Museum to offer basket-weaving class


May 31, 1994|By CINDY PARR

Will the wonders of the Carroll County Farm Museum ever cease to amaze us?

This popular Carroll County tourist attraction continually develops and presents to the community a variety of programs, exhibits and events that are educational, entertaining and original.

Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a basket-weaving workshop will be offered to sixth- , seventh- and eighth-grade students as part of a new Living History Club. A limit of 10 participants will be instructed on how to weave a berry basket.

Registration is required, and a $10 fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

Kathy Crumbaugh, coordinator of the Living History Club, said the reason the club started the workshops is, "We have a very popular summer camp for elementary-age children. We needed something that went beyond the elementary school age, so we developed the Living History Club."

The club's purpose is to teach the arts of the past to those who will be part of the future.

"The children come to the workshop and learn a trade or a skill," Ms. Crumbaugh explained. "Once they have learned their skill, they become members of the club and they can come to the Farm Museum on the weekends when it is open, and they can perform their skills while visitors are touring the Farm Museum."

Ms. Crumbaugh said these workshops, which will include blacksmithing, bread making, open-hearth cooking and broom making in the future, benefit not only the participants but the Farm Museum.

"We have cooperation with the school system, in that once students come to the workshop they earn volunteer hours which can be counted as community service hours toward their graduation requirements," Ms. Crumbaugh said. "This is another generation of artisans. It's an excellent program and I'm excited about it."

Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.


If you like the outdoors and art, then don't miss the Carroll County Arts Council's annual "Art in The Park" show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster City Hall Park.

The fine art show and sale will feature the works of some 25 artists.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, the Children's Chorus of Carroll County and jazz and bluegrass performances by the Arts Council's coffeehouse musicians.

An area will be set up for children to do original paintings.

Admission is free.

Information: 848-7272.


Don't miss the Nifty Fifties celebration Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market at Crossroads Shopping Center in Westminster.

The second annual event will feature a variety of attractions including a '50s car show with Street Cars of Desire, Elvis impersonator Kevin Michael, a James Dean and Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest and much more.

Information or registration: 751-9000.


The Fraternal Order of Police, Carroll County Lodge No. 20 will sponsor the Kelly-Miller Circus this weekend for children of all ages.

The circus will take place at the Carroll County Ag Center with shows scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Information: 1-800-783-6969.


The Christian Preschool and Kindergarten will sponsor its first children's fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Presbyterian Church at 65 Washington Road in Westminster.

The children's fair will have games and prizes, face painting, grab bags, a children's raffle, silent auction, plant table, white elephant table and bake sale.

All proceeds from the auction will support programs at the school.


Another strawberry festival is happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Lutheran Church on Route 97 and Mayberry Road in Silver Run.

Lunch platters will be available with such items as barbecued chicken, hamburger barbecue, hot dogs, soup, baked beans and potato salad.

There also will be yard sale tables, a Scripture quilt raffle, live musical entertainment, a baked goods sale, white elephant table and free blood pressure screenings.

Don't forget the strawberries and ice cream for dessert.

The church sanctuary will be open for a brief devotion on the hour.

Yard sale table information: 848-6150. Other information: 848-2878.


The Westminster Family YMCA will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday that will focus on the facility's full- and part-time child care unit.

Parents are invited to visit with staff members, who will be available throughout the morning.

Clowns will roam about to entertain the children, stories will be told and refreshments will be served.

Information: 848-3660 or 876-1194.

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