Only three days are left until March, the "Celebration of Women in the Arts" Month, begins, and with it, recognition of the contribution by women in art, music, drama, film and literature at Carroll Community College.

Opening the festivities are two events: a reception for the month-long juried Art Show and Sale at 2:30 p.m., and Elaine Hedges from Towson State University speaking on "Women and Quilting in America" at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The art show features works from local women artists who will be on hand during the opening reception to talk about their works.

Hedges, who has published a book and articles about quilting, is professor of English and coordinator of women's studies at TSU.

Both events are free and open to the public at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Information: 876-9639.


Until March comes in, there are other things to do, such as seeing the Craig Lucas comedy, "Reckless," at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday or Saturday at Western Maryland College's understage in Alumni Hall.

The play is about the extremes of emotion experienced by a woman whose husband reveals that he has hired someone to kill her.

Tickets are $2 for the WMC community and $5 for the general public.

Information: 857-2599.


Feel like dancing? Check out the 1992 Chamber Music on the Hill series' rock 'n' roll party, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council and the musicdepartment of Western Maryland College, from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Westminster Riding Club, 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Tickets are $15.

Information: 848-7272 or 876-8550.


The rock 'n' roll party is just the start of a music-filled weekend around Carroll.

The Dug Hill Rod and Gun Club is having a '50s, '60s and '70s dancewith Just for Fun from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, Pleasant Valley Road.

Tickets are $8 per person.

Information: 374-6040.


Western Maryland College's Black Student Union is sponsoring a Gospel Jubilee in celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Saturday in Baker Memorial Chapel on the campus.

Information: 857-2265.


The Carroll County Arts Council hasits monthly Coffee House, featuring a diverse acoustic program at 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Winchester Exchange, 15 E. Main St., Westminster.

Admission is $4 for an evening of song, fellowship and food.

Information: 848-7272.


For the classical music lover, soprano Elaine Conover and pianist Christine Whiteleather will present a Mozart recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster.

The program will include Mozart's Fantasia No. 4 in C minor and Sonata in C major for piano and "Exultate, jubilate" for voice.

Information: 848-5816.


For a change of pace, doglovers can get their fill of the animals at the Carroll Kennel Club's two-day indoor Plan B and OB AKC-sanctioned match Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster.

Registration and judging start between 7 and 8 a.m. both days and continue till evening.

Information: 876-3219.


If you can't wait for that first baseball game, get warmed up at the baseball card show to benefit the Carroll County Indoor Soccer League, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department,66 E. Main Street.

Information: 848-0941.

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