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Community

December 04, 2005

North Carroll High School parents of ninth-graders are invited to an informational session at 7 p.m. Thursday to learn about the content of the High School Assessment tests.

Students who entered high school this year must pass the assessment tests as part of their graduation requirements.

The meeting will include an opportunity for parents to see what the tests look like and suggestions on how parents can help their children prepare.

Information: 410-751-3450.

Historical center will be open today

The Manchester Historical Center in the basement of the Municipal Building will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Special tours may be arranged by calling Julia Berwager at 410-239- 7673.

The museum displays clothing, school, special collections, photos and artifacts. A school room features Manchester High School and grade school class pictures.

A new addition is a book containing records from the Wink and Fuhrman Casket and Coffin company from 1879 to 1955.

The Municipal Building is at 3208 York St.

Information: 410-239-3200 or 410- 374-4404.

Library offers crafts, book group, stories

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

Homeschoolers Hour: "Reader's Theater" for ages 7 to 10 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a literature-based educational program.

"Holiday Crafts" for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The North Carroll High School Honor Society will help make holiday crafts to take home.

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 13 at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 12 to discuss Christmas After All by Kathryn Lasky.

American Girls Night: "Holiday Celebration with Josefina" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 15. The North Carroll Honor Society will tell stories, present theater skits and do crafts. Children are encouraged to take their dolls and dress up. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Students take top honors at speak-off

Two North Carroll High School seniors recently took top honors in the 2005 Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts Speak-Off Contest.

Katie Sandberg garnered first place, and Chelsey Truesdell took second place in the contest with the theme "Celebrate Conservation."

School News

North Carroll Middle -- The school will be closed tomorrow and Tuesday for pupils while staff assist in moving to the newly renovated sixth-grade wing. 410-751-3440.

Shiloh Middle -- School families and staff are collecting food and money donations to benefit the needy of Carroll County. Nonperishable food and money will be accepted through Dec. 16 and delivered to the Northeast Social Action Program. The school is at 3695 Willow St., Hampstead. 410- 386-4570.

Church News

Grace United Methodist -- The Advent sermon for today will be "Christ is Coming - With Comfort or Judgment?" Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead. 410-374-9400.

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