Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

March 13, 2005


CCC to host Civil War event on Saturday

Carroll Community College will host the eighth annual "Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective" event from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

Sponsored by the college and Historical Society of Carroll County, the event features historians and experts of the era, educational workshops, and a walking tour of Uniontown. Bus transportation to and from the college is provided, and registration is required.

Keynote speaker John Schildt will discuss "Abraham Lincoln in Harpers Ferry and Antietam" at 9:30 a.m.

John Durant will perform music of the period during lunch and a concert at 3:45 p.m.

The cost is $29 for Carroll residents and seniors 60 or older and includes all sessions, concert and lunch. This event is not recommended for children younger than age 8.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Sandy Mount plant sale, flea market set April 30

Sandy Mount United Methodist Church will hold a spring plant sale and flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at the church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike.

Flower and vegetable plants and food will be available.

Vendors are needed for the flea market. Spaces are $15. Deadline for vendors is April 17.

Information: 410-876-1306.


Nature center Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center will hold an Easter Adventure and Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

An egg hunt and activities for children up to age 12 will be held. Children will be divided into four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to cover costs. Rain date will be March 26.

Information: 410-374-3395.

North Carroll library offers programs for all

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

"Computer Basics" for adults at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Registration is limited to three people.

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 12 at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow to discuss The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

"Story Pals: Tick Tock" for ages 2 and 3 with a caregiver at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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

"Read with Me: Tick Tock" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for ages 4 to 6.

"Bedtime Family Stories - Tick Tock" at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for all ages (3 and younger with an adult).

"American Girls Night - Kaya" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Stories, theater presentations and a craft will be presented. Registration is required.


Union Bridge to hold council election May 10

Union Bridge will hold a town election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 10 in town hall to elect three council members.

Qualified residents must be registered with the town to vote. Those registered through the county are automatically registered to vote in the town election.

Registration will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at town hall, 104 W. Locust St., until April 11.

Candidates for mayor and council must have lived in the town limits at least a year, be at least age 18 and a qualified voter.

Candidates must file a certificate of nomination with the town clerk by 4 p.m. April 11.

Information: 410-775-2711.

Library programs include stories and book discussion

The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer:

"Story Pals: Froggies" for ages 2 to 3 with an adult at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. Tuesday on "Going to the Zoo."

"Read and Play" for up to age 3 at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

"Family Story Time: Going to the Zoo" for all ages (3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

"On My Own Story Time: Going to the Zoo" for ages 3 to 6 at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Sip & Chat Book Discussion for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Liberty High sets college, career day

Liberty High School will hold a College and Career Day from 8:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

More than 50 professionals will talk to students about what it takes to be successful in the working world. Representatives of more than 20 colleges, universities, trade schools and military recruiters will attend.

Students can sign up for three speakers or the college fair, ask questions, see demonstrations, and meet people who are working in careers of interest to them.

Parents are welcome to attend but must sign in as visitors.

Information: 410-751-3560.

Basket bingo planned at Century High School

The Century High School sophomore class will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Friday at the school cafeteria, 355 Ronsdale Road, near Eldersburg.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Raffles, prizes, special games and refreshments will be featured. Proceeds benefit the class prom.

Information: 410-781-6557.

Belly dance workshop to be offered Saturday

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