No need to wait for Friday to get started on this weekend's activities.
Back-to-back productions of "'Night, Mother," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Marsha Norman, and "Lone Star," by James McLure, will be offered by The New Year Theatre Co. in a twin bill at 8 p.m. tomorrowthrough Sunday on the Understage in Alumni Hall, Western Maryland College.
The group of 14 Western Maryland College theater students performthe double bill, with the productions being mounted, directed, and produced entirely by students, some of whom will receive college credit.
Actors in the plays are primarily members of the local community.
"Lone Star" is a light-heartedly revealing look at two brothers, one of whom has recently returned from war. It takes place in the course of one night.
"'Night, Mother" reveals the efforts of a middle-aged woman to convince her ailing daughter not to commit suicide.
Tickets, available at the door or by calling the theater box office at 857-2448, are $4 for adults and $2 for students, members of the WMC community, and senior citizens.
Seating is not reserved. One ticket is good for both of the evening's performances.
There will be a 15-minute intermission between the two plays.
Then Friday night you can go dancing at the Black Student Union Dance Party, to celebrate Black History Month, at 9 p.m. in theDecker College Center Forum, Western Maryland College.
Admission is $1 and the dance is open to the public. A disc jockey will spin a variety of music for your dancing pleasure.
Tired of cooking, then sitting around watching TV?
Well, you can take dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Union Bridge Fire Hall, Locust Street, then play bingo for the rest of the evening.
Dinner includes roast beef and fried chicken, with all the fixings. Also, therewill be door prizes.
One thing: admission is by advance ticket only, which are $15 per person.
Anyone who didn't get enough football last weekend can attend two basketball games Saturday night at Westminster High School.
Starting the evening will be an Alumni Pre-game at 6 p.m., followed by the WHS faculty against the B-104 radio disc jockeys.
The event is sponsored by the WHS Athletic Boosters.
The doors open at 5:30 and tickets are $3.
For those in a benevolent mood, the Carroll District Boy Scouts are honoring Louis B. Scharon at a banquetat 2 p.m. Sunday at Martin's Westminster.
The event is a first inan annual appreciation of local citizens who have demonstrated through their lives the principles upon which scouting was founded.
Scharon is a local businessman, Realtor, former county commissioner and community volunteer.
Tickets are $24 per person or $44 per couple and are available at Scharon's Black Eagle in Westminster Shopping Plaza or the County Office Building.
If you're single and need something to do, the Sunday Singles will have adance for singles 25 and older 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday at Frock's on Bond Street, Westminster.
Admission is $5 if you arrive by 8 p.m.; $7, if you are late; no admittance after 8:15 p.m.
If opera is your style, check out the Carroll Community College Opera Workshop at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
Evan Paul Walker, director of music at CCC, and Lucia Starr, a member of the music faculty at Catonsville Community College, will direct music majors from both colleges.
The concert will offer scenes from a variety of operas from Gilbert and Sullivan to Puccini. Featured performers from the Carroll campus will include Michael Lyons, Michelle McCullen and Kim Weinkam.
The event isfree to the public.