The Francis Scott Key Chapter of the American Iris Society recently awarded a $250 scholarship to Stephen M. Hawkins Jr. of Mount Airy.
Hawkins has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while studying horticulture at South Carroll High, lettering in basketball, and participating in Boy Scouts. He received an academic letter for his high school achievements.
The son of Donna and Stephen Hawkins, he will attend Montgomery Community College to study horticulture and business while playing basketball for the college.
Senior activities center offering computer classes
South Carroll Senior Activities Center is offering computer classes taught by Carroll Community College instructors. Two classes are being offered, one for beginners and one for advanced beginners. A $30 fee includes 10 sessions, each 90 minutes long. Names are being taken for the next classes, to begin this summer. Information and registration: 410-795-6591.
Chevy club sponsoring Damascus community event
Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club will sponsor a Celebrate Damascus community event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Damascus Chevy.
The event will feature a flea market, car and truck cruise-in, and display for all makes of vehicles.
Other activities include a scavenger hunt, oldies music, raffles and games. Admission is free.
The first 200 vehicles will get a dash plaque.
Other sponsors include Late Great Chevies of Maryland, Damascus Lions Club, Damascus Rotary, Damascus Volunteer Fire Department and the Chamber of Commerce.
An oldies dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at Damascus Fire Department Activities Building.
Tickets are $10 and advance purchase is suggested.
Information: 301-829-0171 or 301-253-3464.
Reggae Wine Festival is this weekend at winery
Berwyn Plantations, Linganore Winecellars, will hold a Reggae Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.
Two reggae bands will perform both days.
Activities will include wine tasting and winery tours. Visitors can have a picnic and shop at the gift shop and sales room.
More than 25 arts and crafts vendors will sell their works.
A petting zoo and carriage rides will be available.
Admission is $7.50. Minors are admitted free with a paying adult.
Linganore Winecellars is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy.
Information: 410-795-6432 or 301-831-5889.
Firemen's carnival begins next week in Mount Airy
Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual firemen's carnival Monday through July 28 on the carnival grounds at Twin Arch Road and Route 27.
The carnival will feature dinner at 5 p.m. daily, and rides, games and food booths will open at 7 p.m. The Fire Prevention Queen contest will be held Monday, and the firemen's parade through town to the carnival grounds will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.
A fireworks display will be held July 28. Ride nights are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Advance-sale tickets are available for $7 from Blossom and Basket Boutique, 228 S. Main St. in Mount Airy. Ride-all-night wristbands normally cost $15, or $12 with a discount coupon. The $7 price is available through tomorrow or until 1,000 tickets are sold.
Concerts are scheduled every day. Acts include: Tilhance (formerly River's Edge) on Monday; the Vandells, an oldies group, Tuesday; Glenn and the Gem Tones oldies music with Elvis on Wednesday; Heartland, country group, Thursday; Allen Brown and the Wishing Wells on July 27; and Wichita Falls, a country group, July 28.
The carnival concludes with raffle drawings for cash and other prizes July 28.
Mount Airy branch library to hold children's activities
The Mount Airy branch library, 705 Ridge Ave., will offer:
"Year-round Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Friday. Stories, songs and activities will be featured.
"Henny Penny's Adventure Puppet Show" for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday. Children can help Henny Penny solve a mystery.
Woodbine resident joins Md. National Guard
Pvt. Ryan Hobbs of Woodbine recently completed entrance processing and became a member of the Maryland Army National Guard. Hobbs is assigned to Try A 2/110th FAA.