It was a beautiful fall day for the First Annual Wheel to Heal event sponsored by the Hunt Valley Rotary on Oct. 29. Participants came with wagons, skateboards, bikes and strollers to tackle a 3-mile loop on the Torrey C. Brown NCR Trail and, according to the organizers, have a "rolling, rollicking good time" in support of Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities for friendly visits. Pets on Wheels has more than 480 volunteer teams and visits more than 300 facilities, including nursing homes, hospices, shelters, veteran's hospitals, schools, libraries and more.
The day featured food, games and lots of fun and prizes with children and adults participating in multiple adventures, including a scavenger hunt, corn hole, balloon animals, duck pond, and more. Kids came in their Halloween costumes and did some trick-or-treating as well. Several of the therapy pets joined in the festivities, such as Mugsy, a petite bulldog and Otis, the Superdog, who was rescued by Tiffany Metzger. As a senior dog in a shelter, Otis had a rough life, but now is a super therapy pet bringing smiles to anyone he meets. The Rotarians and the event's sponsors were pleased to support such a terrific cause and plan to make the Wheel to Heal event an annual one!
Love was in the air…or was it? That was the question when the Dulaney Theatre Company premiered "Kiss The Bride," an original murder mystery show written and performed by students at Dulaney High School.
Presented in a dinner theater format for three sold-out shows over Halloween weekend, the interactive show was a classic whodunit with a modern twist as envisioned by five creative students, Jen Medrano, Jason Fontelieu, Amanda Molino, Christina Panousos and Amanda Campoverde, who spent the summer writing the script under the guidance of Tami Moon, artistic director and theater teacher at the school. The talented cast included Jake Alps, Ben Clement, Mia Coulbourne, Katie Gardner, Anna Garman, Rowan Gardner, Hanna Gauss, Michael Johnson, Samin Kamouei, Daniel Longest, Bella Martin, Annie Murphy, Dimitrios Plagianakos, Ryan Seidenman, Jack Shane, Liam Slowey, Shannon Trageser and Tim Yalinkilincer. Gokul Natarajan, Catherine Kansak, Grace Guildner, Julia Clark, Richard Park, Philip Park, Sebastian Gomez, George Logan, Hari Krishna Mekala, Nguyen Thai, Cate Ondrusek, Megan Briggs, Brianna Jones and Tory Padden comprised the dedicated crew.
Bravo to all involved on a wonderful performance.
The Dulaney arts scene will remain quite busy through the end of 2016, as the Theatre Company will present Pride and Prejudice on Dec. 1–3, and the Art Market, where student artists will be selling their homemade art and wares, will take place Dec. 9. The Performing Arts students also will be featured in winter concerts on Dec. 8 and 15. See dulaneyhs.bcps.org for more details.