Santa Claus to drop in on Christmas Winter Fest

November 14, 2001

Santa Claus will visit St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church's annual Christmas Winter Fest this weekend at the parish center in Manchester.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Santa will attend from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Photos will be available.

The festival will feature crafts, shopping, games of skill and chance, a 50/50 raffle and baked goods.

Food will be sold, including soups, sandwiches, pit beef, hot dogs and barbecue.

The church is at 3071 Park Ave. Information: 410-239-8881.

Petition is circulating to deed facility to town

Concerns over future maintenance of storm water management ponds in Robert's Field has prompted a petition being circulated by Cheryl Wahl, vice president of Field's Homeowners Association.

At least 483 signatures must be presented to the association Monday to proceed to deed the storm water management facility to Hampstead.

Residents of Robert's Field, through Field's Homeowners Association, are responsible for several dry ponds and one wet pond forming the storm water management facility in the housing development. Normal maintenance paid by association dues is more than $6,000 annually. Fees stemming from a problem would be the responsibility of homeowners and not covered by association dues.

"Nothing's going to change except the homeowners will be protected against lawsuits such as those pertaining to our drainage reaching the Chesapeake Bay," said Wahl.

To sign the petition: Cheryl Wahl, 410-239-4922.

N. Carroll library to offer magic show, book club

North Carroll library branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will offer:

"Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday (Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. only), and at 10 a.m. every Thursday (not Nov. 22). Stories, songs and activities are featured.

"Introduction to the Internet" for adults starting to use the Internet at 7 p.m. today and at 10 a.m. Saturday.

North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 to discuss Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy.

"Harry Potter Crafts" for all ages at 10 a.m. Saturday. North Carroll High School National Honor Society members will perform Harry Potter magic tricks and make crafts.

"All Aboard" for adults at 7 p.m. Monday. Train buffs can explore the history of local trains and trolley lines, and where they are today.

"Candy Making Workshop" for ages 7 to 10 at 1 p.m. Dec. 1. Children will learn how to make candies for holiday gift giving. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Hampstead yard waste collected through Nov. 26

Hampstead will provide yard waste collection through Nov. 26.

Yard waste must be placed in clear plastic bags and put curbside the night before pickup. Bags must be tied. Tree and shrub prunings should be no longer than 4 feet and tied tightly in bundles.

Information: 410-239-7408.

Public meetings

Manchester planning: Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 3208 York St. Information: 410-239-3200.

Rec council: North Carroll Recreation Council will meet at 8 p.m. today at North Carroll High School media center, 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead. Information: 410-239- 3814 or 410-386-2103.

Church news

Greenmount United Methodist: The annual Charge Conference will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Child care will be provided. Church school is at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 2001 Hanover Pike. Information: 410-374-2327.

Lazarus United Church of Christ: A women's worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday. Nancy Dean, president of Carroll County Church Women United, will deliver the message. The church is at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. Information: 410-374-1304.

St. John's United Methodist: The ecumenical community Thanksgiving Eve worship will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. The church is at 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead. Information: 410-239-8088.

Messiah United Methodist: The church will hold the Taneytown ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The service will feature area pastors. The Rev. LoisAnn Ferges-Oller will be the main speaker. The offering will benefit Caring and Sharing Ministries. The church is at 20 Middle St., Taneytown. Information: 410-756-6092.

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