Piney Run Lake becomes the Mediterranean for Grecian cruise


Shut your eyes and let your imagination drift Friday as you sail off to Greece. You will be aboard the Ava Irene, coasting on the waters of Piney Run Lake, but the captain and crew will do whatever they can to portray all things Grecian.

On the pontoon bedecked in a Greco theme, you will savor snacks from Mediterranean recipes. You are welcome to wear a costume and join in the songs and sounds of Greece. Cost is $5 per person, for adults only, and reservations are required.

Sail away at 5:30 p.m. from the dock near 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.

* Cascade Lake also offers sounds near the water. At 7 p.m. Friday, hear Colgan Brothers Band's rock sounds. Admission is $4 at Syndersburg Road, Hampstead. Information: 374-9111.

* Not a hearty sailor? Take a seat at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Alumni Hall on Western Maryland College's campus.

Theatre on the Hill presents "Fiddler on the Roof," the first of the this season's shows. Admission is $13 for adults and $7 for children. Information: 876-2055.


Saturday, put on your walking shoes and get ready to shop.

The Annual Reese Flea Market and Craft Festival features more than 250 vendors displaying items from antiques to yard sale bargains, all over the Route 140. Carnival Grounds.

No need to leave hungry, either. They are serving pit beef, pizza and many other refreshments. The Gingham Square Dancers will perform.

Admission and parking are free. Sales run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with rain date set for Sunday. Information: 848-8508.

* While in Westminster Saturday, stop in at the Carroll County Farmers Market. You will find fresh produce, baked goods, plants and handmade crafts.

This week see demonstrations including hand-dipped candles with Dody and David Fleckenstein and crocheting with Kathryn Frock. Market opens from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 5 on Smith Avenue, Westminster. Information: 848-7748.

* Need a car cleaning? Let Boy Scout Troop 630 do the washing for you from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cranberry Square Shopping Center, Route 140, Westminster. Information: 875-2347.

* Learn how to stay healthy and fit this weekend at Carrolltowne Mall. The mall and Baltimore County General Hospital sponsor "Sports and Fitness for Health" Fair and offer everything you ever wanted to know about staying healthy.

Events include blood profile screenings, seminars and an aerobathon; events run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on Route 26, Eldersburg. Information: 781-7070.

* History buffs should visit North Carroll Library Saturday. A Civil War Encampment with "20th Maine Volunteers: On the Way to Gettysburg," takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Information: 848-4285.

* Saturday also is your last chance for Cranberry Square Shopping Center's series of free outdoor concerts. Bring your chair and take a seat for bluegrass sounds by Legal Tender from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Route 140 and Center Street, Westminster. Information: 833-5511.

* Remember your high school glory days from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday as Francis Scott Key High School Alumni Association has its annual banquet and dance. Reservations are required for the event, at Union Bridge Fire Hall. Information: 775-2882 or 848-0106.

* In the mood for coffee and camaraderie? The Arts Council presents its monthly Coffee House and diverse acoustic program at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $4 at the Farm Museum, Center Street, Westminster. Information: 848-7272.

* You have the choice of two carnivals this weekend. The fun and games and rides come to Sykesville and Harney every evening (( this week. Come to Sykesville Fireman's Park, Route 32 and Freedom Avenue or Harney Carnival Grounds, 5130 Harney Road. Information in Sykesville or in Harney, call 756-6464.

* Music comes to town Sunday, too. Listen to your ears' content at the first Sykesville Music Festival from noon to 9 p.m. You will find food, crafts, face painting, and clowns amid the afternoon festival of songs in Cooper Park. Admission is free. Information: 795-8959.

* Treat your ears to the lullabyes of Broadway at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Westminster High. The Alamedian Light Opera Company performs the Golden Days Gala Concert VI, singing tunes from popular musicals. The performance benefits Carroll Hospice. Tickets, available at the door of Westminster High School, are $5. Information: 876-2065.

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