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Calendar of Events

Nov
25
Tue
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 25 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 25 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Nov
26
Wed
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 26 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 26 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

Nov
27
Thu
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 27 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 27 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Westminster Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K
Nov 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Families will come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. This year, on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, 2014, the Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Westminster.  Race begins at 8:30am.

Each Y Turkey Trot will feature a 5K Run/Walk, and prizes will be awarded in each age group. Proceeds benefit children whose families can’t afford educational and enrichment opportunities that many kids take for granted, such as Y Preschool and Camp. Evergreen Health is the Title Sponsor.

The Turkey Trot Charity 5K is the perfect event for the entire family to get some exercise before the big feast, and join others to put more “thanks” and “giving” into Thanksgiving by supporting struggling families in the community.

Register online at www.ymaryland.org until Monday, November 24, 2014 or at your local Family Center Y until Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Registration closing times on the 26th (and locations) vary, please see website for details.

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

The Era of the American Civil War
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday September 2 – September 11.  Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877.  Focus on the growing differences between the societies of the North and South, the partisan debates leading to the American Civil War, the war itself and the shattering impact on the country, culminating with the struggles over reconstructing the union.

Nov
28
Fri
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 28 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 28 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm

Bingo held weekly on Fridays.  $1,000 Progressive Jackpot.  Come out and join us for some good times, so grab some friends and enjoy some laughs.  Play for as little as $20. Over $3,000 in cash prizes.   Kitchen Opens 6pm; Bingo Starts 7pm.

 

Nov
29
Sat
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 29 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Nov 29 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 29 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Small Business Saturday Shopping Extravaganza
Nov 29 all-day

Shop small businesses in Downtown Westminster!

Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Christmas Show”
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturdays only from November 22 to December 13.  h75-100 vendors with hand made crafts, fine arts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, holiday decorations, nuts, eggs, honey. Breakfast and lunch are served.

Chesapeake Bay Cluster Dog Shows
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The not-for-profit Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland, Inc. and Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club, Inc. have served and supported the dog community in Maryland for a collective 50 years! Once again, dogs and owners from Maryland and surrounding states will strut their stuff at the annual all-breed dog shows, Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center and The Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland beginning at 8:30am with Best in Show at approximately 5:00pm each day.

Spectators can:

• Meet and greet more than 100 different dog breeds. Visitors can find the right breed for their lifestyle and speak with breeders and owners. (both days)
• Watch owner-handlers compete in a special new series called the National Owner-Handled Series. These exhibitors are striving for a spot in the Finals at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando in December. (both days)
• Get their dog’s picture taken with Santa! (Sunday 11am-2pm)

SHOW DETAILS:
• Admission: FREE; Parking: $5

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

2nd Annual Sykesville Holiday Marketplace
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us at the 2nd Annual Sykesville Holiday Marketplace!  There will be over 45 vendors including some of your favorite direct sales companies and lots of local crafters with their handmade wares. This is a free, family-friendly event and is handicap accessible. There will be lots of shopping, raffle prizes to be won, activities for children and visits from Santa! There will be fabulous goodie bags for the first 100 guests loaded with coupons, special offers and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase by the Fire Department Auxiliary.

Items offered include (but are definitely not limited to!):  Crochet & knitted items, jewelry, photography prints & other items, candles, home decor, aprons, scarves & hats, decorated flower pots, soaps & other pampering products, equestrian items & gifts, handmade wooden pens, painted glassware, food & chocolate, gift baskets, purses & totes, books, and so much more!

 

Annual Sykesville Holiday Event
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Many varieties of hand selected vendors.  Bargains galore!  Bring the kids and enjoy a fun day of shopping.  $1.00 bins; raffles and goodie bags.

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

Wizard of Oz
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm

This timeless classic is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. For years it was traditionally shown around Thanksgiving so the Carroll Arts Center continues in that spirit with this free screening. The movie will end just in time for you to get your seats for Westminster’s annual electric Holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony that begins at 5pm and travels directly past the Arts Center. Sponsored by Thomas, Bennett & Hunter.

Walk Carroll Walks in Electric Holiday Parade
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm

Join the Walk Carroll group as we walk in the Westminster Main Street Holiday Electric Parade. We will have glow sticks and some light-up shoe laces! Wear your red Walk Carroll t-shirt over your warm clothes (you may get one at the event). If interested in joining us, email: VBarry@CarrollHospitalCenter.org. Bring the whole family!

Miracle on Main Electric Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue via West and East Main Streets.

Nov
30
Sun
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Nov 30 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Nov 30 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Nov 30 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Chesapeake Bay Cluster Dog Shows
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The not-for-profit Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland, Inc. and Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club, Inc. have served and supported the dog community in Maryland for a collective 50 years! Once again, dogs and owners from Maryland and surrounding states will strut their stuff at the annual all-breed dog shows, Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center and The Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland beginning at 8:30am with Best in Show at approximately 5:00pm each day.

Spectators can:

• Meet and greet more than 100 different dog breeds. Visitors can find the right breed for their lifestyle and speak with breeders and owners. (both days)
• Watch owner-handlers compete in a special new series called the National Owner-Handled Series. These exhibitors are striving for a spot in the Finals at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando in December. (both days)
• Get their dog’s picture taken with Santa! (Sunday 11am-2pm)

SHOW DETAILS:
• Admission: FREE; Parking: $5

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

Dec
1
Mon
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 1 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 1 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 1 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Holiday Visit
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

Dec
2
Tue
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 2 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 2 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 2 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Holiday Visit
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

The Era of the American Civil War
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday September 2 – September 11.  Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877.  Focus on the growing differences between the societies of the North and South, the partisan debates leading to the American Civil War, the war itself and the shattering impact on the country, culminating with the struggles over reconstructing the union.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 3 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 3 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 3 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Holiday Visit
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

Dec
4
Thu
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 4 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 4 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 4 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Holiday Visit
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

The Era of the American Civil War
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday September 2 – September 11.  Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877.  Focus on the growing differences between the societies of the North and South, the partisan debates leading to the American Civil War, the war itself and the shattering impact on the country, culminating with the struggles over reconstructing the union.

Videopalooza
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm

McDaniel’s communication and cinema department hosts a showcase of student-produced digital features.

Jazz Night
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

Directed by Bo Eckard, senior lecturer in music, Jazz Night highlights the Thursday Jazz Ensemble, Monday Jazz Ensemble, and the five-piece Jazz Combo with vocalists. Styles of jazz represented include classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, funk, Jazz-rock and Tin Pan Alley.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 5 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 5 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 5 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Holiday Visit
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.

Historic Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 29 – December 7.  Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm. Unique crafts, hanging baskets, herbs, bedding, and vegetable plants displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.

Jeanean Songco Martin – Guest Artist
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 31 – December 31, 2014.  Off Track Art is pleased and proud to announce the opening of guest artist, Jeanean Songco Martin.  Jeanean is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art receiving a B.F.A. painting.  A painter and an art educator for thirty years, Jeanean is very active in the arts community with portrait and life drawing groups.  She loves painting the Maryland countryside as well as traveling to distant locations to teach and to work.

Victorian Holiday at the Union Mills Homestead
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

December 5 and 12 1:00pm – 5:00pm; December 6 and 13 12 Noon – 4:00pm.  Come join us at the Union Mills Homestead for a Victorian Holiday Season. Warm yourself by the fire in the Grist Mill. We invite you to visit our Gift Shop to find those perfect gifts for your family and friends.

 

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm

Bingo held weekly on Fridays.  $1,000 Progressive Jackpot.  Come out and join us for some good times, so grab some friends and enjoy some laughs.  Play for as little as $20. Over $3,000 in cash prizes.   Kitchen Opens 6pm; Bingo Starts 7pm.

 

College Band Concert
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the band, which features nearly 50 McDaniel students, faculty members, band alumni and community musicians. The band has a vast repertoire and performs everything from classical to pops.

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“Introvert | Extrovert,” paintings by J.T. Kirkland
Dec 6 all-day

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (Artist Talk: 6pm)

Kentucky native and self-taught artist, J.T. Kirkland displays his paintings that celebrate the natural forms found in wood.

“I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers’ perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood,” Kirkland states.

He has exhibited at the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the PASS Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many others. Three of his works were selected for inclusion in an exhibition focusing on contemporary abstract paintings at Ambassador David Hale’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon, and he is featured in the University of Kentucky Art Museum permanent collection. A semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize in both 2006 and 2011, Kirkland is represented by Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans. http://jtkirkland.com

17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Dec 6 all-day

November 29-December 7.  Bid on more than 150 unique theme wreaths in this magical holiday display. The extraordinary artistry of our decorators and the generosity of Arts Center visitors make this an important fundraiser for the CCAC. From wonderful to wacky….from elegant to eclectic….these wreaths are merry masterpieces. Vote for your favorites!

10 am – 7 pm Daily except closing day, Sunday Dec 7, 10 am – 4 pm. High Bidders need not be present to win.

6th Annual Gallery of Gifts
Dec 6 all-day

November 22 – December 23.  The Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery is “the” place for unique holiday shopping. Visitors will be treated to a dazzling array of fine crafts and imaginative art pieces….sure to charm everyone on your holiday gift lists! Support our community’s talented artists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Christmas Studio Show and Sale
Dec 6 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hand-made stoneware pottery for sale.   Raku, Throwing, Spinning, Blacksmithing demonstrations.   Refreshments and recipes; farm animals.

Country Breakfast Buffet
Dec 6 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Christmas Show”
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturdays only from November 22 to December 13.  h75-100 vendors with hand made crafts, fine arts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, holiday decorations, nuts, eggs, honey. Breakfast and lunch are served.

St. John Christmas Bazaar
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Giant indoor flea market, photos with Santa, fudge, baked goods, books, Christmas and specialty rooms, shopping room for children, baskets, plants, linens, toys, home party shopping room, lunch and more.

Holiday Visit
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open daily December 1-December 21, 2014. The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion; Santa visits, holiday music, and mule-pulled wagon rides (weekends, weather permitting). Food available; farmhouse tours; Living History Center and Museum Gift Shop are open. Museum season passes are honored.