Where were you in 1972? Plans are in the works for the Glenelg High School Class of 1972 40th Reunion. The date for the event is Sept. 29 and the place is the Circle D Farm in Woodbine.

Ann Jones is part of the planning committee whose main goal right now is to get the word out. Fellow organizers include Steven Appler, Brian Crawford, John and Virginia Frank, Vicki Jones Kliever, Joanne Martin, Rodney Mullinix, Ed and Marie Rapp, Steven Ralston, Eileen Tsonis and Gorden Weddle.


According to Ann Jones, the committee meetings have been like mini reunions with so many alumni participating. Now is time to spread the word to anyone who know someone who graduated in 1972.

From Woodstock to Watergate, members of the Class of '72 were part of an historic era. Spread the word to your fellow classmates.

Information can be found by checking the Glenelg Class of 1972 Facebook page, the web page at http://www.glenelg1972.org or by calling Ann Jones at 410-461-6869.

Grilled chicken, tasty salads and desserts and a sea of telescopes were the name of the game on July 21 when the Celestial Searchers Astronomy Club enjoyed its annual "Star-B-Q" at the Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville. Celestial Searchers founder Joel Goodman was on hand along with members of the Howard Community College Introduction to Astronomy class.

Just down the road at the Pink Cabbage, customers were treated to chocolate-covered strawberries, refreshing tropical beverages and a store filled with goodies, new and vintage. The July 21 event was an impromptu gesture from the "cabbagers" who keep shop so nicely at 11707 Frederick Rd.

Love to sing? Auditions for the renowned Columbia Pro Cantare are presently being held . The chorus celebrates 36 years in Howard County this season.

Works to be performed for the 2012-2013 Season include "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," Faure's "Requiem" and works from Spain and Latin America.

If you would like to audition, call 410-730-8549 to schedule an audition time. Information on the procedure is found at http://www.procantare.org. Rehearsals will begin on Sept. 4 and are held every Tuesday at Hammond High School from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

We columnists send in our copy a good eight days before the columns are published. So it was the weeks following the great June 29 storm that many of us were without Internet connections.

I was not alone in traveling to the local library to do the work.

So it was that when writing the copy for the July 12 West Friendship column, I was relegated to the library computer to type and send. Along the way I passed Gethsemane Baptist Church, whose sign held a gratitude message to the good workers of BGE.

I was driving past the church and had to rely on memory as to what the sign actually proclaimed. By the time I got to the Glenwood library what actually had been "God Bless Our BGE Crews" played in my mind as " Thank You BGE Crews."

So, my point is, that for the anonymous fellow who left a message on our home answering machine reminding me that I had gotten the church message wrong, there were circumstances that aided that error.