Art Notes


May 21, 2004

Author, teacher to sign his book in Eldersburg

Little Professor Book Center will hold a book signing from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow with author Thomas Delise.

An English teacher at Century High, Delise has written That Is the Question: The Ultimate Shakespeare Quiz Book, which offers quizzes about Shakespeare's plays.

Besides teaching, Delise conducts workshops for professionals on teaching Shakespeare and directs high school productions of Shakespeare plays.

Little Professor is in Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.

Information: 410-795-8535.

Hospital auxiliary plans benefit tea Wednesday

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary will hold A Splash of Tea, a prelude event to the 45th annual Silvery Moon Ball: A Splash of Red.

The tea will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rudy's 2900 in Finksburg. It will feature chilled fruit soup, finger sandwiches, scones, muffins and teas prepared by Chef Rudy Speckamp.

Door prizes include a day at the spa at Hair After in Westminster.

Tickets are $32.50 and may be bought at the Candy Striper Gift Shop, in the hospital's main lobby, or by calling 410-871-7280.

All proceeds will support the auxiliary's $1 million pledge toward the hospital's expansion project.

Julie Gold, Freebo to perform in Sykesville

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

Julie Gold and Freebo will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Songwriter Gold is best known for "From a Distance," which was made popular by Bette Midler. Freebo, a backup singer for Bonnie Raitt for 10 years, is writing and performing music.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Advance tickets ($20) are recommended. Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

French documentary to be shown at arts center

The Carroll County Arts Council will show the award-winning French documentary Winged Migration as its monthly movie at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 28 at the Carroll Arts Center.

The film celebrates the beauty of flight and stars only birds. Director Jacques Perrin used the work of 14 cinematographers who documented migration using hot-air balloons, remote-controlled gliders and other methods of flight.

The film complements the arts council's exhibit The Great Outdoors: Wildlife and Sporting Art, which will be open to filmgoers before the movie.

Tickets are available in advance. They are $5 for adults, and $4 for children younger than 12 and seniors over 60. Arts council members receive a $1 discount.

The arts center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Counselors needed for summer arts camps

The Carroll County Arts Council needs enthusiastic and dependable high school students to serve as volunteer counselors for arts camps this summer.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have transportation to and from the Carroll Arts Center. Community service credits are available.

Camp counselors will help with arts and crafts activities, lead games, escort campers on walking field trips, and help with cleanup, setup and registration.

Campers range in age from 5 to 14 years old. An interest in the visual or performing arts is helpful but not required.

Volunteers must commit to serving Monday through Friday during a two-week period -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12 to 23, or 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 26 to Aug. 6.

Information and applications: 410-848-7272.

Council sets bus trip for Kennedy Center play

The Carroll County Arts Council is sponsoring a bus trip July 18 to the Kennedy Center in Washington to see The Glass Menagerie starring Sally Field. The performance is part of a major retrospective of Tennessee Williams' plays.

Travelers can eat brunch in the Kennedy Center's rooftop cafe or at the informal cafeteria before the show.

The bus will leave from Westminster at 11:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $90 for arts council members and $95 for others, and include bus, theater ticket, snack and gratuity. Lunch is not included.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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