Arts Notes


August 28, 2005

Westminster Drum Circle changes names, location

The Westminster Drum Circle is changing its meeting site and its name to attract a broader audience starting next month.

The Carroll Dance and Drum Circles will meet at the Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist Church at 2912 Club House Road, Finksburg.

The group will continue to meet from 10 p.m. to midnight the first Friday of the month at the Pour House Cafe, 233 E. Main St., Westminster, as well as from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the third Saturday at the church.

Events are free to the public. Some instruments will be provided.

Information: Pour House, 410-751-9171; Cedarhurst, 410- 861-8820.

Barbershop chorus to hold open house for all ages

The Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will hold a "U Can Sing 2 Open House" at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 12 in Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village off Route 31, Westminster.

The chorus invites men of all ages who like to sing to attend.

The evening will include demonstrations of the barbershop style of a cappella music by chapter quartets and chorus.

Music from the 1950s and 1960s doo-wop to early barbershop harmony will be featured.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

Information: 410-795-5050.

Arts council to hold series of arts, cultural workshops

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a series of free workshops for arts and cultural organizations that need to build their audience, raise money or make a better board.

The workshops will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Free registration is available for up to two members of any incorporated, nonprofit cultural organization with an operating budget of $250,000 or less.

Workshops are:

Sept. 15: Fundraising. Topics will focus on appropriate and effective sources and activities; the most efficient way to raise support for the short- and long-term.

Sept. 22: How to Market Your Non-Profit. Marketing methods appropriate for organizational growth, including print media, radio, cable television, direct mail, novelty displays, Web and other Internet applications, will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their materials for critique.

Sept. 29: Boards A to Z. How to develop a board; its roles and responsibilities; legal and social accountability; recruitment, development, governance and evaluation, will be discussed.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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