Three Northwest-area towns will hold elections next week.
Taneytown will elect three City Council members Monday. The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the city office, 17 E. Baltimore St.
New Windsor will hold elections for mayor and two council seats Tuesday. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Windsor fire hall on Main Street.
In conjunction with the election, New Windsor Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary will sell roast beef platters from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, also in the fire hall. The cost is $6. A dessert table will be available.
Information: election, 410-635- 6575; dinner, 410-775-7402.
Union Bridge will hold an election for three council members Tuesday. The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 104 W. Locust St.
Union Bridge basket bingo is to raise money for town
Union Bridge Town Hall Funding Committee will hold basket bingo May 11 at Union Bridge Community Center.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. All baskets are filled.
Refreshments will be sold.
The community center is at 4470 Ladiesburg Road.
Weightlifting competition set at Bowling Brook Prep
Bowling Brook Preparatory School will be host to the 20th Maryland High School Bench Press Championships from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at the gymnasium.
All high school students, both beginner and experienced, are welcome. It is recommended that entering students have backgrounds in proper bench press technique.
The entry fee is $10.
All entries must be turned in by Wednesday. Checks should be made payable to Bowling Brook Prep and attached to the entry form.
Key High graduate serving on carrier in Persian Gulf
Navy Lt. Eric J. Bach is halfway through a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, based in Norfolk, Va.
While on deployment, the crew participated in the damage control Olympics to train to handle a crisis at sea. The ship also visited Souda Bay, Crete.
Bach is the son of Bonnie Bach of Westminster. He is a 1989 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School and 1993 graduate of the Naval Academy. He entered the Navy in May 1993.
Valley Lions Club to hold community blood drive
Valley Lions Club will hold its spring community blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 10 at Pleasant Valley fire hall.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended to keep waiting at a minimum.
The fire hall is at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road.