Calling all players.

If you love bingo, you will have at least 91chances to shout and win Friday night at the Union Bridge Firehall.

For an initial investment of $30, you will get dinner plus your fill of cards to mark and refreshments all night long.

Glendy Villaand Ken Taylor, real bingo fans and regular players at Union Bridge's weekly bingo, have organized the evening that will benefit the town's volunteer fire company. They have played at similar events until the wee hours of the morning, she said.

"We might break up around 4or 5 a.m.," she said. "We get a real cross-section of people and everybody has a great time."

Reservations are required. The games begin at 8 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. until then.

The hall is on Locust Street. Information: 775-2223.


Piney Run Park wants to help you unwind from the stresses of your work week on a TGIF cruise aboard the lake's pontoon at 6 p.m. Friday. Cost is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.

If you can arrive at the park a little earlier in the afternoon, several other cruises are on tap for the same boarding cost. You can search for cattails along the lake shores at 1:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. join a nature exploration, learning about the park's animal and plant life. Or, watch for waterfowl with a nature guide at 4 p.m.

The park and the pontoon are at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.


This weekend is your last chance to mix laughs with a little conventional wisdom.

Western Maryland College's Theatre on the Hill presents "Nunsense" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The musical comedy features the antics of several sisters in the throes of financial crises. Tickets are $12.50 foradults, $10.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for children.

Curtain rises at Alumni Hall, Westminster. Information: 857-2448.


You can market at the market Saturday or Sunday.

In Westminster, the Carroll County Farmers Market is selling for the 20th season.

This Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., you also can see demonstrations of leather crafts by Don Buhrman and wood carving by David Flora.

Breakfast and lunch are available, too, at the Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster. Information: 848-7748.

Or, do your shopping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Carroll Farmers Market. The fresh fruits will be on sale on Hemlock Road, Eldersburg. Information: 374-2928.


Feast on steamed crabs and dance the night away from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Sykesville Freedom District FireDepartment's Social Hall on Route 32.

Jim Purdum Band provides the sounds. Cost is $17 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Information: 795-9311.


The Carroll County Democratic Club inviteseveryone, regardless of party affiliation, to its annual family picnic. Cost is $5 for singles and $10 for families.

The party needs reservations for the festivities, which begin at 3 p.m. Sunday and continue until dark.

This convention is at Landon Burns Park, Center Street, Westminster. Information: 848-0632.


The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Arts Council are again sponsoring "Concerts in the Park."

Peabody Ragtime Ensemble premieres the series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hashawha Environmental Appreciation Center on John Owings Road, Westminster.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free evening of music under the stars. Information: 857-2103.

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