North Carroll: Coon Club in Hampstead readying for annual Shrimp Dance

North Carroll: Coon Club in Hampstead readying for annual Shrimp Dance
The Coon Club in Hampstead is hosting its 35th annual Shrimp Dance on Saturday, Jan. 26. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

The Coon Club will host its 35th Annual Shrimp Dance, beginning at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The cover is $10 and anything additional is paid a la carte. Music will be provided by Bootleg. Some of the items on the menu include shrimp salad and steamed salad, and $2 beers.


Those attending have a chance to win 5-pound boxes of 21-25 gulf shrimp. The event is open to the public; and those attending must be 21 years old or older.

The club is located at 2855 Coon Club Road, Hampstead. For information, visit

Registration open

Registration is now open for Hampstead Baseball In-house/Tournament/13U Travel registration.

Indoor practices for ages 9 to 14 years old begin Jan. 13. For those interested, email the contacts listed: Ages 13-14: contact Mark Agostine,; or ages 9-12: contact Rob McCormick, If you’re interested in registering, visit http:/

MVFD to hold Sportsman’s Bingo

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Department and Dug Hill will host a Sportsman’s Bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the MVFD activities building.

The cost is $40 per person and includes dinner and bingo cards. There will be two jackpots that will be sold separately. All attending must be 18 to play.

The activities building is located at 3297 York St., Manchester. For information, call 443-375-1410 or 410-984-1404.

Seeking donations

Boy Scout Troop 380 is holding an auction to raise money towards supporting the troop and its events. This is the biggest fundraiser for the troop each year.

The funds raised from this event help support things such as their events, activities, supplies, equipment, and this all assists in minimizing any out of pocket cost, provide a lower cost for each boy and give them the opportunity to be part of a troop that is fun and rewarding. It allows them to participate in activities outside of their weekly meetings to earn badges, metals, and ranks.

The auction will be held Saturday, March 2, at Snyder’s Auction House in Hampstead. The registration table opens at 8 a.m., and the auction runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

There will be new and used items, gift certificates, food and more.

The auction house is located at 4112 Mott Ave., Hampstead. If you’d like to donate email or visit

NCSC plans Spring trip

The North Carroll Senior Center is hosting a trip to Sight and Sound on April 4, in Pennsylvania. The trip will be to see “JESUS” and enjoy lunch at Hershey Farms Restaurant.

The cost to attend is $100 per person and reservations will begin as of 9 a.m. Feb. 5. If you’d like more information, or to sign up, contact Mary or Cliff Patterson at 410-386-3900.

  • Book Fair: Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller’s United Methodist Church, Picnic Woods Building, 4224 Miller’s Station Road, Manchester. Snow date Jan. 26. Books, food and more. Information: Laura Geiwitz, 410-239-8935.
  • Little Free Pantry w/Westminster Rescue Mission: Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m. Prayer Chapel at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead. Refrigerated box truck stocked with meat, produce and other perishables for those in need in the community. Information: or call 443-956-0877.
  • Bull and Oyster Roast/Dance: Feb. 23, 6-11 p.m., Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department, 4224 Main St., Lineboro. $40/person (includes dinner/admission). Music 7-11 p.m. by Dixie Wind Band. Information/tickets: Joe, 410-977-4735; fire department, 410-374-2197.
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