Community Notes


July 10, 2005


Union Mills site to hold Civil War event

Union Mills Homestead will hold a Civil War Encampment starting at 10 a.m. today on the grounds at 3311 Littlestown Pike.

The annual ice cream social also will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundaes will various toppings will be available.

Activities will include drills and demonstrations, a blacksmith, and tours of the Shriver Homestead and Grist Mill for a small fee.

A clown, wagon rides, food by Kountry Kafe and Katering, and music by the Little German Band will be featured.

Information: 410-848-2288.

Methodist church group to hold tea Saturday

Deer Park United Methodist Church women and the Sisterhood will hold a tea at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, Route 32 and Deer Park Road, Smallwood.

Anita Gutschick will give a dramatic presentation of "Women in the Bible," including Sarah, Naomi and the sinful woman, plus her own journey of faith.

Tickets are $12 and must be reserved by Thursday.

Information: 410-848-3711 or 410-549-7955.

Automobile show focuses on the Desoto

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

Spectator admission is free. Car entry fee is $10, payable to the club, care of Tom Kenney, P.O. Box 178, Hampstead, 21074.

All Desoto entrants receive a custom photo calendar featuring their classic car from the Wheeler Automotive Group.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with the show from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

An "Ask Dr. Desoto" booth with a team of experts will be available to answer questions.

Information: 410-239-7071.

Farm museum plans tea and croquet

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold tea and croquet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the farmhouse, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

The tea will be held on the 1850s farmhouse porch, followed by a game of croquet on the lawn for those who wish to play.

Only one seating for 36 people will be held. Registration is required.

The tea costs $10 and includes a choice of iced or hot tea, sweet treats and a guided tour of the farmhouse.

The gift shop will be open. Children can visit the farm museum's animals.

Information: 410-386-3880.

Westminster library plans magic show

Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St., will offer "The Magic of Roger Lindsay" at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.


British pastor to lead church for a month

Greenmount United Methodist Church will participate in an exchange program with a pastor and his family from England.

The Rev. Howard Stringer, his wife, Michelle, and two children, Gareth and Liam, will arrive tomorrow and stay until Aug. 24.

A welcoming reception will be held July 17, when Stringer will begin leading worship services. He will continue leading services through Aug. 21.

The church is at 2001 Hanover Pike. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Information: 410-239-9705.

St. Paul's church plans movie night

St. Paul's Independent Church of Millers will hold an Off the Wall Movie Night at dusk Friday, featuring Last Flight Out.

The church youth group will sell hot dogs, popcorn and soda.

Attendees should take blankets or chairs.

The church is at 5010 St. Paul Road. Information: 410-374-1875.

Immanuel Church sets community worship

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manchester will hold a community worship service at 10:30 a.m. July 17 at 3184 Church St.

Members of the police and fire departments, town officials and residents are invited to participate. God's blessing will be asked for those in public service.

Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22 with the theme "Davey and Goliath's Circus Spectacular." Bible stories, arts and crafts, games, music, drama and worship will be featured. Registration is available from the church office or the first day of Bible school.

Information: 410-374-4463.

United Methodist church plans Vacation Bible School

Grace United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. July 18-22 with the theme "Open Door at the Circle G Ranch."

Crafts, sing-alongs, missions, recreation and snacks will be featured. A closing program will be held at 10 a.m. July 24. Registration is required.

The Christian education program will offer an intergenerational movie and snacks at 9:15 a.m. in the gym today.

Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Charles Hagan will play the musical saw.

The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead. Information: 410-374-9400.

Library offers events for 'tweens, teens

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

A book discussion group for ages 9 to 12 at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow to discuss Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

"Art Wear Workshop" for teens at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Teens can take a shirt, canvas shoes or jeans to decorate with paint or markers. Registration is required: 410-386-4488.


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