Calendar of Events

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Big Basket Give Away”
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Big Basket Give a Way Drawing worth over $200. Fifty vendors with all local produce, organic meats, eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, plants, fresh cut flowers.  Master Gardeners. Breakfast and lunch are served.

Hampstead Farmers’ Market
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

June 3 – September 30, 2017 (except August 12 & 19 – different location).  An award-winning, producer-only farmers’ market offering locally grown, produced, baked or crafted items such as produce, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, artisan soaps, jewelry, glassware, wine, baked goods and more. Handicap parking available.

Visions of the Circus
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Back2School Bash
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tots2Tweens is proud to offer another fantastic FREE event for Carroll County-area families. This year’s Back2School Bash will be at Town Mall on August 26, 2017. Come on out to the mall to have fun and get a free drawstring backpack, plus goodies from our vendors to the first 500 to arrive! We will also have a bag for parents. Supplies are limited.

Once again, this year…. we’re handing out free drawstring backpacks to 500 children plus our vendors will be handing out FREE school supplies!

They will also receive a list of special vendors to visit (their “school supply list”). Families will go to each vendor’s booth on the list to receive a school supply item. All vendors will have something fun or interactive for the families in attendance.

Be sure to say “Going” on the Facebook event to keep up with all the details!

Vendors & Sponsors being accepted now! Call our team 866.957.8687 or email info@tots2tweens.com

Oakland’s 12th Cash “N” Carry Annual Auction
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and join us for gift certificates, gift baskets, food, desserts and miscellaneous items for sale.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
29
Tue
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
30
Wed
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Aug
31
Thu
2017
Visions of the Circus
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Country Breakfast Buffet
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Harvest Weekend”
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last date of the Summer Market Season. 50 vendors with fall crafts, home baked goods, local produce, eggs, organic meats, cut flowers, mums and more. Breakfast and lunch served.

Labor Day Indoor Flea Market
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Check out over 200+ spaces of crafts, antiques, flea market stuff, and much more. This is a rain or shine event as it is inside the Shipley Arena. Food served all day.

Hampstead Farmers’ Market
Sep 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

June 3 – September 30, 2017 (except August 12 & 19 – different location).  An award-winning, producer-only farmers’ market offering locally grown, produced, baked or crafted items such as produce, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, artisan soaps, jewelry, glassware, wine, baked goods and more. Handicap parking available.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
3
Sun
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
4
Mon
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
5
Tue
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

“2 Automnes, 3 Hivers” (“2 Autumns, 3 Winters”)
Sep 5 @ 4:30 pm

A comedy about Arman, who is 33 years old and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. While there, he literally bumps into Amélie, and becomes dead-set on making a connection with her. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Arman’s best friend Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. (2013, 91 minutes, not rated) Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
7
Thu
2017
Steam Show Days
Sep 7 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines and antique cars on display.  Huge flea market.  Food for sale.  Museum open.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

“A peine j’ouvre les yeux” (“As I Open My Eyes”)
Sep 7 @ 4:30 pm

Directed by Leyla Bouzid, this music-filled, French-Tunisian feature is set in Tunis during the summer of 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring revolution. The film depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. (2016, 102 minutes, not rated) Post-screening discussion led by Mohamed Esa, professor of world languages, literatures and culture. Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Steam Show Days
Sep 8 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines and antique cars on display.  Huge flea market.  Food for sale.  Museum open.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Steam Show Days
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines and antique cars on display.  Huge flea market.  Food for sale.  Museum open.

Hampstead Farmers’ Market
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

June 3 – September 30, 2017 (except August 12 & 19 – different location).  An award-winning, producer-only farmers’ market offering locally grown, produced, baked or crafted items such as produce, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, artisan soaps, jewelry, glassware, wine, baked goods and more. Handicap parking available.

Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What’s in your attic? Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day is a community service that provides affordable valuations for the owners of prized antiques and collectibles. This year, the Historical Society of Carroll County is expanding the program’s focus to include “collectibles”, items such as sports memorabilia, advertising epherma, and comic books. Experienced appraisers of antiques will inform you about the history of your items and tell you how much they may be worth!

The Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day is celebrating its 17th year. Community support impacts the success of the Historical Society in many ways including preserving our three historic buildings, the caring for our county’s historical artifacts and documents, collections, using our own expertise to help citizens research their genealogy, property and local history, and producing events that connect people with Carroll County’s heritage.

For more information, please contact HSCC’s Executive Director, Gainor Davis 410-848-6496, ext. 202 or visit our website www.hsccmd.org. Fee for appraisals–$20 for one item, $30 for two items and $35 for 3 items.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Steam Show Days
Sep 10 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines and antique cars on display.  Huge flea market.  Food for sale.  Museum open.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Winfield Ladies Aux. Dance
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This dance is being held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  An evening of fun and dancing!  Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor.  A DJ will provide music and take requests.  BYOB. Hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux.

A special dance in February for Valentine’s Day.  This dance will be held on SATURDAY, February 11th from 7pm-11pm.  Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, drinks, raffles, door prizes.  A DJ will play a variety of music.  The cost is $40 a couple or $20 for singles.  Set ups provided.  BYOB.

 

 

 

 

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

“Ma Vie De Courgette” (“My Life as a Zucchini”)
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm

This Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated animated feature film is about Zucchini, who, after his mother’s sudden death, is befriended by a police officer named Raymond. Raymond accompanies Zucchini to a new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. With the help of Raymond and his new friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. (2016, 66 minutes, PG-13) Post-screening discussion led by psychology professor Holly Chalk. Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Bart O’Reilly: Visiting Artist Lectures
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by McDaniel’s Art Club Ars Nova, McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by multidisciplinary artist Bart O’Reilly. A native of Dublin, Ireland, O’Reilly is an artist and instructor currently based in Baltimore. His work addresses questions related to places and their objects. He also works to help fellow artists who are under-represented.

He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. He has exhibited in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland. He teaches drawing and two-dimensional design at Anne Arundel Community College and Harford Community College, and has taught in MICA’s Summer Pre-College program. www.artsicle.com/Bart-O-Reilly

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Taneytown Heritage & Museum Association Golf Tournament
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am

One More Round for George Golf Tournament. Tee-off 8 am. Tournament plans include raffles, special games on several of the holes, lots of prizes, goody bag and buffet lunch. All proceeds benefit the Taneytown History Museum.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Hampstead Farmers’ Market
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

June 3 – September 30, 2017 (except August 12 & 19 – different location).  An award-winning, producer-only farmers’ market offering locally grown, produced, baked or crafted items such as produce, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, artisan soaps, jewelry, glassware, wine, baked goods and more. Handicap parking available.

The Maryland Wine Festival
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

September 16 & 17, 2017.  Fine wine, great music, fabulous food and unique crafts – The Maryland Wine Festival offers all of this and so much more. Over 30 Maryland wineries are gathered here so that you may savor your favorite vintages, expand your palate and add new Maryland wines to your repertoire. This year we’ve added some great new activities and expanded our food offerings and even added more one-of-a-kind crafts. So lay out your blanket or set up your chairs and join us for a weekend of music, food, fun and most of all: Maryland wine.

For ticketing information and additional details please visit: http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Cash Bingo Banquet
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

February 18, April 22, September 16, & November 18, 2017.  Doors open at 4pm, dinner at 5pm, and bingo starts at 6:30pm.  Over $2,500 in cash prizes included!  Early Birds at 6:00pm.  Meal included fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, coleslaw, rolls, cake, pie, cookies, and iced tea.  Call by September 11th.  A few seats available at the door.
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Bring a nonexpired canned food item to be entered into a raffle. One ticket per item donated. To support the local food bank.

LHS Cheer Annual Bag Bingo Fundraiser
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm

Come out and support the Liberty High School Cheer Team by playing bingo and winning a bag., i.e., Michael Kors, Coach, or Vera Bradley.  All proceeds will benefit the Cheer Team.  Games begin at 7:00pm.  Ticket price includes a 20 game packet.  Al bags are filled! Lots of specials, raffles and door prizes too!

 

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

The Maryland Wine Festival
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

September 16 & 17, 2017.  Fine wine, great music, fabulous food and unique crafts – The Maryland Wine Festival offers all of this and so much more. Over 30 Maryland wineries are gathered here so that you may savor your favorite vintages, expand your palate and add new Maryland wines to your repertoire. This year we’ve added some great new activities and expanded our food offerings and even added more one-of-a-kind crafts. So lay out your blanket or set up your chairs and join us for a weekend of music, food, fun and most of all: Maryland wine.

For ticketing information and additional details please visit: http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/.

Sep
18
Mon
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

“Bande à part” (“Band of Outsiders”)
Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm

This classic film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is about two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies who convince a language student to help them commit a robbery. (1964, 95 minutes, not rated) Post-screening discussion led by cinema professor Richard Brett. Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College at 150: A Discussion of the College’s History by College Historian James E. Lightner
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm

In honor of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary, McDaniel College historian James E. Lightner discusses 10 critical events in the college’s history at this brown-bag lunch talk. The event is sponsored by The Historical Society of Carroll County.

“Examen d’État” (“National Diploma”)
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm

This documentary feature film follows Congolese high school students who cannot afford to pay their “teachers’ fees” as they prepare to take the exam for their National Diploma. (2014, 90 minutes, not rated) Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.

Sep
20
Wed
2017
Visions of the Circus
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
21
Thu
2017
Westminster Fallfest
Sep 21 all-day

September 21 – 24, 2017.  Join us for Carroll County’s largest 4-day Fall Festival. rides, live music, food vendors, art & craft show, beer & wine garden, mini golf, corn maze, barnyard games, bingo, dime pitch, build a scarecrow and more.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge

Sep
22
Fri
2017
Westminster Fallfest
Sep 22 all-day

September 21 – 24, 2017.  Join us for Carroll County’s largest 4-day Fall Festival. rides, live music, food vendors, art & craft show, beer & wine garden, mini golf, corn maze, barnyard games, bingo, dime pitch, build a scarecrow and more.

Visions of the Circus
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 24 – October 12, 2017.  McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.
Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus” Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7pm, in McDaniel Lounge