Murder mystery `The Mousetrap' opens at WMC Agatha...

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July 07, 2000

Murder mystery `The Mousetrap' opens at WMC

Agatha Christie's murder mystery "The Mousetrap" opens today at Theatre on the Hill at Western Maryland College.

In this story, an assortment of off beat characters find themselves stranded in a remote rooming house during a blizzard.

When a guest is murdered, everyone becomes a suspect - a single woman, a newly married couple, an architect, a retired Army major, a jurist and a man who claims his car overturned in a drift.

Theatre on the Hill's production is directed by Elizabeth van den Berg and features Erika Roskowinski, Susan Thornton, Sam Huffer, Julie Herber, David Covington, Robert Brown, D. Scott Richards and John Raterman.

"The Mousetrap" will be shown at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow, Sunday and July 14,15, 23, 27, 30 and Aug. 3, 6, and 10 in Alumni Hall.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Musician to spin tales, songs and fun at library

The Carroll County Public Library will present "Bill Wellington: Rhythmic Raconteur," a program for all ages, the week of July 24.

The creator of Radio WOOF, a series of recordings for children, Wellington will share stories and folk music. Children age 3 and younger must be with an adult.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday. The schedule of appearances is:

Eldersburg: 4:30 p.m. July 25. Call 410-386-4460.

Mount Airy: 1:30 p.m. July 25. Call 410-386-4470.

North Carroll: 10 a.m. July 25. Call 410-386-4480.

Taneytown: 10 a.m. July 26. Call 410-386-4510.

Westminster: 1:30 p.m. July 26. Call 410-386-4490.

Play series to open at Baldwin's Station

Baldwin's Station will present a series of plays by the Children's Theatre this summer.

"Jack and the Beanstalk" will be presented July 18. Jack solves the problem of the gruff ogre living in the clouds who plays his harp too loud and whose chicken eggs fly down to the village, making a mess.

"The Emperor's New Clothes," on Aug. 22, follows the classic story of the emperor who insists he has new clothes from a trickster, but can't see the truth until a parade brings him out in public.

All shows are at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $6.95 for children and adults. Children age 2 and younger will be admitted free. Reservations for lunch with the actors after the shows are available.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St., Sykesville. Information: 410- 795-1041.

Artist to discuss Westminster mural design

Lewis Schlitt, the artist who created the downtown Westminster mural, "History Is Now," at Locust Lane, will discuss his career and inspirations for designing the mural at a Lunch and Learn Program from noon to 1 p.m. July 19.

During the event, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council, he will discuss the research into the design and how he and a team of artists rendered the mural.

Weather permitting, the program will be held on the grassy area under the mural. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Admission is $1 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverage will be provided.

The gallery is at 15 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410- 848-7272.

Concerts to feature folk music performers

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring Wednesday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

The harmony trio Artisan from Yorkshire, England, will perform July 19. Hilary Spencer, and Jacey and Brian Bedford have nine albums to their credit. Tickets are $15.

Scottish-born Eric Bogle from Australia will perform July 26. He is known for his protest songs. Tickets are $20.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for seating and dinner. Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

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