events

Calendar of Events

Jan
30
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 30 @ 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.

 

Jan
31
Sat
2015
Winter Indoor Flea Market
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

200+ spaces of crafts, flea market items, collectibles, and more. Food available all day.

Grammy Nominees Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen in Concert
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they earned a three-peat 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. These individually brilliant musicians have combined their vocal and songwriting skills to make their new album, Cold Spell, into the perfect progressive album filled with instrumental virtuosity.

NOTE: This concert is rescheduled from the original concert date of Feb. 7 due to the band’s appearance at the Grammys on Feb. 8! Presented by Common Ground on the Hill.

Feb
1
Sun
2015
Westminster Coin & Currency Show
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.

Feb
4
Wed
2015
Carroll County Bird Club
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker will be James McCann.  His topic will be “Maryland’s Rare,Threatened, and Endangered Bird Species”.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Deborah Zlotsky
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Deborah Zlotsky teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. A 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting, she is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. Public collections include Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, the Waldorf Astoria, New York Palace Hotel and the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. Zlotsky earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. http://deborahzlotsky.com

Feb
6
Fri
2015
Foreign Film Festival
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 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.

 

Foreign Film Festival
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

Feb
7
Sat
2015
13th Annual Kid’s Consignment Sale
Feb 7 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 am

Your one stop shop for all your kids needs. From infant to Junior size clothing, toys, books, movies, games, sporting equipment, shoes, bedding, bikes, strollers, baby equipment, maternity clothes and much much more.

Country Breakfast Buffet
Feb 7 @ 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.

Consignment Sale
Feb 7 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carroll Lutheran School is hosting a consignment sale at the Carroll County Agricultural Center.  Half price sale from 3pm-5pm.

Washington Road Community Speaker Series with Walt Calahan!
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am

Speaker Series Winter Photography Talk – “Be Prepared” with Walt Calahan.  Winter is a great time to photograph outside, or as the great sage of photography once said, “Bad weather makes for great photos” All it takes is a little preparation, dress warm and slow down. Join us for our Speaker Series Photography Talk with Walt Calahan on the WRC Trail on February 7th. This is a great opportunity to learn from a true professional. Walt will focus his talk on Winter photography, particularly how to shoot along the WRC trail during the winter months.

THIS IS AN OUTSIDE EVENT, SO DRESS WARM!

Feb
8
Sun
2015
Stop, Swap and Save Bike Fest
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss the 18th Annual Stop, Swap and Save, the mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer expo series. If you’ve never made it to the Swap before, don’t miss out in 2014!

The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry representatives, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!

Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it’s all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you’re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone!

Feb
12
Thu
2015
Ojai Wine Dinner
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a captivating evening with Fabian Castel, Ojai Vineyard’s Assistant-Winemaker. The evening will begin with a presentation by Castel as hors d’oeuvres are passed throughout the mansion at 6:30. Once seated in the Smokehouse Restaurant, a delectable six-course dining experience will follow, masterfully prepared by Executive Chef Spencer Wolff. Each course will be expertly paired with Ojai’s fabulous wines.  Space is limited!

For the ultimate wine dinner experience, spend the evening in one of Antrim’s luxurious rooms or suites. Overnight stay includes afternoon tea served from 4 to 5pm. In the morning, you’ll awake to a continental breakfast tray delivered outside your door with freshly baked muffins, morning newspaper and your choice of coffee or tea followed by a country-style served breakfast in the Mansion from 8:30 to 10am.

Feb
13
Fri
2015
Foreign Film Festival
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 13 @ 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.

 

Foreign Film Festival
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Saturday Singles Dance
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 14 @ 10:00 pm

Boogie on our big, beautiful wooden dance floor on the second Saturday of the month (except July).  Our dances are open to anyone age 21 or older.  We feature light snacks and have water and soft drinks available.  BYOB.  Couples (married or unmarried) are welcome.

 

 

Valentine’s Casino Night
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Tanner’s Touch Foundation raises money for local children with cancer. This event will include a casino with funny money, silent auction, food, open bar, red carpet, photo booth, etc. Prizes will be awarded for the casino winner. Tickets will go up after Jan 14th.

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Third Thursday Concerts – Trio Series
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

Faculty Trio — Bagus Wiswakarma (violin), Maxim Kozlov (cello) and Kathryn Harsha (piano) will perform traditional and popular repertoire – trios and waltzes.

We are excited to introduce the monthly Third Thursday Concerts in-residence at Brightview Westminster Ridge. The concert series is orchestrated by the esteemed founder of the Carroll County String Project and Brightview Westminster Ridge’s very own resident, Peggy Ward.

Join us for one or all three concerts and enjoy a post-concert reception with the musicians.  These concerts are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance.

Feb
20
Fri
2015
Foreign Film Festival
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 20 @ 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.

 

Foreign Film Festival
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

Feb
21
Sat
2015
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February 21-22 and February 28-March 1.  This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends.

In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County).  The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience also includes the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington Counties); Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico); Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties); Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland; Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties); and Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties).

 

 

 

Feb
22
Sun
2015
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February 21-22 and February 28-March 1.  This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends.

In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County).  The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience also includes the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington Counties); Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico); Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties); Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland; Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties); and Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties).

 

 

 

Feb
23
Mon
2015
Monday Night Music with David Kreider and Friends
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pianist David Kreider performs. A music faculty member at McDaniel, Kreider is founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill.  Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting interpretingservices@mcdaniel.edu. Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.

Feb
26
Thu
2015
“BLACK: Recent Paintings by Brian Cirmo”
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brian Cirmo exhibits narrative figure paintings of American images that tell American stories. He has spent the past decade traveling throughout the country visiting museums, large cities, small towns, national parks, Civil War battlefields, assassination sites, graveyards and national monuments. He is interested in American music, American history, literature, Western painting, film, comic strips and cartoons.

About his series of drawings and paintings, Cirmo says BLACK “finds my protagonists in destitute environments, ‘where black is the color, and none is the number’ (Bob Dylan). The pressure to survive, to provide, to perform, to succeed and to protect is closing in on them. The businessman, the proletariat, the artist, losers and winners, insomniacs and maniacs, pacifists and militants are all fitted, manipulated and forced into conformation.”

Cirmo earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University at Albany. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Harry Wood Gallery at Arizona State University, Diane Kidd Gallery at Tiffin University and Kellogg Gallery at California Polytechnic State University.

Global Dinner: Taste of Asia
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn about Asian culture while sampling Asian cuisine and enjoying traditional Asian dance and music. This annual event is organized by McDaniel’s Asian Community Coalition student organization.

Feb
27
Fri
2015
Foreign Film Festival
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Fridays in February 2015.  There will be two screenings of each film at 1pm and 7:30pm.  Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen the selections for the 12th Annual Foreign Film Festival to be held at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

February 6 “Mongol” – The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half of the world including Russia in 1206.  Russia:  2008; R; 126 minutes.

February 13 “Instructions Not Included”.  A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  Mexico; 2013; PG-13; 122 minutes.

February 20 “Wadjda”.  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has her eye on.  Saudi Arabia; 2012; PG; 98 minutes.

February 27 “The Band’s Visit”.  A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.  Israel; 2007; PG-13; 87 minutes.

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 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.

 

Feb
28
Sat
2015
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February 21-22 and February 28-March 1.  This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends.

In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County).  The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience also includes the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington Counties); Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico); Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties); Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland; Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties); and Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties).

 

 

 

Top 30 Bullriding Finals!!!
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Top 30 Bullriding Finals” presented by the International Bull Riders. Back for two nights only this February 28th and March 7th! Watch as the top 30 bullriders battle for final standings. Located indoors at the Carroll County Ag. Center in Westminster, MD. Doors open at 5pm, and the show starts at 7pm.  Bring your children out for the Little Wranglers Rodeo prior to the start of the show. Food, drink and bleacher seating available! Get there early!

Mar
1
Sun
2015
Maryland Wine Passport Experience
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February 21-22 and February 28-March 1.  This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends.

In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County).  The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards.

The Maryland Wine Passport Experience also includes the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington Counties); Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico); Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties); Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland; Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties); and Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties).

 

 

 

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Carroll Live On Stage Presents Alex DePue & Miguel De Hoyos
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Carroll Live on Stage will present Alex DePue and Migue De Hoyos.  De Pue and De Hoyos have performed as a duo throughout North America, opening for the Philadelphia Orchestra and appearing on international television for the “Mrs. World Pageant” (Tijuana, Mexico).
In 2009, DePue and De Hoyos were featured artists at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville. Alex has been ranked among the top 10 fiddlers in the nation at the Grand Masters Fiddling Championship (“GMFC”, Nashville, Tennessee).

Mar
6
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Mar 6 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 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.

 

Mar
7
Sat
2015
Country Breakfast Buffet
Mar 7 @ 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.

2015 Penguin Random House Book Fair
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Penguin Random House Book Fair was created in 1997 through a partnership of the Carroll Community College Foundation and Random House, Inc. as a fundraising event that strives to raise awareness of the importance of reading, literacy, and learning.   In its eighteenth year, the Random House Book Fair is a signature event for the college attracting over 4,000 people each year.   All proceeds from the event directly support student scholarships at Carroll Community College. The event has raised over $400,000 since its inception.

Activities include new book sales discounted 20%, Author book talks and signings, silent auction, student writing contest winners announced, children’s story time, free children’s books (while supplies last), kid’s activity areas, family movie night, and much more!

Mar
13
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 10:00 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.

 

Mar
14
Sat
2015
Saturday Singles Dance
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 14 @ 11:00 pm

Boogie on our big, beautiful wooden dance floor on the second Saturday of the month (except July).  Our dances are open to anyone age 21 or older.  We feature light snacks and have water and soft drinks available.  BYOB.  Couples (married or unmarried) are welcome.

 

 

Mar
19
Thu
2015
Third Thursday Concerts – Trio Series
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm

The Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio — Brenda Anna (violin), Jason Love (cello) and Nancy Smith (piano) will perform the works of Debussy and Brahms.

We are excited to introduce the monthly Third Thursday Concerts in-residence at Brightview Westminster Ridge. The concert series is orchestrated by the esteemed founder of the Carroll County String Project and Brightview Westminster Ridge’s very own resident, Peggy Ward.

Join us for one or all three concerts and enjoy a post-concert reception with the musicians.  These concerts are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance.

Mar
20
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 20 @ 10:00 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.

 

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Carroll County Farmers’ Market Spring Fling
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

75 vendors with hand made crafts, home baked goods, fresh eggs, honey, hormone-free meats, jams and jellies, gourmet foods, Spring garden plants.

Workshop with Emmy Award Winning Leo Eaton
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Attendees will learn the best practices for interviewing a subject on camera. Mock interviews will be conducted for the class to practice their newfound skills and give them insight into ways they can make their subject more at ease during the interviewing process. In addition, camera operating interviewing tips! Whether you want to conduct a Carroll History interview or simply brush up on your interview skills for work or play this is an excellent opportunity. Doors open at 9:45 for coffee and donuts! Workshop begins at 10:00am.  Limited seating.

Synergy – Advanced Handbell Choir Concert
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Handbell concert by advanced community handbells choirs from different states

Mar
27
Fri
2015
45th Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA Indoor/Outdoor Antique & Classic Auto Parts/Swap Meet
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm

Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. Most vendors will educate you on your restoration and give valuable info on where to find original parts and supplies to complete your project. As the end of winter approaches and the start of auto racing, restoration, cruising and modifications to the existing car, truck or motorcycle gets underway, this show brings all levels of automotive enthusiasts, hobbyists and beginners to the Carroll County Agriculture Center located in Westminster, Maryland.  Thousands of enthusiasts attend this two-day event every year.

What else is at our show?
**1 Huge enclosed building, packed with vendors (convenient if we have rain or snow) all heated
**Parking lots full of outdoor vendors
**Auto corral of cars, trucks and motorcycles for sale. Pre-register Thursday before the show date to guarantee your spot, or register day of show
**AACA souvenir items will be on display for sale–T-shirts, sweats, ties, pins, hats, and more–to benefit the AACA Library which is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is open to the public
**Overnight parking available to vendors and out-of-towners. Hook-ups billed separately
**Food and plenty of it, prepared by the Sugarloaf Mountain Region members, including breakfast, lunch, soups and desserts
**Membership is available. Ask any of the 200 SMR members at the show how you and your family can join

SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 10:00 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.

 

Mar
29
Sun
2015
Carroll Live On Stage Presents Brian Roman
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Carroll Live on Stage will present Brian Roman. Brian Roman is a gifted performer with an inspiring story of pursuing dreams and achieving fulfillment. “With the look, the moves, awesome stage presence and a voice that does incredible justice to great classics, Roman is the complete package.”

Mar
30
Mon
2015
Search for the Golden Egg
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm

Find the hidden egg displayed in each participating downtown shops and enter to win the collection of gifts created by participating merchants. This “I SPY” game is a popular annual event for kids and parents since 2002. Simply obtain a search card from participating merchants or town hall, then walk from store to store. When you spy the egg, the card is marked. Once you have found all the eggs, turn in the completed card to be eligible to win the collection of gifts.

Apr
3
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 10:00 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.

 

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Country Breakfast Buffet
Apr 4 @ 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 “Easter Show”
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

75 -100 vendors with hand made crafts, home baked goods and candy, gourmet foods, fresh eggs, honey, jams and jellies, hormone-free meats, Spring garden plants and bouquets.

Spring Indoor Flea Market
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

200+ spaces of crafts, flea market items, collectibles, and more. Food available all day.

Apr
8
Wed
2015
Carroll County Seniors on the Go – An Aging & Disabilities Expo
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

An Aging & Disabilities Expo focusing on the needs and interests of older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. Exhibitors, health screenings, demonstrations, speakers/seminars, and more. Lunch is available. This is the 10th Anniversary of this event held in the Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center.

Apr
10
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 10:00 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.

 

Apr
11
Sat
2015
Saturday Singles Dance
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 11 @ 11:00 pm

Boogie on our big, beautiful wooden dance floor on the second Saturday of the month (except July).  Our dances are open to anyone age 21 or older.  We feature light snacks and have water and soft drinks available.  BYOB.  Couples (married or unmarried) are welcome.

 

 

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Westminster Coin & Currency Show
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.

Apr
17
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 10:00 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.

 

Apr
18
Sat
2015
Main Street Heat Chili Cook-off
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wow! An International Chili Society sanctioned event with chili tasting, music, contests with prizes, great food, beer tent, and vendors. Our cook-off winners go on to the National Competition. Mark your calendar. Taste the competitors’ chili starting with Salsa at 12pm, Green at 1pm, and Red at 2pm. Entertainment, kids activities, beer garden all sponsored by the 4 Count Lions Club and the Mount Airy Main Street Association. Rain or shine event. Our 8th annual Main Street Heat Chili Cook-off benefits Historic Downtown Mount Airy and our neighbors in need.

JuBELLation
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Handbell concert by intermediate handbell choirs from the area.

Apr
24
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 24 @ 10:00 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.

 

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Buckwild Truck & Tractor Classic
Apr 25 all-day

April 25 & 26, 2015.  Saturday is the truck show and truck pull; Sunday is the tractor pull. Food will be served. Check out our website for more information.

Apr
26
Sun
2015
Buckwild Truck & Tractor Classic
Apr 26 all-day

April 25 & 26, 2015.  Saturday is the truck show and truck pull; Sunday is the tractor pull. Food will be served. Check out our website for more information.

May
1
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – May 1 @ 10:00 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.

 

May
2
Sat
2015
Country Breakfast Buffet
May 2 @ 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.

May
8
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – May 8 @ 10:00 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.

 

May
9
Sat
2015
Carroll County Farmers’ Market Mothers Day Show
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

75-100 vendors with hand made crafts, home baked goods, fresh eggs, gourmet foods, jams and jellies, honey, Spring garden plants, flowering hanging baskets, herb plants, heirloom tomato and vegetable plants.

Frederick Celtic Festival
May 9 @ 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.  There will be an evening concert from 7pm to 10pm.  The cost for this concert is $10.00.  Special offers on tickets from on our web site.

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 9 & 10, 2015. Handmade functional pottery for sale. Pottery making demonstrations. Farm animals. Refreshments. Entertainment. Raku and blacksmithing demonstrations.

Saturday Singles Dance
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – May 9 @ 11:00 pm

Boogie on our big, beautiful wooden dance floor on the second Saturday of the month (except July).  Our dances are open to anyone age 21 or older.  We feature light snacks and have water and soft drinks available.  BYOB.  Couples (married or unmarried) are welcome.

 

 

May
10
Sun
2015
Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 9 & 10, 2015. Handmade functional pottery for sale. Pottery making demonstrations. Farm animals. Refreshments. Entertainment. Raku and blacksmithing demonstrations.

May
15
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – May 15 @ 10:00 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.

 

May
22
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – May 22 @ 10:00 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.

 

May
23
Sat
2015
Gamber Community Fire Co. Annual Fireman’s Carnival
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 11:00 pm

Annual Fire Company Carnival (May 23 – May 30, 2015) – The 1st fireman’s carnival of the year! Eight nights. Rides, food, games and entertainment. Free fireworks on Monday night, Memorial Day – 5/25/15.

May
29
Fri
2015
SFDFD Friday Night Bingo
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 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.