Carroll County Arts Council plans King Day events


The Carroll County Arts Council will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow with events for all ages.

The Disney film Selma, Lord, Selma will be shown for free at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The film captures the true story of an Alabama schoolgirl who is inspired by King to resist the degradation of her fellow African-Americans.

The film will be followed by a "kid friendly" discussion led by Charles Collyer and Pam Zappardio of the Zepp Center for Peace Studies. The film is rated G and is appropriate for ages 7 and older.

Art workshops for children will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 410-848-7272. The cost is $5 per person. Children younger than age 10 must be with an adult.

Workshops are: clay masks, for ages 7 and older; Jamaican clay pineapple pots for ages 7 and older; and paper memory quilts for ages 5 and older.

An opening reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the art exhibit Quilted Memories: Multi-Generational Story Telling. The show features the work of several regional quilt makers who work in styles from traditional to contemporary.

Refreshments will be served. The documentary Silver Needle: The Story of Joyce & Elizabeth Scott will be shown at 3 p.m. This award-winning film tells the story of Elizabeth, now in her 80s, and how she passed her traditional Caribbean quilting styles to her daughter Joyce.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St. in downtown Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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