Congratulations to Glenelg High School math teacher Carole Doermann for being accepted into the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Program. She will have the opportunity to learn about space science by spending five days at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Doermann and other teachers will participate in a variety of activities including simulated astronaut-training exercises, high-performance jet simulations, space missions and flying programs. They will work as a team, performing experiments in the lab, repairing satellites, or adding a module to the International Space Station in realistic and challenging simulations. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity for Doermann.
Have you heard of Pickle Ball? It’s a paddle sport that is part tennis, part ping pong and part badminton, and it’s very popular in our area. There will be a Pickle Ball and Pizza night at the Gary Arthur Glenwood Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to join in free play and a round-robin event, but you must be 21 to attend. The admission charge of $15 will include pizza and non-alcoholic drinks. This is a fundraiser for the Western Howard County Senior Council. If you need more information please call 410-313-5440.
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church on Old Frederick Road will celebrate Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 13 with an all-you-can-eat pancake supper. Three kinds of pancakes, sausage, applesauce, drinks and desserts will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be collected for the church youth who will be attending the 2018 Youth Gathering in Houston.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at Calvary Lutheran on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1 and 7 p.m. If you are not able to attend one of these services, Ashes to Go will be available from 6 to 8 a.m. at the Park and Ride by the traffic circle in Woodbine. Everyone is welcome to get ashes on their way to work. If you need more information call 410-489-5280, or go to calvarylutheranMD.net.
Amy Bejm Syversen, the director of bands at Dayton Oaks Elementary School is excited to announce the February Band Musicians of the Month. Drake Scogland, Maddox Cooper, Jonah Taylor, Danielle Robertson, Ifeanyi Ojiako, Isabella Canapp, Derek Overmyer, Olivia Morabito, Aaron Igwebe, Sydney Stark, Jonathan Norwood, Krish Kurichh, Samuel Yoon, Quinlan Ballou, Michael Gerdes, Samuel Bonk, Mali Dalal and Dominic Wheeler are all impressing Syversen with their hard work and good attitudes.
Syversen is also very proud of the members of the band who auditioned for the Howard County Gifted and Talented and Honor bands. Quinlan Ballou, Aiden Kwon and Samuel Yoon were selected for the Gifted and Talented Band. Giovanni Morales and Michael Carpenter were chosen for the Honor Band. Congratulations to these students, who worked hard and passed the difficult auditions. The two bands will perform in a concert later in the spring.
The Glenelg High School Theatre Department and its director Kassidy Sharp, invite you to the spring performance of the musical “Young Frankenstein.” Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, with afternoon performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. Tickets will cost $10 and will be available at the door. This is the musical version of the 1974 movie by Mel Brooks and is considered to be PG-13.