Plays are the thing this weekend in the county.
Take your choice between comedy and drama. You'll have a chance to grab dinner with some of the performances, too.
"Hedda Gabler," Ibsen's story of a tragic heroine, opens at Western Maryland College for three performances this weekend.
Curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Hall, Westminster.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. Information: 857-2448.
Want a little lighter fare? Try St. Benjamin's Youth Group's presentation of "Two for the Money," a one-act comedy and stay for dinner.
Cost is $8.50 for adults and $5 for children, age 12 and younger and proceeds benefit youth activities. The laughs begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church on Kriders Church Road, Westminster. Information: 848-3254.
One other comedy is running in Taneytown as the Havilah-Hayes Dinner Theatre presents "Two by Two" at Big Pipe Creek Park.
The play concerns the trials of the biblical figure, Noah, and his family, and is set to the music of Richard Rogers and Martin Charnin.
Friday is opening night and the show continues weekends through May 12.
The theater opens at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with dinners prepared by Fitzgerald's Classic Catering served at 6:30. The house opens at 12:30 p.m. Sundays, with dinners at 1:30.
Tickets are available at Scharon's Black Eagle in Westminster Shopping Center, Route 140.
If music will soothe your savage week, several sound options will get you in tune.
The Union Bridge Lions Club is sponsoring a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Francis Scott Key High School to benefit Carl Myers, town resident.
Six different groups will take the stage. Admission is by donation.
If you can't attend, you can make a donation to the Union Bridge Lions Club, 455 Hoff Road, Union Bridge, Md. 21791.
On Sunday, Carroll Community College will showcase the talents of several students at its first Honors Recital at 3 p.m.
The program is free and open to the public. Before the concert, the new campus at 1601 Washington Road will be open for tours.
Western Maryland College is singing Sunday, too.
The College Choir, composed of students and faculty from Western Maryland College, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. at Baker Memorial Chapel, Westminster.
You don't have to wait for the weekend for all the fun and
How about a cruise on Piney Run Lake at 9 a.m. today for adults only?
Dress warmly to ward off morning chill and the park will supply coffee and doughnuts.
Cost is $2.50 per person. All aboard at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-6043.
Are you free for lunch Thursday? Oakland United Methodist Church will serve a crab cake and chicken salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall on Oakland and Mineral Hill roads, Sykesville.
Cost is $4.50 for adults and $2 for children. Carry-outs will be available. Information: 795-7038.
Kids have something to do Friday if they want to hop in their socks.
Music Pak DJ's provide the sounds for children age 8 to 14 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 at the door of Carrolltowne Elementary, 6543 Ridge Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-6344.
Families can grimace together as North Carroll Library introduces the entire family to "Mime Time" at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration is required.
The library is at Old Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Information: 374-1212.
Celebrate the earth with Piney Run Park from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday.
Several county organizations will join the festivities. The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-6043.
You can top off Earth Day with dining and dancing at Winfield Fire Hall. The Fire Department serves all-you-can-eat oysters, beef and fried shrimp from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Then, dance away the hours from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by "Cross Country."
Cost is $18 per person. Information: 795-4640.
You can trip the light fantastic in Gamber Saturday, too, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Fire Hallon Niner Road. "Horizon" plays the tunes.
Tickets are $10 per person and include beer and set-ups. Information: 549-6268.