In the market for some art? Get your bids ready and prepare to deck the walls at home.

Paintings are going, going and gone as the Knights of Columbus sponsor a benefit auction Saturday at St. Joseph's Church on Route 26 in Eldersburg.

Browse through the more than 250 pieces at the 6:45 p.m. preview.Bidding begins at 7:45.

While you are doing your spring redecorating, you will be supporting the Robert H. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund, too. Since the program began, the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council has awarded six scholarships to county students.

Tickets will be available at the door. The $5 admission includes hors d'oeuvres,beer, wine and soda. Liberty High School's music ensemble will provide the sounds for the evening.

Information: 795-6129.


Westminster Library offers some green plots among its stacks at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Get your spring planting off to a good start as Lou Scharon presents the real scoop.

Registration required, if you want to hear "Small Plot Home

Vegetable Gardening."

Information: 848-4250.


You still have time to catch "Godspell," the musical adaptation of the Gospel of St. Matthew, on stage at Western Maryland College.

Curtain rises at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $5.

Information: 857-2599.


If you like lighter fare, try the spring dinner theater at Frock's, Bond Street in Westminster. The Carroll Players are staging "No Sex Please, We're British" Thursday through Saturday.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Themenu includes shrimp, beef and turkey with all the trimmings. Showtime is 8.

Cost is $16 per person, with a $1 discount if you go on Thursday.

Information: 876-2220.


A March Hare Ball comes toCarroll Friday and benefits Friday Target in its work with the developmentally disabled.

Your $50 donation includes dinner and dancingwith Zim Zemarel Orchestra. Cocktails and socializing begin at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing until 1 a.m.

Martin's Westminster on Route 140 is the place. Black tie is optional.

Information: 848-9090.


Put on your walking shoes and prepare to shop at Liberty High from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The PTSA has 200 vendors at its annual craft fair and flea market. Admission is freeand refreshments are available all day.

The school is on Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

Information: 549-7254.


The Arts Council plans a treat for parents and children at 2 p.m. Saturday. The tale, "Androcles and the Lion," will be on stage at Carroll Community College.

No tickets are necessary. Everyone attending receives a sweet treat and could win a door prize.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Information: 848-7272.


WestminsterFire Co. sponsors a Double Play Dance. "Cross Country" and "Travelin' Lite" play continuous music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $17 per couple and includes beer and set-ups. The fire hall is at 66 Main St. Information: 848-0233.


Want to stay out of the kitchen Sunday? Leave early for breakfast and dine out all day.

Union Bridge Fire Co. serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

The Fire Hall is on Locust Street.

Information: 775-7422.


Then, drive on to Gamber and Community Fire Co. on Niner Road, Finksburg. A bull and oyster roast begins at 1 p.m.

You can dance away some calories as "Country Seasons" provides the music from 2 to 6 p.m.

The cost is $18 per person.

Information: 549-1510.

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