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Arts

"Troy" at McDaniel -- McDaniel College Theatre will present "Troy Women" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and continuing each night through Saturday, Oct. 4 in WMC Alumni Hall on campus, 2 College Hill. The play, which is open to the public, is a modern adaptation of Greek playwright Euripides' "The Trojan Women." The show tells the story of the women of Troy after the city's fall, and how the women were affected by war. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 410-857-2448.

Professor of Music -- Common Ground on the Hill will present Professor Louie and the Crowmatix on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $19 adults, $17 seniors and students. Call 410-848-7272.

Wherligig in concert -- The group, Wherligig, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville. The group performs traditional Celtic and Nordic music. The concert is free, though a free will offering will be conducted. A reception will follow the performance. Call 410-549-1582.

Pavlo in concert -- On Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Pavlo, award-winning guitarist, composer and singer, will perform "Mediterranean music," at the Westminster High School Auditorium, 1225 Washington Road, accompanied by four other musicians. Sponsored by Carroll County Community Concert Association. By subscription, or by ticket at the door for $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 410-848-7123 or go to www.carrollconcerts.org.

Events

Park baskets -- The Ronnie Legore Activities Park will hold a basket bingo plus on Friday, Oct. 3, at the New Windsor Fire Hall. High Street, New Windsor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Longaberger baskets and Pampered Chef items will be available, and also early bird games, raffles and more. Call 410-795-4374 or 410-795-4640.

Quilt show -- On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, Everybody's Quilt Guild will host its Fall Harvest of Quilts Show at the Manchester Firemans' Building, 3297 York St., Manchester. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. Call Eileen Mayle at 410-374-4077.

Mount Airy Fest -- The annual Mount Airy Fall Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, along Historic Main Street in Mount Airy with arts, crafts, entertainment and food. The festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Shakespeare Gala -- The Shakespeare Factory's first gala will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m. at the Freedom Optimist club on Route 32, Eldersburg. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The theme is Romeo and Juliet, guests can come dressed for the Capulet ball. The gala will include performances by The Touchstone Players, The Rude Mechanicals and The Shakespeare Factory Players. Heavy hors d'ouevres, cash bar, silent auction. Go to www.TheShakespeareFactory.com or call 410-218-1479.

Moms Helping Moms -- will host a "Wee Cycle Mart," Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5, at the Carroll County Ag Center, 706 Agriculture Center Way, Westminster. Admission is $2 or $1 and a bag of non-perishable food benefiting Carroll Food Sunday. The sale includes clothing, toys, books, baby equipment, sports stuff, Halloween costumes, scrapbooking supplies and more. Call Blaney at 410-428-6199, go to www.Wee-CycleMart.com.

Harvest Days -- The Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, will celebrate Fall Harvest Days on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Autumn activities include scarecrow stuffing, wagon rides, apple butter making, and old time games. The Mason-Dixon Historical Society will demonstrate threshing with old-time steam engines. Entertainment will feature country, bluegrass and folk music. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7 to 18 and 60 and over, and kids 6 and under are free with a paying adult. For more information, call 410-386-3880.

Lifeguard training -- Red Cross lifeguard certification and first aid classes will be held Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12, at Merritt Athletic Club, Progress Way, Eldersburg. Call for registration and fees, at 410-549-8855, ext. 115.

Ugly Mug -- Salerno's Restaurant is hosting a fund-raiser for the Ugly Mug Cafe and Concert House. Go to Salerno's on Monday, Oct. 6, 5-9 p.m. and 11 percent of the bill will be donated to The Ugly Mug. Coupon is required, print it from www.TheUglyMug.net or e-mail Liz Clark at Liz@TheUglyMug.net to get your coupon. Call 443-286-6968.

Knights of golf -- The Knight of Columbus, Council 7612 of Eldersburg will host its 15th annual charity golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. at Oakmont Green Golf Club, 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead. Proceeds will help defer medical expenses for Jacqueline Hobbs, 12, who is undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma. For registration details, go to www.kofc7612.org or call 443-610-3216.

Spaghetti dinner -- The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, will host a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $6.50 for adults who eat in, $7.50 for carry out, and $3.25 for children ages 3 to 10. Home baked goods will also be available at the Ladies Auxiliary bake table, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

SCBA Golf -- The South Carroll Business Association will host its Best Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 10, at The Links at Challedon, Mount Airy. Registration is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; shotgun start at 1 p.m. and awards dinner at 6 p.m. Light lunch provided. Call Marcia at 410-781-4747.

Library

Eldersburg Branch Library -- 6400 Hemlock Drive, will host the following events. Call 410-386-4460 or visit www.library.carr.org.

*Friday, Oct. 3, 9:45 a.m., Little Hands Signing for Babies: First Signs, for ages birth to age 2. Presenter Kathy MacMillan teaches American Sign Language.

*Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., Fiesta, for all ages. Enjoy Latino music, singing, dancing, art and food. Refreshments will be served.

*Monday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. Speed Stacking for all ages. Compete to see who can stack the cups the fastest. Refreshments will be served.

*Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m., come "Read to the Dogs," for ages 7-10. Read with Karma Dogs, rescued dogs that help others.

*Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., "Internet Consumer Health," for adults. A hands-on program where adults will be taught how to navigate the Internet for health information.

Meetings

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. The Nest's inaugural meeting at Beck's will be Tuesday, Oct. 7. For details, go to www.ravensnest14.org.

Joint meeting -- The Bonds Meadow, Westminster, Sykesville and Mount Airy Rotary Clubs will host an informal night of refreshments and insight on Rotary International, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Wakefield Dining Room at Carroll Lutheran Village, 900 Mission Square, Westminster. RSVP to Dave Libdan at 1-866-574-7456 or david@arkllc.com.

Parenting

Mothers and More -- will offer the following events in October. For details on any of these, call 1-888-522-2934 or go to www.geocities.com/chapter171.

*Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., children park date at Freedom Park in Sykesville.

*Tuesday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m., Meet at Mo's Cafe, Liberty Road, Eldersburg, to socialize over pancakes.

*Friday, Oct. 10, 10 p.m., Mom's Night Out at the Sportsman's Hall roller skating rink in Upperco, Hanover Pike, Hampstead.

Mom's Connect -- The following events will be hosted by Mom's Connect, hosted by Friendship Baptist Church, Sykesville. Call Jennifer Mateer at 410-795-5061.

*Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1:15-2 p.m., "Teddy Bear" birthday party at Eldersburg Adult Day Care. Bring a Teddy Bear or other stuffed animal.

Politics

GOP Women -- The Republican Women's Club of Carroll County will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Legend's Cafe, 532 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 140). The speaker will be Maryland Parole Commission member and former delegate Carmen Amedori. Guests may come for dinner at 6 p.m. Call Leigh at 410-840-9828 or Linda at 410-871-0699.

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.

Party party -- Carroll County Democratic Central Committee will host its Victory '08 Celebration at the American Legion 2 Sycamore St., Westminster on Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and include bull roast and shrimp feed. Mail to the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee, 5602 Gera Way, Eldersburg, MD 21784. Call Phil Miller at 410-984-0847.

Club bingo -- The South Carroll Republican Club will hold a basket bingo on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sykesville Freedom District Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Raffles, special games and door prizes available. Food, beverages and dessert items available for purchase. Call 410-795-0567.


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