Don’t miss this live production of “A Christmas Carol” by the acclaimed Maryland Ensemble Theatre. The show has become a joyful tradition at the Carroll Arts Center during the holiday season. This year the Center welcomes back the cast of over two dozen characters and their heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for CCAC Members, 18 & under, and Seniors 60+. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St. in Westminster. For more information, visit www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org.
Carroll County’s 180th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, January 21 • 2–4 p.m.
Join the Historical Society of Carroll County for the Carroll County Birthday Celebration. The guest speaker will be Sam Riley. Underwritten by the Carroll
County Office of Tourism. Free Admission. Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster, 410-848-6494 • www.hsccmd.com
TownMall’s Forest of Beautiful Christmas Trees
November 25 – December 10
For two weeks at the end of November and into December, there is a forest of beautifully decorated Christmas Trees tucked away in far end of TownMall. Get into the holiday spirit after Thanksgiving by perusing the intricately decorated trees. Each tree is hand decorated with goodies and sold in a silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit The Shepherd’s Staff, a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need in Carroll County. The event runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10 in Belk Court at TownMall of Westminster. Visit www.shepstaff.org for more information.
Documentary Film Screening at the Carroll Arts Center presented by FLICC
Unwavering passion – whether it’s for music, cinema or food – is the common theme that ties together three inspiring documentary films that will be screened at the Carroll Arts Center in January, thanks to Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC).
- Friday, January 13 Young @ Heart A charming documentary about a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who perform songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth and other unexpected musicians. Sponsored by Carroll Lutheran Village. (2007; PG; 1 hr 47 mins)
- Friday, January 20 Life Itself A fascinating look at the life and career of renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. His tumultuous relationship with his partner Gene Siskel, his beautiful marriage and his courageous battle with cancer are all part of this powerful story. Sponsored by Baylor CAD. (2014; R; 2 hrs.)
- Friday, January 27 Kings of Pastry An insider’s look at the passion, sacrifice, disappointment and joy as 15 of France’s leading pastry chefs vie for the coveted Meilleur Ouvrier de France – the ultimate recognition and dream obsession for these talented bakers. Sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Company. (2009; Not Rated; 1hr 27 mins)
There will be two screenings of each film at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 1 p.m. screenings will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 p.m. showings will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available. Tickets are $7 for Adults and $6 for CCAC Members, 18 & Under, Seniors 60+. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office. Information: 410-848-7272, or, www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org
In a year of election excitement it was time to play ball! On October 6, Carroll Magazine sponsored a fun-filled evening of softball where the Republicans (red) battled the Democrats (white). The Democrats defeated the Republicans in an exciting game with a score of 15–4.