Country-western dance lessons are back!
The Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring the dances every Monday night at the fire hall, 8 Locust St.
For $4 per person, you can learn the polka, waltz, swing, the matador, stray cat strut, two-step, and the achy-breaky. Other styles also will be taught.
Singles are welcome, but it is easier to attend as a couple to ensure a partner for each dance.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. for beginners, 8 p.m. for line dancers and 8:30 p.m. for intermediates.
Open dancing runs from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Ask the disc jockey to play your favorite song.
Need your car washed? Northwest Middle School on Kings Drive in Taneytown has just the youngsters to do it for you.
Drive to the Northwest Middle School Fallfest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and have your car washed for $3 by members of the school's Concert Band.
If you like a bargain, visit the flea market and craft fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spaces are available for the flea market and craft fair. The cost per table, which measures 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 feet, is $10. Tables will be provided by the school. PTO members request that only items appropriate for school functions be brought to the sale.
A bake table and food stand will sell dessert items, hot dogs, nachos and drinks.
The rain date is Oct. 9.
Proceeds will be used for student needs and activities throughout the year.
It's an "R" month again, and that can only mean one thing: oysters.
Grace United Church of Christ is holding its annual turkey, ham and oyster supper Saturday at the Taneytown Activities Building on Memorial Drive.
Some 500 pounds of turkey, 160 pounds of ham and 54 gallons of padded oysters, will highlight the menu, followed by mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, applesauce, rolls, cake, coffee and hot tea.
The dinner, served "family style," will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until the food is gone. More than 1,100 people are expected to attend, including bus groups from Baltimore.
Adult eat-in meals are $8.50, carryout $9. Eat-in meals for children age 5 to 12 are $4, carry-out $4.50. Meals for children 4 and younger are free. Containers will be supplied for all carryout meals.
Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday. They may be purchased early, and you may return later to eat, with minimal waiting.
A smorgasbord of cakes, cookies, pies, fudge, brownies, pastry RTC bars, garden produce, plants and crafts will also be available for purchase.
The supper is one of the major fund-raisers of the church's Lay Life and Work Committee, which coordinates the religious and social activities for church members.
L After dinner, stop in at St. Joseph's Church and play bingo.
Admission is $1 and includes one card; additional cards are 25 cents. Periodic specials will be offered.
Cash prizes and door prizes will be awarded.
If you would like a light dinner or snack, soups, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be for sale.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Early bird games begin at 6:40 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m.
The church is at 44 Frederick St. in Taneytown.
If bingo isn't your thing, then put those country-western dance lessons to good use in Union Bridge on Saturday night.
Branded is playing at the bull and oyster roast at the Union Bridge fire hall.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., feast on oysters prepared four ways: fried, raw, steamed and stewed. Fried chicken and pit beef will also be served.
Complete the meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, sauerkraut, coleslaw, raw vegetable trays, cheese and dessert cake. Then, if you can still walk, hit the dance floor.
Branded will perform from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
You must be at least age 21 to attend.
Tickets are $18 and will be available at the door.
Information: 775-7422 or 775-2375.
Because of a lack of orders, the New Windsor Lions Club No. 1 mulch sale Saturday has been canceled. The sale was to be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Windsor Carnival Grounds.
Information: 848-5959 or 635-2662.