Marching to different drummers at competition

September 18, 2001

Liberty High School Instrumental Music Boosters will hold its annual Liberty High School Marching Band Extravaganza from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the school's stadium.

The event will feature more than 15 bands from Maryland and Pennsylvania, with more than 800 musicians and color guard members participating.

The performing bands are competing for a spot at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Cost Championships, which are being held in November in Scranton, Pa.

The bands will be judged on the proficiency of their battery (drums), percussion, musicianship, marching choreography and performance of the drum major.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Refreshments will be sold.

The school is at Route 32 and Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

Information: 410-751-3560.

Habitat for Humanity to hold meeting Thursday

Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mike Geiger in Eldersburg.

Habitat for Humanity is a community effort that helps provide decent basic housing for the needy, worldwide.

Churches of all faiths, businesses and individuals are needed to help with the building projects.

Geiger lives at 1608 Heather Heights Road off Bonnie Brae Road.

Information: 410-795-6191.

Bon Secours center sets workshop on grieving

Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville will offer a workshop on grief from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

"Grief: On the Edge of Despair" will explore how people make sense of losses, how to use spirituality to grieve, and how to move through pain to new possibilities.

Presenters will include Janet R. Merkel of Loyola College, who has a doctorate in pastoral counseling; and K.E. Bailey, who has degrees from Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the counseling program at Loyola.

The cost is $45, including lunch. Registration is required by Friday.

Information: 410-442-1320, Ext. 312.

Freedom Area council schedules meeting today

Freedom Area Citizens Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the community room of Carrolltown Center.

All residents of the Freedom District community are welcome.

Information: Nimrod Davis, 410-795-2896.

Liberty graduate serves on Navy missile destroyer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon E. Nestor visited Melbourne, Australia, during a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Persian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold, which is based in San Diego.

During the six-day visit, sailors from Nestor's unit gave ship tours and demonstrations to more than 2,100 guests.

The sailors also had the opportunity to shop, sightsee and enjoy the local culture and cuisine.

Nestor is the son of Mary M. and Charles A. Nestor of Eldersburg. He is a 1998 graduate of Liberty High School.

Eldersburg library branch offering series of programs

Eldersburg library branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering September programs.

They include:

"Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Mondays.

"Basic Internet Training: What Is the Internet and What Can it Do for Me?" for adults at 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Registration is required.

A spelling bee for ages 7 to 10 at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Registration will begin at 6:45 p.m. and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"Meet the Tooth Fairy" for all ages (children age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 7 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 p.m. Friday. Dental hygienist Allison Jones will tell tricky tooth stories.

"Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events" for ages 7 to 10 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday. Stories about the three Baudelaire children and the evil Count Olaf will be told.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Freedom recreation group is offering fitness classes

Freedom Area Recreation Council is offering fitness classes in conjunction with Health & Fitness at Carrolltown.

Classes are held at the fitness center in Carrolltown Center. The studio is private, and babysitting is available.

All instructors are nationally certified.

No long-term memberships are required.

Steps, weights and mats are provided. The studio is mirrored and equipped with suspended wood flooring.

Missed classes can be made up any time during the eight-week session.

Information: 410-549-5583.

Public meetings

Sykesville council: Sykesville Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Town House meeting room at 7547 Main St. Information: 410-795-6390.

Historic commission: Sykesville Historic District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Town House, 7547 Main St. Information: 410-795-8959.

Around town

Freedom recreation: Freedom Area Recreation Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at South Carroll Senior Center, 5745 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Information: Pam Short, 410-549-6296 or 410- 386-2103.

Century High: Back-to-school Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 410-386-4400.

Oklahoma Road Middle: The PTA will sponsor a fund-raiser from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Pledges will be taken for student activities. Information: 410-751- 3600.

Kids Club: Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg will hold Kids Club on Sept. 25. Candy and her sidekick teddy bear Cupcake, will entertain with sing-a-longs, stories, puppets and comedy. Information: 410-781-7070.

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