October 30, 2005


Fall festival -- Baugher's Orchard is holding a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1236 Baugher Road, off Route 140 West. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and apple picking are offered, weather permitting. Visitors should call Baugher's at 410-857-0111 to verify availability of produce. A Civil War re-enactment will be held with re-enactors from Company I, First Maryland Volunteer Infantry, Confederate States of America camping on the grounds and offering a firsthand look at battlefield life through discussions and demonstrations. 410-848-5541.

Bull roast -- Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company will hold a bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road. Tickets are $26. 410-857-4413.

Community play -- The Little Community Theater will present The Odd Couple by Neil Simon at 2:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School, 119 N. Main St., Union Bridge. There will be a "Felix and Oscar" dessert reception and "Odds and Ends" silent auction at 1:15 p.m. today and 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children younger than 18 and people older than 60, including reception and auction. 410-876-5505.


Car seat checkup -- The Carroll County Health Department Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition will hold a safety car seat check from 9 a.m. to noon at the Westminster City Recreation's Family Center on Longwell Avenue. Appointments are required. 410-876-4448.

Nature center meeting -- The Friends of Hashawha/Bear Branch Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the nature center, 300 John Owings Road. Nature center members are welcome to give their input at this quarterly meeting. 410-848-2517.

Plastic model club -- The Carroll County Model Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Club members display their models, learn new techniques and discuss new products. All types of models are welcome. 410-871-3642 during the day, or 410-239-4709 after 8 p.m.


First Thursday -- Downtown Westminster Promotions Committee is sponsoring a Ladies Night Out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Women can enjoy dinner at a downtown restaurant, shop the specialty stores along Main Street, or visit the library, Arts Council or Historical Society. 410-848-7116.


School play -- The Liberty High School Drama Club will present Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, a story of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 10, 11 and 12 in the school auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Tickets are $7 at the door, or $6 in advance. 410-751-3560.


Planetarium show -- Westminster Astronomical Society will hold a planetarium show for age 8 and older at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (if needed) at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. The cost is $1 for nature center members, and $2 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. A free star party will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight; telescopes will be available for stargazing. 410-848-2517.


Firehouse breakfast -- New Windsor Fire Company will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 in the new fire hall, 101 High St. The cost is $6, and $3 for children. 410-775-7402.

Lunch talk -- The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor a box-lunch talk at noon Nov. 8 at the American Legion Post on East Green Street, Westminster. Mary Ann Ashcraft will discuss "Mary Shellman's Old War Stories," her interest in the Civil War, her recollections of events, patriotic poetry, support for local veterans and involvement in veterans' organizations. Shellman, at age 14, witnessed some of the Gettysburg campaign from her Main Street home. Participants can bring lunch or order it from the American Legion after 11 a.m. at 410-857-7953. Beverages and dessert will be provided. The event is free for society members, and $2 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended. 410-848-6494.

Folk music -- Uptown Concerts will present Gary Ferguson and David Miner in a bluegrass concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and are recommended. 410-795-1041.

Wreath makers -- The Carroll County Arts Council is seeking decorators for its eighth annual "Festival of Wreaths," to be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster. The first 100 registered decorators will be provided with a 24-inch artificial green wreath, unless they prefer to create an entry from other materials. Decorators must register by Nov. 11. Decorated wreaths are due by Nov. 28. 410-848-7272.

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