Roots music joins arts at festival

The Baltimore Sun

Common Ground on the Hill will hold a Roots Music & Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Headliners include Appalachian balladeer Jean Ritchie at 3 p.m. and Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Music, arts and crafts, storytelling, performing arts, children's activities, ethnic foods and a Family World Village are featured.

Tickets are: $20 for adults; $10 for teens 13-18; $5 for ages 6-12 with an adult; free for 5 and under with an adult.

Information: 410-857-2771.

'The Jungle Book' visits Westminster

Theatre on the Hill at McDaniel College will present The Jungle Book at 1:30 p.m. today and Saturday and July 15 and 21.

Rudyard Kipling's tales of the little boy Mowgli and his life in India features handmade character masks that the actors learned to move like the animals they portray.

Tickets are $9.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Common Ground busy in the evening

Common Ground on the Hill will present a Summer Evening Events Week at 7 p.m. tomorrow through Friday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Activities include: a lecture on the Hopi and a dance on Monday; Sakim & Jeremy Wright, Skye Zentz, Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall, Port Righ and Sharon Knowles and Common Ground staff on drumming, and dance on Tuesday; Bob Franke, Caroline Doctorow, Antion, Michael Chapdelaine, and dance on Wednesday; Andy Cohen, Ernie Hawkins, Walter Liniger, Harry Orlove and Jesse Palidofsky, and dance on Thursday; Maryland Playback Theater Workshop, Jack Gladstone, Bryan Bowers, DC Bluegrass Union All-stars with Tony Trischka on Friday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under.

Information: 410-857-2771.

Auditions are open for 'Leading Ladies'

The Carroll Players will hold auditions for its Fall 2007 production, Leading Ladies, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Arts Center.

Take two down-on-their luck Shakespearean actors reduced to performing in the Amish countryside, then add a wealthy old woman searching for her two long-lost heirs and a beautiful niece who wants to be in the theater.

Anyone unable to audition can schedule another time. Information: 410-876-2220.

Artists show work from British Isles

The Carroll County Arts Council is showing Mystic Isles Tuesday through Aug. 11 in the community gallery. Shawn Lockhart, Jo Morrison and Gordon Wickes will display their art from the British Isles. Information: 410-848-7272.

'Anything Goes' seeking talent

September Song will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production of Anything Goes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road, Eldersburg.

Actors, singers and dancers of all ages, from sixth grade through adult, are needed. Come prepared to sing a memorized song and read from the script.

Information: 410-997-4896.

Theater to present Dickens' 'Oliver'

Theatre on the Hill at McDaniel College will present Oliver!, Charles Dickens' story of the orphan boy who tries to survive on London's streets.

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 19, 20, 21, 27 and Aug. 3; at 1:30 p.m. July 21; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors 65 and older for evenings, and $17 and $14, respectively, for matinees.

Information: 410-857-2448.

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