Eldersburg Library plans M. Peggy Holniker Day


July 28, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST M. Peggy Holniker was committed to children and to their education through library use. She worked tirelessly to bring about the construction of the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

In memory of Holniker, the library board of trustees and the M. Peggy Holniker Endowment are sponsoring M. Peggy Holniker Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eldersburg library.

Organizers have scheduled free programs and entertainment for the entire family.

Linda Mielke, county library director, and Jill Kartalia, board president, will offer remarks at 10 a.m. A film depicting Holniker's life and some of her achievements will be shown at 10: 15 a.m. Several local groups will perform jazz outside the library at 11 a.m.

Children's identification cards and free blood pressure screenings will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Poetry and short stories for children, as well as a magician and arts and crafts, will be featured throughout the afternoon.

The Sykesville Police Department will present K-9, fire safety and crime prevention displays, and vehicle rescue demonstrations at p.m.

Information: 410-795-3520.

Museum tours

The more relaxed pace of summer may be the perfect time for a visit to the Springfield Hospital Center Museum.

During this month and next, the museum is open from 9 a.m to 3: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guided tours are scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in August and September. Times vary.

Information: 410-795-2100, Ext. 3859 or 3272.

Crab feast

The Gamber and Community Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Crab Feast from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Fire Department grounds.

The menu will feature plenty of steamed crabs and crab soup, along with fried chicken and other items prepared by auxiliary members. Music will be provided by the country band Stillwater.

Tickets are $21 per person and may be obtained by calling 410-795-4228. No one under 21 will be admitted.

Piney Run Events

Check out these inexpensive, educational programs at Piney Run Park.

Anyone age 6 and older can learn about the mysterious lives of butterflies and how to attract them to your back yard. Meet at the park's butterfly garden from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for this free program.

On Aug. 4 and 5, park naturalist Lynette Lenz will present a mini-camp designed for preschoolers and kindergartners as they learn about their job as "Earthkeepers." Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

From 6 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Aug. 5, Janet Springer will share her expertise on monarch butterflies. Springer is the owner of Angel Wings Butterfly Farm and has tips for attracting these lovely creatures to your yard. Cost is $2 per member, $3 for nonmembers.

Campfire cookery will be the focus of a program for ages 6 to 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. Participants should bring a mess kit or an unbreakable plate for the lunch. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, call the Piney Run Nature Center at 410-795-6043.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/28/98

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