Concert marks 100th anniversary of Ellington's birth


A CONCERT commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Duke Ellington, U.S. composer and musician, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at North County High School.

John Tegler, writer, broadcaster and producer, will narrate the concert, telling the story of Ellington and his music. Tegler has studied the composer and his music, and spent time with Ellington and the Ellington Orchestra.

The Tegler/Silbert Big Band will perform. The band is co-led by Tegler's son, Brooks Tegler, the drummer, and Scott Silbert, saxophonist and arranger. They have chosen several arrangements, including Ellington standards like "In My Solitude," "Prelude To a Kiss," "Don't Get Around Much Any More," "Mood Indigo" and others, as well as lesser-known Ellington material like "Warm Valley," "Blue Reverie" and "The Sky Fell Down."

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, which sponsors the concert, is entering its 18th season of providing entertainment in north Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. The association brings a variety of artists to the community for a low cost on a subscription basis.

The cost is $23 for the season, which includes five concerts and two bonus concerts. Concerts are at North County High School unless otherwise noted.

The remaining schedule is: U.S. Naval Academy Band (open to the public) at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School; Vladimir Svoysky, pianist, at 3 p.m. Nov. 21; Arundel Vocal Arts, holiday music, at 3 p.m. Dec. 12; Singing Boys of Pennsylvania at 3 p.m. Jan. 16; U.S. Navy Band of Washington, D.C., (open to the public) at 8 p.m. March 18; Footworks, percussion dance ensemble, at 8 p.m. May 6.

Information and subscriptions: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308.

Quilt show

The Eternal Quilters and Friendship Quilters guilds are presenting the Sharing our Traditions Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 26 at Marley Middle School, 7730 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Participants may shop in the merchants' mall and crafters' corner, view members' quilts, bid in the silent auction, participate in demonstrations and meet fellow quilters.

The Friendship Quilters Guild evolved from the Eternal Quilters Guild of Glen Burnie in 1980 as an evening alternative for its members. The first president was Mary Martin.

As the membership grew, the meeting was moved from the Linthicum branch library to St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. The Friendship Quilters group meets there at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September to June. Dues are $15.

Local and national quilters are invited to lecture and teach, and members may work on charitable projects, said member June Brandon. Anyone interested may attend as a guest. If the meeting includes a speaker, the guest fee is $5. Information: Lynne Kampe, 410-766-6010.

Used books needed

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society are seeking donations of used books, including cookbooks, travel, local histories, biographies and children's books, for their semiannual book sale Oct. 2.

Donations will be accepted at the Kuethe library, 5 Crain Highway S.E., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the sale.

The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Crain Highway and First Ave. S.E. Information: 410-760-9679 or 410-760-5206.

Fall, Christmas craft show

Four dates are available for crafters to rent space for the fall and Christmas craft show at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road. The show is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9; from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 12; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13.

The cost to rent space is $15 for Fridays and $20 for Saturdays. Consecutive-day rental costs $30. Tables are $5. Information and reservations: 410-761-2880.

Plant, bulb sale

Gardeners may purchase fall plants and spring bulbs at the plant and spring bulb sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. Holland bulbs can be ordered. The mission committee is sponsoring the sale to raise funds for the Arundel House of Hope, a permanent shelter for homeless men to be built in Glen Burnie.

Information: 410-859-0990.

Antiques appraisals

If you are a member of the Patapsco Valley Chapter 3850 of the American Association of Retired Persons and have an antique you would like appraised, bring it to the monthly meeting Wednesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 118 Marydell Road. Refreshments will be at noon followed by a business meeting and appraisals.

Eleanor Pieroscheck, program chairman, said members can have one antique appraised free by Elaine Ezell and George Newhouse, owners of AAA Antiques Mall Inc. Information: Paul Bagley, 410-255-2601.

Senior club lunch

The Linthicum Senior Citizen Club will go to Annapolis for lunch and shopping Wednesday. A bus will leave from Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane, at 9: 30 a.m. and is expected to return at 2 p.m.

The social club meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the church's meeting room. Everyone is invited to join. A minibus is provided once a month for day trips in Anne Arundel County by the county-sponsored program Community Advocates Senior Opportunities and Services. Information: Kit Robson, 410-761-7098, or Mary Sasse, 410-859-1916.

Pub Date: 9/19/99

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