A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, October 25 • 3 p.m.  Shakespeare’s most mischievous comedy throws unrequited lovers, warring fairies, and amateur thespians into a mysterious forest and sets the trickster Puck loose on them all!  This promises to be a fantastic production by our Nation’s longest running professional touring theatre company! Tickets: $15 Adults / $13 CCAC Members, Seniors 60+, and Students Under 18; Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster

Downtown Westminster Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 24  Activities will include a decorated scarecrow contest, downtown trick-or-treat, the Spooky Sprint and a Halloween parade. Trick-or-treat from 5 to 7 p.m., run/walk the Spooky Sprint at 6:55 p.m. (registration required) and watch the Halloween parade at 7 p.m. Other related activities will be taking place in downtown Westminster all day.  Downtown Westminster. Visit

A Culinary Experience

October 12 • 6 – 9 p.m. The 16th Annual “A Culinary Experience” to benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County (RCIS) is an entertainment-filled evening, complete with delicious offerings from hand-selected local restaurants, live and silent auctions, live music and raffles.  Tickets: $65 each, or $600 for a table of 10. Martin’s Westminster, 505 Jermor Lane, Westminster. For more information:

The Shepherd’s Staff Call For Coats Program

Through November 13 The Shepherd’s Staff is sponsoring its annual Call for Coats Program. The organization expects to receive and distribute more than 4,000 coats which will help to keep families and individuals warm during the coming cold months. They are accepting new and gently used donations of infant to adult outerwear as well as hats, gloves, scarves.  The Shepherd’s Staff, 30 Carroll St., Westminster. Visit for more information.