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Whistle Stop to recount train wreck

The Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe at 2815 Patapsco Road, Patapsco, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Train Wreck starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and June 26.

The weekend will feature a historical recounting of the accident at 2 p.m., horse-and-buggy rides, homemade ice cream, pit beef barbecue and wine tasting.

The accident happened June 24, 1905, on the tracks just north of the village of Patapsco, 300 yards from the Whistle Stop.

A daily passenger train was heading north from Baltimore when it collided with a freight train that was headed for Patapsco and Lawndale, killing 28 people.

The accident was called the Western Maryland Railroad's worst.

The Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe includes a wide variety of unique merchandise in an 1850s general store.

Information: 410-848-9656.

Corbit's Charge Weekend to mark Civil War battle

The Historical Society of Carroll County and Westminster will commemorate the June 29, 1863, Civil War battle that took place in the city streets with a Corbit's Charge Weekend on Saturday and June 26.

The skirmish between Capt. Charles Corbit of the 1st Delaware Cavalry and Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry held up Stuart's arrival at Gettysburg, possibly altering the outcome of that battle.

Saturday's events include a Civil War encampment and troop drills starting at 10 a.m. at the Carroll County Multi-Service Building, 224 N. Center St.

June 26's events begin at noon at Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 N. Court St., with a troop muster, exhibits and sutlers, Civil War music by Gilmore's Light Ensemble, living history, battleground walking tours starting at 12:30 p.m. and a wreath-laying ceremony at 3 p.m.

The Carroll County Arts Council will show the Civil War film The Red Badge of Courage at 6 p.m. at the Arts Center, 91 W. Main St.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Library to offer sessions on weaving, musical show

Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St., will offer:

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 7 p.m. tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind will sing, clap, tap and dance. Registration is required.

"Wonderful Weaving" at 1 p.m. Tuesday for ages 7 to 10. Children will learn textile weaving basics and make a small project. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.

"Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Family night at area Pizza Huts will help raise funds for the library. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales to the library. Coupons are available at library branches.

"Doctors to the Dead" at 7 p.m. Thursday for teens. Dr. Carol Allan, state medical examiner, will discuss what a medical examiner does and talk about real cases.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Clifton Lennon graduates from Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Clifton G. Lennon recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and was commissioned to his current rank in the U.S. Navy.

Lennon successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, to receive a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

He is the son of La Rue G. and Robert H. Lennon of Westminster.

NORTH

Church offers Father's Day celebration

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a hay wagon concert and Father's Day cookout at 5 p.m. today at 3106 Shiloh Road, Hampstead.

Grilled food will be sold and volleyball games and a horseshoe tournament held.

The praise band from St. John's United Methodist Church will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. The group recently released its first CD, Gathering, which will be on sale at the concert for $12.

An offering will be taken to benefit Carroll Hospice.

In event of rain, the concert will be held inside the church.

Information: 410-374-4231.

Manchester sponsors concert in the park

The town of Manchester and the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Sunday concert in the park at 6 p.m. at the carnival grounds on York Street.

Iron Ridge will perform today.

Guests should bring a blanket or chair for seating.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Lineboro firefighters holding Barnyard Bingo

The Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 14th annual Barnyard Bingo on Saturday on the firehouse grounds at 4244 Main St.

Events will start at noon when the cow is turned loose in a grid-marked field to pick a winner. The ticket holder of the winning square will receive $1,000.

Adjoining squares will be worth $200 and corner squares $50. Squares adjoining the winners will be worth Haunted Hayride tickets. Ticket positions will be posted at the firehouse. Judges will determine the winners.

The afternoon will include pit beef and ham and other foods, and games of chance. Bingo tickets are $5 each and must be purchased by Tuesday. Tickets are available at area businesses.

Proceeds will benefit the firehouse expansion.

Information: 410-239-4670, or 410-374-2197.

Senior center plans two events Tuesday

The North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, has announced activities.

Senior Information and Assistance will be available at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Sue Cronin from the Bureau of Aging will discuss "Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Changes in 2006" at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Information: 410-239-6400.

North Carroll library plans several activities

North Carroll branch library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will offer:

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind will sing, clap and dance. Registration is required.

"Summer Writing Workshop with Author Edie Hemingway" at 7 p.m. Tuesday for ages 10 to 14. Editing and revision will be studied.

"Meet Edie Hemingway" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for ages 10 to 14. Maryland author Edie Hemingway will discuss her historical novels of the Civil War and talk about researching and writing historical fiction.

"Hampstead Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales to the library. Coupons are available at all library branches.

The North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. June 27 to discuss One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

Information: 410-386-4488.

NORTHWEST

Harney event to run until Saturday

Harney Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual carnival tomorrow through Saturday on the newly blacktopped carnival grounds at 5130 Harney Road.

Rides, games and food booths will be featured daily starting at 7 p.m.

Dinner platters will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Discounted ride nights are from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday. Raffle drawings for cash will be held Saturday.

The concert lineup is:

Iron Ridge tomorrow; Dixie Highway on Tuesday; Serious Joker on Wednesday; Big Wheely and the White Walls on Thursday; Borderline on Friday; and Roll the Dice on Saturday.

Information: 410-756-6464.

Taneytown artscape scheduled for Saturday

The Taneytown Main Street Program will hold the Downtown Taneytown Artscape from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The day begins with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St.

Featured events include: Carroll County Artists Guild display at the police station; other artists at downtown locations; authors from the Maryland Writers' Association; a demonstration of handcrafted Japanese anime characters; broom-making; and music and demonstrations at the Irish Moon.

Trinity Lutheran Church will offer children's art, food, a moon bounce, dance and music at 38 W. Baltimore St.

An outdoor children's theater will be held at 36 W. Baltimore St., with Lion King activities.

A concert by New Light Singers Messiah College Choir will be held at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ.

Continuous music will be featured at the Municipal Parking Lot behind the firehouse. Performers are: Rockin' Red Martinez at 10 a.m., Threshhold Legacy at 11 a.m., Kim's Dancers at noon, Nero at 1 p.m. and Aethellis at 3 p.m.

Information: 410-751-1100.

Taneytown library offers varied list of programs

The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer:

"Drop-in Crafts" for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow.

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind, will offer singing, clapping, tapping and foot-stomping. Registration is required.

"Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Face painting and balloon animals will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carroll County Pizza Huts will donate 20 percent of their sales to the library. Coupons are available at library branches.

"Sisterhood Bags" at 1:30 p.m. June 28 for teens. Celebrate The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by bringing an old pair of blue jeans to make into a Sisterhood Bag. Sequins, paint and decorations will be supplied. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Church news

Keysville Evangelical Lutheran:

Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. today with guest Deacon Craig Giles. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar. 410- 756-6064.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran:

Worship will be at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. today with Pastor Nicholas Brie. Church school is at 9 a.m. Sunday. An informal worship with Holy Communion will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. 410-751-1203.

SOUTHEAST

Carnival to begin tomorrow

Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department will hold its annual carnival tomorrow through Saturday on the carnival grounds on Freedom Avenue off Route 32.

Dinner platters will be served in the fire hall starting at 6 p.m. Rides, games and food stands open at 7 p.m.

Live concerts will be presented nightly.

Information: 410-795-8021.

Fishing tournament at Piney Run Park

Piney Run Park will sponsor the Catfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday on the lake at 30 Martz Road, near Eldersburg.

Cash prizes up to $100 and a trophy will be awarded for the largest three catfish caught by registered anglers.

Fishing is permitted from boats and the shoreline. Boats are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the park's boathouse. Piney Run Lake is an electric motor-only reservoir.

Entry fee is $12, plus park entrance fees. Registration is required.

Information: 410-795-5165.

Theater troupe schedules auditions for August show

The Tree of Life Theatre Troupe will perform Cheaper by the Dozen in late August.

Auditions for nonmembers will be held at 1 p.m. June 26 and 6:30 p.m. June 29 at Faith Lutheran Church, West Hemlock Drive and Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Parts for children through adults will be cast. A one-minute monologue is desired, but not required.

Rehearsals will begin July 6 and be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until show dates.

Backstage and technical volunteers also are needed.

Information: Tony Cimino at ajc004@mcdaniel.edu.

Eldersburg branch library lists activities for week

Eldersburg branch library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering:

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind will sing, clap and tap in this foot-stomping program. Registration is required.

"Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. County Pizza Huts will donate 20 percent of their sales to the library. Coupons are available at library branches.

"Ice Cream Taste Testing" at 7 p.m. Thursday for teens who can sample several different brands, vote for their favorite and make an ice cream sundae. Registration is required.

"Origami Fun" at 2 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 to 13. Children can learn how to make paper folding creations. Registration is required.

"KidWorks Presents: Sea Shells by the Sea Shore" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The program will feature stories, music and activities.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Construction begins for Friendship School

The Friendship School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction of a new facility for the school and its sister organization, the Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute.

Merritt Properties LLC will be the contractor for the new facility, and Leroy Merritt has contributed $975,000 toward the project.

Friendship School has been serving students with specific language-based learning differences (dyslexia) at its Carroll County location since 2001. The new facility will nearly quadruple the size of the school.

The Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute, which provides teacher training and community outreach in the area of dyslexia and dyslexia education, will share the space with Friendship School and provide a resource to public school teachers.

The new school is at 1545 Progress Way, Eldersburg.

Information: 410-552-6880.

SOUTHWEST

Fire company sells discount ride tickets

The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department is selling advance discount ride tickets for its carnival, which will be held July 11 to 16.

The tickets cost $7 and are good for one wristband to ride all night on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of carnival week.

Tickets are available at the firehouse, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and June 27, 29 and July 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8; and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and June 26, July 3, 9 and 10.

Information: 410-795-1333.

Horse-rescue program schedules spring carnival

Days End Farm Horse Rescue will hold a spring carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 15856 Frederick Road, Lisbon.

Visitors can see the work the farm has done with more than 50 abused and neglected horses housed at the facility.

Staffers will be available to talk about the farm's mission, which has helped more than 1,000 horses since its opening in 1989.

Activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, games, food, music and Bubba's Bargain Barn.

Days End is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that depends on donations for funding.

Admission is $5 for a family, $2 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 12, and free for children younger than 6.

Information: 410-442-1564.

Linganore Winecellars to hold annual festival

Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy will hold its 20th annual Swingin' Blues Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and June 26.

The event features two blues bands, guided tours of the winery, wine tastings and recipe ideas, food, and arts and crafts by more than 25 regional artisans.

The Kelly Bell Band will perform at noon and the Nighthawks will perform at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Two playgrounds are available for children.

Admission is $10 for adults and includes a commemorative glass. Children are admitted free.

Gates will open at 11 a.m.

The vineyard is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road.

Information: 410-795-6432.

Mount Airy library puts focus on youth programs

The Mount Airy library branch, 705 Ridge Ave., will offer:

"Two of a Kind: Going on an Adventure" at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). The duo Two of a Kind will sing, clap and tap in this foot-stomping program. Registration is required.

Junior Book Club for ages 8 to 11 at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Chapter books and juvenile novels will be discussed. Call the library for the book selection.

"Internet Basics: Keeping it Simple" for teens and adults at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

"Pizza Hut Library Fund-Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. County Pizza Huts will donate 20 percent of their sales to the library. Coupons are available at library branches.

"Yu-Gi-Oh!" for teens from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Teens can bring their cards to play with others.

Mount Airy Senior Book Club for adults at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the senior center to discuss The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

"The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show" at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 27 for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). Registration is required.

"Books and Games" for teens at 4:30 p.m. June 28. Youths can play some games after discussing the book selection (call the library for the title).

Information: 410-386-4488.

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