Community Notes


April 16, 2006


Dawn services planned

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Taneytown will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:25 a.m. today in the church cemetery on Roberts Mill Road.

In the event of rain, the service will be held in the church at 38 W. Baltimore St. Breakfast will be served after the service. Information: 410-751-1203.

Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar, will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. today. Information: 410-756-6064.

St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church will hold a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. today at 701 Green Valley Road in New Windsor. Information: 410-635-6177.

`Guys and Dolls' at Key high school

Francis Scott Key High School will present Guys and Dolls at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Uniontown.

Francis Scott Key students bring to life Damon Runyon's characters.

Information and tickets: 410-751-3320.

Firefighters plan bingo night

Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bingo bonanza Saturday at the Firemen's Activities Building at Memorial Park.

Doors open at 4 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30. Early bird games start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Extra card packages will be available. More than $2,850 in cash prizes will be given away.

Information: 410-596-2840 or 410-596-5878.


Westminster running club to hold race

The Westminster Road Runners Club will hold its 25th annual Main Street Mile run at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Registration and packet pickup will begin at 5 p.m. at the Westminster Fire Department, 28 John St.

After the run, ice cream sundaes will be served to all participants at the firehouse.

Cash awards will be given to the top three men and women finishers in various categories, and to the school with the most entrants.

All registration must be completed in advance.

Information: 410-848-8332 or online at

Senior center lists activities

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

Helen Barnes, a geropsychiatric nurse counselor, will present a program on "Extreme Hoarding by Seniors" at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

An AARP 55 Alive driving course will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The cost is $5. Registration and lunch reservations are required.

An awards luncheon to recognize the center's volunteers will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Thursday.

Musical jam sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

Information: 410-386-3850.


Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Easter today with a sunrise service jubilee and breakfast at 7 a.m.

A special Sunday school program, "Celebrate Jesus, Celebrate," will be held at 9:15 a.m. Regular worship is at 10:30 a.m.

The church will celebrate its 145th anniversary April 23 with the sermon, "The Faithfulness of God," from the church bulletin 50 years ago. The congregation is welcome to dress in 1950s attire.

A picture display of members from the 1950s is planned. Members with any photos from 50 years ago are asked to lend them for the celebration.

The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead.

Information: 410-374-9400.

Storm drain stenciling planned

The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance will sponsor storm drain stenciling projects in Hampstead and Manchester.

Volunteers and residents will stencil conservation messages on the storm drains that lead into George's Creek and Graves Run and receive street and lawn run-off during rain and snow.

Stenciling events will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday in Hampstead.

Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-979-4697.

Helping seniors with Medicare

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will hold a program at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Medicare Prescription Plan D and how to choose a plan.

Information: 410-239-6400.


Volunteers needed for cleanup

The Mount Airy Main Street Association is seeking volunteers to participate in the third annual Spring Cleanup of historic downtown Mount Airy from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A volunteer check-in, with refreshments, will be located in front of the temporary Mount Airy Town Hall at 3 N. Main St.

Volunteers are asked to take gloves, brooms and shovels if they can.

Rain date is April 29.

Information: 301-829-1424.

Legion post to hold Draw Down event

The Sons of the American Legion Post 191 will hold its annual Draw Down Saturday at the post home, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy.

Food will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a disc jockey will play at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Beth Shalom to show `Paper Clips' film

Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County will show the documentary film Paper Clips in commemoration of Yom Hashoah at 3 p.m. April 23 at the synagogue, 2020 W. Liberty Road, near Winfield.

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