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This update contains information about the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Carroll County Farm Museum, STEMnet volunteer opportunities, Maryland tax-free shopping week, road closure notices and a list of road work for the upcoming week.


Carroll County Farm Museum Turns 50!

The museum will host a  PARTY celebrating the Carroll County Farm Museum’s 50th Anniversary this Friday, August 12 from 3pm to 8 pm. Admission is free and the event includes Children’s Activities, Magic Show, Balloon Artist, Cupcake Contest, Sweet Treats ($), Trucks/Farm Equipment, Water Balloons, Dance Performances, Karaoke, Delicious Food ($), Live Entertainment, Story Time with Mother Goose, Farmhouse Tours and more…!  Free limited edition souvenir to the first 200 guests.


Volunteers Needed for STEMnet

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in STEMnet programs, which places workplace volunteers into classrooms, making a direct impact on the lives of 8th – 12th grade students in Carroll County.  They are looking for volunteers in the county who can speak with and engage young people in their college and/or career preparation while in high school.  These volunteers can be entrepreneurs, business professionals, federal employees or college faculty and staff in STEM and non-STEM fields.  A volunteer training session will be held at the Carroll County Department of Economic Development on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Any interested person can sign up for a volunteer account and register for a training at


Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week

The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2016 is Sunday, August 14 - Saturday, August 20.  Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included.


Old New Windsor Road Closure

Old New Windsor Road in Union Bridge is scheduled to close on or about June 20, 1016 through late August 2016. Additional details are available at


Hahn Road – Road Closure

Hahn Road at the intersection of Hahn Road and the Maryland Midland Railway is scheduled to be closed to all traffic on or about August 5 through August 10, 2016.  Please use posted detours.


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