MUSIC IS SAID TO BE the universal language. Pupils at Carrolltowne Elementary School took a musical tour around the world Friday through a cultural music and dance program.
"Songs and Dances of Ethnic America" was the title of the program presented by Sheila McKenzie, a former educator at the University of Illinois college of education. McKenzie spoke about America's heritage and ancestry developing from many countries around the world.
Dressed in colorful garb and strumming an acoustic guitar, McKenzie led pupils in singing in about 20 languages as they celebrated music and dance from around the world. Pupils danced the hula, a few Irish jig steps, and dances from American Indians, Russians and the Japanese.
McKenzie drew from her extensive work in ethnomusicology and dance, and her conservatory degree in music in presenting her program, which was sponsored by the school's PTA.
St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg is sponsoring daily basket and pottery drawings throughout May to benefit Greg Hladky, a member of St. Stephen's who has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.
Tickets are $6 for one, or $15 for three. Each ticket is a possible winner throughout the month and can be purchased by calling Suzanne Cavrak at 410-549-5901 or Sherry Graham at 410-795-9406.
Liberty Lion events
The Liberty High School Lionbackers will sponsor their annual bull and oyster roast from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Sykesville fire hall.
Several oyster dishes along with pit beef, ham and turkey and side dishes will be prepared by Salerno's. Music and dancing will be offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit all athletic programs at Liberty High School.
Cost is $25. Tickets and information: John Pugliese, 410-552-3583.
The Liberty High School PTSO will hold its 18th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school at 5855 Bartholow Road in Eldersburg.
More than 150 vendors are expected to participate. The PTSO will offer home-baked goods and light lunch fare. The Knights of Columbus will offer pit beef, ham and turkey as well.
Because of fire regulations, no strollers are permitted. Admission is $1 for those older than 16.
LHS Class of 2000 will sponsor a basket and Beanie Baby bingo on March 19 in the school's cafeteria. At least 30 games will be played for basket and Beanie Baby prizes. Raffles and door prizes will be available.
Doors open at 6: 15 p.m., and games will begin at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 per person and may be obtained by mailing a check to: Liberty High School, P.O. Box 58, Sykesville 21784.
Tickets at the door are $15.
Members of the Sons of the American Legion Sykesville Post 223 are holding a bull and oyster roast from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 20 at the legion hall on Slacks Road in Sykesville.
Food will be served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music by Roll the Dice from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $22 per person.
Tickets: the American Legion, 410-795-7242.
Pub Date: 3/09/99