Datebook

November 06, 2005

TODAY

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

Hospice memorial -- Carroll Hospice will hold its annual Remembrance and Sharing Service honoring patients from the past year at 2 p.m. at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren, 818 Old Taneytown Road. 410-871-8000.

TOMORROW

Monday music -- McDaniel College will present a free Monday Night Music series at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge. David Kreider and Company will perform "Music of the Last Century." Selections include Sonata No. 4 for Violin & Piano (Children's Day at the Camp Meeting) by Charles Ives; Trio for Violin, Cello, & Piano, Op. 67 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich; and songs by Igor Stravinsky and John Cage. 410-857-2599.

TUESDAY

Lunch talk -- The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor a box-lunch talk at noon 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 she witnessed, patriotic poetry, support for local veterans and involvement in veterans' organizations. 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.

WEDNESDAY

Gardening lecture -- Carroll County Master Gardeners will present a gardening lecture at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster. Gardener, lecturer and president of Carroll Gardens Alan Summers will be the speaker. The cost is $5. Reservations are required. 410-386-2760.

THURSDAY

Mistletoe Mart -- Ascension Episcopal Church will hold its 22nd annual Mistletoe Mart from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday inside the church buildings at 23 N. Court St., Westminster. The event features 50 juried craft vendors and unusual gift shops, a cafe, tea room and country store. Admission is $4, and $1 for children younger than 12. 410-848-3251.

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

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. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Tickets are $7 at the door or $6 in advance. 410-751-3560.

Health seminar -- Carroll Lutheran Village will present a free community outreach seminar at 7:30 p.m. in Krug Chapel Auditorium on the campus off Route 31 on Old New Windsor Pike. Howard Stevens, financial management professional, will discuss "Make the Most of Growing Older Gracefully." Stevens will focus on how perspective, attitude, health and limitations, resources and a sense of humor can impact the aging process. Parking is at 300 St. Luke Circle. 410-848-0090.

FRIDAY

Memorial service -- American Legion Post 31 of Westminster will hold a Veterans Day memorial service at 4 p.m. at the old Westminster Armory, 11 Longwell Ave. The service is open to the public to remember those who have served in the military. 410-857-7953.

Soup dinner -- Cub Scout Pack 582 will hold a soup dinner for Veterans Day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Luke's (Winter's) Church on Route 75 in New Windsor. The cost is $4 for adults, half-price for veterans, $2 for ages 6 to 12, and free for those younger than 6. 410-775-1971.

SATURDAY

Christmas market -- Carroll County Christmas Farmers' Market and Craft Show will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carroll County Agricultural Center on Smith Avenue, Westminster. Holiday arts and crafts, flowers and plants, gifts, decorations and ornaments, baked goods and fresh produce will be featured. The Carroll County Artist Guild will hold an art show and sale. Local artists will offer color paintings, acrylics, oils and prints. 410-848-7748.

Church bazaar -- Deer Park United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6107 Deer Park Road, Reisterstown. Handmade crafts, gifts, white elephant items and a silent auction will be featured. 410-521-3171.

Benefit comedy -- The Arc of Carroll County will present the Capitol Steps in an evening of comedy and music at 7:30 p.m. at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. The Capitol Steps is a group of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who satirize their previous employers and where they used to work. Tickets are $20 and available at various businesses in the area, and the Carroll County Arts Council. 410-848-4124.

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