Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

March 02, 2003

Democratic club meets tomorrow in Westminster

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Frisco Family Pub in the Carroll Plaza Shopping Center on Englar Road, Westminster.

Brendan Schlauch will discuss the Young Democratic Club of South Carroll High School.

Information: 410-795-0144.

Expert will address taxpayers association

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

John Kotmair, an expert on federal income taxation, will discuss "The Liabilities of Federal Taxation." He will answer questions from the audience.

All property owners are welcome.

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

County asks for help revising Mount Airy plan

Carroll County is updating the comprehensive plan for the Mount Airy Environs community, which includes all of Election District 13.

Residents are invited to two workshops to give their opinions, especially on the area's strengths and weaknesses and its challenges and goals.

The first workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Airy Middle School library, 102 Watersville Road. If school is canceled that day, the workshop will be rescheduled.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Scholar will discuss racial injustice in courts

Rogers M. Smith, the McDaniel College Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, will discuss racial injustice in the court system at 8 p.m. Thursday in McDaniel Lounge.

Smith, a University of Pennsylvania professor who focuses on American constitutional law and American political thought, will spend two days on campus meeting with students and faculty members and participating in classroom discussions.

Smith taught at Yale University from 1980 to 2001, where he won Yale College's Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Prize. His book Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History was a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in history.

The lecture Thursday is free and open to the public.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Three services planned for World Day of Prayer

Christian women in Carroll County will sponsor three ecumenical services around the county Friday to mark the World Day of Prayer.

The first service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave., Sykesville. A lunch will be held afterward. For reservations, call Edna Johnson at 410-795-0273.

Carroll Lutheran Village will hold a service at 2 p.m. in Krug Chapel Auditorium on the campus off Old New Windsor Road. Lunch will be served. Call Nancy Dean at 410-848-2140 for reservations.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church will hold a service at 7 p.m. at the church, 200 Main St. in New Windsor.

The theme of this year's prayer service, which was written by Lebanese women, is "Holy Spirit, Fill Us." The service includes references to the Song of Solomon and stories of Lebanon and its people, who are recovering from a long civil war.

The local services are sponsored by Church Women United, an ecumenical movement that reaches 25 million Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women.

Information: Dean, 410-848- 2140.

Family center schedules classes, Irish celebration

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

An employability class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants will learn to create a resume, practice interviews and explore their interests and career choices.

The state's family centers will have an Annapolis Day on March 11. The agenda includes a visit with the governor. Those wishing to go should sign up at the center.

A "Luck o' the Irish" celebration for St. Patrick's Day will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 17. The event includes games and an Irish lunch.

Registration is required for all programs.

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

Historical society holds monthly box lunch talk

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

Maryland Historical Society volunteer Hallie Dame will tell "The Saga of Betsy Patterson," the daughter of a Baltimore merchant who married Napoleon's brother Jerome Bonaparte.

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

Information: 410-848-6494.

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