Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

October 05, 2003

Volunteer Carroll plans information sessions

Volunteer Carroll, a focal point for connecting county residents with volunteer opportunities, will visit public library branches this fall to acquaint people with the organization and volunteer needs in the community.

Information on volunteer opportunities for all ages, as well as student service-learning projects, will be available. Volunteer Carroll staff will answer questions.

Upcoming library visits are:

Mount Airy, 705 Ridge Ave.: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

North Carroll, 2255 Hanover Pike: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18.

Information: 410-871-6486.

Historical Society to hold monthly lunch talk Oct. 14

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box-lunch talk at noon Oct. 14 at Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Historical Society volunteer Susan Bundy will discuss "Genealogy Research at the Maryland State Archives." She will offer advice and strategies for expanding one's search for family history to the collections at the state archives.

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

Information: 410-848-6494.

NAACP branch to hold Freedom Fund Dinner

The Carroll County branch of the NAACP will hold its second Freedom Fund Dinner since being revived in 1998.

The dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Martin's Westminster.

The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.

Tickets are required.

Information: 410-751-7667.

Bureau of Aging collecting cell phones for seniors

The Bureau of Aging is conducting a recycling program to help senior citizens have cell phones for emergencies and computers for local senior centers.

Cell phones are being collected for a program that provides the phones free to senior citizens so they can call 911 in an emergency. Cell phones can be dropped off at the Bureau of Aging at 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster, 410-848-4049.

North Carroll Senior Center also is collecting cell phones that need repair or new batteries, as well as empty LaserJet, inkjet, fax and desktop printer cartridges. The cartridges are recycled to help the center earn computers and equipment for members to use.

Information: North Carroll Senior Center, 410-239-6400.

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