Oct
17
Thu
Car Wash Storytime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm

For birth – 8. Buckle your seat belts! Bring your favorite Matchbox® cars from home (or use the ones we provide), and then rev your engines for books, games, and a car wash sensory bin! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
18
Fri
Memory Writing @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. Join us as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

LEGO® Creations @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm

For ages 5 – adults. Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm

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

Oct
19
Sat
Robot Pumpkin Smash @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm

For ages 5 – adults. Are you ready to go to the moon, Mars, or Deep Space? Local robotics teams built robots with an eye on exploration of the farthest reaches of the galaxy! They want to share what they have learned, and give you a taste of driving rovers and mining for minerals in space. A special modified robot comes in handy for smashing pumpkins each fall instead of picking up objects on far off planets. Come see the robots, learn about building machines, and meet the future rocket scientists from Carroll County. Registration begins 10/5. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Union Bridge Fire Company Bull & Oyster Feed @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm

February 23 & October 19, 2019.  Check website for details and ticket information!
 

Amy Grant @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Amy Grant’s iconic voice is instantly recognizable in both the Christian and pop worlds. Over the years, she’s had six #1 hits, 10 “Top 40” Pop singles, 17 “Top 40” Adult Contemporary tracks , multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers and has received 6 GRAMMY Awards and 26 Dove Awards. In 2016 Grant celebrated the 25th Anniversary of her first pop hit, “Baby Baby”. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Oct
20
Sun
Sunday Storytime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm

For birth – 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
21
Mon
Carroll County Genealogical Society Meeting and Lecture @ Westminster Branch Library
Oct 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Our speaker for the evening is Cathy Baty from the Historical Society of Carroll County. Her topic for the evening is a presentation that will focus on early photographers of Carroll County with a strong focus on photographers located in Westminster.

Oct
22
Tue
Tinker Tots @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 5. A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
23
Wed
NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

For all ages. Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session is geared toward middle school students. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
24
Thu
Mount Airy Senior Center Book Discussion Group: Fool Me Once @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm

For adults. This month’s title is Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
25
Fri
Frankenstein Friday @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm

For birth – 8. We don’t have to wait for Halloween! Stiffly walk into Frankenstein Friday as we read silly books, dance like Frankenstein’s monster, and even have a Frankenstein obstacle course! Costumes welcome! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm

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

Stayin Alive – One Night of the Bee Gees @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

STAYIN’ ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin'”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Nights on Broadway”, and “Stayin’ Alive”. In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke”, “Massachusetts”, “Fanny Be Tender”, “Words”, and “To Love Somebody” among other great hits. STAYIN’ ALIVE is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice! $30 Orchestra/Balcony, $35 Preferred.

Oct
26
Sat
Spook Trail – Halloween Fun @ Railyard and Rails 2 Trails
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come Downtown for trick-or-treating on Main Street, hay rides, spook trail, kids activities and much more!
Tickets: http://mountairymainstreet.org.

Oct
28
Mon
Ribbons of Scarlet Author Tour: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Meet three of the authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight. Multiple bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library. A book signing will follow an author panel. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Registration is open now. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Taneytown Heritage & Museum Association, Inc. October Meeting -Libby Fuss Guest Speaker @ Grace United Church of Christ
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Letters from a soldier – Elizabeth “Libby” Plume Fuss a former Carroll County resident now residing in Frederick County will be speaking about her book “A Faithful Soldier Writes Home.” She authored this book as a compilation of the letters her father wrote to her mother during World War II and his time he served with the 83rd Division in Europe along with letters to and from her mother to her uncle before he was killed in duty the day before D-Day. These letters help portray their daily lives during this period and describe the impact World War II had on all three of them.
The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a brief business meeting followed by the guest speaker. Light refreshments served.
The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall and parking is available in back of the church.

Oct
30
Wed
NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm

For all ages. Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session is geared toward high school students. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Oct
31
Thu
Build-a-Monster @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 8. Put on your best lab coat and head to our monster factory! We’ll be reading a story about monsters, singing a song or two, and making our own paper monsters! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
1
Fri
“Christmas in the Country” Bazaar @ Oakland U.M. Church Hall
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm

Enjoy the following:
Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soup & Sandwiches.
Contact Lori at 410-382-8016 with any questions!

Serving Lunch @ Benjamin's Krider's United Church of Christ
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Eat In Or Carry Out
Soups: $4.00 per Bowl
Tomato Florentine, Ham & Bean and Chicken Noodle
Sandwiches: Triple Grilled Cheese $4.00, Orchard Chicken Salad $4.00 and Turkey_Cheddar_Apple_Slaw on Roll $5.00

Ice Tea and Bottled Water $1.00 each
Brownies and Cereal Bars $1.00 per Bag

FREE CHIPS OR APPLE WITH MEAL!

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

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

Debbie Wojciechowski, Evidential Medium @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm

Debbie Wojciechowski, Evidential Medium presents “Connecting with Your Loved Ones”. Evidential mediumship is a style of mediumship practiced around the world that puts heavy weight on the medium’s ability to bring through extremely specific evidence. This evidence can include, but is certainly not limited to, names, personality traits, physical ailments, favorite past times, and phrases often used by loved ones in spirit. The connections often help the recipients to better understand their journey, and help them to realize that a different level of relationship is possible with their loved ones.

Nov
2
Sat
Union Bridge Fire Company 30-Week Club @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Nov 2 all-day

Check website for details and ticket information!
 

Country Breakfast Buffet @ Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.
The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

“Christmas in the Country” Bazaar @ Oakland U.M. Church Hall
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy the following:
Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soup & Sandwiches.
Contact Lori at 410-382-8016 with any questions!

Little Ones: It’s Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am

For birth – 3. Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing, simple activities you probably do already! This storytime features interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Only kids need to register. A Learning Advantage Partnership program. Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant. Registration begins 10/19. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Acoustic Artist Jordan Tice @ Carroll Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Maryland-raised Nashville-based guitarist Jordan Tice is one of the most exciting young artists on the American roots music scene. He has played with legendary performers like Dave Rawlings, Tony Trischka, Michelle Shocked, and Steve Martin, and is part of the instrumental supergroup Hawktail, which features members of Punch Brothers and Crooked Still. He has been featured on Live from Here (formerly Prairie Home Companion) as well as at festivals including Telluride and Grey Fox. Presented by Common Ground on the Hill.

Earl David Reed – Stand Up Comedy @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

Earl David Reed’s genius is the way he interacts with the crowd and knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him “…an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl…funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, and Showtime. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. Ages 18+. $24 Orchestra/Balcony, $29 Preferred. VIP Drink Package includes 2 Free Drinks, additional $10.

Nov
6
Wed
NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm

For all ages. Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session focuses on career opportunities for all, plus high school internships. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
7
Thu
Find Your Next Great Read @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm

For ages 11 – adults. Wondering what to read next? Interested in starting a series or reading a new genre? Join us to learn how to harness the power of the library’s online reader’s advisory databases, Books & Authors and Novelist, to help you find your next great read. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
8
Fri
Big Dino Party @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm

For all ages. Dinosaurs lived a long time ago. Let’s go back to that time together and learn about these giant creatures. Dinosaur stories, crafts, and science activities here at the library will help you explore! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm

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

Nov
9
Sat
Freedom 5K @ Westminster Rescue Mission
Nov 9 all-day

Come out and support the Westminster Rescue Mission at our 4th Annual Freedom 5K run/walk!

Gift Fair & Holiday Bazaar @ Xavier Center
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and do your Christmas shopping with a variety of vendors, artisans and a huge selection of fair trade items. Holiday crafts, Timeless Treasures, collectibles, baked goods, kids activities, raffles and door prizes. Cafe offering breakfast and lunch items. Free event with plenty of free parking.

Holly Mart @ Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday crafts, gifts, decorations, chocolates and other treats, home-based businesses, vendors, silent auction, home made lunch.

Sara Evans @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

She’s had five #1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly”. Join us as Sara brings a very special acoustic trio performance to the Eichelberger. Opening Act: Justin Adams.

Nov
10
Sun
Read with a Furry Friend @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 3 – adults. KPET’s trained reading dogs provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Sunday Night Social Dance @ Winfield Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out and join us at the Winfield Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall.  Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor.  Snacks provided.  BYOB.   Dance is held second Sunday of each month (except May & July 2018).  Bring a new friend to the dance on April 8, 2018 and you will both be entered into a special drawing for a free admission to a future dance.
 

Nov
12
Tue
Turkey Book Folding @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Create a wonderful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Join our staff as we turn books into colorful turkeys. All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register. Registration begins 10/29. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
14
Thu
Preschool Science: Five Senses in the Fall @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 5. Bring all of your senses with you to the library and smell, touch, hear, taste, and see fall. This sensory-based program will promote exploration and foster excitement about the world around us! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
15
Fri
Downtown Holiday Preview @ Downtown Mount Airy
Nov 15 all-day

Holiday shopping with activities & entertainment.
Tickets: http://mountairymainstreet.org.

Memory Writing @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. Join us as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm

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

Nov
16
Sat
Union Bridge Fire Company Bingo @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm

February 16, April 20, September 14, & November 16, 2019.  Doors open at 4pm.  Dinner at 5pm. Early bird game at 6pm and bingo starts at 6:30pm.  Bring a canned food for a raffle!

Nov
17
Sun
Masterworks Choral Presents: A Choral Harvest @ (Big) Baker Memorial Chapel, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm

On November 17th, the Masterworks Chorale will present a program entitled “A Choral Harvest” in observance of the season. Works will include “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland, selections from J.S. Bach’s Cantata “Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir” BWV 29, and the motet “Nun danket alle Gott” by Johann Pachelbel. From the contemporary angle are two movements from Randall Thompson’sFrostiana, “My Journey Yours” by Atlanta-based composer Elise Witt, and a lovely setting of “Come Ye Thankful People Come” by Jason McCoy. Come celebrate the season of thankfulness before we enter the colder months!

Teen Advisory Board @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm

For ages 12 – 17. Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it’s not all work and no play; we’ll provide plenty of snacks and games too! Call 410.386.4488 for more information.

Nov
18
Mon
Carroll County Genealogical Society Meeting and Lecture @ Westminster Branch Library
Nov 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Our speaker for the evening is Johnny Johansson a local Carroll County resident, who will present on the History of Mining in Carroll County.

Nov
19
Tue
Mini-Mindfulness @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Nov 19 @ 6:45 pm

For ages 2 – 5. The upcoming holiday season can be a stressful time, even for kids. Come on over, take a deep breath, and chill out with relaxing stories and music. Each child will leave with supplies to make his or her own quiet corner at home. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 11/5. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.