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Offices to close for King holiday

Carroll County Government offices will be closed tomorrow for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Carroll County public libraries, public schools and senior centers also will be closed tomorrow.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow.

Trash pickup schedule changed

The Westminster Department of Public Works has announced a change in trash and other pick-up for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Brush and metal for the entire city will be picked up on Tuesday. Only calls for pick-up will be scheduled.

Information: 410-848-9077 or 410-857-9286.

Commissioners, citizens to meet

The Freedom Area Citizens' Council will host the county commissioners at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Christian Church on Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

The commissioners will answer questions and discuss 2007 projects and goals. The public is welcome.

Information: 443-520-6724 or

Historical society concert is Friday

The Historical Society of Carroll County will celebrate the county's 170th birthday with a concert of patriotic music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Westminster Fire Department's John Street Quarters, 28 John St.

Ed Okonowitz from the Maryland Humanities Council will present "America's Patriotic Music from the Revolution to 9/11." The program is free to the public.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Faith in Action roundtable set

Churches and other faith organizations, community service agencies, and individuals are invited to attend a Faith in Action roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the theater at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster.

Reservations are requested by Jan. 23.

Information: Becky Herman, 410-871-6372.

Carroll Access awarded grant

The Community Health Resources Commission has awarded a $100,000 grant to Carroll Access as part of more than $4.6 million paid to 12 community health resource organizations statewide to increase access to health care by under- and uninsured residents.

Access Carroll, a primary care facility based in Westminster, provides medical services to uninsured residents who are not eligible for medical assistance or Medicare. Tammy Black, Access Carroll's executive director, said the funds would be used to hire a coordinator to handle referrals for patients and to create a program to provide demographic statistics on clients.

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