Former state Treasurer Dixon to be speaker at club meeting

October 07, 2003

Digests, Datebook

If you have information for the community digests or datebook, call Ellie Baublitz at 410-751-7910 during the day, leave a voice mail message after hours, or fax news releases to 410-751-7916.

Former state Treasurer Richard N. Dixon will be the guest speaker at the South Carroll Democratic Club meeting tomorrow.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. in the community room of Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

Information: 410-795-2896.

Freedom District residents to hold council meeting

The Freedom Area Citizens' Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Christian Church in Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.

All residents of the Freedom District community are welcome.

Information: Nimrod Davis, 410-795-2896.

Red Cross CPR classes scheduled in Eldersburg

Merritt Athletic Club is offering Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes at its Eldersburg location.

Adult CPR will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and infant/child CPR from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. A Red Cross fee is charged.

Classes are open to the public. The club is off Route 32 north of Liberty Road.

Information: 410-549-2894, Ext. 139.

World War II/USO dinner, dance to benefit museum

The Sykesville Gatehouse Museum will hold its second annual World War II/USO dinner and dance Oct. 25 at the Sykesville-Freedom District fire hall.

The Thom Roland Band, a 16-piece big-band orchestra, will perform period music. Door prizes and a contest for the best period-dressed couple will be awarded.

Tickets are $20 on sale at the museum, 7283 Cooper Drive. All proceeds will benefit the museum.

Information: 410-549-5150.

Winnie the Pooh, mystery for teens on tap at library

Eldersburg library branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering:

Family Story Time for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. today on "Fall Colors" and 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday on "Woolly Sheep."

"Home-schoolers Hour: Bats" for ages 7 to 10 at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Pupils learn through literature-based stories. Siblings are welcome.

"Winnie the Pooh" for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday. Stories and songs will be featured.

Eldersburg Book Club for adults at 2 p.m. Saturday to discuss Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris.

"Saturday Read and Play" for birth to 3 years at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Stories, rhymes and a playgroup will be featured. Children must be with an adult caregiver.

"Teen Mystery Game -Roswell" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Participants can become characters in the story to solve the mystery of who has been involved in extraterrestrial foul play at a beach house luau. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Lions Club recognizes individuals, businesses

Freedom District Lions Club recently recognized Freedom-area individuals and businesses that have helped in the past year with their fund-raising and charitable functions.

Guests included: Jeff Richards, owner of Richards Electronics; Betty Jean Maus, director of volunteer services at Springfield Hospital Center; Florence Oliver, principal of Liberty High School; and Courtenay Servary, principal of Piney Ridge Elementary School.

Also, Mel Fischer, council president of Messiah Lutheran Church; Brian Haight, Susan Haight and Harry Haight, Haight Funeral Home and Chapel; Cynthia Rallo, faculty adviser of the Century High School Knights Leos; and David Greenwalt, editor of the Eldersburg Eagle.

Joe Self, the club's immediate past president, presented a slide show for the guests on the Lions' community service efforts.

Liberty High graduate completes West Point basic

Cadet Sara Marie Knutson has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Cadets learn basic military skills and leadership during the summer as preparation for a career as an Army officer.

Knutson is the daughter of William and Lynn Knutson of Eldersburg and a 2003 graduate of Liberty High School. She plans to graduate from West Point in 2007 and be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army.

Public meeting

Sykesville council: Sykesville Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Town House meeting room at 7547 Main St. 410-795-6390.

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