Brunch on the hill
On Sun., Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, will host a Sunday brunch buffet with live music. The cost is $12 and includes a mimosa or bloody Mary, or $7.75 without an alcoholic beverage. 410-857-2290.
Sesame Street party
Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy will host a Sesame Street ABC 123 party Mon., Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Enjoy stories, games and crafts featuring Sesame Street characters. Refreshments will be served. Children 3 and under must be with an adult. 410-386-4470.
Children, with an adult caregiver, are invited to an outdoor rangers program on Tue., Jan. 15 at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about nature by doing outdoor and indoor activities. Dress for the weather. Cost is $18. 410-795-6043.
Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, will host a session to "Create Purple Power," on Wed., Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Create Ravens jewelry by making beads with polymer clay. For ages 13 and up. To register, call 410-386-4460.
Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will show "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," rated PG, on Wed., Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4490.
Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Union Bridge, will host the third annual Northwest Regional Showcase on Thu., Jan 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Various performing groups from local elementary and middle schools, as well as the high school, will perform. Superintendent Steve Guthrie will speak. Free. 410-751-3320.
Serving 'Hot Soup'
Jennie Avila and Hot Soup will perform at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville, on Thu., Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17. 410-795-1041.
Preschoolers can learn the basics of graphing by using a snowman theme on Fri., Jan. 18, at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult. The program is offered at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Register at 410-386-4460.
Animals and nature
On Fri., Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., Piney Run Park and Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, will offer a program about the variety of living organisms, including trees, birds, squirrels and more. The program is for ages 3 to 7. Cost is $5. Call 410-795-6043.
Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will screen the PG-13 rated movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" on Fri., Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $5 for CCAC members, students and seniors. 410-848-8962.
Carroll County Recreation and Parks will host an American Red Cross Babysitter Training class Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, Eldersburg. Children ages 11 to 15 should bring a pen, paper and a bag lunch. Hands-only CPR is included. The cost is $89. 410-386-2103.
The Historical Society of Carroll County will host "Past Times for Children: Small Towns in Carroll County," on Sat., Jan. 19, at 10 a.m., at the Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey's, 216 E. Main St., Westminster. For ages 4 to 7. The fee is $6. 410-848-6494.
The Arts Power National Touring Theatre Company will perform "Laura Ingalls Wilder," a family-friendly musical based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, on Sat., Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for CCAC members, students under 18 and seniors 60 and over. 410-848-7272.
Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, will host "Rock-n-Roll" at 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19. Children ages 8 to 12 can learn about soil, rocks and the environment. The cost is $5. 410-386-3500.
Carroll County's 176 birthday celebration will take place Sat., Jan. 19, 2-4 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster. Helen Macsherry will talk about the Shriver family's "Civil War Diaries." Refreshments will be served. Free. 410-848-6494.
The Westminster Astronomical Society will hold a planetarium show at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Sat., Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m, with a second show possible at 8:30 p.m., depending on demand. Learn about astronomy and the galaxy. Cost is $5. 410-386-2104.
The Western Maryland Railway Historical Society museum, 41 N. Main St., Union Bridge, is open to the public Sundays, 1-4 p.m. The museum is in the two-story building that once house railroad offices, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The museum houses an N-scale model railroad layout, a collection of WM artifacts and memorabilia, photos and archival material from the Western Maryland Railroad. 410-775-0150.
Sports and games
Carroll County Recreation and Parks will host a camp for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade, focusing on team sports and recess/gym favorites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road. Cost is $40. 410-386-2103.
The Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will screen "The Help," rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $5 for CCAC members, students and seniors. Sponsored by Carroll Community College. 410-848-7272.
Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, presents "The Frog Prince" puppet show, on Tues., Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 410-386-4470.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun