Griffin leaving Amherst House Page-Gladney new coordinator


SPECIAL EVENTS coordinator Rebecca Griffin is leaving the staff of Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, and heading to Los Angeles. Becky has been the coordinator for three years.

Kings Contrivance residents are invited to visit Amherst House and meet Diane Page-Gladney, who will assume Becky's responsibilities.

Exchange student

Sharon Phillips and her daughter, Hayley, have a special guest at their Owen Brown village home for the coming school year. She is Carol Sauge, of Aigle, Switzerland, an exchange student referred by the E. F. Foundation.

Lisa Solomon, international exchange coordinator, met Carol during a Swiss students' orientation. She knew of Carol's interest in soccer, gymnastics and singing. Carol will be a welcome addition to Oakland Mills High School.

Host families are still needed, and Solomon says that each student is insured and will have adequate finances. The host family is asked to provide room and board.

Information: (410) 461- 7352 or (410) 750-7968.

Swim meet

What do you call 55 events, hundreds of swimmers, dozens of volunteers, very busy coaches and assistants, a body of water and a wonderful summer morning?

Answer: Columbia Association's Classic Swim Meet, which was held July 28 at the Stevens Forest and Phelps Luck neighborhood pools.

Coach Scott Herdson and several swimmers wore "togas" in honor of the 1996 Olympics. Records are kept during the weekly swim meets, and the Classic is the season's finale.

Orientations set

Phelps Luck Elementary School Principal James Weisner has announced that Phelps Luck's kindergarten orientation will be held Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. An open house for all students will be held Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Information: (410) 313-6886.

Principal Bill Payne has announced that Stevens Forest's new student/parent orientation will be held Aug. 23 at 2: 20 p.m. at the school. Parents are invited to visit the classrooms after the meeting. Information: (410) 313-6900.

Phelps Luck Elementary's Parent Teacher Association President Corby Gould has announced the slate of elected PTA officers.

First vice president is Lucie Pettis, and Karen Trask is second vice president. Tom Grobicki will be recording secretary, and Nancy Whitcomb is treasurer. PTA Council representatives are Betsy Gould and Terry Nesbitt. Citizen's Advisory Committee representatives are Leigh Fisch and Ann Smith-Reiser.

Parents are invited to volunteer to serve on any of the PTA committees by phone or letter.

Church groups

Teresa Wood reports that Wednesday mornings are very busy at New Hope Lutheran Church. A Bible study group meets at 9: 30 a.m. A book club meets every first Wednesday of the month, at 11 a.m. "Glamorous Powers," by Susan Howatch, is the August book.

Information on either group: (410) 381-4673.

Cardboard chairs

Create a unique and comfortable chair for your home -- Columbia Art Center (CAC) is sponsoring a "Cardboard Chair Event".

Yes, cardboard, and the chair supports 250 pounds. You can change its shape, paint it, sew on it, make it a large multimedia collage, sponge-paint it, marbleize it or design something fantastic.

All finished chairs will be exhibited at a gallery or art space in the Howard County and Baltimore area. Meet your challenge and order a chair from CAC. The $40 entrance fee covers cost of chair and shipping, exhibition fees, publicity and promotion, and awards.

Stop at CAC to see a sample chair. Information: (410) 740-4479.

Top Realtor

Barbara Seely was named 1996 Realtor of the Year by Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc., an award based on her civic and business contributions and commitment to local, state and national real estate associations.

Kings Contrivance residents know about Seely's community involvement since she is vice chairwoman of the village's board of directors.

Arts films

How to relax on a summer Saturday: Bring a lunch and learn about well-known artists at the Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Shopping Center.

Information: (410) 740-4479.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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