which last weekend celebrated an international festival at the Service Center -- invites you to celebrate spring in town with its annual May Day Saturday.

The festivities begin with a sunrise breakfast, served by the Lions from 6 to 11 a.m. Latecomers can enjoy lunch from10:30 a.m. on. The Lionesses promise homemade soups, sandwiches and pies for diners.

After all that food, stroll through the flea market and craft booths and listen to the sounds of the Alesia Band. Children can join some organized games, too.

Historic pictures of the town and its surroundings also will be on display.

Check out antique cars parked around town. Or, you can take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage.

Information: 875-4021.


If it's music you seek, you'll have two chances this weekend and both are free.

The Carroll County Arts Council sponsors its annual Concert for Young Musicians at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The students of private music

teachers throughout the county will perform at Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 848-7272.

Treat yourself to classics and showtunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, when Carroll Community College presents "Bach to Broadway," directed by Paul Walker.

The program features a variety of songs by the college's chorus.

Come to the Great Hall, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 876-9620, Ext. 686.


For your dining and shopping pleasure, you have two churches giving you choices Saturday.

Messiah United Methodist Church has a yard sale with refreshments, including Spunny's fried chicken. You can take home some baked goods, too.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. on Middle Street, Taneytown. Information: 756-6085.

Zion United Methodist Church also is serving fried chicken dinners and carry-outs at its flea market.

Start shopping at 8 a.m. and stay until4 p.m.. Start feasting on dinner at 11 a.m.

The church is at 2716Old Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 857-4444.


Getyour bids in order and help some future seniors pay for graduation activities at the same time.

The Westminster High School Class of 1992 Boosters are sponsoring an art show and auction. More than 250 pieces of art will be available.

A $5 admission covers light refreshments. Door prizes will be raffled, too.

Hurry to East Middle School, Longwell Avenue, Westminster at 7 p.m. Saturday before it's going, going, gone.

Information: 848-9013.


Sunday you have two opportunities to do a little something for charity and exercise thoseleg muscles, too.

You can ride or sponsor a bicyclist in Bike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. in front of Cranberry Mall, Lot A, 400 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 346-7015.

Or, put your foot down on the pedal for the Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens. The organization plans its 19th annual Ride-A-Bike through the county.

Participants collect pledges and each will receive a cap. You might even win a prize.

Cyclists of all ages are invited to participate, following the Taneytown or Westminster routes. Various treks are planned,some up to 30 miles.

Get in gear at 1 p.m. Information: 848-4124.

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