The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Women are sponsoring a trip in June that will take you through the northern states.
The trip, open to those 18 years old and older, will run from June 5 through June 9. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 7 a.m. on June 5 and return at approximately 8:30 p.m. June 9. The church is located at 15300 Dover Road, Reisterstown, near the Upperco line.
Some of the sites that attendees will visit include the Grandma Moses Museum in Vermont and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts. While in Massachusetts, the group will visit sites and learn about the witch trials of Salem.
There will be different things happening each day, complete with a guide on the bus ride. Each evening will feature some form of entertainment.
"Everyone will be staying at one place in Massachusetts," said Vola Osborne, event coordinator and church member, "and we will bus out each day to the various places."
The cost is $875 per person/double occupancy; and $1,025 per person for single occupancy. The fee is all-inclusive and will cover transportation, room and breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. The only two meals that aren't covered are lunch on the way up on June 5 and then a meal on the way back on June 9.
"The fee covers all of the trip expenses," Obsorne said, "and if there is any left, it will go to the church women and the various community and mission activities they hold."
Space is limited and those interested must RSVP by March 31. For information, or to RSVP, call Vola Osborne at 410-429-3922.
Spring Garden sock drive
There is one day left in the Sock Drive being conducted by Spring Garden Elementary School in Hampstead.
The school is collecting new socks in the packages, in all sizes, infant through adults.
Socks will be collected until Thursday, Jan. 26. All donations are appreciated and will be taken to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County to be given to those in need.
The school is located at 700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, join the Animal Advocates group for their Quarter Auction fundraiser.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., and bingo will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 and there will be food available for purchase.
Some of the prizes include items from vendors such as Thirty-One, Jewelry in a Candle, Perfectly Post, LuLaRoe, Oh My Vinyl Crafts, and many more.
Animal Advocates is a non-profit organization formed to promote humane treatment of animals, responsible pet ownership, shelter pet adoption, and pet spay and neuter.
The event will be held at the FOP Lodge, located at 359 Manchester Road, Westminster. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-536-5533.
Take your chance on winning some cash, or a firearm, during the Sportsmans Bingo to be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Manchester Activities Building.
The doors open at 4 p.m. with a buffet running from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Games, 10 games for cash prizes and 10 games for gun prizes, will begin at 7 p.m.
The cost is $40 per person and includes the buffet and games. The list of prizes includes, but is not limited to, a Mossberg 500 American Field 410, a Savage 93 R17 17 HMR, a Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore, and a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 22 Short. There will also be a door prize of a Marlin XT17HMR or $250 cash. All attendees must be 18 years old or older.
The event is sponsored by the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department and the Dug Hill Rod & Gun Club.
For tickets, call Dennis at 443-375-1410. The Activities Building is located at 3297 York St., Manchester.
Shiela Johnson covers Hampstead, Manchester, Lineboro, and neighboring communities in northern Carroll County. She can be reached at email@example.com or 410-412-6787.