Lion John Calhoun raises the U.S. flag to rally the Lions with singer Vincent Johns.
Lion John Calhoun raises the U.S. flag to rally the Lions with singer Vincent Johns. (Courtesy photo)

On Oct. 10, at the Oakmont Green Golf Course in Hampstead, the Hampstead Lions and the Lineboro-Manchester Lions clubs had a joint celebration of their charter anniversaries.

More than 70 Lions and Lioness from five local chapters attended the 67th (Hampstead) and 74th (Lineboro/Manchester) Charter Night event. The first vice District Governor Evan Gillett rededicated the charters of both clubs. Lions President Dennis Sew (Hampstead) and Micki Baylor (Lineboro/Manchester) addressed the group for continued success towards the goals of Lions Club International. Past District Governor Andy DeMario was the Master of Ceremonies.


Final Derby

The final Demolition Derby of the season, in Arcadia, will be held Oct. 27.

The games open at 1 p.m. and the racing begins at 4 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, ages 12-17 are $10 each, and those 11 and younger are free.

The theme for this event is Halloween Trunk or Treat and they will host a meet and greet at 2 p.m. A Kids Power Wheels Derby will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There will even be a fireworks display.

The event is being held at the Arcadia Fairgrounds, 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco. For further information, visit, call 410-887-1576, or find them on Facebook by searching Arcadia Demo Derby.

Designer raffle

A raffle will be held for the entire month of November through Lazarus United Church of Christ.

Drawings will be held every day during the designer raffle that features prizes such as items that are Pandora, Thirty-One, Vera Bradley, Coach and Michael Kors. Tickets are $15 each.

For information, or tickets, contact Janice Lankford at

Christmas show ‘Noel’

The Pleasant Grove United Methodist women are sponsoring a trip to the American Music Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to see “Noel.”

North Carroll: Tree planting aims to make everyone Safer in the Shade

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County planted three young trees, an elm and two willow oaks, at Cape Horn Park in Manchester on Sept. 27. This was part of an event called Safer in the Shade, which has a purpose to raise awareness about the need to protect yourself from sun over-exposure.

If you’re interested, the cost is $92 per person and includes the show, a meal at Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant, and the motor coach ride. The bus will leave the church at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5:45 p.m. Seats are limited, so if you’re interested, you should RSVP as soon as possible.

The church is located at 15206 Old Hanover Road, Upperco. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call Vola Osborn at 410-429-3922.

Quarter Auction

The Hampstead Ravens are hosting a quarter auction on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m.

Some of the prizes include gift baskets, Pampered Chef, and Thirty-One. Food will also be available for purchase. Admission is $15 per person and includes $10 in quarters and two paddles. Additional paddles are available.

The HVFC is located at 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For information or to purchase tickets in advance, email


NESAP in Hampstead has a lot of events coming up including a Christmas sale in Arcadia; A Can for the Van Food Drive; Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge; and Hot Chocolate at Santa’s House.


The Christmas sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Arcadia Activities Center, 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco. Some of the items for sale include decorations, lights, trees, wreaths, gifts, collectibles, jewelry, toys, books and more. The proceeds benefit the NESAP Assistance Programs for the community in need.

They are also seeking donations for their food pantry including: spaghetti sauce, applesauce, vegetables, pudding, personal hygiene items, cake mix and more. To view an entire list of what is needed, visit

NESAP is located at 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead. For information, call 410-374-9099.


  • Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market: Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove UMC, Dover and Pleasant Grove Road, near Boring. Crafts, flea market items and more. Information: Vola, 410-429-3922;
  • 6th Annual Hampstead Ravens Crab & Oyster Feast: Oct. 28, 12:30-5 p.m., Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. $45 per person; dinner, raffles, and more. Information/tickets: Bethany Fish,
  • Sportsman’s Bingo: Nov. 3, doors 4 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m., Manchester Volunteer Fire Department activities building, 3297 York St., Manchester. Hosted by Manchester VFD and the United Coon Hunters Association. $40/person; includes dinner and bingo. Information/tickets: Richard, 410-984-1404; Jerry, 443-201-6959.
  • Bedlam in the Boro: Friday and Saturday nights in October, 4224 Main St., Lineboro. Ticket booth opens 7 p.m., closes 10:30 p.m. Prices vary depending upon age and attraction. Information at 410-239-GHOST or