Music is in the air everywhere in Carroll County this weekend. Take advantage of the good vibrations, some of which are free for the listening. Country comes to town at 7 p.m. Friday as Sykesville sponsors a free Concerts in the Park series. "Young Guns" provide the sounds in Millard Cooper Park, Springfield Avenue. Information: 795-6390.
While you are in South Carroll, stop by Winfield for the Community Fire Department's Carnival. You will find the usual great rides, good food and foot-stomping music, too.
Friday hear "New Country Revival" and see the fireworks. Saturday, "Branded" plays all your favorite country tunes. The carnival opens evenings through Saturday at the Carnival Grounds, Route 26. Information: 795-1333.
*Cascade Lake offers sounds across the water at 7 p.m. Friday. Hear Rich Taylor and the Ravers play rhythm and blues. Admission is $4 on Snydersburg Road, Hampstead. Information: 374-9111.
Theatre on the Hill opens "Lend Me a Tenor," its second summer presentation. The comedy of error involves operatic antics on a hilarious scale.
Curtain rises at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday in Alumni Hall at Western Maryland College, Westminster.
Or, you still have time to catch "Fiddler on the Roof," at 8 p.m. Saturday, also in Alumni Hall. Admission is $13 for adults and $7 for children. Information: 857-2599.
Westminster Municipal Band plays as you sample the fare at Zion United Methodist Church's fried chicken and ham supper from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children for family style dinner on Old Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 848-9080.
Manchester also jumps on the bandwagon, with one of its free Concerts in the Park, at 6 p.m. Sunday in Firemen's Activities Building, York Street. Information: 374-9247.
Instead of music, how about dinner and drama? This one is especially for the children.
Carroll Players present "Tales for Tots," a children's dinner theater with six stories sure to delight youngsters. The fun continues with poems, face painting and balloons.
Fried chicken tops the menu. Cost is $5 for children, age 3 to 10, and $10 for those over 10. Reservations are requested doors open 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Frock's, Bond Street, Westminster. Information: 876-2220.
Or, how about leaving the kids with a sitter and stepping out for a dinner cruise? Piney Run serves supper aboard the lake pontoon at 6 p.m. Friday. Reservations are requested and tickets are $6.50 per diner. Start sailing at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.
If you want to stay home and listen to the sounds in your own backyard, do a little shopping first at the Carroll County Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
You can buy all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and handmade crafts for your picnic tables.
This week, you can learn a thing or two as Mary Matthews demonstrates Victorian Fashion Pictures and Bonnie Hood shows decorative painting on clothing.
The market opens on Smith Avenue, Westminster. Information: 848-7748.