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The North Carroll Senior and Community Center, along with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Woman's Club of Westminster, are co-hosting a Seniors At Work Art Show and Reception.

The event will take place from 1 until 3 p.m. Jan. 10 at the center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

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Light refreshments and music by the Victorian Parlor Ensemble will also be offered.

"The talented seniors from North Carroll Senior and Community Center have been creating some wonderful paintings. For years, we have been looking for a place in the community where we can display the art work created by the senior center students," Renee Deiaco, center director, wrote in an email. "This is our first art show and reception [at the center]. This art show will only be at our center for one day and then the paintings will be moved to the Carroll Nonprofit Center in Westminster. In the past, we have displayed art work and other entries that were entered by our seniors in the Carroll County 4-H Fair."

Students of Joanna Barnum's Drawing & Painting: Watercolor Class will have their paintings displayed Jan. 20-March 31 at the Carroll Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster. The woman's club Art Committee organizes art displays there throughout the year.

Barnum started teaching watercolor at the North Carroll Senior and Community Center in 2013. "Prior to that, I had taught as a teaching assistant while at MICA [Maryland Institute, College of Art], and had taught workshops in watercolor and drawing, but I was new to having my own ongoing watercolor class," Barnum wrote in an email. "Working with the seniors has been a wonderful experience. I find that I learn as much as they do by teaching them, and it has been gratifying to see the progress of each student, whether they started out as a complete beginner or an experienced painter."

There will be another exhibit, featuring additional senior students' paintings, at the Carroll Arts Center Gallery April 17-May 15.

The North Carroll Senior and Community Center will offer the following winter Drawing & Painting classes, with Barnum as instructor, beginning this month:

Drawing & Painting: Watercolor — Mondays, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, starting Jan. 5. This class is for students of all levels; beginners are welcome. The cost is $25 for a 10-week session.

Drawing & Painting — Tuesdays, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., starting Jan. 6. Students can work with the medium of their choice, such as oils, acrylics, pencil, etc. This class is for students of all levels. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $25 for a 10-week session.

Advance registration is preferred for the classes but walk-ins will be welcome, if space is available. For more information, contact Deiaco at 410-386-3900.

Bluegrass at Arcadia

Following a holiday break, bluegrass jams will resume Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Arcadia fire company activities building, 16020 Carnival Ave., Arcadia.

These Wednesday night jams happen from 7 until 10 on the stage and in the back hall, and all acoustic performers and groups are invited to play. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission is $3. Light food, snacks, coffee, soda and water are available for purchase.

The jams are held every Wednesday except for holidays, school closings, and when the snow emergency plan is in effect for Carroll or Baltimore counties.

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For more information, contact Bill or Linda Hale at 410-887-1576.

Jill Murphy covers Hampstead, Manchester and neighboring communities in the North Carroll area. She can be reached by email at jillmurphy.neighborhoods@netzero.com or by phone at 443-604-8619.

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