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May 10, 2002

Carroll Players schedule auditions for autumn play

The Carroll Players will hold auditions for its fall production of It Runs in the Family from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 in Westminster.

Call-backs, if necessary, will be held May 16. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and improvisations.

The British farce by Ray Cooney follows a London doctor's attempts to hide his 18-year-old love child from his family. The play includes six male roles, ages 18 to 60s; five female roles, ages 20 to 60s; and one role for male or female. British accents will be needed for the play, but not necessarily for the auditions.

Those auditioning must take their summer vacation and work schedules with them because rehearsals will begin this summer. Also needed are backstage help, an assistant director and production coordinator.

Show dates are Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-20 and 25-26.

The Carroll Players will hold their annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the VFW hall, 419 Poole Road. Anyone interested in being a part of the acting group, on stage or behind the scenes, is welcome. Dues are $15 or $25 per couple.

The meeting will include an election of board members, the fall play and naming the group's scholarship winner.

Information: 410-876-2220.

Lunch and Learn topic is attractions of India

Carroll County Arts Council will hold a Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll Community College.

Maggie Ball will give a slide presentation on India Unveiled, a chronicle of the sights, sounds, fragrances and spirit of India through the eyes of an artist on a recent visit.

Admission is $1 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Participants should take a bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Visual arts project inspired by poem on view at gallery

The Blackbird Project will be featured at Carroll County Arts Council's monthly gallery exhibition Wednesday through May 31.

The Blackbird Project is a multimedia interpretation of the individual phrases from the Wallace Stevens poem 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

The idea to combine the written word with the visual arts was conceived and coordinated by local author Barbara DeCesare and unveiled in January at an artists' event.

Participating artists include Rina Auckerman, Gary Blankenburg, Linda Joy Burke, Christina Collins-Smith, Virginia Crawford, Mira Foote, Dan Francis, Phil and M.L. Grout, Tom Holder, David Kreibel, Emery Pajer, Kim Roberts and Sam Schmidt.

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

Little Community Theatre sets premiere performance

Little Community Theatre will present its premiere May 17, followed by performances May 18 and 19, at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge.

Johnny Appleseed and True Blue & Trusted will be presented at 8 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 2:30 p.m. May 19 at the school, 119 N. Main St.

Johnny Appleseed will be performed by local children and True Blue & Trusted is an adult melodrama. The plays are produced by Arnie Hayes and Mary Stong.

Between the two plays, Olil scenes by Jean Burgess will be performed.

Refreshments will be available during intermission.

Tickets are $6 and $4 for senior citizens and children younger than age 18. Child care will be available for children too young to enjoy the plays.

Proceeds will benefit the theater and Shepherd's Staff, a Westminster-area Christian outreach mission.

Tickets may be purchased from New Windsor State Bank, Carroll County Arts Council, and the Westminster and Taneytown library branches.

Information: 410-876-5505 or 410-857-5944.

Council plans arts camps for children this summer

Carroll County Arts Council will offer summer arts camps for children at its Westminster gallery.

Available camps, held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, are:

Make It-Take It Crafts Camp: Activities include sculpting, printmaking, stamping, collage, drawing, painting and crafts. Campers will take home one art project each day. The cost is $85 for members and $95 for nonmembers.

Sessions are: June 17-21 for ages 9-10; June 24-28 for ages 10-11; and July 8-12 for ages 11-12.

Creative Arts Camp: Children will experience visual and performing arts, including crafts, sing-alongs, mini-field trips and visits from local artists and performers. The cost is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

Sessions are: July 15-19 for ages 5-6; July 22-26 for ages 6-7; July 29-Aug. 2 for ages 7-8.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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