10 Days: A guide to events in Carroll County, March 31-April 9

A archery student reaches down to retrieve his arrows. File Photo.
A archery student reaches down to retrieve his arrows. File Photo. (Photo by: Nate Pesce / Patuxent Publishing)

Sunday 3/31

Peep Show


The sixth annual Peep Show at Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will be open for viewing March 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 410-848-7272.

Monday 4/1


Germ hunt

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, presents Food Fun: How Dirty Are We? on April 1, 1 p.m. Examine "imaginary" germs and learn how to keep yourself and your food healthy and safe. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4510.

Literary peeps

Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will have a Peeps Parade on April 1, at 6:30 p.m. Kids ages 11 to 17 can create their favorite character from a book or movie with Peeps and place it in a diorama. Free. 410-386-4470.


Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, will host a screening of the PG-rated film "Frankenweenie" on April 1 at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4460.

Tuesday 4/2

Poetry readings

Lia Purpura, poet, essayist and translator, will conduct a Bothe Poetry Reading on April 2, at McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster at 7:30 p.m. 410-857-2290.

All that jazz

Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, will present Honorable Menschen performing original modern jazz music at 7:30 p.m. April 2. Tickets, $5; free for seniors, faculty, staff and students with ID. 410-386-8575.

Wednesday 4/3

Talking on track

Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, on April 3, at 6:30 p.m., will host Jack Norris, a local resident who will speak about his time working on the Pennsylvania Railroad. 410-386-4490.

Wings for RCIS

Buffalo Wild Wings, Englar Road, Westminster, will host a fundraiser for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County on April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Ten percent of proceeds from all food purchases will be donated to RCIS. 410-857-0900.

Thursday 4/4

Bears club

Children, ages 3 to 5, will learn about nature through hikes, games and stories on April 4, 10:30 a.m., at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. The fee is $5. 410-386-3580.

Beginner archery

Carroll County Recreation and Parks, at Robert Moton Center, 300 S. Center St., Westminster, will offer a beginner archery class April 4, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Safety precautions and proper technique for shooting targets will be taught. The cost is $6. 410-386-2103.

Book birdhouses

Use old books to create birdhouses at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, on April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Materials will be provided. 410-386-4460.

Friday 4/5

Spaghetti dinner

Friends of Boy Scout Troop 2007 will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction April 5, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church, 700 Krider's Cemetery Road, Westminster. Tickets are $8; $5 for seniors and children, ages 4 to 12; and free for ages 4 and under. 410-848-3311.

Saturday 4/6

Car drive

Liberty Drama Boosters and Liberty Ford of Baltimore are sponsoring a Drive 4 Ur School on April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carrolltown Center, 6400 Ridge Road. Drivers 18 and older can test drive one of several vehicles on the lot. Drama Boosters will earn $20 per test drive. 443-280-5975.

Meet a beekeeper

Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, will host a beekeeper session on April 6, at 10 a.m. Learn about bees and what beekeepers do. The cost is $5. 410-386-3580.

Prom show

Westminster High School will host Rita's Closet Prom Fashion Show on April 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at the portico of St. John's Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Prom fashions and accessories will be featured and an afternoon tea will be served. Tickets are $25. 410-861-6287.

Sock hop

The Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a sock hop and dinner April 6, at 6 p.m., at the fire hall, 4224 Main St., Lineboro. Dinner will be pit beef and pit turkey, beer and set-ups. Music by Elvis impersonator Joe Forrester and The Roadrunners. Tickets are $35 per person; $60 per couple. 410-848-8183 or 410-374-2370 after 6 p.m.

Frog frenzy

Hunt for frogs at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, on April 6, at 7 p.m. Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Fee is $5. 410-386-3580.

Synergy concert

A handbell concert presented by advanced community and church choirs will be performed at New Windsor Middle School, 1000 Green Valley Road, New Windsor, on April 6, at 7 p.m. Free. 410-848-5482.

Sunday 4/7

Easter eggs

An Easter egg hunt will be held April 7, at 10 a.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Face painting, crafts, magic tricks and more. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting Carroll Hospice. 410-871-7220.

Lake explore

Hike the underdeveloped side of Piney Run Lake, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 10 a.m. A water bottle and light snack will be provided. Cost is $7. 410-795-6043.

Owl focus

Learn about owls at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 1 p.m. Dissect an owl pellet with tweezers, gloves and a magnifying glass. Cost is $7. 410-795-6043.

Monday 4/8

Journey to the stars

North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, presents the Westminster Astronomical Society's observatory director, Skip Bird, discussing ways to leave the planet and journey to the stars — through a telescope. The presentation is April 4 at 7 p.m. Observe the sun before and after the program. 410-386-4480.

Tuesday 4/9

Strawbridge home

The Historical Society of Carroll County will host a Box Lunch Talk: "The Strawbridge Home," on April 9, at the American Legion, Westminster, from noon to 1 p.m. Beverage and dessert provided. Admission is $2 for members; $5 for nonmembers.

Piggy banks

Children, ages 8 to 11, can make a piggy bank and learn how to save money on April 9, at 3 p.m., at the Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive. 410-386-4460.