Free workshops offer help improving home environment


April 03, 1997|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS SPRING, you can become better informed about your home environment at free workshops sponsored by Monocacy Watershed Project and the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service.

One workshop will brief participants about the hazards of common household chemicals, teach ways to maintain a well and septic system, and offer techniques to protect drinking water. The second workshop offers tips on building a low-maintenance, environmentally friendly yard.

Workshops are held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taneytown branch library, and 7 p.m. April 16 and 23 at New Windsor Conference Center.

Information: 301-898-0133 or 410-775-7434.

Bowling after dark

If the cool snap in the weather has you heading for shelter, but the kids are bored with staying at home, consider a trip to Thunderhead Lanes in Taneytown for an evening of "Glow in the Dark Rock and Bowl."

Owners Angie and Norm Rebert want to promote activities families can enjoy together, and have been offering "Glow in the Dark Bowling" to families and teens on weekends. Groups can rent a bowling lane and compete for prizes -- and they do it in darkness. With the house lights off, spinning disco lights make bowling balls, white shirts, and the pillars of the bowling alley glow in the dark.

Information: 410-848-6385 or 410-848-9352.

Spaghetti dinner

Linwood Brethren Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 575 McKinstry's Mill Road.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 11. Proceeds benefit the church's youth group programs.

Information: 410-775-2200.

Chicken and ham buffet

There's no need to cook dinner Sunday.

Union Bridge Lions Club holds its spring chicken and ham buffet from 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Bridge Community Center on Ladiesburg Road.

The menu includes deep fried chicken, baked ham and potatoes, corn, coleslaw and Yankee pot pie. Members' spouses baked cakes for dessert.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children younger than age 12. Proceeds benefit Lions service projects.

Information: 410-635-6342.

Pub Date: 4/03/97

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