North Carroll: Hot Shots softball program to hold fundraiser

Manchester Volunteer Fire Company's firetruck cruises along the parade route on Aug. 15 during the Hampstead Fireman's Carnival parade. The Manchester fire company will be the site of a Sportsman's Bingo on Sept. 15.
Manchester Volunteer Fire Company's firetruck cruises along the parade route on Aug. 15 during the Hampstead Fireman's Carnival parade. The Manchester fire company will be the site of a Sportsman's Bingo on Sept. 15. (Shiela Johnson / Correspondent)

Hot Shots Fastpitch Softball will be hosting a Crab Feast from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hampstead Fire Department.

The evening begins with food being served from 5 to 9 p.m. and crabs from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening goes on until 11 p.m. and features a DJ, games and an auction.


With tickets costing $50 per person, the menu will consist of steamed crabs, pit beef, pit turkey, pit ham, dessert, draft beer and soda.

The fire department is located at 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For information or tickets, call Mike Hernandez at 410-259-7426 or Frank Ward at 410-977-9976.


Bingo in Manchester

A Sportsman’s Bingo will be held Sept. 15 at the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department.

Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 4:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. The cost of admission is $40 per person and includes dinner and bingo.

The Mid-Maryland Baptist Association is sponsoring its MMBA Sportsman’s Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Friendly Farm Family Style Restaurant.

There will be 10 games for $200, 10 games for guns plus two jackpot games, with tickets to be sold separately.

Some of the guns that will be given as prizes include, but aren’t limited to, a Ruger American Ranch 300 Blackout, T/C Triumph 50 Caliber, a Marlin 336W 30-30, and a Savage Axis PKG 270 SS.

The fire department is located at 3297 York St., Manchester. For information or tickets, call Richard at 410-984-1404.

Celebration and Blessing

St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church wants to help kids get ready to head back to school with a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sept. 9. The blessing will be held at the 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. services.

The church will also be hosting a Celebration Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. There will be outdoor worship, music, games and food.

For more information, call 410-374-6944 or visit www.stmarkshampstead.com. The church is located at 1373 N. Main St., Hampstead, on the parking lot.

Art Class at senior center

The North Carroll Senior Center is hosting a Painting (All Mediums)/Drawing Class beginning Sept. 18.

The class will run for 10 weeks and be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the senior center with instructor Katie Gutridge. The class is a Carroll Community College Extended Learning Class and costs $25 per person.

The center is located at 2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead. For details and information about the class, call 410-386-3900.

Legion hosts ‘Bullets & Bling’

A Sportsman Drawing and Dinner “Bullets & Bling” will be held Sept. 22 and is sponsored by the Hampstead Post 200 S.A.L. and the Auxiliary.


The doors open at 3 p.m., food begins at 3:30 p.m., the drawing will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the event ends at 7 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person; and all those attending must be 21 years old or older.

The meal consists of pit beef, pit turkey, and pulled pork, soft drinks, draft beer and water included.

There will be raffles for guns and jewelry raffles for the ladies; as well as a cash and carry table. Some of the guns to be awarded include a Remington 783 Camo Pkg Coc, a Mossberg 500 Trophy Slugster 12 gauge, and a Remington 870 Exp 20 gauge. For those winning a firearm, they must be picked up within 60 days, after completing the background check.

The Legion is located at 4600 Legion Lane and the event will be in the P.O.W. Pavilion. For information, or tickets, call John Armacost at 443-768-5730.

Farmers Market

The Hampstead Farmers Market took a brief break from camping out at the fire department the weekend before and after the Hampstead carnival, but this past weekend they returned to the carnival grounds.

The market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and runs through September. With more than 30 vendors, the market features something for everyone, including delicious baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade soap, snowballs, candied nuts, and tunes to listen, or dance to, as you go through the market.

The farmers market is located at 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For more information, visit www.hampsteadfarmersmarket.com.


  • Crab & Bull Feast and Dance: Sept. 8, doors 4 p.m., food served 5-9 p.m., Coon Club, 2855 Coon Club Road, Hampstead. Tickets: $50. Music: Bootleg, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tickets/information: Phil, 443-507-6590, Tony, 443-821-9040, or Brad, 410-984-5289; www.coonclub.org.
  • NESAP Tours: Sept. 13, 4-7 p.m. (every half hour), NESAP, 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead. Information: 410-374-9099 or www.nesapinc.org.
  • Paint fundraiser: Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Old Town Grill, Hampstead. $45/person. Paint “Who’s Pumpkin” Benefits scholarship fund. Registration/information: www.paintnite.com/events/whos-pumpkin-at-old-town-grill-10091337; Brenda Miller, 410-916-4084; Mary Hamilton, 410-239-8170.

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