Military history

Children can learn what army life was like during the Civil War at Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster on May 11 at 10 a.m. 410-386-4490.

Migratory birds

Watch birds as they begin their migratory journey at Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, on May 11 at 11 a.m. Make a bird feeder. Cost is $5. 410-795-6043.


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Tea time

Celebrate Mother's Day with a tea on May 11 at 11 a.m. at Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown. Tea party treats and activities for children ages 4 to 12 with an adult. 410-386-4510.

Awesome arthropods

Hunt for spiders, insects and other arthropods on May 11 at 1 p.m. at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. Learn how they survive. $5. 410-386-3580.

Sunday 5/12

Mother's Day dinner

Winfield Community Fire Department, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, will host a Mother's Day buffet-style dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on May 12. 410-795-1333.

Monday 5/13

Archaeology adventure

Follow clues through an activity-packed treasure hunt at Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy, on May 13 at 2 p.m. Children ages 7 to 14 will learn about famous archaeologists and hidden treasures. 410-386-4470.

Movie night

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will show the movie "ParaNorman," rated PG, on May 13 at 3 p.m. 410-386-4510.

Spring concert

Carroll Singers will present the group's spring concert "What a Wonderful World," on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. Hymns, spirituals and more. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Students are $5 in advance, $7 at the door and children 6 and under admitted free. A second performances will be May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 5/14

Box lunch

Historical Society of Carroll County will host a Box Lunch Talk "Hidden Treasure: Lost, Then Found" at the American Legion, 2 Sycamore St., Westminster. Mary Jane Buettner, author, will talk about lost imported European artifacts. Bring your own lunch, or order one from the American Legion. Dessert and beverages provided. Cost for the program is $2 for members; $5 for non-members. 410-848-6494.

Poetry reading

McDaniel College creative writing students will host a poetry night on May 14 at 7 p.m. at Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. 410-848-7272.