South Carroll Project Linus to try to make a difference

October 24, 2003

The South Carroll High School chapter of Project Linus will participate in Make a Difference Day at North Carroll High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that makes blankets to distribute to children and teens to help them through medical treatments, hospital stays or traumatic situations. All blankets are donated to local hospitals, shelters and other organizations that help children.

Beverages and snacks will be provided, but participants may want to bring lunch. Everyone is welcome and volunteers are needed to help make as many blankets as possible. Volunteers are invited to bring their sewing machines if they would like to machine stitch.

Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. Needed items include 100-percent cotton fabric -- solid colors or prints (child or teen appropriate), yard-sized fleece and flannel, batting, thread, precut squares, and gift cards to Wal-Mart or Jo-Ann Fabric. Donations for Make A Difference Day may be brought to North Carroll High tomorrow.

Information: 410-751-3575.

Annual bazaar tomorrow at Prospect United church

The Prospect United Methodist Church Women will hold their annual October Daze bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the church social hall and sanctuary near Mount Airy.

A Christmas shop, crafts, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, potted plants and a white elephant table will be available in a country store atmosphere.

Chicken platters, soup, sandwiches, desserts, pies and beverages will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the church's missions programs.

The church is at 5923 Woodville Road. Information: 301-829-0944.

Berrywine Plantations offers wine, cheese tasting

Berrywine Plantations, Linganore Winecellars, will hold a free Spiced Wine and Cheese Tasting Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The vineyard will serve hot, spicy Regatta and spiced apple wine with cheese and crackers.

The winery will offer tours and tastings of other wines.

The vineyard is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. Information: 410-795-6432.

Fire company to hold pumpkin contest Sunday

The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual open house and pumpkin contest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the firehouse.

Activities will include the Sprinkler Trailer, Safety Trailer, Thurmont Canine Search and Rescue Team, and child identification and fingerprinting.

The pumpkin contest is open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded for each grade. Pumpkins and decorating materials will be supplied (no carving allowed).

Pumpkin decorating will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with judging at 3:15 p.m. The cost is $6 at the door. Costumes are optional and also will be judged. Proceeds benefit the fire company's Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee.

The firehouse is at 702 N. Main St. Information: 301-829-0100.

Longaberger basket bingo set Nov. 1 at St. Michael's

St. Michael's Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Nov. 1 at St. Michael's Church near Mount Airy.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Reservations are recommended.

Tickets include three cards for 20 games, four filled special baskets, four filled raffle baskets and door prizes. Refreshments will be sold.

The church is on St. Michael's Road. Information: 410-549- 2649, 301-831-5436 or 301-829-1249.

Library sets story time and trick-or-treat event

The Mount Airy library branch, 705 Ridge Ave., will offer:

Story Time for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 11 a.m. today and 11 a.m. tomorrow on "Smelly Stories," and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday on "Tricks and Treats."

"The Musical World of Jane Austen" at 7 p.m. Wednesday for teens and adults. Robin Armstrong, professor of music history and literature at McDaniel College, will use musical examples from Austen's life on a walk through her novels, such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma.

"Trick or Treat at the Library" from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for all ages. Children are invited to drop by in costume for a treat.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Public meeting

Mount Airy planning: Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 110 S. Main St. 410-795-6012.

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.

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