911 Awareness Day set Sunday in Westminster
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Representatives from county police and fire agencies will display equipment and conduct demonstrations at Carroll County's first 911 Awareness Day on Sunday, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 380 of Hampstead.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, next to the county's Emergency Operations Center on Washington Road in Westminster.
Scheduled demonstrations include a simulated car fire and a rescue from a heavily damaged car. Police will demonstrate law enforcement techniques.
Tours of the county's 911 operations center will be conducted every half-hour.
Boy Scout and Explorer representatives will be available to explain their programs.
Scout Jerry Krause organized the event as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Family Services invites children to fest
The Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland will have a Family Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster.
The children can enjoy Rex Barney, face-painting, story-telling, food, drinks and other activities. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program.
The Child Sexual Abuse program is available to any child in Carroll County who has been sexually abused and to the child's family. Services include individual and group counseling, family therapy, advocacy and court preparation. Fees are determined on a sliding scale.
Tickets for the Fun Fest are $3 for children 6 and over, $4 for adults or $10 for families, available at the Family and Children's Services office, 22 N. Court St., and at the door.
NW Hospital opens facility in Eldersburg
Northwest Hospital Center will celebrate the grand opening of its satellite health and fitness center in the Carrolltown Center from noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow.
The center will offer a free program featuring step aerobics, lung screenings and health seminars throughout the day.
The Carrolltown Center branch offers 16 weekly step aerobic classes, with plans to expand offerings.