Come one, come all to a Sidewalk Spectacular at Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church on Brighton Dam Road Sunday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Janene Ayer promises something for everyone. Parking, admission and entertainment are all free. Food will be for sale and lots of other things at bargain prices, from furniture and household goods, to books, children's clothing, table games, decorator items and more.


Proceeds will help fund a trip to Nicaragua over the Christmas/New Year holiday season to build a church and provide medical and dental clinics. Donations will be happily accepted.

There are 34 Triadelphia members and friends on the work crews, plus an 11-person medical team from Seattle and the construction supervisor and wife from northern California. You'll be hearing more about it later.

Are you wondering how the adults fared in the Team Word Bible Bowl Challenge at Triadelphia recently? They proved you can teach an old dog new tricks and adults can remember scripture.

Competitors ranged in age from 12 to 75. All teams scored at or near 100 percent on the questions. One adult recited the entire book of I Thessalonians. Congratulations, Linda Friday and all participants.

Happy birthday to Cami Reese, who will be 9 years old on Oct. 20. Have a great day, Cami.

Vanilla Tun will be 6 years old on Oct. 21. Have a happy birthday, Vanilla.

The Roots Market series of classes for healthy living will present "Healthy Fats — the Scoop on Omega-3s" on Oct. 22, 7-8 p.m. Andy Williams, mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager for Barleans will be presenting and answering questions.

You can taste, see and smell various supplements and get some free samples of Barleans Vegan Swirls. It's free, but advance registration at the customer service desk is appreciated or call 433-535-9321.

River Hill High School Boosters are sponsoring River Hill Tuesdays at Ruby Tuesday Oct. 23 and 30. Boosters get 20 percent of coupon orders. Yes, you must use a coupon. Get it at

Congratulations to Foluke Tuakli and Alex Webster, who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program as Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Program for Black American High School Students. Additionally, over 40 River Hill students were recognized as Commended Students based on the 2011 PSAT.

Success in Style at Savage Mill could still use more volunteers. If you've been thinking about it, now is the time to make contact. The last charity's breakfast this year for volunteers and prospective volunteers will be held Oct. 25, 9-10 a.m.

Bubbles for Hair in Columbia Town Center is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Make Me Aware," a fundraising and education program. All salons will be accepting donations for Pink Jam of D.C. The company will match up to $5,000 and is sponsoring a Men Against Breast Cancer event at Congressional Country Club on Oct. 25. For more information, call 410-730-6165.

Kim Henry wants to be sure parents know about a free workshop, Parenting in the Digital Age, at the Bain Center Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. You must register by calling 410-313-1940 or online at

One-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 will be offered at the Bain Center Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a small charge of $5 per person for this workshop. Register and pay using 410-313-1940 or


Clarksville Middle School sends thanks to all patrons of the recent magazine drive. Remember, you can add to your orders even after the official drive ends.

Congratulations to CMS sixth grader Lily Fredman on winning the Magazine Drive Raffle iPod.

October means it's time for the annual Dayton Oaks Elementary Harvest Moon Festival. There will be food, crafts, games, face painting and loads of fun for all on Friday, Oct. 26.