Mall celebrates spring with artwork children's...

March 03, 2002

Mall celebrates spring with artwork children's activities

TownMall of Westminster will hold a number of spring events this month.

March is Youth Art Month, and public school students will exhibit their work through March 15.

The Deb Shop will hold a fashion show, featuring prom gowns and accessories, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the store.

The mall welcomes the Easter Bunny from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 15. Dean of Magic will entertain with magic tricks, including making the Easter Bunny appear. A spring craft for children also will be offered.

The Easter Bunny will be at the mall to visit with children and have pictures taken during mall hours March 15 to 30. Visiting children will receive "bunny ears" and a coupon for a children's meal at Chick-fil-A with the purchase of a combo meal.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual business fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 16. In addition to displays by local businesses of products and services, entertainment, music and children's activities will be featured. The Harlem Wizards will appear at 3 p.m.

TownMall Kids Club meets at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Chamber sets networking, membership meetings

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly meetings:

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 at the Literacy Council of Carroll County, 95 Carroll St., Westminster. Participants will learn how the council helps teach adults how to read and improve reading, writing and math skills. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by March 13.

A general membership luncheon will be held at noon March 14 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140. Michael Boyes, president of Credo Consulting, will discuss "E-Communication in the Workplace" - how to get the message right and avoid communication pitfalls. Cost is $16, and the deadline for reservations is Thursday.

The networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. March 26 at Johanssons Dining House at West Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Westminster. Judith Becker, vice president and college recruitment program manager for Citigroup/Citicards, will offer case studies of "Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace." Cost for the meal is $11. Reservations are required by March 19.

Information: 410-848-9050.

BERC offers workshops, classes for job-seekers

Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is offering a variety of workshops and programs to help individuals who might be seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Programs include:

Job References Workshop. Learn how to obtain, prepare and keep references. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. March 14.

Computer Basics. A hands-on computer class for beginners from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 or March 28.

Surviving Layoffs. Participants will learn effective coping skills and what to do next from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18.

Professional Cover Letters and Resumes. Three workshops will teach participants how to write a proper cover letter and resume. Introduction to Resumes will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 20. A resume update class will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 19. The Job Search Letter Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. March 21.

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) representative Allen Sullivan will help people with disabilities find and keep jobs in their career choice from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20.

Registration is required. BERC is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2820.

Mount Airy resident directs WBI programs

Mount Airy resident Bonnie Hayman is serving as the program director at the Women's Business Institute.

Her responsibilities include developing and establishing programs to offer throughout the state.

Hayman has worked in advertising and media. She has an associate's degree from Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Va.

Based in Taneytown, WBI recently opened a Frederick office at Hood College. It is a nonprofit organization that helps female entrepreneurs.

Ellicott City veterinarian buys Sykesville clinic

Dr. Ellen Colwell has bought the Sykesville Veterinary Clinic, formerly owned by Dr. Chris Melluso.

Colwell was the primary veterinarian at Ellicott City Veterinary Clinic.

She has a bachelor's degree in animal sciences from Western Kentucky University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University.

The Sykesville clinic will focus on pets and small animals such as rodents and ferrets. Extended services will include chemotherapy, ultrasound and endoscopy.

Other offers will include discounts for multiple pets, discounts for senior citizens, a pick-up and delivery service for the elderly and handicapped, house calls, and extended drop-off and pick-up hours.

The Sykesville clinic is in the Abar Center off Liberty and Klees Mill roads.

Information: 410-549-7798.

Westminster center honors staff's dedication

Westminster Nursing and Rehab Center recently held its Associate Anniversary Recognition ceremony to honor those who have made their career caring for the elderly.

Twenty-one associates with one year to 20 years of service were honored for their dedication with plaques, certificates, flowers, gifts and lapel pins.

Among those honored was Georgia Miller, for 20 years of service as a certified nursing assistant.

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