Taneytown to Swing into Spring on Saturday

April 24, 2003

Taneytown will hold its second Swing into Spring from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Taneytown Memorial Park.

At the park, visitors will find spring flowers, plants, arts and crafts, food vendors and entertainment, including clowns and children's activities. The DePaul Singers will perform a "Salute to Broadway" at noon on the center stage.

Visitors can ride a trolley to the downtown area for shopping at local merchants.

The trolley also will travel to Northwest Middle School for the Student Leadership Team's Celebrate Diversity Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Students and guests can make crafts from various cultures, make silkscreen T-shirts with the Celebrate Diversity design, observe chefs and sample their food, and experience cultural music and dance from around the world.

Pupil artwork, poetry, digital family albums, and PowerPoint cultural programs can be seen throughout the day. Guests will include: Tim Gregory, discussing African instruments and music from around the world; staff from the Carroll County Historical Society with a presentation on genealogy and "Climbing Your Family Tree"; three guests from International Classrooms; senior citizens from Taneytown; and the Taneytown library branch. Information on the school fair: 410-751-3270

Information on Swing into Spring: 410-751-1100.

Car show, spring fling set Saturday at bowling alley

The Street Cars of Desire and Thunderhead Bowling Centre in Taneytown will hold the eighth annual car show and spring fling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the bowling lanes.

Car registration is $7 and includes dash plaques for the first 100 cars to arrive, a free meal ticket and door prize ticket. Trophies will go to the top 10 cars, mayor's choice, longest distance and other categories.

The evening will include music, food, games, a muffler rap and sound competition. Glow bowling will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $7 for two hours of open bowling.

Proceeds will benefit American Legion Post 120's youth and children's fund.

Rain date for the car show will be May 2.

Information: 410-751-1210.

Union Bridge committee to hold breakfast Sunday

The Union Bridge Town Hall Funding Committee will hold its monthly breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at Union Bridge Community Center.

The menu will include bacon, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, chipped beef gravy, biscuits, fried potatoes and beverages. A bake table will be available.

Tickets are $5; $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12; and $5.50 for carryouts.

The community center is on Ladiesburg Road.

Information: 410-775-7400.

TV reporter to speak at business breakfast

The Taneytown Economic Development Commission will hold its monthly business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 2 at Thunderhead Bowling Centre at Routes 140 and 832.

Mindy Basara, news reporter and anchorwoman for WBAL-TV, will discuss "How the Media Works."

The cost for breakfast is $5.50, payable at the meeting. Reservations are required by Wednesday at 410-751-1100.

Boy Scouts schedule yard sale, flea market

Boy Scout Troop 299 will hold a yard sale and flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 on the parking lot of TLC Childcare Programs in Taneytown.

Vendor spaces are available for a $10 donation. To rent space, call Linda Ebberts at 410-756-4645.

The troop also will sell items to raise money for activities.

TLC is at 501 E. Baltimore St.

Information: 410-751-0363.

Harney Lions welcome two members to club

Harney Lions Club recently welcomed new members Herb and Mary-Lou Pletcher.

They were sponsored by Lion John Harner and welcomed by President Carroll Hively.

Church youth group to hold basket bingo at fire hall

St. Matthew's United Church of Christ's youth group will hold a basket bingo May 3 at the Pleasant Valley fire hall.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Early-bird games, additional cards, jackpots and raffles are extra.

Platters, soup and sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be available.

The fire hall is at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Information: 410-848-5163.

Key High School plans 5K Run/Walk for May 3

Francis Scott Key High School will hold a 5-kilometer Run/Walk and Kids Dash on May 3 at the school near Uniontown.

The cost of the 5K race will be $15 in advance for adults age 18 and older, and $20 on race day; and $5 less for ages younger than 18. The race will begin at 9 a.m. The quarter-mile Kids Dash will start at 10 a.m. and cost $5.

An award ceremony and raffle will begin at 10:20 a.m. The school is at 3825 Bark Hill Road.

Information: 410-751-3320.

Union Bridge church seeks applicants for scholarship

Union Bridge Church of the Brethren will award its 19th annual Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship in July to students in Frederick and Carroll counties.

Applicants must have attended Francis Scott Key, Linganore or Walkersville high schools, or have a relationship to the church, which Joanne Grossnickle attended.

Candidates must have completed one year of training beyond high school before being considered for the scholarship. For requirements and instructions for applying, write to the Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge 21791, or call the church at 410-775-2717.

The deadline for applications is June 16.

Public meetings

Taneytown planning: Taneytown Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 17 E. Baltimore St. 410-751-1100.

Union Bridge council: Union Bridge Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 104 W. Locust St. 410-775-2711.

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