Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

June 26, 2005

CENTRAL

Health fair to focus on minorities

The Minority Health Council will present its third annual Cancer Awareness Day and Health Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Dutterer Family Park, off Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster.

Live music, Latin dance and stepping demonstrations, children's activities, testimony from cancer survivors and free food, including healthful selections and ethnic dishes, will be featured.

Health information and screenings will be provided.

Dutterer Family Park features a tot lot and other playgrounds, restrooms, a pavilion and walking trails.

The Minority Health Council sponsors this health event to help eliminate disparities in health among minority groups.

Information: 410-876-4443 or 410-848-8701.

Choral concert to feature county, Estonian singers

Westminster and the Community Foundation of Carroll County will sponsor the Paide Girls Choir Sirjelind, Festival Chorus and Voce Viaggio in an international benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Winters Mill High School auditorium, 560 Gorsuch Road.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Sirjelind was founded in 2001 and is based at the Sirje Grauberg Singing School in Paide, Estonia. The visiting group includes 25 female singers ages 13 and 23. They sing Estonian folksongs, Estonian composers' songs, classical music, sacred music, contemporary choir music, songs from movies and musicals, and several original songs written by conductor Tiina Kivimae.

Paide is Westminster's sister city.

Voce Viaggio group from the Children's Chorus of Carroll County traveled to Estonia, Sweden and Finland last summer on its first international trip. They performed in four cities in Estonia, including Paide, where they performed with Sirjelind.

Also performing will be the Carroll Festival Chorus, a Westminster group that includes singers from different choirs.

Tickets are $12 in advance for adults, and $15 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Tickets are available at locations around Westminster. Advance purchase is recommended.

Proceeds will go to the Westminster-Paide Partner City Fund to support exchange programs.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Library to hold book talks, programs about animals

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

"Grrreat Animal Tales with Gary Lloyd" at 7 p.m. Wednesday for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult). Children will learn about jungle animals, such as how the rhino got his thick skin and why monkeys live in trees. Registration is required.

"The Three Little Pigs," a puppet show, at 1 p.m. Friday and July 5, at 7 p.m. July 6, and 1 p.m. July 8 for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult) Registration is required.

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. July 6 to discuss The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan.

Let's Talk Classics for teens and adults at 7 p.m. July 14 to discuss The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

Information: 410-386-4488.

NORTH

Library has activities set for all ages

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

North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow to discuss One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

"Meet Margaret Peterson Haddix" at 2 p.m. Tuesday for ages 10 to 14. Haddix will discuss her book Running Out of Time and her current projects. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

"Grrreat Animal Tales with Gary Lloyd" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult). Children will learn about jungle animals, such as how the rhino got his thick skin, how the tiger got his stripes, and why monkeys live in trees. Registration is required.

Wow Saturday: "Dinosaur Days" at 10 a.m. Saturday for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult). This summer reading program story time features stories, music and activities.

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 12 at 6:45 p.m. July 11 to discuss Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Senior center is taking reservations for Del. trip

The North Carroll Senior Center is taking reservations for a trip to Midway, Del., on July 7.

The cost of the trip is $10, but participants will be eligible for a $10 rebate.

The bus will depart from the senior center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. All participants must fill out emergency-information forms before going on the trip.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Immanuel Evangelical hosts St. Andrew's Society

As part of a summer worship series, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester will welcome members of the St. Andrew's Society on July 3 at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. A Scottish piper will perform. The church is at 3184 Church St.

Information: 410-374-4463.

Hampstead Baptist offers vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible school will be held at the Hampstead Baptist Church beginning tomorrow through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

The theme this year is "Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari."

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