July 09, 2006


Civil War encampment, social is today

The Union Mills Homestead will hold its annual Civil War Encampment and Ice Cream Social today on the grounds at 3311 Littlestown Pike.

The 1st Maine Cavalry and the 2nd Maryland Regimental Field Hospital will be set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guided tours of the historic Shriver Homestead and Grist Mill will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12.

The ice cream social, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will feature the Littlestown Municipal Band, Penny Pickles the Clown and wagon rides.

Kountry Kafe and Katering will provide food. The gift shop will be open, and the blacksmith will be working.

Information: 410-848-2288.

Tri-Street event scheduled July 16

The fifth annual Tri-Street Celebration will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 16 on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Activities will include food, music, obstacle course, miniature golf and vendors.

The event honors the diversity of the Pennsylvania Avenue community area.

Anyone wishing to set up a table is welcome.

Information: 410-751-5600.

Senior center offers drug talk and picnic

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

Bruce Lohr from the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute will give a talk on "Drugs of Abuse" at noon Tuesday.

The annual picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 18 with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw and beverages. A sing-a-long, games and prizes will be held after lunch. Reservations are required by Tuesday.

Information: 410-386-3850.

Singing, reading, fun on tap at library

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

"Kidsinger Jim: POSITIVE-ly Fun Rock Concert" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Guitarist, songwriter and performer "Kidsinger" Jim Hossick presents singing, acting, reading, dancing and plain silliness. Children 3 and younger must be with an adult.

"CSI Maryland: Tricks of the Trade" at 7 p.m. Tuesday for teens and adults. Shauna Scott will explain what real crime scene investigation is about.

"American Girl: Samantha" at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for ages 9 to 12. Samantha must solve a mystery with the children's help.

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Finksburg council elects officers

The Finksburg Planning and Citizens Council recently elected officers for 2006-2007.

Officers are: Jim Johnson, president; Lewis Berkemeier, vice president; Debbie Lockwood, treasurer; Jean Walker, secretary; Mat Tiahrt, communications director.

At-large board members are Alice Alstatt, Mike Davis, Gary Kerns and Dana Dembrow.


Free concerts on Fridays in Sykesville

Sykesville Parks and Recreation will present a free Concerts in the Park Series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays in Millard Cooper Park.

Concessions will be available. Visitors should take chairs or blankets.

Cover Up opens the series Friday. The five-man band plays rock and pop from the 1960s to today.

Ever Since Now plays July 21. The Century High schoolers play pop punk and alternative.

Radio Mosaic will play Grateful Dead tunes July 28.

Information: 410-795-8959.

Eldersburg library offers events for all

Eldersburg branch library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering:

"The Great American Sign Language Mystery" for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Kathy McMillan will lead in songs, stories and activities that tell how American Sign Language was created.

Summer Arts and Crafts for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"Kidsinger Jim: POSITIVE-ly Fun Rock Concert" at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Guitarist, songwriter and performer "Kidsinger" Jim Hossick will perform musical merriment, singing, acting, reading and dancing.

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, and at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday.

"Live and In Person: Curious George" at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 17 for all ages. Registration is required for some programs.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Activities planned at senior center

South Carroll Senior Center, 5745 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg, has announced activities.

The Site Council will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Kathy Brown will discuss "Skin Cancer Prevention" at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bruce Lohr will discuss "Drugs of Abuse" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

A trip to a Franciscan Monastery in Washington will be taken July 19.

Information: 410-549-1357.

Cub Scouts hold graduation

Cub Scouts from Pack 392 recently held their year-end Pack meeting and graduation ceremony.

Retiring Cubmaster Chris Patrick initiated new Cubmaster Nichol Pape.

Patrick received a plaque and laptop case from members of Pack 392 for his service as cubmaster for two years.

Noah Rosier received a Webelos neckerchief to replace his Bear neckerchief as part of the Cub Scout graduation.

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