Beth Shalom of Carroll County will hold its annual Congregational Barbecue at noon Sunday at the synagogue. The community is welcome.
The synagogue also is selling tickets for a High Holy Day service to be held at the Best Western motel in Westminster.
Registration is now open for the 2002-2003 academic year for the synagogue's religious school, which meets twice a week.
Beth Shalom continues to hold Shabbat services at 8 p.m. every Friday.
The synagogue is at 2020 Liberty Road, Taylorsville. Information: 410-875-2800.
@SUBHEDLibrary plans sessions on robots, instruments
The Mount Airy library branch, 705 Ridge Ave., will offer:
"Year-round Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult) at 11 a.m. today, Animal Rock, and at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Snow Day.
"Peter Rabbit's Great Adventure Puppet Show" for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday. Children can follow Peter as he explores Farmer McGregor's garden.
"Abu the Flutemaker" for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult) at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Abu will demonstrate and play instruments such as the bedpostaphone and thunder drums. Tickets are required and may be picked up in advance.
"Robot Invasion Part II" for all ages at noon July 27. Rob Everhart from Team Half-Life and the robot Atomic Wedgie will present the program. Student representatives from the Lockheed Martin Botball team will talk about making robots and winning at botball. The program will be at the senior center next to the library and in the parking lot.
@SUBHED`Academic' team raising money for buzzer system
A team of South Carroll High School students will compete on the local television show It's Academic next season and is trying to raise money to buy a buzzer system for practice sessions.
Science teacher Gary E. Foote, who is coaching the team, said the buzzer system recognizes only one student as having buzzed first and is similar to those used on the show. Part of the competition rewards students who buzz first with an answer.
The cost of the system is $500. The team has raised $300 and is trying to raise the rest by the end of August, when practices start.
Anyone interested in donating to the team can call Foote at the school at 410-751-3575.
@SUBHEDNavy's Guy begins six-month deployment
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason D. Guy recently departed on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy, based in Norfolk, Va.
As part of the USS George Washington Carrier Battle Group and USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, he will participate in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Guy is the son of Betty and L.W. Guy of Mount Airy.
A 1995 graduate of South Carroll High School, he joined the Navy in May 2001.