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Sunday, 1/4

Boar's Head Feast The Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster, will host a traditional Christmas Season service of Lessons & Carols followed by The Boar's Head Feast -- perhaps the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas Season -- on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The McDaniel College Madrigal Singers will provide entertainment during the six-course meal. The service will be held in the Stone Church, and the feast will be held in the adjacent Holy Cross Hall. Tickets for the Boar's Head Feast are $20 and are available by calling 410-848-3251.

Monday, 1/5

Computer Savvy North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will host a Drop-In Computer Instruction program for adults on Monday at 2 p.m. The class will offer instruction in the basics of Delicious, Facebook avatars and others, and will also offer help with surfing the Internet and working with e-mail. Call 410-386-4480.

Puppet Prince "The Frog Prince," a winter puppet show, will be held at the Eldersburg Library, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, in two shows on Monday, 7 p.m. The show, for all ages, tells the tale of Froggy, who comes to the aid of his princess. Call 410-386-4460.

Tuesday, 1/6

Wii All Play Mount Airy Senior and Community Center, 703 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will host a Wii Game Day, in which seniors can try out a number of different Wii games, on Tuesday, 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A balanced lunch is served daily at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 410-795-1017 or 301-829-2407.

Preschool Preview Parents at Home (PATH) of Mount Airy will hold its fifth annual Preschool Fair on Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy. Directors and representatives from many Mount Airy area preschools will be on hand to discuss programs, curriculum, costs, etc. The event is free and open to all. For details e-mail info@mtairypath.org. or visit the web site, mtairypath.org.

Wednesday, 1/7

'Legacy' Premiere The Community Media Center will hold the premiere of the television documentary "Carroll County's Legacy" on Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Community Media Center on Washington Road in Westminster. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with the producer, Marilyn Maguire from Maryland Public Television. The premiere is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. To RSVP, call 410-386-4415.

Thursday, 1/8

Vote Duck Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will host a Books and Beyond Book Club meeting for ages 7 to 10 to discuss the book, "Duck for President," by Doreen Cronin. Each month the club meets to read and discuss a picture book. Then attendees do a hands-on activity. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-386-4470.

Home Science The North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will host a home schoolers science program, Examining Ice and Other Crystals, 2 p.m. on Thursday, for ages 7 to 10. Call 410-386-4480.

Carroll NARFE The Carroll County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m., at Cactus Willies, 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster. Ben Rogers, financial analyst, will discuss financial options during the economic crisis. Call 410-857-9926.

Making an Impression The film, "Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist," will be screened on Thursday in two showings, at noon and again at 7 p.m., at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, as part of its First Thursday Art History Film series. Tickets are $10. The 1999 film will be accompanied by a lecture about Cassatt's work and life presented by Visual Arts Coordinator Susan Williamson. Call 410-848-7272.

Friday, 1/9

Starcrush The Baltimore-based modern rock band, Starcrush, will perform on Friday beginning at 9 p.m. at The Greene Turtle restaurant in Westminster, 830 Market St. Call 410-871-1524.

Saturday, 1/10

Blood Drive The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Knights of Columbus Council 7612 will host a blood drive on Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the gymnasium at St. Joseph's Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg. To schedule an appointment, call George Moriatis at 410-795-2280.

Peaceful Warrior The Center for Conscious Living will host a screening of the movie, "Peaceful Warrior," at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Cedarhurst Unitarian Church, 2912 Club House Road, Finksburg. Admission is $10; popcorn is free. For details go to www.ccccl.org or call 410-318-8877.

Songs of Smither Common Ground on the Hill will present folk and blues singer and song writer Chris Smither in concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $19 adults, $17 seniors and students Call 410-848-7272.

Sunday, 1/11

Sibling Expectations On Sunday, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Carroll Hospital Center will host a Sibling Preparation Program, designed to help children ages 3 to 7 prepare for the arrival of a new baby into the family. The program includes a video presentation, tour, discussion of newborns and educational activities, and is designed to help children feel special about becoming a big brother or big sister. Held in The Learning Center, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster. Cost is $15, and registration is required. Call 410-871-7000 for more information.

Monday, 1/12

Bouncy Fun Four Seasons Sports Complex and Fitness Center, 20 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead, hosts sessions where children can play on the center's inflatable course every Monday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $4 per child for members; $5 per for non-members. The schedule is subject to change; call 410-239-3366.

Continuing Education Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, will host a Continuing Education & Training Open House on Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees can learn about continuing education and training courses in computers, small business, health, wellness and fitness, motorcycle safety, nursing and allied health and others. for details, call 410-386-8100.

Tuesday, 1/13

Message of Substance The Mount Airy Middle School Student Assistance Team will host "Parent Education: A Night of Alcohol and Drug Education for Parents" on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the school's media center, 102 Watersville Road, Mount Airy. The presentation will address the issues of drug and alcohol use and provide advice for parents on what to watch for in their own children's actions. Speakers will be Linda Auerback, CPP, assistant substance abuse prevention coordinator for Junction. Inc., and Guy Garheart, a paramedic. This meeting is for parents and guardians only and is not appropriate for students. Call Pam Trumpler, RN, or Ellen Kartisek, Mount Airy Middle School, 410-751-3554.


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