Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Here are our Top picks for this weekend.  On Thursday, check out the Dirk Quinn Band at Carroll Community College. On Friday, don't miss CMSportsNet's Winter Season Wrap Up show.  Head over to Carroll Arts Center for Dancing Stories, presented by the South Indian dance troupe Kalanidhi Dance. Don't miss Barrier-Free’s Musical Performances Created by Adults with Disabilties, Friday thru Sunday at McDaniel College.  The NASP – Archery Tournament is happening this weekend at Carroll Ag Center and Join Small Town Stars Theatre Company for the first show of their 2023 season, She Kills Monsters! Common Ground Downtown presents the bluegrass sounds of Guy Davis on Saturday and the Carroll Country Farmer's Market is holding their Spring Fling. and Carroll Arts Center presents, The Morpheus Trio. Lot's of great events to choose from, so get out there and enjoy 

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*Please note: All events are subject to change due to weather conditions or for public health concerns. We strongly advise that you always contact event organizers to confirm dates, times and facility guidelines. 


1. Dirk Quinn Band 

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm

Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for the jazz/funk band that coincidentally bears his name. Based out of Philadelphia, the group travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, they’ve developed a unique and sincere style – one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the beard stroking jazz aficionados to the jam band hippies. The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most engaging!

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2. Dancing Stories

Friday, March 17th  @ 2:00pm


South Indian dance troupe Kalanidhi Dance presents a cultural education performance featuring Kuchipudi, a South Indian drama dance form. Kuchipudi utilizes rhythm and footwork, hand gestures, and facial expressions to tell stories through dance. This interactive presentation will thrill young audiences and give them a chance to demonstrate what they’ve learned!

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3. Barrier-Free’s Musical Performances Created by Adults with Disabilties

Friday, March 17 at 7pm
Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
Sunday, March 19 at 2pm

Join us for all-original musicals created by neurodivergent adults – “The Great Casino Caper” and “Check Matey.”

Show Description:
Let’s see where the chips will fall! Join Kevin Bond and his partner, Arnold Palmeroy, as they embark on solving the wackiest heist in casino history — The Great Casino Caper! Follow along as seemingly innocent conference attendees practice the art of deception at The Great Casino’s annual Detecticon, a conference for police detectives. Will the heist go as planned or will the thieves be caught red-handed as they attempt to acquire expensive merchandise using the ol’ five-finger discount?

Up next, for this crew of pirates, there’s just no adventure on the high seas anymore. Nothing new to fill their day. No obstacles in their way. That is until the wind blows a strange “map” on their shores, thus changing their tides forever! The map? A chess board! Guided by a team of chess players, these crazy buccaneers are ready to learn the game in their own way and win the World Chess Tournament. Together, they’ll tell the world they’re more than just brains and scallywags!

Tickets just $10 available at

Learn more about our Inclusive Theater Companies for neurodivergent adults at

McDaniel College’s Alumni Hall is wheelchair accessible and accommodating for patrons who have mobility considerations. We will have staff onsite to assist you.

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CMSportsNet Winter Sports wrap up show

Friday, March 17th at 7 PM

Mark your calendars for the CMSportsNet Winter Sports wrap up show, premiering Friday, March 17th at 7PM on cable channel HD-1086.

Join Pat Stoetzer for a look back at the 2023 Carroll County high school basketball and wrestling Season.

You’ll hear from the players and the coaches and see best plays & highlights from the regular season,  right thru the playoffs.

CMSportsNet will recognize the county champs from other sports and announce our high school Players of the Year!

Don’t miss CMSportsNet Winter Sports wrap up show, Friday March 17th 

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4. NASP – Archery Tournament

Friday, March 17th - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 18 - 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is the official 2023 Maryland State NASP® Bullseye Tournament. Championship teams as well as top individual archers will be determined and recognized in the Elementary Dvision, Mddle School Division and High School Division. In the individual categories awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for both male and female archers. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be determined in each division and presented awards. Participating schools must be a participating NASP® schoolin Maryland and must be "competition eligible" per NASP® policies. 

The tournament will be held over two days, Friday and Saturday, March 17th & 18th, 2023. Registration fees for this tournament are $25 per archer. The fee includes the registration for the tournament, entrance to the tournament and a souvenir T-shirt for each archer. Up to 3 coaches (BAI certified only) are free for each team or group of individual archers. Spectators aged 18 and older must pay an admission fee of $5.00. 


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5. She Kills Monsters

Saturday, March 18 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00 PM

Manchester Valley High School Auditorium

Join Small Town Stars Theatre Company for the first show of their 2023 season, She Kills Monsters!

She Kills Monsters is about a young woman, Agnes, whose sister and parents die in a car crash. While cleaning out her sister’s childhood bedroom, Agnes finds her sister Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Agnes decides to play the game and learns more about her sister than she ever thought she would. Get ready for laughs, monster battles, and more with She Kills Monsters.


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6. Guy Davis

Saturday, March 18 @ 7:30 pm

Common Ground Downtown

Guy Davis is a musician, storyteller, author, and actor considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). Guy has been turning out chart-topping, award-winning blues since his debut in 1995. Guy’s 2017 album, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Ride, received a Grammy nomination, as well as nominations for 2018 Best Acoustic Artist and Best Acoustic Album by the Blues Music Association. His album Kokomo Kidd was named 2016 Acoustic Record of the Year by Blues Blast Magazine and received nominations for the Blues Music Association Acoustic Album of the Year 2016 and Acoustic Artist of the Year. These awards follow his 2014 Blues Music Association nominations for Acoustic Album of the Year (Juba Dance) and Acoustic Artist of the Year. 

Guy’s current album, Be Ready When I Call You, has received great acclaim. Guy Davis “breathes new life into the country blues idiom” (Blues Blast Magazine). 

The son of famed actor/civil rights activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Guy celebrates and expands the music and stories he learned at the knees of his parents and grandparents.


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7. Carroll Country Farmer's Market - Spring Fling 

Saturday, March 18th from  8:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Saturday, March 18th the Carroll County Farmer’s Market will hold its Spring Fling Show featuring Plants, Plants, and more Plants. Our plant vendors will be here selling spring perennials, annuals, herb plants, tomato plants, early lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, red, yellow, and white onion sets, as well as house plants.  Everything you need to start planting your garden.  The hours are 8am-2pm. There will be a free drawing for a gardening basket full of gardening items to use.

There will be between 75 vendors participating in this show.  Among the handmade crafts and fine arts available are handbags, jewelry, and pottery, painted wood crafts, soaps, baskets, and so much more.

Our food stands provide home baked goods, including cakes, pies, scones, cookies, breads, rolls and biscotti. You will also find jams and jellies, candy, honey, nuts, dip mixes, fresh eggs, emu products; farm raised beef, pork, and lamb, cheese, wine, and much more.

The cafeteria is open during market hours for breakfast and lunch. Pancakes and egg sandwiches are great for breakfast and don’t miss out on a slice of homemade pie or cake.


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8. The Morpheus Trio

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday Classics Series

Kyle Engler – Mezzo soprano, Larry Williams – French Horn, Daniel Lau – Piano

The Morpheus Trio was formed in the 1990s when all three musicians were students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Inspired by Schubert’s beautiful “Auf dem Strom,” the trio searched for music with instrumentation for voice, horn, and piano. While only a modest amount of repertoire was in the canon, the group uncovered hidden gems and also partnered with living composers to commission a number of works. Thus was born the Morpheus Trio. Their concert celebrates both classics and new discoveries for their unique instrumentation.

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