Community Notes


October 09, 2005


Group to meet for worship

XALT, a time for teens and young adults to come together for worship and prayer, will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Winters Mill High School cafeteria.

The group is led by participating youth and meets the second Monday of the month.

The school is at 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-848-0446.

Flea market planned Friday and Saturday

Zion United Methodist Church will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Shipley.

Collectibles, housewares, toys, clothing, jewelry and more will be available.

Food will be sold. The sale will be held rain or shine.

Information: 410-848-9080, or 410-857-4444.

Farm Museum plans English Twilight Tea

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold an English Twilight Tea from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 in the Carroll Tea Room at the farmhouse, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Only one seating each day will be held. Registration is required.

The tea costs $15 and includes choice of tea, sandwiches, sweets and Earl Grey tea. The tea parlor will be lit by candlelight and feature English music.

A guided tour of the 1850s farmhouse will be included.

Information: 410-386-3880.

Westminster library offers Oct. events

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

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

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday 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


Shiloh church is holding its Fall Fest today

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold Fall Fest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today on the church grounds at 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead.

Family activities will include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin designing, scarecrow making, volleyball and a moon bounce, all for free. Food will be sold.

Starting at 6 p.m., the Acoustic Bonfire Hay Wagon Concert will be held, featuring the music of Mount Carmel Bluegrass Band, the Good Neighbors, Nic Mather and Paul Destefano and Friends.

The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the musicians.

Information: 410-374-4231.

Firefighters to open their House of Horror

Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department will tingle the spine of anybody who dares take on its Bedlam in the Boro haunted hayride or House of Horror this month.

The event will be held Friday and Saturday and Oct. 20 to 22 and 27 to 29 starting from the firehouse at 4224 Main St. Ticket-booth hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Attractions stay open until the last person goes through.

The wagon ride winds through three miles of dark roads around Lineboro, filled with scenes of ghosts, goblins, witches and other scary characters.

The House of Horror includes 3,000 square feet of spookiness and frights.

For the less hardy, a Bedlam Bypass nonscary ride for all ages will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets are $4 and include a trip to the pumpkin patch and face painting for each child.

The department will have food, including pit beef, french fries, baked goods and hot and cold beverages. Platters will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Other activities include a midway, carnival-type foods, games and entertainment.

Tickets are $9 for age 9 and older, and $6 for age 8 and younger for the hayride; $6 and $4, respectively, for the House of Horror. A combination ticket for both attractions is $12 and $8, respectively. RIP tickets (go to the front of the line, both attractions) are $20 for age 9 and older and $12 for age 8 and younger.

Information: 410-239-GHOST or 410-239-4467.


Blood drive by Lions Club will be Oct. 18

The Valley Lions Club of Pleasant Valley will hold a community blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Pleasant Valley fire hall.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended by calling Bobbie Davis at 410-848- 3163.

The fire hall is at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Senior center sets activities for month

The Taneytown Senior Center has announced activities for this month.

New sessions of Better Health and Wellness for Seniors I & II begin Thursday (II) and Oct. 17 (I). The cost is $20 for 12 weeks.

A Rubber Stamping class will be held Oct. 17. People with Arthritis Can Exercise program will be held at 10 a.m. Friday and Oct. 28. The class is free.

An Oktoberfest party will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 18. Live entertainment will be provided.

Sue Cronin and the Senior Information Assistance program will discuss options available for the Medicare 2006 plan at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Seniors can register for the program and ask questions.

The center is at 220 Roberts Mill Road.

Information: 410-751-4556.

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