Women voters' group to hear update on Smart Growth The...

Carroll Digest

September 09, 2001

Women voters' group to hear update on Smart Growth

The League of Women Voters of Carroll County will hold a general meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room L287 of Carroll Community College's main campus.

John W. Frece, communications director from the Governor's Office of Smart Growth, will give an update of the plan and information about Smart Growth initiatives.

The meeting is open to the public. Information: 410-876-6201.

Commissioners set community meetings

The Carroll County commissioners will hold a series of community meetings around the county.

The purpose of the meetings is to hear comments and listen to citizen concerns about issues that affect the county.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sandymount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike.

Information: 410-386-2043.

Mothers' support group to sponsor open houses

The Carroll County chapter of Mother and More, a support and advocacy group for mothers who have altered their careers in order to care for children at home, will hold two open houses.

A meeting for potential members will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg. This is an adults-only event for interested mothers to find out about the group and meet current members.

An open-house playgroup will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Carrolltown Center. Mothers are encouraged to bring their children to play, read, sing and participate in a craft activity with current members and their children. Snacks and toys will be provided.

Information: 410-552-4784 or 410-239-8642.

Public hearing is set on housing authority plan

The county commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Carroll County Public Housing Authority One Year Plan.

The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300A of the Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

The One Year Plan establishes guidelines and procedures for the Carroll County Bureau of Housing in the administration of the federal Section 8 program.

The proposed plan may be reviewed and copies obtained at the Bureau of Housing, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster, during business hours. Copies are available for review at all branches of the Carroll County Public Library.

Written comments may be addressed to the clerk and will be considered if received before the close of the hearing. Oral and written comments may be submitted at the hearing.

Information: 410-386-3600.

Scouting group opens recruitment program

The Boy Scouts Baltimore Area Council/Carroll District will be launching its 2001/2002 Scouting recruitment program.

This campaign is designed to attract boys from grades one through five to Cub Scouts.

A series of open houses has been scheduled at the school indicated:

Tomorrow at 7 p.m.: Freedom, Friendship Valley, Manchester, Mount Airy, Robert Moton, Runnymede, Spring Garden and Taneytown elementary schools, and St. John Catholic School.

Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.: Carrolltowne, Hampstead, Linton Springs, Mechanicsville and Winfield elementary schools.

Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.: Charles Carroll, Cranberry Station, Eldersburg, Elmer A. Wolfe, Piney Ridge, Sandymount, Westminster and William Winchester elementary schools.

Information: Doug Hirth 410- 795-3744.

Police, county landlords seek to form association

The Westminster Police Department, in conjunction with landlords in Carroll County and the Office of Housing and Community Development, will hold an organizational meeting to form a landlords' association.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Landlords will have an opportunity to share their ideas with other rental-property owners in the community.

Information: Sgt. Michael Bible, 410-848-4646; Andy Shaw, 410- 857-9411; or Mike Ritter, 410-386- 3600.

Family center offers variety of activities

Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

The Supper Club, Parents Class and Dads Works groups will meet Thursdays. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and groups meet at 6 p.m.

Topics for new classes include employability, self-awareness, computers and college preparation. Members should see the service coordinator to register for classes.

The crafts class tomorrow will be a memory scrap book. Participants should bring photos for their scrapbooks.

A trip to Baltimore and a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum will be taken Sept. 18.

A Barnyard Bash will be held Sept. 19 with stories, games and activities centering on the barnyard.

Registration is required for programs.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876- 7805.

Volunteers sought to monitor elder care

The county Bureau of Aging's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to monitor nursing homes and assisted living facilities and to uphold the rights of facility residents.

Ombudsmen must be 21 years old and complete 24 hours of classroom training. Training provides participants with a working knowledge of the ombudsman program and the long-term care system. The class focuses on residents' rights, the aging process, confidentiality and complaint investigation.

Training will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays next month at the Bureau of Aging, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster.

Registration is due by Oct. 1.

Information: 410-848-4049 or 410-876-3363.

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