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Tuskegee Airmen honored with airport celebration

Carroll residents will have a chance to see a piece of history Saturday, as the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron brings the film "Rise Above" and a P-51c Mustang to the Carroll County Regional Airport as part of its mission to spread the word about the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Rise Above

This event will focus on the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, the country's first black military pilots, and will feature a P-51c Mustang on display as well as a screening of the film "Rise Above," based on the airmen's military accomplishments. These pilots, who fought in World War II, served their country while subject to racial discrimination both in their day-to-day lives and within the military structure.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9

Where: Carroll County Regional Airport, 200 Airport Drive, Westminster

Cost: $5 per car

For more information: Visit redtail.org or call 410-876-5505.

Around the County

Westminster Symphony Orchestra

The Westminster Symphony Orchestra, featuring musicians from both Carroll Community College and McDaniel College will perform its annual spring concert Saturday. The orchestra is directed by McDaniel professor Linda Kirkpatrick and will feature a performance of works by George Handel, Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin and Peter Warlock. The performance will be based around the theme of "Inspiration" and will tackle each of the composers' outside influences, including African-American spirituals, dance music of the Renaissance and bohemian folk music.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9

Where: Scott Center, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster

Cost: Tickets are $5. Students and faculty of McDaniel and Carroll Community College are admitted free.

For more information: Visit carrollcommunitycollege.com or call 410-386-8000.

'Just Desserts'

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The Little Community Theater, organized by St. Paul's United Church of Christ, will host an interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show, "Just Desserts," this weekend. The show tells of the murder of a charity bake-off competition judge who despises sweets. The performance will involve audience interaction, including the ability to interrogate the contestant suspects. Before the show, the theater will feature a silent auction, with proceeds from the evening supporting the community outreach programs of St. Paul's and The Shepherd's Staff.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, May 8

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

Cost: $25

For more information: Contact Sharon Templeton at 410-751-9577 or email sharonandtomtempleton@gmail.com.

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