The North Carroll High School Drama Club picked a special play for its spring performance: "The Music Man" is not only the choice for 2015 but was also the first musical performed by the senior class of then relatively new school in 1964.

NCHS drama teacher Roberta Gore said she is excited about doing the show, and is hoping to have something extra at one of the performances. "We want to pull the original cast together to celebrate the show with us on May 2nd. We're planning to have cookies and dessert type food with them and the kids beforehand, and then have them all sit together in the front, and have them come on stage and sing at the end with us," Gore wrote in an email.


Gore is asking that if any of the original cast, pit or crew members are local, to please contact her at the school: 410-751-3450.

NCHS was established in 1956 when Hampstead and Manchester high schools came together under one roof at what is now North Carroll Middle School. The school expanded in 1962 and housed grades 7 to 12. Then in 1976 students and staff moved to the newly constructed North Carroll High School at 1400 Panther Drive in Hampstead, which is still the location.

Easter Egg Adventure

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center will have its Easter Egg Adventure for ages walking through 12 at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, March 28.

Children will be divided into four age groups: walking to 3 years old, 4 to 6 years old, 7 to 9 years old, and 10 to 12 years old. They will search for filled plastic eggs hidden outdoors throughout the center grounds.

Each age group will have one "prize egg" that will entitle the finder to a grand prize.

The rain date for this hunt is April 4, also at 10 a.m. sharp.

The nature center is at 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester.

Contact Ellen at 410-374-3395 for more information.

Dining with Easter Bunny

Here are a couple of opportunities to enjoy being with the Easter Bunny:

• The Manchester fire company is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at its activities building at 3297 York St., Manchester.

Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, tater tots, chipped beef gravy, orange juice and coffee. The price for this meal is a donation to the fire company.

The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, if you want to bring a camera.


Call the fire station at 410-239-2286 for additional information.

• The Hampstead junior fire company is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny as well as an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 28.

Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. at the fire station, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, chipped beef, home fries, coffee, juice and milk.

The Easter Bunny will also be visiting at this breakfast. People are welcome to take their own pictures, but a professional photographer will be available to take photos as well. Those pictures can be purchased for a small fee.

At 10:30 a.m., the Easter egg hunt will take place in the field next to the fire station. Children will be divided into three age groups — up to 4 years old, 5 to 9 years old, and 10 to 12 years old — to gather plastic eggs filled with goodies.

There is no charge for the breakfast or the hunt, but donations are gladly accepted and will benefit the fire company.

For more information, contact Rich Zaykoski at 410-374-2424.

Parish sets egg hunt

The North Carroll Cooperative Parish of the United Methodist Church will offer a Resurrection Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. April 4 at St. John's UMC, 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead.

The egg hunt is for children through fifth grade and participants will be divided into age groups that will be determined at the hunt. Eggs will be found and turned in for prizes.

Small toys that represent a piece of the Easter story will be hidden in certain eggs. When the children finish the hunt, they will gather together and open their eggs and the story of the Resurrection and Crucifixion will be shared as they discover each toy.

In addition to the hunt, there will be crafts, games, other activities, prizes and refreshments.

There is no fee for this event, which will take place inside the church.

The North Carroll Cooperative Parish comprises St. John's, Greenmount and Grace United Methodist churches.

Call Tara Gallant, parish administrator, at 410-239-8088 for more information.

Jill Murphy covers Hampstead, Manchester and neighboring communities in the North Carroll area. She can be reached by email at jillmurphy.neighborhoods@netzero.com or by phone at 443-604-8619.