Freedom Park carnival scheduled for tomorrowCarrolltown Center...

Freedom Park carnival scheduled for tomorrow

Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg will hold Freedom Park Benefit Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.


The annual event is a fundraiser for field maintenance of Freedom Park in Sykesville. Indoor carnival games, prizes, face painting and costumed characters, including an appearance by the Raven mascot Allen, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Franklin the Turtle will be featured.

Freedom Area Recreation Council volunteers will operate games and stations throughout the mall. Tickets are 50 cents or 12 tickets for $5.


The recreation council will showcase programs. Stepping Stars Dance, Fire Stars Baton, Sykesville Raiders All Star Dance Team, Arnis Tae Kwon Do and Health and Fitness will perform from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tomorrow is also the beginning of Carrolltown Center's Play House with a Vision Program. A $10 donation will provide a chance to win a Dream Playhouse, built by Robert Frye and Son's Builders. Proceeds will benefit Freedom Area Lions Kidsight Program. Tickets are available at participating stores at Carrolltown Center, OPF of Eldersburg or Freedom Area Lions Club. Information: 410-781-7070.

Coffey Music planning a free trumpet clinic

Coffey Music will sponsor a free trumpet clinic with Fred Powell and guests Brian MacDonald and Tim Leahy at 6:30p.m. March 13.

Powell, brass instrument product manager for UMI Inc., has been in the business of brass instrument repair and customization since 198:3. He has a master's degree in trumpet performance and has played with symphonies in Florida and Georgia.

The evening will begin with a reception. The workshop will feature trumpet design, techniques and performance.

Reservations are recommended. Coffey Music is at 31 E. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-876-1045.


Carroll schools to hold exhibit of student art

March is Youth Art Month and to celebrate, Carroll County public schools will hold an exhibit of works by students in all grades from Sunday to March 30 in the Great Hall at Carroll Community College.

An opening reception with teachers and students will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Art and Craft Materials Institute, National Art Education Association and National Federation of PTAs.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will display artwork in a variety of media and subjects.

Youth Art Month helps the community realize the importance of art to a child's basic education.


Westminster High School is also highlighting student art throughout the building at 1225 Washington Road.

Information: Jeff Rogers, supervisor of fine arts, 410-751-3055.

Artist to show works from 'Port of Entry' series

C. Edward Ramsburg has created a "mess" and he's ready to show it in the art gallery at Western Maryland College.

Ramsburg's third show at WMC's Esther Prangley Rice Gallery features 29 drawings and paintings from his "Port of Entry" series. An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the second-floor gallery in Peterson Hall. The show runs through April 13.

Following the technique of his mentor Vo-Dinh Mai, an abstract artist living in Florida, Ramsburg "makes a mess and then observes what the paint is doing" to create his acrylic works.


The "Port of Entry" series was created over the past two years and probably isn't finished, Ramsburg said.

Ramsburg also showed work at WMC in 1993 and 1995, the latter one of the first shows in the college's newly renovated gallery. The artist donated a painting to the college from his first show. The painting hangs in Hoover Library.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Folk musicians to play at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Denise Franke will open for Peter Mayer on March 14. Mayer performs songs that reflect on spiritual nature and the outdoors. Tickets are $12.


Darryl Purpose and Terry Gonda perform together March 21. Purpose plays guitar and performs storytelling songs. Gonda sings original and cover songs. Tickets are $12.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

Choral society presents proceeds to nonprofit groups

Carroll County Choral Society recently presented the proceeds from its spring 2000 concert to nonprofit organizations around the county.

Receiving checks were: Westminster High School, Carroll County Children's Chorus, Shepherd's Staff, Carroll Hospice, Carroll County Food Sunday and Carroll County Arts Council.


This year's 31st annual concerts will be held April 30 and May 1.

Performing arts center plans 'Night at the Movies'

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will hold its spring "Thursday Night at the Movies."

All movies start at 7 p.m. and cost $5 at the door.

This month's schedule is:

Thursday, "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.


March 22, "The Birds," with Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor.

March 29, "Psycho," with Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins.

Information: 717-637-7086.