Members of the North Carroll Business Club will abandon the concerns of business and technology Saturday to elbow their way into a different arena.
They'll sponsor a professional wrestling match.
The Third Annual Pro Wrestling Spectacular will take place at 7:30 p.m. at North Carroll High School.
"The [federation] brings in a full-size ring, we turn the lights down and turn the big spotlight on, and it's the big time," said Tom Davidson, an adviser to the group.
When not teaching computer courses to students in grades nine through 12, Mr. Davidson is an adviser to the 27 students who belong to the North Carroll Business Club. In recent years, proceeds from the event helped the club purchase computer software for classroom use.
"Some of the wrestlers are the big names on TV. We'll have Brutus Beefcake," Mr. Davidson said.
At North Carroll, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake will meet The Iron Sheik, who recently retired from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Another featured event matches Road Warrior "Hawk" against Warlord.
"The big names usually bring out the crowd," said Mr. Davidson, "so this year we are bringing in four big names."
For a full night of wrestling entertainment, the slate includes at least seven other matches.
A grudge match pairs Doink the Clown against Axl Rotten and a women's match pits Heidi Lee Morgan against Rusty "The Foxx" Thomas.
For hometown flavor, two former North Carroll High School wrestlers who have turned professional will enter the ring. Those who remember Keith Jackson and John Korman will see them as "Quinn Nash" and "Johnny Dreamer."
Even several teachers will wrestle Saturday.
"We've got five teachers wrestling, all football coaches," Mr. Davidson said. "They'll go to training camp before the match. We'll think of a name for them before they get in the ring."
The idea of a wrestling spectacular to raise money began at North Carroll five years ago, when the public fever for watching Hulk Hogan raised the popularity of pro wrestling as entertainment.
Two years of effort by the club resulted in attracting the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation, which now provides wrestlers and equipment for the club's annual event. Most of the wrestlers who will be at North Carroll were previously employed by the World Wrestling Federation, Mr. Davidson said. The club hopes to raise about $2,000 from the event.
"Ringside seats have been sold out," he said.
There are $10 general admission seats still available. You can call the school or Ledo's Pizza in Westminster for tickets. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the matches begin at 7:30 p.m.
Information: North Carroll High School, 239-3500, Ext. 221, or 374-4624; Ledo's Pizza, 857-3500.
You can enjoy The Fabulous Fall Bazaar at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hampstead Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, a supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. During the dinner, you can browse tables of crafts, Christmas items and the white elephant table.
On Saturday, the bazaar is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Mark's is at 1373 N. Main Street, Hampstead. Information: 374-2819.
Looking for a few laughs during dinner? Try Comedy Night at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department.
On Friday and Saturday, a roast beef dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and two hours later, two stand-up comedians take the stage.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. For the show only, which starts at 8:30 p.m., tickets are $5.
The barn at Sunswept Meadows in Millers will be the place for a Christmas Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can sip cider while choosing from an array of Christmas items created from flowers, herbs and natural materials.
Sunswept Meadows is at 4322 Millers Station Road.