Westminster carnival, Hawaiian luau planned for Sunday

The Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church will have its first Carnival & Hawaiian Luau from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crest Lane School.

"We're going to have a limbo contest, face painting, a hula hoop contest, carnival games, a moon bounce, smoothies, massages and light Hawaiian [themed] foods," said the Rev. Robert Martinez, church pastor. "And all of these things are included with the entrance fee," he said.


The entrance fee is $7 for ages 11 through adult and $3 for children ages 3 to 10. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free.

Martinez said proceeds from this fundraiser will go to their Crest Lane School and they are looking to have a lot of fun. "Prizes will be fun Hawaiian items," he said, "and we'll have some creative Hawaiian food. One thing we have is a croissant that looks like a crab."

Martinez said visitors should dress like they are in Hawaii because they will also have awards for the top three people dressed the most Hawaiian.

Look for a silent auction with a variety of items up for bids. "We have baskets from McCormick Spices, Mary Kay, and Bladerunner [hair salon] with a $45 haircut included," Martinez said. "Another thing we have are gift cards, including one for a manicure and pedicure."

Live entertainment will fill the air with music. "We will have some [contemporary music] performances from our friends of the school," Martinez said.

The school is at 324 Crest Lane, Westminster.

For more information call 443-952-7272 or email



Shop and eat

The Deer Park United Methodist Church Men's Group and Deer Park Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. This will be in conjunction with a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the church, at 2205 Sykesville Road, Smallwood.

Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, applesauce, juice, coffee and hot tea. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $3 for children age 4 to 12, and free to kids 3 or younger.

The breakfast is hosted by the Lions club and the church and the yard sale is hosted by the church.

Look for all sorts of items at the yard sale, including fresh local potted plants and flowers and direct-sale vendors.

Luncheon fare and a bake sale will be offered by the United Methodist Women of the church. Look for homemade soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts. You can buy soups by the quart to take home as well as bake sale items.

Call the church office at 410-848-2313 or visit http://www.deerparkumc.net for additional information.

Sale, lunch

Bixlers United Methodist Church will host its annual yard sale and luncheon from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Look for homemade vegetable soup, hot dogs and barbecue sandwiches, and a bake sale table with lots of homemade baked goods for sale.

Yard sale items donated by church members will be sold to benefit the Bixlers Church Aid Society, which helps the needy and offers aid to various community members in need.

The church is at 3372 Bixler Church Road, Westminster.

For more information, call Mary at 410- 374-6095.