events

Calendar of Events

May
6
Fri
2016
Celebrate Mom on Main Street!
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your Mom on Main Street, it will be all about her on our May 6th First Friday!  Pick up your bag of goodies at Hair By Samsara and enjoy specials and refreshments in the shops of Main Street to celebrate our Moms!

May
7
Sat
2016
Country Breakfast Buffet
May 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 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 “Mother’s Day Market”
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

75-100 vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, nuts, honey, jams and jellies, home baked goods including cakes, pies, scones, breads. Plants including herbs, perennials and annuals. Garden Bouquets. Quality hand made crafts and fine arts.

Civil War Living History Reenactment – The Battle of Big Bethel
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

May 7 & May 8, 2016.  This year’s Spring encampment features the Battle of Big Bethel, one of the earliest encounters of the Civil War and a harbinger of the conflict ahead.  Activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a reenactment of this historic battle.  Don’t miss the ladies’ social on Saturday.  The evening schedule includes a night fire demonstration and period dance.  Food available for sale.  Regular museum admission applies.

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hand-made functional stoneware pottery.  Raku, Throwing, Blacksmithing demonstrations. Refreshments and recipes; and farm Animals.

Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unique jewelry, crafts, plants, shrubbery and flowers right on Main Street. Local shops and restaurants also open. Music by local bands. Free parking.

May
8
Sun
2016
Civil War Living History Reenactment – The Battle of Big Bethel
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

May 7 & May 8, 2016.  This year’s Spring encampment features the Battle of Big Bethel, one of the earliest encounters of the Civil War and a harbinger of the conflict ahead.  Activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a reenactment of this historic battle.  Don’t miss the ladies’ social on Saturday.  The evening schedule includes a night fire demonstration and period dance.  Food available for sale.  Regular museum admission applies.

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hand-made functional stoneware pottery.  Raku, Throwing, Blacksmithing demonstrations. Refreshments and recipes; and farm Animals.

Sunday Night Social Dance
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Singles/couples can spend an enjoyable evening dancing on this beautiful wooden floor on the second Sunday of every month, except July.  Bring your dancing shoes and your friends.    Snacks and drinks are available. BYOB.

May
13
Fri
2016
Spring Garden Party Tea
May 13 @ 11:00 am

May 13 & 14, 2016.  Featuring a tour of the Heirloom Garden.  Pre-reservation and prepayment by May 6 is required.  Seatings are at 11am & 2pm on Friday & Saturday.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities.

Spring Garden Party Tea
May 13 @ 2:00 pm

May 13 & 14, 2016.  Featuring a tour of the Heirloom Garden.  Pre-reservation and prepayment by May 6 is required.  Seatings are at 11am & 2pm on Friday & Saturday.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities.

Everybody’s Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Bingo
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Everybody’s Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Bingo will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at St John’s Portico, 43 Monroe St, Westminster, MD 21157. Bingo begins at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Prizes include miniature quilts & bags. Raffles and door prizes. Food/drink available. For advance tickets, please contact Luray Rill at 410-848-6633. (Permit #99)

May
14
Sat
2016
Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only, May 14 – November 19, 2016.  The Saturday morning market is the oldest “Producer Only,” open air, seasonal farmers’ market operating in Carroll County, Maryland.  Offering farm fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked good, jams & jellies, and plants.

16th Annual Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival – Formerly the Frederick Celtic Festival
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Scottish games, pipe bands, Celtic dancing, children’s tent, acoustic tent, Celtic rock tent, clans, vendors, dogs, food & much more.    Special offers on tickets from on our web site.

Spring Garden Party Tea
May 14 @ 11:00 am

May 13 & 14, 2016.  Featuring a tour of the Heirloom Garden.  Pre-reservation and prepayment by May 6 is required.  Seatings are at 11am & 2pm on Friday & Saturday.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities.

White Wine Flight & A Bite
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring a picnic and enjoy the spring scerenade!

White Wine Flight & a bite
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Compare three White Wines and a matching bite.
Bring a picnic and enjoy the Spring Serenade.
Served on the hour 1pm – 4pm
$18.00 per person

Spring Garden Party Tea
May 14 @ 2:00 pm

May 13 & 14, 2016.  Featuring a tour of the Heirloom Garden.  Pre-reservation and prepayment by May 6 is required.  Seatings are at 11am & 2pm on Friday & Saturday.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities.

May
15
Sun
2016
Sykesville Farmers’ Market
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sundays only May 15 – October 30, 2016.  Fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheese, herbs, honey, nuts, pickles, baked goods, crafts, jewelry and more.  Live music most weekends.

Presidential Words in Song
May 15 @ 3:00 pm

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County in collaboration with the Historical Society of Carroll County presents “Presidential Words in Song” featuring Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom.  Margaret Boudreaux, Artistic Director and Ted Dix on the Organ.  Tickets available online from Chorale members and at the Carroll Arts Center.

May
17
Tue
2016
Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Monthly on 3rd Tuesday in 2016.  Programs begin at noon and last about an hour.  Lunch is on your own.  Historical Society volunteers provide beverages & desserts.

March 15 – In Search of Frederick Dielman, 1947-1935; April 19 – Lose Your Head Over Odd Fellows’ Hall; May 17 – Honoring Our Heritage:  The Greek Families of Westminster; June 21 – Presidential Elections and Carroll County; July 19 – Five Generations of Collecting:  A Family Tradition; August 16 – Carroll’s Lost One- and Two-Room Schools; September 20 – Demand at First Sight:  Carroll County Visits the Centennial; October 18 – A Love Affair with Antrim 1844; November 15 – Up in Smoke: Fires in Carroll County; and December 20 – Christmas Past – A Culinary Journey.

 

May
20
Fri
2016
Celebrating America Weekend
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On May 20th, Kickoff the weekend at noon by joining the Carroll County Public Library, the Historical Society of Carroll County, the Union Mills Homestead and the Carroll County Farm Museum for an annual meeting and luncheon of all Celebrating America partners.

 

May
21
Sat
2016
Blacksmith Days
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 21 & 22, 2016.  Hosted by the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland.  There will be guest blacksmith demonstrations, hands-on classes and an auction of blacksmith equipment and forged items.

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only, May 14 – November 19, 2016.  The Saturday morning market is the oldest “Producer Only,” open air, seasonal farmers’ market operating in Carroll County, Maryland.  Offering farm fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked good, jams & jellies, and plants.

Spring Marketplace
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

There will be a flower mart, food court, bake table, outdoor flea market and an indoor parish flea market & collectibles sale.  Spaces will be available to rent, outside only, at $20 for a 10′ x 10′ space.  If rental is needed for a table and chair, the cost is $5.00.

Ascension is now accepting donations of small furniture, household goods, electronics, tools collectibles, linens, toys and games, holiday decor and other items in good clean condition.  No clothing please.  All donations are tax deductible.

Celebrating America Weekend
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On May 21st there will be a Celebrating America Festival/Open House from 10am to 4pm.  An outdoor festival in and around Emerald Hill featuring performances by middle school music and choral groups. Exhibitors, activities and artifacts will include historic music, tours of the historic courthouse, Civil War Period Dancers, recognition of the County winners of the National History Day project, and “Shake hands with history” by interacting with reenactors:  Jeb Stuart, William Winchester, Francis Scott Key, Mary Shellman and others.

Open Studio Weekend at Virginia Sperry Studio
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are invited to a special open studio weekend at Virginia Sperry Studio. Come see the gardens in their glory and view the amazing steel sculptures created by the artist. Pop into the studio to meet Virginia and find out how she makes her sculptures. Bring a picnic lunch and eat it next to a giraffe or a muskox! The studio is handicapped accessible and we have a golf cart to transport you around the grounds. Hours are 10 to 5 each day, rain or shine.

Past Times for Children (4-8 years old)
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Monthly on 3rd Saturday in 2016.  Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800s.  They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each month and includes a craft or activity that reinforces the theme.

April 16 – Everyday/Weekly Health Habits; May 21 – Businesses in the 1800s; June 18 – Games Played in the 1800s; July 16 – Mary Shellman, a Westminster Icon; August 20 – One-Room Schoolhouse; September 17 – Trains; October 15 – Doctors and Medicine; November 19 – Children’s Toys and December 17 – Rural Free Delivery of Mail.

 

Carroll Live On Stage Presents The Fabulous Hubcaps
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Fabulous Hubcaps is presented by Carroll Live on Stage. The Fabulous Hubcaps band is recognized as the best oldies show in the United States and are in the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame. In a typical Hubcaps show, you not only hear the best of the “Classics” but you see many of your favorite artists dressed in costume delivering to you a dynamic show, the best on tour.

May
22
Sun
2016
Sykesville Farmers’ Market
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sundays only May 15 – October 30, 2016.  Fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheese, herbs, honey, nuts, pickles, baked goods, crafts, jewelry and more.  Live music most weekends.

Open Studio Weekend at Virginia Sperry Studio
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are invited to a special open studio weekend at Virginia Sperry Studio. Come see the gardens in their glory and view the amazing steel sculptures created by the artist. Pop into the studio to meet Virginia and find out how she makes her sculptures. Bring a picnic lunch and eat it next to a giraffe or a muskox! The studio is handicapped accessible and we have a golf cart to transport you around the grounds. Hours are 10 to 5 each day, rain or shine.

Blacksmith Days
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May 21 & 22, 2016.  Hosted by the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland.  There will be guest blacksmith demonstrations, hands-on classes and an auction of blacksmith equipment and forged items.

Motown & More Concert
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

MOTOWN. Just the name evokes sounds and images of a past musical era full of great artists, classic songs, smooth choreography and exciting stage shows. Well, it’s not all gone.

A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN & SOUL LEGENDS returns to the Carroll Arts Center with its ensemble of today’s most talented artists. Vocalists Bryan Fox, Gene McBride, Jeffrey Walker and Shang–each phenomenal in their own right–come together with exquisite harmonies to recreate classics and develop new musical arrangements. In the past three years, Motown & More has become a popular production in the Baltimore/Washington/Virginia region. Sell out shows at The Birchmere, Rams Head on Stage, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Buchanan Hall and other noted venues lend credence to the idea that Motown is the music of our time and always brings a party. Bring your dancing shoes–they’ll be dancing in the streets!!