Red Cross offering first aid, CPR courseThe...


Red Cross offering first aid, CPR course

The American Red Cross will hold a Community First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County District Red Cross office in the Brethren Service Center, 500 Main St., New Windsor.

The course will be $40.

Participants who successfully complete the course will be issued certificates for Adult, Infant and Child CPR (valid for one year) and Community First Aid and Safety (valid for three years).

Those who wish to attend must register at least five business days before the class.

Information: 800-787-8002.

Commitment to youth topic of conference

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County will sponsor a conference called "Creating a Community Where Young People Thrive" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center.

The cost of the event will be $25, including breakfast and lunch.

The day will include guest speaker Darvin Ayre, national and international consultant, facilitator and trainer of the Community Initiatives.

The morning will feature a leadership challenge on the individual's role in a healthy community.

Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on "Building Your Community Change Effort" and "The Action Part of Building Assets in Youth and Communities."

State and local officials from various agencies will lead the discussions. Attendees will be challenged to create a community-wide, community-driven commitment to Carroll County's youth.

Registration, information: 410-848-CCGH.

American Cancer Society plans Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life will be held May 18 and 19 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

This event honors cancer survivors and remembers those who lost the battle. Volunteers are asked to form teams to walk the relay Friday evening and night until Saturday morning.

The overnight event starts with a survivors' lap around the school track and an opening ceremony. Hundreds of candles in white bags are to be placed around the track for the night.

Participants will take turns walking around the track in relay teams through the night. When not walking, participants can enjoy entertainment and food.

Information: 800-787-4337.

Project Linus chapter gives blankets to hospital

The Carroll County Chapter of Project Linus recently donated handmade blankets to the emergency department and pediatric unit for child patients at Carroll County General Hospital.

This was the newly formed group's first donation. More than half of the blankets were created by North Carroll High School students.

Judy Walter, Project Linus coordinator for Carroll County, said the group hopes to find other children who need help, such as at shelters, the schools, Red Cross and local fire departments.

Project Linus is a nonprofit organization designed to provide handmade blankets or afghans to terminally ill or traumatized children around the country.

Information: 410-374-9741.

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