Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

March 05, 2006

CENTRAL

Kids items to be sold Saturday

The Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Program of Westminster will hold its 11th annual Kids Consignment Sale of quality children's clothing and accessories from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 65 Washington Road.

The sale will feature children's school, dress and play clothes, pajamas and rain gear, baby equipment, swings, strollers, cribs, changing tables, nursery decor, safety equipment and toys.

Items that have been donated will be sold tax-free. A half-price sale on preschool items will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: 410-857-4389.

Basket bingo night to benefit charities

Deer Park Lions Club will hold a basket bingo fundraiser Saturday at the Gamber fire hall on Route 32 at Niner Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the kitchen opens at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for one set of cards. Extra cards, specials and raffles will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the club's charities.

Information: 410-848-4929.

Donations sought for silent auction

Westminster Fallfest is seeking donations for a silent auction to be held at the fourth annual Fallfest Gala on April 8.

All items are tax-deductible. Proceeds from this year's gala and fallfest will benefit Carroll Hospice, Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Kiwanis Clubs of Westminster and Mission of Mercy.

Information: 410-848-4883.

St. Patrick's lunch, jam session set

The Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave., has announced activities.

Creative rubber stamping will be offered at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.. Cost is $3; registration is required.

A St. Patrick's Day lunch of corned beef and cabbage and a program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Lunch reservations are required by March 13.

Jam musical sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Anyone who plays an instrument and wants to practice is welcome.

Information: 410-386-3850.

Library class aims to help new parents

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

"AARP Tax-Aide Program" for ages 50 and older starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow and March 13, 20, 27. Appointments are required for free tax preparation by an IRS-certified consultant. If filing jointly, come as a couple. Take last year's return.

Junior Book Club for ages 7 to 10 years at 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss Frindle by Andrew Clements.

"Cuentos y Cantos: La nieve/snow" at 7 p.m. Thursday for all ages (children under 3 with an adult).

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

"My Baby and More" at 7 p.m. March 15. 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 them sleep longer. Colleen Newman will present the program for parents of infants birth to 9 months and parents-to-be. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

SOUTHWEST

Financial seminar for businesses

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional development seminar on "Financial/Tax Planning for Small Business" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Airy Senior Center, 705 Ridge Ave.

Carroll Community College's Miller Small Business Resource Center will teach participants the key points of financial planning for small businesses and how the tax code may affect their success.

The cost is free for chamber members and $10 for others.

Information: 410-386-8012.

Beth Shalom plans Purim programs

Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County will hold Purim programs at the synagogue, 2020 W. Liberty Road, near Winfield.

The annual Purim Carnival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 12. Members are welcome to take their friends for a day of games. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The annual Purim Service will be held at 7:15 p.m. March 13. Participants are welcome to dress in costume for an evening of prayer, music and celebration.

A teen class will be held at 10 a.m. March 19. Teens are welcome to take their questions for a discussion. Reservations are requested.

An adult education class will be held at 11 a.m. March 19. Around the theory of Intelligent Design, participants will explore the Torah's creation accounts.

Interfaith families are welcome.

Information: 410-875-2800.

American Legion post to hold brunch

American Legion Post 191 of Mount Airy will hold a Sunday brunch from noon to 4 p.m. March 12 at 801 Prospect Road.

The brunch will feature made-to-order omelets, breakfast meats, fried potatoes, grits, pancakes, chicken and desserts.

The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Dance to follow bull, oyster roast

The Sons of the American Legion of Post 191 will hold a bull and oyster roast March 18 at the post home, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy.

Food will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include oysters, oyster stew, beef, fried chicken, vegetables and dessert.

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