Daylong events to teach New Windsor history

October 02, 2003

The New Windsor Heritage Committee will sponsor New Windsor Heritage Day starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in the fire hall on Main Street.

A town history presentation will be given at 11 a.m. by Terry Wiley, committee president. She will use maps to give a visual history of New Windsor.

A silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring antiques, art, collectibles, gift certificates and a Freedom Quilt made by town youths. Lunch will be available in the fire hall from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historical exhibits also will be featured at the Dielman Inn until 4:30 p.m.

Mary Ann Ashcraft will give a talk at 1 p.m. on "Remembering Sebastian Hammond, African-American Tombstone Carver." Historian Tom Legore will present "Village by Moonlight: New Windsor and the Gettysburg Campaign" at 3 p.m., about the town's involvement in the march to Gettysburg.

A historic homes tour will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m., featuring five private homes: Vida Callier, 324 College Ave.; the Isaac Atlee House owned by Sam and Doris Pierce, 120 Water St.; the Rev. and Mrs. Peter Green, 124 Main St.; Deborah Lemkin, 122 Church St.; and Donna Pisle, 112 Church St.

The day will conclude with a "Nostalgia Presentation: An Evening of Oral History" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring residents talking about their experiences growing up or working in and around the town.

Tickets for the house tour are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Exhibits and talks are free.

Information: 410-848-2275 or 410-836-9836.

Fire department to show prevention at open house

Union Bridge Fire Company will hold a fire prevention open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse.

The Fire Prevention Safety Trailer will be on site to teach children fire safety. Demonstrations of firefighting and rescue will be given.

The firehouse is at 8 W. Locust St. Information: 410-775- 7422.

Benefit spaghetti dinner to be served at St. Paul's

The New Windsor-area Youth Cluster will hold a fund-raising spaghetti supper from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

The menu will include spaghetti with meat or vegetable sauce, salad, Italian bread and beverage.

The cost is $5; $3 for ages 6 to 12; and free for age 5 and younger.

The church is at 200 Main St., New Windsor. Information: 410- 635-2442.

Pancake breakfast to raise money for fire company

New Windsor Fire Company will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday in the fire hall on Main Street.

The menu will include pancakes and sausage, eggs, gravy, pudding and hominy.

The cost is $6 and $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit the fire company's building fund.

Information: 410-775-7402.

Recreation council resets basketball registration dates

Taneytown Recreation Council has announced new dates for registration sessions that were postponed because of bad weather.

Final basketball registration for grades one through eight will be taken from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at Northwest Middle School, 99 Kings Drive.

For those who have registered, reporting dates for team selection have been changed to 6 p.m. on these days: Oct. 20 for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and Oct. 22 for boys; Oct. 21 for seventh- and eighth-grade girls and Oct. 23 for boys.

First- through fourth-grade team selection dates remain the same.

Information: 410-386-2103.

Barnyard bingo Oct. 11 is fire company fund-raiser

New Windsor Fire Company will hold barnyard bingo at noon Oct. 11 at the carnival grounds on Atlee Avenue.

Tickets are $5. The winning square will be worth $500, with adjoining squares worth $100 or $25. Food and beverages will be available at noon.

Proceeds benefit the fire company's building fund.

Information: 410-775-7402.

Volleyball, aerobics, karate scheduled by rec council

Taneytown Area Recreation Council has announced continuing programs.

Recreational volleyball for ages 18 and older is played from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Northwest Middle School gym. The cost is 50 cents a week.

Tae kwon do-style karate classes are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Taneytown Senior Center. The cost is $45 a month or $55 for the family. Registration is open. A uniform is required. Information: 410-848-6682.

Aerobics for beginners to advanced levels will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 10 at Northwest Middle School. The cost is $20.

Information: 410-386-2103.

Stories and knitting class to be presented at library

The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer:

Family Story Time for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 9:45 a.m. today on "Really Red" and 7 p.m. Wednesday on "Slow and Steady."

Play Games at the Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday for teens. Youths can learn and play board games. Those who beat the librarian can win chocolate.

"Knitting for Beginners" at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 for adults. Participants will learn the basics of knitting, stitches and choosing yarn and needles. A supply list will be given at registration.

"Yours, Mine & Ours: Living in a Blended Family" at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 for all ages. Michele Barattucci of the Carroll County Training and Development Center will discuss common issues divorced families face.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Church news

Keysville Evangelical Lutheran: Worship with Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Deacon Charles Barnhart Jr.'s sermon "Act Accordingly." Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar. 410-756-6064 or 410-751-1416.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran: Worship with Holy Communion will be at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Church school is at 9 a.m. Sunday. An informal worship with Holy Communion will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. 410-751-1203.

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