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Kids' music program a mix of animals, masks and melodies

Chamber Music on the Hill will present a children-oriented program, "Keyboard Karnival," - complete with wild horses, tortoises, kangaroos, elephants and roosters - at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

The program will also feature a mask-making session for children and the young at heart at 2:15 p.m. The mask wearers will parade across stage during the finale and receive animal crackers as they leave.

Joined by students and faculty of the Patty Neivert School of Dance, the piano duo of David Kreider, senior lecturer of music, and Don Horneff, adjunct lecturer of music - both at McDaniel College - will present Carnival of the Animals by 19th-century French composer Camille Saint-Saens.

The duo also will perform Claude Bolling's Sonata for Two Pianists, assisted by McDaniel senior lecturer Bo Eckard on bass and adjunct lecturer Jon Seligman on drums.

The concert will also include two excerpts, "Hoe Down" and "Saturday Night Waltz," from Aaron Copland's Rodeo, arranged by Gold & Fizdale.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and free for children and students with valid identification.

Information: 410-857-2294.

'Love Letters' is council's Valentine's Day pick

The Carroll County Arts Council will present the award-winning play Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Valentine's Day in the Carroll Arts Center.

Starring veteran actors and community leaders Paul Zimmermann and Stacy Shaffer, the tale of love is told through letters as it follows a couple from youthful innocence to mature love.

Shaffer is the arts council's board president and Zimmermann is vice president. Both attorneys, Zimmermann is the county's register of wills, and Shaffer works for the juvenile master.

Tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee are $10. The concession stand will be open. The evening performance is $20 and includes a champagne and caviar reception at intermission.

The snow date is Feb. 15.

Advance tickets are recommended and available from the box office at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Westminster Ringers attend Texas conference

Three members from the Westminster Ringers recently attended Pinnacle 2004, an event for community and professional handbell ensembles, in Dallas.

Members of the Westminster handbell ensemble who attended were Shirley Bockstahler-Brandt of Laurel and Louise Borneman and Debbie Henning, both of Westminster.

The Westminster Ringers is a nonprofit community handbell ensemble.

Information: 410-848-5482.

Westminster rock band Rustic on compilation CD

Rustic, a Westminster-based rock band, has had a song from its new album included in a compilation CD produced by WHFS, an alternative rock station, and Potbelly Sandwich Works, a national restaurant chain.

Rustic recorded its new album, Words Unsaid, at Widowmaker Audio Recording Studio in downtown Westminster. The song "Terra Ruba" was selected to be on the first Potbelly CD.

All proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to Music Friends, an advocacy program for parents and community supporters of music education.

Rustic's members include Rob Mulcahey on vocals and guitar, John DeBakey on guitar, Tom Long on bass, Keisha Rose on saxophone and Michael Alden on drums.

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