Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

April 24, 2005


Professor to address ministerium

The Westminster Ministerium will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Westminster Church of the Brethren, Bond Street and Park Place.

Mark Hadley, assistant professor of religious studies at McDaniel College, will make a presentation and lead a discussion on "Just-War Theory," including some of the theological and philosophical reasoning behind it.

Information: 410-848-8090.

Public meeting set on Finksburg library

Carroll County Public Library officials will hold a community meeting about the proposed Finksburg Branch Library at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sandymount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike.

Progress on the design of the 10,000-square-foot library branch and 14,500-square-foot headquarters facility will be shared.

The design phase is expected to take about one year, with construction to begin in spring 2006. The library's cost is approximately $4.9 million.

Information: 410-386-4500, ext. 152.

Kiwanis Club plans Peanut Days this week

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster will hold Peanut Days on Friday and Saturday at the Westminster Wal-Mart.

The club gives away, but accepts donations for, the peanuts, which have been underwritten by area businesses.

All proceeds go to the community, nonprofit organizations and agencies, or scholarships.

Church schedules May Day procession

St. John Roman Catholic Church will hold its annual May Day procession to crown the Blessed Mother at 1 p.m. May 1 at the church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster.

All parishioners and friends are welcome.

Information: 410-815-2579.

Civil War re-enactors to camp at Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold a Civil War Living History Encampment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7-8 on the grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Regiments from the North and South will demonstrate daily camp life during the 1860s. Re-enactors must register in advance.

The event will feature a period fashion show at 12:30 p.m. May 8 and a Victorian garden tea at 3 p.m. both days. Tea tickets ($3) will go on sale at 2:30 p.m.

Farm Museum buildings will be open for tours and exhibits.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7 to 18 and 60 and older, and free for 6 and younger.

Information: 410-848-7775.

Dinner dance aimed at mothers and sons

Westminster Recreation Department will hold a mother-and-son date from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 18 at Martin's Westminster.

Boys must be in grades kindergarten to eight.

Tickets are $47.50 per couple and include dinner, dancing, a 5-by-7 photo, door prizes and gifts.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Westminster library schedules programs

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

"Seabiscuit Documentary" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. tomorrow. A documentary about Seabiscuit will be shown and a discussion held.

Junior Book Club for ages 7 to 10 years at 4 p.m. May 11 to discuss Nose Pickers From Outer Space by Gordon Korman.

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. May 12 to discuss Blues by John Hersey.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Hymn Sing will be held at 7 p.m. today

Lazarus Lutheran Church will hold its 14th annual Hymn Sing, "Sing His Praises," at 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro.

A bells, organ and piano prelude will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The Rev. Bud Kibbe will be song leader. Soloists, choirs, quartets, ladies groups, an instrumental ensemble and trumpet soloist will perform.

Information: 410-239-7010.

Public meeting to discuss senior apartments project

The North Carroll Senior Center will hold a public meeting on the Hampstead Elementary Senior Apartments at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Participants will get an update on the project and can ask questions.

Information: 410-239-6400.

North Carroll students to perform `Oklahoma'

The North Carroll High School Drama Club will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door.

The school is at 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead.

Information: 410-751-3450.

Superbowl XXXV football to be raffled off by school

As part of its "School Walk for Diabetes" fund-raiser, Manchester Elementary School will raffle off one of the 120 footballs used in Super Bowl XXXV, won by the Baltimore Ravens Jan. 28, 2001.

The ball has a display case and letter of authenticity.

The raffle will be held at the school Thursday. .

Tickets are $10 each or three for $20, a tax-deductible donation.

Information: 410-751-3410.

Fire Department to hold all-night cash bingo Friday

Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-night cash bingo Friday 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. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-239-2286.

Charlotte's Quest center to hold Spring Fest May 1

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