North Carroll: North Carroll Sea Lions accepting swimmers; annual car show in Hampstead

The Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary is having its 10th annual car show Saturday, May 11th at the American Legion Post, at 4600 Legion Lane. The 2018 car show is pictured.
The Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary is having its 10th annual car show Saturday, May 11th at the American Legion Post, at 4600 Legion Lane. The 2018 car show is pictured.(Courtesy photo)

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? To keep them cool? Maybe even teach them something new?

The North Carroll Sea Lions swim team started as a small team and has grown each year to a team of about 100 swimmers, according to a news release. This year the team will swim in Division VII of the Central Maryland Swim League. The children can use the opportunity to participate in a low-key introduction to competitive swimming, to have fun with friends and to stay fit during the summer.


According to the news release, the mission of the swim team is to create and provide the opportunity for a fun swimming experience while building teamwork, swim skills, sportsmanship and self-esteem in a competitive swim program.

The North Carroll Sea Lions team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Sea Lions to offer age-specific training for all athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing everyone to the best of their abilities.

The 10-U group focuses mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and working on start and turn techniques as part of their training. The coaches for this group are Cindi Federline and Stephanie Chaney. The group practices from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 through July 26; and from 9 until 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, from June 25 to July 25.

The 18-U group is made up of those who are at least 10 years old and have completed the 10-U group move-up skills list. According to the news release, the training in this group is more intense. The coach for this age group is Mike Federline.

Practice for this age bracket is from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 through July 26; and from 9 until 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, June 25 until July 25.

There will be a representative from the North Carroll Sea Lions during the May 4 early pool registration day. The Sea Lions practice at the Lineboro/Manchester Lions Club Community Swimming Pool in Manchester.

For more information, contact Jessica Grimm, North Carroll Sea Lions president at northcarrollsealions@gmail.com.

In addition, the Lineboro-Manchester Lions Pool is offering swim lessons for those 4 years old and older. There are three sessions for the lessons, June 24 through June 28; July 8 through July 12; and July 15 through July 19.


The first session holds lessons from 10:30 to 11 a.m., 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.; while the second session, July 8-12, is held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.; and for the final session, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Classes are taught by trained instructors, and payment and registration must be received by the Friday before the class starts. No walk-in registration is accepted. Service-learning hours are available for those 13 years old and older.

Classes are enrolling now by calling 410-374-2570 or emailing lineboromanchesterpool@gmail.com, or you can sign up at the pool during regular pool hours.

The pool will be accepting early registration for individuals and families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The pool is located at 3372 Victory St. in Manchester. Family registration during this early time period is $300 and individual registration is $150. From May 4 to May 26, registration is $325/family and $175/individual; and May 27, family/$375 and $200/individual.

Daily admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for those ages 3-12; and free for those 2 and younger. After 5 p.m. adult admission is $5 and children 3-12 years old are $3 each.

Car Show

The Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary is having its 10th annual car show Saturday, May 11th at the American Legion Post, at 4600 Legion Lane.


Registration is $10 for entries received by May 10 and $15 for the day of the show. The first 50 cars registered will receive a goody bag. The show starts at 9 a.m., with registration until noon, and awards are presented at 2 p.m. All makes and models are welcome. Awards to the top 15 are judged by registrant vote, along with the Auxiliary President’s Choice, Commanders Choice and People’s Choice.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase along with baked goods. There will also be raffles, door prizes and a silent auction throughout the day, along with additional vendors.

This has been a very successful fundraiser for the Auxiliary over the past nine years, and it looks promising that this will be another excellent year. The show grows every year, and new enthusiasts are the only way to expand the show from year to year. So come out and support the Auxiliary by enjoying the beautiful cars, trucks and some delicious food. Check out the vendors, too. It’s not a bad way to spend a couple of hours! All profits go directly to the Auxiliary in helping our veterans and current military.

Registration forms are available at the legion. For additional information, or to have a registration form emailed to you, you can contact Stacey at staceynash1@gmail.com

Comedy Night

The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a Comedy Night featuring Justin Schlegel and Wendi Townsend of 98 Rock on Saturday, May 11. The event will be hosted by Erik Woodworth.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The event is BYOB; soft drinks, water, chips and pretzels will be provided, and other food will be available for sale. There will also be drawings and door prizes.

The fire department is at 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.hampsteadvfd.org/content/front/ComedyNight.cfm.

Crab Feast

A Heroes Haven Crab Feast Bus Trip will be held Saturday, June 15, hosted by the Hampstead American Legion.

Tickets are $95 per person and includes a bus fee and driver tip, a crab feast ticket, a ticket into a concert at Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, and coffee, juice and doughnuts at the Legion.

The bus will leave the legion, at 4600 Legion Lane in Hampstead, at 10 a.m. and return at 10 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, games, trivia and door prizes during the bus ride.

Tickets must be paid for when received and must be purchased by May 11. For more information, contact Patty Sater at 443-789-1183.