Carroll County Calendar of Events

April 25, 2004

April

April 1-30 Year-Round 10-kilometer Volksmarch: Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster. 7 a.m. to 3 hours before dusk. Walk through Westminster. John Baumgardner, 410-833- 8916.

April 25 Carroll County Tractor and Truck Pull: Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is May 2. Helen Erb-McKenzie, 410-848-9426.

April 25 Earthworks Festival: Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. Noon to 5 p.m. Family fun and learning about the environment; children's activities; presentations; native gardening; entertainment and food. Melissa Boyle or Matt Lustig, 410-848-2517.

April 25 College Choir Concert: McDaniel College, Baker Memorial Chapel, Westminster. 7 p.m. A varied choral program featuring McDaniel College's 50-member choir. Josh Selzer, 410-857-2599.

April 26 A Taste of Carroll: Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center, 1000 Fenby Farm Road, Westminster. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. An evening of fine cuisine and wine at which locally owned establishments provide samples. Events coordinator, 410-871-8000.

May

May 1, Flower Mart and Pancake Breakfast: Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster. 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; breakfast until 10 a.m. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, crafts and baked goods. Maryann Leckron, 410-848-0090.

May 1, Quilt Show and Auction: Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handcrafts, quilts and food. Roy Johnson, 410-635-6374.

May 1, South Carroll Spring Fling: Sykesville-Freedom Fire Company, Route 32 and Freedom Avenue, Sykesville. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flea market, crafts, car show, entertainment and food. Jerry Howsden, 410-795-0984.

May 1, Centennial Celebration: Main Street, Sykesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 410-795-8959.

May 1, Children's Fair: First United Presbyterian Church, 65 Washington Road (Route 32), Westminster. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment and games. Shelly Issing, 410-751-6178; Vanessa Berger, 717-637-7950.

May 1-2, 35th Annual Flower and Plant Market: Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, gift shop. Jane Sewell, 410- 848-2288.

May 1-2, Civil War Living History Encampment: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Relive historic moments with Civil War re-enactors. Dottie Freeman or Sharon Martin, 410-876-2667 and 410-848-7775.

May 1-2, Rhododendron and Azalea Show and Sale: Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Road (Route 32), Westminster. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. John Van Walker, 410- 795-6358.

May 1-31, Year-Round 10-kilometer Volksmarch: Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster. 7 a.m. to three hours before dusk. Walk through Westminster. John Baumgardner, 410-833- 8916.

May 2, Historic Railroad Equipment and Model Train Displays: The Pullman Parlor Car, Baldwin and Oklahoma Avenues, Sykesville. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mark Bennett, 410-795-3157.

May 8, Carroll County Farmers' Market Spring Show: Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, flowers, crafts, baked goods and refreshments. Anita Bullock, 410-848-7748.

May 8, Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival, and 5-kilometer Run: Downtown Main Street, Westminster. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plants, flowers, entertainment and food. Carol Baublitz, 410-848-9393.

May 8, Herb Festival: Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Herb plants, perennials, potpourri, herbal soaps and lotions, and herbal butter. Elaine Sweitzer, 410-795- 6043.

May 8, Gospel Choir Concert: Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road (Route 32), Westminster. 7:30 p.m. Tenth-anniversary concert of traditional and contemporary gospel favorites led by Eric Byrd. Josh Selzer, 410-857-2599.

May 15-16, Blacksmith Days: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blacksmiths from several states will demonstrate skills; auction and sale of blacksmith equipment and handmade items. Food available. Farmhouse tours from noon to 5 p.m. Dottie Freeman or Jackie Koch, 410-876-2667 and 410-848- 7775.

May 15-16, Mayfest: Main Street, Mount Airy. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Juried arts and crafts. Entertainment. Ricky Lawson, 301-829-2112.

May 15-16, Swing Into Spring: Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment. Nancy McCormick, 410-751-1100, Ext. 17.

May 16, Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert: McDaniel College, Baker Memorial Chapel, Westminster. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chorale and orchestra present Brahms' Requiem and other selections. Lauren Keppel, 410-871- 0322.

May 16-17, Carroll Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show: Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pat Berglund, 410-239-7944.

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