Learn Spell-binding Techniques

Story-telling, Puppetry Workshops Offered At Westminster Library

March 25, 1992|By staff report

Develop your story-telling techniques at the Westminster Library Saturday. You might learn how to keep an audience spellbound with scintillating sagas. The free workshop, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will help adults enliven their stories for large and small groups with use ofvoice, gestures and props.

If you're a little shy about being solo in the limelight, sign up for the library's Puppetry Workshop at 1:30 p.m. The program is designed especially for adults who work with children.

Learn to create, construct and manipulate simple puppets and uncomplicated staging. Participants in either workshop must be 18 or older. Registration is required. The library is at 50 E. Main St. Information: 848-4250.

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Middle school students are invited to a dramaworkshop of their own from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Carroll High School. Hone your young acting talents. Cost is $5 and registration is requested. Information: 374-6105.

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Two high schools are showing off their acting skills this week.

Sample stage offerings as Westminster High presents "Macbeth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Information on Shakespeare's tragedy is unfurling at 1225 Washington Road at 848-5050.

South Carrol High performs "Brigadoon" same nights and times. Information on the town which appears onceevery century -- this year on Route 26, Winfield -- is at 795-8500.

And, you have three last chances to hear Curly and gang singing "Oklahoma" sounds. Stone Road Productions plays the music at its springdinner theater. Cost is $26 per ticket. Curtain rises at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon Sunday at Friendly Farm Restaurant, Route140, Westminster. Information: 875-2296.

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Dinner? Breakfast? County organizations can fill the bill.

St. James Episcopal Churchpasses pasta to diners from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a spaghettidinner for $4, or $3 for the children. The church is on North Main Street, Mount Airy. Information: 829-0325.

Rise, shine and get out of the kitchen as Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department servesall you can eat breakfast Sunday. Pancakes, hominy, sausage and moreare on the menu. Cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. Doorsopen from 7 a.m. to noon at the firehouse, Route 26. Information: 875-4107.

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Need music for your ears?

Arts Council sponsors its monthly Coffeehouse, featuring a diverse acoustic program at 8 p.m.Saturday. Cost is $4 per listener at the Winchester Exchange, 15 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 848-7272.

Or, if your tastes run more to classical, hear Bach at Baker Memorial Chapel on the campus of Western Maryland College at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Baroque concert is presented as part of the Chamber Music on the Hill performance series.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free to children and students with student identification. Westminster.

Information: 848-7000.

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Put on your dancing shoes from 9 p.m. to1 a.m. Saturday as "Son of a Gun" gets your feet stomping. Carroll Haven gets the proceeds of the Spring Dance at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, Richardson Road. Cost is $8 a single and $15 a couple. Information: 876-2179.

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Go fly a kite at 2 p.m. Sunday. You might win a prize in this 10th annual Kite Contest for all ages. Pay $1 registration fee at the entrance to Salt Box Park, Gillis Falls Road, Woodbine. Information: 795-3332.

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