Attention bingo fans looking for an opportunity to play games for hours upon hours, and also enjoy dining together.

The Winfield fire company will host its annual All-Day Cash Bingo April 18 at the fire hall.


Doors will open at noon, with lunch items available for purchase from noon to 1 p.m. Bingo begins promptly at 1 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at about 5:30 p.m. Bingo will then continue after dinner, until approximately 8 or 9 p.m. — depending on how fast the crowd likes the numbers to be called.

Participant Joyce Esworthy-Kubu said, "I've been attending Winfield's all-day bingo events for several years with a group of family and friends. It's a fun day of playing bingo, topped off with a delicious dinner. It's an easy and fun way to help support the fire department."

The cost of $30 per person includes 48 regular games, 12 specials, two early birds, one Super 7, two jackpots and one Little X/Big X — plus dinner and a door-prize ticket. The evening meal will feature fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, glazed carrots, roll, fruit cup, iced tea and coffee.

Additional games and cards will be available for purchase.

"Come out and enjoy a full day of bingo with lots of great food and cash prizes," said bingo chair Chris Broussard.

Those wanting to attend are being encouraged to obtain their tickets early, as tickets will only be sold in advance.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the station at 410-795-1333 ext. 316 or visit http://www.winfieldvfd.org.

The fire company is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Huntin' for eggs

The Woodbine Recreation Council will have its annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, at Salt Box Ball Park, 2201 Gillis Falls Road, Woodbine.

This free event will start promptly at 1 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Children ages 10 or younger are invited to participate.

Bring your Easter basket and arrive a few minutes early to enjoy a strolling magician.

For additional information, contact Shawn Franklin at 410-795-7275.

Hedgehog visit


Interested in hedgehogs?

At the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library's storytime planned for 11 a.m. to noon April 11, you can learn all about hedgehogs through stories, rhyme and song — and then be visited by Nutmeg, a real pet hedgehog, and her owner.

No registration is required and all are invited to attend this program. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The library is at 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy.

For more information, contact the library at 410-386-4470.

Easter egg hunt

The Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Taylorsville-Winfield Community Park.

Children 10 or younger are invited to attend this free event. There will be special prize eggs.

Don't forget to bring your Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos, so also remember to bring your camera.

The Taylorsville-Winfield Community Park is at 1750 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, near ACE Hardware.

Call 410-795-4640 for additional information.

Debbie Gartrell-Kemp covers Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Winfield, Woodbine and Lisbon. Contact her at 410-861-6058 before 9 p.m. or Debbie.neighborhoods@aol.com.