Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

June 19, 2005


Whistle Stop to recount train wreck

The Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe at 2815 Patapsco Road, Patapsco, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Train Wreck starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and June 26.

The weekend will feature a historical recounting of the accident at 2 p.m., horse-and-buggy rides, homemade ice cream, pit beef barbecue and wine tasting.

The accident happened June 24, 1905, on the tracks just north of the village of Patapsco, 300 yards from the Whistle Stop.

A daily passenger train was heading north from Baltimore when it collided with a freight train that was headed for Patapsco and Lawndale, killing 28 people.

The accident was called the Western Maryland Railroad's worst.

The Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe includes a wide variety of unique merchandise in an 1850s general store.

Information: 410-848-9656.

Corbit's Charge Weekend to mark Civil War battle

The Historical Society of Carroll County and Westminster will commemorate the June 29, 1863, Civil War battle that took place in the city streets with a Corbit's Charge Weekend on Saturday and June 26.

The skirmish between Capt. Charles Corbit of the 1st Delaware Cavalry and Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry held up Stuart's arrival at Gettysburg, possibly altering the outcome of that battle.

Saturday's events include a Civil War encampment and troop drills starting at 10 a.m. at the Carroll County Multi-Service Building, 224 N. Center St.

June 26's events begin at noon at Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 N. Court St., with a troop muster, exhibits and sutlers, Civil War music by Gilmore's Light Ensemble, living history, battleground walking tours starting at 12:30 p.m. and a wreath-laying ceremony at 3 p.m.

The Carroll County Arts Council will show the Civil War film The Red Badge of Courage at 6 p.m. at the Arts Center, 91 W. Main St.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Library to offer sessions on weaving, musical show

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

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 7 p.m. tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind will sing, clap, tap and dance. Registration is required.

"Wonderful Weaving" at 1 p.m. Tuesday for ages 7 to 10. Children will learn textile weaving basics and make a small project. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.

"Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Family night at area Pizza Huts will help raise funds for the library. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales to the library. Coupons are available at library branches.

"Doctors to the Dead" at 7 p.m. Thursday for teens. Dr. Carol Allan, state medical examiner, will discuss what a medical examiner does and talk about real cases.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Clifton Lennon graduates from Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Clifton G. Lennon recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and was commissioned to his current rank in the U.S. Navy.

Lennon successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, to receive a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

He is the son of La Rue G. and Robert H. Lennon of Westminster.


Church offers Father's Day celebration

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a hay wagon concert and Father's Day cookout at 5 p.m. today at 3106 Shiloh Road, Hampstead.

Grilled food will be sold and volleyball games and a horseshoe tournament held.

The praise band from St. John's United Methodist Church will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. The group recently released its first CD, Gathering, which will be on sale at the concert for $12.

An offering will be taken to benefit Carroll Hospice.

In event of rain, the concert will be held inside the church.

Information: 410-374-4231.

Manchester sponsors concert in the park

The town of Manchester and the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Sunday concert in the park at 6 p.m. at the carnival grounds on York Street.

Iron Ridge will perform today.

Guests should bring a blanket or chair for seating.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Lineboro firefighters holding Barnyard Bingo

The Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 14th annual Barnyard Bingo on Saturday on the firehouse grounds at 4244 Main St.

Events will start at noon when the cow is turned loose in a grid-marked field to pick a winner. The ticket holder of the winning square will receive $1,000.

Adjoining squares will be worth $200 and corner squares $50. Squares adjoining the winners will be worth Haunted Hayride tickets. Ticket positions will be posted at the firehouse. Judges will determine the winners.

The afternoon will include pit beef and ham and other foods, and games of chance. Bingo tickets are $5 each and must be purchased by Tuesday. Tickets are available at area businesses.

Proceeds will benefit the firehouse expansion.

Information: 410-239-4670, or 410-374-2197.

Senior center plans two events Tuesday

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, has announced activities.

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