Warm weather is waning and a frosty fall is right around the corner.
Take advantage of the next few weekends to get outdoors, before the home fireplace becomes the most inviting spot in the county.
Piney Run Park offers Mickey Mouse aboard the lake pontoon at 2 p.m. Friday. The captain promises special treats for all the sailors. Cost is $1 per person.
Or, rise, shine and head for the lake Saturday. Bring your binoculars and watch for birds at 9 a.m., while the crew serves breakfast.
Cost is $4 per person. This sail is for adults only.
You can bring the kids at 11 a.m. for the Grandparent andGrandchild sail. Cost is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.
The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.
Fall Harvest Days come to the Carroll County Farm Museum from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Sample country cooking, see demonstrations of farm crafts, browse through arts and crafts tables and be entertained continuously.
The museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 876-2667.
Exercise and do your part for charity.
Rewster's Restaurant sponsors a Horseshoe Tournament Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics. Teams pay a $10 per entry fee.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Salt Box Park, Woodbine. Information: 875-2555.
Two plays are the thing this weekend.
Western Maryland College presents "Punch and Judy," a comical tragedy by Aurand Harris. See the puppet adventures make a point about theend results of total freedom.
Admission is $5 or $2 for students.Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Alumni Hall, Westminster. Information: 857-2599.
Or, enjoy the Carroll Players' presentation of "Night Watch." The dinner theater opens Friday atFrock's, Bond Street in Westminster.
Tickets are $16 per person for dinner and show. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, too. Information: 876-2220.
Or, do you like foot-stomping music more than high drama? The Northeast Social Action Program presents Bluegrass Gospel Concert twice Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $6 tickets in advance or $7 at the door. The music plays at North Carroll High School, 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead. Information: 374-2944.
You have two chances to win with numbers this weekend. Hampstead has Friday Night Bingo Extravaganza from 8 p.m. until 92 games have been called at the Fire Hall on Main Street.
Cost is $20 per person and coffee flows until all hours.
Or, if you miss out on the money Friday, try gambling in Gamber Saturday night. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by games, including a $750 jackpot.
The fire hall is onNiner Road. Information: 549-1510.
Looking for a bargain? Stop in at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center's Flea and Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 848-0770.
Turkey, oysters and ham top the menu at Messiah United Methodist Church's family-style public supper from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children at Taneytown Activities Building, Carnival Grounds, Route 140. Information: 756-6092.
Or, how about roast beef and fried shrimp? Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department serves all you can eat from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Cost is $8.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. Information: 374-2197.
Or, Winfield Fire Hall invites you to an oyster, bull and fried shrimp feed from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Following dining, you can dance to music by "Silver Wings." Cost is $18 per person.
The hall is on Route 26.Reservations are recommended. Information: 795-4640.
Dancingis going on at the American Legion Gold Star Post 191 Saturday, too.Nancy Wiles provides the music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Prospect Road, Mount Airy.
Cost is $5 per person. Information: 829-9161.
Union Bridge Fire Company serves pancakes, sausage and more from 7a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Thefire hall is on Locust Street. Information: 775-7422.
Join Western Maryland College in its formal dedication of the expanded and remodeled Hoover Library at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: 857-2766.