For a unique dining experience this weekend, try the New Windsor Service Center's monthly "International Cuisine," featuring a complete buffet meal of foods from India 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Conference Center Dining Room.
Feast on mulligatawny, a spicy soup with onions and garlic; madoo thuckalee, a beef and tomato dish, and more. Also see handcrafted items from India and make your purchases from the SERRV International Gift Shop.
The meal costs $8 per adult and $5 for children 6 and younger.
The center is at 500 S. Main St.
If you prefer an island flavor, Piney Run Park has Hawaiian Night for adults at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Sail to the far pier and hike to the Nature Center for food and music.
Call the center, 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg, for reservations and costs.
You can make a day of it at the park by starting at 1 p.m. with bingo aboard Piney Run Lake's pontoon. Cost is $1 per ticket.
While waiting for the luau, join a beaver search at 4 p.m.
If you can't wait for the weekend, stop by either the Reese or Mount Airy carnivals this week, running through Saturday.
Reese, on Route 140, is featuring music by the Cutters tonight; Marge Calhoun and the New Heartaches tomorrow; Free Wheelin' on Friday; and Dixie Highway Band Saturday.
Thursday also is Ride All Night for only $5. Saturday features Teen-age Mutant Ninja Turtle Michaelangelo from 2 to 4 p.m.
If you're closer to Mount Airy, the carnival on Route 27 and Twin Arch Road will have its parade at 7 p.m. tomorrow, featuring Chevrolet's Keystone Krusher.
Musically, you can enjoy Billy Crash Craddock with Denim and Lace tonight; Denim and Lace again tomorrow; Demitri and the Flashbacks Friday; and the Apple City Band Saturday. Ride night is today.
To start your Saturday, stop by the Carroll County Farmers Market and see Ann and Frank Wladkowski make their silver and gold jewelry, plus a demonstration of candlewicking by Suzanne Shea.
Breakfast and lunchare available during market hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster.
While you shop, let dad take care of the kids at the Father and Child Fishing Excursion at 9 a.m. at Piney Run Lake, 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.
The pontoon will sail to the best spots. Those over 16 years need a fishing license. Cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children and seniors.
Feeling footloose? Try the Four County Squares square dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.
Bob Harrison makes the calls.
Summer means crabs in Maryland, and the Westminster Municipal Pool invites its adult members to a crab feast 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $10 per person.
If the play's the thing for you, try Theatre on the Hill's presentation of "The Wizard of Oz," the timeless tale of Dorothy's adventures, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10 at Western Maryland College, Alumni Hall, Westminster.
Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for children.
Relax under the stars at the Arts Council's Coffee House, featuring live entertainment by area artists, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, Outdoor Stage, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.
Refreshments will be available. Admission is $4, with $1 off if you bring a snack to share.
Sunday marks the beginning of the 94th annual 4-H/FFA County Fair at the Ag Center on Smith Avenue, Westminster.
The day starts with a pancake and sausage breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children age 6 to 12. Then check out the flea market and craft sale at 9 a.m.
The Carroll County Sun also sponsors the Antique Horse Drawn Carriage Show at noon. The annual parade starts at 6 p.m., followed by the Farm Queen contest.
If you like classical music, spend the afternoon at the annual Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks and Arts Council's "Concerts in the Park" featuring the Monumental Brass Quintet at 7 p.m. Sunday at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.
Can't get enough crabs? The Westminster Fire Department is having a crabfeast and dance with Cross Country 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall,66 E. Main St.
Food is served 1-3 p.m., with dancing 2-6 p.m. Call for prices.