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Dec
6
Wed
2017
Christmas with Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tour @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 6 all-day
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December 1 – 21, 2017. Mon. – Fri. 10am – 3:30pm (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10am – 4pm (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4pm (self-guided).  This year the Farm Museum’s holiday tour will center around the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, including the nostalgic wish book.  Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue.  We welcome you to tour the Farm House which will feature different items from the museum’s collection that could have been purchased from Sears and Roebuck – musical instruments, clocks and watches, accessories, toys, and much more.

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Christmas with Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tour @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 7 all-day
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December 1 – 21, 2017. Mon. – Fri. 10am – 3:30pm (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10am – 4pm (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4pm (self-guided).  This year the Farm Museum’s holiday tour will center around the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, including the nostalgic wish book.  Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue.  We welcome you to tour the Farm House which will feature different items from the museum’s collection that could have been purchased from Sears and Roebuck – musical instruments, clocks and watches, accessories, toys, and much more.

Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces by Taneytown Heritage & History Museum @ New Windsor State Bank, Taneytown
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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November 27 – December 16, 2017.  Individuals, businesses, organizations and groups entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Free Preschool Vision Screening – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:59 pm
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Drop in at the Westminster Branch for a free vision screening for your child, offered in partnership with the Deer Park Lions Club. This screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. From 9:30 AM – 2 PM. Registration for this event begins 12/15/2017.

Family Storytime: Dinosaurs – Taneytown Branch @ Taneytown Branch
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/29/2017.

Read and Play – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 11:59 pm
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Twos and Threes Together: Playtime – Finksburg Branch @ Finksburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 11:59 pm
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Family Storytime: Bedtime – North Carroll Branch @ North Carroll Branch
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/29/2017.

Independent Exploration – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment. Registration for this event begins 12/15/2017.

Twos and Threes Together: Cookies – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Twos and Threes Together: Silly Stories – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Views of McDaniel: A Student Art Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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November 16 – December 8, 2017.  This multidisciplinary exhibition highlights works by McDaniel students utilizing McDaniel College as their inspiration. Presented by McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition takes place in conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30–7:30pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.

Read and Play – Finksburg Branch @ Finksburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Read and Play – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Twos and Threes Together: Silly Stories – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Twos and Threes Together: Winter – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Uniquely Gifted @ Off Track Art
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Make gifting easy and unique!  December 7 – 24, 2017.  You’re invited to Uniquely Gifted, the December exhibit at Off Track Art which runs through December 24. The exhibit features hand-made, one-of-a-kind home and holiday décor as well as wearable art made by local artists at affordable prices. Over 28 artists featured!   Greeting cards, jewelry, woven wear, quilting, scarves, framed artwork, prints, pottery and tableware, turned wood items and miniatures, sculpture, and other unique gifts are available in a wide variety of price ranges.   Open Christmas Eve for late shoppers!

Since February 13, 2009. Off Track has been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the artistic visions of its members.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show” – Andrew Wyeth

Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Each month we will read a 2017-18 Black-Eyed Susan nominee from the picture book list, followed by group discussion and related activity. Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Dance Party – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Does your kid love to move and groove to music? Put on your dancing shoes and come on into the library for a fun dance party full of bopping, clapping, and singing. Registration for this event begins 12/16/2017.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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The Carroll Garden Club will provide fresh greens and

guidance for you to create a fresh green centerpiece just

in time for the holidays. Bring a container and optional

accessory, such as a candle, figurine, etc. Your

arrangement will remain fresh through the holidays and

into January. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Family Storytime: Cookies – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/29/2017.

Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College @ Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm
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November 25 – December 31, 2017.  View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on display through the holiday season.

Jazz Night @ Decker Center Forum
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
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The McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues under the direction of Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music.

Recycled Ornaments – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Join us as we create festive ornaments from recycled items. A naturalist from Piney Run Nature Center will lead this presentation. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Video Game Buyer’s Guide – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Planning to buy video games for someone on your holiday shopping list? We can help with that! Our local video game expert will be here to help you figure out best-fit games, as well as dispense other buying tips. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

An Irish Christmas with Laura Byrne, Jim Eagan & Patrick Egan @ Baldwin's Station
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
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Laura’s (Irish Flute) flute playing has been described as “effortless, powerful and engaging.” She has performed throughout North America and in Ireland. https://www.laurabyrne.com.
Jim Eagan (Fiddle) grew up in Baltimore’s renowned Irish traditional music scene. In the late 1990s, Jim toured Ireland, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. with the John Whelan Band. Currently Jim is a member of the bands O’Malley’s March, & Custom House. www.jimeagan.com.
Patrick Egan hails from Co Tipperary, Ireland. He began singing and playing guitar at an early age. Now living in Leesburg, Va., Patrick plays with many of the fine local musicians in the DC and Northern Virginia areas. Winner of a Wammy (Washington Area Music Association) for best Traditional/Singer, 2014. http://pateganmusic.blogspot.com.

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Christmas with Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tour @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 8 all-day
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December 1 – 21, 2017. Mon. – Fri. 10am – 3:30pm (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10am – 4pm (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4pm (self-guided).  This year the Farm Museum’s holiday tour will center around the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, including the nostalgic wish book.  Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue.  We welcome you to tour the Farm House which will feature different items from the museum’s collection that could have been purchased from Sears and Roebuck – musical instruments, clocks and watches, accessories, toys, and much more.

Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces by Taneytown Heritage & History Museum @ New Windsor State Bank, Taneytown
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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November 27 – December 16, 2017.  Individuals, businesses, organizations and groups entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime – North Carroll Branch @ North Carroll Branch
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:59 pm
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgement-free storytime. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Polar Express – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Come dressed in your pajamas as you enjoy the holiday storytelling of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. During this program, this magical Christmas story will come to life for families at the Westminster Branch! Each participant will receive a Hershey’s Kiss. Registration for this event begins 11/25/2017.

Ready, Set, School: Silly Stories – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Tinker Tots – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/24/2017.

Views of McDaniel: A Student Art Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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November 16 – December 8, 2017.  This multidisciplinary exhibition highlights works by McDaniel students utilizing McDaniel College as their inspiration. Presented by McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition takes place in conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30–7:30pm, with a gallery talk at 6pm.

Read and Play – North Carroll Branch @ North Carroll Branch
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:59 pm
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Registration for this event begins 11/28/2017.

Build a Butterfly – Taneytown Branch @ Taneytown Branch
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Listen to a story about butterflies, learn about the butterfly life cycle and about some cool species! Design your own butterfly during craft time! Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/24/2017.

Family Storytime: Silly Stories – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/29/2017.

Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tea @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
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December 1 & 8 2017.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities as noted.  Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by November 24, 2017.

Uniquely Gifted @ Off Track Art
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Make gifting easy and unique!  December 7 – 24, 2017.  You’re invited to Uniquely Gifted, the December exhibit at Off Track Art which runs through December 24. The exhibit features hand-made, one-of-a-kind home and holiday décor as well as wearable art made by local artists at affordable prices. Over 28 artists featured!   Greeting cards, jewelry, woven wear, quilting, scarves, framed artwork, prints, pottery and tableware, turned wood items and miniatures, sculpture, and other unique gifts are available in a wide variety of price ranges.   Open Christmas Eve for late shoppers!

Since February 13, 2009. Off Track has been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the artistic visions of its members.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show” – Andrew Wyeth

Busy Bee Quilting – Finksburg Branch @ Finksburg Branch
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Looking for a quilting group? Interested in learning how to quilt? Join the Busy Bee Quilt Guild every month for some quilting fun! Registration for this event begins 12/2/2017.

RSVP Volunteer Fair – Taneytown Branch @ Taneytown Branch
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 11:59 pm
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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is seeking Taneytown residents, age 55 and older, for service opportunities to address food insecurity and isolation for older and disabled residents. Service opportunities are available with Carroll County Public Schools, food pantries, Meals on Wheels, Carroll Hospice, Caring Carroll, Westminster Rescue Mission, and Habitat for Humanity. Barbara Norman, RSVP Coordinator, will be present to explain the positions available and the benefits of becoming a RSVP Volunteer. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tea @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
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December 1 & 8 2017.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities as noted.  Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by November 24, 2017.

Fan Art Fridays – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Drop in and draw your favorite TV, video game, anime, movie, or book characters. All supplies will be provided. Registration for this event begins 11/29/2017.

Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College @ Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
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November 25 – December 31, 2017.  View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on display through the holiday season.

Santa House Storytime – Community Event – See description for location @ Community Event
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm
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As part of the Hampstead Merchant’s Association’s Santa House, the North Carroll Branch will be presenting a holiday storytime. Join us at Santa’s Village in Downtown Hampstead for stories and fun. You can even get your picture taken with that Jolly Old Soul and donate to those in need all at the same time! Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

College Band Concert @ WMC Alumni Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical music to pops.

“A Christmas Carol” @ Carroll Arts Center
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
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Friday 12/8, 8:00pm
Saturday 12/9, 3:00pm & 8:00pm

A live production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a tradition at the Carroll Arts Center during the holiday season. This year the Center welcomes back the acclaimed Maryland Ensemble Theatre for their joyful version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale in a heartwarming adaptation that is designed to appeal to all ages.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Christmas with Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tour @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 9 all-day
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December 1 – 21, 2017. Mon. – Fri. 10am – 3:30pm (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10am – 4pm (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4pm (self-guided).  This year the Farm Museum’s holiday tour will center around the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, including the nostalgic wish book.  Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue.  We welcome you to tour the Farm House which will feature different items from the museum’s collection that could have been purchased from Sears and Roebuck – musical instruments, clocks and watches, accessories, toys, and much more.

Carroll County Christmas Farmers’ Market @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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December 2, 9, 16, 2017.  Santa is coming at 11:00am on December 2nd.  75-100 vendors with hand made crafts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, jams and jellies, honey, fresh eggs, hormone-free meats. Fresh pine wreaths. Breakfast and lunch served. Acoustic entertainment.

Carroll County Christmas Farmers’ Market @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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December 2, 9, 16, 2017.  Santa is coming at 11:00am on December 2nd.  75-100 vendors with hand made crafts, home baked goods, gourmet foods, jams and jellies, honey, fresh eggs, hormone-free meats. Fresh pine wreaths. Breakfast and lunch served. Acoustic entertainment.

Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces by Taneytown Heritage & History Museum @ New Windsor State Bank, Taneytown
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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November 27 – December 16, 2017.  Individuals, businesses, organizations and groups entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces by Taneytown Heritage & History Museum @ New Windsor State Bank, Taneytown
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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November 27 – December 16, 2017.  Individuals, businesses, organizations and groups entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501 (c) 3 organization.

St. Mary’s Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon @ St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Handmade crafts, Christmas themed items, sandwiches, soup, and baked goods. large silent auction with a variety of items. Shop for those last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Benefits Silver Run Community Food Pantry, Carroll Lutheran School, Missionary Fund, and the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA. Please bring canned food for the Silver Run Community Food Pantry.

Saturday Storytime – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 9 @ 9:45 am – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Drive-In Movie @ the Library! – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Give your kids a taste of the olden days! In this two-part program, we’ll be constructing our own cars out of kid-friendly tools and cardboard. After that, we’ll park our vehicles and watch a movie while enjoying some snacks. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/25/2017.

A Special Tree at Christmas: Grannies of Carroll Vista Puppet Show – Taneytown Branch @ Taneytown Branch
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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The Grannies of Carroll Vista present a delightful holiday-themed puppet show! Bring the family! This special program will entertain and amuse all ages. Registration for this event begins 11/27/2017.

Meet Author Buck Boylan – North Carroll Branch @ North Carroll Branch
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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Stop by the North Carroll Branch to meet author Buck Boylan and learn all about his new book, Bruce the Fire Dog Saves Christmas. In his latest book, Mr. Boylan has created a delightful children’s book featuring Bruce the Fire Dog, eleven unique reindeer, and Santa making the impossible happen when all is lost with no toys to deliver for Christmas. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration for this event begins 12/6/2017.

Saturday Storytime: Silly Stories – Mount Airy Branch @ Mount Airy Branch
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tea @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am
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December 2 & 9 2017.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities as noted.  Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by November 24, 2017.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime. Siblings are welcome! Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/25/2017.

Sounds of the Season – Westminster Branch @ Westminster Branch
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Join us for a seasonal performance of live holiday music performed by local students from Westminster Elementary and Westminster High Schools. Registration for this event begins 11/27/2017.

Uniquely Gifted @ Off Track Art
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Make gifting easy and unique!  December 7 – 24, 2017.  You’re invited to Uniquely Gifted, the December exhibit at Off Track Art which runs through December 24. The exhibit features hand-made, one-of-a-kind home and holiday décor as well as wearable art made by local artists at affordable prices. Over 28 artists featured!   Greeting cards, jewelry, woven wear, quilting, scarves, framed artwork, prints, pottery and tableware, turned wood items and miniatures, sculpture, and other unique gifts are available in a wide variety of price ranges.   Open Christmas Eve for late shoppers!

Since February 13, 2009. Off Track has been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the artistic visions of its members.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show” – Andrew Wyeth

Free Spirit Book Club: When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Please join us for a discussion of our chosen book.

Registration for this event begins 12/15/2017.

PAWS to Read – Finksburg Branch @ Finksburg Branch
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/25/2017.

Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tea @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm
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December 2 & 9 2017.  All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities as noted.  Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by November 24, 2017.

“A Christmas Carol” @ Carroll Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
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Friday 12/8, 8:00pm
Saturday 12/9, 3:00pm & 8:00pm

A live production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a tradition at the Carroll Arts Center during the holiday season. This year the Center welcomes back the acclaimed Maryland Ensemble Theatre for their joyful version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale in a heartwarming adaptation that is designed to appeal to all ages.

Handel’s Messiah Sing Along @ Church of the Ascension
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
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At 3:00 pm in the Holy Cross Hall
To benefit Shepherd’s Staff. A free will offering will be collected.
Please bring your own score. R.S.V.P.: 410-848-3251 or churchoftheascension@gmail.com

Handel’s Messiah Sing Along & Turkey Dinner @ Church of the Ascension (Holy Cross Hall)
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
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Handel’s Messiah Sing Along will be held at 3pm.  This Sing Along is to benefit Shepherd’s Staff.  Please bring your own score.  To benefit Shepherd’s Staff., there will be a free will offering collected.  A turkey dinner will follow at 5pm.  The menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls.  Please R.S.V.P. at 410-848-3251 or churchoftheascension@gmail.com.

Hour of Code – Eldersburg Branch @ Eldersburg Branch
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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Join us in Exploration Point! to celebrate Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code, an hour-long activity where we’ll learn some basic coding through simple tutorials. Only kids need to register. Registration for this event begins 11/25/2017.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra @ WMC Alumni Hall
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
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Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the orchestra, which is comprised of McDaniel students, as well as students from Carroll Community College and community musicians.

Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College @ Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
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November 25 – December 31, 2017.  View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on display through the holiday season.

Santa House Storytime – Community Event – See description for location @ Community Event
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm
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As part of the Hampstead Merchant’s Association’s Santa House, the North Carroll Branch will be presenting a holiday storytime. Join us at Santa’s Village in Downtown Hampstead for stories and fun. You can even get your picture taken with that Jolly Old Soul and donate to those in need all at the same time! Registration for this event begins 11/23/2017.

“A Christmas Carol” @ Carroll Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
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Friday 12/8, 8:00pm
Saturday 12/9, 3:00pm & 8:00pm

A live production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a tradition at the Carroll Arts Center during the holiday season. This year the Center welcomes back the acclaimed Maryland Ensemble Theatre for their joyful version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale in a heartwarming adaptation that is designed to appeal to all ages.

Dec
10
Sun
2017
Christmas with Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tour @ Carroll County Farm Museum
Dec 10 all-day
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December 1 – 21, 2017. Mon. – Fri. 10am – 3:30pm (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10am – 4pm (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4pm (self-guided).  This year the Farm Museum’s holiday tour will center around the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, including the nostalgic wish book.  Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue.  We welcome you to tour the Farm House which will feature different items from the museum’s collection that could have been purchased from Sears and Roebuck – musical instruments, clocks and watches, accessories, toys, and much more.

Parents as Teachers Child Care Provider Visit – Outreach Services @ Outreach Services
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:59 pm
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Registration for this event begins 12/14/2017.

Uniquely Gifted @ Off Track Art
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Make gifting easy and unique!  December 7 – 24, 2017.  You’re invited to Uniquely Gifted, the December exhibit at Off Track Art which runs through December 24. The exhibit features hand-made, one-of-a-kind home and holiday décor as well as wearable art made by local artists at affordable prices. Over 28 artists featured!   Greeting cards, jewelry, woven wear, quilting, scarves, framed artwork, prints, pottery and tableware, turned wood items and miniatures, sculpture, and other unique gifts are available in a wide variety of price ranges.   Open Christmas Eve for late shoppers!

Since February 13, 2009. Off Track has been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the artistic visions of its members.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show” – Andrew Wyeth


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