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Sunday, Oct. 11

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

Monday, Oct. 12

Culinary Experience On Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County will host its 10th annual 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; a table of 10 is $450. Call 410-857-0900. For crisis intervention, call the 24-hour hotline, 410-857-7322.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

'Legh Master' returns The legend of Legh Master, a wealthy Englishman who settled near Westminster about 1771, will be the subject of the next Box Lunch Talk hosted by the Historical Society of Carroll County, on Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. at the American Legion on the corner of Green and Sycamore streets in Westminster. Don Riley, author of the book, "The Ghost of Legh Furnace," will speak. The cost is $4. Participants may bring a lunch; beverage and dessert provided. Call 410-848-6494.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Seniors on the Go The Carroll County Bureau of Aging will host its Seniors on the Go Expo on Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Shipley Arena, Carroll County Ag Center, 700 Agricultural Dr., Westminster. The expo will include information on senior activities and recreation in the county, as well as a health, wellness and fitness fair, a flu shot clinic, a blood drive and a job fair will be held. The job fair will be for anyone of working age. Call 410-386-3800.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Puppets at Piney Run Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, will host a performance of the Timberdoodle Puppet Theater on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Piney Run Players will present a nature puppet show and talk about the main characters. For ages preschool to elementary school. Fee is $5 per child. Call 410-795-6043.

Friday, Oct. 16

Flea market The fall flea market at Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster, will be held Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Toys, housewares, furniture, clothing, jewelry, records and albums, electronics and more. Rain or shine; food available. Call 410-848-9080 or 410-857-4444.

Bedlam continues The Bedlam in the Boro haunted house, hosted by the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department, 4224 Main St., Lineboro, continues Friday and Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. each night. The attraction includes a haunted house and 4-mile haunted hay ride, and also runs Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Call for prices, 410-239-4467.

'Turn for the Nurse' The Carroll Players will present the comedy, "A Turn for the Nurse," written by Rick Abbott and directed by Greg Goodell, opening Friday, 8 p.m., at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Additional dates are Oct. 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Cost is $12 adults, $8 for students. The Oct. 18 matinee is $10 adults; $8 students. Call 410-848-7272.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Autumn anglers A fall fishing tournament will be held Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville. For details and fees, call Sandy at 410-795-5165 or 410-795-6474.

Scrapbook boosters The Winters Mill Music Boosters will host a Scrapbooking Crop Day on Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Vendors on site; snacks and drinks for sale; lunch provided. Cost is $25. To reserve or for more information call 410-840-8813 or e-mail at

A-Maizing in Manchester Maizefest will be held at River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester, on Saturday, noon-6 p.m. The festivities include a 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.

Sykesville spaghetti Oakland United Methodist Church, 597l Mineral Hill Road, Sykesville will host its annual spaghetti supper Saturday, 4-7 p.m. at the church hall. Adults $7; children ages 4-7 are $3. Desserts available for purchase. Call 410-795-3508.

'Much Ado' at McDaniel Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," performed by the National Players, will be on stage 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students. Call 410-857-2294.

Comedy in the chapel Comedian Jeff Allen will perform at Big Baker Chapel at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, on Saturday, 7 p.m. Allen combines clean humor with inspiration. Also performing will be singer and songwriter Monte Leister. Proceeds benefit Church of the Ascension and The Manna Ministry Soup Kitchen. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and under; available online at or at Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster. Call 410-848-3251 or 410-876-0736.

Village noodles Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, will host a spaghetti supper on Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m. Call Maryann at 443-605-1011 or 410-848-0090.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Chili weather The GFWC Junior Woman's Club of Westminster will host its fifth annual Chili Cook Off in the Shipley Arena, Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agricultural Dr., Westminster, on Sunday, 1-4 p.m., rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Access Carroll Inc. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for ages 4 and under. Activities for kids, live music, and a raffle for a flat-screen TV. Those who wish to enter the contest may get details at For general information, go to the Web site or call 410-871-1478 or 410-876-7421.

Coins and currency The Westminster Coin and Currency Show will be held Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Westminster Fire Department, 28 John St., Westminster. Appraisals, buying, selling and trading. Call Carl at 443-623-7025.

Monday, Oct. 19

Sock it to me Socks 101, a two-part program for adults teaching the art of knitting socks, will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitching is required. Bring worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn and a set of contrasting color, double-pointed needles. Call 410-386-4480.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Artist in anime Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will host an "Anime Gathering" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday for ages 11-16. Artist Scott Phillips will host a session to watch, draw and discuss anime and manga. The event will even delve into the realm of Web comics, cosplay and other aspects of Japanese culture. Call 410-386-4470.

Spirits of Westminster The next Ghost Walk at the Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., will be held Tuesday, 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.

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