Ajaya Curtis balances on a ball during the 2018 Legacy Gala at the Historical Society of Carroll County. The theme was "Come to the Circus."
Ajaya Curtis balances on a ball during the 2018 Legacy Gala at the Historical Society of Carroll County. The theme was "Come to the Circus." (Courtesy photo)

Join the Historical Society of Carroll County for an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing and socializing at its fifth annual Legacy Gala.

It will be held Friday evening, April 26, at the Antrim 1844 house in Taneytown.


According to Gainor Davis, Historical Society executive director, the grounds of Antrim 1844 will be transformed into the sultry nightlife found in New York in the 1930s and 1940s. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests will find savory hors-d’oeuvres and an open bar. At 7 p.m., the award-winning Smokehouse Restaurant will serve dinner under a tent, followed by The Afterparty from 9-11 p.m.

Sway to the sounds of the Frankie North Band (formerly, the Colgan-Hirsh Band) with a variety of music, from big band swing favorites to the popular tunes of today. Stroll the grounds, and then participate in silent and live auctions from which the proceeds will support the educational mission of the Historical Society. Participants are encouraged to wear black-tie dress or attire from the golden age of movies.

Davis spoke of the tantalizing silent and live auction items lined up for the night, including a five-day, four-night vacation at a home on the shore of Deep Creek Lake; a Robert Bartholomew design ruby and pearl ring valued at $2,100; a week at Ocho Palmas in Roatán (off the coast of Honduras); a wine cellar dinner for 10 at the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel with an overnight stay for the hosts; a Grand Timber Lodge vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado; plus vacations in Myrtle Beach and Maine, and Ravens and Orioles tickets.

Tickets to the Legacy Gala cost $200 per person ($60 of which is tax-deductible). The Afterparty is $50. Purchase tickets online at http://hsccmd.org.

Davis explained why everyone should attend.

“In addition to the fact that [this] is an exciting evening of excellent food, outstanding music and good fellowship, the Legacy Gala is the primary fundraiser for the HSCC and impacts our ability to maintain our three historic buildings; care for and display historical artifacts and documents; provide expertise to help citizens research their genealogy, property and local history; and produce events that connect people with the county’s heritage,” she said.

Seating is limited, so tickets are required.

“If you aren’t able to attend the Gala, donations to the event are always welcome,” Davis said.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Davis at 410-848-6494 or Gainor@hsccmd.org, or visit them online.

The fifth annual Legacy Gala will be held Friday evening, April 26, at the Antrim 1844 house in Taneytown.
The fifth annual Legacy Gala will be held Friday evening, April 26, at the Antrim 1844 house in Taneytown. (Courtesy photo)

Elks Lodge hosting drug awareness panel series

You’re invited to the Elks Chats Panel Series on Thursday, April 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge No. 2277 in Westminster.

This three-part series will discuss the current opioid epidemic. This interactive program focuses on three different points of view: families of loved ones battling addiction; individuals sharing their personal story and path to recovery; and the professionals who educate, research, and treat those in need.

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Panel Series committee member Donald Conner said the first chat in the series will feature Dr. Greg Hobelmann, chief medical officer of Ashley Addiction Treatment; Sam Bierman, executive director for Maryland Addiction Recovery Center; Johanna Dolan, founder of Axiom Sober Coaches; and Heather Asbury, peer support specialist, Carroll County Health Department.

There will be a question-and-answer session after each presentation in the series.

“The opioid crisis in our community impacts all of us,” Conner said. “This three-part series helps define the issues, show how treatment professionals are combating the problem and what brought families and friends to seek help and, ultimately, [to] thrive.”


Look for cookies, coffee and tea at the event, and mark your calendar for the next two chat panels on April 25 and May 9. This series is presented by Elks Lodge No. 2277 in conjunction with area addiction and recovery leaders and advocates.

Elks Lodge No. 2277 is at 538 Gorsuch Road in Westminster. To reserve spots in the series, email Mike Meltzer at elkschat@gmail.com.

Pancakes at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren

Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren will hold their All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the church, at 818 Old Taneytown Road in Westminster.

Look for a full menu of buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, hominy and pudding, oatmeal, stewed apples, home fries, and hot and cold beverages. Adults eat for $8; kids ages 7 and younger eat free.

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Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren holds their pancake breakfasts on the second Saturday of each month, from March through June, and again from September through December. Join them for great food and fellowship.

For more information call the church on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 410-848-7478, visit them online at http://www.mbcobmd.org, or email them at office@meadowbranch.comcastbiz.net.

Longaberger Basket and Cash Bingo in Silver Run

The Silver Run – Union Mills Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket and Cash Bingo at St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran church in Silver Run on Saturday, April 13.

This annual bingo funds two $1,000 scholarships for high school students every year.

“This bingo is in support of our community of Silver Run/Union Mills and our local students who deserve our support,” bingo co-chairperson Terrie Bath said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for bingo at 7 p.m. Tickets for 20 regular games cost $15. Look for specials, raffles, door prizes and more. Only 120 seats are available.

Funds raised at the bingo will go toward two $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school students who reside in the 21158 ZIP code area, with a purpose of honoring the lives of George I. Biemiller and John C. Leister. Eligible students will be pursing higher education at an accredited institution trade or technical schools, or a two-year program leading to an associate’s degree, or a four-year college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree.

“We hope you will join us for an entertaining evening of bingo, food and fellowship,” Bath said.

St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 3978 Littlestown Pike in Silver Run.

For more information about the bingo, or to reserve tickets, call 410-346-6311. Learn more about the scholarship program at www.silverrununionmillslions.com

Calvary United Methodist Church hosting Pancake Breakfast

Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber will host its biannual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 20 from 7 to 11 a.m.

The cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. It is free to children ages 5 and younger.


The breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hominy, stewed apples, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. Look for a baked goods table, too.

The church is at 3939 Gamber Road in Finksburg. For more information, call 410-795-9343.