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Celebrate Valentine's Day with these Carroll events

For those looking for a night out with their significant other, or even those who have so far been unlucky in love, Carroll's providing quite a few opportunities to get out and celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

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Blue Crescent Syncopators

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D.C.-based jazz band Blue Crescent Syncopators is known for their renditions of traditional jazz and swing numbers from the '20s and '30s. The band will perform their New Orleans-inspired tunes for a special Valentine's Day concert at the Carroll Arts Center Saturday. The band features Jay Miles on bass, Greg Williams on drums, Anita Thomas on reeds, David Sager on trombone, Jon Mathis on cornet and Craig Gildner on vocals, piano and guitar.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster

Cost: $15 adults, $13 Carroll County Arts Council members, children younger than 18 and seniors older than 60.

For more information: Visit http://www.carrollartscenter.org or call 410-848-7272.

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"Love Letters"

The Mount Airy Arts Alliance is hosting Valentine's weekend performances of the play "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. The show, directed by Charles Beck and starring Kiersten Harris and Scott Rolle, features readings of love letters between two childhood friends read aloud back and forth.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14.

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Where: 102 S. Main Street, Mount Airy.

Cost: $8 for alliance members and $10 for non members.

For more information: Visit http://www.mtairyartsalliance.org or call 301-606-5890.

Valentine's Dances

Those looking to boogie with their special sweetheart will have a pair of chances this Valentine's weekend. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and the Union Bridge Fire Company and are each holding Valentine's Dances. The Union Bridge dance will feature live music by Big Jack and is 21 and older, while the PFLAG dance is open to all ages.

What: PFLAG Valentine's Dance

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When: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15

Where: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St., Westminster

Cost: Suggested $5 donation for adults and $2 donation for students

For more information: Visit http://www.pflagwcc.org or call 410-861-0488.

What: Union Bridge Valentine's Dance

When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14

Where: Union Bridge Fire Company building, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge

Cost: $15 per person

For more information: Email clkeeney@gmail.com or call 410-596-7652.

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