Staff reportYou can help save a life and fight drunken driving at the Carroll Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's first Red RibbonKick-off and fund-raiser at 1 p.m. Sunday at Profiles on Main Street, Westminster. Light refreshments and music by a DJ will be provided,and there will be door prizes. Tickets are $3 in advance or $4 at the door for those 14 and up. Advance tickets may be purchased at Scharon's Black Eagle in the Westminster Shopping Center or Tee's Etc. in Cranberry Mall.
Don't wait till Sunday to have some fun, however. Start Saturday with breakfast at the Door to Virtue, Order of the Eastern Star's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at the Masonic Temple, 46 Monroe St., Westminster.
After breakfast, head over to the Annual Reese Fall and Christmas Bazaar featuring 61 arts and crafts booths with ideas for fall decorating, 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Reese Fire Hall, Route 140, Westminster.
A special treat includes a visit from Santa Claus 1-3 p.m. Sunday for the young and young-at-heart.
Admission and parking are free. Food booths offer a variety of goodies to tempt the palate.
Don't stop at Reese. Head down Route 91 to Calvary United Methodist Church for its "Caper", with arts, crafts, yard sale items, face painting, lunch, baked goods, and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The church is at3939 Gamber Road, Finksburg. Information: 795-8064.
While you're doing that shopping, let Dad take the kids to Piney
Run Park for a Father and Child fishing excursion aboard the lake pontoon at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Reservations are required for the $2 per persontrip at the park, 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.
Take a break from shopping before the evening begins.
Got your reservations for the Carroll County Farm Museum's 25th anniversary Hoe Down? The buffet dinner and dance 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday shouldbe a lot of fun, but you must already have your $30 tickets.
Other choices abound for Saturday night.
The Union Bridge Fire Company is sponsoring a bingo banquet at 6 p.m. that includes supper and a card package for only $15 per person inadvance, so better get your reservations now.
The Fire Hall is onLocust Street. Information: 775-7830.
Or try the Carroll County Arts Council's Coffee House at 8 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Exchange 15 E. Main St., Westminster.
Listen to area musicians perform. Information: 848-7272.
Feel like kicking up your heels?
The Gamber Fire Department Auxiliary is having a Halloween Dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday with music by "Stillwater."
Come in costume andwin a prize. Tickets are only $8 per person and include beer and setups. The fire hall is on Route 32. Information: 795-7908.
TheSykesville Fire Hall, on Route 32 south of Route 26, also is having a Halloween Dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday featuring music by "Appaloosa."
Dress up for a night of fun. Tickets are $10 per person and include beer and setups. Information: 795-9311 or 795-7594.
If you're not worn out after Saturday, relax at the free Solo Voice Recital featuring tenor Evan Paul Walker, Rebecca Long on piano and GarthBaxter on lute at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall of Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
Before getting into the fun side of the weekend, take a few minutes for more serious business: the Carroll County Career and Technology Center is exhibiting "Technology Education -- Don't Leave School Without It!" at Cranberry Mall 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
All19 of the school's programs will be offering displays and demonstrations explaining exactly what they do. If you have a child coming up to high school, take them too, and check out the possibilities. Information: 848-5202.