Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

June 12, 2005


Farm Museum sets barbecue, music festival

The Great American BBQ Roadshow and Music Festival is coming to the Carroll County Farm Museum from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19.

The Kansas City Barbeque Society-judged event features cooking teams from around the country that will prepare their best barbeque recipes while competing for more than $15,000 in prizes and the chance to represent Maryland at the American Royale event in Kansas City and the Jack Daniels Invitational.

Musical entertainment will include the Katawaar Brothers, a Memphis rock 'n' roll and boogie woogie group; Elvis Priestly, an Elvis impersonator; Kelly Band; and Walter Jay and Texas Flood.

Food and beverages, including beer, will be available for purchase. Participating restaurants include: Boulevard & Beyond, Maggie's, Harry's Main Street Grille, Johanssons, Time Out Sports Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Old Fashioned Kettle Korn, and Barbie's BBQ Concession.

Admission is $10 for ages 13 to adult; children 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Museum memberships will not be honored for this event. No coolers, alcoholic beverages or pets are allowed.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-3880 or 410-848-7775.

Specialty tea to feature music, poetry readings

Poetry, music, and the language of flowers will be the theme of the Carroll County Farm Museum's specialty tea from noon to 2 p.m. June 22 and 23.

While sipping tea and nibbling sweet treats, visitors can learn how the flowers in the garden had meanings and were used by ladies and gentlemen callers as conversational tools during the Victorian era.

Music and poetry readings will be included.

The cost is $10 per person.

Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-386-3880.

Desoto Owners Club of Md. to hold classic car show

The Desoto Owners Club of Maryland will hold an All Desoto Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 at the Wheeler Village Museum, 112 Railroad Ave., Westminster.

The club is seeking Desoto owners to participate who may not be members of the local or national organization.

The event is free to the public. Car entry fee is $10, payable to the Desoto Owners Club of Maryland, care of the event director, Tom Kenney, P.O. Box 178, Hampstead, 21074.

Information: 410-239-7071.

Westminster library schedules wild day

Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St., will offer "Wild at the Library" for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) Wednesday.

Activities will include sandpainting and a petting zoo (weather permitting), face painting and stamping. Story times will be held at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Manchester sets Sunday park concerts

Manchester and Manchester Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor Sunday concerts in the park at 6 p.m. at the carnival grounds on York Street.

Guests may take a blanket or chair and enjoy an hour of free music.

Concerts will be held June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Senior center offers trip to Niagara Falls, Canada

The North Carroll Senior Center Site Council will sponsor a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Sept. 6-9.

The cost is $380 per person, double occupancy, with a $100 deposit required by June 30.

The package includes three nights' lodging in Niagara Falls, Canada, three breakfasts and three dinners. Sightseeing includes tours of Niagara and the falls, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat, and visits to a local winery, Welland Canal, Casino Niagara and Rossi Glass.

The trip is open to people age 60 and older. To enter Canada, a passport or a birth certificate with raised seal and photo identification are required.

All travelers must fill out intake forms at the senior center.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Seniors schedule classes, day trips this summer

North Carroll Senior Center has announced the following activities:

A trip to Midway, Del., will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 7. Reservations are required.

A trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., will be made Aug. 24 to see the musical 42nd Street. The cost is $50 and payment is due by Aug. 1.

New sessions of crafts, dancing and exercise classes begin in July. Registration is required.

The center is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Library branch slates activities for all ages

North Carroll library branch, 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 The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck.

"Wild About Reading Summer Kick-off" from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). Balloons and crafts will be featured during registration.

"Summer Writing Workshop with author Edie Hemingway" for ages 10 to 14 at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The first session will focus on writing exercises, story-starting techniques, structure, character and setting. The second session at 7 p.m. June 21 will focus on editing and revision.

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