Community college to mark Holocaust with stories, songs...

Carroll Digest

April 21, 2002

Community college to mark Holocaust with stories, songs

Carroll Community College will commemorate the Holocaust with "The Holocaust in Story, Song and Verse" by Joe Aronson at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room L284.

Aronson tells true stories, sings authentic songs and recites poetry of victims, rescuers and survivors, partisans and gentiles, Jewish fighters and Allied liberators. He tells the post-war responses of prisoners and scholars, theologians and religious denominations.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster. Information: 410-386-8000.

League of Women Voters to discuss Smart Growth

The League of Women Voters of Carroll County will hold an informational meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll Community College in Room L287.

John Frece, communications director for the Governor's Office on Smart Growth, will provide an update on the program.

Carroll Community College is at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 410-876- 6201.

Rep. Cardin to speak about foreign affairs

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, will discuss foreign affairs and international relations at 8 p.m. Thursday in McDaniel Lounge at Western Maryland College.

Cardin is a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission). He has been active in shaping health care policy.

He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, a ranking member and leading Democrat on the Human Resources Subcommittee and a member of the Social Security Subcommittee. In 2001, he was named by Worth Magazine as among the top "100 people who have influenced the way Americans think about money."

Cardin previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1967 to 1986, including seven years as speaker of the House and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee from 1974 to 1979.

Information: 410-857-2290.

County to offer recycling of electronics for residents

The Carroll County government has scheduled a free, one-day electronics recycling event for county residents.

Only televisions, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, computer mice, external disk drives, computer speakers, modems, remotes and cables will be accepted.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Northern Landfill, 1400 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster. Sponsors include Maryland Department of the Environment, Waste Management Inc., the Carroll County commissioners and the Bureau of Solid Waste Management/Recycling Operations.

Information: 410-386-2633 or 410-386-4550.

Community college to offer classes on Mideast conflicts

Carroll Community College will offer two four-session noncredit courses this spring in response to recent conflicts in the Middle East, Afghanistan and the surrounding region.

These courses provide a forum for the examination and discussion of historical and cultural information to better understand the present world situation.

Instructor Paula Russo, an expert in Islamic law, the modern Arab World and the Ottoman Empire, will teach "Islamic Fundamentalism and the Modern World" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays May 1 to May 22 at Westminster High School.

Students will gain insight into the world of Islam and the thoughts and actions of Islamic extremists.

She also will teach "Terrorism and the Middle East: A Historical Perspective" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays June 5 to June 26 at the college's 300 S. Center St. Annex in Westminster. Russo will explore the history and current events that have molded the Middle East and the relationships with the West.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Spiritual Center to hold two-day retreat in May

Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville will hold a two-day retreat, "Guests of God in Creation and Sacrament," from 5 p.m. May 3 to 2 p.m. May 5.

Participants will share in discussions of the God-given gifts we all have and how we use them to help others. Reflection on the Eucharist will help participants refocus how they see things in the world and in their lives.

The cost is $175 for sleepover guests and $115 for commuters. Reservations are required by April 28.

The center is at 1525 Marriottsville Road. Information: 410-442-1320, Ext. 312.

Carroll bus trip to visit historic sites in Annapolis

The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor a bus trip May 16 to Annapolis for a visit to the William Paca House and Garden, Hammond-Harwood House and Maryland State House.

Travelers will have lunch at an Irish pub in downtown Annapolis, with a choice of salmon salad or cottage pie. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations and lunch choice must be made by May 10.

The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from Ascension Episcopal Church and return about 5 p.m.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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