MARCH MADNESS kicks off the spring season Saturday at Runnymede Elementary School.
The annual event, presented by the school PTO, features good food, games, prizes, baked goods and items for sale.
The highlight of the day is the faculty raffle. Teachers and staff have donated three dozen prizes, including Orioles tickets, puzzles, bowling games, books, ice cream and gift certificates.
Activities will take place around the school, with much of the action in the cafeteria and the gym. Events begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
The school is off Mayberry Road near Route 140, about three miles east of Taneytown.
The Captain returns
Captain Connors, the popular disc jockey for radio station WYCR-FM (also known as 98 YCR), and his colleagues will play the faculty at Francis Scott Key High School in a charity basketball game at 7 p.m. March 21.
The event is sponsored by the school's athletic boosters.
Connors is a Francis Scott Key graduate and a disc jockey for the Hanover, Pa.-based radio station, which has many Carroll listeners. He has made several fund-raising visits to the school.
Admission is $3 (ages 5 and younger are free), and raffles and door prizes will be offered. Refreshments will be served.
Those who want to make a night of it can stop by early for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12; children younger than 5 eat free.
The school is on Bark Hill Road near Uniontown.
Information: 410-751- 3320.
Getting ready for baseball
Taneytown Little League will have two more registrations at the Northwest Middle School cafeteria.
Registration is planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The league has its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the activities building at Roberts Mill Park.
Information: 410-756-1223 or 410-876-9957.
More sports meetings
Two other sports groups have monthly meetings this week.
The Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles football program meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Northwest Middle School. Information: 410-756-1223 or 410-876-9957.
The Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles soccer program, sponsored by Taneytown Area Recreation Council, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center on Roberts Mill Road. Information: 410-751-1007.
The Caring and Sharing Ministerium, an ecumenical fellowship of congregations in Taneytown, continues its series of Lenten programs Sunday.
This week's meeting is at Trinity Lutheran Church, and the program is "The History of Ministry of Caring and Sharing."
The group meets for soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m., and the program follows at 7 p.m.
More cheap eats
A couple of fire companies can provide Sunday breakfast and a midday meal without putting a major dent in your wallet. And you'll be helping a good cause.
Start the day with a pancake and meat pudding breakfast at Union Bridge Fire Company on Locust Street. The meal will be served from 7 a.m. until noon.
The cost is $4.75 for adults and $2 for ages 6 to 12; children younger than 5 eat free.
When you're ready for your next meal, head a few miles west to Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company at Routes 194 and 550 in Frederick County.
The buffet dinner from noon to 4 p.m. will feature fried chicken, shrimp, roast beef or ham. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for ages 5 to 10.
Ed McDonough's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 3/05/98