THE STRUGGLE for self-acceptance will be explored when the Glen Players of Glen Burnie High School present the two-act play "Winners" 7 p.m. tomorrow and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school's drama studio.
The play, by Cynthia Mercati, offers a wry look at the conflicts teen-agers face with peer pressure, as well as parental and societal expectations, said drama teacher and director Bill Smith.
"Winners deals with the theme of developing a positive self-image amid the pressures of peers, parents and life itself," he said. "The play does not offer easy answers. It does deal with the lives of teen-agers in a realistic and humorous manner, and offers a positive message for everyone."
Smith adds that this is an ensemble production, with no "stars," to emphasize the importance of the individual.
The 21 cast members are: Sara Buquid, Caitlin Callahan, Kalindi Conaway, Craig Dacheux, Nat Doegen, Priyantha Fernando, Sherry Fields, David Foster, Justin Fox, Scott Jordan, Ben Kennedy, Donna Lupinos, Jessica Mitten, Vel Prater, Jason Rice, Jessica Sandlin, Cindy Smith, Anne Stull, Mary Wijangco, Jennifer Wilson and Shannon Wyatt.
Pat Baca is the technical director.
Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 761-8950.
Election of officers
An election of officers tops the agenda of the first anniversary meeting of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, 7:30 tonight at Glen Lutheran Church, 106 Carroll Road.
Betty Riley of the county Conflict Resolution Center will address members on the center's mediation program. The program uses trained mediators to work within communities to resolve differences.
Glen Garden's Block Watch recently received a grant from the governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. The grant will be used for equipment for the security patrols as well as expenses for the newsletter.
For information, call Ida Hilditch, 761-6845.
Christmas Family Night
An old-fashioned celebration of the family is the theme of the Harundale Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas Family Night, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3.
Activities begin at 5 p.m., with the presentation of a holiday play.
Dinner will be in the fellowship hall.
Skills from a bygone era -- quilting, tin-smithing and carving -- will be demonstrated.
The evening's activities will end on a musical note as church members Peggie Glenn and Sheila Ruth lead a sing-a-long of carols.
L Baby-sitting will be provided free for children up to age 3.
Admission to the workshops and activities are free. Dinner tickets are $2 and must be purchased in advance during November. No dinner tickets will be sold at the door.
Harundale Presbyterian is at 1020 Eastway, across from Harundale Mall. Information: call the church office, 766-4338.