Community Notes


May 14, 2006


School of the Holy Spirit to offer classes

The School of the Holy Spirit will hold monthly classes, taught by Jacob Danner, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and June 16 at Holy Apostles Charismatic Episcopal Church, 346 Old New Windsor Road, Westminster.

The school includes a time of praise, teaching, ministry and renewal and mentoring in the Holy Spirit to learn about spiritual gifts, prophetic ministry, healing, intimacy with God, music ministry and the arts, prayer and intercession.

Information: 410-848-1412.

Nature center sets various activities

Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, will offer:

Outdoor Explorers for grades four through eight will meet from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday for improvement projects, nature lessons and field trips.

A Birds of Prey Photo Shoot will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for adults and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children 6 and older Saturday. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-848-2517.

Workshop, antique appraisals at library

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

"My Baby and More: Positive Parenting Workshop" at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Parents can take their baby for a demonstration of the Happiest Baby Program designed to teach parents to communicate effectively with their child for a positive approach to discipline. Registration is required.

"Antique Appraisals" for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday. Patty Keener and Judy Nave will appraise antique furniture, art, jewelry, oriental rugs and decorative objects. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Alliance sets storm drain stenciling

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

Volunteers and residents will stencil conservation messages on 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 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27.

Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-979-4697.

Grace United to hold teen night club event

Grace United Methodist Church will hold its 7.7 Community Teen Night Club for pupils in fifth to eighth grades from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Roads to Rome from Nashville, Tenn., will perform.

A $3 donation is requested.

Information: 410-239-1978.

Paintings on display at Town Hall gallery

The Hampstead Town Hall Art Gallery has watercolor and oil paintings by Barbara Schnell on display through June 1.

The Hampstead artist has been teaching art privately for 15 years and also has taught in schools through the Carroll County Arts Council.

She has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and she has studied with watercolorist Tony Couch, pastel artist Karl Foster and oil painter Ed Woodward.

The Town Hall is at 1034 S. Carroll St. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Information: 410-239-7408.


Grace United to celebrate anniversary

Grace United Church of Christ will celebrate its 250th anniversary with "Snip-its of Grace United Church of Christ's History" at the 10:15 a.m. worship today.

The program will describe the first parsonage that was built in 1848 under the leadership of the Rev. John. G. Wolff.

In 1884, the congregation moved to its own building.

The church is at 40 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

Information: 410-756-2302.

Taneytown chamber to meet tomorrow

The Taneytown Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Hesson-Snider American Legion Hall, Post 120, Broad Street and Roberts Mill Road.

State Sen. David R. Brinkley, a Republican, will be the speaker.

The public is welcome.

Information: 410-756-4234.

Library branch to host Sip & Chat discussion

The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will hold the Sip & Chat Book Discussion for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Taneytown student receives scholarship

The Savannah College of Art and Design has awarded Kelly Heck of Taneytown its Combined Honors Scholarship.

The college awards the $15,000-per-year scholarship to selected students based on SAT scores and outstanding artistic ability.

Heck is a senior at Francis Scott Key High School and plans to major in photography.


Yard sale is slated for Saturday

The Ronnie Legore Activities Park will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4629 Ridge Road (Route 27) between Liberty and Gillis roads.

The sale will include Avon collectibles, sewing and craft items, books, household items and toys.

Donations are being accepted (no clothing or large appliances).

The nonprofit organization was formed in memory of Ronnie Legore with the goal of building a community park in the Winfield/Taylorsville area.

Information: 410-795-4640 or 410-875-0971.

Stars softball team wins tournament

The Maryland Stars club softball 10-and-under team of Winfield recently captured first place in the NSA Heartbreakers Classic Tournament.

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