Community Notes


News And Events From Around Carroll County

April 03, 2005

Winters Mill to offer story of Huck Finn

Winters Mill High School will present Big River: The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Big River tells the story of Huck Finn and how he overcomes prejudices to befriend a runaway slave, Jim.

In addition to tackling difficult social issues, the 37 student actors and dancers perform 70 roles and sing 15 songs.

Tickets, $8 for adults and $7 for students, are available at the door an hour before the show or during lunch periods for $1 less.

Information: 410-386-1500.

Next Ladies Night Out is scheduled for Thursday

Downtown Westminster Promotions Committee will hold a Ladies Night Out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Women can have dinner at a downtown restaurant, shop at the specialty stores along Main Street, browse the library or check out the Carroll County Arts Council exhibits.

The Carroll County Historical Society is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with genealogy workshops at 7 p.m.

Information: 410-848-7116.

Westminster VFW plans karaoke, roast pork dinner

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 of Westminster is holding activities open to adults 21 and older.

Admission is free unless noted. The schedule includes:

Karaoke with a disc jockey from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and April 16 and 30.

A roast pork dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $6.50. Other a la carte food will be available.

The post is at 519 Poole Road.

Information: 410-848-9888.

`Women in Hats' is theme of Union Street service

The Worship Committee of Union Street United Methodist Church will celebrate "100 Women in Hats" on April 10 at the church, 22 Union St., Westminster.

Senior Pastor Daryl A. Foster will preach at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Janet Scott, pastor of the Celebration of Life Christian Ministries Inc., will bring the message at a 4 p.m. service.

A light meal will be served after the morning service. The Celebration of Life Praise and Worship Team will offer spiritual selections at the afternoon service.

Information: 410-848-9203.

Library to focus on horses in sessions, book clubs

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

"Prom Pizazz" for teens at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Teens will learn makeup techniques for special occasions. Registration is required.

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

"So You Want a Horse?" for ages 7 to 10 at 1 p.m. Saturday. Children will learn how to care for horses and meet a pony. Registration is required.

Junior Book Club for ages 7 to 10 years at 4 p.m. April 13 to discuss A Horse Named Seabiscuit by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski, and Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral by Kat Shehata.

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. April 14 to discuss Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Navy Recruit Saccente completes basic training

Navy Fireman Recruit Zachary Saccente recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

He is the son of Eleanore and Steven W. Saccente of Westminster.


Nature center offers exhibits and activities

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

The center offers nature and environmental exhibits and activities for all ages. Field trips may be arranged by appointment only.

Volunteers are welcome to help in a variety of areas. Memberships also are available through the town office.

The center sponsors an Earth Kids Club for ages 8 to 16 that will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Children learn about different issues relating to the environment. The cost is $2 for nonmembers and $1 for members. Registration is required. Information: 410-429-4329.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Specialist to speak on land preservation

The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Hampstead will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1373 N. Main St.

Ralph Robertson, preservation specialist with the Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, will discuss land preservation options and explain how the program benefits all residents.

Land preservation options are for landowners who want to be assured that their farm will continue as farmland and whose farms now have agricultural use assessment designation.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-374-4865.

Hampstead to take part in Chief's Challenge

The Hampstead Police Department will again participate in the annual Maryland Chief's Challenge beginning Tuesday and continuing through June 5.

The Chief's Challenge is a campaign designed as an intensive effort to educate the public on the lifesaving and injury-reducing benefits of safety belt and child safety seat use.

Hampstead police officers will conduct safety belt usage surveys and "enforcement" zones along town roads.

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