West Carroll: Guest speaker to discuss chair caning at Taneytown museum association meeting

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association will hold its April meeting Monday, April 22 at Grace United Church of Christ. Above, the museum in 2017.
The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association will hold its April meeting Monday, April 22 at Grace United Church of Christ. Above, the museum in 2017. (Carroll Hahn/Courtesy photo)

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association invites members of the community to its April meeting, to be held Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Grace United Church of Christ Parish Hall, at 49 W. Baltimore St. in Taneytown.


The guest speaker, Rick Herrick, will talk about the art of caning chairs. Herrick has been caning chairs for 15 years, demonstrating the craft at the Carroll County Farm Museum for 10 years. He will discuss the different materials used and the equipment needed.

Herrick will have several types of caned chairs, including a Slaugenhaupt rocker that was made in Taneytown. He will explain the different styles and patterns of cane and rush seats.


Light refreshments will be served after the program.

For more information check out www.taneytownhh.org or the museum’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TaneytownHistoryMuseum/.

The Taneytown History Museum will open for the 2019 spring-summer season at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7 with a featured exhibit, “World War II Impacts Hometown.”

Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to “Keeping Taneytown's History Alive.”

Emmanuel Baust UCC to host annual rummage sale

Spring is traditionally a time to clean out the old, but what do you do with the items you no longer need or want?

Take all those items buried in the back of the hall closet or from overstuffed dresser and donate them at the local level. Consider donating your unwanted items to Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ’s annual spring rummage sale and used book sale, scheduled for Friday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can also support the program by attending the event. Great bargains await you. Most items are priced between $0.50 and $1. Paperback and hardback books (many in excellent condition) will be for sale at $0.50. There will be a variety of food items available for purchase at reasonable prices. All proceeds will benefit the church’s Supporting Our Community Kids mission program.

The SOCK program donates 100 percent of the funds brought in to local schools in the area including Elmer Wolfe, Runnymede and Taneytown elementary schools, Northwest Middle School, Francis Scott Key High School, Carroll Springs School, Hoffman Homes, and Silver Oak Academy.

The church is at 2950 Old Taneytown Road in Westminster. Contact Susie Lawrence at slawr@hotmail.com or 410-984-2780 for more information.

Taneytown senior center bus trip to Lewisburg

The Taneytown Senior and Community Center will travel to Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, for a gospel concert and buffet lunch Friday, May 17.

The bus will leave from the Taneytown Food Lion parking lot, at 511 E. Baltimore St., at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. A buffet lunch is scheduled for 11 a.m., and Triumphant Quartet will perform at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $98. Please sign up by contacting the center at 410-386-2700. Reservations and payment are due by Friday, April 17.

Happenings at FSK High School

Last chance to order! The Francis Scott Key High School Student Government Association’s Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser ends April 11.


To peruse selections, visit the fundraiser website at www.mixedbagdesigns.com/fsk-hs-student-government-association.

The FSK Advisory Council and Academic Boosters still has tickets available for its gem cupcakes fundraiser. Tickets — just $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20 — can be purchased at DK Jewelers, at 15 S. Cranberry Road in Westminster; Stonehouse Cakery and Café, at 12 E. Baltimore St. in Taneytown; or FSK High School, at 3825 Bark Hill Road in Union Bridge. Redeem your tickets for cupcakes at DK Jewelers during normal business hours May 8 through 11.

The final performances of “Into the Woods” takes center stage in the high school auditorium Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and those ages 62 and older. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at: www.fskchoraldramaboosters.com/ or at the door the evening of the performance.

I am always looking for West Carroll events. If you have upcoming events you’d like to see written about in my column, send me an email!

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