Forget about cooking and barbecuing Saturday night. You can dine out and try your luck with the numbers.
Union Bridge Fire Company is serving a fried chicken and roast beef buffet followed by an evening of fun and bingo games.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., then the games begin. Cost is $15 per person for dinner and a card package. Coffee and iced tea available all evening as well as homemade desserts. You will find the fun and the fire hall on Locust Street. Information: 775-7830.
Before summer slips away, try a little exploring along Piney Run Lake's shores. Starting at 8 a.m. Friday, adults and children age 10 and older are invited to paddle canoes to remote coves, where the park's wildlife is active.
When your arms need a little rest and you get hungry from all the exercise, the park's naturalists invite you to join in the campfire breakfast.
Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members and registration is required. The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.
Also, in the park . . .
Ever wonder which wild plants are edible? Walk through Piney Run at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and a naturalist will help you find out.
Join the Wild Edibles Walk through the park. Wear your comfortable shoes and meet at the Nature Center. From there, you can hike with the naturalist and learn about edible wild plants as well as some once used for medicinal purposes. Free, no registration.
An acoustic mix will fill the air at the Farm Museum Saturday, Center Street, Westminster. Bluegrass, folk, blues and jazz musicians will play in the last of the 1992 summer Coffee House series, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council.
Admission is $4, and refreshments will served. Information: 848-7272.
Sunday, you are invited to breakfast with the Knights of Columbus, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the council home, 7560 Main St., Sykesville. Information: 781-6361.
Join a light-hearted celebration as Linganore Winecellars blesses the honey harvest. St. Bartholomew began this rite in ancient times, blessing the honey as it was taken off the comb.
The vintners invite you to celebrate the event with them from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can taste unique honey wines and take a free tour of the cellars, where wines are made. Free admission and parking.
You can find Linganore Winecellars and the Honey Blessing weekend at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. Information: 795-6432.