There’s nothing like spending family time together, and Family Movie Afternoon at the Westminster branch library offers an opportunity to do just that
On February 17, at 2 p.m. families can enjoy “Back to the Future,” a classic movie for all ages, at the Westminster library, 50 E. Main Street, Westminster.
In this 1985 sci-fi classic, small-town teen, Marty McFly is thrown back into the '50s and into his parents dating life, after his eccentric scientist friend, Doc Brown involves him in an experiment gone wrong.
Racing into another era in a modified DeLorean, Marty realizes that — to ensure his future existence — he must make sure his parents fall in love. Then, he has to find his way home to save the life of Doc Brown.
Westminster branch manager, Christina Kuntz says ages 3 to adult are invited to this fun afternoon.
“It’s a classic, fun movie,” she said. “We think it has a wide appeal. People are welcome to bring popcorn or pretzels or whatever their favorite movie snack is. We love for families to come in and have a great time together. We hope it provides a fun activity for the family to enjoy.”
Kuntz said the library has been holding a first Sunday movie and a third Sunday movie for some time and they have more planned through May.
“The First Sunday Movie Time is more for adults, but the Third Sunday Family Movie Time is geared toward families,” Kuntz said. “Those movies are rated PG or G.”
In addition to the upcoming family movie, Kuntz said adults will enjoy the movie “Labyrinth” on March 3, and families can see “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on March 17.
No preregistration is required for movie nights. Visit the library website at library.carr.org for upcoming movie titles and ratings. For more information, call 410-386-4490.
Family commitments, religion and poverty come together to change a young man’s plans in “The Harvest,” a play to be presented by the Carroll Community College Theatre Program on February 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Scott Center at the college.
The show will be directed by John Kenneth DeBoer.
“I’m a faculty member at the University of Montana,” DeBoer said. “I was scheduled to be on a sabbatical. An old friend of mine from graduate school, Jane Frazier [director of the theatre program at the Carroll Community College] invited me out to direct something at the college. This play is one I’ve known from some time. The playwriter, Samuel D. Hunter is an old friend, and it’s the perfect play for a college, with age-appropriate roles. [Hunter] said no college has ever done this play before. He helped us secure the rights through his agent.”
DeBoer said the actors are primarily students from Carroll Community College.
“The play is about a group of evangelical students who are planning a trip to the Middle East,” DeBoer said, noting that it takes place in Idaho Falls, Idaho. “I thought it was a good fit because the characters have similar concerns to students at the college. They are young people trying to negotiate their personal lives, relationships and faith, as well as other things that drive people.”
Among the group of evangelical students, one of the characters is a young man who has recently lost his father. He buys a one way ticket for the missionary trip, but his plans become tangled when his estranged sister returns home with a mission of keeping him home.
“The play has ambiguous themes,” DeBoer said. “I like plays where you don’t really know where the plot is going. The relationship between the characters and the interactions they have are more important than the plot.”
The Scott Center is located on the campus of Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
Tickets cost $10 for Adults, and $5 for Faculty, Staff, Students, Seniors and may be purchased at www.instantseats.com. Search for “The Harvest”, or for more information call 410-386-8279.
DeBoer said, “If people want to enjoy an emotional night of theatre that challenges their expectations and what motivates people to do what they do they should come and enjoy this thoughtful production.”
Fun classes for seniors
Did you know that seniors can join classes at Carroll Lutheran Village on Drawing and Painting as well as myriad others? Each class is an integral part of CLV’s Lifelong Learning series for older adults in Carroll County, with minimal costs attached.
“The Lifelong Learning program offers mature adults the opportunity to be engaged in life,” said Laura Sinnott, Director of Resident Life at Carroll Lutheran Village. “Classes always include a variety of physical, cognitive, educational and recreational programs designed to encourage discovery and delight.”
Included on the list of classes are Tai Chi classes, Drawing and Painting, and Winter Art Project classes that you can take individually or take all of them. There’s a Bone Building class, a class on Teasing Your Brain and more.
“For the February 21st offering that is part of the Winter Art Projects series – Susan Williamson from [the] Carroll Arts Center will be on campus teaching a class on making stepping stones,” said Lisa Albin, Director of Church and Public Relations. “I’m not sure people realize that we have instructors come on campus – like Susan and others from the Community College, hospital, etc. - that offer free or very affordable learning opportunities for older adults.”
Check out all the classes in Carroll Lutheran Village’s Lifelong Learning Series by visiting them online at clvillage.org/lifelong-learning.
Registration is required for all courses and sessions by contacting the Wellness Center at 443-605-1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carroll Lutheran Village is located at 300 Saint Luke Circle, Westminster.
A cash bingo will be held on Friday evening, Feb. 22, at North Carroll Community School, 401 Stone Road in Westminster.
The $25 ticket price includes 20 Regular Games, featuring cash payouts of between $25 and $100 per game. Additional Cards can be purchased for $5 per pack the day of the event.
Also look for four Showstopper games with prizes valued at $250 or more. The Showstopper games cost $3 per game of four for $10. A $1,000 Jackpot game can also be played for $5 per card.
Look for good food for sale, a 50/50 raffle and pull cards, too.
Look for a basket raffle as well with tickets costing $2, or three tickets for $5. Each basket will be filled with donated items — things like Posh, Paparazzi, and Scentsy, Piphany, and other neat items.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with games beginning at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the North Carroll Community School, helping keep tuition cost down for students.