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Summer concerts taking place at Wildwood Park

Do you want more music in your summer soundtrack?

Mount Airy is again offering its Summer Concerts at Wildwood Park series of musical events. Sponsored by Twin Arch Self Storage, this concert series presents local music groups with a variety of music styles.

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Performing at the concert scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Sunday, July 12, is the duo of Maria Rose and Danny Elswick. They'll be playing a variety of country, gospel, oldies, originals and patriotic songs.

The Summer Concerts at Wildwood Park program is a long-standing Mount Airy summer tradition. "It's been going on for quite some time," said Mary Vanmetre, one of the clerks at Mount Airy Town Hall.

"They started out in June, and they will run through the end of August," Vanmetre said about the 2015 season.

Describing the June 28 concert, Vanmetre said, "There was a fairly decent crowd — about 60 people."

Each concert runs from 6:15 to 8 p.m. on some, but not all, Sunday evenings. If it is raining at the park at 4 p.m. or later on a Sunday afternoon, that day's concert will be cancelled.

Bring along your lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable seating for the concert. You can bring along snacks and beverages, but alcohol is prohibited.

A special feature of the Mount Airy concerts is the door prize giveaway. At intermission, volunteers distribute tickets to those attending. After that, there is a drawing of the ticket stubs to see who wins a prize.

To get more information about the concerts, call the Mount Airy town offices at 301-829-1424. You can also go to the town website, at http://www.mountairymd.org, and look at the Upcoming Events section for details on upcoming concerts.

Wildwood Park is at 400 Park Ave., Mount Airy.

Showing movies

The Town of Sykesville is continuing its Sykesville Cinema, with the next presentation coming up on Saturday, July 11. Starting around dusk, "Earth to Echo" will be shown on the town's 12-foot inflatable movie screen set up in Millard Cooper Park.

"Earth to Echo," rated PG, is an adventure film about a group of youngsters trying to help an alien in need. The movie, which is 91 minutes long, was released in 2014.

Your choice of seating is up to you: Bring along a blanket or lawn chairs, and come early to pick out a prime spot.

The snack bar at Millard Cooper Park will be serving up freshly-popped popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, Hoffman's ice cream, candy, bottled water and sodas. You will also be able to buy glow sticks at the snack bar.

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Alcoholic beverages are not permitted, and pets are not allowed to attend the film.

Plenty of parking is available at Sykesville Middle School, just across the street from the park. There is handicap-accessible parking at the park.

In case of inclement weather, the town will send out a news flash over its email listing. Cancellation information will also be posted on the town's Sykesville Main Street Facebook page.

For more information, call the town offices at 410-795-8959.

Millard Cooper Park is at 7252 Cooper Drive, Sykesville.

Class of '70 gathering

Are you a member of South Carroll High School's Class of 1970?

If so, your class will be holding its 45th-anniversary reunion Oct. 17 at Winfield Fire Hall.

The reunion committee is trying to get in touch with anyone with whom it has lost contact. Contact Ray Miles at raymiles6743@yahoo.com or 410-598-4395 for more information.

Nancy McKenzie covers Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Sykesville and neighboring communities in the South Carroll area. Contact her at mckenzietimes@comcast.net or call 410-848-2260 and leave a message.

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