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'You Can't Take It with You' still bringing the laughter

Howard County Times

When George Simon Kaufman and Moss Hart’s beloved comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” premiered on Broadway 82 years ago, little could they have imagined that the screwball antics of their batty characters would endure to delight audiences into the 21st century.

The Marriotts Ridge High School performance of "You Can’t Take It With You" is set for Nov. 15-17, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Sophomore Dylan Buchwald as Grandpa, junior Leah Vlahov as Alice Sycamore, and seniors Hanna Al-Kowsi as Penny Sycamore and David Seaburg as Tony Kirby all give top rate performances.

Come out and see the hilarity ensue with the likes of the Vanderhof’s, the Sycamore’s, G-Men, the Grand Duchess Olga and a cast of whimsical and raucous characters and action. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Run don’t walk to Sally and Shannon Stevens’Saturday after Thanksgiving’ Sunroom Studios Home Show which features the exquisite handmade jewelry that has become synonymous with the mother~ daughter artisan duo. The Stevens’ will welcome folks to the studio from 3 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 24. Interested? Email Sally at sunroomstudios@aol.com for directions and particulars on the show and sale.

It is hard to believe that Joel Goodman’s local young astronomers club, the Celestial Searchers, is in its 20th year in western Howard County. The club members still meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Glenwood Branch library. During the late October session, club members enjoyed views of Saturn through telescope observation. Goodman, who is the Nature Sphere Planetarium Programmer at the Robinson Nature Center on Cedar Lane, is also the founder and director of Celestial Searchers. Interested in joining? E-mail Joel Goodman at StardocJG@aol.com.

It’s Scholastic Book Fair time at West Friendship Elementary. One of the school’s best events where youngsters often discover their passion for reading. The book fair runs all week with from Nov. 13 through Nov. 20 with lots of opportunities for students and parents to select some great reads.

Congratulations to the talented musicians of West Friendship Elementary who were named band musicians of the month for November. The students include Arianna Benjamin, Rushil Patel, Hayden Gill, Leah Sabaka, Meredith Flynn, Emma Langner, Lawrence Shi, Hallie Hernandez, Charlotte Koenig, Maddie Poole, Isabella Boats, Charlie Matthews, Luca Roman, Isabelle Angarita, Isaac Vogelpohl, Samuel Keiner and Garrett Williams.

Peak Building Materials auction comes back to the Howard County fairgrounds in West Friendship on Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. Large building materials are on the auction block. Hardwood, kitchen, bathroom, windows, molding, trim, tile, ceiling fans, you name it. All you need for your home project.

Registration is open for the 2019 Master Gardener Training Program offered by the University of Maryland Extension. Training will cover plant, insect and disease problems, and a variety of topics related to sustainable and environmental impacts of gardening practices. To receive a registration packet, call the extension office at 410-313-2707. Classes will commence on Jan. 23, 2019 and continue through March 27. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office in Ellicott City. Cost for the training is $195.00.

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