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Arts

Brooks at Baldwin's -- Brooks Williams will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 13, at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. The concert room opens for seating and dining at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $20. Call 410-795-1041.

Musical 'Metaphasia' -- Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will host its fall musical, "Metaphasia" premiering Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Additional show times are Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; as well as Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. The show includes 45 middle-school actors,in a re-telling of the Grimms' Fairy Tale "Twelve Dancing Princesses." Tickets are $10 adults; $7 for CCAC members, seniors and students. Call 410-848-7272.

'Cheaper' thrills -- Liberty High School will host its production of the funny and touching comedy, "Cheaper by the Dozen," with performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance Nov. 15 at 2 p.m., in the Schnorr Auditorium at Liberty High, Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. All tickets are $7. For details, call 410-751-3560.

Handling Handel -- Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will present G.F. Handel's oratorio, "Solomon" on Sunday, Nov. l6, 3 p.m. at Big Baker Chapel on the campus of McDaniel College, featuring Dr. Margaret Boudreau, conductor and Ted Dix, organist. Admission is $l2 for adults. Students with ID and children admitted free at door. Tickets are available at www.Masterworksofcc.org, or at Stu's Music, Coffey Music and the Carroll County Arts Council. Call 410-871-3371.

"Mamie" Mcllhenny -- On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m., Caring Carroll Inc. will present "Mamie Eisenhower," the 34th president's wife, in the person of Ruthmary Mcllhenny, a popular local interpreter. The program will feature a light lunch with afternoon tea, and will be held at the St. Johns Portico, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Mcllhenny has portrayed Mamie in Gettysburg, the Camp David Museum in Thurmont and other locations. Tickets are $12 for one and $20 for two. Call 410-775-5596. Caring Carroll Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports a network of volunteers in Carroll.

'Babette's Feast' -- Film Lovers In Carroll County will present the 1987 film, "Babette's Feast," at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $5 and $6. Call 410-848-7272. The event is co-sponsored by PFG Carroll County Foods, and FLICC will accept donations of non-perishable food for Carroll Food Sunday.

Early 'Snow' -- "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be performed 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19-22 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 in WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College. The play is adapted and directed by professor Ira Domser, and is the Westminster premiere of a new take on the romantic classic fairy tale. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Call 410-857-2599.

Events

Sunday Social and Dance Club -- hosts a dance the second and fourth Sundays of every month at the Optimist Club Hall, Route 32 in Eldersburg. Each dance begins with a lesson. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. the lesson starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Go to www.sundaysingles.org.

Lions fruit -- The Freedom District Lions is conducting a holiday fruit sale. A two-fifths bushel of oranges or grapefruit is $18 and a trio gift box (12 oranges, 12 grapefruit and 12 apples) is $25. To place your order for early December delivery, call 410-549-LION and leave a message.

Vendors needed -- for the Christmas Bazaar at Deer United Methodist Church, 2205 Sykesville Road, Smallwood, to be held 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Fee for a table is $25. Checks received by Nov. 1 receive a 20 percent discount. Call 410-848-0798.

Youth dance -- St. Joseph's Middle School Youth Group will host its annual Sock Hop, 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the gym at St. Joseph Catholic Community Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg. The dance is open to middle school aged youth. The cost is $7 and a non-perishable item. All food will go to Carroll County Food Sunday. Food and drinks for dancers will be available for purchase a nominal fee. Music will be by DJ Steve Graybeal. Contact Kevin at robertsk@saintjoseph.cc or 443-472-2125.

Nature walk -- The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will sponsor a nature walk, 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, 13030 Old Annapolis Road, Mount Airy. The walk is appropriate for the whole family. E-mail dhpardoe@verizon.net or go to www.centralmdaudubon.org.

Bingo for Hospice -- Carroll Hospice will host a basket bingo on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire hall, Route 32 at Freedom Avenue, Sykesville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Raffles, door prizes and refreshments available for purchase. Call 410-795-0560 or 410-871-8000.

Millers bazaar -- Millers United Methodist Church, 4224 Millers Station Road, Millers, will host its Christmas bazaar, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Holiday gift ideas, country decor, hand-crafted wreaths, garlands and arrangements. Ornaments, antique trunks, Tastefully Simple products, jewelry, health and skin products and other gifts. Gourmet coffee, soups, sandwiches, bake goods and candies.

Christmas bazaar -- Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Route 27 south of Liberty Road, will host a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a lunch of oysters, ham soup and pies. The event features homemade crafts and baked goods, a silent auction, hay rides, trains and Santa.

Deer Park bazaar -- Deer Park United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 6107 Deer Park Road. The event features Christmas crafts and a White Elephant Room. Call 410-521-3171.

Valley Christmas -- The 26th annual Christmas in the Valley will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster. The event features a train garden, crafts, baked goods and lunch. Cal Kim Thomas at 410-857-5260.

Crafty night -- On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., a ladies night out and craft night will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 1391 Sykesville Road, in Sykesville. Soup and sandwich supper, craft demonstration and take home craft project. Call Claudia at 410-549-2446 or Paula at 410-442-5506.

Rummage sale -- A rummage sale will be held at Deer Park United Methodist Church Social Hall, 2205 Sykesville Road, Smallwood, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Lunch will be available. Call 410-848-2313.

Booster fair -- Liberty High School Instrumental Music Booster's 23rd annual Fall Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Craft vendors and home based businesses are welcome to apply. Booths are $50. Contact Lynne at LHSBand10@live.com or call 410-984-1164.

Memories -- On Monday, Nov. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., there will be a "Sharing Personal Memories" session at the Eldersburg Library, Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg. All ages are welcome to bring their favorite stories and learn to preserve and record life's memories. Contact Dr. Ken Shook at 410-848-6652 or hkshook@yahoo.com.

Mountain Club -- The Mountain Club of Maryland will host the following local hikes:

*Sunday, Nov. 16, Morgan Run. Hike 8 miles in the Morgan Run Natural Environment Area in Carroll County. The terrain is wooded and open with hills and no major elevation change. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Call 410-871 0066.

Good Eats

Feed My Sheep -- offers a free meal for anyone who is hungry, noon-1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, Community Life Center, 961 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg. Sponsored by churches in South Carroll and the Pikesville-Owings Mills Rotary Club. Free transportation provided by Carroll Area Transit System, with pick-up at 11:30 a.m. at Schoolhouse Road. Call 410-795-2777.

Spaghetti dinner -- An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at the Winfield Community Fire Department, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The price is $6.50 for adults who eat in, $7.50 for carry out, and $3.25 for children ages 3 to 10. Spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara sauce, tossed salad and breadsticks. Home baked goods will also be available along with a 50/50 raffle. Call 410-795-9889.

History

The Gate House Museum -- The museum, 7283 Cooper Drive, Sykesville, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 1-6 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free. For information on events, call 410-549-5150.

Library

Eldersburg Branch Library -- 6400 Hemlock Drive, will host the following events. Call the branch at 410-386-4460 or visit the Web site at www.library.carr.org for more details.

*Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Twilight Party, for ages 11 to 17. Calling all vampires and werewolves in attire inspired by the movie, "Twilight." Celebrate the creatures of night with music, games and refreshments.

*Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., "How to Survive a Black Hole," for ages 6 to adult. Bend space and time to reach the bathrooms on the other side of the galaxy. Guest speaker Skip Bird from the Westminster Astronomical Society will guide a wild ride through the universe. Weather permitting, solar observing will take place after the program.

*Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., "Do You Crochet?" This program is for ages 11 to adult. Join Caroline Brocato to learn how to crochet. Bring a size J hook and yarn to the class.

*Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., "Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving," for all ages. Celebrate the holiday with stories, songs and activities.

Meetings

NARFE meeting -- The Carroll County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., at Cactus Willies, 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster. Speaker is Ed Landers, president, Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table. Call 410-857-9926.

Fellowship -- The next Ladies Christian Fellowship Luncheon will be Friday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. at Cactus Willies Restaurant, 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster. The Rev. Robert Beall of the Westminster Rescue Mission will speak. Call 410-795-6128 or 40-374-2341.

New nest -- Ravens Nest No. 14 of Sykesville and Eldersburg has announced that E.W. Beck's Restaurant is its new home. The regular monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. will be held at Beck's, 7565 Main St., Sykesville. New members welcome and there's no cost to attend. For details, go to www.ravensnest14.org.

South Carroll Business Connections -- meets Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., at Bob Evans Restaurant, Princess Shopping Center, Eldersburg. The is a business leads group. Call Mark at 410-795-2000.

Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club -- meets 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Salerno's Restaurant on Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Parenting

Park visit -- On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mom's Connect of Friendship Church will host a field trip to Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesvile, with hot dogs and other treats. A park naturalist will speak on "Reptiles and Amphibians." Call Jennifer at 410-795-5061 for details.

Mothers & More -- The following events will be hosted by Mothers & More Chapter 171 in November. Call 1-888-522-2934 or go to www.geocities.com/chapter171.

*Thursday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Honoring Past Members. Come for a Mom's Night Out for dessert at Meiklejon's, Liberty Road.

*Friday, Nov. 14, 10:45 a.m., Signing Class and lunch out. Come to Eldersburg Library for the children's sign language class. Lunch location to be determined.

*Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:50 p.m., try the Zumba fitness class at Freedom Fitness at Carrolltown Center instructor Tracy Cox. Free.

Chapelgate MOPS -- This Mothers of Preschoolers group meets the first Monday of the month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. A light dinner and dessert is served. For more details call Christa at 410-795-7477 or e-mail christamarsico@comcast.net.

Politics

South Carroll Republican Club -- meets the second Tuesday of each month at Ledo Pizza, 577 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg. Dinner is 6 p.m., meeting starts at 7. Call Kent, at 410-549-6199.

Bull and casino -- The Carroll County Republican Women's Club will sponsor a bull roast and casino night to benefit the National Guard through the program, A Taste of Home, on Saturday. Nov. 15, 6-11 p.m. at VFW Post 467, 59 Poole Road, Westminster. A Taste of Home provides materials which give physical and emotional support to Marylanders stationed out of the country. Tickets are $40 and include buffet dinner, beer, wine. soda, a cash bar, dancing, and music by the Grass Valley Outlaws. For tickets call Ruth at 410-239-4180.

Reunions

LHS Class of 1984 -- The Liberty High School class of 1984 is planning its 25th year reunion. Send contact information to Shellie (Spriggs) Harpine via e-mail at harpineclan@comcast.net or call 410-627-1232.

Catonsville 1968 -- The Catonsville High Alumni Class of 1968 will host a 40-year reunion Friday, Nov. 28, at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville. Call John Harvey at 443-271-2553.

Support

Survivors Moving Forward -- is a breast cancer support group meeting locally in members' homes. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Contact Ellen at 410-795-0740 or yellowrose1952@hotmail.com; or Jeannine at 410-795-2273 or nappfamily@comcast.net.

La Leche League of Eldersburg -- meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Eldersburg Library, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg. Call Jen at 410-864-8080 or Jolene at 410-905-5208.

DRADA --is a support group for individuals suffering with depression or bipolar illness. It meets at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, Eldersburg on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call Jim at 410-781-6838.

Brain injury support group -- meets 7-9 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at St. Joseph's Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road. Call 410-448-2924 or e-mail rudnick@biamd.org.

Friendship Connection of South Carroll -- is a group in the Eldersburg-Sykesville area for young adults ages 18 to 25 with learning disabilities or mild developmental disabilities. Call 410-549-9393.

Mascular degeneration -- Freedom District Lions Club sponsors a support group for individuals with mascular degeneration. Meetings are held at South Carroll Senior Center, 5745 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Call 410-795-0295. In addition, tax-deductible donations of no-longer-needed equipment used to assist those with macular degeneration will be accepted by the Freedom District Lions Club Foundation.


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