SHE HAS SEEN many Glenelg students cross the stage to receive Maryland high school diplomas in her 22 years as day custodian at Glenelg High School. Sunday was the day Eldine Angles made her own walk across the stage, stretched out her hand and received her diploma.
Ms. Angles' stage was at Howard Community College in the 11th annual Diploma Recognition Ceremony. She achieved her goal by participating in the External Diploma Program, in which she proved her skills in writing, math, reading and much more.
If you sew, you probably have unused fabric in your house. If you'd like to free your fabric storage space, donate your cotton and cotton polyester blend fabric to the Pieceful Quilters.
Members are planning an all-night quilt-a-thon with Glenelg High School students to make permanent bedcovers for a new shelter.
The club needs large quantities of fabric and batting to make at least 100 quilts. Student volunteers are members of Glenelg's Students Helping Other People (SHOP).
L Call Melany Graydon to arrange fabric donations at 442-1393.
Oyster and ham dinner
Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville holds its annual oyster and ham dinner from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to an exceptional meal, you can purchase baked goods and do some holiday shopping at the crafts table.
For many years, Dorothy Phelps of Dayton has worked year-round to produce quality crafts for this fall event at her church. Call 531-5653 for more information.
During National 4-H Week, clubs from around Howard County submitted displays for judging. Big H, Poplar Pals, Happy Hounds, Poplar, Worthington, Dayton, Green Thumb, and Beef Club 4-H clubs caught the interest of many with their displays in banks, schools and other public places.
Diane Brown and her band of 4-H'ers, known as the Green Thumb 4-H Club, built a small compost site at Schooley Mill Park to demonstrate composting of food and yard waste.
Order holiday poinsettias from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, which worships at Union Chapel, for $10 each this year.
Red, white and pink blooming plants with four to seven blooms each will arrive at the chapel Dec. 9, when you may pick up your order between 9 a.m. and noon.
Order from a friend at St. Andrew's or contact Ann Green through the church at 489-4035 before Nov. 19. Proceeds help the growth of St. Andrew's and its community projects.
So far, the Clarksville Lions Club has collected 750 coats and jackets in five years. To be part of the Lions Club charitable project, gather your old coats and jackets and drop them at the Clarksville Fire Hall near Routes 32 and 108 in Clarksville Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lions will distribute the outerwear to the needy at holiday time, after Regency Dry Cleaning owner Nancy Puls cleans the garments for free. Most needed are infant, children and men's coats and jackets.
Call Diane Fohl at 465-7221 for information or to suggest recipients.
It's not too late to reserve a space at West Friendship's St. James United Methodist Church's third annual Christmas bazaar. Crafters will sell their wares from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The church is near the corner of Routes 99 and 32 at 12470 Old Frederick Road. To reserve a space, call 442-1074.