Botanist will lead tour in search of medicinal plants at nature center


WALK ON THE wild side tonight with botanist David Pyle at the Manchester Parks Foundation Nature Center off Wilhelm Lane in Manchester.

He'll lead you into nature's medicine cabinet, to seek medicinal plants that were treasured by people long ago.

With today's emphasis on the pure and perfect prescription, plucking leaves or roots seems a risky route to overcoming illness. But many people enjoy learning about these medicinal plants while tramping through woods and fields.

On the walk tonight, discussion of medical subjects and how to spot plants is geared toward adults. The walk leaves the nature center at 6: 30 p.m.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Musicians rate high

The North Carroll High School band and orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school on Hanover Pike. The public is welcome to attend the free concert.

Many students recently received awards for their excellence in music. Twenty-three soloists and ensembles performed at the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival, where performers are rated.

Eleven performers or ensemble groups were rated as superior, and another 11 were rated as excellent. Ensembles included brass choir, clarinet choir and duets and trios.

The school's instrumental music department has awarded scholarships for summer music camp based upon auditions at each grade level.

Awarded first-place scholarships of $360 each were: Brent Darsch, sixth grade; Jennifer Gehret, seventh grade; and Megan Wenzel, eighth grade.

Awarded second-place scholarships of $200 were: Amy Grossnickle, sixth grade; Joel Barron, seventh grade; and Rachel Gauza, eighth grade.

Awarded third-place scholarships of $100 were: Suzanne Jugo, sixth grade; Emily Grossnickle, seventh grade; and Maggie Wunderlich, eighth grade.

In addition, 15 students were accepted this spring into the all-county band, and five others into the all-county orchestra. The all-county program permits top-notch middle school students to briefly rehearse together and give a public performance.

Students selected to all-county bands were: Joey Barron, Brent Darsch, Becky Fouts, Rachel Gauza, Jennifer Gehret, Amy Grossnickle, Emily Grossnickle, Dana James, Julie Jugo, Dana Picco, Amy Rohrer, Marisa Silesky, Stacy Telmanowski, Megan Wenzel and Maggie Wunderlich.

Selected for the all-county orchestra were: Becky Fouts, Rachel Gauza, Emily Grossnickle, Amy Rohrer and Maggie Wunderlich.

More musicians

Hampstead and Spring Garden elementary schools will hold spring concerts featuring instrumental music students. Both concerts are free and the public is welcome.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, a program of instrumental ensembles and band performances will take place at Spring Garden Elementary School, 700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead.

The chorus and band of Hampstead Elementary will present a concert at 9: 15 a.m. and 7: 30 p.m. May 21 at the school, 3737 Shiloh Road, Hampstead.

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

Pub Date: 5/13/98

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