St. Paul's United Methodist Church will offer Praise and Play for children from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays starting this week.
Wendy Bopst will lead children in games, music and organized activities. For information, call 410-875-9129.
At 11:45 a.m. Sept. 11, soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be served. Donations are requested for mission projects.
The next book club meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 to discuss The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler.
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.
Church school is at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.
The church is at 200 Main St., New Windsor.
Taneytown library offers book clubs for teens, adults
The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer:
"Teen Online Book Club" this month to read and discuss The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck at teens.carr.org.
The Sip & Chat Book Discussion for adults at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 to discuss Deception by Denise Mina.
Keysville Evangelical Lutheran:
Worship with holy communion will be held at 10:30 a.m. today. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:30 a.m. Charles Barnhart Jr. is deacon. The church is at 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar. 410-756-6064.
Event to honor pastor leaving Eldersburg
Faith Lutheran Church in Eldersburg will hold a luncheon today in honor of Pastor James Stoltenberg and his wife, Judy, who will be moving to a new church.
After 13 years of service to the congregation, Stoltenberg will become pastor of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Hanover, Mass.
The couple began their ministry at Faith Lutheran on Sept. 4, 1992.
Church to offer ALPHA series on Saturdays
Faith Lutheran Church will offer ALPHA, a practical, nondenominational approach to Christianity, this fall.
The free 10-week series will be held at the church, 1700 St. Andrews Way in Eldersburg, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14.
Programs begin with supper, followed by a video presentation and large- and small-group interaction. Child care will be provided, if needed.
ALPHA includes a local Saturday daytime retreat. Adults interested in learning more about the Christian faith or strengthening their faith are welcome.
Yard sale Sept. 17 at carnival grounds
The Ronnie Legore Activities Park will hold a giant yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Gamber & Community Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds, Route 32 and Niner Road.
Spaces are available in two sizes: 10 feet by 10 feet for $20, and 20 feet by 20 feet for $30.
Hydrant flow tests set for Sykesville/Freedom
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will conduct hydrant flow tests between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Sykesville/Freedom District, weather permitting.
Area subdivisions and streets that will be affected are Benjamin's Claim, Hunter's Crossing, Bennett and Oklahoma roads, Oklahoma Road and Stillwater, Bennett and Pawtucket roads, Londontown Boulevard, Melville and Oakland Mills roads, and Springfield Hospital.
Residents in the affected areas may experience minimum loss of pressure and cloudy water lasting up to an hour after testing. It is advisable to refrain from using high-water-volume appliances during periods of low pressure and cloudy water.
Information: 410-386-2164 or 888-302-8978, ext. 2164.
Activities for all ages set at Eldersburg library
Eldersburg branch library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering:
Drop-in Crafts for all ages (children younger than 3 with an adult) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
"Homeschoolers Hour: Books and Beyond" for ages 7 to 10 at 2 p.m. Thursday.
"The Internet for Absolute Beginners" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required.
"Aha! Science at Your Library Presents Roaring Rockets" for ages 7 to 10 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. J.C. Cramwood hires Plain Jane to build a rocket to carry his frog into space. But the rocket doesn't work and he takes her to science court. Youths will build a balloon rocket to learn how rockets fly. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.
"Make a Handcrafted Pumpkin Card" at 2 p.m. Saturday for teens and adults. Participants will make a quilted note card with a pumpkin theme. Materials will be provided; no sewing or quilting experience is required. Registration is required.
`Gorey Stories' production opens Sept. 11
The Mount Airy Players will present Gorey Stories, a musical based on the artwork and stories of Edward Gorey, on Friday, Saturday and Sept. 11, 15, 16 and 17 at the Frederick Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick.
All shows are at 8 p.m., except for a 3 p.m. matinee Sept 11.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. Group rates are available for eight or more people.
Information: 301-829-3321, or email mtairyplayers@hot mail.com.
Fire department to hold renovations fundraiser