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If you are a budding video producer in need of a little assistance from your ol’ pal Cody, look no further!  Every week I will give you a tip, a trick or advice on how to make the best production you can.

If you have any tips you would like to share, email us and you may see it here!

 cody-cmc Cody D. McLaughlin
Education Coordinator


November 24th – November 26th Weekend

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To celebrate Thanksgiving and kick off the holiday season, we’ve expanded this week’s Top 5 list!

Embrace the spirit of giving with The Shepherd’s Staff’s Festival of Trees, or find that perfect gift at Sykesville’s Holiday Marketplace or Manchester’s Black Friday Christmas Festival. Don’t miss the Holiday Light show at McDaniel College or the Electric parade during Miracle on Main Street in downtown Westminster. There’s something for everyone!

And don’t forget, November 25th is Small Business Saturday! Let’s support our local downtown merchants and Buy Local!

Check our complete Top 5 things to do in Carroll County this weekend below! ‪#‎carrollcounty #‎thisweekend‬

Do YOU have an event for the Top 5 Weekend Events?

1. Carroll County Festival of Trees

November 24th - 26th from 10 AM - 8 PM

FREE – We will have a Silent Auction of over 30 beautifully decorated lit trees! Proceeds will benefit The Shepherd’s Staff. Bring your family to check out our events. Festival of Trees Lighting at Friday’s opening at 10am; live music throughout the event featuring local choirs and school programs; living nativities & Christmas cards; baked goods, children’s craft table, and secret Santa shop.

– Event Website

2. Manchester Black Friday Christmas Festival

Friday, November 24th from 4 PM - 8 PM

FREE – Manchester Area Merchants & the Town of Manchester present Manchester Black Friday. Train Garden at the fire department, Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00pm, Santa arrival on fire engine, pictures with santa, crafters and vendors at the MVFD Activities Building and shopping with various Main Street Businesses.

– Event Website

3. 80th Anniversary: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Saturday, November 25th at 3 PM

FREE – This ageless Disney film is also celebrating its 80th birthday. Truly it’s still “the fairest of them all!” The movie lets out just in time to enjoy the downtown holiday parade.

– Event Website

4. Miracle on Main Street Downtown Event

Saturday, Nov. 25th from 5 PM - 8 PM

FREE – Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Live Acoustic Music by Chris Swam on the Library Stage
  • 4:55pm Jingle Bell Run
  • 5pm Holiday Electric Parade
  • Annual Tree Lighting
  • Santa’s Treat
  • Crafts, Games, Face Painting and you can visit with Santa.

– Event Website

5. 5th Annual Sykesville Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, Nov. 25th from 9 AM - 3 PM

FREE – The 2017 Holiday Marketplace will feature over 200 unique handmade craft vendors and direct-sales representatives. Browse jewelry, crocheted items, handmade home décor and decorations and so much more! All of our vendors will have cash & carry items available for purchase. Visit with Santa, get your face painted, win prizes from our raffle tables, enjoy hot food… and more!

– Event Website

6. Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College

Saturday, November 25th at 5 PM

FREE – 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.

– Event Website

7. Westminster Municipal Band Concert

Monday, November 27th at 7 PM

FREE – Join the Westminster Municipal Band for their 5th Annual Free Community Concert. Come for the Festival of Wreaths and then join the Westminster Band for a musical beginning to the holiday season. The Westminster Municipal Band is an all volunteer marching/concert band that welcomes all levels of musicianship and has been providing great music in Carroll County and surrounding areas playing concerts and parades since 1893

– Event Website

8. Walt Michael & Co. String Band Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM

$$$ – A key player in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s repertoire includes old-time Southern Appalachian, Celtic, & original compositions in performances ranging from the coal camps of Appalachia to the White House, and the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games.

– Event Website

Check out our Community Calendar page and see tons of things to do for the months to come!

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NOTE: Individual events are always subject to change due to inclement weather or other issues.  We recommend visiting the event links for more information and the latest updates.

Carroll County Veterans Interviews

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In October, the Community Media Center collected interviews with local veterans as part of the Carroll County History project. Over 20 local veterans participated by sharing their story or by interviewing fellow service members.

You can watch these and other interviews with local veterans here:

The interviews will continue to be broadcast on Channel 19 throughout the month of November.

For specific air dates and times visit the Channel 19 Program Schedule

Local veterans interested in sharing their story should contact the Community Media Center at 410-386-4415 or email

Mt. Airy Holiday Preview

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The Downtown Shops of Mount Airy held their “Holiday Preview Weekend” on November 18th – 19th, 2017. All were welcome to an evening of seasonal cheer, shopping, dining, swag bag giveaways for the first 100 purchases, hot cocoa, cookies, carriage rides and free live music.

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

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The Carroll County NAACP held its 15th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on October 20th, 2017 and the CMC was there to capture the entire event. The theme this year was “We The People” and included remarks from guest speaker Major Roland Butler of the Maryland State Police – Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations.

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