August 06, 2006


Vacation Bible School next week

Westminster First Church of God will hold Vacation Bible School, "Quest for God's 10 Commandments," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18 at 25 N. Center St.

The Time-Stone Travelers program is for children ages 3 to 11, who will learn about five discovery sites.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-848-7131.

Library offers fun for the whole family

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

"The Magic of Roger Lindsay" for all ages (3 and younger with an adult) at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow.. Roger and Prop, the Magic Bunny, perform tricks of magic, illusion and audience participation.

"Let's Talk Classics" for teens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy.

"Live and In Person: Clifford, the Big Red Dog" at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday for all ages. The friendly animal will visit with children.

"Barbecue With the Vampire" at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 for teens to solve the mystery of who really is the vampire in teens' clothing.

"Drawing and Painting Techniques" for ages 7 to 14 at 1 p.m. Aug. 15. Art Works will offer this preview class showing how to draw in several media.

Registration is required for most programs.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Senior Center plans offerings for month

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

Gail Jones will discuss hoarding and cluttering at noon Tuesday.

A peach festival will be held Aug. 22, starting with a fried chicken lunch and peaches and ice cream at 11:30 a.m. Just Us will entertain with country-western music at 1 p.m. Reservations are required by Aug. 15.

Information: 410-386-3850.

Lions Club to hold Smallwood Festival

The Deer Park Lions Club will hold its 30th annual Smallwood Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Reese Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds on Route 140.

More than 250 vendors will sell crafts, antiques, flea market and yard sale items.

Vendor spaces are still available for $30 for a 24-foot-by-22-foot space.

For vendor information, call 410-848-8254, or send name and address (no money) to: Smallwood Festival, P.O. Box 596, Finksburg, Md. 21048-0596; an application will be mailed.


Group plans block party in Mount Airy

The Mount Airy Main Street Association and Downtown Business Association will hold a sidewalk sale and block party from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Merchants will hold their annual sidewalk sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting about 2 p.m. through the evening, the block party will feature a farmers' market, food, games, karaoke and family activities.

Information: 301-829-4444.

Winery hosts blues festival

Linganore Winecellars will hold a Bayou Blues Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy.

The event features guided tours of the winery, tastings and recipes, commemorative glasses, and arts and crafts. Two children's playgrounds are available.

Music will be performed by Dixie Power Trio and Zydeco Crayz both days.

Admission is $10 for ages 21 and older; $5 for ages 18 to 20; and free for younger than 18. An adult must be with anyone younger than 21. Gates open at 11 a.m. No pets or outside alcohol are allowed.

Information: 410-795-6432.

Synagogue preps for holy days

Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County is offering the Entertainment Book for sale at $25.

The congregation also is selling Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur tickets. Registration is due by Aug. 21.

The High Holy Days will include tot and youth services and child care.

The synagogue is seeking vendors of unusual and unique items for a holiday gift show Nov. 12.

The synagogue is at 2020 W. Liberty Road, near Winfield.

Information: 410-875-2800.

Library offers kids' programs

The Mount Airy library branch, 705 Ridge Ave., will offer:

"Live and In Person: Clifford the Big Red Dog" at 10 a.m. tomorrow for all ages. The TV dog will visit with children.

"Bats! Beasts or Best Friends?" for ages 7 to 12 at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Richard Anderson from the Snyder Foundation will discuss bat myths, characteristics and lifestyle, and show some specimens.

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 10 a.m. Aug. 16. Registration is required.

Mount Airy Book Club for adults at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 to discuss Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Fitness center offers dance, yoga classes

The Freedom Area Recreation Council's nonprofit fitness center, Freedom Fitness, will offer a new yoga class at 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 21 in Carrolltown Center, Eldersburg.

The cost for the four-week mini-session is $49 for new participants.

A new Hi/Lo Dance Body Bar class will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 22 that includes basic dance combinations.

The class will cost $79 for eight weeks.

Information: 410-795-9101.

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