Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

July 31, 2005


Westminster communities set `night out'

Westminster neighborhoods will participate in the 22nd National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Residents around Westminster will lock their homes, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

Westminster police officers have been assigned to communities, where activities will be held.

Locations include Bishop's Garth Apartments, parking lot; Eagleview, tot lot on Burning Tree; Furnace Hills, tot lot on Windsor Drive; West Main Street, Westminster Union Bank parking lot; George Street at Madison Avenue; and Union Street, Union Street Church parking lot.

In conjunction with National Night Out, a Night Before event will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dutterer Family Park on Winters Street.

Information: 410-848-4646.

Charity concert planned for Saturday at college

Bands for Benefits will hold its fifth music festival for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll Community College Rotary Amphitheater, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Bands will include Rude Buddha, Eleven: 54, Ballyhoo!, Monty's Fan Club, SGR, Case of the Mondays, the Superspecs, Bad Larry, Silent Film, the Fad, the Hourlys, As Seasons Fall and the Finals.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. The music begins at noon. The concert is free but donations for the society will be accepted.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Corn roast festival planned in Union Mills

Fresh corn on the cob will be the featured item at the Union Mills Homestead's annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The corn comes with fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, rolls and butter and iced tea or lemonade. The cost $11, and $5 for children younger than age 12.

The homestead is seven miles north of Westminster at 3311 Littlestown Pike. Information: 410-848-2288.


Senior center offers trips and activities

North Carroll Senior Center has announced activities and trips.

An ice cream social will be held tomorrow. Participants can make sundaes. The cost is $1.

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

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

The center is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Quest nature center offers activities for kids, teens

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

The center offers nature and environmental exhibits and activities for all ages. Field trips may be arranged by appointment only.

The center sponsors an Earth Kids Club for ages 8 to 16 that meets from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the second Friday of the month. Children learn about issues relating to the environment. The cost is $2 for nonmembers and $1 for members. Registration is required. Information: 410-429- 4329.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Senior center is sponsoring Sept. trip to Niagara Falls

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

The cost is $380 a person (double occupancy). All travelers must fill out reservation forms at the senior center.

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

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

Information: 410-239-6400.


Free concerts on Sundays in New Windsor

New Windsor will sponsor a series of free summer concerts at 6 p.m. Sundays next month at the gazebo at Route 75 and Main Street.

In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the fire hall on Main Street. Visitors should take a lawn chair.

Scheduled concerts are: Aug. 7, Scott Cator & Orchestra; Aug. 14, Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus; Aug. 21, Stardust Memories, sounds of the Andrews Sisters; Aug. 28, the Flying Scotsman.

Information: 410-635-6575.

Trinity Evangelical offers Bible school

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Davey and Goliath's Circus Spectacular, the Taneytown-area community vacation Bible school, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. Aug. 8 to 12 at 38 E. Baltimore St.

Activities include crafts, music and snacks. Classes are open to children age 4 through sixth grade. A Bible study class for adults will be led by local ministers.

Volunteers and donations of craft supplies and snacks are needed for the program.

Information: 410-596-2361.

Taneytown library lists August activities

The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer:

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