Community Notes


October 02, 2005


Antique motorcycle show set

Westminster Productions will sponsor the Westminster Regional Antique Motorcycle Show and Parts Extravaganza Oct. 15 and 16 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center and Shipley Arena on Smith Avenue in Westminster.

Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature all makes and models of motorcycles from 1900 to 1985 from around the world - the United States, Japan and Europe.

Entertainment will be provided, as well as guest appearances by Gary Nitson, Grand National champion racer, and Kerry McLean, Bonneville Salt Flats Guinness record holder for the fastest motorcycle in the world.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

A parts extravaganza will be held. Vendor spaces are available for $80 to $150. Vendor registration is required by Wednesday.

Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.

Information: 410-876-9696 or 443-340-7102.

Mother-Son Date planned Oct. 19

Westminster Recreation Department will hold a Mother-Son Date from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Martin's Westminster.

Boys must be in grades kindergarten to eight.

Tickets are $47.50 per couple and include dinner, dancing, contests, a photo, door prizes and gifts.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Library offers adult, kid activities

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

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare.

"Storm Chaser" for ages 7 and older at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Someone who chases down tornadoes and other violent weather storms will discuss their activities.

"eBay 101: Introduction to Buying and Selling on eBay" at 1 p.m. Saturday for adults. An eBay education specialist from Auction Safari will discuss the online auction service and demonstrate the ins and outs of using it.

Junior Book Club for ages 7 to 10 at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 to discuss On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to discuss Watership Down by Richard Adams.

"Teen Online Book Club" this month to read and discuss How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports by Gary Paulsen at

Information: 410-386-4488.

Local Navy petty officer deployed

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J. McGinnis recently departed on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, based in Norfolk, Va.

The son of Danny McGinnis of Westminster, he joined the Navy in December 2002.


Quest center plans events for children

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month and weekdays by appointment at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

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

Activities include:

Nature Nook for ages 2 to 6 at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Crafts, hands-on experiences, stories, hikes and live animals will be featured. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers.

Outdoor classroom for ages 5 to 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 13. Home-schooled children and others can learn about natural science. This month's topic is forests. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers.

Earth Kids Club for ages 8 to 16 meets from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Children learn about issues relating to the environment. The cost is $2. Registration is required at 410-429-4329.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Senior center offers activities

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, has announced coming activities.

A program on Social Security and the new Medicare Prescription Plan will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Quilting classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays starting Wednesday. The cost is $30 for 10 classes. The project will be a Nativity scene wall hanging using applique techniques.

A pottery class will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays starting this week. The cost is $20 for 12 weeks. Participants will learn to paint and glaze molded pieces.

A volunteer recognition program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Volunteers sought for tree plantings

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 benefit the community and wildlife.

Volunteers are needed Tuesday and Saturday. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Information: 410-377-6270.

Library sets science, discussion sessions

North Carroll branch library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will offer:

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 12 at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 10 to discuss Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

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