Oct
19
Thu
150 Years on The Hill @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
150 Years on The Hill @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall |  |  |

In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m.

Founded in 1867 as the first coeducational college south of the Mason-Dixon Line, McDaniel was formerly known as Western Maryland College, named for the Western Maryland railroad. The college’s founding date is Sept. 4, 1867, when the first academic year began, and the college’s charter was approved by the State of Maryland on March 30, 1868. In 2002, the college was renamed for William Roberts McDaniel in honor of his 65-year association with the college as a student, professor, administrator and trustee.

Reception: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., with opening remarks at 10 a.m. by college historian James E. Lightner (Reception takes place in conjunction with Homecoming and McDaniel College’s 150th Anniversary Birthday Party).

Oct
23
Mon
Monday Night Music: Trio Giocoso @ McDaniel Lounge
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Monday Night Music: Trio Giocoso @ McDaniel Lounge |  |  |

The Monday Night Music series presents a performance by Trio Giocoso. The group includes music lecturer Nicholas Currie on violin, as well as cellist Adam Gonzalez and pianist Diana Greene.

Trio Giocoso has performed at venues throughout the Northeast and performed the world premiere of Garth Baxter’s “From the Headwaters” in 2010.

Oct
24
Tue
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ South Carroll Senior and Community Center
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 28 @ 11:30 am
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ South Carroll Senior and Community Center |  |  |

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You don’t have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage your symptoms. Join a FREE 2 1/2 hour Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop, held each week for 6 weeks. Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and life. Sponsored by Bureau of Aging & Disabilities.

Oct
25
Wed
Taste of Latin America: Quinceañera @ Decker Center Forum
Oct 25 all-day

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, this annual dinner highlights the food, music, traditions and culture of Latin America. The event is hosted by McDaniel College’s Hispano-Latinx Alliance student organization.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, contact Corey Wronski-Mayersak, assistant professor of English, at cwronski@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2245.

Oct
26
Thu
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School |  |  |

Just in time for Halloween – come see one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories brought to life by the Opening Knights. The Fall of the House of Usher is a full-length drama that will chill you to the bones. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Oct
27
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Happy Healthy Halloween @ The Hill Y in Westminster
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Happy Healthy Halloween @ The Hill Y in Westminster |  |  |

The Y in Central Maryland will host Happy Healthy Halloween on Friday, October 27, 2017. The event will feature games, healthy snacks, crafts and more! Activities, dates and times vary by location, so please contact The Hill Y in Westminster at 410-848-3660 for specific details. All attendees must register in advance at ymaryland.org/register (search for Happy Healthy Halloween).

The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School |  |  |

Just in time for Halloween – come see one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories brought to life by the Opening Knights. The Fall of the House of Usher is a full-length drama that will chill you to the bones. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Oct
28
Sat
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School |  |  |

Just in time for Halloween – come see one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories brought to life by the Opening Knights. The Fall of the House of Usher is a full-length drama that will chill you to the bones. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Nov
1
Wed
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 6 @ 11:30 am
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center |  |  |

Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop – Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You don’t have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage your symptoms. Join a FREE 2 ½ hour Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop, held each week for 6 weeks. Learn self-management skills, set your own goals and make a step –by-step plan to improve your health and your life. Sponsored by Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities and held at the Taneytown Senior & Community Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown on Wednesdays, 9:00am to 11:30am, November 1st-Decemnber 6th. Register by calling Leslie Wagner at 410-386-3818 or email at LivingHealthy@ccg.carr.org.

Nov
3
Fri
“Christmas In The Country” Bazaar @ Oakland U.M. Church Hall
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

Friday 11/3/17 9-7pm
Saturday 11/4/17 9-2pm
Enjoy the following: Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts, Soup & Sandwiches.
Info. Call 410-795-2029

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Liberty High School
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
Peter and the Starcatcher @ Liberty High School |  |  |

ony-nominated Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall of the House of Usher (Full-length drama) @ Century High School |  |  |

Hate to see Halloween end? Come see one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories brought to life by the Opening Knights. The Fall of the House of Usher is a full-length drama that will chill you to the bones. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Nov
4
Sat
Local Authors Day (Christmas Farmers Market) @ Ag Center
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

25 Local Authors plus 50 regular Christmas Market Vendors with Handmade Crafts, Seasonal Decorations, Gourmet Foods, Home Baked Goods, Pasture Raised Meats, Plants.
Breakfast and Lunch are Served. Market is held seven Saturdays thru Dec.17.

The Fall of the House of Usher @ Century High School
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall of the House of Usher @ Century High School |  |  |

Hate to see Halloween end? Come see one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories brought to life by the Opening Knights. The Fall of the House of Usher is a full-length drama that will chill you to the bones. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

David Mallett @ Carroll Arts Center
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
David Mallett @ Carroll Arts Center |  |  |

David Mallett has performed across the US, Canada and Europe, with songs including the American folk classic Garden Song (Inch by Inch, Row by Row). He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

Nov
5
Sun
Chamber Music on The Hill @ Baker Chapel
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm
Chamber Music on The Hill @ Baker Chapel |  |  |

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents the McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet performing classical and pop music favorites from Beethoven to the Beatles.

The McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet includes music lecturers Nick Reider on trumpet and Lynne Griffith on French horn, and trombonist David Motter, an adjunct lecturer in social work, as well as trumpeter Todd Butler and tuba player Jeff Hiner.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth.

Nov
7
Tue
Focus on Aging: Matters of the Community @ Decker Center Forum
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

Nov
9
Thu
Student Chamber Music Ensembles @ Baker Chapel
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

Under the direction of Kyle Engler, senior lecturer in music, this concert includes performances by several small music ensembles.

According to Engler, “We work on classical and traditional styles of chamber music, such as piano trio, as well as vocal and obbligato pieces, in addition to vocal acapella, mixed ensemble and piano four-hands music.”

Nov
10
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Student Solo Recital @ McDaniel Lounge
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel College students perform vocal and instrumental solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

Nov
11
Sat
Christmas Farmers Market @ Ag Center
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

65 local vendors selling Handmade Crafts, Gourmet Foods, Home Baked Goods, Fresh Eggs, Honey, Nuts, Pasture Raised Meats, Plants, Seasonal Decorations, Carroll Art Guild Show.

New Windsor Hall of Fame @ New Windsor Fire Hall
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Windsor Hall of Fame @ New Windsor Fire Hall  |  |  |

The New Windsor Hall of Fame proudly announces its 5th year nomination season. We are dedicated to provide an opportunity to honor members of the New Windsor area community, past and present, who have worked hard to make a positive difference for our community.

Captiol Steps @ Winters Mill High School
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Capitol Steps will bring their hilarious political comedy to Westminster for 1 night only. Proceeds benefit The Arc Carroll County.

Saturday Singles Dance @ Winfield Fire Hall
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Open to everyone 21 years and older.  (No dance in July.)

Nov
13
Mon
Monday Night Music: Lynne Griffith on Horn @ McDaniel Lounge
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

The Monday Night Music series presents Lynne Griffith, music lecturer, on horn. Griffith has performed extensively in the United States and abroad with the Singapore Symphony. She is also a frequent performer with Chamber Music on the Hill at McDaniel and is a member of the Mistral Winds.

Nov
15
Wed
“CARRIE: The Musical” at McDaniel College Theatre @ WMC Alumni Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
"CARRIE: The Musical" at McDaniel College Theatre @ WMC Alumni Hall |  |  |

McDaniel College presents the musical thriller “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, under the direction of Josh Selzer, arts manager at McDaniel. It focuses on misfit Carrie White, an outcast at school who is bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she is at the mercy of her loving but cruelly overprotective mother, who will be played by Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel’s theatre arts department. Carrie discovers that she has a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
NOTE: The show contains adult material, including mature language and violence.

Nov
16
Thu
Views of McDaniel: A Student Art Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

This multidisciplinary exhibition highlights works by McDaniel students utilizing McDaniel College as their inspiration. Presented by McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition takes place in conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration. Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m.

Books Sandwiched In @ McDaniel Lounge
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

For the 26th year, Jane Sharpe, associate librarian emerita at McDaniel College, provides advice on the best books to give as holiday gifts. During this hour-long session, Sharpe covers more than 20 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, including cookbooks, biographies, and picture books. Call 410-857-2287 for more information.

World Wise Documentary Film Series: “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” @ Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm

McDaniel’s Global Initiatives hosts a screening of “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” a documentary by Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox. Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents to investigate climate change. (2016, 127 minutes, not rated) Call 410-857-2461 for more information.

Flute Choir/Small Ensembles Concert at McDaniel College @ McDaniel Lounge
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Flute Choir and small ensembles formed from the Flute Choir perform under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music.

Nov
17
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Student Voice and Piano Recital @ Levine Recital Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning classical to contemporary.

Nov
18
Sat
CHRISTMAS SHOPPES OF GRACE @ CHRISTMAS SHOPPES OF GRACE
Nov 18 all-day

Come to our Christmas Bazaar from 8AM-2PM on Nov. 18th featuring homemade candies and baked goods and handmade crafts. Visit our Granny’s Attic for those Christmas gifts and enjoy breakfast and or lunch with us.

Christmas Farmers Market @ Ag Center
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Open House event with free cake and punch. 75 or more local vendors with Hand Made Crafts, Home Baked Goods, Gourmet Foods, Honey, Nuts, Meats, Fresh Eggs, Cheese, Seasonal Decorations and Plants.
Market runs Saturdays thru Dec 16. Breakfast and Lunch are served.

Christmas Shoppes of Grace @ Christmas Shoppes of Grace
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm

Come join us as you find those holiday homemade baked goods and cookies, homemade gifts, wreaths and crafts. We are also serving breakfast and lunch. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nov
19
Sun
MASTERWORKS CHORALE OF CARROLL COUNTY: CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION @ Baker Memorial Chapel
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Masterworks Chorale presents its winter concert, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with several settings of its unofficial anthem, “A Mighty Fortress,” sung in chapel by McDaniel (former Western Maryland) College students, among featured works. The performance also includes collaborations with regional ensembles, including the McDaniel College Choir, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, Frostburg State University Choir and Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

The Chorale is under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist.

Nov
23
Thu
Westminster Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K @ Carroll Community College
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am
Westminster Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K @ Carroll Community College |  |  |

Be a part of a Thanksgiving Day tradition and join The Y in Central Maryland and title sponsor LifeBridge Health for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K. Join thousands of individuals, families, kids, and even a few dogs as they run, walk, jog, stroll and, most importantly, raise critically-needed funds so children living in poverty throughout Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will help positively shape their lives. On Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, 2017, the Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Perry Hall, Towson and Westminster.

Each Y Turkey Trot will feature a 5K Run/Walk, and medals will be awarded in each age group. Prizes will also be awarded to the top fundraisers. Participants will receive an official race t-shirt. Proceeds benefit children whose families can’t afford educational and enrichment opportunities, such as Y Preschool and Camp.

Nov
24
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Nov
25
Sat
Christmas Farmers Market @ Ag Center
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring a Friend Day. 75-100 vendors each week. All local businesses with hand made crafts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, meats, eggs, seasonal decorations and plants. Breakfast and lunch are served. Market is held thru Dec 16.

Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College @ Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College @ Kenneth R. Gill Stadium |  |  |

View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on view throughout the holiday season. Visit http://150.McDaniel.edu for more information and to learn more about the 150th anniversary.

Nov
27
Mon
Sing We Now of Christmas @ Westminster High School
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Carroll Singers presents “Sing We Now of Christmas” directed by Beverly J.Gandolfo Monday, November 27, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Advance tickets may be purchased from The Arts Council, Coffey Music, Menchey Music, and from the members of Carroll Singers. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Children 6 are admitted free. Carroll Singers is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Carroll County. Carroll Singers awards monetary gifts to many charitable organizations within the Carroll County area, as well as scholarships for high school students who will be pursuing a music degree as they enter college. Both concerts will have a starting time of 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Westminster High School.

Nov
30
Thu
Student African Percussion Ensemble @ Decker Center Forum
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

This is the premiere performance of McDaniel College’s Student African Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble is under the direction of music faculty member Pape Demba “Paco” Samb, a Senegalese griot.

Dec
1
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Dec
2
Sat
Santa at Christmas Market @ Ag Center
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Santa at Christmas Market @ Ag Center |  |  |

Santa visits from 11:30-12:30. 75-100 local business vendors offering hand made crafts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, meats, eggs, seasonal fresh wreaths, plants.
Market runs thru Dec 16.

Walt Michael & Co. String Band Holiday Concert @ Carroll Arts Center
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
Walt Michael & Co. String Band Holiday Concert @ Carroll Arts Center |  |  |

A key player in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s repertoire includes old-time Southern Appalachian, Celtic, & original compositions in performances ranging from the coal camps of Appalachia to the White House, and the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC’s Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS. Walt’s many collaborations include works with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

Dec
3
Sun
McDaniel College Choir Concert: Musical Legacies @ Baker Memorial Chapel
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

The McDaniel College Choir presents “Musical Legacies” in celebration of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary. In addition, the choir performs festive music from diverse locales and historical eras, as well as several familiar carols during which audience participation is encouraged.

The choir is under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, with pianist and music faculty member David Kreider serving as accompanist.

Dec
5
Tue
Focus on Aging: Matters of the Soul @ Decker Center Forum
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm
Focus on Aging: Matters of the Soul @ Decker Center Forum |  |  |

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. This event includes speakers Kim Burton, director of older adult programs at the Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, and Cindy Richard, director of Suicide Prevention of York, Southern Community Services. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

Dec
7
Thu
Jazz Night @ Decker Center Forum
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

The McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues under the direction of Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music.