Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

February 02, 2003

Democratic Club to meet tomorrow in Westminster

Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Frisco Family Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center in Westminster.

Robert Frank will give an analysis of the 2002 election.

The public is welcome.

Information: 410-795-0144.

Taxpayers association meeting tomorrow

The Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Senior Center.

Ted Zaleski, acting county director of budget and management, will discuss the budget and taxes and answer questions.

The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave. Information: 410-840-9699.

Environmental forum Wednesday in Eldersburg

The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a coalition of environmental organizations around the state, will hold a series of public forums this month.

The agenda for the meetings will include a discussion of the Ehrlich administration and how proposed budget cuts will affect environmental programs.

Residents concerned about Maryland's environment, communities, air and water quality and the Chesapeake Bay are encouraged to attend the forums.

The Carroll County meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Eldersburg library branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, off Liberty Road.

Information: 410-268-8833.

Stonecarver's history topic of box lunch talk

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon Feb. 11 at Church of the Ascension at 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Mimi Ashcroft researched the work of African-American stonecarver Sebastian "Boss" Hammond, who lived and worked in Carroll and Frederick counties in the mid-19th century. She will discuss "Sacred to the Memory: The Carvings of Sebastian Hammond."

Participants should take a lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is $2 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Family Center programs on `winter blues' planned

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

A program on "Shaking the Winter Blues" will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

A Valentine's lunch will be held at noon Feb. 13. Members should sign up at the center.

The center will be closed Feb. 17 for Presidents Day.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Target spring gala set March 8 at Martin's West

Target Community & Educational Services Inc. will hold its 16th annual spring gala from 7:30 p.m. to midnight March 8 at Martin's West off Security Boulevard.

The theme for this event, celebrating Target's 20th anniversary, is "Bella Venezia, Welcome to Venice." The evening will feature dancing to the sounds of Black Tie, dinner and a silent auction. Black-tie dress is optional.

Tickets are $100 per person. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 21.

Target supports individuals with disabilities and their families through education, vocational and recreational programs.

Information: 410-848-9090.

Youth to show talents sought for spring expo

The Alliance, an initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, is seeking young people ages 12 to 20 to demonstrate their talents at the Celebrate Youth Expo, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Talents and performances are being sought in music, art, photography, sports, magic, dance, horseback riding and in a car show. All skill levels are welcome.

Application and registration is required through the Alliance at 410-871-6373. Application deadline is March 1.

The expo is the culmination of Celebrate Youth Year, which showcases the positive contributions of the county's youth.

Volunteer Carroll forum held on youth service

Volunteer Carroll, the volunteer center serving Carroll County, recently held its first Nonprofit Forum with representatives from 32 local nonprofit, government and faith-based agencies who learned how to encourage voluntarism.

Guest speakers highlighted local training opportunities for volunteer program managers and service learning with a program on "Engaging Youth in Service to Your Organization."

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