CCPL's Lynn Wheeler was instrumental in the construction and opening of the Finksburg Branch Library; the renovation of Westminster Branch; and the interior renovations to the North Carroll, Mount Airy, Eldersburg, and Taneytown branches. She plans to retire in November.
The 28th Festival of Carving will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Robert Moton Center in Westminster. The festival will feature displays by local and regional woodcarvers. There will also be a woodcarving competition, demonstrations, and woodcarvings for sale.
On April 14, men will literally walk a mile in women’s shoes for the 10th annual Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. The fancy footwork begins at 10 a.m. at Westminster’s Dutterer Park and proceeds through downtown Westminster to Westminster City Park.
The Department of Agriculture encourages dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy, which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices.
The Pipe Creek Civil War Roundtable will host a Corbit’s Charge Dance on Saturday, April 7. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. in the city of Westminster’s Recreation and Parks Family Fitness Center Gymnasium. Proceeds from the dance benefit the organization’s June Corbit’s Charge event.
Chefs are encouraged to submit simple but creative recipes that showcase ways the average Maryland family can prepare delicious, nutritious meals with locally produced food at home for the annual Buy Local Cookout.
Last year, artist Vivian Davis spent many cold afternoons in her garage creating an 8.5-foot sugary sculpture for Carroll County Arts Council’s PEEPshow. She won the grand prize award. The 11th annual PEEPshow will be held Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10.
This weekend, pick up last-minute gifts at Carroll County Farmers Market’s Easter Show. On Tuesday, check out McDaniel College’s best undergrad artwork during the annual “Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition."
Richard Eugene Tracey, 58, of Westminster, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault on separate occasions. He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center, according to electronic court records.
The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will host an Annie’s Project workshop Tuesdays, April 3 through May 8 at the Carroll Community College. The six sessions will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and include dinner.
The Carroll County Forestry Board will host a Fish Grow On Trees workshop at the Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster Saturday, April 7. The $10 workshop begins at 8:45 a.m. and features several speakers and discussion. A tree seedling pickup will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Spring Eggstravaganza egg hunts were divided into age groups 0 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, and 7 and up. The oldest children were allowed to hunt outside in the snow. Participants also enjoy seasonal crafts including making a mosaic egg and make-your-own bunny ears, face painting, and more.
Pushing their PEEPshow entry on a dolly from Peterson Hall down Westminster’s Main Street, McDaniel College professor Chloe Irla and the college’s physical plant staff took an hour to transport the replica of McDaniel’s Ward Memorial Arch and had to stop periodically to shovel snow out of the way.
Artists Julie and Ken Girardini say they were DIYers before it was cool. The Sykesville couple specializes in designing metal objects for the home: furniture, lighting, clocks, candleholders, as well as sculpture and fine art.
The first day of spring Tuesday began with a series of winter storms that are expected to continue through Wednesday evening. National Weather Service meteorologist Isha Renta said she expects 8 to 12 inches of snow in most of Carroll County by 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In an effort to raise funds for their education programs, habitat restoration projects, and advocacy work in Maryland, the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will host a Pigs & Prawns Dinner & Benefit Saturday, April 7.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is asking people to think twice before bringing chicks and other live poultry into their homes. The risk of illness from improper handling is high, especially for those who do not follow the proper biosecurity procedures.
Williams, of Baltimore, is currently showing his original acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings with other artists at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster Gallery at the Carroll Nonprofit Center in Westminster. The show continues through May 18.
Endeavoring to make science fun for everyone, the Knorr Brake Co. sponsored a science, technology, engineering and mathematics night at Taneytown Elementary School on Thursday. Sixty-seven students and their families attended the Olympics-themed event.
With six studio albums and a double CD collection to date, Barleyjuice has been featured in television episodes of “The Office” and “King of the Hill” as well as feature films such as “Driven." Saturday's show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Friday, March 16.
University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners Grow It, Eat It lecture series will begin Saturday, March 17. Topics include considerations for planning a new garden, Master Gardeners' favorite veggies and fruits, how to tackle weeds, as well as which insects to discourage.
The Harlem Wizards will visit Westminster High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game against a team of teachers called The Westminster Heat. Proceeds will benefit the Westminster High School Class of 2019.
Mike Naugle, 71, has recently completed more than 21,000 miles on an Expresso stationary bike at Health Unlimited Family Fitness & Aquatic Center in Mount Airy. He plans to pedal the earth’s 24,901-mile circumference by June 21 all the while raising $7,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
After being approved by the Carroll County Commissioners to use the land behind the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, the Friends of South Carroll Dog Park will hold several fundraising meetings.
Support local students at Liberty High School’s production of “The Little Mermaid” March 9, 10, 16, and 17. Two showings of the Academy Award-winning “Zorba the Greek” will be screened Friday, March 9.
Teelin Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. These world-class Irish step dancers have been enthralling audiences with their award-winning choreography since 2001.
Sixth-graders at Westminster East Middle School will donate approximately 200 bowls to be used during The Shepherd’s Staff’s second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Hundreds of bowls were also created by other local schools, civic groups, and volunteers.