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Staff reportTake an old-fashioned carriage ride Saturday and see the town as New Windsor celebrates the month of May. Come early. Breakfast will be served from 6 to 10 a.m.; and stay for lunch from 10:30 a.m. on. See an antique car show, shop through the flea market and crafts tables all day at the Carnival Grounds. Information: 875-4287.

With so many markets and celebrations going on, you will have trouble deciding where to go.

On Friday, join the senior citizens in the Community Jubilee honoring Older Americans Month. The day includes crafts, entertainment, guided tours, free wagon rides, health information and screenings, bingo and special guests Susan White-Bowden and Stu Kerr.

See a display of art works and watch artisans demonstrate century-old skills. Admission is $1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 876-2667.

Before you set out to market Saturday, get fortified with an old-fashioned pancake -- buckwheat and buttermilk -- breakfast featuring at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren. To get diners in the shopping mode, the church has a craft table, too.

Cost is $4.25 for adults and $3 for children from 6 to 11:30 a.m. at 818 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster. Information: 239-3689.

Put on your shopping shoes and get going Saturday.

Emory United Methodist Church and Community sponsors a yard sale and lunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 91, Upperco. Information: 833-6596.

St. George's Episcopal Church has Country Craft Fair, with children's activities, baked goods and an auction. Fair begins from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2434 Cape Horn Road, Hampstead. Information: 374-2344.

Your shopping dollars will help build a tot lot on Jennifer Way in Sykesville. Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the site. Information: 795-9480.

You can take dinner home with you from Zion United Methodist Church's flea market. Shop for collectibles, housewares, and usable clothing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster.

Fried chicken dinners and baked goods will be ready from 11 a.m. for eat in or carry out. Cost is $4 per diner. Information: 848-9050.

Step back in time to the days of old at the Renaissance Festival, sponsored by Carroll Hospice and the William Winchester Country Inn. Artists, entertainers and tasty tidbits are on tap.

Admission is $3 per person from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday at the inn, Bishop and Center streets, Westminster. Information: 876-8044.

Sunday, relax and enjoy the music of 60 voices as the Choral Arts Society presents its spring concert. Selections include Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and American spirituals and admission is free.

Songs begin at 3 p.m. in Western Maryland College's Baker Chapel, Westminster. Information: 549-1557.

Also on Sunday, watch or join the dance as volunteers participate in American Heart Association's Dance for Heart. Performers have collected pledges for every minute they move across the floor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Four Seasons Sports Complex and Fitness Center, Route 482, Hampstead. Information: 876-1029.

In the mood for blues? Wind up your weekend with local artists, who join Kelly "Dr. Blue" James in Blues Jam at 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8 at the door of Frock's, Bond Street, Westminster. You will save $1, if you call ahead for tickets. Information: 876-6315.

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