Western Maryland College opens its doors to the community this weekend, inviting everyone to its Spring Fling '91.
The annual fun-festruns from Thursday through Saturday. Performers include comedian Phil Nee, the a capella quartet JQ and the Bandits, the reggae band MamaJama, and novelty magician Steve Trash.
College visitors can patronize food and game booths run by student organizations. All entertainment events are free and open to the public.
Stay for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $6.50 per person. While you are on the Westminster campus, take in a show, too.
Western Maryland College Theatre presents "Hedda Gabler," a classic drama by Henrik Ibsen. Curtain rises at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.
Most events are outdoors but will moveinside in case of rain. Information: 857-2265.
While you arein Westminster, you can find many other events to help you enjoy this weekend.
Stop in as St. John's Catholic School serves a family-style spaghetti and meatball dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The Parents, Teachers and Friends of the school also will be baking homemade bread and pizza. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.25 for children.
The school is at 45 Monroe St., Westminster. Information: 876-3784.
Bargains abound in town, too. The Greens of Westminster is havinga development-wide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Start at Royer Road and work your way around many yards. Information: 876-0860.
Take time to focus on health as the Carroll County HealthPromotion Task Force and Cranberry Mall sponsor a "Put Your Health in Focus 1991." The health fair includes free screenings in body fat, height and weight, vision, blood pressure, oral cancer, pulmonary lung function, diabetes, anemia and podiatry.
Technicians will test hearing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And, for a $26 fee, you can have a comprehensive 20-factor blood test. You have to fast for 12 hours prior to this test. The health fair runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall,400 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 876-4966.
Westminster presents some interesting musical options this weekend, too.
Do you go for jazzy sounds? The 18 musicians of the U.S. Navy Band "Commodores" jazz ensemble perform at Westminster High School at 7:30p.m. Saturday.
The band combines jazz and popular music. The event is free but tickets are required. Information: 848-8280.
If folktunes are more to your liking, come for coffee, conversation and camaraderie at the Arts Council's Coffee House.
Area artists entertain. Admission is $4. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Quality Inn, Route 140, Westminster. Information: 848-1014.
Sunday the Children's Chorus ofCarroll County and the Village Singers of Carroll Lutheran Village combine music and Americana at a free concert at 3 p.m. at WestminsterElementary on Uniontown Road. Information: 848-0818.
Can't get to Westminster? Not to worry.
You can dine and dance in Hampstead at the Senior Center's spring buffet at 6 p.m. Friday. Clear Day provides the sounds. Cost is $8 per person. The center is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Information: 239-6400.
Rise and shine early Saturday and treat yourself to Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department's pancake breakfast. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children from 6 to 10:30 a.m. at 6680 Sykesville Road. Information: 795-7122.
You can shop for more bargains Saturday in Mount Airy orManchester.
More than 200 vendors are selling their wares at the Jaycee Spring Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mount Airy Firemen'sCarnival Grounds, Twin Arch Road and Route 27. Information: 865-4865.
Or, help the Care and Share Group from St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church. Rummage through some interesting wares from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 3071 Park Ave., Manchester. Information: 239-8003.
Stop in at Pleasant Valley Fire Department from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. They are serving a family-style fried shrimp and turkey supper. Cost is $8 for adults and $2.50 for children age 6 to 12.
Carry-outs are available for $9 and you'll find a bake table, too. The fire hall is at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road. Information: 848-7786.
Bring your checkbooks and your wallets to Carrolltowne MallSaturday. The Maryland Art League will have an auction to benefit United Cerebral Palsy at 7 p.m.
The mall is on Route 26, Eldersburg.Information: 875-4271.
For some show-stopping fun, stop in at Liberty High School's Talent Show and Lip Sync Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3. The school is on Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-8100.
Or, for some foot-stomping fun, join the Four County Squares in an April Showers Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at South Carroll High School in Winfield.
Bob Harrison calls and Linda Roberts is the cuer. Cost is $5 per couple and $2.50 for singles. Information: 239-7559.
Sit back, enjoy your Sunday dinner and have a laugh or two. Stone Road Productions is presenting "Two By Two" to benefit the American Red Cross Northwestern District.
Doors to the theater in Big Pipe Creek Park, Route 832, Taneytown,open at 12:30 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner follows at 1:30 p.m. and then it's show time.
Tickets are $21 per person and must be purchased in advance from the Red Cross Office. Information: 876-3119.