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CENTRAL

Library gears up for summer

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

"Summer Reading Celebration" for all ages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Children in the summer reading program can enjoy a treasure hunt, crafts, games and surprises.

"Picnic for Teens" at 6 p.m. tomorrow. The Summer Reading Program will be launched with a picnic at Westminster City Park. Leashed pets are welcome.

"cARTwheel" for ages 3 to 5 at 1 p.m. Tuesday. This preschool art program focuses on drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

"Bob the Vid Tech" for ages 5 to 10 at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Maryland Public Television's children's host will present the Vid Kid Road Show to encourage children to read and write their own stories.

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 27.

Registration is required for most programs.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Center will hold Korean program

The Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave., will hold a Korean Day program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A Korean Hanpan Team, consisting of about 30 students from elementary to high school, will present a performance of dance, songs, Korean percussion instruments and short plays.

The program is an enactment of the traditional Spring Planting Festival. A luncheon will be served. Students will present their musical programs until 1:30 p.m.

A program on early American gardening and an afternoon tea will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. June 22 Ellen DeCaro, dressed in Colonial costume, will present a program on early American gardening and how plants from the garden were used. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-386-3850.

NORTHWEST

Strawberry festival at church

Bethel United Methodist Church plans its 116th annual strawberry festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds at 3001 Hooper Road near Marston.

This year's event will include craft and yard sale vendors all day. Live music will be provided by the Gospel Travelers.

The church and the Winfield-Taylorsville Lions Club will serve beverages, doughnuts and Danish pastries from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and hot dogs, sloppy Joes, ham or chicken platters, ice cream, strawberries and cake from noon to 5 p.m. Food will be available in the social hall. An old-fashioned cake walk will be held at 4 p.m.

Information: 301-829-2855.

Senior center Father's Day

The Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road, will celebrate Father's Day at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with lunch and entertainment by the Flying Scotsman.

Information: 410-751-4556.

Taneytown library plans activities

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

"Clue Into Reading Party" for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The summer reading program starts with a hunt for clues to solve a mystery, face painting, games and balloon animals.

"Bob the Vid Tech" for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Maryland Public Television's children's host will present the Vid Kid Road Show to encourage children to read and write their own stories.

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. Friday.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

SOUTHWEST

Business card exchange tomorrow

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce will hold a free business card exchange from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Greene Turtle Bar and Grill, 1604 Ridgeside Drive.

Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. Anyone in any trade or profession doing business in the greater Mount Airy area is invited.

Information: 301-829-5426.

Mount Airy library announces activities

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

"Summer Reading Kick Off: The Live Music of Russ Reitter" at 7 p.m. tomorrow for teens and adults. Singer/songwriter Russ Reitter, a Liberty High School senior, will play music from his new album, Instrument, as well as covers from Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix and Gavin DeGraw.

"Be an Art Fraud Detective" for ages 7 to 10 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Children will learn how to tell real art from fake.

"Bob the Vid Tech" for ages 5 to 10 at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Vid Kid Road Show will encourage children to read and write their own stories.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Senior center lists programs

Mount Airy Senior Center, 705 Ridge Ave., has announced activities:

The Site Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

A Father's Day luncheon will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Lunch reservations are required. Sandy Lin will discuss stress management at 12:30 p.m.

Mount Airy Senior Book Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss A Wedding in December, by Anita Shreve.

Information: 410-795-1017.

SOUTHEAST

Eldersburg library sets programs

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

"Summer Reading Kickoff" for all ages from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Crafts, activities and face painting will be featured.

"Happy Fourth of July!" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult). A holiday-themed story time will feature stories, songs, and activities with KidWorks.

"Meet the Author - Robert B. Greenwalt" at 7 p.m. June 26 for teens and adults. Greenwalt will talk about his experiences researching the facts and creating the characters for his historical novel, 1861: A Time for Glory, which explores the lives of Civil War soldiers. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Parkinson's disease topic of discussion

South Carroll Senior Center, 5745 Bartholow Road, will present Becky Dunlop discussing Parkinson's disease at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

A trip to Midway, Del., will be taken July 10.

Information: 410-549-1357.

Recreation council honors 2 students

The Freedom Area Recreation Council recently presented $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who were active in the organization.

Recipients were Callie Jo Gillen of Liberty High School and Abby Rees of Century High.

Gillen played Freedom soccer, softball and lacrosse and participated in Fire Stars Baton. Rees was active in soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse and summer day camp.

Both will start college in the fall.

NORTH

Grace United Bible school is tomorrow

Grace United Methodist Church will hold community vacation Bible school, with St. Paul Lutheran Church of Arcadia, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.

The theme will be "Adventures of the Treasure Seekers, Exploring God's Promises." A closing program will be held at 10 a.m. June 25.

Children from preschool through eighth grade are welcome.

Summer Sunday school will continue at 9:15 a.m. Sundays, except June 25.

The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road, Hampstead.

Information: 410-374-9400.

Library features fun for all ages

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

"Clue Into Reading Celebration" for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow .

"The Tortoise and the Hare" puppet show for all ages (children 3 and younger with an adult) at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday.

"Bob the Vid Tech" for ages 5 to 10 at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Vid Kid Road Show encourages children to read and write their own stories.

"American Girl Mystery Theater" for ages 7 to 10 at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

A Kindermusik preview will be held Friday at 9:45 a.m. for infants to age 18 months; 10:30 a.m. for 18 months to 3 years; and 11:15 a.m. for 3 to 5 years.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Lacrosse player earns All-American honors

North Carroll High School student Angela Hughes has been named to the 2006 Under Armour Girls High School Lacrosse All-American Team.

She will play at 5 p.m. today at Towson University.

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