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.

Apr
8
Mon
Living Healthy, Living Well with CHRONIC CONDITIONS @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – May 13 @ 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.

Apr
10
Wed
Living Healthy, Living Well with DIABETES @ Mt. Airy Senior & Community Center
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – May 15 @ 3:00 pm

Could you use assistance with Diabetes Management? Free, six-week workshop for people with Type 2, pre-diabetes, and those who care for them helps you learn to thrive and not simply survive, and take control of your diabetes! Workshops focus on managing blood sugar levels; reading nutrition labels; planning healthy meals; dealing with frustration, fatigue, poor sleep; and appropriate use of medications. Program does not require a doctor’s order or replace your existing treatments.

Apr
11
Thu
“Senior Capstone Exhibition 1” at McDaniel College @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Apr
25
Thu
Put a Poem in Your Pocket! @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am

For all ages. Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and we’re helping you celebrate! Folks of all ages are welcome to drop in any time today to choose a poem to carry and share throughout the day. And if you don’t have a pocket, we’ll have supplies to make one perfectly sized for a poem.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Code Girls by Liza Mundy @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 25 @ 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.

Saxophone Quartet Concert @ McDaniel Lounge
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel College’s G4 Saxophone Quartet performs under the direction of adjunct lecturer David Duree.

Apr
26
Fri
Buckwild Truck & Tractor Pull @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

April 26 & 27, 2019.  Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair & Carroll County Agriculture Center will be hosting their 5th annual Buckwild Truck Tractor Pull.  Fri. 4pm-11pm; Sat. Show 9am; Racing 1:30pm; Pulling 5:30pm.
 

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm

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

Student Voice and Piano Recital @ Levine Recital Hall
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

Apr
27
Sat
Healthy Kids Day @ The Hill Y in Westminster
Apr 27 all-day

Join us for our annual Y Healthy Kids Day community event, sponsored by McCormick’s Flavor for Life! Bring the family to the Y for fun games and activities that get you moving and put a smile on your face, like a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, sports stations, make & take healthy snacks, crafts and more! Y Healthy Kids Day is a free community event! Activities vary by location.

River Valley Run Trail Half Marathon @ River Valley Ranch (RVR)
Apr 27 all-day

Experience a beautiful trail half marathon and support RVR’s mission at the same time!
Tickets: https://rvr.secure2.agroup.com/half-marathon-trail/registration/.

ROAR for Kids @ Oregon Ridge Park
Apr 27 all-day

Lions ROAR, elephants ROAR, tigers ROAR… and you, too, can ROAR for Kids with Kennedy Krieger! Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Kids, a 5K road run and low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. The event will be jungle-themed and take place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. Families, friends and supporters will run, walk and “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research and programs that help kids at the Institute. Since its inception in 2005, the event has raised nearly $3 million dollars for Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The fun-filled morning features a 5K run, low-mileage fun walk, and a family festival among the lush surroundings at Oregon Ridge Park. After stampeding, walking or cheering on the participants, attendees, who are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animal, will enjoy the Jungle Festival, a family event, featuring music and outdoor activities for kids of all ages, including a coloring station, bean-bag toss, oversized croquet, parachute games and the always-popular Mascot Challenge! Awards will also be given to top finishers in age categories as well as the most spirited costumes.

Participants and teams may go online to register and build personal fundraising pages—all in support of the Kennedy Krieger program of their choice, or support the Institute as a whole by selecting “General Institute Support.” Feeling more like a sloth than a cheetah but still want to support the kids at Kennedy Krieger? Interested participants can opt to Snore for ROAR and support the cause online while sleeping in!

For more information about ROAR for Kids, or to register, visit ROARforKids.KennedyKrieger.org or call 443-923-7300.

Buckwild Truck & Tractor Pull @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

April 26 & 27, 2019.  Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair & Carroll County Agriculture Center will be hosting their 5th annual Buckwild Truck Tractor Pull.  Fri. 4pm-11pm; Sat. Show 9am; Racing 1:30pm; Pulling 5:30pm.
 

Union Bridge Fire Company Auxiliary Pot Pie Dinner @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Check website for details and ticket information!
 

Caboose Storytime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm

For ages birth – 8. Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 4/13.

Apr
28
Sun
Crafts from the Past @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 6 – 12. Corn husk dolls, toy boats, pinwheels… What toys might children in the 1800s have made and played with? Take a trip into the past as we try out some of the crafts from the Living History Camp at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 4/14.

Music in the Library: 80s Acoustic Session @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

For all ages. Join local guitarist, Sam Vilcek, for an afternoon of 80s hits as he plays on his acoustic guitar.

College Choir Concert: “Of Wisdom and Folly” @ Baker Memorial Chapel
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

The McDaniel College Choir, led by Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, presents “Of Wisdom and Folly.” According to Boudreaux, “this musical journey will take the audience around the world and from the most ancient times to the present days–exploring human natures–from fables to foibles.” Audience participation is encouraged on several pieces.
David Kreider, director of keyboard studies at McDaniel College and founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill, serves as accompanist. The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, also perform on several selections.

Apr
29
Mon
Shake, Rattle, and Read @ Shake, Rattle, and Read
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am

For ages 2 – 5. Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Apr
30
Tue
Cars, Trucks, and Vans: How to Use All-Data Pro @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Do you like to make home repairs on your vehicles but get occasionally stumped? Join Sara S. as she discusses how to use CCPL’s online resource, All-Data Pro, to find online manuals for vehicle repairs. All-Data Pro isn’t just good for the home mechanic, either. You can also learn how your vehicle works and what potential problems may be lurking just around the corner for your personal vehicles.

May
1
Wed
“Senior Capstone Exhibition 2” at McDaniel College @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – May 17 @ 7:30 pm

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

May
2
Thu
Preschool Science: I Spy Nature @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 2 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 5. We will read a story and take a nature walk to practice our scientific skills of observation. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 4/18.

Student African Drum Ensemble and Making Rock Showcase @ Decker Center Forum
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel College’s Student African Drum Ensemble, under the direction of music faculty member Pape Demba “Paco” Samb, a Senegalese griot, and students in the “Making Rock” class, under the direction of music faculty member Roxanne Wehking, perform.

May
3
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
May 3 @ 5:30 pm

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

Debbie Wojciechowski, Evidential Medium @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 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. Even if not all participants receive a message, they will gain an understanding of spiritual communications and the connections that are possible, and how to understand and notice signs from their loved ones. Tickets: $35.

May
4
Sat
Country Breakfast Buffet @ Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
May 4 @ 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.

Disaster Response Auction @ Carroll County Agricultural Center
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Three auctions: 9am outside (tools, lawn and garden, household; 9:30am special items (antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, theme baskets); 12pm quilts and comforters.  Plants, baked goods and food (breakfast 7am-9:30am and lunch 10:30am-1pm), handcrafts and gifts, books and white elephant table.

Baby Prom @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 4 @ 9:30 am

For ages birth – 24 months. It’s prom season! Don’t let the big kids have all the fun, though. Wear something fancy and bring your little one to the library for some songs, movement, and photos in front of an elegant backdrop! Black-tie onesies are optional.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue @ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue is dedicated to preserving and performing the greatest music ever made – the music of the 1950’s Doo Wop era. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh new energy. Their incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more! In the tradition of legendary Doo Wop revivalists Sha Na Na, every Corvettes show is more than a concert – it’s an all out a Doo Wop Celebration! Tickets: $28

May
5
Sun
Sykesville Art and Wine Festival @ Sykesville Main Street
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This year, the Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC) is not only showcasing some of the best Maryland wineries, the DSC is also bringing to downtown Sykesville over 50 vineyards from the Sonoma Valley, Argentina, France and Italy. Whites, reds and rosés, sangrias, wines, cavas and other specialty wines will be available for unlimited sampling with your collectible Sykesville glass.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at www.DowntownSykesville.com/Store

for $35 while supplies last.

Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

The 2019 wine sampling is as exciting and diverse as our live entertainment, local artists, and food trucks display! Three different music venues, street performers and tons of local artists will await you in downtown Sykesville. The event also showcases the local business community, embodying an atmosphere of old-fashioned, historic, small town charm.

Masterworks Chorale – Songs of Peace and Rejoicing @ "Big" Baker Chapel, McDaniel College
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Masterworks Chorale presents “Songs of Peace and Rejoicing” on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. in McDaniel College’s (Big) Baker Chapel. The concert features works from Praetorius, Brahms, Thomson, and others. Tickets and information are available at MCCC, Ticketleap, or the Carroll Arts Center.

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

MCCC is funded in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Carroll County Arts Council.

Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County: Songs of Peace & Rejoicing @ Baker Memorial Chapel
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, leads the Masterworks Chorale, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist. The concert features works by Michael Praetorius and others.

For the Young at Heart Handbell Concert @ Carroll Community College
May 5 @ 4:00 pm

Handbell Concert sponsored by Westminster Ringers, Inc.

Celebration of the Liberal Arts: Phi Beta Kappa Student Research Symposium and Presentation of the Phi Beta Kappa Lifelong Learner Award @ Wahrhaftig Room, hoover Library
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

The Phi Beta Kappa Lifelong Learner Award is given to a member of the greater Westminster, Md., community and students from a variety of disciplines present their research at this event. Call 410- 857-2530 for more information.

“Singing on Stage” at McDaniel College @ WMC Alumni Hall
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Music and theatre arts students at McDaniel from the “Singing on Stage” class taught by Kyle Engler, senior lecturer in music, perform selections from renowned operas and Broadway musicals.

May
6
Mon
An Evening of Madrigals at McDaniel College @ Baker Chapel
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

This annual concert features The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel. The Madrigal Singers perform unaccompanied vocal music, primarily Renaissance pieces, but also world music and vocal jazz. Audience participation is encouraged on several pieces.

May
7
Tue
Caboose Storytime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 7 @ 2:00 pm

For ages birth – 8. Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend. Only kids need to register. Registration begins 4/23.

Book Folding: Fairytale Flowers @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm

For adults. Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Join us as we make a book folding project complete with fairytale flowers! All attendees need to register. Registration begins 4/23.

May
9
Thu
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 9 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. You can save up to three lives with your blood donation. Visit redcross.org or the Mount Airy Service Desk to sign-up now.

Jazz Night at McDaniel College @ WMC Alumni Hall
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by music lecturer Tim Jenkins, the concert features diverse styles of jazz, including classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues.

McDaniel Cinema Showcase @ Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

This annual event showcases student-produced fiction and documentary films as the culminating project for each cinema student’s senior capstone.

May
10
Fri
LEGO® Creations @ Mount Airy Branch Library
May 10 @ 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!

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
May 10 @ 5:30 pm

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

College Band Concert at McDaniel College @ WMC Alumni Hall
May 10 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band performs musical selections chosen by members of the band. The McDaniel College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

May
11
Sat
Shiloh Pottery Mothers’ Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale @ Shiloh Pottery, Inc.
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 11 & 12, 2019.  Hand-made functional stoneware pottery. Raku and wheel-throwing demonstrations. Other artists. Bring your mother and spend a fun day at the farm. Refreshments and recipes; farm animals.

Gospel Choir Concert at McDaniel College @ WMC Alumni Hall
May 11 @ 2:00 pm

Under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor, McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals.

Introduction to Orthodox Christianity @ Saint James Orthodox Church
May 11 @ 3:00 pm

Come join us for an hour presentation on what the Orthodox Church is, what it believes and how it practices this belief. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.

May
12
Sun
Union Bridge Fire Company Breakfast @ Union Bridge Fire Company
May 12 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Shiloh Pottery Mothers’ Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale @ Shiloh Pottery, Inc.
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 11 & 12, 2019.  Hand-made functional stoneware pottery. Raku and wheel-throwing demonstrations. Other artists. Bring your mother and spend a fun day at the farm. Refreshments and recipes; farm animals.