Honey harvest to be celebrated at Hashawha

Neighbors

September 09, 1996|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FUN, HONEY-RELATED FOODS and the opportunity to study bees in the wild can be found Sunday at the annual Honey Harvest Festival at the Hashawha Environmental Center outside Westminster.

The event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., will feature hayrides for children, an auction and country crafts. Cooking demonstrations, bee shows and demonstrations of pioneer skills will round out the program.

Visitors can see an apiary (in which bees are kept). An observation hive will display bees working, and visitors might catch a glimpse of a queen bee .

An Early Bird Honey and Pancake Brunch will be held from 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Honey Queen will greet visitors all day, and Free Wheeling will provide music.

While at Hashawha, visitors might want to see the live hawks or owls in the center's aviary or hike the shady nature trails.

The Hashawha Environmental Center, in cooperation with the Carroll County Beekeepers Association, is sponsoring this free event.

To reach Hashawha, take Route 97 north to John Owings Road, turn right and follow the signs.

Fun for children

Thomas Roberts, anchor of Prestige Cable Channel 3, will be the host for a day of fun for children at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster Saturday.

Kids at the Farm, an eye-popping live show will bring all the thrills of downtown theater to children in Carroll County. Organized by Oregon Ridge Park, the event will thrill children with live music from the movies, a spectacular fireworks display and appearances by cartoon characters.

Dressed as Oz, Roberts will introduce characters from "The Wizard of Oz," "Beauty and the Beast," "Winnie the Pooh" and "Batman."

Sandra Pinkney, veteran news anchor at Baltimore's WMAR-Channel 2, will light up the stage as Glenda the Good Witch. Joining her will be Jo Jo Girard and Kenny Campbell of radio station WMIX, starring as the Lion and the Scarecrow.

The gates open at 4: 30 p.m. for pre-show entertainment, and the show begins at 7: 30 p.m.

Kids at the Farm is co-sponsored by local businesses. Proceeds benefit Carroll County Office of Tourism and the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Fireworks will follow the stage show.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children age 3 and older.

Information: (800) 272-1933.

Lois Szymanski's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/09/96

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