Teelin Irish Dance Company Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

The Carroll County Arts Council is thrilled to welcome back the acclaimed Teelin Irish Dance Company for two live performances. The Teelin Irish Dance Company, directed by Maureen Gately, fuses traditional and contemporary Irish dance and music in an exciting new way. These performances are sponsored by Manchester Family Medicine. Tickets: $13 for Adults and $11 for CCAC Members, 18 & Under, and Seniors 60+. Carroll Arts Center. 410-848-7272 or

“The Chieftains” at Strathmore Hall Wednesday, March 4

The Carroll County Arts Council will host a bus trip to Strathmore Hall in Rockville. The mists and myths of Ireland in the music of this legendary group have made unofficial Irishmen of fans the world around. Tickets for the trip are $85 ($80 for CCAC members) and include excellent promenade seats, motor coach transportation, light snack on the return trip and driver gratuity. The bus will depart at 6 p.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 410-848-7272 and paying with a credit card. The registration form can also be downloaded from and mailed in with a check.

Barleyjuice on Tap Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

Currently one of the most adored Celtic rock bands in the USA, the five kilted Yanks known as Barleyjuice blend a mix of traditional Irish music with their own brand of Celtic rock. Barleyjuice is a rowdy bunch of hooligans who were born out of rock ’n’ roll, reared on British Invasion, country and western, and progressive rock, and landed somewhere in the North Channel with a penchant for all things Celtic. Kyf Brewer, Keith “Swanny” Swanson, Eric Worthington, Alice O’Quirke and John Tracey thoroughly entertain their audiences in what they describe as “their playground of musical misbehavior” filled with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, whistle, piano, harmonica, bass and drums. The performance is sponsored by Westminster dentist Dr. Patrick Gallagher. Wine, beer and snacks will be available for sale at both concerts. Tickets: $28 for adults ($25 for CCAC members, 18 and under, and seniors 60-plus). Carroll Arts Center. 410-848-7272 or

A Life In Focus: selected photoworks by Phil Grout

Sunday, Feb. 15 – Friday, March 20 Reception: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2-4 p.m. Gallery in the Scott Center, Carroll Community College, Westminster.

Blast from the Past 3rd saturday each month, 10 a.m.

The Historical Society of Carroll County is offering the next best experience to time traveling. Children discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800’s. They’ll experience living on farms, learning in a one room school house, finding food, traveling on trains, delivering rural free mail, playing school yard games and much more. The program focuses on a different topic each month and features creative activities, songs, and crafts. Classes are $6 each; youths who register for all six classes receive a discounted rate of $5 per class and a free gift at each class. Pre-registration is required. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center, 216 East Main St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-6494.
Annual FLICC Series Carroll Arts Center, Westminster
$ Times: 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All films have English subtitles.
Friday, Feb. 6 Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan – 2008 film that recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, who was a slave, before going on to conquer half the world, including Russia, in 1206. Russia. Rated R, 126 min. Friday, Feb. 13 Instructions Not Included – 2013 film about a man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter that was left on his doorstep six years before now finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. Mexico. Rated PG13, 122 mins. Friday, Feb. 20 Wadida – This 2012 film is the story of an enterprising Saudi Arabian girl who signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that she has her eye on. Saudi Arabia. Rated PG, 98 mins. Friday, Feb. 27 The Band’s Visit – 2007 film is about a band, comprised of members of the Egyptian police force, that goes to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. Israel. Rated PG13, 87 mins. Sunday, March 8 Oscar Nominated Shorts – 2 p.m. See what all the Oscar buzz is about – live action and animated shorts that were nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards. Friday, March 13 The Grand Budapest Hotel – This 2014 film follows the adventures of a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. British-German. Rated R, 100 mins.