Summer is winding done and flea market season is gearing up again. Drive south or west in the county Saturday and you will find rows and rows of almost-new bargains.
Admission is the best bargain of all:free.
Make some great deals while you shop in Taneytown and Eldersburg for antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts.
Come early for a pancake breakfast as the Taneytown Fire Company lights up the griddles at5 a.m.
Then browse through the 19th annual Outdoor Show and Sale.
Not an early riser? Don't worry.
Lunch will be available, too.The vendors stay until 4 p.m. at the Taneytown Carnival Grounds, Route 140.
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church has its annual flea market, too.
Lunch and shop for collectibles, household items, crafts.
Take home some home-baked goods for your own dinner.
Doors open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2205 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.
Take a turn at numbers and letters as Pleasant Valley plays All Night Bingo.
You will have 101 chances to call out bingo and collect your winnings.
You could win a door prizes, too, and try a few other games of chance.
Don't worry about getting sleepy.
They'll pour complimentary coffee and iced tea all night.
Reservations requested, andcost is $25 per person, including
Doors open 6 p.m. Friday with dinner served until 8 p.m. at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road,Westminster.
Two shows are in townthis weekend.
Look to your leisure as the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks offers Leisure Expo.
Demonstrations, activities, entertainment and displays run noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cranberry Mall, Center Street, Westminster. Information: 857-2103.
Or, check out the 29th annual Steam and Gas Roundup.
Displays of antique machinery and cars, a children's tractor pull, hayrides, entertainment and flea market are all included.
Admission and parking are free.
Gates at the Carroll County Farm Museum open and welcome visitors to the show 10 a.m. to dusk Friday through Sunday at 500 Center St., Westminster.
Saturday will be your last chance to take advantage of the Carroll County Farmers Market.
Come for breakfast and stay for lunch.
You can also learn to make corn husk wreaths with Dana Bragg or stiffy bows with Barbara Griffin.
Market is open 8 a.m. to1 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, SmithAvenue, Westminster.
Get back into the reading habit. Come to North Carroll Library Saturday.
Hear about new books and old favorites in a book-talking program for adults, sponsored by the library andVaughn Woman's Club.
"After Danielle and Sidney, Who?" will begin10 a.m. at the branch on Old Hanover Pike, Greenmount.
County Republicans are feasting on crabs Saturday.
The Central Committee tosses Republican Crab Feed to benefit the party's slate in the 1992 election.
Chat with state and local party leaders. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door.
Crabs aren't all. Free Wheeling Country Band provides the sound effects.
Start pounding those mallets at 6 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, Richardson Road.
Try to define your dreams as ECKANKAR of Westminster has a Dream Workshop.
Everyone is invited to discuss the relevance of dreams.
The six sessions are 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday and run through Oct. 13 at member'shome.
Put on your dancing shoes and bow to your partner 6 p.m. Sunday.
Carroll Promenaders, modern Western square dance club, kicks off its 12th year to callsand cues.
Cost is $5 a couple or $2.50 a single.
Foot stompingis at North Carroll High School, 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead.