Dance program draws full house, showcases talents of students


GREAT FAMILY entertainment has been the reason for the sold-out, standing- room-only performances by the dancers in the North Carroll Recreation Council dance program.

There are bouncing pre-school ballerinas in tutus, pre-teens in glitzy spangles hopping to jazz tunes and sensitively choreographed adults.

Every sort of dance and melody, including cartoon tunes, are woven into a steadily building two-hour performance designed to showcase the effort of every student in the rec program.

Even before the finale, when more than 300 dance students cram the stage, chances are you'll have discovered plenty of talented friends and neighbors in this annual production by dance director Michelle Stricklin.

The three performances have previously drawn such a sizable audience that admission this year will be limited. Only 2,700 tickets will be sold, divided among three shows on June 20 and 21 at North Carroll High School.

Tickets will be sold Monday through May 24. You can purchase them 4: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Saturdays at the dance studio in the North Carroll Shopping Center. Cost is $3 and children 6 and younger are admitted free.

Information: 410-239-1943.

Country Craft Fair

It wouldn't be spring without the Country Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2434 Cape Horn Road, Hampstead.

More than 75 vendors will display and sell custom quilts, dollhouse furniture, garden ornaments, baskets, jewelry, women's accessories, potpourri, dried flowers and country-style items. The booths traditionally fill the parking lot and adjacent grassy area.

Church members will staff a country market of fresh items and provide refreshments.

Demonstrations by the Manchester Fire Department will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Live music will be provided by the James Morley Band. Face painting, hay rides, sponge toss and other children's activities are planned.

The church is just off Route 30 north of the middle school. Admission is free. Information: Jack Gillette, 410-239-8381.

Second-hand treasure

Treasures can be found at a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot of Trinity United Church of Christ, 3229 York St., Manchester. The event is sponsored by the Willing Workers of Trinity.

The workers will staff a baked goods table and sell refreshments. The old church china will be sold.

Vendors are welcome to register for a space.

Information: Mary Schaffer, 410-239-0028.

Blood donors needed

Giving blood is an easy task. The reward is helping someone in need.

A blood donation station, sponsored by the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region, will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the parish hall of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3071 Park Ave., Manchester. Baby-sitting is available. Information: Kay Spence, 410-239-7963.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 5/07/97

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