Forget about cooking this weekend. From every end of the county, somebody else will do it for you. First, stop in at George's IGA Supermarket and learn how to eat healthy and stay fit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Free food samples and prizes, including an aerobic exerciser will welcome all guests to the Eldersburg Plaza store. Information: 795-2780.
Friday, feast on a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 5 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Gold Star Post, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy.
Cost is $5.95. information: 795-6239.
Rise and shine early Saturday for a pancake breakfast, served by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Westminster VFW from 6 to 11 a.m. at 519 Poole Road. Stay and shop at the flea market on the grounds.
You can enjoy lunch here, too, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 848-9888.
Fried shrimp and turkey top the menu at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The costs $8 for adults and $2.50 for children. Carry-outs and baked goods also are available. Information: 857-3589.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Union Bridge Lions Club serves its annual turkey and ham buffet at the Community Center, Ladiesburg Road.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Information: 848-2997.
Or, combine your Sunday dinner with Bonanza Bingo at MounAiry's American Legion, 801 Prospect Road from noon on.
The $30 ticket includes a turkey dinner and as many cards as you can play. Reservations requested. Information: 795-6444.
Amid all the culinary delights, shop for crafts and bargains as thWinfield Volunteer Fire Department from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 795-1333.
Get a jump on your bargain hunting at the rummage and bake sale, sponsored by the Westminster Ladies of the Elks. Doors open, on Gorsuch Road, for shoppers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Information: 848-2277.
All is not food this weekend, though. You will find music, hunting and gardening.
Sit back and enjoy "Anything Goes" at 8 p.m. Friday or Saturday. Presented by September Song, the musical benefits the developmentally disabled.
Tickets are $8 for reserved seats or $5 for general admission at Westminster High School. Information: 876-1760.
Learn to turn your trash into treasure from a gardening enthusiast at Piney Run Park.
Maureen Rice will show you how to build a compost bin using kitchen scraps, grass clippings and a little patience. Meet at the tennis courts at 2 p.m. The park is at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.