Winter is behind us and we’re longer trapped indoors, trying to avoid the blustery weather. Now is the time to take some trips and have some fun. The North Carroll Senior and Community Center is hosting some trips this summer.
In a previous column, I mentioned that they were hitting the road to Wildwood, N.J., that will run from June 10 to June 15. The cost will include motor coach transportation, five nights lodging at the Gondolier Motel, five breakfasts and five dinners, a boat ride, a visit to the Wildwood Boardwalk, with tram car tickets, a pizza party, and a 45-minute historic district trolley tour of Victorian Cape May with shopping and lunch on your own.
They still have some room available on the trip; however, spaces are limited. Cost per person is $755/single; $590/double and triple, and insurance is available. The fee per person also includes hotel taxes, dinner gratuities and baggage handling, except for breakfast and maid service.
For those who like to enjoy summer like a true Marylander, sign up for their Aug. 23 trip to Fisherman’s Crab Deck, on Kent Island, which is right over the Bay Bridge. The menu will include all you can eat crabs, crab soup, chicken tenders, corn on the cob, coleslaw, hush puppies, dessert, iced tea, soda, coffee and draft beer.
The cost is $78 per person and reservations for this trip begin as of June 19, at 9 a.m. The bus will leave the NCSC at 10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.
These events are open to seniors and adults in the area. If you’d like more information on these, or any other NCSC trips, please call Mary and Cliff Patterson at 410-386-3900.
After their church burned down four years ago, Lazarus United Church of Christ worked hard to rebuild their church and all that they offered to the community. After the fire, their Food Pantry was temporarily housed at Millers United Methodist Church, but they have now rebuilt that as well.
The pantry’s purpose to help those in need; and it’s open the third Saturday of each month, from 8 to 10 a.m. The next date they will be open is June 16.
The church is located at 5101 South Church St., Lineboro. For information, call the church at 410-374-1304.
Cruisin’ through summer
A sure sign of warmer, and nicer, weather is car shows. The ninth annual Matthews Tire Community Car Show is slated to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16.
Enjoy the summer evening with friends, fun, food, music and some awesome vehicles. All those interested in registering will pay a $15 registration fee; and the first 50 registrants will receive a goodie bag. Cars will be on display in the parking lot of Matthew’s Tire, as well as other secure lots in and around the downtown area. All the proceeds will benefit NESAP in Hampstead, a local community outreach organization.
The show has grown over the past eight years, and though they haven’t hit the mark, they have reached close to 100 vehicles. The event is open to any years, makes and models. Registration will be held from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at Matthews Tire. Cars will be displayed at Matthews, as well on secure lots in and around the downtown area. Join the community for an afternoon of food, music and fun. A full menu will be prepared and sold by St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Prizes will be awarded in select categories. The rain date for the show is Sunday, June 17.
Entertainment at MVHS
Local Lions clubs are hosting an evening of entertainment with the Rat Pack on Saturday, June 16, at Manchester Valley High School in the auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
The group will perform a “nostalgic trip back to the 1960’s featuring the best of the Rat Pack songs and banter when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. performed in Las Vegas,” according to a press release. Tickets are $25 per person.
The funds raised from the event will support the many projects in the community it serves such as scholarships, loaning medical supplies, performing free preschool vision testing, donating to local food banks and more.
The school is located at 3300 Maple Grove Road, Manchester. For information or tickets, call Guy Garey at 443-929-1558.
On April 15, more than 250 people were served breakfast during the Pancakes and Ziplines Fundraiser held at River Valley Ranch. The event was held benefit the Wesley John Arbaugh Martin Manchester Valley Lacrosse Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund, established in 2017, was set up in the memory of Wesley Martin. Martin died July 7, 2017, in an automobile accident.
The scholarship benefits a graduating lacrosse player from Manchester Valley High School, who has played for at least two years at MVHS. In addition to the breakfast, they held a silent auction, a basket raffle, and had various activities such as archery tag, a climbing wall and a zipline. The event raised more than $4,000.
- Demo Derby #2: June 9, gates 1 p.m., event 4 p.m., Upperco Volunteer Fire Company, 5415 Arcadia Ave., Upperco. $15/18 and older; $10/12-17 years old; free/11 and younger. Information: 410-887-1576 or www.uppercovfc.org/content/demolition.
- Movie dates: event 7 p.m., movie at dusk, 2933 Manchester Baptist Church Road, Manchester. June 16, “Star Wars IV: A New Hope.” Bring non-perishable food. Information: 443-291-6317; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual Lion “Dick” Murray Memorial Golf Outing: June 15, registration 12:15, start 1 p.m., Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead. $85/player; $320/foursome. Proceeds will benefit the Hampstead Lions Park Fund. Information: Dennis Sew, 443-463-4231 or email@example.com.
- 26th annual Benefit Tournament: July 13, registration 12:30 p.m., start 1 p.m., Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead. $75/per person before July 1; $80/person after July 1. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Rabbit’s Children’s Christmas Fund and more. Information: Rick Waltrup, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hampstead Farmers Market: Saturdays through September, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Hampstead Volunteer Fire Dept., 1341 N. Main St. Crafts, food, entertainment, produce and more. Information: www.hampsteadfarmersmarket.com.