North Carroll: Carnival season arriving in Manchester; field hockey 'Fun Night'; next Demolition Derby

Summer is here and with that comes carnival season.

Mark your calendars for July 1 through July 6 for the Manchester carnival.


The carnival will run nightly from 6 to 11 p.m., with kitchen hours from 5 to 9 p.m.

Each night kids can take advantage of ride-all-night wrist bands for only $20 each. Each night a different dinner special will be available.

Every night there will be entertainment as well. The schedule consists of Elly Cook and Drew Cooks’ band Lyve Bayte on Monday; Tuesday will be the fireman’s carnival at 7 p.m. and music by Josh Christina; on Wednesday night, enjoy music of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, with The Cruisers; and if you enjoy Classic Southern rock, you can listen to Bootleg on Thursday, with fireworks at about 10 p.m.; Friday night will feature Rich and the Roadrunners with Joe Forrester as Elvis; and on Saturday, July 6 enjoy Dixie Wind Band.

In addition to tasty treats, good music, rides and games, you can enjoy gun jars, money wheel, dime pitch, a Big money raffle, candy wheel, and more.

The carnival grounds are located at 3297 York St. in Manchester. For more information, visit

Summer Fun Night

A Storm Field Hockey Summer Fun Night is now holding registration for their event to be held July 9-11 from 6 to 8 each night.

The event will be held on July 9 at Leister Park for children in kindergarten through second grade; on July 10 at the former North Carroll High School for grades three and four; and on July 11, also at North Carroll, for grades five through nine.

The cost is $20 per person, and the girls will need to have goggles, a mouthguard and shin guards. If you have a new player, you can request a loaner stick. The clinic is for new players and experienced players who want to learn more about field hockey.

During the clinic you will be able to try on uniforms for sizing and swap uniforms with existing players for fall, if needed. The nights will be full of skills, drills, fun games, demonstrations, scrimmages and pizza.

The rain dates will be July 16-18. For more information, email Jennifer Lleras at and to register visit

Demolition Derby

The next Demolition Derby in Upperco will be held Saturday, July 13. The gates will open at 1 p.m., with racing beginning at 3 p.m.

The cost of admission is $15 for ages 18 and older; $10 for those 12 to 17 years old; and free for ages 11 and younger.

The derby is located at 5415 Arcadia Ave. in Upperco.

For more information, visit

Scholarship winners

The Hampstead Lions-Lioness Clubs announced three winners of $1,500 scholarships to Manchester Valley High School graduates.

According to a news release, the recipients display outstanding achievements in academics, community service and a strong commitment to make a difference.

The winner of the H. Craig Snyder Memorial Award is a graduate of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center: Briana Bush, of Hampstead.

The winner of the Lions' Scholarship is Rachel Schneider, and the winner of the Lioness' Scholarship is Annika Rudolph, both of Hampstead.

Looking for submissions

Checking websites, Facebook, etc., to find upcoming events in the area is working — but I’d love to hear from you instead. Is your organization hosting any nonprofit events? Something that is free, nonprofit or benefits a nonprofit — it could be anything from a church supper, vacation Bible school, flea market, car show, etc. Please be sure to send me your information as early as possible to be considered for publication.