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Memorial planned for those who gave their bodies to science

Springfield Hospital Center Volunteer Services Department will hold its 24th annual State Anatomy Board Memorial Service for those who donated their bodies to science at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The service, attended by the families of those in the hospital's cemetery, is interdenominational. It is held on the lawn by Patterson House.

A tombstone memorializes the donors.

Information: 410-970-7250.

Group to demonstrate at Main Street intersection

The group Defend Life in Carroll County will hold a demonstration in support of their views from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Route 27 (Railroad Avenue) and Main Street, Westminster.

The Westminster Police Department granted the group a permit to hold the demonstration, with restrictions. Demonstrators - expected to be about 75 people - may not stand in the roadway or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

A city police officer will be stationed in the area during the event.

Information: 410-848-4646.

Two Sykesville parks awarded state funds

Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Carroll County Republican, announced that Old Main Line and Bloomfield parks in Sykesville have won $18,750 in state Open Space funds for improvements.

The state will contribute $11,250 toward the $15,000 iron fence to be built at the quarter-acre Old Main Line Park in downtown Sykesville.

An additional $7,500 in state funds will go toward a $10,000 wood gazebo with a cedar shake roof at Bloomfield Park, formerly Winner/Talon Lane Open Space.

The Board of Public Works voted to pay 75 percent of the planned projects' costs.

Tour of area ponds to benefit mission

Helping Up Mission of Baltimore, with Living Waters Ponds and Streams of Finksburg, will hold a Parade of Ponds Tour on Saturday and June 26 throughout the Baltimore region, including Carroll County.

The tour features homeowners' ponds in the community. A Living Waters staff member will answer questions about the pond or stream.

Helping Up Mission aids homeless, chemically dependent and impoverished men in the area.

Tickets are $10. Proceeds go to Helping Up Mission.

Information: 410-833-2010, or 410-833-0080.

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