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Holiday activities abound this weekend


HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES are breaking out all over northwest Carroll this week.

The Soroptimist Christmas House Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and will feature houses in Frizzellburg, Tyrone, Mayberry and the outskirts of Taneytown.

Tickets are $10 and light refreshments will be served. Money benefits the Soroptimist annual nursing scholarship.

For information about houses on the tour or to purchase tickets, tTC call Cindy Franz, 410-998-1532.

Seasonal sounds

Holiday concerts are planned at Runnymede Elementary and Francis Scott Key High schools this week.

The Runnymede instrumental and vocal winter concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. The school is off Mayberry Road near Route 140, about three miles east of Taneytown.

Key's vocal concert, which will include the Westminster Ringers handbell choir, will be at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission to the Key concert is $4 for adults and $2 for seniors and students.

The school is on Bark Hill Road near Uniontown.

Messiah United Methodist Church presents "Birthday of the King," an evening of seasonal music, at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is on Middle Street in Taneytown. Refreshments will be served.

Dance the night away

Girl Scout Cadette and Senior Troop No. 31 will hold a Christmas Dance for children in kindergarten through eighth grade from 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the American Legion at Broad Street and Roberts Mill Road.

Tickets will be $5 at the door and refreshments will be sold. Door prizes donated by area businesses will be given out. Information: 410-756-1237.

Holiday carnival

L Taneytown has two holiday events planned for the days ahead.

One week from today, a holiday carnival is planned from 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. at the Firemen's Activity Building on Memorial Drive.

Crafts, games, treats and music will be part of the event, which is sponsored by Taneytown Jaycees.

A production of "Captain Cat and the Carol Singer" will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church on West Baltimore Street.

The event is sponsored by the city's Economic Development Commission.

Holiday garden returns

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church enjoyed assembling and raffling a holiday train garden so much last year that they are doing it again this year.

The garden will be on display through tomorrow at Thunderhead Lanes on Old Taneytown Road, then moves to the Wal-Mart in Westminster through Dec. 23.

Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5. First prize is the garden, while other prizes include train sets and gift certificates.

Money raised will benefit Carroll County Food Sunday.

Advent program

Churches of the Greater Pipe Creek Ministerium have planned a progressive Advent service that will visit three area churches Sunday.

Participants will gather at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Main Street in New Windsor at 6: 45 p.m.

Bus transportation will carry participants to Strawbridge United Methodist outside town, then to New Windsor Presbyterian Church on High Street.

Pub Date: 12/10/98

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