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Journalists to discuss election at WMC sessionThree...


Journalists to discuss election at WMC session

Three journalists will discuss the national elections at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Hall at Western Maryland College.

Panelists will be David Shribman, Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe and 1995 Pulitzer Prize winner; Elaine Povich, national political writer for Newsday; and Paul West, Washington bureau chief for The Sun.

Information: 410-857-2530.

Family Center schedules activities for the month

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

"A Healthier You" will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Participants can discuss changes they'd like to make for themselves, including quitting smoking.

April 10-14 is the Week of the Young Child.

A Spring Fling will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 19. Welcome the warm weather with parent-child activities and lunch.

The center will be closed April 21 for Good Friday.

The monthly POWWOW will be held at 1 p.m. April 26. Bring your ideas and thoughts to share.

Registration is required for programs.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Genealogist to provide tips on family research

The Historical Society of Carroll County is holding monthly box lunch talks, to be held at noon the second Tuesday of the month at the Shellman House.

The next program will be April 11. Genealogist Sue Bundy will explore more advanced research techniques for those who have already investigated their family history in "Researching Family Roots Part II."

Learn how to do national and Internet searches and, time permitting, tour the society's library resources.

Participants should bring a lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is $1 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Shellman House is at 206 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-6494.

Trip planned April 28 to view Md. film exhibit

The Historical Society of Carroll County will take a trip to the Maryland Historical Society to see the exhibit "Filming Maryland" on April 28.

The exhibit examines Maryland's starring role in feature films over the past century. Movie stills, props and posters from more than 100 films explores how the world sees Maryland's history, society and landscape.

The group will have lunch at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, then return to the Maryland Historical Society to view other exhibits.

Lunch is a choice of chicken salad or crab cake platter.

The bus leaves at 8: 30 a.m. from the parking lot behind Ascension Episcopal Church in Westminster and returns about 4 p.m. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

Deadline for reservations is April 13. Information: 410-848- 6494.

United Way partnership to dispense $15,000

The United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County has $15,000 in grants to give away to health and human service programs, announced Paula Langmead, partnership chairwoman.

Volunteers will review funding proposals that fall into one or more of these categories: investing in children and youth, work force development, strengthening families and responding to crisis.

Grants from $500 to $3,000 will be awarded to programs that demonstrate their effectiveness in the community. Funding also may be awarded to new initiatives.

Members of the selection committee are: Langmead; Tricia Supik, Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc.; Karen Blandford, Office of Housing, city of Westminster; Audrey Cimino, banker; and Cindy Yingling, Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc.

Completed grant applications may be sent to Carroll Henderson at the United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County, P.O. Box 2047, Westminster 21158; or fax to 410-848-2436.

Applications must be postmarked by April 28.

Information: 410-840-2837.

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