Art Notes

ARTS NOTES

October 08, 2004

Pa. arts center plans Oktoberfest and other events

The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., has announced coming events.

Oktoberfest, a joint fund-raiser for the American Red Cross and the arts center, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow behind KClinger's Tavern at North Forney Avenue and Poplar Street in Hanover. The event will feature bands, dancing, food and exclusive Oktoberfest beers. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

The Lonesome River Band and the Dry Branch Fire Squad will perform a bluegrass concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets are $29 and $34.

"Laura Ingalls Wilder -- Growing up on the Prairie" will be presented by the National Children's Theatre Tour at 3 p.m. Oct. 17. As her family moved across the Midwest, Laura was encouraged to keep a diary of the family's travels that captures the essence of life in the frontier territories of Kansas and Minnesota in the late 1800s. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

The center is at 195 Stock St.

Tickets and information: 717-637-7086.

Barbershop chorus sets guest night on Monday

The Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus invites men, boys and girls of all ages to learn about barbershop harmony at a guest night at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village.

The evening will include demonstrations of the barbershop style of a cappella music, and a brief discussion about the society outreach program, Young People In Harmony, that brings four-part a cappella style singing to high schools and colleges. The event will end about 9:30 p.m. with refreshments.

Carroll Lutheran Village is off Route 31 near Westminster.

Information: 410-795-5050 or www.oldlinestatesmen.org.

Athletic club offers free dance classes

The Merritt Athletic Club's Dance Academy will hold a free class for adults and children 2 and older.

The dance program will offer introduction to dance, ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop classes from Monday to Oct. 16. Participants can sample classes free. Registration is requested.

Class schedules and registration forms are available at the concierge desk. Membership is not required.

Information: 410-549-8855, ext. 118.

John Denver tribute slated in Sykesville

Doris Justis and Sean McGhee, known as Side by Side, will offer a tribute to John Denver at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville at 8 p.m. Wednesday, seven years after the singer's death in a private plane crash.

Justis and McGhee performed with Denver's band in a tribute concert and appear on the CD of that event.

Wednesday's performance is sponsored by Uptown Concerts. Advance tickets, which are $15, are recommended. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating.

Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

Pop singer Joanne Juskus to perform at arts center

Joanne Juskus and her five-member band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Carroll Arts Center.

Juskus, a Mid-Atlantic acoustic pop singer, offers blues-infused tunes. She is supported by a group of musicians, creating a pop-folk sound.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for Carroll County Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger.

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

Information: 410-848-7272.

Community college exhibits `Views Through the Vortex'

Carroll Community College is exhibiting Views Through the Vortex, paintings by R. Thomas Holder, through Oct. 22 in the Scott Center Gallery at the Washington Road campus.

Holder's paintings are influenced by his interest in contemporary cosmology -- Earth's path through space and the images and shapes it creates.

His works address the ideas of spatial distortion and vortices in an effort to explore the significance of Earth's position and motion in space.

Information: 410-386-8153.

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