Events in Carroll County
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, become part of a social network like Facebook. Adults. Taneytown CCPL.
Russian Language Tutoring - 6 p.m. Course is designed for people who are serious about learning Russian. Based on basic grammar and in parallel, useful words and phrases. Weekly course will teach necessary tools and how to use them. Gain the ability to assemble any sentence. Adults. Eldersburg CCPL.
North Carroll Knitters Night - 7 p.m. Knitters and crocheters all welcome to join the bimonthly 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 monthly to share work in a non-judgmental atmosphere. North Carroll CCPL.
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.
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.
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.
Blood Pressure Screenings - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free blood pressure checks given by a Registered Nurse from the Carroll County Health Department. North Carroll CCPL.
Drop-In Knitting - 6:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of the month 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous - 7:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 204 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy.
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.
Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibition – library hours. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, is made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Drawing upon letters, personal accounts, and images, Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families struggled to address the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime. All ages. Eldersburg CCPL.
Feb. 3, 18, March 3, 18
North Carroll Knitters Night – 7 p.m. Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns. Adults. North Carroll CCPL.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Film Lovers of Carroll County Present the 11th Annual Foreign Film Festival – 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by McDaniel College. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD.
Feb. 7 – Amour – 2012 French film about an octogenarian couple’s bond of love that is tested as the woman battles the effects of a stroke and her husband’s attempt to honor his pledge to care for her in the home. Rated PG13, 127 mins.
Feb. 14 –Love is All You Need – 2012 Danish film about a hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer, finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter’s wedding and meet a widower who still blames the word for the loss of his wife. Rated R, 116 mins.
Feb. 21 -- Tell No One – 2006 French story of a pediatrician who is mourning his wife after she was brutally murdered and becomes the prime suspect. Years later he finds that she may still be alive. Unrated, 131 mins.
Feb. 28 – The Italian – 2005 Russian film about a five year old Russian boy living in a rundown orphanage who is adopted by an Italian family. Rated PG13, 90 mins.
Feb. 7, March 7
Middle Eastern Belly Dancing Workshop – 10 a.m. Learn a bit about the history of belly dancing, see a performance, have a lesson and then do some dancing. All ages; children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Registration begins Jan. 24 for February and February 22 for March. Finksburg CCPL.
Feb. 15, 22
Getting Started with Your Genealogy – 2 p.m. – Westminster CCPL, Feb. 15; Finksburg CCPL, Feb. 22. Learn the five easy steps to start your search for the family ancestors. Eileen Souza, PLCGS, professional genealogist and founder of Old Bones Genealogy, will be the guest speaker. Registration begins Feb. 1. Westminster CCPL.
Feb. 22, March 1
International Bull Riding Finals – 5 p.m. $ Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag. Center, Westminster, MD.
Feb. 23-March 21
Con Artists, Original Art by Continuing Education Art Faculty – 7 a.m.-11 p.m. – Monday-Thursday; 7:a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Friday, Saturday; Closed Sunday. A diverse exhibit featuring 14 art instructors of Carroll Community College: painting, pastel, collage and photography. Free. Reception Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. Babylon Great Hall, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.
Feb. 27, 28
Cabin Fever Book Sale – 5-8:30 p.m. Large selection of books, CDs, and DVDs for sale at special prices. All ages. Eldersburg CCPL.
Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2
Distracted – 7:30 p.m. – Feb. 27-March 1; 2 p.m. – March 2. A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma. Son, nine-year-old Jesse, can’t sit still, he curses, raps and you cannot get into or out of PJ’s. $ Scott Center Theatre, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. Tickets may be purchased in advance through InstantSeats. Signing assistance: Theresa Fourcade, 410-386-8575.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Winter Indoor Flea Market – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD. Information: Nichole McLaughlin, 410-848-6704.
Game of Thrones Party – 2 p.m. Winter is here and so is the 4th season of HBO’s hit show, Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s books. Join the other enthusiasts in playing game and feasting like King Robert. Adults. Free. Eldersburg CCPL.
Tailgating Extravaganza – 2 p.m. In honor of Sunday’s big game, super treats will be served, fan-tastic games will be played and winning crafts will be whipped up. Wear your team colors. All ages, children 3 and under must be attended by an adult caregiver. Taneytown CCPL.
Paper Flower for All Occasions: Beauty from Your Hands – 2:30 p.m. Garlands, table arrangements, wedding flowers and seasonal displays, there are endless ways that paper flowers can brighten and beautify the home or an event at little cost. Registration begins Jan. 1. Finksburg CCPL.
READ Local with Macy Armagost – 2 p.m. Meet the young author (12 years old) of Mystery Girl and Trapped Beneath. Ages 7-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Coin Show – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dealers buying and selling gold, silver, old coins and paper money. Westminster Fire Hall, Westminster, MD. Information: Carl Ostiguy, 443-623-7025.
Monday, February 3
Craft It Yourself! Alcohol Ink – 7 p.m. Learn how to use special inks and rubbing alcohol to create beautiful tiles that can be used as coasters, trivets, or whatever else you can think up. All materials will be provided. Ages 11-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Crafternoon Delight: Library Tote – 2p.m. Materials supplied to make your own tote bag. Registration begins Jan. 24. Adults. Eldersburg CCPL.
Eat It, Grow It: Intensive Square Foot Gardening & Integrated Pest Management – 6:30 p.m. $ Carroll County Ag. Center, Westminster, MD. Information: www.extension.umd.edu/growit/carroll-county-vegetable-gardening-and-events.
The Faith Club - 7 p.m. Fifty Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times by Teresa A. Blythe. If you are interested in reading about faith and having an interfaith dialog, we invite you to join the discussion at the Faith Club, where a broad spectrum of beliefs will be explored in an informative and respectful atmosphere. Adults. Finksburg CCPL.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Crime Prevention Talk- noon. Bruce Lohr of the Maryland Crime Prevention Bureau, will discuss auto theft. North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Hampstead Business Assoc. Meeting – noon-1 p.m. Mingle with businesses doing business in and around Hampstead. $, guests welcome. New York J&P Pizza, Hampstead, MD.
Westminster Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. This month’s book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Adults. Westminster CCPL.
Civil War 150 Opening Reception – 7 p.m. Special guest speaker, Kent Courtney, frequently seen on The History Channel, will delight you with Civil War history and songs. Refreshments served. Ages 11-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
Thursday, Feb. 6
5th Annual Black-Eyed Susan Celebration- 7 p.m. Join the party to celebrate the award that encourages children statewide to read quality, contemporary literature, and then vote on their favorite. Storytime at 7 p.m.; other activities include crafts and face painting. Snow date is Feb. 13. All ages; children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Eldersburg CCPL.
Nicolas Currie & Diana Greene – 7:30 p.m. Violinist, Nicholas Currie, and pianist, Diana Greene, perform works by Beethoven and Dvorak, local composer, Garth Baxter, as well as show pieces by Kreisler and Sarasate. $ Scott Center Theatre, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. Information: Theresa Fourcade, 410-386-8575.
Friday, Feb. 7
Opening of Sochi Olympics – 12:15 p.m. A short program highlighting the opening of the Sochi Olympics. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
Senior Activity Night – 4:30-8 p.m. Play cards, games, billiards, use the computer or the exercise equipment. Dinner at 5 p.m. Reservations required for dinner by Feb. 5. South Carroll Senior & Community Center.
US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors – 7:30 p.m. Official 19-member touring big band for the United States Army. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists with a diverse repertoire that includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. Free. Scott Center Theatre, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. Information: Theresa Fourcade, 410-386-8575.
Saturday, Feb. 8
12th Annual Kid’s Consignment Sale- 7 a.m.-noon, followed by ½ price sale from 3-5 p.m. Kids clothing, baby equipment, toys, games, books, maternity clothes, sporting equipment. Free. Sponsored by Carroll Lutheran School. Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD.
Great Backyard Bird Count – 11 a.m. In preparation for the big weekend, Feb. 14-17, bird lovers are invited to learn the whys and hows of the bird count. Virginia Huebner from the Audubon Society of Central Maryland will talk about the reasons for the Great Backyard Bird Count and how to participate and enter the count into an international database. Adults. North Carroll CCPL.
Board Games at the Library – 1 p.m. From Dominion to Super Smash-up, learn to play some board games from the new generation and learn what the fuss is all about. Ages 11-Adult. Taneytown CCPL.
Free Spirit Book Club – 2 p.m. The February selection is The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas. Adults. Eldersburg CCPL.
Author Chat with Grace Burrowes – 2 p.m. Join Ms. Burrowes, best-selling and award winning author of Regency and Scottish Victorian romances. Adults. Westminster CCPL.
Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel, a Living History Presentation – 1 p.m. Civil War heroine Clara Barton overcame both personal obstacles and society's narrow view of women's roles to pursue her heart's work, battlefield nursing. In this costumed living history presentation, Mary Ann Jung portrays Barton as audience members take the parts of Yankees and Rebels. Ages 8-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
Common Ground on the Hill Presents Jonathan Edwards – 8 p.m. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Tickets/general information: 410-857-2771; www.commongroundonthehill.org/concertticketsList.html.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Stop, Swap, and Save – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Large indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo. Road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used. $ Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD.
Monday, Feb. 10
John Brown: The Man Who Fired the First Shots of the Civil War- 7 p.m. John's Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry on October 16, 1859 is thought by many to have been the first shots of the impending Civil War. Brown, a vowed abolitionist, went to the federal arsenal to capture guns to give to fugitive slaves in hopes of ending slavery. He was captured, tried, and hanged in Charlestown. Ages 11-Adult. Eldersburg.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Free Blood Pressure Checks – 10:45 a.m.-noon. Checks by Melissa Murdock from Carroll Hospital Center. South Carroll Senior & Community Center.
Valentine’s Dinner – noon. Reservations for spaghetti dinner required by Feb. 4. Impersonator Eric Richardson will perform at Dean Martin.
Heart Disease Program – noon. Bonny Kindt from Carroll Hospital center will present the program. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
HSCC Box Lunch Talk: German Catholics of Maryland – Past, Present & Future - noon-1 p.m. John Foertschbeck will discuss the German immigrants and the significant contributions they made to growth of the infant Catholic Church in America and how the German parishes became educational and social centers for the immigrants and their communities. 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.
Grow It, Eat It: Pollination & Pollinators and Bugs (Good, Bad and Ugly). 6:30 p.m. $ See Feb. 4 for information.
Air Force Heritage Ramblers – 7 p.m. Six professional Airman-musicians comprise a New Orleans style Dixie group, a part of the Heritage of American Band, and will present patriotic and original music in the styles of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden, and Bix Beiderbecke. Free. Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD.
String Music for Grownups – 7 p.m. Join the Carroll County String Project to hear more about how to fit string instruments into your busy life. No instrument necessary, but if you've got one to bring, feel free! Ages 16-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
Bring Your Own Device and Learn – 7 p.m. Do you own a smartphone, iPad, e-reader, or tablet and want to learn how to access free digital content through the library? Bring your device in and learn how to download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to your device in this hands-on program. Adults. North Carroll CCPL.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Launching Your New Business – 5:30 p.m. Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot! Instructor Amy Wallace will discuss: 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. Adults. Register through Carroll Community College at 410-386-8100 or www.carrollcc.edu. Instructor: Amy Wallace. Mt. Airy CCPL.
Music of the Civil War Era – 7 p.m. Join Dr. David Hildebrand for a musical survey full of familiar tunes with the fascinating stories behind them, from John Brown's Harper's Ferry Raid to The Bonnie White Flag. Ages 8-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.0
North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group – 11a.m. This month’s selection is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. North Carroll CCPL.
Thursday, Feb. 13
TechNet – 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by Carroll Tech Council. $ Registration required. Green Turtle, Mt. Airy. Information/registration: 443-244-1263 or email@example.com.
Genre-flecting Book Club – 7 p.m. This quarter, the discussion will be reading travel literature: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Friday, Feb. 14
Rec on the Move – 10 a.m. Move with the Westminster Recreation and Parks Department at the library and enjoy a healthy snack too! All ages; children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Westminster CCPL.
Valentine’s Day Celebration – 11 a.m. Special entertainment. Lunch is prime rib au jus on a roll. Reservations required by Feb. 7. North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Valentine Celebration – 11:30 a.m. Murder mystery luncheon. Reservations required by Feb. 7. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Valentine Day Celebration – 11:30 a.m. Lunch reservations required by Feb. 6. Tribute to Patsy Cline by Linda Crawford. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Valentine’s Day Celebration – 11:45 a.m. Special luncheon. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center. Nickel bingo begins at 12:30 p.m. Total of 15 games, 5¢ a game.
Sweethearts and Scoundrels Valentine’s Day Cabaret – 7:30 p.m. Don’t Carroll Community College Faculty, Sarah Howes, Peter Burroughs and friends in this cabaret. There is something for every musical taste: Opera, Musical Theatre, Art Song, Latin Pop and more!! Ticket price includes a dessert reception following the show! $ . Scott Center Theatre, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. Information: Theresa Fourcade, 410-386-8575.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Scrabble Madness – 1-5 p.m. Fun and competitive event, open to all ages (6th grade and above). Teams can be students, families, co-workers, friends or a single player. All teams guaranteed to play at least two rounds. Each team consists of 1-3 players with maximum of 64 teams. Team fee. Free. Decker Center Forum, McDaniel College. Information/registration: Sandy Keppley, 410-374-1679.
The Bitter Fruits: A Civil War Story of Tragedy and Triumph – 1 p.m. Julia Chain and David Shuey will tell the bittersweet story of Annie and James Colwell, a northerner and southerner. They will discuss their differences, their sympathies and sentiments. Ages 11-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
The Bitter Fruits: A Civil War Story of Tragedy and Triumph – 3 p.m. See above for information. Mt. Airy CCPL.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Gettysburg Big Band – 3 p.m. The band will present the sounds and songs of the 1930’s to the 1950’s. The band is comprised of 17 musicians from Gettysburg and surrounding communities. $ Carroll
Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Purchase tickets on line at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. Snow date is Feb. 23.
Monday, Feb. 17
All branches of the Carroll County Public Library will be closed for the day.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Delaware Park Casino – registration deadline for March trip. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Health Talk – 10:30 a.m. Special talk on cardiovascular health will be presented by a representative from Carroll Hospital Center. North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Senior Health Insurance Program – 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tina Herrero-Backe will be on hand to discuss the program. Call 410-386-3806 for an appointment. South Carroll Senior & Community Center.
Auto Theft Presentation - 12:15 p.m. Bruce Lohr from the Maryland Crime Prevention Bureau will make the presentation. South Carroll Senior & Community Center.
Civil War Medicine – 3 p.m. An interactive presentation from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine where you can learn about life in a Civil War camp, as well as medical practices, including dentistry, veterinary medicine, triage, and medical evacuation. Ages 8-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
Grow It, Eat It: Extending the Season and Backyard Greenhouses. 6:30 p.m. $ See Feb. 4 for information.
Finksburg Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. The selection for this month is A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz. Adults. Finksburg CCPL.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Crime Prevention Talk – noon. Bruce Lohr will discuss “Auto Theft.” Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
South Carroll Business Assoc. Monthly Meeting – noon-1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Ben White of Vending Insights. His will discuss The Four Pillars of a Powerful Employee. $ Salernos, Eldersburg, MD.
Country Jammers - 1 p.m. Monthly jam session. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Mt. Airy Book Discussion Group – 1 p.m. The February selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Adults. Mt. Airy CCPL.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Cherry Pie Day – 12:15 p.m. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
Taneytown Adult Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. This month’s choice is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Adults. Taneytown CCPL.
Sudoku 101 – 7 p.m. Dr. Kenneth Shook will present a few techniques to help solve the puzzles. You will not have to guess and you don’t need to know math. Ages 12-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
United States Colored Troops – 7 p.m. The Union Army enlisted over 200,000 colored soldiers in their ranks starting in early 1863. Those soldiers fought in 449 battles and in the minds of many, helped shorten and win the war with the Union. Over 68,000 of those men died in the war. Another 2,500 languished in Confederate prisons. Ages 11-Adult. Eldersburg CCPL.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Work and Play on the Appalachian Trail: A Ridgerunner's Perspective – 2 p.m. Lauralee Bliss, Shenandoah National Park's Ridgerunner and author of Mountains, Madness, & Miracles: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail, will discuss the role of a Ridgerunner within the park and tell tales of her 4,000 mile adventure along the famous Appalachian Trail. Ages 13-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
Monday, Feb. 24
Monday Night Music – 7 p.m. Duo, Kathrin Murray on guitar and soprano Katherine Keem, will perform original works by Garth Baxter, as well as other pieces by other composers. Free. McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College. Information: 410-857-2599.
North Carroll Book Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome to join the group as they discuss this month’s selection, Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Adult. North Carroll CCPL.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Grow It, Eat It: Kitchen Gardens and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). 6:30 p.m. $ See Feb. 4 for information.
DIY@the Library: Library Tote – 6:30 p.m. See Feb. 4 for information. Registration begins Feb. 11. Adults. Eldersburg CCPL.
Ask an Expert: Car Repair Questions Part Two – 6:30 p.m. Car concerns? Is it time to replace that 1993 Subaru? Ask Shepards Service Center car repair expert Judd Shepard, race car driver and mechanic since 1987. Registration begins Feb. 11. Adults. Finksburg CCPL.
Make & Take Tuesdays: Wire Bead Rings – 6:30 p.m. Create personal jewelry. Supplies provided. Registration begins Feb. 11. Adults. North Carroll CCPL.
E-Reader Clinic – 6 and 7:30 p.m. If you have questions about how to get started, want to know about the library’s e-book selection, make an appointment with an e-reader specialist. Registration begins Feb. 11. Ages 13-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Blood Pressure Screening – 9:30-10:30 a.m. Special presentation, “Cardiovascular Disease will be presented by Bonny Kindt at noon. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Food for Thought Talk: Developing an Emergency Plan – 11 a.m. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Mt. Airy Senior Book Discussion Group – 12:30 p.m. Selection for February is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Adults. Mt. Airy
FLICC Presents Twenty Feet from Stardom – 7:30 p.m. This 2013 film tells the untold true story of the ba0ckup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD.
Through March 6
Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books - call for hours. Featured are 35 pieces of original art from notable illustrated children’s books, including Caldecott Medal and Honor books. The art is on loan from three prominent institutions – the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the R. Michelson Gallery, and the deGrummond Collection – and from six private collections. Free. Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College. Information: 410-857-2595. Artist information: www.suebloom.com.
Youth Art Month - – 7 a.m.-11 p.m. – Monday-Thursday; 7:a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Friday, Saturday; Closed Sunday. Free. Reception March 2, 1-3 p.m. Langdon Family Gallery, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.
McDaniel College Theatre Presents “Fat Pig” – 7:30 p.m. Tom falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow, although shockingly funny, friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. $ WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College. Information: 410-857-2448.
March 11, 18
Grow It, Eat It: Cooking Demo – 6:30 p.m. $ See Feb. 4 for information.
March 16-April 25
The Art of Anuradha Das: Breaking Boundaries, Voices of Hope – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. – Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday. Born in India, Anu Das’ work deals with the social and cultural issues of women that transcends geography to include women who are affected by conflicts on the borders of any country, that suffer from isolation, displacement, physical and psychological abuse and disabilities. Reception: March 16, 2-4 p.m. Free. Gallery, Scott Center, Carroll Community College. Information: Maggie Ball, 410-386-8256.
March 21, 22
Return Engagement for Barleyjuice – 8 p.m. The performance e is a mix of traditional Irish music, with their own brand of Celtic rock. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or by calling 410/848-7272.
Carroll County Home Show – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – March 22; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – March 23. $ Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD.
43rd Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet – 6 a.m. doors open. Parts meet, seminars, car corral, and food. $ Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MDM.
Sunday, March 1
Doo Wop Show – call for time. Trip to American Music Theater with lunch at Shady Maple. Call the center to purchase ticket. North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
READ Local with Kerry Peresta – 2 p.m. Meet Kerry Peresta author of The Hunting. Adults. Westminster CCPL.
Carroll Live on Stage Presents Jane L. Powell – 7:30 p.m. Known as the Goddess of Soul, Ms. Powell has a voice that bursts with spiritual energy and uplifts audiences to a musical dreamland packed with sass and zeal. Backed by piano, bass and drums, she brings her music flexibility, spicy sense of humor, playful personality and unique touch to classic R&B, jazz standards, reggae grooves and gospel anthems. $ Westminster High School, Westminster, MD. Information: Ted Deardorff, 410-848-7123.
Monday, March 3
Craft It Yourself! Odds and Ends Box – 7 p.m. Make a one-of-a-kind box for sewing notions, note cards or whatever you’d like. Materials provided. Ages 14-Adult. Westminster CCPL.
Tuesday, March 4
Fat Tuesday Party – 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Feb. 24. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Name That TV Tune – 12:30 p.m. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Tuesday, March 4
Hampstead Business Assoc. Meeting – noon-1 p.m. Mingle with businesses doing business in and around Hampstead. $, guests welcome. New York J&P Pizza, Hampstead, MD.
Grow It, Eat It: Small Fruit & Tree Fruits – 6:30 p.m. $ See Feb. 4 for information.
Friday, March 6
Emergency Preparedness Presentation – noon. A representative from the Carroll County Emergency Management office will discuss “When to Shelter in Place or Evacuate.” Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Food for Thought: Auto Theft – noon. Presentation by Bruce Lohr. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Mardi Gras Celebration – 12:30 p.m. Dixieland Band will entertain. South Carroll Senior & Community Center.
Saturday, March 8
Civil War Panel Discussion with Senator Joe Getty – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Senator Getty will lead a panel discussion, the first of five: Making Sense of the American Civil War: War and Freedom, America’s War. Registration/Information: https://library.carr.org/civilwar. Free. K100 Conference Center, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.
Magic: The Gathering – 11 a.m. Two hours of gaming fun. Newcomers and experienced players can face off with one another or trade cards. Refreshments served. Ages 13-Adult. Taneytown CCPL.
Sunday, March 9
The Westminster Trio- 3 p.m. Violinists Renate Falkner and Melissa Zaraya and cellist Ester Mellon. Concert will include Claude Debussy’s Piano Trio and Gabriel Faurés Piano Quartet in C Minor. Free. First floor, Decker Center, McDaniel College. Information: Maryellen, 410-596-1022 or www.McDaniel.edu/CMOTH.
Monday, March 10
Monday Night Music – 7 p.m. Original music by Jon Seligman. Free. McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College. Information: 410-857-2599.
Tuesday, March 11
Food for Thought: When to Shelter in Place – 11 a.m. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Crime Prevention Program – noon. Bruce Lohr from the Maryland Crime Prevention Program will speak about how to prevent burglary. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
HSCC Box Lunch Talk: Indentured Servitude 1646-1946 - noon-1 p.m. In Carroll County, the last indentured servants were recorded in 1946. George Murphy examines the Carroll County Book of Indentures and explores what it tells us about the system’s lasting consequences. 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.
Thursday, March 13
Nickel Bingo – 1 p.m. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Yarn Decoupage Vase – Yarn decoupage vase, supplies provided. Registration begins Feb. 27. Ages 11-Adults. Eldersburg CCPL.
Friday, March 14
Film: Life of Pi – 7:30 p.m. 2012 winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Director. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Rated PG, 127 mins.
Saturday, March 15
Antique and Collectible Market- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $ Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, M D. Information: 877-595-8363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teelin Irish Dance Company – 3 and 7 p.m. The Teelin Irish Dance Company is known for their performances that accentuate the energy of Irish dance with envelope-pushing choreography, from jigs and reels to the thundering beat of percussive dance. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or by calling 410/848-7272.
Sunday, March 16
The Pennsylvania Opry’s Tribute to the Westerns – 2 p.m. A musical revue featuring favorites from the western movie era including songs by Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Bob Will. An afternoon of comedy, western swing and authentic country gospel. $ Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or by calling 410/848-7272.
Annual Sousa Style Concert – 3 p.m. Glenn W. Patterson and Kristen Gottleib direct the Carroll Concert Band. $ Winters Mill High School, Westminster, MD. Purchase tickets: Coffey Music, Menchey Music Westmins0ter, and the Carroll Art Center. Additional information: 410-848-5581.
Monday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – 11:30 a.m. Special luncheon, reservations required by March 10. Entertainment by Bill Shandrowski at 12:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – 11:30 a.m. RSVP for the luncheon by March 7. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – 11:45 a.m. Lunch and party. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – noon. Special corned beef and cabbage meal. Reservations required by March 10. North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Becoming a Census Detective – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Angela McGhie, a genealogical researcher, lecturer and instruction, will discuss how to get the most out of researching census records. Free. Dixon Room, Westminster CCPL.
Tuesday, March 18
TExLiveEldersburg – 9:30-a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Cre-a-tive Studios, Eldersburg, MD. Regis0tration/information: 443-244-1262 or email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s Celebration – noon. Johnny Walker Redding DJ at 12:30 p.m. Special corned beef and cabbage meal. Reservations required by March 10. South Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Wednesday, March 19
Emergency Preparedness Talk- noon. Presentation will be “When to Shelter in Place or Evacuate.” North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
South Carroll Business Assoc. Monthly Meeting – noon-1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Stephen Guthrie, Superintendent of Carroll County School who will discuss the State of the State of the School System. $ Salernos, Eldersburg, MD.
Country Jammers- 1 p.m. Monthly jam session. Westminster Senior and Community Center.
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Celebration – 6:30 p.m. Storytime at 7 p.m. See Feb. 6 for information. Refreshments served. All ages. Mt. Airy CCPL.
Thursday, March 20
Legal Aid Talk – 11 a.m. Presentation will be “Writing an Advance Directive.” North Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Saturday, March 22
Silent Auction – 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mt. Airy Senior and Community Center.
Hidden Treasures, Lost -- Then Found – 2 p.m. Video presentation and meet author Mary Jane Buettner as she uncovers hidden treasure in Carroll County. Saint John Catholic Church, a Gothic masterpiece, was once the tallest Carroll County landmark on Main Street in Westminster. The priceless artifacts of the church, including Franz Mayer stained glass windows, marble statuary, and 14 tableaus, designed with horsehair and wood paste, disappeared. Registration begins March 8. Ages 11-Adult. Mt. Airy CCPL.
Monday, March 24
Nutrition Chat- 11:30 a.m. Terry Serio will be on hand for the presentation. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Mysteries, Legends and Lore of Western Maryland – 7 p.m. Susan Fair, author of Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland, rounds up the bizarre beasts, eerie entities, odd characters, and unsolved mysteries that color the legends and lore of Western Maryland. Adults. Finksburg CCPL.
The Story of Cereal – 7 p.m. Joseph Wright, from McDaniel College, will be weaving history and Americana together to tell us the tale of this delicious part of our culture. Adults. Westminster CCPL.
Tuesday, March 25
Crime Prevention Presentation – noon. Bruce Lohr will discuss “Burglary.” Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Emergency Evacuation Talk – 12:15 p.m. Valerie Hawkins, Carroll County Emergency Management, will discuss “When to Shelter in Place or Evacuate.” South Carroll Senior and Community Center.
Make & Take Tuesdays: Wire Bead Rings – 6:30 p.m. Create jewelry with a personal touch. Supplies provided. Registration begins Feb. 11. Ages 12-Adult. Finksburg CCPL.
Thursday, March 27
Blood Pressure Screening – 9:30-10:30 a.m. Taneytown Senior and Community Center.
Friday, March 28
Designer Bag and Basket Bingo – 5:30 p.m. To benefit The Shepherd’s Staff Back-to-School Program. Take a personal care item and receive a ticket for a special raffle. Refreshments available. Limited seating by pre-paid reservation. Gamber Fire Hall, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD. The Shepherd’s Staff. Information: 410-857-5944.
Saturday, March 29
Corbit’s Charge Civil War Ball - 8-11 p.m. An evening of Civil War period dancing and music, dance instruction, light refreshments, door prizes and fun! The Ball is for both experienced and beginner dancers. $ Westminster Family Fitness Center Gym, 11 Longwell Avenue, Westminster, MD. Information/tickets: 410-848-8161.
Dye Eggs the Natural Way – 10 a.m. Learn how to make beautiful, naturally dyed eggs – the old fashioned way – using items found in the kitchen such as spices, juice and onion skins. Materials provided. All ages. Finksburg CCPL.
Monday, March 31
Downton Abbey Tea – 7 p.m. . Join us at the Finksburg Branch as Gypsy's Tea Room entertains us with a three course tea straight from the era of Downton Abbey. Dress for a tea, such as a hat and gloves, is encouraged. Adults. Registration begins March 17. Finksburg CCPL.
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