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Walter at Baldwin's -- Recording artist Mac Walter will perform at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. to celebrate the release of his new solo CD, "Long Long While." Walter is a three-time WAMMIE winner and has developed a unique fingerstyle approach to playing folk, rock, blues and jazz guitar. Doors at Baldwin's Station open at 6:30 p.m. for dining and the show starts at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $16. Call 410-795-1041.

All the Jazz -- The Carroll County Jazz Ensemble, directed by Glenn Patterson, will present the seventh "Big Band Merry Christmas" concert Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. at Westminster High School. Special guests are Elaine Conover, the Little Swinger Singers from the Carroll County Children's Chorus, the Carroll Singers Trio and Ensemble and 8-year-old cornet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante. Selections include "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear." "Pie Jesu," "Believe," and "Where Are You Christmas?" Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door for floor seating; and $5 advance, $10 at the door for balcony. Purchase tickets at Stu's Music Shop, Coffey Music, Hess Music, Carroll Arts Center, the Candy Striper Gift Shop at Carroll Hospital Center, PNC Bank locations, or call 410-871-6200.

Nutcracker Tea -- The Carroll County Dance Center will present a "The Nutcracker Tea" on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at the Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave., Sykesville. Sandwiches and desserts will be provided by Simplicitea in Sykesville. The tea will feature excerpts from the full length "Nutcracker' production, which runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. Tickets are $10. Call 410-795-3255 or visit

'Messiah' Sykesville -- The Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" will be performed with soloists, chorus and orchestra at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Soloists include Philip Collister and Janice Wall.; with the South Carroll Choral Society. Free admission, offering will be taken.

Jazz Ambassadors -- The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will come to Carroll County for a free Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. The Ambassadors perform big band, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, Dixieland and patriotic selections. The concert is free. No tickets required. Call 301-677-6232.

Dance Center Ballet -- On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. the Carroll County Dance Center will present the Christmas ballet, the "Nutcracker," at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Cost is $20 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over. Call 410-795-3255 or go to


Museum Magic -- "It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Scrooge," the annual Holiday Open House at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, will be open Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $2.50, with ages 6 and under free with an adult. Call 410-386-3880.

Christmas bazaar -- a Christmas bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Deer Park United Methodist Church, Route 32 and Deer Park Road, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pancake breakfast will be served 7 to 11 a.m. and lunch runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendors, bake shop, book nook, raffle drawing for prizes, greenery, pet stuff and Christmas wreaths. Call 410-848-2313.

Santa Breakfast -- The Gamber & Community Fire Company, Niner Road, will host its Breakfast with Santa, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, apples, biscuits and gravy, cereal, milk, orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Bring a camera to take photos of kids with Santa or fire equipment. Due to time restrictions, no more than two photos with Santa will be permitted. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-11. Children under 6 are free. Cash or checks accepted. An ATM is available on site. Call 410-795-3445. There is also a Toys for Tots and canned food collection.

S&P Railway -- The Sykesville & Patapsco Railway will have holiday open houses on Saturday Dec. 6, 12-9 p.m., as well as Sunday Dec. 7, Saturday Dec. 13, and Sunday Dec. 14, 12-4 p.m. Operating train layouts in G, O, HO, and N scales will be on display in the Pullman car and caboose in Sykesville.

Church bazaar -- St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7538 Main St., Sykesville, will hold a bazaar, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, as a part of Sykesville's Christmas on Main Street. Food will be served 4:30-7:30 p.m.; baked goods, silent auction and new and nearly-new decorations. Call Joan at 410-871-0345 or Kate at 410-795-0678.

Main Street Christmas -- Sykesville will host its Christmas on Main Street celebration on Saturday, Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m., with holiday music, greens, decorations, refreshments, Santa's arrival on a fire and the lighting of the town tree. Call Mary Martin 410-549-9005.

Sock hop -- Freedom Firebirds 10-under Fastpitch Softball Team will host a sock hop for those in grades four through eight on Friday, Dec. 12, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Freedom Optimist Community Center, 6315 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Tickets are $8 at the door. Advance tickets will be sold until Dec. 8. Food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be raffles throughout the night. Contact Stacy at or call 443-340-2738.


Eldersburg Branch Library -- 6400 Hemlock Drive, will host the following. Call 410-386-4460 or visit

*Thursday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Speed Stacking Generation, for all ages. Refreshments will be served.

*Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., Service Learning Hours KidWorks at 6:30 p.m. for ages 12-17.

*Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., after hours movie night showing "National Treasure 2," for all ages. Refreshments will be served.


AARP -- The Carroll County Chapter of AARP will meet Friday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. at The Elks, at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road, Westminster. A buffet lunch will be served at noon and the Senior Singers offer a Christmas program. Call Joe at 410-848-1838 or Shirley at 301-829-0791.

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

NARFE -- The Carroll County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m., at Cactus Willies, 140 Village Center, Westminster. There will be a Yankee Swap gift exchange. Call 410-857-9926.

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.


Moms on the Move -- is a group for stay-at-home mothers and children. Go to, call 410-795-6145 or e-mail

*Thursday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m., make a Gingerbread House at a member's home

*Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m., Holiday Party and Toys for Tots Toy Drive at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church.


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.

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