Community Notes


News and events from around Carroll County

September 18, 2005


Conservation banquet and auction Oct. 1

Carroll Pheasants Forever will hold its annual fall conservation banquet and auction Oct. 1 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster.

Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. and a live auction is at 7:30 p.m. The dinner features pit beef, fried oysters and fried chicken, vegetables, side dishes, dessert and beverage.

The evening includes raffles, games, a silent auction and door prizes.

Reservations are required by Sept. 25. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Optional annual membership is $30 for adults and $5 for youth.

Information: 410-751-1772.

Westminster Senior Center offers rubber stamping

The Westminster Senior Center will offer Creative Rubber Stamping at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. The cost is $2, and registration is required.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Westminster library offers baby tips for parents

Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St., will offer "My Baby and More" at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Happiest Baby Program is designed to teach parents effective techniques to soothe their baby's cries and help them sleep longer. Colleen Newman will present the program for parents of infants ages birth to 9 months and expectant parents. Registration is required. 410-386-4488.


Business group meets tomorrow in Union Bridge

The Union Bridge Business Association meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Buttersburg Inn on Main Street.

The next meeting is tomorrow. A deputy sheriff will be the speaker.

All businesses in and around the town are welcome to join and participate in activities. The goal of the association is to establish downtown Union Bridge as a gathering place and center of community life.

Information: 410-775-2711.

New Windsor to dedicate firehouse Saturday

The New Windsor Fire & Hose Company No. 1 will dedicate its new firehouse with ceremonies and a parade Saturday at 101 High St.

Events include a memorial dedication and memorial brick yard dedication at 10 a.m., a parade at noon, and dedication of the fire station and social hall at 1:30 p.m.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Guided tours of the new fire station will be held every 10 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and again from 3:30 p.m. to the end of activities. A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m.

Information: 410-848-3643, or 410-775-7402.

Church News

Keysville Evangelical Lutheran:

Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. today with Deacon Charles Barnhart's message, "Give, Give, Give." Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar. 410-756-6064.


North Carroll choral group to hold bingo

The North Carroll Choral Boosters will hold the annual Fall Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday in the North Carroll High School cafeteria at 1400 Panther Drive in Hampstead.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase. An early bird game will be held at 6:45 p.m.

Prizes will feature some new, retiring and Collector's Club baskets.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door.

Information: 410-857-4535.

Volunteers sought to plant trees at Leister Park

The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay need volunteers to help with tree plantings at Leister Park, 4134 Black Rock Road, Hampstead.

Participants can learn how trees are beneficial to the community and to wildlife.

Volunteers are needed Friday and Oct. 4 and 8. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

The park will open next year.

Information: 410-377-6270.

Hampstead men finish basic training in S.C.

Marine Corps Pvt. Douglas R. Woltz, son of Jill and Robert Bullock, and Marine Corps Pvt. James E. Snow Jr., son of Robyn K. and James E. Snow, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Both are Hampstead residents.


Car, truck show to raise funds for Alzheimer's

The Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club will hold its 13th annual Alzheimer's Association Benefit Car & Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Frederick Motor Vehicle Administration off Interstate 70.

The show is open to all makes of cars and trucks. Vehicle registration and spectator admission are tax deductible donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

An auction of donated items will be held at noon. The day will feature raffles, 50/50 drawings, dash plaques and goody bags to car show owners, prizes, oldies music, moon bounce and food.

Automotive-related vendors are welcome. Spaces are $25.

Rain date is Oct. 2.

Information: 301-829-0171, or 301-865-5270.

American Legion offers buffet dinners on Fridays

American Legion Post 191 of Mount Airy to offer buffet dinners to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday at the post home, 801 Prospect Road.

Buffets include a fish and vegetable selection. Drinks and dessert are provided.

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