TOUR COUNTRIES around the world without ever leaving Carroll County on Saturday.
The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor will hold the annual International Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, entertainment and crafts will be featured.
The festival is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the center's many projects, which help the less fortunate around the world.
The Brethren Service Center is at 500 Main St.
Basket bingo mania
With so many basket bingo events around northwest Carroll, I may begin a regular feature to rival my weekly cheap-eats listings.
Designer baskets are the featured prizes at two events this weekend.
American Legion Post 120, Broad Street and Roberts Mill Road in Taneytown, will sponsor bingo Friday to raise money for its scholarship fund.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and shrimp platters will go on sale for $5 at 5: 30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., and 20 cards are included in the $10 entry fee.
Extra cards will be available. Information or tickets: 410-775-7402.
The St. Luke's Lutheran Church Youth Group will hold bingo on Saturday at the New Windsor Fire Hall.
Doors open at 5: 30 p.m., and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are hTC $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Refreshments will be sold.
Information or tickets: 410-635-6686 or 410-635-2569.
A couple of Mother's Day breakfasts are this week's featured cheap eats -- that is, great places to get good, inexpensive food, while helping a good cause.
Knights of Columbus Council 11631 will hold a country-style buffet from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Hall, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown.
The cost is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for age 5 and under. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, sausage gravy, hominy, pudding, stewed apples, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk.
The event will benefit the Carroll County Teen Pregnancy Center, 3 York St., Taneytown.
From 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Union Bridge Fire Company will hold a pancake breakfast at the fire hall on Locust Street.
Cost is $4.75 for adults, $2 ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Information: 410-775-7422.
Jaycees carnival time
The Taneytown Jaycees are planning a spring carnival Saturday and Sunday at Thunderhead Bowling Center on Old Taneytown Road in Taneytown.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Events include bowling games and food. On Sunday, mothers may bowl free when accompanied by their children.
Postal food drive
Area mail carriers, in conjunction with the United Way of Central Maryland, will collect nonperishable food items Saturday for donation to Carroll County Food Sunday.
Donation should be placed next to mailboxes Saturday, and carriers will pick them up.
Poster contest winners
Three Runnymede Elementary students were among the winners in the Westminster Police Department's 1998 poster contest.
The theme was "Tragedy is only a Drug Away -- Say No To Drugs."
Emily Cullinane, Aubrey Cunningham and Katie Walter were the Runnymede winners. Congratulations.
Pride in our community
The Family and Community Council of Taneytown is asking residents to give a few hours of their time May 16 to help with several beautification projects.
They'll even throw in lunch for the volunteers!
I'll give more details in next week's column, but the organizers would like anyone interested in helping to register by today,if possible.
Information: Madeline Morey at 410-848- 9707.
Pub Date: 5/07/98