Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Golfers take to the links for TLC

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On June 19, more than 150 golfers, friends and supporters braved the heat to raise nearly $113,000 at the 17th Annual TLC Golf Classic, presented by Hilb Rogal & Hobbs and Chevy Chase Bank.

The event benefits TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers, a Rockville-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, therapeutic and vocational services to more than 2,100 children and adults each year.

Despite a high of 97 degrees, every golfer played through all 18 holes at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville.

Since 1991, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1 million for TLC, officials announced. Funds provide scholarships for students to attend TLC’s Katherine Thomas School, subsidies for consumers with minimal or no health and other resources.

The foursome winners were Jim Foster, Buddy Koolhof, George Short and Lawrence Smith, first flight; Andre Jaundoo, Charles Lee, Gerald Zapol and Demetrius Antokas, second flight; and Kevin Cohan, Nate Cohan, Chris Smith and Rick Ski, third flight.

Let Rockville MusicalTheatre entertain you

Rockville Musical Theatre will present ‘‘Gypsy” this week and next at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

The show is the story about Rose, an aggressive stage mother, and June and Louise, her daughters, in their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.

Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include ‘‘Let Me Entertain You,” ‘‘If Momma Was Married,” ‘‘All I Need Is the Girl,” ‘‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” ‘‘You Gotta Get A Gimmick” and ‘‘Together Wherever We Go.”

The show will open Friday and continue July 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. or July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

For ticket information, call the box office at 240-314-8690 or visit www.r-m-t.org.

Also on stage nearby

Olney Theatre Center has extended its production of Agatha Christie’s ‘‘The Mousetrap through July 20.

‘‘Dame Agatha’s enduring power to delight her audiences with her whodunit confections is proven again by our ability to extend ‘The Mousetrap’ for two weeks,” Artistic Director Jim Petosa said in a press release.

Olney Theatre has now extended five of its six Mainstage productions since the new stage opened.

Tickets are $25 to $48 with discounts available to groups, seniors and students. Call the box office at 301-924-3400 or visit www.olneytheatre.org for tickets.

Rockville Libraryneeds books to sell

The Rockville Chapter of Friends of the Library needs books to be sold at its weekly book sales.

The sales are held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the City of Rockville’s Out to Lunch Wednesdays along East Montgomery Avenue in Town Center.

Used books — no more than two bags or boxes at a time, please — can be taken to the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave. in Town Square.

Library staff will provide a tax-deduction form for all donations.

For larger donations, call 240-777-0140 and ask for Fay Kasser, the circulation supervisor, who will make other arrangements.

Proceeds from the book sales are used by the nonprofit Friends of the Library to pay for programs and other expenses that are not funded by the county.

The Rockville Friends of the Library is also looking for new members and volunteers.

To join or volunteer, send an e-mail to RockvilleFOL@yahoo.com.

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