Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

April 10, 2005


Annual run slated for Wednesday

The Westminster Road Runners Club will hold its 24th annual Main Street Mile on Wednesday evening in downtown Westminster.

One-mile events begin at 7 p.m. at 360 E. Main St. and end near the Westminster library branch at 50 E. Main St.

Motorists should be advised that both lanes of East Main Street will be closed to traffic between Colonial Avenue and Liberty Street (Route 27) from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to ensure the safety of runners.

Information: 410-848-8332.

Westminster music backers set date for basket bingo

The Westminster High School Instrumental Music Boosters will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the school, 1225 Washington Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Information: 410-875-5829.

Walk for the Shepherd scheduled for April 23

The Shepherd's Staff will hold a Walk for the Shepherd fund-raiser from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 in Westminster, starting from 30 Carroll St.

Food, T-shirts and prizes will be included. Walkers are needed to raise money for the ecumenical outreach and support center.

Information: 410-848-8870.

Library offers programs for children and adults

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

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

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

Information: 410-386-4488.

Daddy-daughter date slated for evening of May 11

Westminster Recreation Department will hold a daddy-daughter date from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 11 at Martin's Westminster, 140 Village Shopping Center.

Girls must be in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Tickets are $47.50 per couple and include dinner, dancing, a 5x7 photo, door prizes and gifts.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Marine Pfc. J. Payne graduates with honors

Marine Pfc. Justin D. Payne recently graduated with honors from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C., and is currently receiving specialized training at Fort Knox, Ky., where he is a unit guide.

He is the son of Donna and Mike Scrivner of Westminster and a 2002 graduate of Westminster High School.

School's pupils and staff are featured in new book

The pupils, staff and teaching methods at William Winchester Elementary School are the focus of a new book, Teaching the Elements of Powerful Writing Using Great Fiction and Nonfiction Models, by Midge Madden and Jane Sullivan.

Over the past three years, the school has focused its professional development on strategies and instruction that will make students better readers and writers.

Madden, a researcher and reading and literacy professor at Rowan University in New Jersey, worked closely with teachers and instructional assistants for the project.


Grace United to celebrate anniversary

Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate its 144th anniversary at the 10:30 a.m. worship today.

The new addition also will be dedicated.

The church's history, displays and hope for the future will be featured.

Anyone with old photographs or articles about the church that they would like to lend for the celebration can call the church office.

Grace United Methodist Church started in 1861 as Union Chapel.

A lunch will be served after worship.

Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead.

Information: 410-374-9400.

Buffet and cash bingo scheduled for April 29

Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-night cash bingo April 29 at the Firemen's Activities Building on York Street.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with a buffet served at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30. The admission price includes dinner and a card package. Jackpot cards and extra packages will be available for sale at the door.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-239-2286.

Library offers programs for children and adults

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

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 12 at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow to discuss Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

"E-mail Basics" for adults at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The class is limited to three people. Registration is required.

Homeschoolers Hour: "Reader's Theater" for ages 7 to 12 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. .

"For Parents Only" at 7 p.m. April 18. Parents will learn how online computer resources can help the family through databases the library subscribes to, including educational sites.

American Girls Night: "Kit" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. April 21. 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.

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