Manchester's final concert of summer will be Sunday

September 15, 2004

The Manchester town government and fire company will co-sponsor their final monthly summer concert Sunday on the carnival grounds on York Street.

The free concert will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the band stand. Concert-goers should take lawn chairs.

Free Wheeling will perform.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Library offerings include stories, art, book club

North Carroll branch library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will offer:

Family Story Time for all ages (children age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and 10 a.m. every Thursday.

"Bedtime Family Stories" at 6:45 p.m. today on "Wonderful Weather" for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). Stories, songs, activities and a craft will be featured.

"American Girls Night - Samantha" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow. Stories, theater presentations and a craft will be presented by the North Carroll High School Honor Society. Children can take their dolls or dress up if they wish. Registration is required.

"Stamping With Jan" for adults at 7 p.m. Monday. Water color techniques to use with stamping will be demonstrated and a project completed.

The North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 to discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Church honors minister for 60 years of service

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manchester recently held a service of recognition and reception for the Rev. Ellis Kretschmer, who served the church from 1968 to 1988.

The occasion was Kretschmer's 60th anniversary of being ordained into the ministry. He continues to preach weekly.

The service was presided over by the Rev. H. Gerald Knoche, bishop of the Maryland-Delaware Synod.

The Revs. Matthew Schenning and Norma Schenning, current pastors at Immanuel, presented a plaque to Kretschmer.

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