Glenelg High School's homecoming, scheduled for Saturday, is a school and community celebration. Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. with a parade led by the award-winning Glenelg High School Marching Unit under the direction of Barry Enzman.
Floats extolling the excellence of each class and convertibles carrying homecoming royalty follow. If you've never attended this spectacle, you've missed some local color.
The parade marches from the front of the school through a local neighborhood and returns to the school. The homecoming football game against Hammond begins at 2 p.m., and a homecoming dance, sponsored by the Student Government Association, begins at 8 p.m.
Family day at GCS
Glenelg Country School abounds with excitement this fall. Tomorrow is Family Day at the school, when students, staff, and parents come together for lunch, games and a pep rally featuring the appearance of the Glenelg Dragon, the school mascot.
Athletic games on the Glenelg Country School fields begin at 3:30 p.m. with Upper School girls' field hockey games against Maryvale Preparatory School for Girls. Both varsity and junior varsity will play.
The cross country team will race against Chapelgate Christian Academy at 4:30 p.m., and the varsity soccer squad will play Mount Carmel at 4 p.m.
Saturday, parent volunteers from Glenelg Country School will install new playground equipment for the Pre-kindergarten and Lower School.
The new outdoor fitness system, funded by the Parents and Friends Association, includes a loop ladder, a rumble-and-roll slide, a crawl tube with holes, a spiral slide and swings. You'll
find the new equipment behind the Manor House.
Monday is the fifth annual golf outing sponsored by the Glenelg Country School Parents and Friends Association.
To be held at Cattail Creek Country Club, this year's tournament will raise money for athletic facilities at the school. The shotgun start at 11 a.m. begins a modified captain's choice round. At 4 p.m., the event concludes with an outdoor barbecue and tournament awards. Your $150 contribution includes golf, snacks, beverages, awards and barbecue.
3' Call 531-6238 for more information.
Children's chorus members
Congratulations to Bushy Park Elementary School students JTC Colleen Hibbert, Chelsea Kapp, Harper Kubicek and Julie Smith. They have been selected to participate in the Howard County Children's Chorus for this school year.
When my son broke his wrist in-line skating recently, his doctor, Melvin Stern of Highland, wanted to know whether Tom wore a helmet when he skated.
Dr. Stern kindly pointed out that broken wrists, scraped knees and other relatively minor injuries would likely heal. But heads don't heal that easily. He says that everyone should wear a helmet when skating, skateboarding or riding a bike.
The Bushy Park PTA is selling "all-sport" helmets for the entire family.
Call Jeanne McMahon at (301) 854-5250 for more information about purchasing them.
"Like Clockwork" is the program of stories and activities about time and clocks the Howard County library is offering to children ages 2 through 5 at the Lisbon Community Library.
Registration begins tomorrow for the 10:30 a.m. program on Oct. 13.
C7 Call 489-4290 or register in person at the library.
Infant and Child CPR is a course every parent or caretaker of a small child needs.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department will offer this course from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton Saturday. Call 418-0740 to register for this free course.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 144 had its first meeting two weeks ago but is still welcoming newcomers to the troop.
AThe troop meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Glenwood.
Troop members do service projects, such as making toys for children. They also participate in trips, camping events and friendship activities. Currently, the girls are selling Girl Scout cookies for $2.50 a box. Girls who live in western Howard County and who are in fifth grade may join Troop 144 by calling JoLynn Minnema at (301) 854-3135.
Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church is looking for an organist. If interested, please call Rev. David Carter-Rimbach at 531-5653.
Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church Men's Group is having a fall yard sale and invites you to bring your attic treasures to sell at a table or to donate to the church table. Drop your collectible clutter at the church. The United Methodist Men will pick up large items.
The yard sale is from 8 a.m. until noon Oct. 7 at the church on Route 108 in Clarksville. Call 531-5653.