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The week ahead: Overdose vigil, transit meeting, migrant talk, 'Love & Mercy' screening

State's Attorney's Office to hold annual overdose vigil

The Carroll County State's Attorney will hold its overdose and prevention vigil Thursday at 7 p.m.


The vigil remembers Carroll County residents who overdosed, as well as speak to preventative methods. This is the second consecutive year the vigil has been held.

Doors for the vigil will open at 6:30 p.m., with the service starting at 7 p.m.


State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo started the vigil last year as way to discuss the challenges brought to the county with the increased flux of drugs and to remember those who lost their battles with drug addiction, according to a news release from the State's Attorney's Office.

As part of the vigil, the State's Attorney's Office will show a video that discusses prevention methods for younger residents. There will also be several speakers, according to the release.

— Heather Mongilio

Commissioners to talk transit priorities

The Board of Commissioners will discuss the county's transportation priorities at its Tuesday open meeting.

Every year the county's Department of Planning submits a letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation outlining items it wants included in the state's Consolidated Transportation Program, in this case for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.

Those items can include projects such as capacity-enhancing infrastructure, main street revitalization, trails for bicycle and pedestrians and other transit needs, according to a briefing paper filed with the board.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the County Office Building, at 225 N. Center St. in Westminster.


— Heather Norris

McDaniel event explores migrant crisis Monday

Edit Frenyo, a human rights lawyer with the Georgetown University Law Center, will speak about the European migrant crisis on Monday, March 7, in the McDaniel College Decker Center Forum, at 2 College Hill in Westminster.

Frenyo brings a first-hand perspective, having watched asylum-seekers arrive in her native Hungry, and will address both the challenges and opportunities of a world where more people are mobile.

The 7 p.m. even is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-246.

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Carroll Arts Center to host screening of 'Love & Mercy'

Film lovers in Carroll County are hosting a screening of the biopic "Love & Mercy," about Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson's battles with mental illness, Friday at the Carroll Arts Center, at 91 W. Main St. in Westminster.

The film features Paul Dano as Wilson in the '60s, while John Cusack takes the role of the iconic musician in the '80s. Dano receieved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes for his work in the film.

A captioned screening will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 11, with another showing featured at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $6 for Carroll County Arts Council Members, children 18 and younger, and seniors older than 60.

— Jacob deNobel