Old Man Winter can't put a damper on the fun at Piney Run Park.

Bundle up the kids, tear yourself away from the television and get ready to pow wow at 6 p.m.

The Nature Center is offering food, stories and campfire camaraderie. What more could you want on a frigid February night?

Share a sure-to-please-the-kids meal of hot dogs, macaroni and baked beans. Cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 years and younger.

Bring a cozy quilt and nestle around an indoor campfire. The fire might be an imitation, but the atmosphere is sure to warm you.

American Indian lore will provide fodder for stories, told by Joann Hay.

The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.

Information: 795-6043.


The Chamber of Commerce is planning a different kind of pow wow tonight, too. You can conduct Business After Hours from 5 to 7 with members and guests.

Bring your business cards to World Elite Travel, 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster.

Information: 848-9050.


Top your evening off with All Four Fun, a singing foursome, performing at Western Maryland College at 8.

The quartet blendspop, Motown, blues, gospel, rock and jazz sounds as well as television's famous theme songs.

They also encourage audience participation. They regularly roam through the crowd and invite audience members to perform on stage with them.

The $5 admission includes desserts and coffee. You'll hear the music on the Dining Porch, of Decker College Center, Westminster.

Information: 857-2265.


Find out why Carroll County is the "Land of Plenty" at the Ag Days, Friday and Saturday at Cranberry Mall. See displays and demonstrations on various aspects of agriculture in the community.

Visit the Nutrition Bowl at 7 p.m. Friday. Crank your own ice cream at 7:30. Square dancing sets the stage Saturday at noon, followed by a fashion show.

Children won't be neglected, either. They could win the coloring contest or join the miniature tractor pull at 7 p.m. Saturday.



Rest up for a few days, because Saturday could be busy.

Start with lessons on how to stay hardy and healthy. The American Heart Association has "Healthy Heart Day" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Heights Pharmacy, 205 Washington Heights Medical Center, Westminster.

They will offer free blood pressure screenings, healthy treats to taste and recipes to try. The children will be entertained with videos and a clown, who creates balloon animals.

Information: 848-8900.


If you are into trains, drive to Mount Airy. See a model railroad layout, displayed by the Four County Society of Model Engineers. The open house features Mount Airy and Western model trains.

Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2 S. Main St.,Mount Airy. Information: 635-6285.


Teens won't be overlookedthis Saturday, either. The Westminster City Recreation Department sponsors monthly teen center dances from 7 to 10 p.m. at Longwell Armory.

Admission is $2 for all area middle school students. Information: 848-6962.


A musical "Lucifer" is loose in Gamber again. The band plays at Gamber and Community Fire Co.'s rock dance. Cost is $10 per person and includes beer and set-ups.

Doors open at 9 p.m. on Niner Road, Westminster. Information: 549-6268.


You'll find music at Western Maryland College at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Arts Council presents "Chamber Music on the Hill" featuring the Ancient Music Collegium.

Tickets are free and available at the door of Baker Memorial Chapel, Westminster.

Information: 848-7272.


Wind up your week with a bow to your partner. Join the Carroll Promenaders, a Western square dance club. Cost is $5 per couple and $2.50 for singles.

Calling runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at North Carroll High School, 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead.

Information: 876-3762.

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