North Carroll: Numerous events coming up at Coon Club

North Carroll: Numerous events coming up at Coon Club
The Coon Club in Hampstead has many dances and activities planned through the end of 2018, including Saturday night dances. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

The Coon Club in Hampstead has many dances and activities planned through the end of 2018.

Saturday night dances are held throughout the year as well. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all those attending must be 21 years old or older and a cover charge may apply. Beer, wine coolers, sodas and snacks will be available for purchase. They will hold Summerfest featuring Surreal on July 28; Oct. 13, Red Dirt Revolution; Oct. 20, Signal 13; Oct. 27, Dying Breed; Nov. 3, Bootleg; Nov. 10, Surreal; Nov. 17, Bobby and the Believers (Motown); Nov. 21, Ever Rise; Dec. 15, Dave DeMarco Band; and on Dec. 31 ring in the New Year with Big Jack.


A benefit dance Save a Hero will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, with doors opening at 6 p.m., with the proceeds benefiting housing for homeless veterans. Admission to the event is a $15 donation and it is co-sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 200 and 31. There will be raffles, 50/50s and door prizes; and those attending must be present to win. In addition, food, beer and lite wine will be available for purchase. No one younger than 21 years old will be admitted. Music will be provided by Nasty Habitz. For tickets, call Steve at 410-977-6404 or Tony at 443-821-9040.

A Crab & Bull Feast and Dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 8. The doors open at 4 p.m., with food being served by 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and the menu consists of all you can eat steamed crabs, crab soup, pit beef, pit ham, fixings, corn on the cob, salads, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, draft beer and sodas. A cash bar will be available. Live music will be provided by Bootleg from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. For tickets, call Phil at 443-507-6590, Tony, 443-821-9040, or Brad, 410-984-5289.

Each Monday the club offers line dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning in September and running through May. The cost is $5 and is for those beginners to advanced. An open bar is available as well. This is for singles and couples and is open to the public.

The Club is located at 2855 Coon Club, Hampstead. For information, call 410-374-9897 or visit

Church events at St. Abrahams

St. Abrahams Church will be hosting some free events for the public.

On July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 7 they will host free movie nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Join them from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 for the Camp Moose on the Loose! Vacation Bible School. The event runs each day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and is for ages 3 to 12 years old.

The church is located at 4029 Beckleysville Road, Hampstead. For information, call 410-374-4726 or visit

Charlotte’s Quest events

Charlotte’s Quest and the Westminster Astronomical Society will host a July Planet Party – Saturn from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20. The event is for ages five and older. The event is free; however, registration is required.

Bring the kids, ages four and older, for the Campfire & Critter Search from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 25. Join them for s’mores, campfire chat, and hike.

Charlotte’s Quest is located at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester. For information, call 410-374-3395; visit; or email

Trip planned

The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Women, out of Upperco, have planned a trip along the Indiana Amish Trail from Sept. 30 through Oct. 5.

Those attending will be heading for Newcomerstown, Ohio, Sept. 30 and will make their way along the trail. On Oct. 5, attendees will leave the Amish area and had back home, arriving at approximately 5 p.m.

The cost is $1,413 per person, single; $1,072 double; and $970 triple. All registration and monies are due by Aug. 6. The cost includes motor coach transportation, five nights’ accommodations, luggage handling, taxes; five breakfasts, five dinners with desserts, tour guides, and all attractions, entertainment, and theater tickets.


Checks may be made payable to Pleasant Grove UMW. For information, call Vola Osborn at 410-429-3922.

Upcoming events/news

Don’t forget to send me information about your groups upcoming events – the earlier the better! Some of the upcoming events that will be mentioned in future columns include a Bethlehem/Hershey, Pa. trip, a Crab Feed at Manchester Volunteer Fire Company, National Night Out, a Big Money Give-A-Way, Demolition Derby, and the Hampstead Carnival.

  • 15th Annual golf tournament: July 27, registration 11:30 a.m., start 1 p.m., Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead. Hosted by American Legion Post 200. $85/person. Registration forms at Legion, 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead); call Jerry Reese, 410-239-4946; Dave, 443-375-8417.
  • Hampstead Ravens Parade/Vendor Festival: Aug. 4, parade begins 9 a.m., followed by vendors at Hampstead Lions Club Ball Park, 4135 Hillcrest Ave., Hampstead. Games, crafts, food and more. No admission; ends at 2 p.m. Information/vendor information Niki Sanders, 559-719-5792 or
  • Crab Feed: Aug. 5, 1-5 p.m., Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, 3297 York St., Manchester. $40/adults; $20/children. Tickets/information: Bobby, 443-375-9614; Keith, 443-829-7124.