Carroll Night Out: Carroll favorites return for another year

Search for eggs, car parts or the perfect Peep sculpture this week, as Carroll County traditions return for another year. The annual PEEPshow is back for another week-and-a-half of ogling and tasting the sugary marshmallow treats, while the Antique Automobile Club returns to give gearheads another chance to finish that lifelong project. In addition to these returning favorites, the Bear Branch Nature Center is introducing a program for the spring where guests are invited to stop by after dark.

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For fans of sculpture and sweets, the Carroll County Arts Council has brought back the annual PEEPshow for another celebration of the marshmallow treat. Community members have scoured the grocery stores, corner shops and the internet gathering up Peeps to sculpt into elaborate displays ranging from small dioramas to life-sized statues. Vote on your favorite pieces and enjoy specialty Peep treats as you tour the site.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 through Wednesday, April 6

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

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.carrollartscenter.org

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Antique Automobile Club of America Parts and Swap Meet


Still trying to put together that antique car, truck or motorcycle? Or are you a hipster who just likes the look of old machinery decorating your living room? No matter your compulsion, you're likely to find something to interest you at the 46th annual swap meet at the Carroll Ag Center. The event features hundreds of vendors, antique parts, custom pieces and enough car knowledge to turn you into an expert.

When: 8 a.m. Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26

Where; Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster

Cost: Free

For more information: Call 410-848-6704 or email info@carrollcountyagcenter.com.

Park in the Dark


Have you always wanted to prowl around the Bear Branch Nature Center after the sun goes down? Now's your chance. This Saturday, the center will open a new monthly program where local guests are invited to participate in a number of evening activities, from salamander searches to night hikes. On Saturday, guests are invited to search for Easter eggs by flashlight.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Where: Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road

Cost: $6

For more information: Call 410-386-2103