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Sunday 07-05

Cherry in season Baltimore area singer, songwriter and musician Ellen Cherry will perform from 12:30 to 2:40 p.m. at this month's Sykesville Apple Butter Market. The market is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Branch Park, located at W. Friendship Road and Main St., Sykesville. The market features artisans, crafts, live entertainment, music and food. Call Ivy at 410-795-8959.

Spiral into Sunday Westminster's Month of Sundays summer concert series will debut for 2009 on Sunday, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. with the Baltimore-based modern, classic and dance group, Spiral. The free concert is held at Westminster City Park, 11 Longwell Ave., Westminster. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be sold. Donations of personal care items for all ages, baby food, diapers, formula, paper goods or cleaning supplies will be collected for Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc.

Monday 07-06

Songs of the Civil War The next Learning Lunch at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, will be held noon to 1 p.m. Monday, and will focus on music of the Civil War. The father and daughter team of Mike and Laura Medairy will describe music that was popular during the war. Cost is $2; attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Light snacks and drinks provided. Call 410-386-3880.

Couple o' carnivals Two carnivals open on Monday in Carroll County, both continuing through July 11. The Harney Fire Co. Carnival will be held at 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown. Call Leonard at 410-756-2892. In addition, the Winfield Fire Company Carnival is held at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville. Call Scott at 410-795-1333, Ext. 339. Both run 6 to 11 p.m. each night, and both include rides, food, games and entertainment.

All about 'Annie' "Annie," the 1982 film with Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett and Albert Finney, will be shown Monday at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Rated PG. Free. Sponsored by Rhoten's Printing. Call 410-848-7272.

Tuesday 07-07

Bells Are Ringin' Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will host a bell choir presentation at 11 a.m. for ages 5 to 17, teaching the use of hand chimes. Participants will learn to play hand chimes. Teens earn Library Bucks for attending. Call 410-386-4488.

Wednesday 07-08

Dragon's tale Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, will host "Draggaar Trilogy: Magical Adventures," at 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 14. Local author Nancy Franzese will talk about "Magical Adventures," the first book in her Draggaar Trilogy, as well as the Web site Books will be available for purchase and signing. Call 410-386-4505.

Thursday 07-09

Downtown sound The group, YDOUASK will perform this week as part of the evening music concert series on Locust Lane, hosted by Downtown Westminster Main Street. The concert is at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The Locust Lane Stage is located at 43 E. Main St. The series is co-sponsored by Coffey Music. For details or sponsorship opportunities, call Stan at 410-848-5294.

Friday 07-10

AARP gathering The Carroll County Chapter of AARP will meet Friday at 1030 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road, Westminster. A buffet lunch will be served at noon, and there will be entertainment by The Flying Scotsman. For reservations, call Shirley Hunter at 301-829-0791.

Potter across Carroll Carroll County Public Library will host after-hours movies nights in each of its branches on Friday with showings of the movie, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The free screenings of the film, which has a PG-13 rating, all begin at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available. Teens can earn Library Bucks for attending. The showings are at the Eldersburg Library, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg (410-386-4460); Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg (410-386-4505); Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy (410-386-4470); North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount (410-386-4480); Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown (410-386-4510); and Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster (410-386-4490).

Saturday 07-11

127 years strong Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, in the Village of Shipley, will hold its 127th annual Sunday School Picnic on Saturday beginning with a flea market and craft sale at 8 a.m. Also featured will be fried chicken platters sandwiches, Hoffman's ice cream, soda, watermelon, candy and baked goods on sale, as well as a moon bounce for children. Entertainment will be provided by The Gospel Travelers and The Salem Bottom Boys, 1 to 7 p.m. All are invited. Call 410-848-9080 or 410-857-4444.

Good, clean music The Westminster High School Marching Band will host a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westminster Shopping Center parking lot at the corner of Route 140 and Englar Road, Westminster, behind Chick-fil-A. Donations to benefit the band will be accepted.

Family Fun Day River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester, will host its Saturday Family Fun Day, noon to 10 p.m., with picnic areas, a rodeo, horse riding, hay rides,, swimming and more. For details, call the ranch office at 443-712-1010.

Junior Miss Maryland's Junior Miss 2010 Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Scott Center at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road (Route 32), Westminster. Maryland High School seniors compete for college scholarships and the title of Maryland Junior Miss. Call Cheri Poklemba 443-277-7694 or go to

Dance a day early The next Sunday Singles dance, for ages 21 and over, will actually be held Saturday, 7:30 to 11 p.m., at the Freedom Optimist Club Hall, 6315 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg. The band, American Made, will perform. For ages 21 and over. Admission is $10. Call Dennis at 301-916-0275 or e-mail Richard at

Sunday 07-12

We all scream ... Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, will hold its annual Ice Cream Sundae Social on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. on the homestead grounds. The Littlestown Municipal Band will provide music throughout the afternoon. There will also be face painting, a clown and wagon rides around the grounds. Call 410-848-2288.

Storm into Westminster Westminster's Month of Sundays summer concert series continues 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. with the group, Sound Storm, which features Motown, R&B, rock and funk music. The free concert is held at Westminster City Park, 11 Longwell Ave., Westminster. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food and beverages will be sold. Donations of personal care items for all ages will be collected for Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. For details, call the Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-386-2103 or Jennifer Mellor at 410-848-4883.

Monday 07-13

Football camp The Westminster High School football program will host its Youth Football Camp for players entering grades four through nine, July 13-16, 5:30 to 8 p.m. each day. The cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt. The camp will feature speakers, a punt, pass and kick competition, information on proper nutrition and conditioning, instruction and 7-on-7 games. Register at

Tuesday 07-14

Rockin' summer Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy, will host a practice session for the Wii game, "Rock Band," at 2 p.m. for ages 11 to 17, then a Rock Band Tournament at 3 p.m. Participants will compete against other bands or solo acts. Prizes will be awarded to the winning act. This program is sponsored by the Woodbine Recreation Council. Call 410-386-4470.

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