August 20, 2006


Residents are asked to save water

The City of Westminster is asking residents to voluntarily help save water in an effort to cut water usage by 15 percent.

The city recently applied Stage 2 Yellow Status to its drought management plan, officials said. That means voluntary restrictions during dry conditions.

The city will monitor its water system and make changes as needed. The city's drought management plan and recommended conservation measures may be viewed online at

Information: 410-848-9002.

St. John's to hold peach festival

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a peach festival from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster.

Peach goods and music by the Alesia Band will be featured.

Information: 410-848-6402.

Municipal band concert is Aug. 27

The Westminster Municipal Band will present its annual end-of-summer concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Belle Grove Park, East Green and Bond streets in Westminster.

The program will feature popular tunes and marches.

If it rains, the concert will be held in St. Paul's Church across the street from the park.

Information: 410-848-8852.

Boy Scout earns Eagle award

Daniel Shafer of Boy Scout Troop 393 recently earned his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor held at Westminster United Methodist Church.

His project was to create a Web site for the Shepherd's Staff, an ecumenical ministry in Westminster.

He is the son of Pam and Larry Shafer.

Lions Club installs new officers

The Deer Park Lions Club recently installed its officers and board of directors for the Lions year 2006-2007.

Officers are: Dave Alt, immediate past president; William Francis, president; Susan Bonura, first vice president; Greg Goodell, second vice president; Jacob Beigel, third vice president; William Stonesifer, secretary; Richard Liebno, treasurer; Bob Nelson, membership director; Dave Buckland, Lion tamer; Bill Ilgenfritz, tail twister; Mike Medeja, John Gray, Bruce Yingling and Dave Hopkins, board members.


Double basket bingo is set for Saturday

The Freedom District Lions and Lionesses will hold a double basket bingo Saturday at the Freedom District fire hall on Route 32 at Freedom Avenue.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast. The first session will begin at 10:30 a.m. A second session will be held after a lunch break.

Tickets for meals, 40 games and door prizes are $40. Raffles and King Tut games for baskets also will be available. More than 80 Longaberger baskets will be raffled.

Information: 410-795-0920, 410-795-5115 or 410-795-5334.

Flea market will be held Sept. 9

The final 2006 Freedom Fitness Trash to Treasures flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Carrolltown Center parking lot, Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Vendor spaces are approximately the size of two parking spaces. Vendors must take their own tables. Advance registration is required. Registration on or before Sept. 1 is $20 per space, $30 afterward.

Proceeds support nonprofit Freedom Area Recreation Council programs.

Information: 410-795-9101.

Eldersburg library offers fun for all

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

"Pots & Plots: A Smorgasbord of Culinary Mystery Recipes" at 6 p.m. tomorrow for adults. Personal chef Nancy Lynch will present an interactive cooking class using recipes from Diane Mott Davidson's novel Sticks & Scones. The book will be discussed while preparing some of its recipes.

"Games, Games, Games" at 2 p.m. tomorrow for ages 7 to 13. Board, card and handheld electronic games will be provided. Children can take their own games.

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.

"American Girl: Molly's Mystery Game" at 7 p.m. Wednesday for ages 7 to 10. Children can step back in time and play a character from the Molly stories.

"A Day at the Beach" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for all ages (3 and younger with an adult). KidWorks will present sandy stories, sunny songs and beach activities. Registration is required for some programs.

Information: 410-386-4488.


Beth Shalom school taking applications

Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County is taking applications for the 2006-2007 religious school year at the synagogue, 2020 W. Liberty Road, near Winfield.

The synagogue provides an educational environment in which Jewish children are challenged, nurtured, encouraged and inspired.

Tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, including tot and youth services and child care, are available. Registration is due by tomorrow.

Information: 410-875-2800.

Senior citizens to get discounts

The Mount Airy Main Street Association has launched "Super Senior Wednesdays" to offer specials to senior citizens from 25 downtown businesses every Wednesday.

Fliers with participating businesses and their discounts have been distributed to the Mount Airy Senior Center and local businesses on Main Street.

Information: 301-829-0072.

Senior center plans book club, activities

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