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The week ahead: CCPS meeting open to public, 'Bedlam' in Lineboro, concert, garden project

Board of Education meeting open to public comment

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, at 125 North Court St. in Westminster.

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The public is encouraged to attend, and there will be time for citizen participation at the meeting.

Citizen participation will be held after administrative items and presentations. Anyone wishing to address the board is encouraged to check the agenda prior to the meeting to determine what time the public comment portion of the meeting will begin.

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The agenda and backup materials for the meeting can be found by going to the school system's website at www.carrollk12.orghttp://www.carrollk12.org and clicking on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

The meeting also will be streamed live on the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org/admin/commedia/cetv/Pages/CCPS-CETV-Webstreaming.aspx.

— Emily Chappell

'Bedlam' taking over at Lineboro fire company

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The Lineboro fire company's Bedlam in the Boro event continues Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, and wraps up Oct. 28 and 29.

The Halloween-themed fundraiser includes a haunted hayride, a nonhaunted hayride for younger children or those seeking a respite from ghoulish spectacle, a haunted house, and food.

Bedlam in the Boro runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays at 4224 E. Main St. in Lineboro, and costs run between $8 and $25.

For more information, call 410-239-4467, email lvfdhayride@comcast.net or go to www.lineborovfd.org/content/haunt/attractions.cfm.

— Jon Kelvey

Brightview Westminster Ridge to host concert Thursday

Brightview Westminster Ridge will host the next installment of its Thursday Concert series 12 p.m. Oct. 20.

The free concert will held at 505 High Acre Drive in Westminster. The concert series is orchestrated by the founder of the Carroll County String Project, and a Brightview Westminster Ridge resident, Peggy Ward.

For more information, call 410-871-2225. Space is limited.

— Michel Elben

Volunteers to prepare garden at HSP grounds

A group of volunteers will help prepare a garden for winter as part of United Way of Central Maryland's Day of Action.

The group will gather 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, at 10 Distillery Drive in Westminster. The garden they will work on is used to feed low-income and at-risk residents, according to a news release from United Way.

The Carroll County project is one of the many across the state. There will also be volunteers in Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore.

— Heather Mongilio

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