Finksburg conservation plan to be the topic of meeting

October 11, 2004

Carroll County government officials will hold a community information meeting on the Finksburg Corridor Conservation Plan from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Sandymount Elementary School gymnasium, 2222 Old Westminster Pike.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by county planning staff, who will answer questions and hear comments from residents about the preliminary draft of the plan.

The draft of the plan and an accompanying map were prepared taking community input into consideration. The text is detailed in newsletter No. 3, a copy of which was mailed to households in the study area.

The newsletter and proposed map changes can be viewed at http://ccgov.carr.org/plan-d/finksburg/index.html.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Zion United Methodist plans weekend flea market

Zion United Methodist Church will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Shipley.

Collectibles, housewares, clothing and accessories, jewelry, toys and furniture will be featured for sale. Refreshments will be sold.

Information: 410-857-4444.

United Churches of Christ to hold their fall meeting

St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Westminster will host the 2004 Catoctin Association fall meeting starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The theme for the conference will be "The Still Speaking Church," with workshops on spirituality by Bruce Epperly, stewardship by Robert Zeigler, biblical storytelling by Carol Halman, German church relationship by Fred Wenner, and the "God is Still Speaking Initiative" by Jerry Foltz.

Other workshops will feature Mark Wakefield, Holly Miller, Mary Ellen Rhoderick, Amy Sens and Esther Zeigler.

The Catoctin Association includes United Church of Christ churches in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, Loudon County in Virginia, Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia, and Jacobs United Church of Christ in Fairfield, Pa.

Activities will include an opening and closing worship, the latter led by youth.

Information: 410-848-5975.

Library branch to offer ghost walks this month

Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St., will offer:

Family Story Time for all ages (3 and younger must be with an adult) at 1 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday on "Falling for Fall."

Junior Book Club for ages 7 to 10 years at 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss The Cat Who Got Carried Away by Allan Ahlberg.

Nonfiction Book Club for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts.

Let's Talk Classics for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday. The monthly program focuses on classic literature and children's literature. This month's selection is Dubliners by James Joyce.

A middle school lock-in from 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Middle-schoolers are invited to spend the night in the library. Activities will include the film The Birds at the Carroll Arts Center, karaoke and dancing with a disc jockey, and a "fear factor" ice cream social. Registration is required.

Saturday Story Time: "Falling for Fall" at 11 a.m. Saturday for all ages (3 and younger with an adult).

Nonfiction Book Club II for adults at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 to discuss Climbing Higher by Montel Williams.

A Ghost Walk for ages 10 to adult at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 27 and 28. After a slide show of haunted sites around downtown Westminster, the group will visit sites where ghosts and legends abound. Children younger than age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Book Discussion Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 to discuss Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Area couple celebrate their 50th anniversary

Nancy and the Rev. Louis Dubost Jr. of Westminster recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a week in Ocean City, followed by a cruise to Alaska last summer.

They were married Aug. 7, 1954, at Wilton Heights Methodist Church in Baltimore while Louis Dubost was serving in the Marine Corps.

They have been in the Free Evangelical gospel ministry for 44 years, serving in churches in North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Bermuda. They currently are in Columbia.

Public Meetings

Common Council: Westminster Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane. 410-848-9000.

Planning and Zoning: Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane. 410-848-9000.

Around Town

Deer Park council: Deer Park Recreation Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at Mechanicsville Elementary School annex, 3838 Sykesville Road. 410-386-2103.

Recreation council meets: Sandymount Recreation Council will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Sandymount Elementary School, 2222 Old Westminster Pike. 410-386-2103.

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