Enjoy an Evening of Jazz' at Damascus High
Naomi Brookner/The Gazette
The Damascus High School Music Boosters will present the third annual "Evening of Jazz" Thursday at Damascus High School.
The program will feature performances by the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mike Tomaro, the Damascus High School Jazz Band directed by Charles Doherty, the Damascus High School Chorus directed by Jennifer Berry and the Baker Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Mike Kamuf.
The performance is scheduled for the school auditorium at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception. A basket raffle will be held. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
For more information, call David Post at 301-253-9488. The school is located at 29521 Ridge Road.
Kits fly high over Clarksburg
A steady drizzle may have kept a few people away from the Kites over Clarksburg festival Saturday, but a fair number of hearty families turned out to make and fly kites.
"It didn't seem to matter it was raining," said Kathie Hulley, president of the Clarksrbug Civic Association and an event organizer. "Kids didn't complain that it was raining."
Tarps covered the shelters where families made arts, crafts and kites and took part in health screenings.
Six senior nursing students from the University of Maryland, Shady Grove campus, under the direction of teacher Janey M. Roth, were on hand to offer free blood pressure checks and demonstrate the use of the automated external defibulator that was donated to the community recently by Adventist HealthCare. They were also ready to tend to minor injuries, but there were none, Roth said.
"We were prepared to not just work our health screening, but to help kids get kites in the air," she said.
The air was so heavy there was no attempt to get the largest kites in the air, but children enjoyed flying the smaller ones, organizers said.
Lions to hold
Big Band Dance on April 18
The Damascus Lions Club will hold a Big Band Dance with music by Roland Cumberland and his Orchestra featuring "The Swing Set" trio on April 18.
A buffet dinner is included for the price of $70 per couple. Tables seating eight are available.
Social hour is 6 to 6:45 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m. and dancing will be featured 8-11 p.m.
The event will be held at Damascus American Legion Post 171, 10201 Lewis Drive.
For reservations and seating, call Carol Stone at 301-827-1561 (day), 301-947-8719 (evening) or 301-357-0012 (cell).
Get out your running shows
The second annual Clarksburg 5K Run, 5K Walk and Kids Fun Run is scheduled for April 18.
The race will start just north of the intersection of Snowden Farm Parkway and Stringtown Road. Parking will be available at Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Road.
The Kids Fun Run will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m.
All runners will receive a race T-shirt, food at the finish line, and automatic entry into the post-race drawings for dozens of random prizes.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Dwelling Place. The cost is $20 through April 17, $30 the day of the race.
Got a few old pairs of running shoes taking up space in your closet? Take them to packet pickup 2-8 p.m. the day before the race at Cedarbrook Community Church or on race day. Shoes collected will be delivered to Soles4Souls, which redistributes them to organizations in the U.S. and around the world
For more information and to enter, go to www.clarksburg5k.com.
And the question is…
Think you have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with Alex Trebek?
"Jeopardy!" will hold auditions at Montgomery College's Germantown campus 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
The tryouts are open to those ages 18 and older with a photo ID, and selected participants will be chosen to compete on the show. Representatives of the show will see the first 1,000 people.
Tryouts will be held in Globe Hall in the High Technology and Science Center, 20200 Observation Drive. There will be a written test and "Brain Games" while contestants wait.
Montgomery College will hold a Program Fair showcasing some of the school's academic programs during tryouts and tours and refreshments will be available.
For more information, call Kani Holt at 240-567-5348.
Karilynn Rockhill was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Ithaca College. Rockhhill is a student in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. To be named to the Dean's List, Rockhill must have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.5. She is the daughter of Regan Rockhill and Edythe Miller of Clarksburg.
Art contest highlights pets
The Montgomery County Humane Society is challenging young people to illustrate what they are learning about animal care in a pair of contests.
Students in grades 2-5 can show their creativity and compassion for animals in an art poster contest and students in grades 6-12 will show their creativity in a YouTube video PSA contest.
Students in grades 2-5 are asked to illustrate one of the "Rules to Love By: 10 Commandments of Responsible Pet Ownership."
Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a 60-second PSA that also illustrates the "Rules to Love By."
Two $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winning videographers: one "Viewer's Choice" award and "Professional's Choice" award.
All entries must be submitted April 8-15 at one of four locations:
-Long Branch Community Center/ KidZone, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring;
-Fixation Marketing, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda;
-VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., second floor, Rockville Town Square; and
-Johns Hopkins University/Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville.
Winning artwork from the contest will be turned into posters that will be distributed to local elementary schools.
Videos must be uploaded on YouTube by April 15. A sample PSA has been uploaded to the MCHS YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MCHumane.
Complete rules for both contests can be found at www.mchumane.org/
Days End Farm
holding logo contest
Days End Farm Horse Rescue is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a commemorative T-shirt design contest.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc. in Lisbon is a nonprofit, volunteer-based animal welfare organization dedicated to rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.
The winning logo will be revealed on T-shirts at Days End's Anniversary Carnival on June 27.
Entries should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight May 15.
For details, visit www.defhr.org.
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