "The Diary of Anne Frank"?
Eighth-grade students at Mount View Middle School are now studying the book.
As part of their reading unit, the students visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Feb. 4. They heard talks about the holocaust and toured the main museum exhibit.
Last Thursday students at Mount View enjoyed a presentation by Laser Theatrics, courtesy of the Mount View PTA Cultural Arts Committee. Producers used lasers to teach about the solar system.