Piney Run's Weeds Await Your Attention

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January 02, 1991|By Staff report

After the round of holiday parties and feasting, a little outdoor exercise might be just the way to energize and revitalize.

Nothing rejuvenates like a brisk winter walk, and Piney Run Park has the rightatmosphere for your trek.

As you walk off some of those pounds picked up during the 12 daysof Christmas, you can learn something about park plant life too.

So bundle up, and put on those walking shoes. Drop in at 10 a.m. Friday for a trip through the park's winter weed crop.

A naturalist will guide walkers around the inlet trail. Participants will hunt for winter weeds, learning about their patterns, their use by animals, howthey survive, and how they disperse seeds.

"We have found that this is a great way to get people out and about in the winter," said Deanna D. Hofmann, park naturalist. "The weeds are so beautiful, if people actually take the time to look at them."

She added that walkers will marvel at the color and form of the park's crop. She also willexplain how the wild plants provide food for the park's animal life.

Registration is required. No admission will be charged.

In other news, park officials said the recent night hike was so successful they will plan another trek among the stars soon.

The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.


Now that theholiday hustle and bustle is winding down, area organizations will resume normal meeting schedules and routines. You can put all that shopping frenzy behind you and get back to business as usual.

Want tolearn what the General Assembly will do this session?

The CarrollCounty Republican Central Committee plans a legislative preview reception at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Friendly Farms Restaurant in Westminster.

The public is invited to meet Republican legislators before the 1991 session begins and hear their ideas on issues they will face this year.

State Senator Larry E. Haines, R-5, and Delegates Richard C. Matthews, R-5A, and Donald B. Elliott, R-4B, will make presentations. Questions and suggestions from residents are welcome.

Tickets are $10 and available by calling any member of the Central Committee, including: John Buchheister at 239-3453, Gary Bauer at 239-8309, or Robin Frazier at 374-5291.


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Members will have a business meeting to plan upcoming events for families and adults from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The group also will hear about gun safety. The session is open to the public.

Interested? Come to Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St. Information: 795-0579.

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