FLAG DAY will be celebrated in Mount Airy on Sunday at Watkins Park, on Route 27 between Center Street and Watersville Road.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5-kilometer run sponsored by the Westminster Road Runners. The run will start at the Mount Airy Elementary School. Registration is $20. A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m.
A car-and-truck show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be sponsored by Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club. Trophies will be awarded. Registration is $10 per vehicle on the day of the event. A chicken barbecue lunch is included in the registration fee.
The national anthem will be sung by Kristin Trout, and Col. Richard Schnell will deliver a speech at 12:15 p.m. A ceremonial flag disposal for anyone bringing tattered flags is scheduled for 12:45 p.m., and Flag Day poster contest awards will be presented at 1 p.m. by Miss Maryland Teen finalist Wendi Jean Bart.
Military vehicles for children to explore, free hayrides from VFW Post 10076, and chicken barbecue lunches for $7, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs, also will be available during the celebration.
Admission to the event is free. Information: Marsha Zimmerman, 301-829-1424.
Lions Club carnival
The last two evenings of the Mount Airy Lions Club carnival are today and tomorrow.
The carnival, at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, will open at 6:30 p.m., with rides starting at 7 p.m.
The 50-50 raffle will be held at midnight tomorrow. Tonight's music will be provided by Cabellero, and tomorrow's entertainment will be Flat Broke.
The Mount Airy Farmers' Market will open for business starting Tuesday.
The market, in the parking lot next to Farmers and Mechanics Bank on Main Street, will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
The market will feature vegetables, fruit, breads and baked goods, plants, herbs, flowers and handmade crafts. Information: Nanci Franzese, 301-829-2012.
Yoga class starting
Mount Airy/Woodbine Recreation Council will offer a yoga class at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Mount Airy Senior Center, starting next week.
The eight-week course will teach principles of yoga and is designed for anyone, no matter how flexible.
Yoga, an activity that incorporates relaxation and gentle flexibility movements, can help relieve stress and increase flexibility and strength.
Cost is $40. Information: 410-635-2427.
Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of the Sun. RAWNAME:z925701_20-08-11.txt