JUNE HAS NOT ended but people in northwest Carroll are planning big events in August.
Plans are being made for the third annual Celebrate Taneytown Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Memorial Park.
The theme will again be the Civil War, and 500 re-enactors with 12 cannons are expected to attend.
Artisans representing forgotten arts such as broom making and soap making will have stands at the event.
Area groups will sell food, and games and activities will be provided for children.
Organizers anticipate larger crowds this year. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, park cars and assist with crowd control.
Start your engines
The next weekend, Aug. 29, Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company will have a car show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the carnival grounds adjacent to Memorial Park.
A parade of the cars is planned for 5 p.m.
Dash plaques will be provided to the first 150 registered cars and prizes will be presented.
Vendors and participants are being sought.
To register a car, send $8 (checks payable to the fire company) to Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company, c/o car show, 39 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown 21787. Registration the day of the event will be $10.
Information: 410-756-2705 or 410-756-2430.
Spiders and snakes
Children age 3 and older are invited to the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Public Library at 1: 30 p.m. Tuesday for "Scales and Tales."
Children will learn about turtles, snakes and spiders at the free program.
Registration is required by calling 410-751-1980.
Taneytown Senior Center is planning a dinner theater trip to the Noah Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre on Sept. 18.
The cost is $63.50 for dinner, the show, and bus transportation from the center on Roberts Mill Road. A $30 deposit is required with the reservation. The balance must be paid by Aug. 14.
The bus is expected to return to Taneytown by 9: 30 p.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8806 on Penrose Avenue in Union Bridge offers a surf and turf menu this weekend, but you have to visit on two days to sample the dishes.
Crab cakes will be the entree Friday and will cost $10, while Saturday's menu includes prime rib for $9.75.
Meals are served from 5 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Information: 410-775-2160.
Ed McDonough's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 6/25/98