The upcoming weekend promises to be a big one for yard sale enthusiasts.
Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, mark the final days of the annual month-long garage sale fundraiser at Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, at 10790 Old Frederick Road (Route 99), in Woodstock.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no early birds), and the variety of merchandise is vast and ever-changing. All proceeds go toward caring for the animals at Frisky's.
To learn more about the sanctuary, go to http://www.friskys.org.
Down the road from Frisky's, at the intersection of Routes 32 and 99 in Sykesville, the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will also host a yard sale on Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vendors and sellers will set up behind the station and inside the building. Come check out the selection, rain or shine! For more information, go to http://www.wfvfd.org, or call Sandi Hawkins at 410-442-1471.
Do you know a disadvantaged Howard or Carroll County adult who requires routine dental care? On Saturday, April 27, Roschella & Zinger Dental Group will host a day of free dentistry for those in need, at 2500 Wallington Way, Suite 204, in Marriottsville. The office is located in the Silo Building, at the intersection of Marriottsville Road and Warwick Way.
The first 100 adult patients to register between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. may choose a free cleaning, filling or simple extraction by a local volunteer dentist or hygienist. To learn more, go to http://www.rzdds.com and select "Dentistry from the Heart."
St Andrew's Episcopal Church invites the community to an evening of fun, food, and fundraising on Saturday, May 4, 7 to 10 p.m., at 2892 Route 97, in Glenwood. Tickets cost $30 per person, and proceeds will benefit missions near and far, such as the church's Honduras outreach program and Rainbow Camp, a summer camp for Baltimore children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Call 410-489-4035 to purchase tickets, or go to http://www.standrewsglenwood.org to learn more about the event.
Although the month of May is best known for spring flowers, it also brings wine festivals to our community. The first will be the Sykesville Fine Art and Wine Festival on Sunday, May 5, noon to 5 p.m.
This event will feature live music and entertainment; juried artwork in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, paintings, and finely-crafted housewares; and, naturally, wine tasting.
To peek at this year's entertainment schedule or examples of previous artwork, go to http://www.sykesville.net/main.html. Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-795-8959.
Of course, May also brings spring concerts, and Marriotts Ridge High School has scheduled two dates — Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m.
The first performance will showcase the Women's Ensemble, the Men's Ensemble, Madrigals, the Percussion Ensemble, and Concert Band. Look for the Mustang Chorale, the String Ensemble, Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble on the second night.
Tickets cost $5 each, with a maximum of $20 per family for both nights.