Francis Scott Key High School’s performance of “Into the Woods” takes center stage in the high school auditorium the next two weekends.

On Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6; Friday April 12, and Saturday, April 13, the curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors (age 62 and over). Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or at the door the evening of the performance.


A sensory friendly show will be held Saturday April 6, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets for this show are $5. Heidi Eiwen, production manager of the play said: “While this performance is open to the public, it is important to recognize that this show is geared towards our special needs community and will be different than our full-length evening shows.”

A second matinee performance will be held Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. This matinee is also only Act One, intended for younger children and their families. Tickets are $5 each for students and adults.

Under the direction of Roberta Gore, an English teacher at Francis Scott Key, “Into the Woods” is a musical in two acts.

“Act One of ‘Into the Woods’ takes us into familiar fairytales like ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Rapunzel,’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ Our characters meet in the woods and by Act One’s end, everyone finds his ‘happily ever after,’” Gore said. “Unpleasantly, Act Two turns the familiar phrase ‘happily ever after’ on its head, and we see beneath the covers what happens when giants seek revenge and princes are raised merely to charm. Finally, our characters emerge from the woods wiser, and far better able to navigate each one’s own ‘ever after.’”

Zach Brown plays the Baker, Cailah Moss is the Baker’s Wife, Caroline Freundel plays the Witch, Luke Taylor as Jack, Kayla Hornby as Jack’s Mom, Cinderella is played by Lily Freundel, Taliyah Johnson plays Red, Dillon Taylor plays Wolf, and Rapunzel is played by Val Schneider.

Gore will be assisted by student director Justin Patterson, who in also serves as the student choreographer. Music is under the direction of Matt Lamb, chorus teacher at FSK. Costumer is Amanda Hamilton, a student at FSK. In addition to the starring roles, nearly 100 students are involved as musicians, stage crew and technical crew.

Crab cake sale at New Windsor Fire House

The Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company will be holding a crab cake sale on Tuesday, April 30 at Windsor Station, 101 High Street, New Windsor. Choice of fried or raw crab cakes must be ordered in advance. Cost is $6 for each crab cake. Call 410-635-2909 or 410-775-7402 to place your order. Deadline to place orders is April 18. Raw crab cakes can be picked up after 10 a.m. Fried crab cakes will be available for pick up after 11 a.m. All orders must be picked up at Windsor Station by 2 p.m. on April 30.

Road to Recovery 5K to benefit Sober Truth

The Road to Recovery 5K Run and Family Trot is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m to noon at Baugher’s Apple Orchard, 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all participants. Proceeds will benefit Sober Truth, a substance abuse treatment program that provides treatment for adults suffering with addiction. Registration is just $35 before the event and $45 on race day.

To register for the run to go Registration is open through midnight, April 24. If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Free showing of ‘Heroin Still Kills’

The Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Public Library will be the site of a viewing of the education video “Heroin Still Kills,” Tuesday April 9, at 6:30 p.m. The video is a reboot of the original film, “Heroin Kills,” which was originally produced by Linda Auerback, the Carroll County Health Department’s substance use prevention supervisor. The showing is sponsored by Families Against the Stigma of Addiction.

West Carroll: Churches hosting bingo fundraisers; bazaar bringing Christmas experience to spring

Saint James Lutheran Church will host a basket bingo at the Union Bridge Community Center on Saturday, April 6.