An Easter egg hunt will be held April 7, at 10 a.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Face painting, crafts, magic tricks and more. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting Carroll Hospice. 410-871-7220.
Hike the underdeveloped side of Piney Run Lake, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 10 a.m. A water bottle and light snack will be provided. Cost is $7. 410-795-6043.
Learn about owls at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 1 p.m. Dissect an owl pellet with tweezers, gloves and a magnifying glass. Cost is $7. 410-795-6043.
Journey to the stars
North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, presents the Westminster Astronomical Society's observatory director, Skip Bird, discussing ways to leave the planet and journey to the stars — through a telescope. The presentation is April 8 at 7 p.m. Observe the sun before and after the program. 410-386-4480.
The Historical Society of Carroll County will host a Box Lunch Talk: "The Strawbridge Home," April 9, at the American Legion, Westminster, from noon to 1 p.m. Beverage and dessert provided. Admission is $2 for members; $5 for nonmembers.
Children, ages 8 to 11, can make a piggy bank and learn how to save money April 9, 3 p.m., at the Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive. 410-386-4460.
Carroll County Recreation and Parks will offer a glass fusing class April 10, 6 p.m., at Glazed to Perfection, 2021 Liberty Road, Eldersburg. The cost is $45, with a $15 material fee due to the instructor. 410-386-2103.
Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will share medieval tales with princesses, knights, dragons and more April 10, 6:30 p.m. Make a craft and enjoy a snack. 410-386-4510.
Abe's second inaugural
President Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address will be the topic of a discussion led by Senator Joe Getty on April 10, at 7 p.m., at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. 410-386-4480.
Learn about dairy animals, meet a dairy goat and shake cream into butter on April 11, 2 p.m., at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4480.
Fans of the popular TV show, "Downton Abbey," can talk about the show at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, April 11, 7 p.m., while having tea provided by Sweet Simplici-Tea of Sykesville. 410-386-4460.
Baldwin's Station Restaurant, 7618 Main St., Sykesville, will host a performance by singer Dan Navarro on April 11, 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 410-795-1041.
Charlotte's Quest Nature Center, 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester, will host three programs April 12. At 1 p.m., children ages 10 and up will learn about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed; $2 for members; $3 for nonmembers. At 3 p.m., children ages 9 and up will have an outdoor classroom session, $2 for members; $3 for nonmembers. And at 4:30 p.m., children ages 9 and up can join an EarthKids Club for free. 410-374-3395.
Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, will host a Project Clean Stream on April 13, 9 a.m. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to get dirty. 410-386-3580.
New Windsor Fire Hall, 101 High St., New Windsor, will host a spring show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts and flea market items. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 410-857-1209.
Westminster Fire Department, 28 John St., Westminster, will host a Con and Currency show April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Thirty dealers will be present. 443-623-7025.
Carroll County Recreation and Parks will offer a sushi class April 13, at 10 a.m., at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, room E-125. 410-386-2103.
Carroll County Bear Branch Nature, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, will host the Westminster Astronomical Society on April 13, at 7:30 p.m., for a planetarium show. Bring a telescope or use one provided. Cost is $5. 410-386-3580.
Brunch on the hill
McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, will offer a Sunday brunch with live music April 14 at 11 a.m. for $8.50 or $12. 410-857-2290.
Celebrate the character Amelia Bedelia's 50th birthday April 15, 1 p.m., at the Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy. Crafts, activities and refreshments. 410-386-4470.
Hear Stephen Israel, a retired staff archaeologist from the U.S. Army Corps on Engineers, Baltimore, discuss his current Carroll County digs, April 16, 7 p.m., at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4480.
One Tree Productions will feature McDaniel College creative writing students, along with Kathy Mangan, presenting a poetry reading event April 16, 7 p.m., at Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Free. 410-848-7272.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun