In recent years, kids would have been heading back to school this week. But with an extra week of summer — thanks to a state mandate from Gov. Larry Hogan — Carroll countians have more days to enjoy warmth and water at local community pools.
The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club Pool, 3372 Victory St. in Manchester, is open noon to 7 p.m. until Sept. 4. Adults cost $7, children ages 3 to 12 are $5, children 2 and younger are free, and nonswimmers are $2.
For the Westminster pool, daily admission is $7. Children up to 18 months are free with a paid adult.
Carroll's public schools open on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
And once the pool closes down for the year for people, it opens for a night for the family's canine pals. The Westminster Municipal Pool is hosting its Pooch Pool Party this year from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. There is no admission fee for the dogs or owners, though donations will be accepted for the Reach Out Rescue and Resources, according to the Facebook event.
There will be goodie bags for the first 100 dogs. Participating pets will need proof of current rabies tag and also a collar or harness. No humans will be allowed in the pool, and any dogs demonstrating aggressive behavior will not be allowed to participate.