WITH BRUSHES AND pencils in hand, Christine Wenderoth of Hampstead visits children at home to inspire art.
"These are customized lessons, according to the child's interest," said Wenderoth, a professional artist who has exhibited in Lancaster, Pa., and California.
"Customizing means indirectly teaching," she added. "If they're painting, I teach color theory. In a dragon drawing, we're talking about hatch lines. It's not a sequential thing, and the kids are more willing to try things. We're more free. It's an adventure."
She taught art this year at South Carroll High School after 14 years at Edgewood High. Former students have become professional artists.
Information: Chrisimages Studio, 410-374-6577.
Fishing derby results
Dozens of fish were reeled in last month at Walnut Street Pond during the annual fishing derby sponsored by Manchester Parks Foundation.
The Town Council recently announced the winners.
The first group to fish in the derby were juniors, ages 9 and younger, who cast lines at 8 a.m.
Brock Geiman, 3, of New Oxford, Pa., hooked the first fish of the day. Brock caught 17 fish, tying for Most Fish Caught with Kellie Duncan, 9, of Manchester in the junior division.
Amanda Keifer, 9, of Manchester earned the Lunker prize for catching a fish of appreciable size. Her large-mouth bass weighed 18 ounces and measured 9.75 inches.
Jacob Hollingshead, 5, caught the last fish, earning him a prize in the junior age group.
Jeremy Ritz, 12, of Manchester reeled in 15 fish. That netted Jeremy the prizes for most fish, first fish and smallest fish in the senior division, ages 10 to 15.
Kimberly Hughes, 13, of Manchester pulled in the Lunker for the senior group. It was a bluegill measuring 7.25 inches and weighing 15 ounces.
Mickey McCleary and other members of Maryland Bass Club weighed and measured fish at the derby.
Doug Gies, owner of Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle, donates prizes each year.
Hampstead blood drive
The Red Cross will accept blood donations from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Upper Beckleysville Road, Hampstead.
The church is near Family Pharmacy, east of Route 30.
Drive out clean
The parking lot at Trinity Church of Christ is the place to go Saturday for a squeaky clean vehicle.
The church youth group will wash cars, starting at 9 a.m.
The suggested donation will be $3 for cars and $5 for trucks. If a really big truck pulls in, the price will be negotiated.
The church is at 3229 York St., Manchester.
Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.