Laurel Woods extends a warm holiday welcome to new pupils


LAUREL WOODS Elementary extends a warm holiday welcome to the newest members of the Laurel Woods family.

It is always a bit daunting to enter a new school in the middle of the school year, so the school wants kindergartners Brenda Segura, Mary Ann Segura and Ryan Castro to feel especially welcome.

Warm regards go also to fellow students Jordan Crews, Jorge Ruano, Yesenia Ruano, Jamielle Chase, Charles Leggett, Diamond Madison and William Witte.

More than 300 Laurel Woods students had perfect attendance this quarter.

That means that about half the school came in every day, through the onset of cold season and the stomach aches of Halloween.

Holiday crafts

There will be a holiday craft show and sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage.

Come early for the best selection of handmade decorations and unusual gift items.

Messiah, Messiah

This weekend, we are blessed with two chances to hear the glorious Christmas music of Handel.

Columbia Pro Cantare and the Savage Community Choir will present "Messiah," the popular and demanding seasonal work, at Hammond High next week.

The Columbia Pro Cantare is to hold its concert Sunday. Tickets ($17 and $12) will be available at the door.

The Savage Community Choir comes together every fall to offer this seasonal delight to the community.

All proceeds from its performance will go to groups that help the sick and hungry. Admission will be a donation to charity, or canned goods for food banks.

The choir concert will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday. The high school is at 8800 Guilford Road.

Everybody celebrates

Rosemary Houghton and her helpers from the Savage Community Association will hold a winter holiday party for the community from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Savage Fire Hall.

Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa and the beginning of ski season with your neighbors at this family-friendly afternoon gathering.

Listen to holiday stories, make a craft, sing, enjoy the refreshments and perhaps squeeze in a chat with a certain red-coated gentleman.

There's no charge for the party. Everyone is welcome.

For details, directions or to offer help, call Houghton at (301) 725-0544.

Party with dignity

Countryside Fellowship Church will sponsor an afternoon party for the more senior folks among us at 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Desserts and light fare, a concert by the Fellowship choir and tea and conversation will be featured.

The church is at the intersection of Baltimore and Cemetery Lane in Savage. For directions, call the church at (301) 490-5737.

Trees for sale

Hammond High School is holding a Christmas tree sale from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday.

White pine, Fraser fir and blue spruce trees will be available.

The baseball booster club is sponsoring the sale.

Montpelier arts reception

The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center is holding its monthly reception to honor artists whose work is on exhibit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Two new exhibits have opened at the center.

The Patuxent Art League's Juried Art Exhibit is in the main gallery this month.

Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, acting chief curator at the National Museum of American Art, will be the juror. She will award more than $600 in prizes.

In the Resident Artists' Gallery, Sushanna Parikh and Mary Keefer Bloom present Shree Ganesh/New beginnings.

For directions, information about art classes or how to join, call (301) 953-1993.

Holiday safety tip

This is a good time to pick up new batteries for smoke alarms.

A working smoke detector can prevent a lot of heartache.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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