Community Notes


July 30, 2006


Night Out event is Tuesday

Westminster City Police will sponsor a National Night Out event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and encourage community/police relations.

Westminster neighborhoods will sponsor block parties, cookouts, sidewalk parades, visits from police, flashlight walks and youth activities.

Westminster police officers will visit communities.

Participating communities are: Eagleview at the tot lot on Burning Tree; West Main Street at Westminster Union Bank parking lot; George Street at Madison Avenue; Union Street at Union Street Church parking lot; Carroll Lutheran Village at Luther Drive (Mission Square).

Information: 410-848-4646.

Trinity Lutheran to hold festival

Trinity Lutheran Church of Smallwood will hold its 130th annual Dutch Picnic Festival from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, 833 Deer Park Road, Smallwood.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., then lunch and beverages at 10 a.m. A fried chicken and ham dinner will be served from 1 p.m. The cost for dinner is $11 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 12.

Activities include an Antique & Craft Alley, a silent auction, a children's activity center and more.

Information: 410-857-0344 or 410-848-0779.

Corn Roast Festival is set for Saturday

The Union Mills Homestead, and Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club will hold their 36th annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike.

Meal tickets are $11 for adults and $5 for children and include fried chicken, a roll, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, iced tea or lemonade and unlimited roasted corn.

Corn is roasted in its husk and served at the tables.

The Standard Delivery Jazz Combo will perform, the Carroll County Artist's Guild will display and sell artwork, and Shriver Homestead buildings will be open.

Information: 410-848-2288.

Ravens mascot to visit library

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

"Meet Poe, the Official Mascot of the Baltimore Ravens" at 10 a.m. tomorrow for all ages.

Bats! Beasts or Best Friends?" for ages 7 to 10 at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss One Woman's Army by Janis Karpinski.

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Information: 410-386-4488.


Troupe has `Ado' about Shakespeare

Distracted Globe Players, the adult acting troupe of the Shakespeare Factory, will present Much Ado about Nothing, Shakespeare's romantic comedy, Friday and Saturday at the Outdoor Theatre at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road, near Eldersburg.

A pre-show will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the play at 6 p.m. If it rains, the play will be held in the Century High School auditorium.

Tickets are not required, but donations will be accepted to support the troupe and the Shakespeare Factory, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Shakespeare plays to schools and the community.

Visitors can take blankets or lawn chairs for the show, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Parking is in the faculty parking lot near the theater, between Century High and Linton Springs Elementary School.

Information: 410 871-3644.

Sykesville has night out against crime

Sykesville Police Department will hold a "National Night Out Against Crime" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Harold Burkett Park on Norris Avenue.

Residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening with their neighbors.

Police officers will provide a variety of family activities, as well as information on crime and drug prevention awareness and law enforcement efforts to combat crime.

Information: 410-795-0757.

Site Council to meet at Eldersburg center

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

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

Senior Information and Assistance will be available at 11 a.m. Thursday.

A trip to Midway, Del., will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

Information: 410-549-1357.

Crafts and yoga available at library

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

"Live and In Person: Clifford the Big Red Dog" for all ages at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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

Books and Beyond Book Club at 7 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 to 10.

"The Magic of Roger Lindsay" for all ages (3 and younger with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday. Roger and Prop, the Magic Bunny, perform tricks of magic, illusion and audience participation.

"From Trash to Treasure" at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 for ages 7 and up.

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