Gardeners get ready to take your pick from market packs and seedlings blooming all over the county.
Choose from several flower marts, bring your selections home, put your green thumbs into the old gardening gloves and start planting.
Start early Saturday. Friends of the Village Auxillary to CarrollLutheran Village will be ready to sell bedding plants and hanging baskets from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers can browse through crafts andjewelry sales, too.
While at 205 St. Mark Way, Westminster, take advantage of the pancake breakfast buffet, too.
All you can eat costs $4 from 7 to 11 a.m. Carroll Lutheran Village sponsors the buffet. Information: 848-0090.
You have two days of floral shopping ahead of you, if you visit Union Mills Homestead's 22nd annual Flower and Plant Market and Antique Show from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Bring your own picnic or buy a variety of food and stay for lunch on the grounds. For a small fee, you can tour the Homestead, too.
This year, the restored grist mill will be filled with antiques, displayed by several prominent dealers.
You will find the festivities on Route 97, Westminster. Information: 848-2288.
Can't getto Westminster? Not to worry.
Sykesville Business Association is having a Flower and Craft Market, too. Plan to be on Main Street from9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. St. Paul's United Methodist Church is serving a breakfast brunch from 7 to 11 a.m.
You will find food, raffles and entertainment, including Raphael, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Kay Cee the Clown. Information: 795-1174.
Or, celebrate spring in the country as Sandymount United Methodist Women sponsor a bazaar with homemade craft items and decorations for every room in your house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Food available, too, at Sandymount Church, Old Westminster Pike. Information: 876-0616.
Now when you finish all that flower shopping, sit back, relax and take in a show. Several are on stage.
South Carroll High SchoolStagelighters will entertain you with "Gypsy" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Cost is $4 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The school is at 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Information: 795-8500.
Enjoy two local versions of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park".
Carroll Community College presents the saga of newlyweds at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Great Hall, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for senior citizens and children. Information: 876-9600.
Mount Airy Players want to tickle you with the same saga at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as May 10 and 11. Tickets are $5.25.
The May 11 performance features dinner, catered by Christi's Restaurantfor $14.25 and reservations requested.
Curtain rises at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St. Information: 829-0358.
The Havilah-Hayes Dinner Theatre is presenting a musical comedy, "Two by Two" and serving dinner, too. Cost is $21 per person.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through May 12 at Big Pipe Creek Park. Information: 875-2296.
Sunday, you can picnic in the park with Mount Airy Parks and Recreation.
The group plans its first picnic together and have invited several surprise guests including the Oriole Bird.
Picnickers can join a kite contest or take a pony ride.
Bring your own picnic or buy the available refreshments. The fun begins at 1 p.m. at Watkins Park, Route 27. Information: 831-0156.
Learn all about fire safety from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday as Westminster Volunteer Department has its third annual Open House.
Several awareness activities, displays, safety tips and tours for visitors are in the plans. The kids can meet Sparky the Dog, Hector the Fire Safety Clown and take a fire engine ride.
The fire house is at 66 E. Main St. Information: 876-8486.
Enjoy the sounds of spring at 3 p.m. Sunday at Baker Chapel on Western Maryland College's Westminster campus.
The Choral Arts Society of Carroll County presents works by Beethoven, Kodaly, Gordon, Young, Brahms and Haydn. The performance is free. Information: 549-1557.
Dine and dance to the sounds of Cross Country at Westminster Fire Hall Sunday, too. Dinner served from 1 to 3 p.m. and the music plays from 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7.