April 1-April 10
16th Annual PEEPShow
Don’t miss this decadent display of marshmallow masterpieces. Hundreds of wacky marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, businesses, and community groups will be on display at the TownMall of Westminster. Admission is free. Don’t forget that while at the PEEPShow you can purchase vote chips to vote for your favorite Peeps creation or vote online during the event. All proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Arts Council.
Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday from noon-5:30 p.m. (including Easter Sunday). TownMall of Westminster, 400 N. Center St., Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org
April 5 & 19
Catknits at the Humane Society
Join us for a very fun afternoon making mats/toys for our cats in the Community Cat Room every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All skill levels accepted. Can just come and join the conversation. Bring knitting needles or crochet hooks for intro to knitting or crocheting. Goal is to provide socialization to our cats so they are more adoptable. Items made go with the cat through adoption.
First & Third Wednesday Each Month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. Information: HSCarroll.org
Grow It Eat It Classes, presented by Carroll County Master Gardeners
Learn to grow your own vegetables from Getting Started to Growing your own Small Fruits, Herbs and Perennials. $7 a series that runs on Thursdays in April.
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Carroll County Extension, 700 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
2023 Panfish Tournament
Pre-registration is $10 per angler until Friday, April 7 at 4 p.m.; $15 per angler on day of tournament. Vehicle entrance fees waived; $10 boat launch fee applies. To reserve a rental boat, call the office at 410-795-5165. Prize: $100 gift card for the biggest fish in each category, plus Biggest Overall Fish gets a trophy.
7 a.m.-noon Piney Run Park and Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.
Rev TMac (BrewHaHa Comedy)
Rev TMac has been entertaining folks with his energetic and crowd engaging styles for years. His stories of being a daycare teacher and family man, comments on societal issues, and fun takes at whatever pops in his head will have you laughing and enjoying the journey. Rev TMac adds a comedic message to every performance. He was a 2004 finalist in the Sunfest Fashion Rock Competition, where he won a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that he never rode. He’s performed in front of adults, families, and church audiences, all left wanting more. BrewHaHa Comedy is for ages 21 and over only. Enjoy a pre-show happy hour from Pipe the Side Brewing Company starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets $10-$15.
8 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Information: CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org
Mid Atlantic Alpaca Association – Alpaca Jubilee Show
Check out one of the largest alpaca shows in the country. The weekend hosts 2 Halter Shows, a Fleece Show and a Walking Fleece Show. Come to see these animals at their best and shop for alpaca products. There are also youth performance classes in showmanship, obstacles, and costume. Hundreds of alpacas will delight all ages. Food will be available.
Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Learn More at: CarrollCountyAgCenter.com
April 15 and 16
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
We will tell the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return — before time runs out. Tickets $15.
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Coppermine Panther Plex (former NCHS), 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead. More information at: GoCoppermine.com
Box Lunch Talk – Sykesville Stories
Jack McBride White shares the dramatic story of two German Jews who escaped Nazi Germany, came to the U.S., and joined the staff of Springfield Hospital in Sykesville. Dr. Leo Kanner, a pioneer in the study of autism, and Dr. Kurt Glazer were among many refugees from war-torn Germany who ended up on the staff of Springfield. $3 for HSCC members; $7 for non-members.
Noon-1 p.m. Carroll County Farm Museum, race Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll St., Westminster. Learn more at: HSccmd.org.
Carroll Home & Garden Expo
Enjoy this home show featuring more than 70 sponsors and vendors. The event offers a food court and every possible business relating to your home and garden. There will also be a hot tub sale. Free to attend.
Saturday, April 22: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 23: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Dr., Westminster. Information: CarrollCountyAgCenter.com
Westminster Wine Stroll
Enjoy a tasting of local wines at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a wine mart with samples, wine-related vendors, and great food. Live entertainment featuring Kanye Twitty. Tickets range from $15 to $225 for a VIP Experience Table. Two tokens will be included with all tickets for redemption of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. All other beverages and food must be purchased separately.
Noon-4 p.m. Historic Downtown Westminster, 15 E. Main St. Learn more at: WestminsterMD.gov
Chaz Aguado Guitar Workshop & Live Music
Workshop at 11 a.m., live music at 3 p.m. Classical guitar compositions by innovative 19th and 20th century composers Johann Kaspar Mertz, Dilermando Reis, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Joaquín Turina and Roland Dyens. Admission is free.
Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road. Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCC.edu
McDaniel College Choir Concert
The McDaniel College Choir, under the direction of senior lecturer of music Kyle Engler, performs with Peggy Brengle serving as accompanist. The program features music from diverse locales and historical eras.
7 p.m. Baker Memorial Chapel, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Learn more at: McDaniel.edu
April 27-29 & 30
Young Frankenstein – The Mel Brooks Musical
Comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant musical comedy. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
$15 for Adults ($10 for seniors and CCC faculty/staff/students/alumni).
April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. & April 30 at 2 p.m. Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road. Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCC.edu
Buckwild Truck & Tractor Classic
On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. for the Tractor Pull, Semi’s, Dump Trucks & Pickups Truck Show, Sled Pull, & Dirt Drags Tractor Pull. On Saturday, gates open at 9 a.m. for the Truck Show. All proceeds benefit the Carroll County Ag Center and Carroll County Fair.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Carroll County Agriculture Center 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCountyFair.com
Family Fun Fest a Carroll Community College
Join us for this fun-filled, free-admission event great for the family. Featuring outdoor activities, Penguin Random House children’s books, concessions and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. . Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road. Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCC.edu.
Sykesville Art and Wine Festival
Enjoy the annual journey around the world of wines at the Sykesville Art & Wine Festival. Enjoy an exciting and diverse wine sampling alongside live entertainment, local artists, and food in our vibrant local business community, embodying an atmosphere of old-fashioned, historic, small-town charm. Experience the best Maryland wineries and vineyards from the Sonoma Valley, Argentina, France, and Italy. Whites, reds, rosés, cavas, and other specialty wines will be available for unlimited sampling with your collectible Sykesville glass (provided).
Noon-4 p.m. Sykesville Main St. (7547 Main St.). For additional details and ticket sales, visit: DowntownSykesville.com
Annual Fishing Derby
Registration opens at 8 a.m. with fishing from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Every contestant receives a hot dog and drink at the end of the derby. Age groups from 5 and under up to 15. Bring your fishing pole, bait, a bucket and a chair if you like. The event is free to attend.
8 a.m.-noon. Roberts Mill Park Pond, Taneytown. For more information call: 410-751-1100.
Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival
The Flower and Jazz Festival is an annual event held in Downtown Westminster the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Main Street will be filled with vendors, delectable food and flowers and herbs. It is a great event for all the family.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic Downtown Westminster, 15 E. Main St. Learn more at: WestminsterMD.gov.
Mt. Airy Spring Faire
Hosted by Mount Airy Main Street Association at the MAVFC Carnival Grounds, enjoy live music, entertainment, local artisans, plant sales, presentations, a cornhole tournament, raffles and more.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Airy VFC Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt Airy. Learn more at: MountAiryMainStreet.org.
Box Lunch Talk – Historic Trees of Carroll County
Steve Allgeier, Chair of the Westminster Tree Commission, highlights the most historic trees in Carroll County, and discusses how best to help trees survive and thrive, given the challenges of global warming. $3 for HSCC members; $7 for nonmembers.
Noon-1 p.m. Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll Street, Westminster. Learn more at: HSccmd.org.
Carroll County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market
Featured will be perennials, especially native plants; annuals; vegetables; herbs and some woody plants. Most plants for sale are grown by Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice. The garden flea market will offer gently used garden related items. Prices are reasonable and there will be many varieties of plants. Please bring your own box. Cash or check only. Wagons and help transporting to your car will be provided.
8 a.m.-Noon. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCountyAgCenter.com.
May 20 & 21
Don’t miss this celebration that includes demonstrations, contests and auctions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Carroll County Farm Museum 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Learn more at: bgcmonline.org.
May 20 & 21
Ballet & Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet Embody, Maryland’s professional contemporary ballet company, announces the premiere of their newest take on the Shakespearan classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
May 20 at 7 p.m.; May 21 at 2 p.m. The Scott Theater at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Drive, Westminster. Learn more at: BalletEmbody.com.
Sprout Film Festival
Together with the Carroll County Arts Council, The Arc is thrilled to present a new event sharing inspiring films from filmmakers that break stereotypes and promote change. There will be a catered opening reception with films to follow. All proceeds benefit The Arc Carroll County in the mission to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their individual pursuit of a fulfilling life. Achieve with us.
4 p.m. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Learn more at: CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org.