Great Westminster Race Offers Free-wheeling Fun


August 07, 1991|By Staff report

You can spend this weekend biking around Westminster, dancing, listening to a concert, sailing on the lake at Piney Run or enjoying the crab cakes at a church supper.

Gear up for the Great Westminster Masters Bicycle Race beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday for most ages.

There are races for age groups 17 and under, 18 and over and senior men, as well as women, and three masters age groups. The race is sponsored by the Westminster Jaycees, Chesapeake Wheelmen, Race Pace and Mel Pinto Imports. Cash prizes will be awarded. Most races have a $10 entry fee.

The race will take place around downtown Westminster at Main, Bond and Green streets and Doyle Avenue.

Information: (301) 744-3025.


Start the weekend early at the Westminster Jazz Jam at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St. Comelisten to the sounds made by local jazz musicians with various amounts of experience.

Information: 876-9115.


Piney Run Park has repaired its pontoon with a new motor, carpet and sound system, so come and enjoy a cruise around the lake for an hour at 1:30 p.m. Friday. All ages are welcome to search the cattails for wildlife.

Costis $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors and children.

Or, have dinner at twilight on the lake 6:30-8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $6 foradults and $4 for children.

The park is at 30 Martz Road in Eldersburg.

Information: 795-3274.


This is your last chance to follow Dorothy and Toto down the yellow brick road at Theatre on the Hill's presentation of "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday or at Saturday's matinee at Western Maryland College, Alumni Hall,Westminster.

Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for children. Information: 857-2448.


Too hot to cook? Take the family out to Sandymount United Methodist Church's Old Time Church Supper 1-6 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 2101 Old Westminster Pike, near Finksburg.

The menu includes crab cakes, ham, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, green beans, corn, rolls and butter. There also will be homemade baked goods and hand-dipped ice cream.

Information: 876-2749.


Dance the weekend away at two events this weekend. The Four County Squares will sponsor a dance 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at South Carroll High School, West

Old Liberty Road near Winfield.

Bob Harrison makes the calls. Tickets are $5 per couple. Information: 549-6109.

The Sunday Singles will have a dance 7-11 p.m. Sunday at Frock's on Bond Street, Westminster, for those 25 or older and single.

Admission is $5 per person if you arrive between 7-8 p.m.; $7 if you get there 8-8:15 p.m.; no admittance after 8:15 p.m. No denim jeans allowed.

Information: (301) 655-4206.


Sunday will feature two concerts in Westminster if music is your thing.

First, stop by Carroll Community College at 1601 Washington Road for a 3 p.m. concert recital by Andrea Jackson, a coloratura soprano.

Jackson will be accompanied by pianist Curt Pajer and guitarist Predrag Rogic, performing works by Rorem, Handel, Strauss, Fernando Sor, Schubert and Milhaud.

A senior at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Jackson has appeared as a recitalist for the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, among others.

The concert is free to the public. Information: 876-9639.

At 7 p.m., relax to the sounds of the Carl Filipiak Group performing their own interpretation of jazz/rock fusion as part of the Concerts in the Park series at the Westminster City Playground.

The group features Filipiak on acoustic, electric and synth guitars; Dennis Chambers on drums; Paul Soroka on lyricon; and Jim Charlesen on bass.

Information: 857-2103.


Between activities, stop in the Carroll County Farmers Market 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster, for a free demonstration of crocheted rag rugs byAnn Dorwart.

Martha and Donald Knight also will show you how to decorate a wedding cake.

Information: 848-7748.

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