Century High to stage `Winnie the Pooh'

October 28, 2003

Century High School will present its first fall production, Winnie the Pooh, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $5; free for ages 3 and younger with a paying adult.

The school is at 355 Ronsdale Road near Winfield.

Information: 410-386-4400.

Moms on the Move sets schedule of activities

Moms on the Move, a Sykesville-Eldersburg area community group, has announced coming activities.

Members will hold a Halloween party at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Wesley-Freedom United Methodist Church in Eldersburg. This seasonal children's party will include games, crafts, entertainment and snacks.

November events include a play day at Exploraworld in Columbia, a grocery store tour, a party for the club's newest members, Moms-only night out at Glazed to Perfection, a chance to shop while children play at Kathy's Creative Kids, and the monthly Moms book club.

Information: 410-549-4286.

Events for all ages planned at Eldersburg library

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

Family Story Time for all ages (3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. today on "Wash Day," and 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday on "Imagination."

Widow of Que-moy, by Jeff Chen, for adults at 2 p.m. Saturday. Chen will discuss the geographical and historical background of his book, which tells the love story of an American officer and a Chinese woman. He also will discuss the political relationship among the United States, Taiwan and China.

Chen served a year of compulsory military service on the island of Quemoy (Kinmen), where he witnessed artillery shelling from China. There he met the woman known as the widow of Quemoy, who became the protagonist Mary Wu for his novel. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday Read and Play for children to age 3 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Beyond for ages 7 to 10 at 7 p.m. Monday. This monthly book club will read and discuss an advanced picture book and do activities relating to the topic. Books will be read during the program.

The Eldersburg Book Club for adults at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 to discuss two short books, The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue M. Kidd, and From the Dust Returned, by Ray Bradbury.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Fire hydrant flushing may affect water pressure

The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will continue routine flushing of fire hydrants in the Freedom District through Friday.

Flushing will be done between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may experience minimum loss of pressure and cloudy water lasting about an hour when the hydrant in the immediate area is flushed.

It is suggested residents avoid using high-water-volume appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, etc.) during periods of low pressure and cloudy water.

Information: 410-386-2164.

Freedom Lions Club gives pool table to senior center

The Freedom District Lions Club has donated a pool table to the South Carroll Senior Center in honor of Lion George "Buddy" Wetzel, a center member.

Dale Keefer, chairman of the Lions Social and Senior Committee, led the project so members and visitors to the center could practice and play pool.

Jan Flora of the county Bureau of Aging attended the recent dedication of the table, along with Lions Bennie Hartmann, first vice president; Bob Miller, past district governor; and Bob Wesloh, Liz Eitemiller, Dale Keefer, Madge Keefer, Don Champ, Ellen Dix and Wetzel.

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