April 23, 2006


High school to present play, auction

Westminster High School Theatre will go back to the 1950s era of poodle skirts, drive-in movies and the Ed Sullivan Show for its spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie.

Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium at 1225 Washington Road.

The National Art Honor Society will hold an art auction from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the main gym. Original artwork, painted furniture, baked goods and face painting will be featured.

Show tickets are $10 for reserved seats, available at the school in advance. General admission is $8 at the door.

Information: 410-751-3630.

Miniature golf tournament set

Westminster City Recreation Department will sponsor a father/son miniature golf tournament Saturday at Westminster's Island Green.

The cost is $25 per twosome and includes refreshments and door prizes.

The tournament is limited to 36 pairs (one adult male and one child, kindergarten to eighth grade).

Rain date is May 6.

Information: 410-848-4883.

Youth to share service projects

The children of Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalists will share their "Keepers of the Earth" service projects at an intergenerational service at 10:30 a.m. April 30 at 2912 Club House Road, Finksburg.

The early elementary group made dog treats and cat toys and gave an offering to the Carroll County Humane Society.

Upper elementary children collected used athletic shoes for "Soles for Ghana" at the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

The middle school youth created a permanent outdoor altar in Cedarhurst's meditation garden.

The service also will feature a Bridging Ceremony to honor graduating seniors who are entering young adulthood. Afterward, an "Un-Birthday Party" will be held where guests can share their Zodiac sign, have birthday cake and play party games.

Information: 410-374-5709.

Church to hold music program

Trinity Lutheran Church of Smallwood will hold an Evening of Music at 7 p.m. April 30 at 833 Deer Park Road.

New Life for Girls, a residential rehabilitation Christian ministry that helps women age 18-30 who have life-controlling problems such as drug and/or alcohol abuse, will share their faith through song.

The evening's offering will support New Life for Girls.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

Information: 410-857-0344.


Xpo features open skate, testimony

River Valley Ranch will hold an Xtreme Xpo from noon to 6 p.m. today at 4506 Grave Run Road, Alesia.

The event features four hours of open skate on one of two skate parks. Four professional skaters from King of Kings Skateboard Ministry will give a demonstration and testimony.

Other activities include music by Ashes Remain, a climbing tower, paintball, mountain boarding and car smash.

Admission is $7.

Information: 443-712-1010.

Holocaust program to include talks, art

North Carroll High School will present a Holocaust Remembrance Day Program Tuesday.

Deborah Cardin from the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a Holocaust refugee will be the keynote speakers.

The day will include displays of Holocaust items; historical talks; Holocaust, World War II and peace artwork; WWII veterans sharing stories; and Holocaust poetry.

Information: 410-751-3450.

Hampstead agency to flush hydrants

The Hampstead Public Works Department will flush fire hydrants beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Residents should run their taps until water is clear before using it for cooking or laundry.

Information: 410-239-7408.

Tickets on sale for school musical

The North Carroll High School Drama Club will perform West Side Story at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 5 and 6 in the auditorium, 1400 Panther Drive.

For this 20th anniversary of North Carroll's first production of West Side Story, a reunion show will be held May 6. The 1986 cast and crew will be served dinner by the current cast and crew and a video from the 1986 show will be shown.

Tickets must be reserved and cost $5 in advance from the school and $7 at the door.

Information: 410-751-3450; Tickets, 410-239-3111.

Parade on Saturday to close Route 30

The Hampstead Lions Club will hold its Little League Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday.

During the parade, Route 30 will be shut down from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. between Route 482 and Gill Avenue.

Detour routes will be:

Southbound Route 30 traffic to westbound 482 and Panther Drive to Sunset Drive and Gill Avenue back to Route 30.

Northbound Route 30 traffic to westbound Gill to Sunset to Panther to 482 back to 30.

Information: 410-239-8954.


Registration for classes, camps slated

Freedom Area Recreation Council will hold registration for spring and summer programs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Liberty High School on Bartholow Road.

Freedom Optimist Fall Soccer and Soccer Club registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 6, 13 and 20 at the Optimist Hall on Route 32.

Available camps and classes include sports, arts and crafts, music, majorettes, cheerleading, running club, dance and theater.

Information: 410-549-6296 or 410-795-7399.

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