Community Notes


July 17, 2005


Re-enactment planned today in Patapsco

The Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe will hold re-enactment events today starting at 9 a.m. at 2815 Patapsco Road, Patapsco.

Activities will include re-enacting a day in the life of a Confederate soldier, from reveille to the evening meal. Discussions and demonstrations include "What They Wore and What They Carried" and "Cooking in the 1860s."

Talks with the actors on the art of war re-enactment and an invitational drill with spectators also will be held.

First Maryland Chaplain Matt Carothers will conduct a Civil War church service at 11:30 a.m. as it was carried out on the battlefield.

Visitors can enjoy the evening meal, sing Civil War Songs around the fire and visit with re-enactors in camp as they wind down the day.

Information: 410-848-9656.

Volunteer fire company to hold summer carnival

Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual summer carnival - one of the largest in the county - tomorrow through Saturday on the carnival grounds next to the firehouse on Route 140.

Rides, games and food booths open at 7 p.m. daily. Raffle drawings for cash will be held Saturday.

Discounted ride nights will be offered daily. The Saturday matinee will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a visit from the character Shrek at 2 p.m.

The matinee includes giveaways of eight bicycles and helmets for children in various age groups. Entry for the drawing is free with the purchase of an all-you-can-ride wristband. Children must be present to win.

Nightly concerts will be held, featuring: Jennifer Rose and MIXX, country, tomorrow; Big Cam and the Lifters, oldies, Tuesday; all new karaoke contest Wednesday; Big Wheeley and the Whitewalls, oldies, Thursday; Dean Crawford and the Dunn River Band, country, Friday; and Riding High, country, Saturday.

Information: 410-848-7172.

Mommy/Daddy date planned for July 29

Westminster City Recreation will hold a Mommy/Daddy date the evening of July 29 at Martin's Westminster.

The evening includes dinner, dancing, a commemorative photo and door prizes. The cost is $70 per couple.

Child care will be provided free by trained and screened staff. Children must be potty-trained.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Westminster library offers book club, story time

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

"Teen Online Book Club" this month to read and discuss Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares.

"Create a Visor" at 7 p.m. tomorrow for teens to make a visor from duct tape. Registration is required.

"Tiempo de Cuentos" at 7 p.m. Thursday for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). This story time in Spanish features stories, songs and activities.

"Winnie the Pooh Story Time" at 1 p.m. Friday for children 4 to 6 years old. A story, song and craft with Winnie the Pooh will be featured. Registration is required.

"Chocolate: The Sweet Facts" for ages 7 to 10 at 1 p.m. July 26. Children will learn about Milton Hershey, where chocolate comes from, hear stories and sample candy bars. Registration is required.

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to discuss Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Cased Closed by Patricia Cornwell.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Community worship service slated

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manchester will hold a community worship service at 10:30 a.m. today.

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.

The church is at 3184 Church St.

Information: The Rev. Matthew Schenning, 410-374-4463.

North Carroll center announces activities

North Carroll Senior Center has announced activities for this month and upcoming trips.

Senior information and assistance will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The Social Security Chorus will perform at the 1950s Theme Summer Party at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Deerfield Bingo will be played at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The monthly Site Council meeting will be held at 11 a.m. July 25.

A talk on advance directives and living wills will be held at 11 a.m. July 26. Seniors can learn about these legal documents, which protect their wishes if they are unable to make their own decisions.

"Learn to Crochet" is held from 10 a.m. to noon July 28 and Aug. 25. Basic crochet how-tos for beginners will be taught. The cost is $2 per class.

A trip to Midway, Del., will be taken Aug. 4. The cost is $10. Reservations must be made in person at the center.

A trip will be taken to Dutch Apple Theater in Pennsylvania Aug. 24 to see the musical 42nd Street. The cost is $50 and includes buffet, show and transportation. Reservations with payment are due by Aug 1.

The center is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Methodist women plan bus trip to Northwest

The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Women are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Northwest and Canadian Rockies from Sept. 12 to Oct. 1.

The trip will include visits to Glacier National Park, Columbia Icefields and Yellowstone Park.

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