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Arts

Visit to 'Indochine' -- The sixth annual Foreign Film Festival at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, continues this Friday, Feb. 6, with the film, "Indochine" a 1992 French film about a plantation owner and her family in colonial Vietnam. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for CCAC members, seniors and students. A ticket for the whole film series is $20. Call 410-848-7272.

Black & White & Brass -- The Lyric Brass Quintet will perform, "Black and White," in the Scott Center Theater at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes works by Copland, Bach, Fats Waller and more. Cost is $15 general; free for students, faculty and staff. Call 410-386-8575.

Auditions

No strings -- Auditions for the spring children's musical, "No Strings Attached," based on the story "Pinocchio." will be held at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Callbacks and snow date will be Feb. 12. Open to singers, actors and dancers in grades three through five. The show will be performed on May 8, 9 and 10. Tuition is $125 for arts council members and $140 for non-members. Scholarship assistance is available. Call Tabetha at 410-848-7272, ext. 11 or go to www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

Events

Hop to it -- A sock hop for youngsters in grades five through eight will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 7 top 10 p.m., at the Freedom Optimist Community Center, Route 32, Sykesville. Tickets are $8; refreshments will be available. For information or to reserve tickets call Tom or Anne Howes at 410-549-3672.

Dynamics dining -- A wine and dine event to benefit the Dynamics Dance-Twirl teams' trip to the world championships in Belgium in April will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. at Winfield Fire Hall, Sykesville. Catered by Liberatore's Ristorante. Music by DJ Chad Pollard. Also a silent auction, wheel, raffle, door prizes. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Call Beth 443-745-3751 or e-mail Bethfrankelmd@hotmail.com.

Sykesville South Carroll Rotary Club -- will sponsor basket bingo on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Sykesville Freedom Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. All baskets are filled and proceeds will benefit Carroll Hospice. Call Neil at 410-795-9105.

Open house -- Four Seasons Sports Complex, 2710 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead, will host an open house Feb. 7, 8:30-10 a.m., showcasing Les Mills Group Fitness programs, BodyJam and BodyFlow. Discounts will be available. Call 410-239-3366.

Cycle shop -- More than 3,000 cyclists will converge on Carroll County for the Stop, Swap and Save cycling event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Carroll County Ag Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster. Admission is $5. Among special attendees are Team in Training, a division of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.Go to www.stopswapandsave.com.

Resume help -- On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 St. Andrews Way, Eldersburg, will hold a resume workshop. Aletha Hendrickson, Ph.D., will help job seekers and those wishing to update their resumes for promotions or a better job. Participants should bring a copy of their resume. The workshop is free. To register, call 410-795-8082.

Bull and oyster -- A bull and oyster roast to benefit the Optimist Club of Freedom District will be held Feb. 21, at the Optimist Club Community Hall, 6315 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg. Food will be served 7-11 p.m. Music by Pet Rock will be 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $35. Oysters on half shell, fried oysters, oyster stew, pit beef, pit ham, smoked turkey, lasagna, buffalo wings, sauerkraut and kielbasa, bar-b-cue, beans, potatoes, salad, fruit, beverages and desserts. Beer, wine and setups. No minors. Call Bill at 410-795-4592, or stop at Tony's Barbershop or Hutchinson's Flowers, Eldersburg.

Library

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

*Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m.,Drop-In Crafts, for all ages. Drop in and make some cool crafts.

*Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., Duct Tape Valentine's Day, for ages 11 to 17. Make a bouquet of roses from duct tape that will never wilt.

Meetings

Carroll AARP -- The Carroll County Chapter of AARP will meet Friday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m., at The Elks, at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Toni Katz of the Maryland Attorney General's Office will discuss how to recognize and counteract abuse of senior citizens. A buffet lunch will be served at noon. The group By Heart will perform. Call Joe at 410-848-1838 or Shirley at 301-829-0791.

Carroll NARFE -- Carroll County Chapter National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Cactus Willies, 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster. Bill Amos will talk about an interesting genealogical mystery and other aspects of genealogy. Call 410-857-9926.

Scouting

Troop open house -- Boy Scout Troop 735 will host an open house on Sunday, Feb. 15, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the "Scout Hut," a building behind Calvary United Methodist Church, Gamber. Open to boys 10 years old, but under age 18. For details visit www.troop735.net, or call Chris Bitzel at 410-239-8096.


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