Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

May 28, 2006

CENTRAL

Memorial Day parade is set for tomorrow

American Legion Post 31 will sponsor the 139th annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance tomorrow through Westminster.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. and march down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to Church Street to Westminster Cemetery.

A Memorial Day program will begin at 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

If the parade is canceled because of inclement weather, the program will be held at the National Guard Armory on Hahn Road.

Information: 410-848-6179.

St. John to hold annual carnival

St. John Catholic Church will hold its annual carnival tomorrow through Saturday on the church grounds at 43 Monroe St., Westminster.

Food, entertainment, rides and games will be featured.

Hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. (rides $1) and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; and noon to 4 p.m. (rides $1) and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-848-4744.

Muster, flea market scheduled Saturday

The Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association will hold its 37th annual Spring Muster and Flea Market on Saturday.

A parade of antique fire equipment will be held at 9:45 a.m. through Westminster from Monroe Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to Center Street to the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Fire companies and individuals owning fire apparatus that is 25 years old or older are welcome to participate in the muster. Call 410-848-8508 to register.

At the farm museum, about 75 pieces of fire apparatus are expected to be on display until 3 p.m.

Information: 410-386-3880.

NORTH

Cycling races set for June 4 at high school

The Veloclub of Baltimore Amateur Cycling Team will hold the first Hampstead Cycling Classic from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 4 at North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive.

Eight races for different age groups, from children younger than 10 to senior adults, will be held at 45-minute intervals around a 0.7-mile loop. Cyclists can ride from 10 to 30 miles, depending on age and skill level.

The races are part of the Mid Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association. Riders must bring their bike and helmet. An entry fee will be charged for junior and adult races.

Family activities throughout the day include a freestyle BMX show at 11 a.m., a children's bike rodeo at 1 p.m., a moon bounce, obstacle course, jungle rumble and food.

Panther Drive will be closed for the event except for spectator parking and residents. Motorists are asked to use caution around cyclists.

Information: 410-374-5900.

Nature center offers events for children

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center will hold children's activities at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

Outdoor Classroom for ages 5 to 9 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.

Earth Kids Club for ages 8 to 16 meets from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 9. Children learn about issues relating to the environment. The cost is $2 for nonmembers and $1 for members.

Registration for the above events is at 410-258-6357.

Nature Nook for ages 2 to 6 at 9:30 a.m. June 9. Crafts, hands-on experiences, stories, hikes and live animals will be featured. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-374-3395.

SOUTHWEST

Legion post will hold event today

American Legion Gold Star Post 181 of Mount Airy will hold its 60th annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pine Grove Chapel on South Main Street.

The flag will be raised to full-staff, the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited, and the flag lowered to half-staff until noon in honor of deceased veterans.

A service will be held in the chapel, with prayers, songs and an address by Alfred Schmidt, Maryland's National Executive Committee chair from Post 191.

A wreath will be laid between the two monuments for the two Mount Airy men who died at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Refreshments will be served at the post home, 801 Prospect Road.

Information: 301-829-9161.

St. Paul's plans yard sale, craft show

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold an outdoor yard sale and indoor craft and vendor show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, near Woodbine.

Rain date for the outdoor show will be June 10. The indoor show will be held Saturday, rain or shine.

Limited vendor spaces are available by calling the church office from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at 410-489-4411.

Senior Center to hold Memorial Day event

Mount Airy Senior Center, 705 Ridge Ave., will hold a Memorial Day celebration at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Free poppies will be given out.

Sandy Sipes will discuss Carroll Area Transit System's transportation services at noon June 6.

AARP will hold a 55 Drive Alive workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 and 16. The cost is $5, and participants must attend both days to receive a certificate.

Information: 410-795-1017.

SOUTHEAST

Strawberry festival is Saturday

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