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July 14, 2002

Blood drive, Kids Club set at TownMall

TownMall of Westminster has announced its events calendar for this month.

TownMall Kids Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. A different theme is featured each week.

A blood drive by the American Red Cross will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 22 in the storefront across from the Shoe Department. Blood supplies are critically low in the region.

Carroll French Horn Choir will perform a patriotic concert at 1 p.m. July 27 next to the food court. About 15 musicians will participate.

Information: 410-857-0300.

State insurance agency offers consumer help

A representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration will be at the state comptroller's office in Westminster from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Citizens who have questions about their insurance coverage or who need help with filing a complaint against their insurance company are encouraged to attend. The state comptroller's office is at 532 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 306. Appointments are not required. Information: 800-492-6116.

CCC summer offerings include business classes

Carroll Community College will offer two summer courses, "How to Start Your Own Consulting Business" and "Starting a Mail Order Business."

A home-based mail-order business can entail anything from the sale of recipes to high-priced electronics. In "Starting a Mail Order Business," students will learn how a mail-order business operates, where to locate suppliers, how to develop effective advertising, and how to work with a profitable product.

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3.

Those who have training or knowledge that could be useful to others may want to enroll in "How to Start Your Own Consulting Business." This course will provide students with information to set up a consulting practice. Topics include skills assessment, pricing policies, marketing and legal considerations.

The class, taught by MaryAnn Garst, will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Animal-control course at CCC business center

Carroll Community College will open its Business and Training Center this fall with the East Coast Animal Control Officer Training program as one of many new programs to be housed in the facility.

Basic training for a career in animal control will be offered from Oct. 6-17 at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster. Animal-control officer training, an 88-hour competency-based curriculum, is suitable for new and veteran animal-control personnel.

Topics will include animal diseases; animal characteristics and behavior; handling and observation of such animals as horses, pigs, cats and dogs; and animal handling equipment.

Students also will learn about wildlife laws, assessment of animal cruelty, crime scene recognition and security, interview and interrogation techniques, investigation and report writing, photography and courtroom preparation.

The college will be one of the few institutions on the East Coast to offer animal-control training. The program expects to draw students from around the region, officials said.

An advisory committee composed of members from the Humane Society of the United States, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, Humane Society of Carroll County Inc., Montgomery County Police and Charles County Animal Control contributed to the training program.

The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions have endorsed the East Coast Animal Control Officer Academy. Information: Kathy Menasche, 410-386-8108.

Carroll Lutheran receives $1,000 foundation grant

Carroll Lutheran Village recently received a $1,000 grant from Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation's New Connections program in recognition of the volunteer service of M. Rebecca Leister.

Leister is a financial associate of Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood. The grant honors Leister's service and also serves as a way for Leister to help Carroll Lutheran, to which she has been committed since its inception.

Leister is a founding board member of the Friends of the Village auxiliary and is active in its programs. She also shares her expertise in financial planning with village residents, and has presented educational seminars on various aspects of financial planning, gift-giving and long-term care insurance.

Carroll Lutheran Village plans to use the grant money to expand a "connections program" between middle school children and the population of the village.

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