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You may not know any movie stars, but that doesn't mean you can't sit down with some stars and take in a good movie.

"It's catching on," said Bob Mitchell, director of Parks and Recreation for Taneytown. "This is the third year, and the crowds are getting better and better. Last month we had over 100 people."

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket or a lawn chair, your family, and friends, and come down to Taneytown Memorial Park, located at 56 Memorial Drive, Taneytown and watch a movie under the stars.

The City of Taneytown Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the showing of "Hugo," Academy Award Winner, Martin Scorsese's film about an orphaned boy living in a 1930's Parisian train station.

The film will begin at dusk on Saturday. There is no admission charge.

"With the economy the way that it is and the cost to take a family out to a movie, it can get really expensive. Anything we can offer free of charge is definitely something good for the community," said Mitchell.

Movie time snacks and refreshments will be available for sale.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, come back for "Captain America," the story of the origins of the comic book super hero.

For more information contact Bob Mitchell at 410-751-1100.

Yard sale

Got too much stuff? How about donating some things to the Taneytown Senior Center Site Council's Yard Sale.

The Site Council will be accepting donations of any kind, with the exception of clothing, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Have more than too much stuff? Why not set up your own table and pocket a few dollars for new stuff?

A space and 3'x6' table can be reserved for just $10.

Have a few dollars and in the market for some new to you items? Come out to the Site Council's Yard Sale being held inside and outside the Taneytown Senior Center, located at 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown, on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee, sodas, and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

For additional information or to reserve a space, contact Paul at 410-386-2700.

Family fun

If you're between the ages of 5 and 105, bring your imagination, and join the folks at the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Public Library to create with Lego brand blocks on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Beginning at 11 a.m., build a spaceship, a castle, or anything else you can conjure up. You bring the creativity, and the library will supply the blocks.

There is no charge for this program.

For details log onto http://library.carr.org/programs_news/browse.asp?selectSeason=2&selectLocation=7&selectAge=0 or on the Lego building program call 410-386-4510.

The Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Library is located at 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown.

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