WESTMINSTER — The Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Action Committee is sponsoringits annual Legislative Dinner with the county's state delegation March 10 at Carrol's Creek Restaurant in Annapolis.
The state delegation, with the governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller and others, have been invited to the dinner, where Chamber members and lawmakers can discuss business issues.
A bus will leave from Ascension Episcopal Church at 5:15 p.m. andreturn about 11 p.m. Cost is $40 per person.
Other chamber eventsinclude:
* General Membership Luncheon at noon March 12 at Ocean Pride Restaurant, Eldersburg. Clark Shaffer, attorney, will speak on bankruptcy. Cost is $12, and reservations are requested by March 9.
* Junior Achievement Action Auction to benefit this economic program offered to public school students. Jack Reedy will make the calls on almost $20,000 worth of donated items and services at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Westminster Riding Club. Tickets are $10 per person.
* Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. March 24 at Summer Enterprises, 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster. Bring your business cards and get acquainted with other business people. Reservations are requested by March 20.
* General Membership Breakfast at 8 a.m. March 31 at Friendly Farm, featuring Mary Ann Smith of First National Bank speaking onthe effect of global economic trends on small business.
Cost is $7 and reservations should be made by March 27.
* Annual Media Appreciation Luncheon at noon April 9 at Wakefield Valley Golf Club with guest speaker Joe Walsh.
CRAFT SHOP OPENS
SYKESVILLE -- TLC Creations, a craft shop offering a personal touch, has opened at 7615 Main St., across from the historic train station.
Owned and operated by Sterling and Gladys Burns, the shop features photo albums and frames, woodcrafts, dolls, birdhouses, holiday creations, greeting cards, kitchen items, candlesticks and more.
Gladys Burns specializes in the photo items, while other articles are on consignment.
MALL HELPS VOLUNTEERS
ELDERSBURG -- Carrolltowne Mallraised $157 for the Sykesville-Freedom Volunteer Fire Department while celebrating Washington's Birthday.
The mall sold cherry pies for 10 cents each to raise the money.
LERNER'S OPENS STORE
WESTMINSTER -- Lerner/New York will open a new store at 10 a.m. Saturday in Cranberry Mall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and Chamber of Commerce Director Helen Utz.
A sister store to The Limited already in the mall, Lerner/New York will carry nationally known brands of women's clothing.
BOARD APPROVES USE
WESTMINSTER -- The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a request for the establishment of an apartment over an existing kennel for use by a kennel employee at 2332 Emory Road.
The request by Deborah D. Smart was approved on the condition that the apartment be used only as anaccessory for a kennel employee.