Coming Attractions: Teelin Irish Dance returning to Carroll Arts Center

Coming Attractions: Teelin Irish Dance returning to Carroll Arts Center
On Saturday, March 9, Teelin Irish Dance will give two performances at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster at 3 and 7 p.m., featuring spirited Irish dance and a variety of live Celtic music. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. (Courtesy photo)

Are you tired of winter? Getting a little cabin fever? Get out of the house and enjoy spending time at the Carroll Arts Center! We have movies, concerts and exhibits for the whole family. You can find out more about all our programs at If you aren’t a member of the Carroll County Arts Council, please consider joining. A family membership is only $40, and you get a 10 percent discount on most programs.

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Tomorrow night is your last chance to participate in the 16th Annual Foreign Film Festival, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) and sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Co. Coming up on Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. is the classic “Cinema Paradiso” from Italy. This is the beautiful, enchanting story of a Sicilian boy who is mesmerized by movies at his local theater, where he is befriended by the projectionist (remember those?) who encourages him to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.


Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., see what the buzz is about when you view the Oscar Nominated Shorts! You’ll see all the live action and animated shorts before the awards are presented later that evening at the Academy Awards. If you are brave enough to wear shorts, we’ll give you a free small popcorn. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Thanks to Double Diamond Construction for sponsoring this event.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 9. For two shows, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Teelin Irish Dance will be on hand with their innovative presentation that features spirited Irish dance and a variety of live Celtic music. Their thunderous percussive choreography is only surpassed by the thunderous applause when this talented dance company takes the stage. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors, and they are sure to go fast! Thanks to Blair Reid and John Glenn for sponsoring this event.

Keep that Celtic energy going for the next weekend when we bring back a perennial favorite, Barleyjuice! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Philadelphia’s Celtic Rockers are back, along with their rowdy following of “Juicers.” Get your tickets early — they regularly sell out. Tickets are $30 for adults and $27 for students and seniors. Thanks to Dr. Patrick Gallagher, O’Lordan’s Irish Pub, and Ting for sponsoring this event!

A View from the Gallery

As you may have noticed from the PEEP-flavored creamer, PEEP-inspired breakfast cereal, and PEEP-themed displays in all the stores, Easter is right around the corner, and you know what that means in Carroll County! PEEPshow!

If you would like to enter a marshmallow masterpiece into the exhibit, you have a few more weeks to register, plan out and prepare your confectionary creation. You can register online until March 15. If you are more of a spectator than and exhibitor, mark your calendar for April 12-24. The 12th Annual PEEPshow will have all the fun you have come to expect, including the PEEP-Mobile, PEEPs mascots, PEEPs candy, and new this year — PEEPs slushies! Come vote for your favorites!

You still have time to see our winter gallery exhibits. For the month of February in the Tevis gallery, experience “Elements,” as local artists explore the role of earth, air, fire and water in their creative lives. Artists include representatives from The Art of Fire, working in glass; Maggie Ball, using found objects from nature; Nicole Diem and Alex Simms working in ceramics; Charlotte Laslo, metalsmithing; Virginia Vincent Sperry, rust photography and sculpture; and Thomas Sterner, wood.

In the Community Gallery, we have “Inspired by Pearls,” where 24 quilters from the Four County Quilters Guild, which includes Carroll and surrounding counties, were challenged with the theme of a pearl. This exhibit features their interpretations in quilted fiber embellished with mixed media and pearls.

Behind the Scenes

You can still register your child for our Make It and Take It art classes. Ages 5–8 still have five more Tuesday until March 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., ages 9–12 will meet six Thursdays starting tonight, Feb. 7, also 5 to 6:30 p.m. This is more than refrigerator art! Registration is $120, and members of the Carroll Arts Center get a 10 percent discount.

If you have enjoyed programs at the Carroll Arts Center would like to volunteer, click the “Volunteer Sign Up” button on our website at