The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville.
The ensemble has received more than 60 awards over the past 10 years, including the highest rating at the Maryland State Jazz Festival, and has performed with guests such as Maynard Ferguson, the Count Basie Orchestra, Carl Fischer, Chris Vadala, Deanna Bogart and others.
Admission is free (tickets are not required), but donations are welcomed. Information: 410-313-4840. For information about the ensemble: www.glenelgbands.com.
Poet Laureate Glaser to read at literary magazine's event
The Little Patuxent Review, a local literary and arts magazine, will sponsor a reading by Maryland Poet Laureate Michael S. Glaser and others at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock.
Some of Glaser's newest poems and an interview are included in the review's current issue, which will go on sale at the public reading. The cost is $15 a copy.
Windsor Knolls, Freedom are Holiday Hoops winners
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has announced the winners of its 2007 HC Holiday Hoops tournament, played Dec. 29-30 at the Glenwood Community Center.
In the 13-Under age group, the Windsor Knolls Hawks won all six of their games to earn the championship, defeating the South Carroll Cavaliers, 48-41, in the final contest.
The 14-Under championship featured the teams Freedom and Armada. The Freedom remained undefeated, with a 53-50 overtime win.
Glenwood center offers fitness promotion
The Glenwood Community Center is offering a "New Year's Resolution" fitness promotion through Jan. 25: admission passes for 25, 50 or 100 visits. The passes have no expiration date and there are no additional monthly fees. A medical clearance form and orientation is required before exercising.
The center's new game room is available for young people ages 12 and older from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A Glenwood Community Center identification card, which costs $5, is required.
Information about after-school activities, teen programs and other programs: 410-313-4840.
Travel funds -- Mark and Patty Carroll, who own Town and Country Auto Repair in Dayton and are alumni of Glenelg High School, are offering Good Neighbor Savings Cards that include discount coupons for two oil changes and other services. The cards are being sold by Glenelg students for $20. The proceeds will help the school's marching unit and drill team to attend out-of-state competitions.
Citrus sale -- The River Hill Music Boosters are selling Florida navel oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and variety packs. Sales will continue through March. Order forms: www.riverhillmusic.org.
Columbia jazz -- The Columbia Jazz Band will perform original and traditional music at 3 p.m. today at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. Admission is free. On the program are jazz tunes from the swing era to the present day, including Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island," Victor Lopez's "Grooved Pavement" and "Trofeo de Bolos" by Craig Skeffington. The community jazz ensemble, with more than 20 musicians, rehearses once a week at River Hill High. Peter C. BarenBregge directs. The band performs at dances, parties and weddings. 410-484-6171.