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THE COMMUNITY Clothing Store will hold several major sales in coming weeks before closing several days for repairs in March.

The store is on Gill Avenue, next to St. John's United Methodist Church. It is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The store will hold a 25 percent off sale this week followed by a 50 percent off sale next week. A bag sale will be held March 9, 11, and 13.

The store will be closed for repairs March 15-19 and will reopen March 20.

The Community Clothing Store collects usable clothing and household items and resells them at yard sale prices. The proceeds are the primary source of revenue for the North East Social Action Program, a consortium of North Carroll church congregation volunteers who aid the needy.

Area service organizations make donations to the nonperishable food pantry and for other needs.

Last year, the store took in more than $82,000, which enabled the consortium to assist 565 families with funds for perishable food, rent, energy, transportation, medical bills and other expenses. Additional assistance of nonperishable food had a cash value of more than $13,000.

Volunteers are always needed at the store. To volunteer, call Gwen Hanson, 410-374-9099.

Artists and history

Meet artists of Carroll County from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday during refreshments at a reception to open the seventh Art Show and Sale to benefit the Manchester Historical Center Museum.

The exhibition, which runs through March, is held in the Manchester Town Council chambers on York Street.

"Last year, more than 85 paintings were shown," said artist Phyllis Gettier, who is organizing the show with artist Suzanne Mancha. Both are from Manchester.

During the reception, the museum, housed downstairs from the council chambers, invites visitors to see the artifacts that illustrate the town of Manchester generations ago.

One room is devoted to education, with yearbooks and photographs from every graduating class of the old Manchester High School. Another room, a treasure trove of clothing, has a white lace dress from a children's pretend wedding.

The main room features large photographs of Manchester architecture, displays about prominent citizens, musical instruments and items from Manchester's cigar industry. Books about Manchester history are available.

The art exhibition helps support the upkeep of the museum, which depends on a lively volunteer committee that gathers materials and prepares displays. The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., usually the first Sunday each month. Volunteers offer insights.

The public is welcome. No admission fee is charged.

Information: 410-374-4404, 410-239-7163.

Train station benefit

You can give the family cook the night off and benefit the Hampstead Train Station Restoration Committee by participating in a benefit pizza sale Monday.

The Hampstead Pizza Hut has offered 20 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to the restoration committee. Whether you dine in or order carryout, you must mention the train station restoration to ensure that employees add your order to the benefit tally.

The train station, on Gill Avenue, is the town symbol of Hampstead. Dedicated volunteers have begun extensive repairs and restoration of the roof and interior. Volunteers are always welcome to join the committee, and building materials are needed.

Hampstead Pizza Hut is at 761 Hanover Pike, in the Robert's Field Shopping Center. Pizza orders: 410-239-7771.

Parks foundation

The board of the Manchester Parks Foundation will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Nature Center at Pine Valley Park.

If the weather is inclement, the meeting will be held at the Manchester Municipal Building.

Cardiac care

Kathy Dinterman, cardiac rehabilitation nurse at Carroll County General Hospital, will speak to the Women's Club of Hampstead at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The group will meet in the social hall at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Main Street, Hampstead. Parking is at the rear. The hall is handicapped-accessible.

Dinterman is "qualified, personable, informative and very caring," said Stephanie A. Bricker, marketing and publicity specialist for CCGH.

Dinterman will focus on how women can reduce risk factors for heart attack, and a lively question-and-answer session is expected.

"There is an increase in the number of heart attacks in women, and in the interest of maintaining good health, we offer this presentation to all women," said Elsie Cooper, publicity chairwoman for the club.

Nonmembers are welcome.

Club member Mary Jane Edmunds organized the presentation and refreshments, which will be offered afterward.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 2/24/99

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