Put on your dancing shoes and step lightly from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Spring Fling.
Betty and Joe Shaum, who are organizing the event on behalf of the Auxiliary at Carroll County General Hospital, said the evening is for people who love to dance. All proceedswill benefit the hospital.
With country sounds played by the group Branded at Friendly Farm Restaurant on Route 140, Westminster, the dance could be a learning experience, too. Dean and Sandy Garrish, instructors with Dancing MadeEasy in Westminster, will teach the Tush Push, basic barn dancing and a few line steps.
Admission price includes soda, beer and light refreshments. A cash bar also will be available.
Tickets are $12.50 per person, and can be purchased before the dance by contacting theShaums at 848-3484. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Friday evening, step into an auction of new and collectible itemsand services to benefit the Montessori Society of Westminster. Join the bidding in silent and live auctions on more than 300 items, including a sail on the Chesapeake and a plane ride for two.
Refreshments and cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20at door, if available. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, Route 140, Westminster. Information: 848-6283.
Spring shoppers have two opportunities Saturday. SERVV International Gift Shop opens its warehouse sale of crafts from around the world from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in New Windsor. Information: 635-8711.
Or, Sandymount United Methodist Women invite you to the "Spring in the Country" bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their church on Old Westminster Pike. Admission is free and you can browse through decorations, crafts, jewelry and homemade candy. Information: 876-0616.
Stop in at the VFW on Poole Road, Westminster from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. You will see exhibits of lifelike carvings as Carroll Carvers open the second annual Wood Carving Show and Competition.
Admission is $1. The show also features special exhibits and demonstrations by Ben Gurtizen, who haswon several awards for his wood creations. Information: 795-2088.
Teens can lock in fun from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday at Four Seasons Sports Complex, Route 482, Hampstead.
The Teen Recreation Council has its third annual "Lock-In" for high school freshmen through21 year olds. Movies, sports and dancing with music and refreshmentsbrighten the night. Bring your sports equipment and join the gang. Cost is $18 in advance for all activities and food, or $20 at the door. Information: 857-2103.
Forget about cooking Saturday and Sunday.
Messiah United Methodist Church serves a family style dinnerfeaturing turkey, ham and oysters, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Taneytown Carnival Grounds, Activities Building, Route 140, Westminster.
Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children. Information: 756-6085.
Sunday, dine with the Union Bridge Lions Club as members serve the annual chicken-and-ham buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. atCommunity Center, Ladiesburg Road. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Information: 848-2997.
Or, sample fried chicken, roast beef and ham at Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department on Liberty Road. Doors open at noon and cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Information: 795-1333.
Top off your weekend with the Phoenix Repertory Dance Co. making its debut for the ongoing Sundays of Note performance series at Western Maryland College. Admission is $5.Students 18 and under are admitted free. Curtain rises at 2 p.m. Sunday in Alumni Hall, Westminster. Information: 857-2265 or 876-2055, Ext. 265.