Carroll Co. to celebrate its 158th anniversary

NEIGHBORS

January 16, 1995|By CINDY PARR

I'll bet William Winchester could not possibly conceive just how big his town would become when he mapped 45 lots in 1764 on what is now Main Street.

His town of Westminster was envisioned as a small community of people living and working together, a place where children could play safely and freely in the village street.

Little did he know that 73 years later, his town would sit in the center of the incorporated County of Carroll.

In honor of the founding of Carroll County, a celebration acknowledging its 158 years will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Carroll County Historical Society in Shriver-Weybright Auditorium in Westminster.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

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Have you ever seen a critter at dinner time? If you haven't, you don't know what you're missing.

It's Critter Dinner Time at Bear Branch Nature Center every Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Come out and learn about the animals as they are fed by a nature center naturalist.

Dress warmly, because it can get chilly during chow time outdoors.

The program is free.

Information: 848-2517.

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If you're pregnant and want to know more about what to expect during your pregnancy, check out "Whose Idea Was This?," sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department.

This prenatal education class is one of a continuing series of sessions each Monday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the health department.

Sessions on infant care, child development, breast-feeding and bottle feeding, siblings and birth are some of the topics.

Anyone can attend. Admission is free. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Information: 876-4442.

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