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The Taneytown Senior and Community Center will have two parties next week to help liven the end of January.

At noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, the center is featuring a Cabin Fever Party and at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, there will be a Super Bowl Party.

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The goal of the Cabin Fever Party is "to get rid of some of the winter blahs," said Center Manager Ruth Martin, with games based on the "Minute to Win It" television show and others such as Sticky Situation, Suck it Up, Hanky Panky, Stack Them High, Marble Roll, Cup Stack and more. The special meal of the day is baked potato, but the deadline to guarantee your meal has already passed.

Visitors to the Super Bowl Party are encouraged to wear their favorite team's shirt or colors, and there will be a chance to practice throwing a foam football through a hoop, Martin said. The featured meal is cheese and pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, diced fruit and fruit juice. To guarantee a meal for the Super Bowl Party, make your reservation by 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The senior center is open to those 60 or older and their spouses, and to those who are disabled and age 50 or older. To become a senior center member, you need to fill out a free membership application at the center. Seniors 60-plus may make a donation of up to $3.42 for each meal; anyone younger than 60 pays $3.42 for a meal.

The senior center is at 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown.

For more information, call 410-386-2700.

Softball registration

The Terra Rubra Lions Club Girls Softball program will have sign-ups for the 2015 season from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at the club park building at 6300 Middleburg Road, Middleburg.

The age groups include 6 to 8 years old, 10 and under, 12 and under, and 15 and under.

Practices will begin in March and games will run from April through June 15.

The registration fee of $80 includes uniforms and insurance.

For more information or preregistration, call 410-751-1672 or email lionls@comcast.net.

Oyster and Beef Feed

Taneytown American Legion Post 120 is hosting an Oyster and Beef Feed from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7.

The menu includes raw, steamed, fried and stewed oysters; pit beef; a variety of side dishes; and beer, sodas and water. Tickets are $35 per person. The money raised will be used to support Veterans Administration hospitals and youth programs in Carroll County.

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"We usually sell out, and tickets are going fast," said Mike Stonesifer, from the Legion.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 2. To reserve your ticket, call 410-756-2219 after 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the Legion hall at 9 Broad St., Taneytown.

Gift Card Bingo

The ladies auxiliary to the Union Bridge fire company is hosting a Gift Card Bingo Friday, Jan. 23, at the fire hall, with gift cards to restaurants, department stores and grocery stores offered as prizes.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 per person, and will include all standard games, though a few specials will be offered. Refreshments will also be for sale, including fried shrimp platters, chicken tender platters, soups, sandwiches and beverages.

This bingo is in addition to the ladies auxiliary's Monthly Cash Bingo, which is held the second Monday each month.

The fire hall is at 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge.

For more information, call the fire hall at 410-775-7422.

Carrie Ann Knauer covers New Windsor, Union Bridge, Taneytown and neighboring communities in the West Carroll area. Contact her at 410-596-9248 or carrie.knauer@gmail.com.

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