Jan
31
Thu
“Compulsory Measures” @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

Works by contemporary artists, including Steven Pearson, art professor and chair of the art and art history department at McDaniel, and Reni Gower, retired professor in the painting and printmaking department at Virginia Commonwealth University, are showcased in this exhibition curated by Gower. Other artists with works showcased are Virginia artists Jorge Benitez, Jennifer Printz, Tanja Softić, and Joan Elliott. As well as Kristy Deetz and Al Denyer.

Feb
8
Fri
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program @ McDaniel College
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm

Accounting, economics and business administration students at McDaniel College prepare free income tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA is open to those who earn $54,000 or less annually. In most cases, returns can be filed electronically.

McDaniel has offered VITA for over 20 years. At each session, students help answer questions, as well as prepare and file tax returns. The students can receive internship credit for training hours and time spent with clients.

All tax preparation sessions are by appointment only and are offered on Fridays, 1–3 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.–noon, from Feb. 1 through April 5 (no sessions are held during McDaniel’s Spring Break on March 15, 17, 22 and 24) at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

Feb
16
Sat
Parent Date Night @ 4 Seasons Sports Complex
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you want to plan a night with the one you love, some friends, or just need a night alone, but don’t have a babysitter?
Drop your children off for a night of fun while you have a nice night out or a relaxing night in!
The children will get to enjoy activities such as: Inflatables, Nerf gun battle (no foam ball Nerf guns), cookie decorating, glow in the dark dance party, and a movie!
This is for ages 2-10.
$30 First child, $10 Second Child, $5 each additional child

Feb
17
Sun
Dance Performance: Pieces of Art @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm

For ages 5 – adults. Watch paintings come to life. You’ll see a wonderful painting on an easel and then watch the dancers from Visionary Dance Company bring that painting to life.

Feb
18
Mon
Open Jump (Inflatables) @ 4 Seasons Sports Complex
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come let the children bounce off some energy! We will have our three inflatables out!
Ages 2-10
$5/Jumper

Feb
19
Tue
Hiring Event at BERC – 3 employers with job openings to fill @ Business & Employment Resource Center
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

There will be 3 employers at BERC on Tuesday, February 19, seeking candidates for a variety of job openings, including: Laborers (landscaping), Laborers (construction), Carpenters, Equipment Operators, Foreman, Skilled Trades positions, and Census positions. Go to the BERC event page to get information about the Hiring event on 2/19 and learn about the participating businesses, job openings, salary, benefits, and more!

Link: www.facebook.com/CCBERC/events/

Winnie the Pooh Party @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

For all ages. Join us as we honor all things Winnie the Pooh! We will have stories, crafts, songs, even trivia – all in celebration of one of our most beloved fictional friends.

Feb
20
Wed
Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Home Front by Kristin Hannah @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Feb
22
Fri
Carroll County Hackathon @ McDaniel College Hill Hall
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day

Hackathons are challenging and fun experiences where people learn how to design, build, and pitch an app in a weekend. These apps may change the world or maybe just change Carroll County.
Learning is at the heart of the Carroll County Hackathon. Teams are invited to take risks and step outside of their comfort zones. It’s okay to fail. We consider this Hackathon to be a beginner-level experience. Come ready to learn!
Great hackathon teams have people with diverse interests and experiences. All students with an interest in app development, graphic design, business, and/or marketing are encouraged to participate.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm

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

Feb
23
Sat
Sweetheart Dance @ The Hill Y in Westminster
Feb 23 all-day

Grab your dancing shoes for a family night out! Dance and sing along to your favorite songs at our Sweetheart Dance, featuring a live DJ, dancing, games, a photo booth and light snacks. This is a free event but space is limited. All attendees must register in advance at ymaryland.org/register (search Sweetheart Dance).

Union Bridge Fire Company Bull & Oyster Feed @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

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

IBR Bull Riding @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.
The northeast is alive with exceptionally vigorous bull riders, and it is the IBR’s goal to provide generous prize money, impartial judging, outstanding livestock, and a triumphant victory for an International Bull Rider!
Doors open at 5pm
Bull Riding Begins at 7pm

Feb
25
Mon
Mount Airy Evening Book Club: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Feb
28
Thu
Mount Airy Senior Center Book Discussion Group: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Dino Stomp! @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 3 – 6. Have you ever wanted to be a paleontologist? What about an actual dinosaur? At this program, you’ll get to be both as we dig for fossils, try out our best dinosaur roars, and more!

Mar
1
Fri
Living Healthy, Living Well with CHRONIC CONDITIONS @ South Carroll Senior & Community Center
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – Apr 5 @ 11:30 am

This six week workshop series is available FREE for people who have Chronic Conditions like Heart Disease, Arthritis, MS, COPD, etc. and their families, friends and caregivers. Learn how to choose a healthier lifestyle, take control of your health, and to self-manage your condition by focusing on problem-solving, decreasing stress, making informed treatment decisions, managing symptoms and setting weekly goals. Program does not require a doctor’s order or replace your existing treatment.

Electric Vehicles Lab @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm

For ages 8 – 17. Engineer electric moving machines that roll using a motor, battery, gears, and cool craft materials. In collaboration with FutureMakers. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 2/15.

Family Movie Night at Book Fair @ Carroll Community College
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm

The Penguin Random House Book Fair kicks off with a Family Movie Night!
Two showings: 4:30pm and 7:00pm.

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

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

Family Movie Night at Book Fair @ Carroll Community College
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Penguin Random House Book Fair kicks off with a Family Movie Night!
Two showings: 4:30pm and 7:00pm.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage @ LifePoint Church
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm

The Marriage and Relationship Education Center is excited to announce our 2019 special event for couples – a two-part event featuring nationally-recognized marriage expert, Phil Gungor, of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.

Phil has a passion and a great desire to help couples thrive in their relationships and for making people laugh. Because, let’s be honest, a marriage seminar isn’t the first thing a guy thinks of when he thinks of a fun way to spend the weekend. We get that, and so does Phil Gungor. We know women are usually much more open to talking about relationships than their spouses, but this engaging and fun marriage event is designed with an element of humor that appeals to both parts of the couple, the man and the woman.

This two-part conference will take place on Friday, March 1, from 7 to 10 p.m., (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.) and Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon (Doors open at 8:15 a.m.)at LifePoint Church, 1701 Emory Road, Reisterstown, MD

Our EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION lasts until Sunday, February 3, 2019 with a cost of just $60 per couple. The price after February 3rd is $75 per couple.

Light refreshments and your materials are included.

Need a gift for the special couple in your life? Contact us for a gift certificate to the marriage conference – a gift that keeps on giving, all year long!

Register at https://www.mrecenter.org/events

For more information, call 410-386-9003 or email registration@mrecenter.org

Mar
2
Sat
Country Breakfast Buffet @ Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
Mar 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.

Penguin Random House Book Fair @ Carroll Community College
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

One of Carroll County’s favorite community events, the Penguin Random House Book Fair has something for everyone including discounted new books, children’s activities, featured authors and more! Book Fair is devoted to literacy and education and helps to raise much needed funds for student scholarships at Carroll Community College..

IBR Bull Riding @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm

International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.
The northeast is alive with exceptionally vigorous bull riders, and it is the IBR’s goal to provide generous prize money, impartial judging, outstanding livestock, and a triumphant victory for an International Bull Rider!
Doors open at 5pm; Bull Riding Begins at 7pm.

Blues Master Guy Davis @ Carroll Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

GRAMMY nominee Guy Davis is considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). His recent albums have been nominated for a Grammy, as well as for Best Acoustic Artist and Best Acoustic Album by the Blues Music Association, while his album Kokomo Kid was named Acoustic Record of the Year by Blues Blast Magazine – just some in a long string of awards.
Tickets: http://www.carrollartscenter.com/eventdetail.asp?event_id=2014.

Blues Master Guy Davis @ Carroll Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

GRAMMY nominee Guy Davis is considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). His recent albums have been nominated for a Grammy, as well as for Best Acoustic Artist and Best Acoustic Album by the Blues Music Association, while his album Kokomo Kid was named Acoustic Record of the Year by Blues Blast Magazine – just some in a long string of awards.

Mar
6
Wed
An Evening with Kate Quinn @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Best selling author of The Alice Network is returning! We are thrilled to host Kate Quinn for a discussion and signing again with A Likely Story Bookstore for her new novel The Huntress. The Huntress: In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Alice Network comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. Books will be for sale at the event from A Likely Story Bookstore. No outside books are permitted. This event is free, but registration is required. All attendees need to register.

Clybourne Park @ WMC Alumni
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform “Clybourne Park,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. This comedy-drama, written by Bruce Norris, was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” “Clybourne Park” portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago.

Mar
7
Thu
Preschool Science: What’s the Weather? @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 5. What’s the weather like? How does it work? Come learn about different types of weather and see what it’s like to experience snow — inside the library!

“Rising Tides”: Student Honors Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm

McDaniel College’s art and art history department showcases work by McDaniel College senior Jonathan Nepini of California, Md.“My current studio practice is rooted, broadly, in an interest in our relationship with water, particularly the relationship between residents of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Nepini. “I have spent my entire life in southern Maryland where I have been surrounded by water, and it is a source of inspiration and calm to me.”

Mar
8
Fri
LEGO® Creations @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 8 all-day

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!

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

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

Mar
9
Sat
Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm

For ages 4 – 5. Headed to kindergarten in the fall? Come to a special storytime! We’ll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and a bus ride! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success. Only kids need to register for this program. Registration begins 2/23.

Special Olympics Spring Designer Bag Bingo @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm

There will be “Shopping Open to the Public” 4pm-6pm This means you don’t have to buy a Bingo ticket to shop the vendors. There is a $5 charge to come in and shop the two hours. Tickets for the Bingo are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 4pm and Bingo starts at 7pm. For more information or to reserve tickets please call Donna at 443-507-6010 or 443-201-4681.

Mar
10
Sun
Union Bridge Fire Company Breakfast @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Mar 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

November 11, 2018 – May 12, 2019.  Second Sunday of every month.  Listen to snow emergency plan for cancellations.

Sunday Night Social Dance @ Winfield Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Mar 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.
 

Mar
11
Mon
Teen Advisory Board @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 11 @ 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!

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

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

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

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

Mar
17
Sun
Hello Dolly @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm

For ages 5 – adults. The Visionary Dance Company will perform to the glorious and lovely music from Hello, Dolly! Dolly, the best matchmaker of all time, helps three couples find love while finding a match for herself.

Mar
18
Mon
Carroll County Genealogical Society Meeting and Speaker Presentation @ Westminster Branch Carroll County Library
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly meeting with a presentation by Vicki Mayo on St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery, Silver Run, MD. Vicki’s knowledge and interest in St Mary’s will provide you with insight into a rich history of St Mary’s serving Adams County, Pennsylvania as well as Carroll County.

Mar
19
Tue
Living Healthy, Living Well with CHRONIC CONDITIONS @ Westminster Senior & Community Center
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 11:30 am

This six week workshop series is available FREE for people who have Chronic Conditions like Heart Disease, Arthritis, MS, COPD, etc. and their families, friends and caregivers. Learn how to choose a healthier lifestyle, take control of your health, and to self-manage your condition by focusing on problem-solving, decreasing stress, making informed treatment decisions, managing symptoms and setting weekly goals. Program does not require a doctor’s order or replace your existing treatment.

Mar
20
Wed
Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: The Giver by Lois Lowry @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Paint Night at The Mill – Feed Can @ The Mill of Hampstead
Mar 20 @ 6:15 pm

Paint your feed can for your furry or feathered friends. Cans will be pre-stenciled with several designs to choose from. RSVP required by 3/10. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming designs you can select.

Mar
21
Thu
Living Healthy, Living Well with CHRONIC CONDITIONS @ North Carroll Senior & Community Center
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm

This six week workshop series is available FREE for people who have Chronic Conditions like Heart Disease, Arthritis, MS, COPD, etc. and their families, friends and caregivers. Learn how to choose a healthier lifestyle, take control of your health, and to self-manage your condition by focusing on problem-solving, decreasing stress, making informed treatment decisions, managing symptoms and setting weekly goals. Program does not require a doctor’s order or replace your existing treatment.

Bard to the Bone: Shakespeare for Youth @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

For ages 8 – 17. Delve into a world of love, honor, and intrigue through a fun introduction of William Shakespeare. Teaching artists from the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory will help you discover the genius of the Bard of Avon through activities, songs, and props.

Tech Talk with Sara & Sara: eBooks & More @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Sara and Sara are back with another Tech Talk. They will be discussing eBooks and other downloadable content available through the library’s online resources. Please feel free to bring along your Kindle, iOS device, or Android device. Be sure to bring your library card and library password, and your Kindle, iOS, or Android email, and password. Devices are not necessary to join.

Mar
22
Fri
49th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 22 & 23, 2019.  Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. Most vendors will educate you on your restoration and give valuable information on where to find original parts and supplies to complete your project. As the end of winter approaches and the start of auto racing, restoration, cruising and modifications to the existing car, truck or motorcycle gets underway, this show brings all levels of automotive enthusiasts, hobbyists and beginners to the Swap Meet.
 
 
 

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm

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