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Sunday, 10-04

Something fishy Koi America 2009, a pond and goldfish show, runs Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster. Pond and landscaping displays, seminars, vendors, raffles and prizes. Call Ellie at 610-865-1163

Mount Airy festival The second day of Mount Airy's Fall Festival will be held Sunday on the town's historic Main Street, with arts, crafts, scarecrow making and food. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Rick at 301-829-2112.

Family harvest Fall Harvest Days continue Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wagon rides, apple butter making, food, crafts, entertainment and children's games. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 7-18 and 60 and older; 6 and under free with adult. Make a scarecrow for $10 using the museum's kit, or bring your own clothes and pay $5 (stockings and face provided). Call 410-386-3880.

Jenny in the park The Jenny Leigh Band will perform at the Sykesville Apple Butter Market, Sunday in South Branch Park, West Friendship Road and Main Street, Sykesville. The market runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Jenny Leigh Band performs at 1 p.m. The market also includes farmers' produce, artisans, crafts, entertainment and food. Free admission. Call Ivy at 410-795-8959.

Monday, 10-05

Let's do tea Deborah Dohm, consultant with Let's Do Tea, will present "Tea-riffic Teas" during the Learning Lunch, noon Monday, at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Sample and purchase teas. Cost to attend is $2; free for season pass holders. Attendees may bring a lunch; beverages and snacks provided. No prior registration is required. Call 410-386-3880.

String and a prayer "Yo-Yo Fun" is a three-session program starting Oct. 5, at the Robert Moton Center, 300 S. Center St., Westminster. A $5 materials fee is due at first class. Overall fee is $25. Instructor is 1999 world champ Chuck Pribulick, who will teach tricks and techniques. Sessions are 9-10:30 a.m. for ages 8-10; and 10:30 a.m.-noon for ages 11 and up. The class also meets Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. Call 410-386-2103.

Tuesday, 10-06

Legh Master rides again G. Donald Riley, author of the book, "The Ghost of Legh Furnace" -- about Legh master, a notorious Englishman who lived in the Westminster area in the late 1700s -- will appear at an event sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the place where Legh Master lived and gained his reputation, The Avondale property, 501 Stone Chapel Road, Westminster. RSVP in advance to Timmi Pierce at 410-848-6494.

Wednesday, 10-07

Spirited walk Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., will host a Ghost Walk on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., for ages 10-adult. Come for a presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit homes of ghosts and legends; the walk is about 1.5 miles. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-386-4488 for details and for other dates and times.

Going batty Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, will present two sessions Thursday related to bats. At 1 and 4 p.m., "Explore Your World: Bats" will be held for ages 7-11. The program looks at bats' habits and activities. Call 410-386-4505.

Thursday, 10-08

Navarro at Baldwin's Songwriter and folk rock artist Dan Navarro will perform with David Glaser on Thursday at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dining. Call 410-795-1041.

Friday, 10-09

Beginning Bedlam The annual Bedlam in the Boro haunted house, hosted by the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department, 4224 Main St., Lineboro, opens for the season Friday and Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. each night. The attraction includes a haunted house and 4-mile long haunted hayride, and also runs Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Call for prices, at 410-239-4467.

'Real Girl' FLICC Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) will host a screening of the film, "Lars and the Real Girl" Friday, 8 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The movie, rated PG-13, involves Lars, an introverted guy who buys a blow-up doll that he believes is real. Tickets are $6 adults, $5 for arts center members, seniors and students. Call 410-848-7272.

Saturday, 10-10

Church breakfast Deer Park United Methodist Church Men's Group and the Deer Park Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, 7-11 a.m. at Deer Park UMC, Deer Park and Sykesville roads, Smallwood. Cost is $5 for everyone.

Taneytown apples The Piney Creek Church of the Brethren, located at corner of Teeter and Rubbles roads, Taneytown, willhost an Apple Butter Festival on Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Apple butter, baked goods and lunch. Also craft tables, entertainment by the Dance Dynamics Studio of Taneytown, face painting and children's activities. Call Sherry at 717-338-0749.

Flames of knowledge The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department will come to the Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, with a fire truck at 11 a.m. to teach about fire safety. They will then show off the truck and allow kids to sit in the driver's seat. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-386-4470.A-Maizing in Manchester Maizefest will be held at River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester, on Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Giant corn maze, hay rides, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, children's activities and food. Cost is $8 adults; $6 for children ages 3-11; and free for ages 2 and under. Call Lindy at 443-712-1010, Ext. 25.

Pleasant festival St. Matthew's United Church of Christ will hold its Fall Fest and Car Show on Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Pleasant Valley Fire Company, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster. Flea market, craft vendors, plants, produce, baked goods, hay rides, games. Also classic cars, street rods and trucks. Entertainment by God's Kids Puppets (10 a.m.), Chick-fil-A Cow (11:30 a.m.) and Monte Leister (1 p.m.) Food served all day. Call 410-848-2187 or 1-888-848-5163.

Stepping out On Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m., Sunday Singles will host a dance for ages 21 and over at Freedom Optimist Club, 6315 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg. Admission $10. Call Dennis at 301-916-0275, or e-mail Richard at

Sunday, 10-11

Glen Echoes' harmony The acappella quarte, The Glen Echoes, will perform Sunday, 3 p.m. at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall. Glen Echoes is an harmony quartet based in Montgomery County. A freewill offering to be collected. Call 410-795-6152 or go to

Monday, 10-12

Culinary Experience On Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County will host its 10th A Culinary Experience at Martins Westminster. Twenty restaurants, caterers and bakeries showcase their talents. The event includes auctions, raffles and music by the Eric Byrd Trio. Tickets $45; table of 10 is $450. Call 410-857-0900. For crisis intervention, call the 24-hour hotline, 410-857-7322.

Tuesday, 10-13

Pop into the library Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will host Popcorn Poppin' Fun for home schoolers, Tuesday at 2 p.m. All ages can come to celebrate October as National Popcorn Poppin' Month. Popcorn fun, facts and a snack. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-386-4490.

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