Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The time has come to sign kids up for Summer Camp. Below are a few local camps that focus on the arts: crafts, music, dance, performance and creativity.
Summer camps offer fun, entertainment, education and Caroll County has more than a few choices for kids of all ages. Patch has rounded up a variety of local art camps in Carroll County this summer. Know of any other camps available in the area? Share them on Patch as an event or announcement and feel free to post art camps in the comments below. Art Camps Carroll County Arts Council Summer Arts Camp (Westminster) Only Arts Council members can sign up for summer camps through March 31. Starting April 1 registration will open to the general public. Registration forms are available at the Carroll County Arts website. Tree of Life Theatre Troupe, Inc. (Sykesville) 9th Annual Camp Program teaches kids age 6-18 all about the stage, acting …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Art in the Park promises creative fun and intrigue for the whole family.
There is no better place to find a unique and personal gift for a graduate or dad (Father's Day is right around the corner!) than at Art in the Park. The Carroll County Arts Council has partnered with the City of Westminster for three decades to present Art in the Park, an outdoor cultural festival that is held the first Saturday in June on the beautiful grounds of Westminster City Hall. This juried event features fine art and craft displays by accomplished artists from throughout the region. It attracts a loyal and large audience of arts enthusiasts. The event also includes art demonstrations, family activities, strolling musicians, festival food, and live entertainment throughout the day. The event is rain or shine, but according to …
Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend.
Where/When: Westminster City Hall Grounds, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine). Why to go: Fine arts and crafts, meet and greet local artists. Also includes art demonstrations, family activities, strolling musicians, festival food, and live entertainment throughout the day. Pricing: FREE Where/When: The Sykesville Freedom Fire Department, 6680 Sykesville Road (Rt. 32), Sykesville, MD 21784, Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine). Why to go: The festival has games, pony rides, entertainment, a silent auction, food, craft and antique vendors, and of course, strawberry shortcake. Proceeds from past festivals have funded the construction of 'Celebration Hall', a building used by Messiah Nursery School, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Bargains are waiting at the following Westminster locations this weekend. (Dec. 16-18)
Goodwill Midnight Madness: Everything in the store 50 percent off from 7 p.m. until midnight. Where: 1117 Old New Windsor Pike, Westminster, MD When: Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. until midnight Last Christmas Farmers Market: Last Westminster Farmers Market of 2011. Handmade crafts, food items, flowers and plants, seasonal produce and more. Music provided by Common Ground Musicians Some of the vendors include: Where: The Carroll County Agricultureal Center, http://carrollcountyagcenter.com/ 706 Agriculture Center Drive When: Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost: Free Westminster Horse Sale: Selling new and used tack and all breeds of horses. Where: 1117 Old New Windsor Pike, Westminster, MD When: Saturday, Dec. 17, Tack sale …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Find bargains galore at craft shows, sales, flea markets, and holiday bazaars around Westminster this weekend. (Dec. 2-4)
St. John’s Catholic Church Annual Christmas Bazaar (Westminster): Indoor flea market, baked goods, books, raffles, plants, toys and more. Lunch available. Where: St. John’s Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St. When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: Free 17th Annual Christmas Madness (Westminster): Meet the dealers, shop and enter drawings for hourly prizes. Refreshments provided. Where: Westminster Antique Mall, 433 Hahn Road When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. - midnight Admission: Free 6th Annual Christmas Craft Show (New Windsor): Flea market, crafts, door prizes, bake sale and more. Shopping supports the Jr. Fire Department. Where: New Windsor Fire Hall – 101 High Street, New Windsor When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Joan Shearer “brushes” off her watercolor skills after more than 35 years.
Joan Shearer took art lessons in 1975. But it wasn’t until three years ago when she set out to create paintings for her living room that she picked up her brushes once again. And she hasn’t set them down since. After completing paintings for her own living room, Shearer began painting requests for friends. Soon, her paintings of local buildings and people gained acclaim and she found herself filling more and more requests. Today her paintings sell in stores and at craft shows all around Carroll County. “Once I started, I wanted to keep going," Shearer said. "Now I have too many for the wall.” Shearer loves to paint old things--old buildings and old men in particular, because they both have character, she said. She admits that she loves …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Carroll County Farmer's Market will sell handmade crafts and foods each Saturday until Christmas.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Kym Byrnes
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Carroll County Farmers Market is holding it Christmas Craft Show on Saturdays including Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Ag Center. The market, which has been selling local goods to consumers for more than 30 years, boasts 100 crafters and food vendors. It is the second oldest farmers market in the State of Maryland. You can find a variety of goodies including homemade pies, cakes, rolls and even British scones. Local handmade crafts, textiles and art are for sale for holiday gifts. Fresh eggs right from Carroll County farms and herbs are also for sale. Shop local for your Christmas needs. Go to CarrollCountyFarmersMarket.com or call 410-848-7748.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Annual event brings together 50 vendors and close to 3,000 shoppers.
The 38th Annual Mistletoe Mart kicks off the beginning of the holiday shopping season for many local residents. With 50 vendors, all selling hand made crafts, Mistletoe Mart Publicity Chair Sandy White said there is something for everyone. "We try to offer a balanced variety of items," White said. "We bring in 12-15 new vendors each year." This show is what's known as a "juried show" meaning each vendor is personally interviewed and selected for participation in the event. White said they go through a painstaking process to insure that each vendor offers unique, quality items. Marcie Forster, co-chair of the Mistletoe Mart said the event has been going on since 1973. "In 1973, we sold cups of coffee for 50 cents, and today, we still sell …
Find great deals at the following yard sales, estate sales and flea markets in and around Westminster this weekend. (November 11 – November 13).
38th Annual Mistletoe Mart (Westminster)--Located at the Church of Ascension, 23 North Court St. Features works from over 50 Artisans and craftspeople. Café, country store, door prizes and tea room included. Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 829 Franklin Ave (Westminster)--Tools, kids items, exercise equipment and more. Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 a.m. – noon. The Shoppes at Sandymount (Finksburg)--Features crafts, treasures, books and baked goods. Includes vendors, silent auction and photos with Santa. Fri., Nov. 11 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner available. Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available. 12455 Howard Lodge Drive (Sykesville) – Featuring Furniture, holiday items, …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, estate sales and flea markets in and around Westminster this weekend. (Oct. 28 - 30)
Reese & Community VFC Ladies Auxilary Holiday Bazzar & Flea Market (Westminster) 1745 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster. Including crafts, food and more at the Reese Fire Hall. Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Huge Moving Sale (Westminster) 1934 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. Furniture, household goods, clothing, electronics, garden tools, tack and barn items and more. Everything must go. Rain or shine. Saturday, Oct. 29. ‘Must See’ Yard Sale – (Eldersburg) 1497 Woodridge Ln, Eldersburg. Items include home décor, glassware, toys, books and more. Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 8 a.m. Huge Indoor Yard Sale – (Mt. Airy) 1010 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. Antiques, clothing, collectibles, furniture, linens, paintings,books, toys, tools and …