Fund-raisers at school to help recovery efforts...


October 12, 2001

Fund-raisers at school to help recovery efforts

Friendship Valley Elementary School will hold two fund-raisers tomorrow to benefit victims of the terrorist attacks and those involved in recovery efforts in New York and at the Pentagon.

A children's book fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school at 1100 Gist Road, Westminster. All books will sell for $2, with proceeds going to victims of the terrorist attacks.

A "Words of Comfort" quilt for firefighters and police officers in New York will be on display.

Also, Shannon Watt, founder of Vest A K-9, will sell doughnuts to benefit the search and rescue dogs at both sites.

Information: 410-751-3560.

Association promotes bluegrass, country music

Sykesville Bluegrass and Country Music Association meets from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month at Sykesville American Legion Post 223.

The group's purpose is to promote the appreciation of bluegrass and country music, to sing and perform for benefits and charitable groups, and to educate others in listening and performing those styles of music.

Meetings start with a potluck lunch, followed by music.

Musicians and listeners are welcome.

Meetings are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9. The American Legion post is at 7327 Slacks Road.

Information: 410-668-7776.

Watercolor group to open exhibit at college Monday

The Baltimore Watercolor Society will hold an art exhibition from Monday to Nov. 9 in the Great Hall at Carroll Community College.

More than 70 works from predominantly realist artists will be shown. The paintings include still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of animals and humans.

Karen Ruppert, former director of Bendann Art Gallery, will judge the show.

The Baltimore Watercolor Society was established in 1885 to encourage, educate and promote professional excellence in the watercolor media.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Appraiser to teach course on American ceramics

Robert Harrison, owner and operator of Harrison Appraisals LLC in Uniontown, is an accredited personal property appraiser and consultant.

He specializes in appraisals of antiques, decorative arts and general household contents.

Harrison will teach "American Ceramics and Glass: 1700-1940," a noncredit course, at Carroll Community College from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 13.

Students will examine the history and design of American porcelain, pottery, and glassware from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Topics will include case studies of export porcelain, Shenandoah Valley pottery, flint glass, American "art pottery," Tiffany and cut glass.

The cost is $75; senior adult cost is $25.

A graduate of Winterthur's Winter Institute in Early American Decorative Arts, Harrison holds a master of liberal arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts in American history from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Information: 410-386-8100.

College invites residents to tour Vienna, Salzburg

Community members are invited to travel to Vienna and Salzburg for a musical tour with the Carroll Community College music department.

Scheduled for March 20-29, A Musical Tour of Vienna and Salzburg costs $2,808. It includes local bus service, airfare, tour and accommodations, performance tickets, gratuities, driver and guide tips, breakfast and dinner daily, trip insurance, and the college's senior citizen course fee. A deposit of $1,000 is required by Nov. 1.

In Vienna, the group will take in Mozart's Magic Flute and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, and see the famed Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School. The group will visit Vienna Woods, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Beethoven's and Schubert's tombs. A visit to the Esterhazy Palace, where Haydn spent most of his career, and a backstage tour of the Vienna opera house are on the agenda.

In Salzburg, participants will take the Sound of Music Tour and see Mozart's birthplace. The finale of the trip will be a tour of Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Cinderella's castle at Disneyland.

Information: Evan Walker, 410-386-8263. To sign up for the tour, call Lynn McCabe at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in TownMall of Westminster, 410-876-0001.

Arts council plans visit to museum and gardens

Carroll County Arts Council will take a bus trip Nov. 6 to Hillwood Museum & Gardens, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, in Washington.

Travelers will visit the opulent 25-acre estate of the heir to the Post cereal fortune. It includes imperial Russian fine and decorative arts and an extensive collection of 18th-century French art.

The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $55 for members and $60 for others.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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