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Parish center dedication set by St. Paul's next Sunday


NEXT SUNDAY St. Paul's Roman Catholic Community in historic Ellicott City will dedicate the Monsignor Dohony Parish Center.

Bishop P. Francis Murphy from the Archdiocese of Baltimore will preside in a service beginning at 3 p.m.

The Rev. Thomas Donaghy, St. Paul's pastor, also will speak, and Monsignor Nicholas Dohony will unveil a dedicatory plaque and portrait.

The Dohony Parish Center occupies a granite building at St. Paul Street and Maryland Avenue that was erected about 1840 and, until 1921, housed a bank.

In 1922, St. Paul's parochial school began teaching students there. The school closed in June 1966, when the school moved, becoming Resurrection-St. Paul School.

Renovations that began in April have created four meeting rooms, a large meeting hall and a pantry and kitchen. The building's accessibility to the handicapped has been improved.

Seeking singing youth

The Centennial High School drama department has announced its fall play, "Working," to be presented Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

Drama coach "Mo" Dutterer has issued a call to the community for a boy actor, age 9 to 11, with a strong singing and speaking voice to complete the cast for the play. He will audition the boys at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

For information or directions, call the school at 313-2856.

Trip through history

School's in session again for adult classes held by Howard County local historian Joetta Cramm.

Howard County History Part II, sponsored by Howard Community College, begins at Centennial High School at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The four-week course, which costs $40, covers recent history. To ask about it, call the college, (410) 992-4823.

Later in the fall, Ms. Cramm will lead short tours of the county offered through the Department of Recreation and Parks.

On Nov. 11, participants in "Quaint Town of Ellicott City" will stroll the streets and explore the town's history.

Call 313-PARK for registration information.

Fall festival

Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church will be holding its Third Annual Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .

This year, events for the children include crafts and a moon bounce.

Food and drink have been organized by Jason Bellush. Sue Brown has chosen a group of artisans who will sell their creations.

A raffle will be held for the grand prize of a cathedral quilt, made for the occasion by a quilting group. Debbie Fieldhouse chaired the group, sewing with Linda Ferrar, Judy Sheldon and Gwen Hawes.

You're invited to the church on Mount Hebron Drive in Ellicott City.

Yard sale

Mount Hebron Community Yard Sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, so Patapsco Valley 4-H Club has found two ways to ward off shoppers' early morning chills.

The children, ages 8 to 14, will sell hot coffee and fresh baked goods with the help of parent leaders Nellie Arrington and Christine Dixon.

The sale is a fund-raiser for the club.

The club also will designate a drop-off spot for clean recycled winter coats and woolens to be taken to the Christian Women's Thrift Shop of Howard County.

Shopping day

Mount Hebron High School has been chosen by Macy's Owings Mills to participate in Macy's Benefit Shopping Day Nov. 1.

The day is full of discounts, entertainment, refreshments and prizes. Tickets cost $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

For information, call organizers Debbie Fasano at 465-3034 or Chris Gilliam at 461-2161.

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