Despite the crummy weather, events are springing up all over NORTHWEST -- Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown

NEIGHBORS

April 01, 1993|By JUDY REILLY

We might as well move to Seattle and get it over with!

If the rain and clouds have got you down, and you've got cabin fever almost to the point that you can't stand it any more, then you'll be glad to know there are better days ahead, starting this weekend. Lots of spring-like activities are happening in Northwest Carroll.

Fie on the weather!

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Seventy-six trombones led the big parade in River City, Iowa.

In Carroll, the Francis Scott Key High School musicians will carry on the music tradition Saturday at a FSK Instrumental Music Boosters fund-raiser (and fun-raiser).

The Music Boosters hope to raise $12,000 this year to help Key's young musicians with needs as varied as updating music, instructions and uniforms, bus transportation to competitions and repair of musical instruments.

The group supports all instrumental music endeavors of the students, from the marching band and orchestra to various smaller ensembles.

"We hope to fulfill all of those things," says Booster President Dennis Kniss, whose daughter Valerie is a sophomore and clarinet player in the band. "It's pretty ambitious, but I'd like to say we'll make it."

The school cafeteria will be filled with flea market and yard sale finds, handicrafts and food when the Boosters sponsor a flea market from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event is free; if you'd like to rent a table, the cost is $10.

Information: 756-6027 or 848-6896.

Plan to return to the high school by 7 p.m. Saturday for the Boosters' sixth annual fund-raising auction.

Guest auctioneer Bob Galindek will sell the goods and services donated by area businesses -- from gift certificates and household supplies to car washes and stuffed animals.

Don't miss out on the fun! All events are indoors, so there can be no "bad weather" excuses!

If you or your business would like to donate something, call Dennis Kniss, 848-6896.

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You probably could eat your way through Carroll County this Saturday!

A turkey and oyster supper, complete with a bake and craft table, will be held at the Tom's Creek United Methodist Church at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 10 years old. Tom's Creek Church is located off Route 140 between Taneytown and Emmitsburg.

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Then head for the Union Bridge Community Center. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can eat as much spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert as you want.

Tickets are $5 for adults; $2 for children under 12; children under age 6 eat free. The supper is sponsored by the Union Bridge United Methodist Church.

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After the dinner, plan to dance the night away at a country dance featuring Branded at the Union Bridge Fire Hall.

The dancing starts at 9 p.m.; doors close at 1 a.m. The cost is $8 per person and includes beer and set-ups. Information: 756-4474.

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Gather the loose change that's been accumulating in the cookie jar this winter and head for the International Gift Shop's Warehouse Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17.

At the sale, to be held in the tent across from the SERVV building, you'll find selected seconds and discontinued items from artisans all over the world, including pottery, wood, toys, textiles and an abundance of other overstocked merchandise priced from 50 cents to $50. It's an event not to be missed! Rain date is April 24.

Information: 635-8711.

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Help! The Bureau of Aging needs volunteers to assist at the New Windsor Nutrition Site.

The site provides seniors with recreation, exercise, and educational activities, plus a hot supper, three times a week.

Just two hours a week could make a difference to the folks in New Windsor.

Anyone who enjoys being with older persons and would like to help out at the center can call Lynette Brewer at the bureau, 848-4049 or 876-3363.

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Gospel singer Bill Itzel will sing at the Abundant Life Church of God tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Information: 875-5894.

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St. Joseph's Church in Taneytown sponsors bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday in the church hall on Frederick Street. There will be cash and door prizes!

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Don't leave your children out of the action. Cub Scout Pack 459 meets at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren.

The boys pursue wildlife, cooking, games, exercise, sports music and more. If you know a youngster who is interested in Scouting, call 775-2918.

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Children can experience an after-school treat at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Taneytown library as "Fractured Fairy Tales" -- new and different versions of old favorites -- are presented.

Registration is required; children in kindergarten to grade 5 are welcome.

Information: 751-1980.

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