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It's Friday the 13th: Time for s'mores and scares

Ghost story-telling and flashlight tag are happening tonight - Friday the 13th - in Mount Airy.

The fun for 11- to 17-year-olds will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

Conceived by the Teen Team, a group of library staffers who plan the library's teen programming, the After-Hours S'mores and Scares event was inspired by the theme of this year's summer reading program for teens: "Own the Night."

"Lock-ins like the one planned are exciting because we can utilize the whole public floor and teens enjoy the feeling they get from knowing that they're the only ones allowed in the library at that time," said Beth Heltebridle, children's services supervisor.

Participants can come prepared with a scary story to share around the camp"fire." There will be real logs, but they will only be lit by imagination.

The stories may be composed by the campers, but keep it short as there are many other activities to enjoy during the evening event, which will end at 8. Bring a flashlight to play flashlight tag among the library stacks. And no campout is complete without s'mores and s'more-like treats. Other refreshments will be served as well.

Registration is required and those ages 11 to 17 may sign up at http://library.carr.org/programs_news/programs.asp.

The library is at 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy. The phone number there is 410-386-4470.

Market continues

The Mount Airy Farmer's Market continues every Wednesday until Sept. 26, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Municipal Parking lot on Park Avenue, between Cross Street and Veterans Lane.

July brings fresh onions, peppers, field tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, corn, peas, limas, leeks, white potatoes, eggplant, beets, spinach, cantaloupe, cucumbers, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, blueberries, sweet and sour cherries, and apples.

Come get it while its fresh because, like summer, the season goes by quickly.

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Blood drive planned

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company. Come out and support the "Be a Good Cookie" campaign and get a good cookie in return.

Call 800-RED-CROSS or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation.

The fire company is at 1330 Woodbine Road, Lisbon.

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