Knights of Columbus hosting breakfast to help others

How about starting the new year by helping Knights of Columbus Council 11631 raise money for the church, the community, youth and the needy? All you need to do is attend the organization's country-style breakfast fundraiser Sunday.

The St. Joseph Catholic Church social hall, at 44 Frederick St. in Taneytown, will be open for the all-you-can-eat buffet from 7 a.m. until noon.

Feast on French toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hominy, potatoes, chipped beef, toast and fruit cup - while supporting the Knights of Columbus outreach and without the kitchen clean-up after such a filling meal.

Beverages include orange juice, coffee and tea.

"The breakfast is the number one source of charity fundraising," said Grand Knight Rainer Dombrowsky, referring to the council's regularly scheduled breakfasts.

"Last year, among other things, we were able to provide coats for local kids and purchase an ultrasound machine for a pregnancy center in Westminster. We also put some money toward the [Hurricane] Sandy Relief Fund. We want to raise as much as we can and then put money where it is most needed," Dombrowsky said. "We try to do whatever we can where we can. It is our primary goal."

Meal prices are $7 for adults and $3.50 for 7- to 10-year-olds. Children 6 and younger may dine for free.

The early bird arrives between 7 and 8 a.m. and pays just $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 7 to 10.

For additional information, call Vincent Perticone at 410-756-4886.

Class is in session

Do the words "surfing the net" send you to images of saltwater and sand? Have you been wanting to step out of the Stone Age and join the world of the computer savvy, but you're not sure where to begin? Then you need step no farther than into the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

On Monday at 7 p.m., join other adults for some basic computer lessons.

Learn how to use a mouse and create an email account. Find out that surfing the Internet does not require swimwear. Join a social network such as Facebook.

You decide what you want to learn. Staff at the library will be there to answer your questions and help you with anything you want to try.

This is a drop-in program; advance registration is not needed.

If you can't attend this Monday, the lessons will be offered on future dates, including Jan. 28.

The library is at 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown.

For more information, visit library.carr.org or call 410-386-4488.

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