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Ringers to present 'Bach to Broadway'The Westminster...


Ringers to present 'Bach to Broadway'

The Westminster Ringers will hold a "Bach to Broadway" spring concert at 7 p.m. June 2 at Westminster United Methodist Church.

The Westminster Ringers is a 14-member Maryland handbell ensemble. It uses English-style handbells and five octaves of choir chimes.

The concert will include arrangements of classic and original selections written for handbells.

Tickets are $6; $4 for seniors older than 60; and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.

The church is at East Main and Center streets.

Information: 410-549-2142 or 410-848-5482.

Ballet Slipper students pass Cecchetti exams

Students of the Ballet Slipper dance studio in Westminster recently passed examinations administered by the Cecchetti Council of America.

The studio is operated by Medora Lynn, a certified Cecchetti instructor. Cecchetti is a form of ballet. Students can move up to the next level of dance by passing exams that show the quality of their work.

Students who took the exams and their level include:

Standard B: Emily Germuth, Hillary Bollinger, Morgan Kavanaugh, Rachael Bollinger, Jessica Gieselman, Kayla Topper, Danielle Sellors, Samantha Knight.

Grade II: Brie Anna Lawrence, Lindsey Staymates, Amber Maurer, Kerri Corsini, Kristin Scherbarth, Whitney Adam, Heidi Scherbarth, Karissa Sellors, Kaitlyn Brewer.

Grade III: Meagan Thompson, Erin Roelle, Heather Withnell, Renee Rogers, Rochelle Murray, Reagan Byers, Pam Alban, Rachel Haj, Tory Tevis, Sarah Sterner, Sarah Marble.

Humorist Sue Trainor to perform Wednesday

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Humorist, singer/songwriter and children's entertainer Sue Trainor takes the stage Wednesday. She includes commentary in her parodies and comical songs, and performs ballads and topical songs. Tickets are $14.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

Uptown Concerts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and traditional music.

Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795- 1041.

Arts grant applications are due to council June 29

Completed grant applications from Carroll County Arts Council are due by 3 p.m. June 29 for projects between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2002.

The Community Arts Development grants are designed to help strengthen local arts organizations and enhance cultural opportunities for Carroll residents.

Applicants must be based in Carroll County and conduct their daily operations, performances or activities in locations that are in full compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Commercial businesses, individuals, public school system programs and for-profit ventures are not eligible.

Awards are in the $200 to $3,000 range, based on the size of the organization, artistic quality, financial needs of the project and total amount available for distribution.

Funds are provided by Maryland State Arts Council and earmarked for local distribution.

Applications are available at the arts council, 15 E. Main St., Westminster, or can be downloaded at www.carr.org/arts.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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