Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

November 13, 2005

CENTRAL

XALT group will meet at high school

XALT, a group for teens and young adults coming together in 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 every month.

The school is at 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-848-0446.

Girl Scout troops sponsoring dance

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 502 and Senior Troop 112 are sponsoring a fifth-grade Thanksgiving dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Westminster United Methodist Church social hall, 165 E. Main St.

Admission is $5.

The Stinger, a professional disc jockey, will provide the music.

Food will be sold. Prizes will be given away.

Dancers must be picked up at the door by a parent.

Information: 410-876-8106 or 410-848-4808.

Church is holding rummage/yard sale

Deer Park United Methodist Church is planning its annual indoor rummage/yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at Deer Park Road and Route 32 in Smallwood.

The sale will feature clothing and accessories, linens, furniture, appliances, yard and garden items, household goods and more.

Lunch will be available.

Information: 410-848-2313.

Lions Club schedules toy train show Nov. 20

The Deer Park Lions Club will hold a toy train show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster.

The Baltimore American Flyer Club will have a large operating train layout at the show.

About 150 tables will offer Lionel, American Flyer, Bing, Ives, HO, N and standard gauge trains and accessories.

Admission is $3; free for ages under 12.

Information: 410-848-4929.

Library programs include clubs, babies

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

"Teen Online Book Club" this month to read and discuss The First Part Last by Angela Johnson at teens.carr.org.

"Hot Times at Hollywood High" for teens at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Teens can solve the mystery at the school. Registration is required.

"Tiempo de Cuentos" at 7 p.m. Thursday for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult). This story time in Spanish features stories, songs and activities.

"My Baby and More" at 2 p.m. Saturday. Parents can take their baby for a demonstration of the Happiest Baby Program designed to teach parents simple, effective techniques to soothe their baby's cries and help their child sleep longer. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

NORTH

Craft sale planned at senior center

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will hold its annual Christmas bazaar and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The public is welcome to shop for gifts, crafts and decorations. Proceeds benefit the Site Council for programs and activities.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Leaf collection runs through Dec. 5

The town of Manchester will collect leaves every Monday through Dec. 5.

Residents should rake their leaves onto the curb line. Leaves should not be bagged.

A bulk trash pickup will be held Wednesday. Residents must call Hughes Trash Removal at 410-374-6467 by Tuesday for pickup of large items.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Hampstead kicks off holidays Friday

Hampstead will welcome the holidays with a lighting ceremony and visit from Santa at 7 p.m. Friday at the Main Street Memorial Park.

Santa and Mayor Haven N. Shoemaker Jr. will arrive by fire engine and visit until 9 p.m.

Information: 410-239-7408.

`Native Americans' event set Nov. 20

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center, 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester, will hold a "Native Americans" program for age 6 and older from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Participants will learn about Native Americans and their culture through artifacts and natural materials. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers.

To register, call 410-429-4329.

Library celebrates children's books

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

"Celebrate Children's Book Week" tomorrow through Saturday. Children can visit during the week to create a craft and write their favorite book title on a turkey feather.

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 13 at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow to discuss All the Way Home by Patricia Reilly Giff.

"American Girls Night - Tea Party" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. Thursday with the North Carroll High School Honor Society. Children can take their dolls or dress up. Registration is required.

The North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 to discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Church news

Greenmount United Methodist -- The annual Charge Conference will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday to elect officers and make decisions for the coming year. The church is at 2001 Hanover Pike. 410-374-8371.

Grace United Methodist -- The youth group will hold its annual Thanksgiving breakfast and football game at 8 a.m. Saturday at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead. 410-374-0195.

SOUTHWEST

Center to offer belly dancing

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