events

Calendar of Events

Feb
10
Wed
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
14
Sun
2016
Stop, Swap and Save
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss the 19th Annual Stop, Swap and Save, the mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer expo series. If you’ve never made it to the Swap before, don’t miss out in 2016!
The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry representatives, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!
Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it’s all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you’re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone!

Feb
15
Mon
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
16
Tue
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
19
Fri
2016
Opening Artist’s Reception: “Wearables,” An Interactive Installation by Emily Biondo
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 28 – February 19.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.

McDaniel alumna Emily Biondo is an interactive installation artist working and residing in Washington, DC. Among a variety of media, she commonly uses light, audio, and non-traditional textiles to create environments that encourage interpersonal and situational interaction. She is interested in communication and the awkward interstices of language, presence, and human relationships.

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Winter Indoor Flea Market
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Due to the recent snow storm, the Winter Indoor Flea Market has been postponed to February 20th. 200+ flea market, direct consultants, and craft vendors. Food available all day.

Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
21
Sun
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
22
Mon
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
23
Tue
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
24
Wed
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
25
Thu
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
26
Fri
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Feb
27
Sat
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Top 30 Bullriding Finals!
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 27th & March 5th, 2016.  “Top 30 Bullriding Finals” presented by the International Bull Riders. Watch as the top 30 bullriders battle for final standings. Located indoors, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, MD. Doors open at 5pm, and the show starts at 7pm. Bring your children out for the Little Wranglers’ Rodeo prior to the start of the show. Food, drink and bleacher seating available!  Check out the IBR on Facebook for more information!

5th Annual Westminster’s Got Talent
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

You will not want to miss this LIVE talent show. These contestants are not professionals, but they are so good they could be!

The Carroll County Arts Council and the City of Westminster are hosting the 5th annual Westminster’s Got Talent competition! Prizes will be given out in three categories (Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, and Dance) for each age group and one overall grand prize.

Feb
28
Sun
2016
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wine country is right outside your back door.  Explore it with the Maryland Wine Passport Experience!

This is your all-access pass through the wine trails of Maryland. Take a weekend (or two) to indulge in delicious, locally produced wine, grab a bite from some neighborhood hot-spots, and explore local attractions. You will get a tasting & “behind the scenes” experience at all of the participating wineries across the state. Don’t miss the chance to explore your wine country!  Carroll County Wineries that are participating include Old Westminster Winery, Westminster; Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Westminster; and Cygnus Wine Cellars, Manchester.

Free Gospel Sing
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Gospel Sing will feature 7-8 local and regional choirs delivering 90 minutes of inspired, hand-clapping hymns and traditional songs.

Mar
4
Fri
2016
Annual Penguin Random House Book Fair – Senior Day
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

March 4 & 5, 2016.  The Penguin Random House Book Fair was created in 1997 through a partnership of the Carroll Community College Foundation and Random House, Inc. (now Penguin Random House) as a fundraising event that strives to raise awareness of the importance of reading, literacy, and learning. In its nineteenth year, the Penguin Random House Book Fair is a signature event for the college which attracts over 4,000 people each year. All proceeds from the event directly support student scholarships at Carroll Community College. The event has raised over $500,000 since its inception.

Activities include: New book sales discounted 20%; Author book talks and signings; silent auction; Student Writing Contest winners announced; Children’s Story Time; free children’s books (while supplies last); kid’s activity areas, Family Movie Night; and much more! Special kick-off events will be held on the afternoon of Friday, March 4, 2016 1pm-4:30pm (Seniors).  Saturday, March 5, 2016 9am-4pm.

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Annual Penguin Random House Book Fair
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

March 4 & 5, 2016.  The Penguin Random House Book Fair was created in 1997 through a partnership of the Carroll Community College Foundation and Random House, Inc. (now Penguin Random House) as a fundraising event that strives to raise awareness of the importance of reading, literacy, and learning. In its nineteenth year, the Penguin Random House Book Fair is a signature event for the college which attracts over 4,000 people each year. All proceeds from the event directly support student scholarships at Carroll Community College. The event has raised over $500,000 since its inception.

Activities include: New book sales discounted 20%; Author book talks and signings; silent auction; Student Writing Contest winners announced; Children’s Story Time; free children’s books (while supplies last); kid’s activity areas, Family Movie Night; and much more! Special kick-off events will be held on the afternoon of Friday, March 4, 2016 1pm-4:30pm.  Saturday, March 5, 2016 9am-4pm.

Country Breakfast Buffet
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to December. (There is no breakfast in January.) 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.

Top 30 Bullriding Finals!
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 27th & March 5th, 2016.  “Top 30 Bullriding Finals” presented by the International Bull Riders. Watch as the top 30 bullriders battle for final standings. Located indoors, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, MD. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. Bring your children out for the Little Wranglers’ Rodeo prior to the start of the show. Food, drink and bleacher seating available! Check out the IBR on Facebook for more information!

Mar
6
Sun
2016
Two Guys and Two Pianos
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Donald Horneff and David Kreider return by popular demand with more brilliant piano duos after many previously performances for Chamber Music on the Hill.

Mar
12
Sat
2016
Celtic Canter – A Downtown Celebration
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Irish Celebration Bagpipes at the start line create a Celtic atmosphere; a course through the heart of Westminster takes runners and walkers on an historic journey through downtown and beyond. Hosted by Patrick R. Gallagher III, DDS, PA, The City of Westminster and O’Lordans Irish Pub and Restaurant. Proceeds benefit Carroll County Children’s Fund Inc, Access Carroll, Inc & Target Community and Educational Services, Inc. To register for the race please go to the website.

Annual Heritage Tea
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Heritage Tea! This year’s theme will be stories of New Windsor’s parties and hostesses from years past. Enjoy a delicious tea featuring tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, sweet treats, scones with Devonshire cream, and teas. There will also be door prizes and raffles! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Mar
19
Sat
2016
Liberty High School Spring Craft Fair
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The craft fair showcases a wide variety of arts and crafts. Lunch concession will be available in the cafeteria. The craft fair is a fundraiser of the Liberty High School Instrumental Boosters which supports the music program such as purchasing and maintaining instruments, hiring guest conductors and providing scholarships.

Westminster Easter Egg Hunts
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am

Easter Egg Hunts at 10:30am for ages 1-4; 11:30am for ages 5-8.

Mar
25
Fri
2016
AACA Sugarloaf Mountain Region 46th Annual Swap Meet
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. Most vendors will educate you on your restoration and give valuable information on where to find original parts and supplies to complete your project. As the end of winter approaches and the start of auto racing, restoration, cruising and modifications to the existing car, truck or motorcycle gets underway, this show brings all levels of automotive enthusiasts, hobbyists and beginners to the Carroll County Agriculture Center.  For additional information call 410-848-6702 or email info@carrollcountyagcenter.com.