Tuesday luncheon to launch activities of Women's Club


September 25, 1996|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE WOMEN'S CLUB of Hampstead kicks off another year of activities with a noon luncheon Tuesday at the Elks Lodge in Westminster. A business meeting will follow.

Hilary Hatfield, executive director of the Carroll County Arts Council, will speak about the arts.

The club meets monthly October through May. A theme is presented at each month's meeting.

Prospective members are introduced by current members and attend three meetings before joining the club.

Information: 374-6842.

Church bazaar

Vendor space is still available at the Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market to be held Nov. 2 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, east of Fowblesburg. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. on the church grounds, Dover and Pleasant Grove Roads.

"We've been working on this for a few months, getting ready for the steam show [at Arcadia] and the Christmas bazaar," said Shirley Koehne, a member of the church.

Proceeds from past bazaars have helped the church's women's group refurbish the social hall.

"We put in a new bathroom several years ago, a new attic fan and insulation. Now we're working on getting a new refrigerator," Koehne said.

Information: 429-1981 or 429-3922.

Environmental programs

Walt Mathey hopes to spend more time outdoors in the meadows and woodlands at the Manchester Environmental Education Center off Wilhelm Drive.

He is one of many dedicated volunteers who have begun to develop school and community programs at the center.

The center has begun a membership drive to help fund activities. Volunteers are welcome and needed.

"There are a lot of ideas that people have, and we're trying to find out which are feasible," Mathey said. "I have a personal interest, no formal training, although I'm soon taking a weeklong trail guide training session at Oregon Ridge.

"My thinking is to combine two strong interests, children and nature."

Information: 239-9998.

Church gets new roof

Parishioners breathe easy when it rains at Greenmount United Methodist Church. That's because rain no longer seeps through the roof and falling slates are no longer a problem.

The church has received a new roof. Richard Langenfelder oversaw the roof project.

After reviewing several proposals, parishioners choose a shingle roof with a 40-year guarantee, and the old slate roof was removed.

The slates were saved to paint for mementos.

"We've got to move on in life and stop our water leaks," Langenfelder said.

Tumbling for kids

Small children love to tumble, so tumbling and sports with safety and fun in mind are taught in the Kiddercize program developed by Jennifer Lerche at Four Seasons Sports Complex, 2710 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead.

Instructors Lerche and Bronwyn Welsh offer classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for ages 3 and up. The first session has begun. A second session is set for Oct. 21 through Nov. 20. Each five-week session costs $15.

Information: Four Seasons, 239-3366.

Pat Brodowski's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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