April 02, 2006


Winters Mill to present `Mattress'

The Winters Mill High School theater department will present the musical Once Upon a Mattress at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The play is a takeoff on the Princess and the Pea fairy tale.

Jean Burgess is directing the 20 student actors and 30 technical workers.

Tickets will be available during school lunch hours for $6 or at the door for $7.

Information: 410-386-1500.

Carroll YMCA to hold open house, egg hunt

The Carroll County Family YMCA will hold a membership open house, Community Healthy Kids Day and Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at the center on Route 32 off Route 97.

All events are free. The open house and Healthy Kids Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the egg hunt will be at 1:35 p.m. Please take a basket to the egg hunt.

Healthy Kids Day activities include: moon bounce (weather permitting), pediatrician displays, Health Department information and education, community wellness displays and information, safety exhibits, face-painting and crafts.

Information: 410-848-3660.

Road Runners plan Main Street Mile Run

The Westminster Road Runners Club will hold its 25th annual Main Street Mile Run at 7 p.m. April 19 from 360 E. Main St. to the Westminster branch library at 50 E. Main St.

The event will include a one-mile race and one-mile fun run. Main Street will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. between Colonial Avenue and Liberty Street.

Entry fee is $6 online by April 17 or postmarked by April 12. All registration must be completed in advance this year.

Information: 410-848-8332 or

Lunch, fashion show for mothers, daughters

Westminster City Recreation will hold a Mother/Daughter Luncheon and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. April 23 at the Best Western Conference Center on WMC Drive.

The theme is "Alice in Wonderland."

Tickets are $23 for adults and $17 for girls.

Information: 410-848-9000.

Westminster library schedules activities

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

"Ghost Walk" at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and April 12 for ages 10 and older. (Those younger than 14 must have a parental permission slip and be accompanied by an adult.)

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.

"Yoga for Beginners - Learn to Relax Using Breathing and Stretching Techniques" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"Cuentos y Cantos: Los osos/Bears" at 7 p.m. Thursday for all ages (those younger than 3 with an adult).

"Baking Workshop - Foods of the Civil War Era" at 1 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 10. Children will learn about and bake (and sample) traditional foods from the 1860s.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Police plan to encourage seat belt use

The Hampstead Police Department will participate in the Maryland Chief's Challenge from Thursday to June 6.

The campaign is an effort to educate the public about the life-saving benefits of safety belt and child safety seat usage.

The Hampstead police will conduct safety belt usage surveys and create "enforcement zones" around the town to encourage and enforce seat belt use.

Information: 410-239-8954.

Senior center to mark volunteers, Easter

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, has announced activities.

A Volunteer Recognition Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

An Easter celebration will be held at 11 a.m. April 11, with entertainment by the North Carroll High ninth-grade chorus.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Nature center slates activities for children

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

An Outdoor Classroom for ages 5 to 9 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. Home-schooled children and others can learn about nature and natural science. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Registration: 410-258-6357.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for children younger than 13. Rain date is April 15. Four age groups - 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 - can hunt for filled plastic eggs. Donations are appreciated. Event information: 410-374-4343.

Fire Department to hold cash bingo

Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-night cash bingo April 28 at the Firemen's Activities Building on York Street.

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

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

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-239-2286.

Library to offer book talks, science program

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

"Weird Science" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. The topics will be melting an iceberg and working with buoyant force.

The North Carroll Book Discussion Group for ages 9 to 13 at 6:45 p.m. April 10 to discuss Window of Time by Karen Weinberg.

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