Hampstead fire company to hold basket bingo April 5

sponsors needed

March 20, 2002

Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will hold basket bingo April 5 at the fire hall.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door for three cards for 20 games.

Refreshments will be sold. Additional cards, jackpot games and raffles will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at Raver Insurance Agency and Petals Flowers & Gifts in Hampstead.

Sponsors for baskets are needed. Anyone wishing to sponsor a basket or donate a door prize should call the numbers below.

Information: 410-374-5088 or 410-239-2406.

`The Velveteen Rabbit' to visit N. Carroll library

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. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs and activities are featured.

"American Girls Night" at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow for ages 7 to 10. North Carroll High School Honor Society members will tell American Girl stories and present theater skits and crafts. Children can take their dolls or dress up. Registration is required.

The Drama Conservatory's presentation of The Velveteen Rabbit at 10 a.m. Saturday for all ages (recommended for ages 5 and older).

North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Manchester Elementary is honored for kind acts

Manchester Elementary School has been named a "Do Something" National Champion School for participating in the Kindness and Justice Challenge.

The challenge is a national education initiative in which students in kindergarten through 12th grade perform acts of kindness and justice for two weeks after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January.

Manchester pupils performed 1,691 positive acts during that time to improve their school and community.

Pupils did things such as holding the door for others, helping classmates and walking a grandmother's dog.

The school had the second-highest number of acts in the state.

Public meeting

Hampstead planning: Hampstead Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St. Information: 410-239-7408.

Around town

Manchester Elementary: Paige Herbert, a geologist, will present a program to fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Information: 410-751-3410.

Church news

Grace United Methodist: A Lenten Vespers service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27. Services will focus on meditation, prayer and the movement of the Holy Spirit. The children's choir will present a mini-musical The Easter Tree during the 10:30 a.m. worship Palm Sunday. The children will decorate an Easter tree. They will sing songs about each ornament. The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead. Information: 410-374-9637.

Greenmount United Methodist: Palm Sunday worship will be held at 10 a.m. Michael McGuire and Mark and Chris Grobaker will provide music. 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: Worship for Palm Sunday with holy communion will be at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Verna Call's sermon, "Psalm of Lament." The Gold Bells and adult choir will provide music. The church is at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. Information: 410-374- 1304.

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