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Events in Carroll County

Year Round
Mt. Airy 10K Volksmarch - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  McDonald's, 1706 Ridgeside Drive, Mt. Airy.  Information:  Jerry Baugher, 301-829-3685.

Sykesville 10 KM Volksmarch - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Inn at Norwood, 7514 Norwood Avenue, Sykesville.  Information:  Linwood Van Horn - 410-871-9464.

Westminster 10 KM Volksmarch - 7 a.m.-dusk.  Shell Gas Station and Convenience Store, 74 W. Main Street, Westminster.  Information:  Ocie Sigley, 410-874-0534.

Volunteers and Foster Homes Needed - Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue seeking foster homes and volunteers for homeless Golden's until forever home is found.  Information:  410-877-9697, goldheart@goldheart.org or visit www.goldheart.org.

Sundays and Wednesdays
Western Maryland Railway Museum - Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; other days by appointment.  Memorabilia, archives and pictures.  41 N. Main Street, Union Bridge.  Information:  410-775-0150.

Mondays
Drop-In Computer Basics - 2 p.m.  Get help in setting up an e-mail account, downloading an e-reader or tablet device, navigating the internet or start exploring the jungle of social networking.  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Drop-In Computer Instruction - 7 p.m.  Drop in for basic computer lessons:  how to use a mouse, create an e-mail account, surf the internet, and become part of a social network like Facebook.  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.  

First Mondays
North Carroll Knitters Night - 7 p.m.  Knitters and crocheters all welcome to join the monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns.  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Needle Nuts – 7 p.m.  Knitters of all levels are welcome.  Share your projects and talents with others.  Want to learn to knit, join the group and be sure to take size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn.  Ages 12-Adult.  Westminster CCPL.

Second and Fourth Mondays
North Carroll Writers Group – 6:30 p.m.  NCWG is dedicated to helping people improve their writing.  Meet bimonthly to share work in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  Library will be closed on May 26, group will meet on May 27.  North Carroll CCPL.

Tuesdays
Tuesday Night Bingo - 5:30 p.m.-midnight.  Held each Tuesday with the exception of holidays, carnival week and other weeks as announced.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food purchase.  Bingo starts at 7 p.m.  $ New Windsor Fire Department Social Hall, 101 High Street, New Windsor.  Information:  Dorothy Rue, 40-635-6373.

First Tuesdays
The Next Step - 7-8 p.m.  Support for the new lifestyle of a non-tobacco user.  Free.  Ground Floor Conference Room, Carroll Hospital Center.  Information:  410-871-7000.

Second Tuesdays
Knit and Crochet Drop-Ins – 7 p.m.   Learn to knit or crochet or a new stitch or get a ‘quick’ refresher.  If you need help getting motivated to start a new project or complete an unfinished one, this is the place.  Ages 12-Adult.  Finksburg CCPL.

Second and Fourth Tuesdays
Drop-In Knitting - 6:30 p.m.  To share ideas, patterns, books and projects.  Beginners should take a size 8 needle and light colored yarn (look for #4 on the label).  Ages 12-Adult.  Taneytown CCPL.

Wednesdays
Needles, Hooks and Books - 10 a.m.  Knit and talk about ideas, techniques, patterns and books.  Mt. Airy Town Hall.  Information:  Toni Minkel - 301-829-2348.

Alcoholics Anonymous - 8:30 p.m.  Calvary U.M. Methodist Church.

Second and Fourth Wednesdays
Knit Wits - 7 p.m.  Beginners and experienced knitters welcome.  Beginners take a light colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to class.  Ages 11-Adult.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Third Wednesdays
Crochet 911 - 7 p.m.  Join Caroline Brocato to learn how to crochet.  Beginners and experienced crocheters.  Take a size J hook and light colored yarn to class.  Ages 11-Adult.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Thursdays
Carroll County Business Professionals Networking - 7:30 a.m.  Weekly presentations. Harry's Main Street Grille, 65 W. Main Street, Westminster.

Trap Shoot - 6:30-10 p.m.  Must supply own shells.  $  Mt. Airy Chapter Izaak Walton League of America, Woodville Road, Mt. Airy.

First Thursdays
Needle Nuts – 7 p.m.  Wanted:  novice to expert crocheters and knitters.  Join the group and share your project or talents.  Beginner knitters take a size 8 needle and crocheters take a size H hook and worsted weight yarn.  Westminster CCPL.

Second Thursdays
Drop-In Knitting - 6:30 p.m.  Share ideas, patterns, books and projects.  Beginners take a size 8 needle and light colored worsted yarn (look for #4 on the label).  Ages 12-Adult.  Taneytown CCPL.

Third Thursdays
Drop-In Computer Instruction – 11 a.m.  Improve your skills, get help with e-mail, searching the internet, word; processing, e-readers, or other types of computers skills.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Fridays
Celebrate Recovery - 7:30-9 p.m.  Twelve-step Christian-based recovery program to help people deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.  Free, open to the public.  West Falls Christian Community Church.  Information:  301-829-0733.

Friday Night Bingo – 5:30-10 p.m.  Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department (SFDFD), 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD.  Information:  443-609-4917.

First Fridays
Chocolate and Chat – 1 p.m.  An informal book sharing.  Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas of what to read next.  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

Writer's Circle – 2 p.m.  This group will meet monthly to discuss thoughts and ideas.  Personal writing is as easy as PIE – Purpose, Idea and Example.  No previous experience is needed, just a pen, a notebook or laptop.  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

Saturdays
Narcotics Anonymous - 7:30 p.m.  St. James Episcopal Church, 204 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy.


CARROLL COUNTY CARNIVALS

May 24-31
Gamber & Community Fire Company Carnival/40th year - 6-11 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Carnival Grounds, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg.  Information:  Charlie Green, 410-795-3445 or www.gambervfd.org.

May 26-31
Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival - 6-11:30 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Carnival Grounds, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge.  Information:  David Buffington, 443-605-4108 or www.ubfc8.org/.

June 2-7
Mt. Airy Lions Club Carnival - 6-11 p.m.  Rides, games, home cooked food, including crab cakes, French fries, funnel cakes and more.  Live entertainment nightly:  Monday – Slick Time (Contemporary Rock & Roll); Tuesday – Georgia Lea and Stone Cold Country; Wednesday – Whitehouse Effect (Contemporary Rock); Thursday – Hard Swimmin' Fish (R&B); Friday –The Fabulous Bel Airs (Classic Rock & Roll, Motown, Basic 60's and 70's); Saturday – The Knight Brothers (Country, Gospel, Contemporary Rock).  Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Route 27 & Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy.  Information:  Ben Gue, 301-829-2112 or www.mtairylions.com/carnival.

June 2-7
New Windsor Fire & Hose Company Carnival - 5-11 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Dinner in Social Hall, starting at 5 p.m.  Carnival grounds, 101 High Street.  Information:  410-635-6373 or www.nwfd10.org.

June 9-14
Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company Carnival – 4:30-11 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Shows start at 7:30 p.m.  Monday – Tall in the Saddle; Tuesday - Rivers Bend Band; Wednesday – Cootleg; Thursday – Roll the Dice; Friday – Wild Fire; Saturday – Borderline.  Lunch served daily, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Greasy Spoon; call in orders:  443-744-3995.  Dinners start at 4:30 p.m. in the Activities Building.  Rides start at 7 p.m. nightly.  Shows start at 7:30 p.m. nightly.  Carnival grounds, 49 Memorial Drive, Taneytown.  Information:  Jim Haines, 410-756-4208 or www.taneytownvfd.homestead.com.

June 16-21
Sykesville Freedom District Fire Company Carnival - Call for times.  Rides, food, games, entertainment.  Information:  David Kreimer, 443-609-4917 or www.sykesvillefire.org.

June 30-July 5
Manchester Fire Company Carnival - 5 p.m.-midnight.  Rides, games, entertainment and food.  3400 Locust Street, Manchester.  Information:  410-239-2286.

July 1-6
Harney Volunteer Fire Company Carnival - 4:30-10:30 p.m.  Rides, games, food stands.  Dinners start at 4:30 p.m. in dining hall.  Rides start at 6 p.m.  Nightly entertainment starts at 7 p.m.  Monday – Hanover Express(Bluegrass); Tuesday – Half Serious (Rock/Classic Rock); Wednesday - Borderline (variety Country); Thursday – Big Wheely & The White Walls (50 & 60's Rock); Friday – The Rivers Band (Country); Saturday – Roll the Dice (variety Country Southern Rock).  Carnival Grounds, 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown.  Information:  www.harneyfire11.org.

July 7-12
Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Company Carnival - 4 p.m.-midnight.  Rides, food, games.  Entertainment:    Fire company grounds, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road (Route 26), Sykesville.  Information:  Robert Farver, 410-795-1333 or www.winfieldvfd.org.

July 14-19
Reese Volunteer Fire Company Carnival - 6-11 p.m.; Saturday 4-11 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Fire company Carnival grounds, 1745 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster.  Information:  410-848-7172 or www.reesevfc.org.

July 21-16
Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company Carnival - 5:30-10:30 p.m.  Rides, food/dinners, games, entertainment:  Carnival grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road (Route 27 and Twin Arch Road), Mt. Airy.  Information:  Terry Baker, 301-829-0100, ext. 363. or www.mavfc.org.

August 11-16
Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company Carnival - 6-11 p.m.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.  Parade Saturday at 5 p.m.  Fire company carnival grounds, 1341 N. Main Street, Hampstead.  Information:  Bob Rill, 443-277-9721 or www.hampsteadvfd.org.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Carroll County Farmers' Market - Carroll County Agriculture Center.
Information:  Anita Bullock, 410-848-7748
Summer Hours:  8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Winter hours:  8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Official opening date June 14 through Sept. 6.  Christmas Market:  Nov. 1-29, Dec. 6-13 - 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fresh local, in-season produce, baked goods, eggs, jams and jellies, homemade crafts.

Carroll Hospital Center Farmers' Market – Third level of the hospital parking garage.  Information:  Colleen Duerr, 410-871-7073 or cduerr@carrollhospitalcenter.org  Thursdays, starting June 12 to Sept. 25, 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Call for opening information.

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market - Municipal Parking Lot, Route 27 and Railroad Avenue.
Information:  Missie Wilcox, City of Westminster, mkw1498@aol.com or 410-465-0397.
Saturdays through Nov. 22 - 8 a.m.-noon
Producers Only market.  Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams and jellies and plants.

Hampstead Farmers' Market - 1341 N. Main Street.
Information:  443-821-1339
Saturdays, Opening day June 7 through Sept. 27 - 9 a.m.-noon
Fresh, seasonal produce, eggs, beef, flowers, plants, homemade offerings and local artisans.

Lineboro Farmers' Market – 4033 Lineboro Road, Manchester
Information:  Lazarusmissions@gmail.com
First and third Saturdays, starting June 7 and ending Sept. 20 – 8-11 a.m.
Fresh, seasonal produce, homegrown and homemade items.

Mt. Airy Main Street Farmers' Market - Park Avenue between Cross Street and Veterans Way
Information:  301-829-1983
Wednesdays through Sept. 10 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.  
Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, honey, crafts and entertainment.

Taneytown Farmers' Market - Memorial Park, Route 140.
Information:  443-918-8100
Opening day June 7 through Aug. 30. - 9 a.m.-noon.  
Local fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, eggs, honey, flowers and plants.  Entertainment or demonstrations every Saturday.

Westminster Antique Mall Farmers' Market - 433 Hahn Road
Information:  443-536-3581
Tuesdays, call for opening day - 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

 

JUNE

Through June 7
Montgomery Portrait Artists Exhibit:  For the Birds – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. – Tuesday, Thursday.  The Gallery is open during special events in the theatre.  The portrait and figurative work is by a group of five artists from Montgomery County – Kathy Bush, Al Laoang, Bill Mapes, Jeanean Songco Martin, and Louise Rudy.  Works include all graphic and painting mediums.  Free and open to the public.  Carroll Arts Center.

Paint Out Westminster Exhibit and Sale – See  Montgomery Portrait Artists for times gallery is open.  The Plein Air paintings created during the Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival will be on display and for sale.  Admission to the Exhibit is free.  Director's Hall gallery, Carroll Arts Center.  

June 1-Aug. 9
2014 Summer Reading Program at CCPL – Readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the program between June 1 and Aug. 9.  The summer will be filled with activities, programs with special guests, puppet shows, and prizes.  Register online at www.library.carr.org or at any branch of the Carroll County Public Library. There will also be a special summer reading program for adults.  All programs are free!  Call your library for additional information.

June 3, 24, July 10
Septic Care:  Important Information for Homeowners – 7 p.m.  A certified septic system installer and inspector from Legacy Contracting, Mr. Schooley, will share information on how the septic system works and the proper maintenance needed to keep the system working properly.  He will give a brief presentation with a Q&A session afterwards.  Adults.  June 3 – North Carroll CCPL.  June 24 – Finksburg CCPL.  July 10 – Westminster CCPL.

June 5, 19, July 3, 10, 17
Yoga with Syeda – 6 p.m.  Five free yoga sessions.  Increase your flexibility and strength.  Relax and be inspired.  Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level.  Registration required and begins two weeks before start of each class.  Ages 15-Adult.  Finksburg CCPL.

June 6, July 11
Chocolate and Chat - 1 .m.  Informal book sharing.  Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas of what to read next.  Refreshments served.  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

June 12-Aug. 2
Reigning Cats and Dogs – call for times.  Paintings, drawings, relief sculpture and fiber arts are used to create realistic, cartoon and playful imagery, giving a royal spin on our furry friends that reign supreme in our hearts and lives.  Free.  Carroll Arts Center.

Exhibit:  Lionheart – Wild Imaginings, the lion and the young boy sculpture in front of the Westminster Library, conjure different meanings for viewers.  Artists are invited to create a two-dimensional interpretation on the theme of "Wild Imaginings," focusing on childhood memories, the spirit of imagination, courage, gentleness of spirit, or their own interpretation of the sculpture itself.  All artwork will be displayed and for sale in the Director's Hall Gallery, Carroll Arts Center.

June 13, 20 27
Lunchtime Concerts in the Park – noon.  Take a brown bag lunch or grab a tasty treat in town and enjoy a terrific summer concert.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park, Westminster CCPL.

June 14, July 12
Modern Board Games at the Library- 1 p.m.  It has been said this is the golden age of board games!  From Dominion to Super Smash-Up, join your fellow games players for a chance to play some of the modern board games.  Ages 13-Adult.  Taneytown CCPL.

June 15, July 6, 20
Inch by Inch, Row by Row, We're Gonna Make This Garden Grow – 2 p.m.  The Westminster Library has a garden plot in the Westminster Community Garden, located at East Middle School/Skate Park Gardens.  This is a perfect way for families to get outside, get their hands dirty and learn to grow vegetables or flowers.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Westminster CCPL

June 19, July 23
Red Cross Blood Drive -   2-7:30 p.m.  Make a reservation or drop in.  North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

June 23-27, Aug. 4-8
Green Terror Basketball Boys’ Day Camp – call for times.  Gym opens 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and opens 8 a.m. on Friday.  June camp lunch will be provided; Aug. camp lunch not provided.  $  McDaniel College. Ages 7-17.  Information:  Kevin Curley, 410-857-2573 or kcurley@mcdaniel.edu.

June 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29
Free Family Movies – 7 p.m.  Seating is first come, first served.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Concessions available for sale. Not outside food permitted.  Carroll Arts Center.
June 24 – Brave (2012) Rated PG, 93 mins.
July 1 – Ghostbusters (1984) Rated PG, 105 mins.
July 8 - The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Rated PG, 87 mins.
July 15 – Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) Rated PG, 86 mins.
July 22 - A League of their Own (1992) Rated PG, 128 mins.
July 29 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) PG, 105 mins.

June 26, July 9, 16
Summer Sillies – 10:30 a.m.  Live kids shows.  $  Carroll Arts Center.
June 26 – Mr. Dave's Magic.
July 9 – Michael Rosman's Amazing Feats of Comedy
July 16 – Professor Horn's Punch & Judy Puppets.

June 25, July 24
Medicare 101 – 4 p.m. – June 25; 6 p.m. – July 24.  See June 18 for information.  Presented by Tina Herrero-Backe, SHIP/SMP Coordinator.  Adults.  Westminster CCPL.

June 25, July 23
How to Self-Publish and Market Your Book – 6:30 p.m. – June 25, Eldersburg CCPL; 6:30 p.m. - July 23, Westminster CCPL. Explore the world of self-publishing with Carroll County publisher Craig Schenning, owner of Maple Creek Media.  Attend this seminar and get all the information you need to reliably and competently self-publish your book and make it available for readers around the world. Ages 13–Adults.

June 26-28
Romeo and Juliet – 7:30 p.m. – June 26, 27; 2 p.m. – June 28.  William Shakespeare's play, directed by Bill Gillett.  $  Rotary Amphitheatre, Carroll Community College.  Information:  Call 410-386-8000.

June 27-28
Music Café presents Beatwater: A Beatles Tribute – 8 p.m.  The authentic sounds of the Fab-Five.  $  Carroll Arts Center.

June 28, July 26
Work with a Master Gardener- 9-11 a.m.  A Carroll County Master Gardener will be available to answer questions while maintaining the library's native garden.  Service hours are available for students ages 12-17.  Wear work clothes and take gardening gloves.  Registration required, June 14 and July 12.  Ages 12-Adult.  Eldersburg CCPL.

June 29-July 4, July 6-11
20th Annual Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Weeks – Celebrate the best of roots music, traditional arts and crafts, dance, film, native skills, and discussion classes with renowned staff from around the world.  Participants can earn college credit, take individual classes or take a full five-course per day schedule.  World Village provides activities for children ages 6-12 while the parents explore in-depth courses.  $  Common Ground on the Hill.

June 30, July 7
A Musical Tribute:  Remembering Pete Seeger – 9 p.m.  A night of singing and remembrance.  This program followed the Traditions Week Keynote Lecture, which is included in the cost of admission.  $  Common Ground on the Hill.

Tuesday, June 3
Building Your Own Telescope – 7 p.m.  Bob Clark of the Westminster Astronomical Society, will explain how to make a telescope out of PVC pipe or aluminum tubing, bought from the hardware store.  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

Wednesday, June 4
Monthly Nutrition Talk – 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Presentation by Terry Serio, Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Food for Thought – 11 a.m.  Emergency Preparedness, including family pets.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Westminster Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  This month's selection is Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell.  Adults.  Westminster CCPL.

Thursday, June 5
Building a Civil Community:  What's a Person to Do? – 7 p.m.  Kelly Frager, owner of Etiquette for Everyday, highlights how to promote civility in our personal and professional lives and in our communities.  Refreshments served.  Adults.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

Friday, June 6
Senior Activity Night – 4:30-8 p.m.  Play cards, games, billiards, use the computer or the exercise equipment.  Dinner at 5 p.m. and reservations must be made no later than June 5.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

First Friday:  Live Music – 7-9 p.m.  Shops open till 10 p.m.  Wine, food, fun.  Main Street, Sykesville.  Information:  410-795-8959

Saturday, June 7
Editorial Cartoon Contest for Teens – Deadline for contest is June 7.  The Carroll County Public Library is sponsoring this contest, with a focus on the importance of voting.  The winner will be published in the Carroll County Times and received a $100 gift card.  Ages 11-17.  Call the local CCPL for additional information.

Stomp Out Domestic Violence 5K Walk & Run - 9 a.m. GFWC Junior Woman's Club of Westminster presents the walk and run to benefit Family & Childrens Services and the Safe House of Carroll County. Wakefield Valley Community Trail, Tahoma Farm Road, Westminster. To register visit: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=26889

Carroll's 2014 Summer Indoor Flea Market – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free.  Shipley Arena, Carroll Ag Center, Westminster.  Information:  410-848-6704.  

Strawberry Festival – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Strawberries over ice cream.  Baked items, handmade crafts, plants, white elephant table, Christmas items, handmade jewelry, and raffle of hand quilted king size "nine patch quilt".  Pleasant Valley Fire engine display.  Yard sale and flea market.  Proceeds to benefit charities in the county.  Rain or shine.  St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster.  Information:  410-346-71467 or www.stmaryselc.org.

Spring Muster and Antique Fire Equipment Show
– 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Display of antique fire equipment and flea market of fire service items.  Parade of fire equipment at 8:45a.m., starting at West Middle School on Monroe Street to the Farm Museum pond.  Free.  Carroll County Farm Museum.  Sponsored by the Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association.  Information:  410-386-38800

What (Weird) Pet to Get?
– 10 a.m.  This program will teach about several kinds of weird pets.  Information will be discussed about the types of animals offered at popular stores and how to care for them, as well as the basic do's and don'ts of choosing a pet that is right for you.  Ages 5-Adult.  North Carroll CCPL.

Art in the Park 2014 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Annual outdoor cultural festival held on the grounds of Westminster City Hall.  Featured are fine arts and crafts displays, as well as art demonstrations, family activities, strolling musicians, and live entertainment.  This year, in lieu of food vendors, the Arts Council is encouraging visitors to take a picnic lunch or dine at one of the downtown restaurants.  Locust, Longwell and Key Streets in downtown Westminster.  Information:  410-848-7272 or www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

Give PAWS a Chance! – 2 p.m.  June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!  A representative from the Carroll County Humane Society will be on hand to discuss the program.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

8th Annual Strawberry Festival – 3-7 p.m.  Fried chicken platters, sandwiches, and strawberries and Hoffman’s ice cream.  Entertainment by Iron Ridge Bluegrass.  $  Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster.  Information:  Marvin Hollinger, 410-857-4444.

Monday, June 9
SONiA of disappear fear in Concert – 7 p.m.  SONiA Rutstein from Baltimore, is a songwriter, and a visual artist.  Sonia sings in Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic and, of course, English and her powerful honesty touches folks of varied social and ethnic backgrounds.  Registration begins May 26.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Finksburg CCPL.

Tuesday, June 10
HSCC Box Lunch Talk:  Manufacturing "Segars" in Manchester – noon-1 p.m.  Joe Getty will discuss the how the manufacturing of cigars in Manchester happened during the 1880's to the 1930's.  Take your lunch or buy it.  Dessert and beverages are provided.  $  Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD.  To order lunch:  410-857-7953. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Internet Predators – noon.  Discussion led by Bruce Lohr, Maryland Crime Prevention Specialist.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Staying Active Your Way – 12:30 p.m.  Presentation by Terry Serio from the University of Maryland Extension Office.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Decoupage – 2 and 6:30 p.m.  Drop in to learn how to make small dazzling boxes.  Supplies will be provided. Registration begins May 27.  Ages 12-Adult.  Finksburg CCPL.

Watercolor Card – 7 p.m.  Learn to create a beautiful watercolor card.  All supplies will be provided.  Registration begins May 27.  Ages 11-Adult.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Wednesday, June 11
North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group – 11 a.m.  This month's selection is Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.  Adults.  North Carroll Senior Center.

Wellness Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.  Dan Cunningham, a licensed massage therapist from Carroll County Massage, will discuss the health benefits of massage and will give a 15-minute chair massage in the library's small meeting room.  Registration begins May 28.  Once registered for the program, you will receive a call or email to set up an appointment time.  Adults.  Finksburg CCPL.

Thursday, June 12
132nd Annual Picnic – 8 a.m.-7 p.m.  An established event in the Village of Shipley since 1883.  Flea market; fried chicken platters and entertainment.  $  Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster.  Information:  Dolores Bankert, 410-857-4444.

Father's Day Celebration – Reservations required.
11 a.m. – North Carroll Senior and Community Center, reserve no later than June 5.
11:30 a.m. – Taneytown Senior and Community Center.  Entertainment by Magician Brandon Freeman.
11:30 a.m. – Westminster Senior and Community Center, reserve no later than June 4.
11:45 a.m. – Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center, reserve no later than 10 a.m., June 12.
12:30 p.m. – South Carroll Senior and Community Center, reserve no later than June 4.  Entertainment by The Retro Rockets.

Launching Your New Business – 5:30 p.m.  .  Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot.  Topics include: options for business entities; resources available to start-ups; costs of services needed; licensing and tax considerations; loans and financial resources; marketing on a budget; getting your business off the ground and finding customers.  Instructor: Roger Voter.  Register through Carroll Community College at 410-386-8100 or www.carrollcc.edu.  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Summer Nail Art – 6:30 p.m.  Swap ideas, techniques and polishes to spruce up your nails.  Feel free to take your own polish.  There will be some provided.  Registration begins May 29.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Help for the First-Time Home Buyer – 7 p.m.  Are you considering buying a home?  Are you feeling overwhelmed by the whole process?  Take your first step by gathering the tools you’ll need to succeed at the most expensive purchase you’ll probably make in your entire life.  Loan officer Tabatha Knoyer will cover things you need to know when dealing with a realtor, a HUD consultant/home inspector, a title company, and a mortgage lender.  Adults.  Westminster CCPL.

Saturday, June 14
Miniature Golf in the Library – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Friends of Carroll County Public Library invite you to join them for Miniature Golf to support Battle of the Books. $  Eldersburg CCPL.  Information and to purchase tickets:  https://library.carr.org/MiniGolf.  

42nd Anniversary for the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Take the lawn chair and enjoy the music, browse the juried craft fair, eat from a variety of food vendors and take your own instrument and make friends "shade picking."  Cash prizes for bands and individuals competing in bluegrass, Celtic and old-time categories, as well as Southern Appalachian clogging.  $  Sponsored by Common Ground on the Hill.  Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster.  

Carroll County Pet Expo
– 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Pets welcomed on 6 ft. leash (no retractables allowed).  Vendors.  $  Shipley Arena, Carroll Ag Center, Westminster.  Information:  Helen Dagilis, Carroll County Times, 410-857-7869 or Helen.Dagilis@carrollcountytimes.com.

Saturdays Single Dance – 7:30-11 p.m.  Boogie on the big, beautiful wooden dance floor.  Dances are open to anyone age 21 or older; couples, married or unmarried, are welcome.  Light snacks, water and soft drinks available.  BYOB.  Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, (Winfield) Sykesville.  Information:  443-255-5849.

Movie in the Park:  Despicable Me – dusk.  Snack bar, playground.  Free.  Cooper Park next to Sykesville Middle School.  (2010)  Rated PG.  95 mins.  Information:  410-795-8959 or www.SykesvilleMainStreet.com.

Monday, June 16
Taneytown Chamber of Commerce Circus – call for times.  $  Taneytown Memorial Park.  Information:  410-756-4234.

Annual Car & Truck Show – 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  DJ Sonny will spin tunes.  Rain date June 26.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Lose to Win Weight Loss Class – 10-11 a.m.  Call 410-386-3900 to register.  North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Full Pardon Golf Event-A Day of Golf for a Lifetime of Change! – noon – lunch and reservations; 1 p.m. – shotgun start.   Event is to benefit the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in the Carroll County Detention Center.  Prizes for men and women's longest drives; awards for top three teams; Hole in One contest.  Links of Challedon Golf Club, Mt. Airy.  $  Information/reservation:  Event Director Bruce Otto, 301-703-4196/410-299-1910 or cbruceotto@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, June 17
Legal Aid – 1-4 p.m.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.

Wednesday, June 18
Emergency Preparedness – noon.  Preparedness talk and pet preparedness training.  North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Mt. Airy Book Discussion Group – 1 p.m. Philip Roth's book, Nemesis, is the June selection.   Adults.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

Monthly Jam Session – 1 p.m.  Country Jammers.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Read Newspapers for FREE Online! – 2 p.m.  Learn what you can do using the library’s free newspaper databases!  All attendees need to register.  Registration begins June 4. Ages 13–Adult.  Westminster CCPL.

Crafternoon: Arm Knitting – 3 p.m.  Learn to make a beautiful, handmade infinity scarf without needles.  Participants need to bring two skeins of super chunky yarn.  (Suggest Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.) Registration begins June 4.  Ages 10–Adult.  Finksburg CCPL.

Medicare 101 – 7 p.m.  Are you eligible for Medicare in the coming months or do you already have Medicare and want to learn more?   A free one hour workshop is offered on the four parts of Medicare and how they work:  Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, qualifications for Medicare Savings Programs (all Savings Programs are not low-income programs), free preventive services offered by Medicare, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud.  Registration begins June 4.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Bus Trip to Delaware – 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  Visit New Castle's colonial capital and then board a ferry for a short trip to Pea Patch Island, site of Fort Delaware.  $  Reservation required by May 30.  Sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County.  Information/reservation:  410-848-6494.

Thursday, June 19
History Scavenger Hunt – call for times.  Downtown Taneytown.  Information:  410-756-2100.

Information & Assistance with Kathy Wood – 10-11:30 a.m.  Information:  410-386-3830.  Taneytown Senior and Community Center.

Taneytown Adult Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  Discussed this month will be Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate.  New participants are always welcome!  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

Music Tribute:  Oh Boy! Buddy Holly Tribute – 7 p.m.  Celebrate the music of the late, great rock & roller.  $  Carroll Arts Center.

Ask a Mechanic! Get Your Car Road Trip Ready – 7 p.m.  Join Greg Swift and Mike Wasserman, ASE-certified master auto technicians from Pep Boys, as they describe how to get your car ready for an awesome road trip and what to put in the trunk for an automotive emergency.  Adults.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

Friday, June 20
The Hatfield's & Aristocrats Mock Wedding – 12:15 p.m.  Taneytown Senior and Community Center.

Disco Party – 12:30-5:30 p.m.  Party and dinner.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center

FLICC Movie:  Good Ol' Freda – 7:30 p.m.  A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as a lifelong secretary for the Beatles.  Post film Q&A with the film's producer.  (2013)  Rated PG.  86 mins.  $  Carroll Art Center.

Saturday, June 21
The Sound of Music Preview – 10 a.m.  Theater Without Limits, the resident summer theater company of North Carroll Community School, will present scenes and songs from their upcoming production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Westminster CCPL.

3rd Annual Wine, Art & Jazz Festival – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Taneytown Memorial Park.  Information:  410-751-1100.

Downtown Taneytown Summer Block Party – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Music, vendors, food.  Information:  410-756-2100.

Free Spirit Book Club – 2 p.m.  The selection for this month is If You Asked Me: (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Monday, June 23
Community Toy Swap – 9:30 a.m.  Swap and freshen up your toys without spending a dime.  Simply take a toy, in good condition, and swap it for another.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Staying Active Your Way – 11:30 a.m.  Nutrition chat with Terry Serio, University of Maryland Extension Office.  Taneytown Senior and Community Center.

Taneytown Branch Library Anniversary Day Celebration – 6 p.m.  Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the library on Grand Drive!  The evening will culminate with the opening of a time capsule that was placed by Northwest Middle School students in 1989.  Refreshments will be served.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Taneytown CCPL.

First-Time Home Buyers – 6:30 p.m.  A panel of experts will be on hand to advise and answer questions.  Topics covered will include the mortgage lending process, title company procedures, home inspections, and real estate sale and buying options.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  Please join the group for a discussion of Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  New members are always welcome!  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Brits by the Bay 2014 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Classic and modern British car and motorcycle show.  Spectators are free to look and enjoy the selection of cars that are in attendance.  Hosted by Triumphs Around the Chesapeake.  Carroll County Farm Museum.  Information:  443-827-6116 or http://tracltd.org.

Tuesday, June 24
Grandparents Day – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Take your grandchildren for games and crafts.  Zoomobile at 1 p.m.  Lunch reservations required by June 18.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

DIY @ Your Library:  Book Planters – 6:30 p.m.  Learn to create a unique planter made from a book!  All materials will be provided.  Registration begins June 10.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Thursday, June 26
Mt. Airy Senior Book Discussion Group – 12:30 p.m. The selection for June is The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel!  Adults.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.

Saturday, June 28
Flying Faders Summer Concert – 1 p.m.  The local band, The Flying Faders, will play a medley of original surf rock songs, blended with some music you're sure to recognize.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Fireworks Summer Saturday at River Valley Ranch – noon-9:30 p.m.  Free at 4 p.m.  Chuckwagon Supper at 5 p.m., Patriotic Concert starts at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks display.  Charge for parking.   River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester.  Information:  LaDessa Aument, 443-712-1010.

Monday, June 30
Oh Say Can You See! – 7 p.m.  Brian Reynolds, a volunteer serving at Fort McHenry, will present a slide story about the War of 1812, in particular the Sept. 1814 Battle of Baltimore.  He will shed light on Francis Scott Key’s writing of the Star Spangled Banner.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Westminster CCPL.

Lecture:  Sacred Journeys – 8 p.m.  : Emmy-award winning filmmaker Leo Eaton introduces and premiers his newest PBS documentary series, Sacred Journeys.  The program follows American pilgrims on some of the world's greatest journeys of faith: to the Kumbh Mela on the banks of the Ganges in India, to Jerusalem, an AFrican Yoruba sacred festival in Nigeria, a 900-mile Buddhist pilgrimage around the Japanese island of Shikoku, with American Muslims on the Hajj to the holy city of Mecca, and traveling with wounded U.S. soldiers on a journey of healing to the Catholic shrine of Lourdes.   $  Alumni

 

JULY

Through July 25
Shepherd’s Staff’s “Back-to-School” Program  - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. – Thursday.  School supplies, new backpacks, monetary donations to purchase new shoes, new/nearly new school clothing, and new or used books are being accepted.  A special need for new or gently used clothing 2T-5T and larger sized clothing for high school students. Shepherd's Staff, 30 Carroll Street, Westminster.  Additional information:  410-857-5944, www.shepstaff.org or email to shepstaff@comcst.net.

July 1-4, 8-11
Traditions Weeks Staff Concerts – 8 p.m.  Each evening is a roots music-style cabaret with the staff of Traditions Weeks.  Celtic, bluegrass, blues, Scandinavian, and other musical traditions.  $  Alumni Hall, McDaniel College.  Information:  Common Ground on the Hill.

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
From Our Table to Yours:  Share, Swap and Take – 9 a.m.  Have an abundance of herbs and vegetables?  Consider sharing them with others at the community swap.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

July 6, 13, 20, 27
A Month of Sundays Concert Series - 6:45–9 p.m.  Outdoor concert.  Westminster City Park, 11 Longwell Avenue.  Information:  410-857-2000 or http://westgov.com.  

July 6-8
Green Terror Basketball High School Elite Camp – Overnight camp.  Registration 3-4 p.m. July 6 and ends July 8.  $  Boys' grades 9-12.  McDaniel College.  Information:  Kevin Curley, 410-857-2573 or kcurley@mcdaniel.edu.

July 8-9
Get to Know eMagazines – Learn to access popular magazines from the library, for free!  Zinio allows library customers to access current and back issues of favorite magazines on a tablet, smartphone or computer.  Take your device and get hands-on training.  Ages 11-Adult.  July 8 – 1 p.m., Westminster CCPL; 4 p.m. – Taneytown CCPL; 7 p.m. – North Carroll CCPL.  July 9 – 11 a.m. – Finksburg CCPL; 1:30 p.m. – Mt. Airy CCPL; 7 p.m. – Eldersburg CCPL.

July 12-13
17th Annual Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. – July 12; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – July 13.  On Saturday, rockers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame will spinoff with their blues/bluegrass/jazz/rock fusion band Hot Tuna.  Sunday will feature the New Riders of the Purple Sage, bluesman Guy Davis, sounds of Walt Michael & Co. and the Eastman String Band, blues with Mary Flower and Scott Ainslie, and dance with Footworks and Sankofa Dance Theatre.  $  Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster.  Information:  Common Ground on the Hill.

July 18-19
Celebrate Summer! – 6 p.m.-?  July 18 - Free movie beach blanket bingo outdoors with activities including:  Yo Yo professional show, beach ball volleyball and hula hoops.  July 19 – Yo Yo classes and competition with national champion yo-yo expert.  Sidewalk chalk art competition.  3 North Main Street, Mt. Airy.  Information:  301-829-8300 or www.mountairymainstreet.org.

July 19-20
Citizen Meets Soldier – 1863 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Civil War encampment and living history.  Two days of special events commemorating Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart's Calvary and Sykes' Union V Corps.  Cavalry, infantry, and artillery drills and skirmishes are happening as visitors get a front row view of the military forces of 150 years ago and the effect on civilians.  All this happehed at the Union Mills Homestead, where both Union and Confederate forces rested both before and after the decisive battle at Gettysburg.  $ per car.  Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, (Silver Run) Westminster.  Information:  410-848-2288 or http://unionmills.com.

July 26-Aug. 1
Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair - 10 a.m.-11 p.m.  Local 4-H and FFA members showcase their skills and talents.  Great events, food.  Antique Dancing Tractors, along with Racing Pigs, Combine Demolition Derby, Wild West Night, Car Demolition Derby, Lawn Mower Racing, Tractor Pull, Chain Saw Carver, and much more.  Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster.

Tuesday, July 1
Oh Say Can You See! – 7 p.m.  See June 30 for information.  Ages 10 – Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Wednesday, July 2
Monthly Nutrition Talk – 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Terry Serio, Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the discussion.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Westminster Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  This month's selection is John Adams by David McCullough. Adults. Westminster CCPL.

Thursday, July 3
July 4th Luncheon – 11:30 a.m.  RSVP by June 25.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Independence Day Celebration – 11:30 a.m.  Special lunch.  Entertainment by Maria Rose and Danny Elswick.  Taneytown Senior and Community Center.

July 4th Party – 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.  Entertainment by Captain Chuck.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center

Independence Day Celebration – noon.  Lunch reservations required by June 26.  Entertainment by Wayne Winemeiller.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Friday, July 4
Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic, Celebration & Fireworks – 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  . On stage entertainment, children's games, food and crafts for sale.  Farmhouse tours; Living History Center, exhibit buildings, and Museum Gift Shop open.  $  Museum season passes are honored.  Fireworks begin approximately 9:30 p.m., sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Westminster.  Carroll County Farm Museum.  Information:  410-386-3880 or http://carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.

Monday, July 7
Bus Trip to Harrington Casino – 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Cost is $30.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Tuesday, July 8
Freedom Celebration – 11:30 a.m.  Entertainment by Maria Rose and Danny Elswick.  RSVP for lunch by June 30.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

HSCC Box Lunch Talk:  250 Years of Westminster History – noon-1 p.m.  Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun history writer, will trace the history of William Winchester's town, how, in 1764, he planned to sell 45 lots along "King Street" on a 16-acre portion of the northern end of "White's level" on the main road to Baltimore Town and was to be named 'Westminster.'  Take your lunch or buy it.  Dessert and beverages are provided.  $  Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD.  To order lunch:  410-857-7953. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Paper Flower Wreaths for Any Season – 2 and 6:30 p.m.  Make a gorgeous paper wreath.  Bring a small Styrofoam™ ring and hot glue gun, if possible; all other materials will be provided. Registration begins June 24. Ages 14–Adults.  Finksburg CCPL.

Lecture:  Policing and Politicizing the Commons: The Criminalization of Homelessness and the Struggle for Justice – 8 p.m.  Jess Singer, community organizer, clinical social workers and public policy advocate, is the keynote speaker.  $  Alumni Hall, McDaniel College.  Information:  Common Ground on the Hill.

Wednesday, July 9
North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group – 11 a.m.  Please join the group for a discussion of The Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss.  Adults.  North Carroll Senior Center.

Thursday, July 10
1950's Sock Hop Party – 11 a.m.  Special dinner.  Entertainment by Doug Phebus.  Reservations required by July 3.  Call 410-386-3900.  North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Sexual Predators on the Internet – noon.  Presentation by Bruce Lohr, Maryland Crime Prevention Specialist.  Taneytown Senior and Community Center.

Mary Surratt and the Assassination of Lincoln – 7 p.m.  A costumed presentation of Mary Surratt's story and the role of her boarding house and her son in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Medicare 101 – 7 p.m.  See June 18 for information.  Presented by Tina Herrero-Backe, SHIP/SMP Coordinator.  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Friday, July 11
Concert in the Park:  Soulflower – 7-9 p.m.  Snack bar, playground.  Cooper Park next to Sykesville Middle School.  Free.  Information:  410-795-8959 or www.SykesvilleMainStreet.com.

Saturday, July 12
Free Spirit Book Club – 2 p.m.  The selection for this month is My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Movie in the Park:  Elf – dusk.  Snack bar, playground.  (2003)  Rated PG.  97 mins.  .  Information:  410-795-8959 or www.SykesvilleMainStreet.com.

Common Ground on the Town – 9 p.m.-midnight.  After blues-rock band Hot Tuna finishes their 7 p.m. headliner at the Common Ground on the Hill Festival, head to downtown Westminster to enjoy more music at these venues:   Réveillons! perform traditional Celtic music from Quebec at O'Lordan's Irish Pub and Restaurant; Christopher James & Friends perform blues at Johansson's Dining House; and the Eastman String Band play "Alt-Grass" at the Westminster Public Library.  All with easy walking distance of the other.  No admission charge.  Free parking in two downtown parking garages.  Free admission, dinner reservations recommended for O'Lordans & Johansson's.  Information:  Common Ground on the Hill.

Sunday, July 13
Ice Cream Sundae Social – 1-4 p.m.  Music, clowns, wagon rides.  Fee for tours of the historic house and grist mill.  Blacksmith Shop and Gift Shop open.  $  Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, (Silver Run), Westminster.  Information:  410-848-2288 or info@uniomills.org.

Monday, July 14
Garden Club Workshop – 10 a.m.  $  Sign-up required at front desk.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.

Tuesday, July 15
Farmers Market Coupon Distribution – 10 a.m.-noon.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Legal Aid Clinic – 1-4 p.m.  Taneytown Maryland Crime Prevention Specialist.  

Finksburg Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  The selection for June is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.  Adults.  Finksburg CCPL.

Book Charms – 7 p.m.  Add some literary elements to your jewelry collection! Learn how to create very personalized charm bracelets that will show off your reading tastes. You'll be wearing your summer reading list on your wrist! All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register. Registration begins July 1. Ages 13 – Adult. Taneytown CCPL.

Wednesday, July 16
Paul McCartney Impersonator Entertainer – 12:30 p.m.  Jed Duvall will entertain.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Monthly Jam Session – 1 p.m.  Country Jammer.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Mt. Airy Book Discussion Group – 1 p.m.  This month's choice is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie!  Be sure to take a dish to share for the summer luncheon.  Adults.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

Thursday, July 17
Farmers Market Coupon Distributed – 10 a.m.-noon.  Taneytown Maryland Crime Prevention Specialist.  

Pen-Tangling:  Yoga for Your Brain – 6:30 p.m.  Learn and practice drawing in a few easy zentangle-like patterns. This program of drawing patterns will reduce stress while promoting creativity.  No special artistic talent is required.  Registration begins July 3.  Ages 12–Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Fun in the Sun, Safe in the Shade – 1 p.m.  The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County will explain how to have fun in the sun while staying safe in the shade.  Additional trees will be planted to provide additional shade to the Finksburg Library.  Registration begins July 3.  Ages 4–Adult.  Finksburg CCPL.

Taneytown Adult Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.   The group will discuss Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris. New participants are always welcome!  Adults.  Taneytown CCPL.

Friday, July 18
Mid-Summer Special Lunch – 11:30 a.m.  RSVP by July 10.  Westminster Senior and Community Center.

Concert in the Park:  Exit O– 7-9 p.m.  Snack bar, playground.  Cooper Park next to Sykesville Middle School.  Free.  Information:  410-795-8959 or www.SykesvilleMainStreet.com.

FLICC Movie:  Nebraska – 7:30 p.m.  Story of an aging, booze-addled father who makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.  (2013)  Rated R.  115 mins.  $  Carroll Arts Center.

Saturday, July 19
History Scavenger Hunt – call for times.  Downtown Taneytown.  Information:  410-6756-2100.

Monday, July 21
Craft It Yourself:  Odds and Ends Box – 7 p.m.  Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind box for sewing notions, note cards, or whatever you'd like!  Using an old book, glue, balsa wood, and a few other materials, you'll make a unique craft through a detailed demonstration.  Adults.  Westminster CCPL.

Tuesday, July 22
Name That Hazard – 12:15 p.m.  Presentation by Valerie Hawkins, Carroll County Emergency Preparedness.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Wednesday, July 23
Farmers Market Coupon Distribution – 9 a.m.-noon.  North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Friday, July 25
Concert in the Park:  Pet Rock – 7-9 p.m.  Snack bar, playground.  Cooper Park next to Sykesville Middle School.  Free.  Information:  410-795-8959 or www.SykesvilleMainStreet.com.

Saturday, July 26
1st Annual Christmas in July Bazaar – 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Christmas crafts, food and baked goods, stampin’ up, and homemade crafts.  Hampstead American Legion, 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead.  Information:  Stacey Nash, 443-744-1184.

Time Travel with Emily Dickinson – 2 p.m.  Literature and history spring to life in a celebration of poetry, letters, and times of one of this country's most fascinating literary figures.  Join Ms. Mimi Zannino as she embodies the life and times of Emily Dickinson.  Refreshments served.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Mt. Airy CCPL.

Victoria Vox at the Library! – 1 p.m.  Concert on the library floor with singer-songwriter-ukulele player Victoria Vox.  All ages, children three and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Taneytown CCPL.

Monday, July 28
North Carroll Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.  The selection for July is The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.  New members are always welcome!  Adults.  North Carroll CCPL.

Tuesday, July 29
Sexual Predators on the Internet – 12:15 p.m.  Presentation by Bruce Lohr, Maryland Crime Prevention Specialist.  South Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Cupcake Challenge – 2:30 p.m.  Starry Night Bakery will give tips and pointers to help produce amazing cupcakes that will stand up to any challenge.  All attendees need to register.  Registration begins July 15.  Ages 14–Adult.  Taneytown CCPL.

Un“wine”d @ Your Library – 7 p.m.  Learn how to recycle wine corks into wine stoppers and make some wine charms to decorate your special wine glasses.  Refreshments served.  Registration begins July 15.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Wednesday, July 30
Crime Prevention Talk:  Sexual Predators on the Internet – noon.  Presentation by Bruce Lohr, North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

Weird Science (Reference Center) – 2 p.m.  Don’t be blinded by science!  Learn all about how to use the Science Reference Center, the library’s premium, online science database, to find up-to-date, full-text articles from trustworthy, printable sources.  Other free library resources will also be discussed in this informal session.  All attendees need to register.  Registration begins July 16. Ages 13–Adults. Westminster CCPL.

Community Kitchen Care and Share – 7 p.m.  Help build a sense of community by sharing ideas, recipes, and kitchen gadgets.  Take a dish and its recipe to share along with anything from the kitchen to swap or share with friends.  Adults.  Eldersburg CCPL.

Thursday, July 31
Senior Day at the 4-H Fair – 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Senior submissions to be judged must be at the Senior Centers by July 30th.  Free entertainment with Chuck Fisher and Gail Bethel in the big tent at 1 p.m.  Free cake and ice cream.  All seniors.

Mt. Airy Senior Book Discussion Group – 12:30 p.m.  The July selection is The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas.  Adults.  Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.

 

** The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities.  Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410-386-3800, 1-888-302-8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1-800-735-2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.


CONTACT INFORMATION
CCPL Registration Number - 410-386-4488 or website:  www.library.carr.org
Carroll Arts Center, Westminster - 410-848-7272 or www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org
Carroll Technology Council - 443-244-1262 or website:  www.carrolltechcouncil.org
Historical Society of Carroll County - 410-848-6494 or http://hscc.carr.org.
McDaniel College - 410--857-2599
Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center - 410-795-1017/301-829-2407
North Carroll Senior and Community Center - 410-386-3900
South Carroll Senior and Community Center - 410-386-3700
Taneytown Senior and Community Center - 410-386-2700
Westminster Senior and Community Center - 410-386-3850


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