Create, assimilate, and ruminate at these upcoming local events

Channel your creative side for a good cause at COB51 Art Studio in Westminster on Saturday, Feb. 17. The studio will host a bowl-making event for the vessels that will be used during The Shepherd’s Staff’s Empty Bowls fundraiser Sunday, March 18. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the community is invited to sample Asian cuisine and learn about Asian culture with McDaniel students, faculty and staff during the annual Taste of Asia cultural dinner. Plan ahead and get your tickets for Carroll Community College’s version of “1984,” set for Thursday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 25.

Bowl Making

COB51 Art Studio in Westminster will host a bowl-making event Saturday afternoon for the vessels that will be used during The Shepherd’s Staff’s Empty Bowls fundraiser Sunday, March 18. This is a family-friendly event and you can paint as many bowls as you like for $14 each.You can choose the shape and style of your bowl and create a work of art on it either by painting it or by marbleizing it.


Empty Bowls is an international grassroots project to fight hunger, personalized by organizations on a community level. For each event, guests are served a simple meal of soup and bread and take home a ceramic bowl as a reminder of how many go empty around the world. Money raised at Empty Bowls events is donated to local organizations to support those in need in their community.

When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17


Where: COB51 Art Studio — Westminster, 51 E Main St., Westminster

Cost: $14

For tickets, visit https://www.cob51.com/calendar-of-events and click on Feb. 17. For questions, call 410-491-1172.

Taste of Asia

McDaniel College’s Asian Community Coalition student organization will host its annual Taste of Asia cultural dinner Thursday, Feb. 22. Guests can learn about Asian culture, enjoy performances and sample Asian cuisine. The event is open to the public as well as McDaniel students, faculty and staff.

The theme for this year’s dinner is “Asia Through the Ages,” according to a McDaniel news release. Student-produced performances include a zodiac skit that tells the story of how the Chinese zodiac animals came to get their order and a skit that discusses the modern aspects of Asian entertainment, specifically music and dance. In addition, Tai Yim’s Lion Dancers, members of Tai Yim’s Kung Fu School present the ancient lion dance, which is an integral part of Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures.

The dinner is catered by Ying Thai Cuisine in Westminster. The menu includes green curry with vegetables, broasted fried chicken, steamed white rice, vegetarian gyoza, pad Thai, coconut ice cream, wonton chips and mango juice.

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22

Where: Decker Center Forum, McDaniel College

Cost: $15

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 410-857-2794 or emailing acc@mcdaniel.edu.


Carroll Community College will present George Orwell’s “1984” at the Theater in the Scott Center Thursday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 25. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of five Party members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor and the audience. Directed by Jane Frazier, this ferocious and provocative adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan is intended for mature audiences.

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, Friday, Feb. 23, Saturday, Feb. 24. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25


Where: Theater in the Scott Center, 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster

Cost: $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, Carroll students, faculty/staff with ID

For more information, call 410-386-8279.

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