Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

November 12, 2006

Event on substance abuse scheduled

The Carroll County Commissioners and Junction Inc. will sponsor a substance abuse awareness program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 003 at the Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program will include: information booths, refreshments, a Foolproof presentation and question-and-answer session.

Information: 410-848-6100.

Pie run to benefit scholarship fund

The Gerstell Academy will hold a Thanksgiving Pie Run at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at the school, 2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg.

The event is open to all who wish to walk or run a designated one-mile course on the campus. The first two people in each age group to complete the run will receive a pie from Santoni's Caterers in Glyndon.

After the race, a silent auction will be held.

Registration opens at 10 a.m., and the cost is $7 for individuals or $15 for a family of three or more. Proceeds will benefit the school's scholarship fund.

Information: 410-861-3000.

Arts department is selling fruit

The South Carroll High School fine arts department is selling fruit in November to benefit the Deborah Barron Scholarship Fund.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund, named for the instrumental strings instructor who died recently of cancer.

Barron helped found the Encore Band and Orchestra program that gives children and adults the opportunity to play together outside the school setting. To purchase fruit, call 410-259-4288.

Fundraiser features Moscow orchestra

The Carroll Community College Foundation will present "A Starry Night" fundraiser featuring the Moscow Symphony Orchestra Dec. 13 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

The Moscow musicians will appear as part of an East Coast tour in the United States.

A semiformal cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the college's Great Hall. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Scott Center theater.

Tickets are $100.

Information: 410-386-8150.

Reading Room named after Carson

Westminster Elementary School will dedicate a portion of its media center as "The Ben Carson Reading Room" at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

The room was paid for by the Carson Scholar Fund and is designed to encourage young people to discover the joys of reading.

Refreshments will be served, and a video presentation by Dr. Ben Carson will be shown during the dedication.

Pupils will be invited to the reading room to read for pleasure throughout the year. A donation from the Allegis Group funded new books, child-size furniture and colorful decorations for the Ben Carson Reading Room.

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