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Sunday 05/03

Living History Civil War living history reenactment will be held Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Civil War reenactors will recreate scenes and perform demonstrations. Open to all. Call 410-386-3880.

Manchester fest Charlotte's Quest Nature Center, Wilhelm Lane, Manchester, will host its Spring Fest on Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Live music by Thursday's Reign, and event will include paper making, archaeology displays, bird feeder making, a petting zoo, Smokey Bear, tours of the center and more; and crafts for a nominal fee. Free admission; food will be available for purchase. Call 410-374-3395.

Union Mills The 40th Flower and Plant Market at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, will be held Sunday, May 3, noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Hanging baskets, potted and market packs of perennials, annuals, vegetable plants and shrubs. The Shriver Homestead and Grist Mill will be open for tours, noon to 4 p.m. for a fee. Kountry Kafe and Katering will have food for sale. Call 410-848-2288.

Taste of Eldersburg The annual Taste of Eldersburg will be held Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freedom Fire Hall, Route 32, Sykesville. Restaurants include Salerno's, Luna Rossa, Rita's, Just Desserts by Linda, Belisimo's, New York J&P Pizza, Serra Brothers, Meiklejohn's, E.W. Beck's, Liberatore's, Bolen's Bull Pen and GL Shacks. Caldwell Banker will provide sodas/water and Linganore Winery will add the wine. Tickets are $35 at the door. Proceeds support Freedom Area Recreation Council programs. Call 410-795-9101 or e-mail

Monday 05/04

Madrigal Monday An Evening of Madrigals will presented Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Chapel on the campus of McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. The concert celebrates a cappella singing as well as pieces with guitar accompaniment. Free.

Quartet de Mayo The Old Line Statesmen barbershop chorus will host its Quartet de Mayo celebration on Monday at 7:30 p.m. with an open rehearsal and performance in the Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster. For information on the group, call 410-795-5050.

Tuesday 05/05

Cinco de Mayo The Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a bilingual fiesta Tuesday at 6 p.m. The event will include food, music and piñatas. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-386-4505.

Talking horses Carroll County Equestrian Council will meet Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Carroll County Dept. of Recreation & Parks Activity Room, 300 S. Center St., Westminster. Lisa Gorsuch of Middlefield Farm, Taneytown, will present information on the Paso Fino breed.

Wednesday 05/06

Guitar and jazz Carroll Community College Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Choir will perform on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Scott Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Free to students and faculty. Call Rebecca at 410-386-8541 or 386-717-9824

Thursday 05/07

Wild things Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, will present "Bart Walter: Artist and Adventurer," on Thursday at 7 p.m. Carroll County resident and artist Bart Walter will describe what it is to create works of fine art in the jungles of Africa and the mountains of North America. Registration is required. Call 410-386-4488.

College preview On Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, will host its spring open house. Call 410-386-8430 or e-mail

Friday 05/08

Voices for Children Voices for Children of Carroll County will host its annual Hearts for Children luncheon and silent auction at the Carroll Non-Profit Center, Clifton Boulevard, Westminster on Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $225 for a table of 10. Contributions to the silent auction or to Voices for Children are welcome. Go to for information.

'No Strings Attached' The Carroll County Arts Council and the Fun Company will present "No Strings Attached," a show featuring 43 Carroll County elementary school actors. The show is based on "Pinocchio," and takes the audience inside Professor Pinecone's Magical Marionette theater. Performances are Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. at the arts center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $10 adults and $7 for arts council members, seniors and students. Call 410-848-7272.

Saturday 05/09

Juvenile boosters The Winters Mill High School Athletic Boosters, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Believe in Tomorrow will all co-host a 5K charity run and walk on Saturday, 7:30 and 9 a.m., at Center Street and Cranberry Road, Westminster. Call Laurie at 410-236-1571.

Bargain basement First Church of God, 27 N. Center Street, Westminster, will host a basement sale on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale includes electronics, household items, toys, infant items, home decorations and more. Also a bake table and food. Call 410-374-3375.

Mom's market The Carroll County Farmer's Market will hold its annual Mother's Day market and craft show on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Free flowering plants for the first 200 mothers and grandmothers. Plant vendors will offer annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herb plants and more; also crafts and fine art work of more than 50 juried vendors. Call Anita at 410-848-7748.

Flower power The 25th annual Mason-Dixon Chapter American Rhododendron Show and Sale will be held at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts will be on hand to offer advise on growing plants. Call Helen at 410-848-9587.

Pottery for mom Shiloh Pottery, 1027 Brodbeck Road, Hampstead, will host a Mother's Day Studio Show on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pottery, crafts, demonstrations, food, farm animals and studio tours. Call Ken at 410-239-8888.

Symphony sounds The Westminster Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Scott Center at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Carroll students and faculty are admitted free. Call Elijah at 410-386-8537.

Gospel heritage The McDaniel College Gospel Choir will perform its 15th anniversary concert, with a guest appearance by the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. Call Josh Selzer at 410-857-2599.

Sunday 05/10

Breakfast for mom Two Mother's Day Breakfasts will be hosted by groups in Carroll County on Sunday morning. The Union Bridge Fire Co., 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, will host a breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon. Adults are $6.50; children ages 6 to 12 are $3.50, and those under 6 are free. Also, a Mothers Day breakfast buffet will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Social Hall, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, also 7 a.m. to noon. All mothers will receive a marigold flower. Cost is adults $6, Children 7 to 10, $3.50 and those 6 and under are free. The Taneytown event, sponsored by: Knights of Columbus, will include an early bird hour, 7 to 8 a.m., with prices of $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Monday 05/11

Taste of Carroll The annual Taste of Carroll to benefit Carroll Hospice will be held Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown. Patrons can taste samplings of fine food and specialty beverages. There will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $70 for the general tasting; $150 for a sponsorship reception. Call Jennifer Gambino at 410-871-7220.

Tuesday 05/12

Guitar Hero Mount Airy Branch Library, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy, will host Rock Out at the Library, a Guitar Hero event using the library's Nintendo Wii, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The program is for ages 11 to 17, and is sponsored by the Woodbine Recreation Council. Call 410-386-4470.

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