Middleburg and Indonesia beckon for weekend fun


Music, pontoon rides, watermelon, chicken and ham, golf and flea markets are all on the agenda for this weekend, meaning there's plenty to do for everybody. A good place to start is in the community of Middleburg, which is celebrating its own Middleburg Days 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Terra Rubra Lions Club ballfield, Middleburg Road. Among the activities are breakfast, a flea market, craft show and chicken fry.

Information: 751-1351.


Don't limit yourself to eating at Middleburg. The Deer Park United Methodist Church has a fried chicken and ham dinner noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Check out the baked goods, fancy table and plants while you're there. Tickets for dinner are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 6-12.

The church is on Route 32 at Deer Park Road, Smallwood. Information: 876-1552.


What's summer without watermelon? Head west from Smallwood to the Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren's third annual Watermelon Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This fun day includes chicken platters, a pedal tractor pull, music, crafts, antique cars and tractors. The church is at Route 140 and Royer Road, Westminster. Information: 857-4077.


A different treat can be found in Indonesia, but, no, you don't have to travel around the world. The New Windsor Service Center brings Indonesian food and Balinese dancers to you Saturday.

An Indonesian meal is served at noon in the Conference Center; the dancers perform at 12:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-10 and reservations are required.

The center is at 500 Main St., New Windsor. Information: 876-2263.


For you golfers, get in some practice and help the Carroll County Chapter American Diabetes Association with its day of miniature golf, food and prizes for the family 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Golf Park, Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Half of the proceeds goes to the local chapter.

Information: 795-1111.


Feel like dancing? The Four County Squares has a watermelon dance with calls by Bob Harrison at 8 p.m. Saturday at South Carroll High School, Liberty Road, Winfield.

Information: 549-6109.


Don't wait till Saturday to start your weekend. Piney Run Park has a TGIF pontoon, complete with wine and music, for adults only at 6 p.m. Friday. Cost is $1.50 per person and reservations are required.

If your children have an August birthday, the park has a summer birthday party pontoon at 2 p.m. Friday. Cost is $3 per child for all the party fixings. Reservations are required.

The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-6043.


After your pontoon ride, you can take a brief spin over to Sykesville for the town Parks and Recreation summer concert with Silver Run at 7 p.m. in Millard Cooper Park off of Springfield Avenue.

Information: 795-6390.


Cascade Lake plays host to Irish and English folk sounds by CornuCopia at 8 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, Robert Evans plays his acoustic folk/rock music at 8 p.m.

Admission is $4 to the Snydersburg Road park in Hampstead. Information: 374-9111.


Jazz lovers can enjoy the upbeat jazz sounds of Swing Central at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Bring a chair; refreshments are sold.

Information: 857-2103.


And there's more music. The Elk Run Vineyards has a music festival at 6:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the Desoire String Quartet.

Admission is $10, or $17 with a half bottle of wine of your choice and Elk Run wine glass. Reservations are required.

The vineyard is at 15113 Liberty Road, west of Taylorsville. Information: 875-2009.

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