October 16, 2005


Homestead breakfast set for Saturday

The Union Mills Homestead will serve a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the tannery building on the grounds at 3311 Littlestown Pike. The historic Shriver grist mill will provide fresh stone-ground flours for making buckwheat, cornmeal and whole wheat pancakes.

The menu also will include country sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for all you can eat.

Tours of the Shriver homestead and grist mill will be available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The gift shop opens from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Information: 410-848-2288.

Spaghetti supper at Carroll Lutheran

The Friends of Carroll Lutheran Village will hold its fall spaghetti supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the 205 St. Mark Way dining room on the village campus.

The menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and dessert.

The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children age 6 and under.

Proceeds will be used for projects and services to benefit village residents.

Information: 410-848-0090.

Legion post sets Halloween parade

American Legion Post 31 will sponsor its annual Halloween parade through downtown Westminster starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

The parade route will run from Dutterer Family Park to Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to Longwell Avenue.

Groups and individuals interested in participating should call 410-848-1180.

Weightlifters to pump for charity

The Westminster Family Center is sponsoring a benefit bench press Oct. 29 at the center, 11 Longwell Ave.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to donate $15, with proceeds going to Access Carroll to help the underinsured and uninsured with medical expenses.

Men and women are welcome, as are all weight classes. Deadline for registering is Saturday. Bench press champion Scott Bixler will preside.

Information: 410-751-5501.


Quest center to offer fall hike today

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center will hold a free Family Fun Walk at 3:30 p.m. today.

Families can hike around the grounds looking for signs of autumn.

The center is at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Grace UMC to hold Bible study sessions

Grace United Methodist Church will hold a Bread and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays this week to Nov. 16.

The study will focus on forgiveness in relation to the Beatitudes.

The church has Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.

The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead.

Information: 410-374-9400.

Nursing home plans Fall Fest this week

Long View Nursing Home will hold its annual Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the lobby at 3332 Main St., Manchester.

Crafts, baked goods and decorative items will be featured. Lunch will be served.

Information: 410-239-7139.

Firefighters to hold cash bingo

Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-night cash bingo Nov. 4 at the Firemen's Activities Building on York Street.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with a buffet served at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and include dinner and a card package. Jackpot cards and extra packages will be available for sale at the door.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-239-2286.

Library offers craft, computer sessions

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

"E-mail Basics" for adults at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The class is limited to three people. Registration is required.

"Stamping with Jan" at 7 p.m. tomorrow for adults. Participants should take a photo to make a personalized 6-inch-by-6-inch page. The workshop will focus on accessorizing your scrapbook.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Taneytown guided tours to be offered

The Taneytown Heritage Committee will sponsor free guided historical walking tours of East Baltimore Street, West Baltimore Street, Frederick Street and York Street from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The one-hour tours will start at Every Bloomin' Thing at 9 York St.

Tour guides Elaine Wantz, Pat Lawyer, Tyler Boone, Thelma Bohn, Jim Fair, George Motter, Anna Motter, Fairy Flickinger, Nancy Keefer and Helen Gorman will showcase town history and architectural styles.

Information: 410-756-4234.

Book signing set for educator, priest

The Taneytown History Museum will hold a book signing for David W. Shaum, author of A Dam Good Town, his remembrances of growing up in Taneytown, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

He has fond memories of friends, townspeople and events from his youth in the 1920s and 1930s.

Shaum attended St. Joseph's Parochial School and graduated from Taneytown High School. He attended Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, and was ordained a priest in 1946.

He taught at Mount St. Mary's for 42 years, and in 1993 wrote his memoirs of life there.

Information: 410-756-4234.

Holloween party in New Windsor

The New Windsor Fire Department will hold a Halloween masquerade party and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 in its new fire hall at 101 High St.

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