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Nov
16
Fri
Shop Local for the Holidays at the Carroll Arts Center’s Gallery of Gifts
Nov 16 – Dec 22 all-day
Shop Local for the Holidays at the Carroll Arts Center’s Gallery of Gifts

The Carroll Arts Center continues their annual tradition of transforming their Tevis Gallery into a festive “Gallery of Gifts” during the holiday shopping season. Gallery of Gifts is a special exhibit that resembles a boutique or craft fair rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, as 45+ artists display their unique wares.

Now in its tenth year, the show will feature the same level of artistic quality that Arts Center visitors have come to expect while encouraging them to shop local and buy handmade. There will be a wide variety of hand-crafted creations from inexpensive stocking stuffers, holiday décor and traditional arts and crafts to truly elegant one-of-a-kind gifts. Local artists combine with regional artists for a distinctive flavor of fashion, fantasy and whimsy. Shoppers will find an artful masterpiece to please everyone on their gift list.

“Instead of going to a crowded department store filled with anxious holiday shoppers, visit our gallery and enjoy a more peaceful, creative shopping environment,” says CCAC’s Visual Arts Coordinator Susan Williamson. “And by shopping local, rather than online, you know you are buying quality handmade goods that seem more thoughtful to the gift recipient.”

The Gallery of Gifts will be open November 16-December 22 during regular business hours (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Tue/Thur 10 am to 7 pm) and will also have extended hours during special events, including the Festival of Wreaths. To lessen everyone’s holiday stress, there will be complimentary gift bagging for all purchases!

The Festival of Wreaths will also be on view during the Gallery of Gifts from November 23 through December 2, 10 am – 7 pm daily. Visitors can bid on the wreaths while doing their holiday shopping!

For more information visit www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster, just two blocks west of the intersection of Maryland Routes 27 & 32.

Dec
15
Sat
St. Benjamin Lutheran Church’s Pancake Breakfast
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

St. Benjamin Lutheran Church’s
AUCE
Pancake Breakfast
December 15

7 am to 10 am

Menu:
Regular and Buckwheat Pancakes,
Scrapple, Home Fried Potatoes, Sausage,
Eggs, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy,
Applesauce and a Drink
Adults $8 – Children $4

 

General fundraiser for:
700 Krider’s Cemetery Road
Westminster, MD  21158 – www.stbenslutheran.org – 410-848-3311

 

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser: Relay for Life of Carroll County
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser: Relay for Life of Carroll County
You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Relay for Life of Carroll County.

$7 Per person

$5 For Children under 12

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018

8:00am-10:00 am

Where: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar

634 Baltimore Boulevard

Westminster, MD 21157

Our special guest Santa will be there to have your picture taken with!

 

Contact Lura Eckard at 443-536-2068 or the ACS office at 410-781-4316 for tickets and more information.

Valid only at participating restraint listed above.  Ticket valid for pancake event only.  Applebee’s menu items are not included as part of purchase.

Oldies Fun
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
17
Mon
Mother Seton School Christmas Program
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

December 17, 7:00pm. Come celebrate the joy of Christmas with us! The program will include choral performances from the Mother Seton School Chorus and from individual classes, our award-winning band, and a student-produced Christmas play. Call 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org for more information.

Dec
21
Fri
Mother Seton School Christmas Prayer Service
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am

December 21, 11:30am. Please join us for a special prayer service as we enter the Christmas season.

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
It has become a community tradition for audiences of all ages to gather at the Carroll Arts Center for the annual performances of “A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.”  The animated movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season, has been delighting audiences young and old for over 50 years. After the commercial-free screening of the film on the big screen, the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi jazz score is performed live by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio. The Carroll Arts Center is pleased to present this popular series of family concerts on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 22 at 3 pm & 8 pm.

Each concert will end with a live auction of the charmingly scrawny “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” complete with red ball ornament and blue security blanket. Audience members can arrive early to buy unique handmade gifts for everyone on their list at the annual Gallery of Gifts in the Tevis Gallery, which will be filled with contemporary arts and crafts by 45+ talented regional artists.

For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition. The Trio have been sponsored by the United States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. Trio members Eric Byrd (piano) Alphonso Young, Jr. (drums) and Bhagwan Khalsa (bass) are energetic, masterful musicians of modern jazz.

Guaraldi was born in 1928 and was known as “Dr. Funk” by his compatriots in San Francisco.  He began performing as a piano player in college and quickly rose through the jazz scene.  His career exploded after his performance at the 1st annual Monterey Jazz Festival where audiences were on their feet after hearing his blues riffs.   National prominence was just around the corner the following year when he composed the Grammy Winning “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” He and master cartoonist Charles Schultz collaborated on 15 animated features. Guaraldi’s smooth trio compositions — piano, bass and drums — perfectly balanced Charlie Brown’s kid-sized universe.  Sprightly, puckish, as well as somber and poignant, his gentle riffs established musical trademarks which, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Guaraldi and “Peanuts” was a perfect match.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $10 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Please note that Patron Passes cannot be honored at this event. The performances are sponsored by Woodhaven Building & Development. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 W. Main Street in downtown Westminster.  Online tickets and more info at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272.

Dec
22
Sat
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
It has become a community tradition for audiences of all ages to gather at the Carroll Arts Center for the annual performances of “A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.”  The animated movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season, has been delighting audiences young and old for over 50 years. After the commercial-free screening of the film on the big screen, the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi jazz score is performed live by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio. The Carroll Arts Center is pleased to present this popular series of family concerts on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 22 at 3 pm & 8 pm.

Each concert will end with a live auction of the charmingly scrawny “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” complete with red ball ornament and blue security blanket. Audience members can arrive early to buy unique handmade gifts for everyone on their list at the annual Gallery of Gifts in the Tevis Gallery, which will be filled with contemporary arts and crafts by 45+ talented regional artists.

For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition. The Trio have been sponsored by the United States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. Trio members Eric Byrd (piano) Alphonso Young, Jr. (drums) and Bhagwan Khalsa (bass) are energetic, masterful musicians of modern jazz.

Guaraldi was born in 1928 and was known as “Dr. Funk” by his compatriots in San Francisco.  He began performing as a piano player in college and quickly rose through the jazz scene.  His career exploded after his performance at the 1st annual Monterey Jazz Festival where audiences were on their feet after hearing his blues riffs.   National prominence was just around the corner the following year when he composed the Grammy Winning “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” He and master cartoonist Charles Schultz collaborated on 15 animated features. Guaraldi’s smooth trio compositions — piano, bass and drums — perfectly balanced Charlie Brown’s kid-sized universe.  Sprightly, puckish, as well as somber and poignant, his gentle riffs established musical trademarks which, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Guaraldi and “Peanuts” was a perfect match.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $10 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Please note that Patron Passes cannot be honored at this event. The performances are sponsored by Woodhaven Building & Development. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 W. Main Street in downtown Westminster.  Online tickets and more info at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272.

Dec
23
Sun
Ebenezer UMC celebrates Christmas
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am

            Ebenezer United Methodist Church invites the public to attend its special Christmas events and services at 4901 Woodbine Road in Winfield.

            The Christmas cantata, “The Winter Rose,” will be sung at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, Dec. 16. The children’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant will be held during the 11 a.m. worship service, Sunday Dec. 23.

           Christmas Eve services will include a traditional family worship with the Chancel choir at 8 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship, with special music, at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Only one worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 30, with no Sunday school.

           The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is pastor.

           Information: 410-795-6136 or www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

Jan
4
Fri
RBG
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm
RBG

Carroll Arts Center to Screen Documentary Films in January
Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen four documentary films to be screened at the Carroll Arts Center in January. The series was born out of FLICC’s love for the art of film and its ability to capture what is real. From real people to real events and overcoming real struggles, the 2018 documentary series is guaranteed to provide an opportunity to explore real history while leaving you with a burst of empathy and energy in the dull winter months.

January 4
“RBG”
2018; 1 hr 38 mins; PG
Feel empowered watching an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: 85-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles and notorious dissents changed our country.
Sponsored by Sponsored by Cornelius Ridgely and Hill, Barnes & McInerney, LLC

There will be two screenings of each film at 1 pm and 7:30 pm. The matinee showings at 1 pm will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 pm showings will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information call 410-848-7272 or go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org