10 Days: A guide to happenings in Carroll County

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition
Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition

1/27 Sunday

Fitness and Health


The 10th annual Freedom Fitness and Health Expo will take place at South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg, on Sun., Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local entertainment, free health screenings and family activities are featured. Rain date is Feb. 3. 410-795-9101 or cox@freedomfitnes.info.

1/28 Monday


Drama workshop

Carroll County Recreation and Parks will host a drama workshop on a variety of topics, including drama games and arts and crafts, on Mon., Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Robert Moton Center, 300 S. Center St., Westminster. Drama Learning Center staff will lead the camp for children in grades kindergarten through sixth. The cost is $45. 410-386-2103.

Night of Jazz

McDaniel College presents A Night of New Orleans Jazz at McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster, on Mon., Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. McDaniel College's jazz faculty members will perform. Free. 410-857-2599.

1/29 Tuesday

Knit One

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, invites adults to a Drop-in Knitting session on Tue., Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Share ideas, patterns and books. Beginners should bring a size 8 needles and light-colored yarn. 410-386-4510.

Puppet show

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will present the Frog Prince puppet show at 6:45 p.m. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. 410-386-4510.

1/31 Thursday

Ignite Carroll

Carroll Technology Council presents Ignite Carroll, a program in which speakers will have five minutes to speak on any topic, on Thu., Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. 443-244-1262 or tracy@carrolltechcouncil.org.

2/1 Friday

Groundhog Day

Learn the history, traditions and myths about Groundhog Dog on Fri., Feb. 1, at Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, at 1 p.m. Children ages 3 to 7 will also be able to make a craft. The cost is $7. 410-795-6043.

Foreign film

Film Lovers in Carroll County will screen the Iranian film "A Separation" on Fri., Feb. 1, at the Carroll Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The showing is part of the center's annual foreign film festival. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for CCAC members, students and seniors. 443-340-2061.

MLK breakfast

The Carroll County NAACP will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Sat., Feb. 2, at 8 a.m., at Martin's Westminster, 505 Jermor Lane, Westminster. Guest speaker will be Ron Dennis, NAACP Region VII director. Tickets are $30. 410-861-7980.

Chocolate festival

Westminster High School class of 2016 parent boosters are sponsoring a Chocolate Festival on Sat., Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. Local and statewide chocolate vendors and chocolatiers, along with free samples, live music and more. Tickets are $15. 443-340-5138.

Bluegrass night

Zion United Church of Shipley will present First Saturday Night Bluegrass on Sat., Feb. 2, 7 p.m, at 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster. Music will be by the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. Free. 410-795-3585.

Winter dance

Union Bridge Fire Company will host a winter dance on Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at the UBFC Activities Center, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge. Admission is $15 and includes beer, chips, pretzels and set-ups. 410-775-7780.

Ensor in concert

Common Ground on the Hill presents Shelley Ensor in concert on Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for CCAC members, students and senior. 410-848-7272.

2/3 Sunday

Train time

Sykesville & Patapsco Railway, 731 Oklahoma Ave., Sykesville, will host its monthly open house on Sun., Feb. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Free. 410-795-3157.

2/4 Monday

Carnival of Venice

Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will present a program on Mon., Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., on the Carnival in Venice by creating masquerade masks. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. 410-386-4470.

2/5 Tuesday

Valentine's fun

Youth ages 8 to 12 will do Valentine's Day activities, crafts and treats on Tue., Feb. 5, at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, at 4:30 p.m. 410-386-4460.

Voices needed

Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will have its first rehearsal of the 2013 spring season on Tue., Feb., 5, at 7 p.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Singers of all voice ranges are invited to join. 410-871-3371 or http://www.masterworksofcc.org.