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Group to present concert with third annual...


Group to present concert with third annual report

The Community Foundation of Carroll County will present its third annual report to the community, with a jazz concert, from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 18 at Westminster High School.

Ethel Ennis will perform with Carroll County Jazz Ensemble. Other performers will include Glenn Patterson, Herb Sell, Brad Collins, the Western Maryland College Gospel Choir, and the Eric Byrd Trio.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Carroll County Arts Council and the public library.

Proceeds will benefit the arts council's Main Street Theatre Project, Carroll County Historical Society building fund, and Community Foundation's operating fund.

The high school is at 1225 Washington Road. Information: 410-876-5505.

Starland Vocal Band alumni to perform in Sykesville

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

Starland Vocal Band members Jon Carroll and Bill Danoff will take the stage Wednesday. Carroll was vocalist and vocal arranger for the band in the 1970s. Danoff co-wrote "Take Me Home, Country Roads" with John Denver. Tickets are $14.

Irish singer Seamus Kennedy will perform May 23. His Celtic, folk, traditional and pop songs are interspersed with humor and storytelling. Tickets are $12.

Sue Trainor, a humorist, singer-songwriter and children's entertainer, will take the stage May 30. She offers commentary through her parodies and comical songs, and performs ballads and topical songs. Tickets are $14.

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

Uptown Concerts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and traditional music.

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

2 artists to speak May 24 at Lunch and Learn

Carroll County Arts Council will hold a Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. May 24.

Artists Christina Andersen and Jo Israelson will present a slide lecture about their works, which recently earned them individual artist awards from Maryland State Arts Council.

Both won in the three-dimensional visual arts category. Israelson won $6,000 and Andersen $3,000. Andersen is the programs assistant at Carroll County Arts Council. Israelson is a sculptor from Union Bridge who has created several community sculptures.

Admission is $1 for nonmembers. Note the change in date from the normal third Wednesday.

Reservations are required. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided.

The gallery is at 15 E. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Summer photo school begins with a reception

Carroll Community College will offer a Summer School of Photography for adults this season.

The program will open with a photo exhibition and reception highlighting the works of instructors Jim Crist and Kevin Mick and their former students, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

The first class, Enhancing Old Photos, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 2, with two sessions to follow. Students will use a graphics program, Soap, and a scanner to touch up old photos. The cost is $75; senior adult, $50.

Botanical Photography will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 6 and the next three Wednesdays. Topics will include equipment and film choices and subject selection.

Black-and-white Photography will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting June 7. Students will learn how to create black-and-white photos without a darkroom.

Introduction to Photography will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays from June 8-29. Students will learn the basics of 35 mm single lens reflex photography.

Landscape Photography will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 1.

The cost for each class is $50, plus supplies. The senior adult fee is $25.

Registration: 410-386-8100.

Trip planned for 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Wolf Trap

The Carroll County Arts Council will take a bus trip to Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts to see "Fiddler on the Roof" on June 9.

The Broadway musical stars Theodore Bikel and includes songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker" and "If I Were a Rich Man."

The bus will arrive in time for a picnic lunch on the grounds in Vienna, Va., before the show. Seats will be in the enclosed orchestra section. The bus will leave at 11:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. The cost is $70 for members and $75 for others.

Information: 15 E. Main St., Westminster, 410-848-7272.

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