A musical version of the popular children’s book, “Harry the Dirty Dog,” will be staged by Arts Power on Saturday, October 13 at 11 a.m. at the Carroll Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for CCAC members, students under 18 and seniors 60 and over. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance with a credit card, call 410/848-7272 or visit

The United States Air Force Band, “Rhythm in Blue,” will play a free concert at the Carroll County Arts Center on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. The 13-piece ensemble is under the leadership of USAF Master Sergeant John Cisar. Advance tickets may be reserved on-line at, by visiting the box office or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Arts Center.

World class clarinetist Julian Bliss makes a guest appearance at Coffey Music. 31 E Main St., Westminster, on October 13 at 1 p.m. Bliss has performed with the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the Orchestre National de France and the Seattle Symphony, among many other orchestras.

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” makes its annual appearance at the Carroll Arts Center on Friday, October 27 at 10 p.m. The campy horror film features a young Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Tim Curry. Part of the fun: Prizes for the best costumes, free goody bags for the first 75 ticket purchasers and special surprises provided by sponsor Double Diamond Construction. Tickets are $20 and $15 for CCAC members.

The Three Jolly Coachmen, a Kingston Trio tribute band,will perform live at the Carroll Arts Center on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Greg Davy, Peter Budnikas and Gary Allen make up the trio, with bass support played by Pete Vining. Davy is a 1973 graduate of Westminster High School. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for CCAC members, students under 18 and seniors 60 and older.

Carroll Arts Center to Screen Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) will screen the 2011 Oscar-nominated shorts on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center. The animated selections include “Dimanche/Sunday,” “A Morning Stroll,” “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” and “La Luna.” Additional titles that were not nominated, include “Skylight,” “The Hybrid Union,” “Nullarbor,” and “Amazonia.” Live action selections include “Pentecost,” Raju,” “The Shore,” “Time Freak,” and “Tuba Atlantic.”
The screening is sponsored by Ben Rogers of Edward Jones Investments. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for CCAC members, students and seniors.

The Carroll County Arts Council’s
First Annual Theatre Showcase plays the Arts Center on October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
On the program: Short scenes, monologues and musical numbers performed by each of the county’s theatre groups including The Carroll Players, McDaniel Theatre, September Song, Shakespeare Factor and TACTICC. Tickets for the showcase are $10 for adults or $8 for CCAC members, students 18 and under and seniors 60 and over.