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Garden club offering plants for purchase

If you are looking to beautify your home or want a gift for Mother's Day, the Mount Airy Garden Club will sponsor its ninth annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Calvary United Methodist Church.

"You will find a wide variety of colorful annuals, culinary herbs and assorted plants grown by the garden club members to purchase," said Carol Phillips, past president of the garden club.

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Proceeds from the sale will be used to beautify Mount Airy with a variety of plants, trees and flowers.

Club members will also be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Those interested in joining the Mount Airy Garden Club may sign up at the checkout table and the membership chairperson, Joyce Stone, will contact you, or call her at 301-831-0720.

This club, which has been serving Mount Airy since 1934, is a member of both the national and state Federation of Garden Clubs.

Calvary Methodist Church is at 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

For more information, call the plant sale chairperson, Linda Travers, at 301-919-2795.

Mother's Day meal

Here is a chance to treat your mom to breakfast on Sunday, May 10: Lisbon fire company will have an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, toast, chipped beef, sausage gravy and an assortment of beverages.

"We hope you come out with your family and have a delicious breakfast all while celebrating Mother's Day," said Mandy Barnett, Emergency Medical Services sergeant.

The junior fire company will be selling potted flowers this year for $15 each, so you can eat and shop all in one place.

Cindy Arndt, of Woodbine, said, "We have been going to the Lisbon [fire company] breakfasts for years. The food is excellent and it's real nice to have a breakfast for the moms on Mother's Day."

Proceeds from this event benefit the fire company's equipment and building fund.

The meal cost is: adults, $7; ages 6 to 11, $4; and children 5 or younger, free.

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The station is at 1330 Woodbine Road, Lisbon.

Call the station at 410-489-4646 for more information.

Banding birds

The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will provide a demonstration of bird banding at its Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary in Mount Airy from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9.

Birds will be captured, fitted with a numbered aluminum band and released back into the wild unharmed.

"If we are lucky, we may re-capture birds that were banded last year," said event organizer Bob Schaefer. "Participants will see how the birds are caught and handled, have a chance to see them closer than ever before, and maybe hold them in hand. Because birds are mostly readily caught early in the morning, participants will have to get up when the birds do."

If you are interested in attending, meet at 8 a.m. at the entry gate to the sanctuary at 13030 Old Annapolis Road.

There are no restroom facilities available at this location and the event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

For more information, call Schaefer at 301-831-5660.

Fun, food at fling

Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church's Spring Fling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the church basement.

A variety of soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase. There will be pies, cakes, cookies and other items for sale at the bake table.

The thrift shop, located in an adjacent building, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer "specials of the day," mainly clothing.

Marvin Chapel is at 5101 Woodville Road, Mount Airy.

For more information, call 301-829-1656.

Giving blood

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive in the Winfield fire company hall from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

You should park on the side or in the back of the fire company and enter at the green awning. Please do not park in the front of the fire company, as that is reserved for those responding to emergency calls.

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

Call 800-RED-CROSS for more information or to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcome.

Citizens to meet

The Greater Taylorsville Area Citizens' Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the basement of Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Taylorsville.

Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees will speak about the county's heroin problem and will be available to address questions or concerns from the community.

For additional information, call council board member Scott Davis at 443-340-2890.

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.

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