Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

January 19, 2003

Government offices, schools, libraries closed tomorrow

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow.

Carroll County public libraries, senior centers and public schools also will be closed tomorrow.

McDaniel College to hold King celebration tomorrow

McDaniel College will hold a celebration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Alumni Hall with the national theme "Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off."

The program will feature a speaker, a candle lighting and a performance by the college's Gospel Choir.

Before the evening program, at 3 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, the film 4 Little Girls will be shown. The documentary by Spike Lee chronicles the September 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that killed four young black girls. The documentary includes an interview with George Wallace.

Information: 410-857-2791.

Event to benefit memorial for fallen firefighters

The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association Prevention and Life Safety Committee will hold a Longaberger basket bingo to benefit a statewide memorial to fallen firefighter/rescue and emergency medical personnel.

The event will be held Feb. 1 at Sykesville-Freedom District fire hall on Route 32 at Freedom Avenue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. All prize baskets are filled.

Proceeds will go to the career and volunteer firefighter/rescue and EMS services memorial that will be built in Annapolis to honor those who died in the line of duty.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by check, made payable to CCVFA, at Companion's Country Store on Liberty Road near Eldersburg or by calling 410-775-0351, 410-876-3740, 410-552-0675 or 410-875-9587.

County delegation to hold public hearing Saturday

The Carroll County delegation to the General Assembly will hold its annual public hearing to discuss proposed legislation at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be held in the public hearing room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St. in Westminster.

The public is invited. Information: 410-876-4530.

Weekend retreat planned for gay, lesbian Catholics

Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville will hold a weekend retreat for gay and lesbian Catholics and their parents Feb. 14-16.

Consultant Karen M. Finn, the Rev. Joseph Muth and Sister Marianne Yannarell will lead sessions during which gays and lesbians can share their feelings through reflection, discussion and prayer in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

The cost varies for singles and couples, residents and commuters. The registration deadline is Feb. 7. The center is on Marriottsville Road.

Information: 410-442-1320.

Historical society plans preservation awards

The Historical Society of Carroll County board of trustees is establishing the Carroll's Heritage Preservation Awards to honor the efforts of citizens who work to protect, restore and share Carroll's history.

Individuals and groups can nominate projects for awards. Projects can be efforts to restore a building, protect and preserve a landscape or site, or document county history and culture.

Awards will be presented May 8 as part of the celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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