Tired of shelling out more and more dollars for concert tickets and driving many miles to hear those sounds?
Relax. The music plays at8 p.m. Saturday almost in your own backyard.
And you can forget your budget woes: The $4 admission won't breakyour bank.
Come to the Coffee House, where several local artists perform their favorite folk tunes under the stars at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
Sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council, the evening promises refreshments, entertainment and camaraderie.
The starry skies are above the museum on Center Street, Westminster.
If your musical taste runs to songs from across the Atlantic, try Italian Night at Piney Run Park at 6:30 Friday.
Start with a sail across the lake to the Nature Center pier.Then, after a short hike to rouse your appetite, enjoy Italian snacks and songs.
Get a baby-sitter, though; this evening is for adultsonly. Call the park for a menu and prices.
Viva Italia is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.
For the moonstruck, the park offers a full-moon pontoon cruise across Piney Run Lake at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Adults can see the sun set and the moon rise for $1, 50 cents for children.
No reason to stay hungry or to cook Saturday.
Combine bargain hunting with breakfast as the LadiesAuxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to open its daylong flea market.
Cost of those stacks is $4 for adults and $2 for children, and you can get themwhile they are hot from 6 to 11 a.m. If you miss breakfast, come forlunch.
All the proceeds benefit veterans programs. You will find the syrup, sausage and treasures at 519 Poole Road, Westminster.
Dine on fried chicken and ham to the strains of Alesia Band. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church serves asupper from 4 p.m. Saturday.
Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children age 4 to 12. The church is at 827 Leisters Church Road, Westminster.
Learn a little craftiness at the Carroll County Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.Today's market features a demonstration of basketry and weaving.
Breakfast, lunch, fresh fruit and vegetables are all available at
the Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster.
Anyone who has had enough steamed crabs can switch toshrimp at the Westminster Fire Department's shrimp feed and dance Saturday. For $35, a couple can dine and dance to the sounds of Cross Country starting at 1 p.m.
The fire hall is at 66 E. Main St.
Want to kick up your heels?
Join the Four County Squares in a Watermelon Dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at South Carroll High School, Winfield.
Cost is $5 per couple to hear Bob Harrison's calls and no extra charge for all those watermelon seeds.
St. John's Church puts awhole new twist on Sunday socializing.
The Parents, Teachers and Friends plan an ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday for all members. Sundaes are a real bargain at $1.
The scoopers will be ready in the school cafeteria on Monroe Street, Westminster.
Sunday will be your last chance to take advantageof the Concerts in the Park series. Orchestrated sounds will emanatefrom Carl Hamilton and his band at 7 p.m.
The concerts are free. So pile into the car and drive over to Hashawha Environmental Appreciation Center, John Owings Road, Westminster.
Singles, if you are looking for a something to do, you are invited to a beach party right here in the county Sunday evening.
Put on your shorts and shades and mingle with Sunday Singles at an indoor beach party. Cost is $5 for early birds arriving between 7 and 8p.m., and $7 if you come a little later.
The fun is at Frock's, Bond Street, Westminster.