Community Notes


September 04, 2005


Westminster library marks 25 years

The Westminster branch library will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month with special activities.

The library at 50 E. Main St. was dedicated Sept. 6, 1980. The new branch replaced the Davis Library, a former Methodist Church purchased by W.H. Davis for a community library.

Activities will include:

1980 Trivia Contest, Sept. 1-15: Completed contest forms, available at the library, must be turned in by closing time Sept. 15. Those with most correct answers will be eligible for a drawing for a DVD player. The contest is open to all ages.

FOR THE RECORD - A notice in the Sunday Carroll County section contained incorrect information on the Honey Harvest Festival to be held Sept. 11. The festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road. Activities will include beekeeping demonstrations and related events only. There will be no breakfast brunch, children's activities, folk music or crafts. There is no admission or parking fee for the honey festival or the Carroll Carvers Festival of Carving, also scheduled at the nature center Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 410-848-2517.

Anniversary Art Contest, Sept. 1--17: Children ages 6 to 18 are invited to design a cover for their favorite book. Cash prizes will be awarded in three age groups (6 to 9, 10 to 14, and 15 to 18).

Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday : The library's front park will be the site for Juggles the Clown, craft making and other activities. In event of rain, the party will be held inside.

Family Story Time Special, 1 p.m. Sept. 13: Stories, songs and a craft about the library will be featured for all ages. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

25th Anniversary Reception, 1 p.m. Sept. 16: Refreshments will be served and local performer Ben Sherman will provide music.

Information: 410-386-4490.

Friends of Carroll to hold Fall Fest and Auction

The Friends of Carroll Lutheran Village auxiliary will hold its 10th annual Fall Fest and Auction starting at 9 a.m. Saturday on the campus.

Auctioneers Ron Schmidt and Bryan Green will work simultaneously from two locations. On the block will be collectibles, furniture and a 1986 Toyota pickup truck.

Food will be available. A king-size handmade iris quilt will be raffled off. A silent auction will be held.

Information: 410-848-0090.

Honey Harvest Festival scheduled for Sept. 11

The Carroll County Beekeepers Association will hold its 19th annual Honey Harvest Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Hashawha Environmental Center, 300 John Owings Road.

A honey pancake brunch will be served all day. The cost is $3.

Besides honey and foods made with honey, the festival will feature bee demonstrations, candle making, honey extraction, honey judging, mead-making discussions, a beekeepers rodeo, children's activities, folk music and crafts.

As part of the honey harvest, the Carroll Carvers will hold its 15th annual International Festival of Carving from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Admission is $3 per person.

Hashawha admission is $2 per vehicle.

Information: 410-848-9040.

Author to discuss novel at Westminster library

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

"Meet Lucia St. Clair Robson" at 7 p.m. Wednesday for teens and adults. The award-winning author will discuss her latest historical novel, Shadow Patriots, a Novel of the American Revolution. Her other books include Ride the Wind, Walk in My Soul, Light a Distant Fire, The Tokaido Road, Mary's Land, Fearless, Novel of Sarah Bowman and Ghost Warrior: Lozen of the Apaches.

"Who Am I Related To?" at 2 p.m. Friday for adults. Katrina Kipe will lead this four-part program on how to do genealogical research. Registration is required. Information: 410-386-4488.


Networking breakfast is Friday

Taneytown Economic Development Commission will hold its monthly networking business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Thunderhead Bowling Centre, 4337 Old Taneytown Road.

Sen. David R. Brinkley, a District 4 Republican, will discuss "Issues For Our Next Session in Annapolis."

The cost for breakfast is $5.50, payable at the meeting.

Reservations are required by Wednesday at 410-751-1100, ext. 20.

St. James to hold spaghetti supper

St. James United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3000 Marston Road, (Route 407), near New Windsor.

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, desserts and beverage for $6.50. Children younger than 6 eat free.

Information: 410-635-2685.

Professional development workshops planned

The Taneytown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Professional Development Series 2005-2006 in cooperation with Carroll Community College.

The courses will be offered in five two-hour workshops every other month to members of the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce and the general public.

All courses will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road.

Courses include Basic Planning Considerations for Small Business, Sept. 15; Business Ownership Opportunities, Nov. 10; Tax Planning for Small Business, January 2006; Legal Issues for Small Business, March 2006; "Guerilla Marketing," May 2006.

The cost per series is $130 for Taneytown chamber members and $160 for nonmembers, or $30 per course for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Information: 410 756-4234.

St. Paul's church to offer Praise and Play Tuesdays

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