EAST COLUMBIA has another young lady in the spotlight. Kings Contrivance resident Stephanie Waters is playing the role of Ann Egerman in "A Little Night Music," which runs through Sept. 27 at the Spotlight Theater in Arlington, Va.
Stephanie, a senior at River Hill High School, has appeared in the school's drama productions. She is also River Hill's student council representative to the Howard County Board of Education.
Her vocal talents have been recognized by the Maryland High School Theater Festival -- she has won the top female award -- and she also received the Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts award.
If you attend a performance of "Night Music," do not be surprised if the people applauding the loudest are her parents, Maria and Scott.
Is "Everybody's wearing it!" a common response in your home to a fashion query? You can find out if that's the case at Long Reach High's fashion show Sept. 10.
Senior Syma Bajwa is head of the 7 p.m. event, which will benefit United Way and the high school's 11th and 12th grades, with the school money going toward class nights and prom expenses.
Fashions for the entire family from the show's sponsor, Kohl's Department Store in Dobbin Center, will be coordinated by the store's assistant manager, Sherri Parkinson.
The fall and winter fashions will be modeled by Long Reach students and Kohl employees. Refreshments will be available. Tickets at $5 may be purchased at the door.
Indoor tennis? In East Columbia? Yes!
The Owen Brown Tennis Club has a new "bubble" protecting the five courts adjacent to the Owen Brown Shopping Center.
A grand opening will be Sept. 12 and 13 during a "Prince Tennis Fest."
Tennis director Bruce Holbrook invites the community to see the facility and give tennis a try. There will be tennis stations for 4-year-olds to senior citizens, with demonstrations of techniques.
There will be free refreshments and a drawing for door prizes.
The bubble will be operational 32 weeks of the year, not only for matches, but also for private and group lessons, tennis clinics, tournaments and special events.
Assistant manager Brenda Decesara invites suggestions from enthusiasts who are interested in forming a tennis league for a specific group.
The junior league -- for 4- to 17-year-olds -- is being expanded.
The courts will be open to the public as well as Columbia Association members.
Members get discounted fees and have the privilege of random court availability.
Long Reach High's field hockey coach Kelly Snyder reports that team members are active in community service as well as their sport.
Earlier this month, they spent a day helping the staff of "Carpenter's Kitchen" at Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church on Charles Street.
They cooked, served and cleaned up the premises after the meal.
Next, they plan to run in the 5-kilometer -- 3.1 miles -- "Race for the Cure" in Baltimore. The race supports breast cancer research. The girls would appreciate support in the form of pledges.
Call 410-313-7118 to make a pledge, or leave a check at the school's office.
Sept. 2 is the date for the open house at Stevens Forest Cooperative Nursery School in the Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center, 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Oakland Mills Village.
Parents and their children are welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration packets will be available for classes designed for ages 3 and 4. For more information, please call 410-997-0808.
Back to school
Long Reach High School's Parent Teacher Student Association is sponsoring the school's Back-To-School Night Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
After meeting in the auditorium for a welcome from Principal David Bruzga, guests may visit their students' classrooms and meet teachers.
"Just For Me" is for children only at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County public library.
Hope Chase, children's services department head, invites 3- to 5-year-olds to a 10 a.m. story time time every Tuesday from Sept. 8 until Oct. 13.
Registration begins Sept. 1.
Circle Sept. 11-12 on your calendar for the arts weekend at Columbia Art Center at the Long Reach Village Center.
Director Rebecca Bafford has announced that at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 there will be a reception of the exhibit "The Art of Ceramics," curated by Richard Lafean, CAC artist in residence.
The exhibit will include more than 100 ceramic works representing several centuries of artistry and craftsmanship from across the world.
It will include works by master artists, including Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos, Warren McKensie and Raymond Galucci, which have been selected from private collections.
The art center's program director, Liz Henzey, reminds you that Sept. 12 is the annual Fall Ceramics Sale of instructors' and students' works. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., unique, one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pottery will be for sale.
The outdoor sale will be in front of the center and in the Japanese garden near the lower-level parking area. It could be an early start on Christmas shopping.
All Columbia residents can enjoy a "last days of summer" swim at any of the Columbia pools on Saturday and Sunday.
The fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Bring photo identity and proof of Columbia residency.
For pool availability, please call 410-312-6332.
Pub Date: 8/25/98