Humane Society to hold annual open house today
The Humane Society of Carroll County will hold its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the center at 2517 Littlestown Pike.
Visitors can meet the animal care staff, "animal cops," the board of directors and the center's volunteers.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office will give a police dog demonstration, and baby alpacas Corky and Banjo can be seen.
A variety of animals will be available for adoption.
Fire hydrant to be flushed in Freedom District
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will begin routine flushing of fire hydrants in the Freedom District tomorrow, continuing through Oct. 24.
Flushing will be done between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Residents in the Freedom District may experience minimum loss of pressure and cloudy water lasting an hour or so when the hydrant in the immediate area is flushed.
Residents are advised to refrain from using high water volume appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, etc.) during periods of low pressure and cloudy water.
Council of Governments to meet Thursday night
The Carroll County Council of Governments will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 157-159 at Carroll Community College.
The Council of Governments is made up of representatives of the eight incorporated municipalities, the county commissioners and representatives of the Freedom Area Citizens and Finksburg Planning Area councils.
Meetings are open to the public.
Volunteer Carroll plans library information visits
Volunteer Carroll, a focal point for connecting county residents with volunteer opportunities, will visit public library branches this fall to acquaint people with the organization and volunteer needs in the community.
Information on volunteer opportunities for all ages, as well as student service-learning projects, will be available. Volunteer Carroll staff will answer questions.
Library visits will be made on the second Thursday and third Saturday of the month as follows:
Eldersburg, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive: from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 11.
Mount Airy, 705 Ridge Ave.: from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 9, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20.
North Carroll, 2255 Hanover Pike: from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18.
Taneytown, 10 Grand Drive: from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13.
Westminster, 50 E. Main St.: from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.
Target bull roast Oct. 18 at Union Mills Homestead
Target Community and Educational Services will hold its 14th annual bull and oyster roast and family picnic from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Union Mills Homestead.
Target provides work, social and educational opportunities to those with developmental disabilities.
Tickets are $35 and tables of 10 are $350. Corporate tables are $1,000. Fifty-fifty raffle tickets are $100. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free.
Reservations are required and may be sent to Target Inc., 111 Stoner Ave., Westminster 21157.