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The annual Reese Fireman's Carnival begins tonight on the grounds beside the company's fire station on Route 140.

There will be games and rides for the entire family to enjoy. And, of course, an entire menu of carnival food will be available.

Each night the carnival will feature a live entertainment act beginning at approximately 8 p.m. The musical line-up for the week is: Monday, Roll The Dice; Tuesday, Big Cam and The Lifters; Wednesday, Branded; Thursday, The Roadsters; Friday, Neon Moon; and Saturday, Bobby Plunkert and Real Country.

Rides are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. each night.

A Saturday matinee carnival will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. Children can ride all day Saturday for $6.

Batman will make a guest appearance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the Saturday matinee.

Specials are scheduled Monday and Thursday, when carnival-goers can ride all night for $7.50.

Information: 848-6038.


The 24th season of the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention II will convene Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum.

This is the second of two competitions held at the popular Carroll County tourist attraction each year.

The Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention is an outlet for musicians to perform a variety of traditional and bluegrass styles of American folk music.

Some of the instruments featured at this festival will be fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, dobros and bass.

Cash prizes totaling more than $3,000 will be awarded in the following categories: bluegrass bands, old-timey bands, bluegrass fiddle, old-timey fiddle, bluegrass banjo, old-timey banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocalist, special performer (bagpipes, autoharp, dulcimer, flute), bass fiddle, dobro and young performer (14 and under).

Admission price is $7 for adults 18 and over, those under 18 will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.


The Chorus of the Chesapeake will perform Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in the Westminster City Park as part of the "Month of Sundays Summer Concert Series."

This final concert in the series is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Carroll County Inc. and is presented by the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks and Westminster City Recreation department, as well as a variety of private companies, community organizations and local government agencies.

Each concert is free, but in lieu of an admission fee, concert-goers are asked to bring canned foods and other nonperishables to the performance.

These items will be collected by representatives of Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. and will be distributed through a variety of agencies to the county's needy families.

The Chorus of the Chesapeake performs in distinctive four-part barbershop harmony.

The chorus has a loyal following, and has performed for audiences throughout Maryland and surrounding areas.

Champ's Caterers will offer food and beverages from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Don't miss a great night of musical entertainment.

Information: 857-2103 or 876-1313.


The Carroll County Farm Museum is accepting registration for its Adult Living History workshop, which will begin next month.

The first workshop will feature hat-making from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Lynette Miller will instruct the class on how to make a wire brim bonnet.

A $75 fee is required. This includes the instructor's fee, pattern, and materials necessary to complete the bonnet. Registration deadline is Aug. 1.

Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.

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