ART AFICIONADOS will want to mark their calendars for the annual Benefit Art Auction sponsored by the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council 7612 of the Knights of Columbus on March 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Community.
A preview will begin at 6 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The auction will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature originals and lithographs from renowned artists including Powell, MacWilliams, Behrens, Cuberos, Wyeth, McKnight and others. The Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Philadelphia will conduct the auction.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Robert H. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides four-year, $1,000 scholarships to qualified students from South Carroll.
Tickets are $5. Information: Steve Evans at 410-549-7466.
Members of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville will hold their annual Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch and supper today at the parish house at 7609 Main St.
Lunch will be served from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Supper will be available from 4: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, cinnamon applesauce, beverages and goodies from the bake table will be available.
The cost is $4 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and children under 3 are free.
For more information, call Trish Scrivener at the parish house at 410-795-0767.
Tree of Life Theater Troupe will hold auditions for its production of "Cheaper by the Dozen" at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church on Liberty Road.
The comedy by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey tells the story of a father's attempt to apply factory efficiency methods to running his household of 12 children. The play will be performed May 6-8 and 13-15.
Parts are available for nine males and seven females. Adults, teens and children age 5 and older are encouraged to audition.
For more information, call Mary Ann Hays at 410-795-0552, or Clydia Koch at 301-829-2836.
Last month, students at Oklahoma Road Middle School began participating in a pilot program designed to help prevent the spread of germs by encouraging students to use proper hand-washing techniques and prepackaged wipes.
A local restaurant has been making disposable wipes available to students in the cafeteria during lunch periods.
School nurse Laurel Mosley held contests to spur student interest in the project. Winners of a poster contest each received gift certificates to Carrolltown Center. Kristen Gladfelter, Jackie Jaeger and Tracey Six submitted the winning posters.
Winners of the first "Clean Hands Question of the Week" were Bryan Boland and David Tomaszewski. They will enjoy a gift certificate from Wendy's.
Mosley is keeping careful track of student use of the wipes and is charting this information along with student illness and absence percentages to see if the program is making a difference. She hopes to see a drop in illness school-wide this winter.
Springfield Hospital Center is offering CPR training for anyone who wishes to learn the life-saving information.
Initial training classes will be offered April 29, July 22 and Oct. 21. Cost is $25.
Renewal classes will be held May 20, Aug. 19 and Nov. 10. Cost is $15.
All classes will be held in the Nursing Education Department in the Muncie Building on the hospital grounds. Registration is required.
Information and registration: 410-795-2100, Ext. 3493.
Pub Date: 2/16/99