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Sykesville reviving parks and rec group

Sykesville is re-establishing its Parks and Recreation Committee.

A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Town House; interested residents are encouraged to attend.

Applications and resumes for potential members are being accepted at the town office.

The committee will sponsor events and recreation activities around the town. It might also investigate new facilities such as a swimming pool, skateboard and in-line skating areas, and indoor sports.

Resumes and applications may be faxed to 410-795-3818 or sent to 7547 Main St., Sykesville 21784.

Information: 410-795-6390.

Students to train at police academy

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office will participate in the 10th annual Junior Police Academy for students interested in a criminal justice career starting today and ending Friday with graduation ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.

The weeklong program is sponsored by the Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County sheriff's offices, and is hosted by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and Maryland State Police Academies on the grounds of the Warfield Complex in Sykesville.

Cadets live in the police academy dormitories and start each day at 5 a.m. with calisthenics, breakfast and room inspections. Training includes law enforcement-related lectures and exercises for handcuffing and searching, officer safety, police ethics, traffic stops, searches and team-building exercises.

Field trips to other police facilities and close-up demonstrations of different programs are included.

This is the first year that Carroll high school students will join the Junior Police Cadets. High school career counselors nominated 10 juniors and seniors from Century, Francis Scott Key, Liberty, North Carroll, South Carroll and Westminster high schools for the program.

Drawing for guitar is cancer fundraiser

The Westminster Relay for Life is holding a drawing for a Paul Reed Smith guitar that has been autographed by members of the rock group Rush as part of its annual cancer fundraising event.

Sponsors hope the drawing will increase funds to find a cure for cancer and support patients with the disease.

The Westminster group has already raised $257,000 from this year's event, held May 18-19.

Raffle tickets are $10 and are available at www.acsevents. org/relay/westminster/rushraffle. No date has been set for the drawing, but it will be announced on the Web site.

Rush performs at the Nissan Pavilion on Saturday.

Information: 410-552-2825.

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