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October 07, 2001

TownMall schedules Kids Club, craft show

TownMall of Westminster has announced events for this month.

A Kids Club is held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with stories, music, magic, arts and crafts, and educational programs.

A craft show will be held during regular business hours through Oct. 14. Local craftspeople will display and sell a variety of gifts and decorative items next to the food court.

Dog Ears & Paws Inc., a nonprofit organization that trains assistance and therapy dogs, will visit the mall Saturday. The dogs will gain experience in helping their owners in a public environment.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Carroll Community College sets job-search workshops

Carroll Community College will offer a series of workshops and fairs free to Carroll students, alumni and the public.

A job fair preparation workshop will help participants prepare for the job fair at TownMall of Westminster scheduled for Oct. 20. Interviewing techniques will be reviewed. The workshop will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

"Resume Writing for Successful Interviewing" is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants should bring a copy of their resume.

The Carroll Community College Transfer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the college's Great Hall at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster. Information: 410- 386-8165.

A Carroll Community Col- lege/BERC job fair at TownMall of Westminster is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Participants will meet local employers.

"Career Development for Undecided Students" will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Participants can learn about their interests and personality preferences as they consider a future career.

Registration and pre-testing for this workshop are required. A Self-Directed Search form is available in the Admissions, Advising, Career, and Transfer Center, Room 102. The form should be completed and brought to the workshop. Participants also must complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at least one week before the workshop.

Information: 410-386-8409.

Programs aim to help with new job, career

Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is offering workshops and programs to help individuals seeking a job or a new career.

"Start Networking Now" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 will focus on networking to find a job.

"Professional Cover Letters and Resumes: Introduction to Resumes" will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. A resume update will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25. A job search letter workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16.

"Introduction to the Internet" for job-seekers will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

"How to Apply for a Maryland State Job" will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Lloyd Kahler will discuss finding a job with the state.

"Registering and Posting Your Resume on the Internet" will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 19. Participants should take a resume and be prepared to place it on the Internet during this hands-on workshop.

"Preparing for a Job Fair" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Participants will learn how to dress, what to say, who to talk to and how to follow up.

Registration is required. BERC is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

Seminar on estate planning scheduled for Oct. 20

The last of three estate-planning seminars, "Advanced Estate Planning," will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in Krug Chapel Auditorium at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster.

The seminar will feature Ayrelia Garland Bolton, Baltimore associate for Sotheby's Art and Auction House; Joel M. Breitstein of Legg Mason Trust; and lawyer Jeffrey B. Scott. They will offer guidance and advice in helping attendees prepare their estate and arrange for charitable gifts.

Topics will include bequests, marital trusts, charitable remainder trusts, wealth replacement trusts, disposal of tangible personal property assets and methods of making charitable gifts to churches, schools or other nonprofit organizations.

The cost is $20.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Carroll Lutheran Village hires staff manager

Troy Hodge of Union Mills has been hired by Carroll Lutheran Village as its executive staff manager.

He will oversee the production of the 750 to 800 meals served each day at the village, along with menu preparation and catering services.

A 1990 graduate of Westminster High School, Hodge earned an associate's degree in culinary arts from Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh. He has 11 years of experience in food service, most of them at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitative Center.

7,400 books distributed by Bank of Hanover

Bank of Hanover recently donated 7,400 books to area nonprofit organizations in York and Adams counties, Pa., and in Carroll County.

The bank encouraged the community to donate books to its Bookworms for Literacy program. The books were redistributed to libraries, home reading programs, nonprofit child development centers, YMCAs and literacy councils.

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