10 Days: A guide to upcoming events in Carroll County, May 5-14

Sunday 5/5

Wine and art

Sykesville will host a Fine Art and Wine Festival on May 5 at noon, on Main Street. More than 60 artists, local and national wine, food and live entertainment.

Wildflower walk

Walk through Hashawha at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, with a naturalist on May 5 at 1 p.m. Learn about flowers' lore and uses. Cost is $5. 410-386-3580.

Family sounds

Carroll County Community Concert Association presents Fabulous Family Entertainment on May 5 at 3 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. 410-848-7123.

Monday 5/6


McDaniel College's a cappella vocal ensemble, The Madrigal Singers, will perform at Baker Chapel, 2 College Hill, Westminster, on May 6 and May 7, at 7:30 p.m. each night. http://www.mcdaniel.edu.

Tuesday 5/7

Movie night

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will host a cult classic movie night on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Films rated PG or PG-13 will be shown. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4510.

Wednesday 5/8

Library science

Children form birth to age 5 can participate in a variety of play centers at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Reading, artwork and play time for skill development will be featured. An adult is expected to attend with child. 410-386-4460.

Amateur astronomy

The Westminster Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and a guest speaker will be featured.

Thursday 5/9

Chicken or egg

Children ages 5 to 11 can meet some chicks and learn about their development and care at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount on May 9 at 2 p.m. 410-386-4480.

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Vegetable fun

Carroll County 4-H will host a session of the MyPlate Nutrition Program on May 9 at 2 p.m. at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg. Learn about vegetables, play a game and make a snack. 410-386-4460.

Duct tape

Use duct tape of all colors to make rose pens, picture frames and more at Taneytown Library 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, at 7 p.m. 410-386-4510.

Friday 5/10

Up and active

Westminster Recreation and Parks Department will show youngsters how to become more active and have fun. A session will be held at Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, on May 10 at 10 a.m. A snack will be served. 410-386-4490.

Nature talks

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center, 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester, hosts the following events on May 10: At 1 p.m., Ecoadventures: Chesapeake Bay Watershed for ages 10 and up. $3 for non-members; $2 for members. At 3 p.m., Outdoor classroom will teach natural science using binoculars and microscopes, for ages 9 and up. $3 non members; $2 members. And at 4:30 p.m., Earthkids Club for ages 9 and up offers community service hours while learning about the environment. Free. 410-374-3395.

Family night

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will host an after-hours family program at 6 p.m. May 10. Families can compete in games of fun and fast-thinking logic, all based on the television show, "Minute to Win It." Prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be served. 410-386-4510.


Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will present the play, "Pocahontas," on May 10 at 7 p.m. Child actors, singers and dancers will be featured as historical characters, forest spirits and animals. The cost is $10; $7 for members, students 18 and under and seniors. Additional performances are May 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. 410-848-7272.

"Pocahontas" / Carroll Arts Center

Saturday 5/11

Flower show

Rhododendron Society Show and Sale will take place on May 11 at 7 a.m., at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Also May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 410-848-6704.

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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.

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.

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