Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Westminster Md. Events February 2017 - Eat Shop Experience

Westminster Md. Events February 2017 - Eat Shop Experience

A shout out to Sandy Anderson and her hard work for the City of Westminster. Thanks.

Eat, Shop, Experience
Westminster, Maryland   
    February 2017       

February may be the shortest month of the year, but we've got a long list of ways to pass the time!  From our "Show Some Love Westminster" Facebook contest to the Foreign Film Festival, there is sure to be something for everyone.  It's never too cold downtown -- warm up with a daily special at one of our great restaurants, or grab a gift for your Valentine at one of our unique shops.  For more information about all that's hot and happening, be sure to "like" Downtown Westminster on Facebook by clicking here.

In recognition of Valentine's Day, the City of Westminster Recreation and Parks Department invites you to participate in the 2nd annual social media photo contest, Show Some Love Westminster. Submit photos of yourself, family and/or friends at places, events or things you LOVE about Westminster.
Photos can be submitted 2/1-2/14 at 5 PM. Online voting will take place from 2/16-2/26.
Winner announced on 2/27.
Submit photos by uploading to the #SSLWestminster event page, e-mailing photos or hash tagging your photo #SSLWestminster17.
5 favorites will be selected and posted on our Facebook page 2/16-2/26 until 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced on 2/27/16!

 The WINNER will receive $25 gift cards from 6 restaurants in the Downtown Westminster area. That's right, $150 of dining on us, 6 nights out on the town!

The photo must be your property
Photo must be from a place, thing, or a 2016 event in Westminster, MD.
Photo must be submitted by 2/14/17 at 5 PM
ONLY one entry per person
Must be one singular photo, photo collages will not be accepted

GOOD LUCK! Show Us Some LOVE, Westminster!
  For more information call 410-848-5294 or click here.

 Foreign Film Festival
at the
Carroll Arts Center
Fridays in February
Friday, February 3rd, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
"Mustang" In a coastal town in northern Turkey, when five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Friday, February 10th, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
"A Man Called Ove" Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Friday, February 17th, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
"The Innocents" In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
Friday, February 24th, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm 
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" A rebellious kid and his cranky foster father become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.

Tickets are $7 for Adults and $6 for CCAC Members, Students & Seniors.
The Festival is sponsored by McDaniel College and members of the McDaniel community are admitted free with an I.D.
For more information call 410-848-7272 or click here.

Common on the Ground Hill Presents:
Charm City Junction

Saturday, February 4th

8:00 pm
 Carroll Arts Center
91 W. Main St.
Drawing from bluegrass, old-time, and Celtic musical backgrounds, the four members of Charm City Junction have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Since releasing their highly anticipated debut album on Patuxent Music in the fall of 2015, Charm City Junction has performed at Grey Fox, The Kennedy Center, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Strathmore Hall and they were an Official Showcase Band at the 2015 IBMA Convention. Charm City Junction is bluegrass fiddler Patrick McAvinue, clawhammer banjo player Brad Kolodner, Irish button accordion player Sean McComiskey, and bassist Alex Lacquement.
Cost: $25; $22 Seniors 65+, Teens 18 and younger.

For tickets and more information click here

20th Annual
Stop, Swap, and Save Bike Fest
 Sunday, February 12th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Carroll County Agricultural Center 
  Don't miss out when once again, over 4,000 people make the trip from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and beyond to the spend the day at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD, at the East Coast's largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo.
Whether you're looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used, there's something for everyone... all for sale at discounted prices!
Click here for complete event information.  

Carroll Arts Center
Presidents' Day Show

"Magician Dave Thomen"

Monday, February 20th, 11:00 am  

School's out for Presidents' Day so join us for a spectacular show filled with magic, music, comedy and lots of fun!  Mr. Dave is a fantastic entertainer and a dazzling magician. His innovative routines and classic magic will fascinate audience members of all ages.

Carroll Arts Center

91 West Main Street
Tickets: $7 Adults / $5 CCAC Members, 18 and Under, Seniors 60+
For tickets and more information call 410-848-7272 or click here.

Oscar Nominated Shorts
Saturday, February 25th, at 1:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
91 W. Main Street  
Both the live action and animated shorts that are nominated for Oscars this year will be screened.  These "mini movies" are indeed cinematic masterpieces and thoughtful pieces of filmmaking.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 132 minutes)
Ennemis Interieurs - dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes
Silent Nights - dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
Sing - dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes
Timecode - dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes
La Femme et la TGV - dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes
15 Minute Intermission
ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 86 minutes)
Borrowed Time - dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
Pearl - dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes
Piper - dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes
Blind Vaysha - dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
The Head Vanishes - 9 minutes
Asteria - 5 minutes
Happy End - 6 minutes
Pear Brandy and Cigarettes - dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes
Total running time = 3 hours 53 minutes
Cost: $7 Adults/ $6 CCAC Members, 18 and Under, Seniors 60+.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call
410-848-7272, or click here.
In This Issue
Other February Events
Month of February
Recreation & Parks Facebook Page

Month of February
McDaniel College Facebook Page

Wednesday, February 8
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Westminster Branch
Carroll County Public Library

Saturday, February 11
2:00 pm
Westminster Branch
Carroll County Public Library

Saturday, February 11
3:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Sunday, February 12
4:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Monday, February 13
7:00 pm
McDaniel Lounge
 McDaniel College 

Sunday, February 19
4:30 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Sunday, February 26
2:00 pm
Westminster Branch
Carroll County Public Library

Tuesday, February 21, 12 noon.
Box Lunch Talks sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County.

"AIn Carrie's Footprints:

The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey"

96-year-old Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a slave, grew up poor in Sykesville during the 1920s and '30s. Jack White will conduct a casual interview with Warren to discuss his slave grandmother, his parents, and the many challenges he overcame during his struggle to educate himself and escape poverty, as chronicled in Jack's book, In Carrie's Footprints.

Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.
Member $3, Non-Member $7.
Bring your bag lunch and the Historical Society will provide dessert and refreshments.
For more information call at 410-848-6494 or click here.

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 13 -
Tuesday, March 28
Carroll Arts Center
Friday, March 3
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 4
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carroll Community College

Saturday, March 4
1:00 pm
Thompson Hall
McDaniel College
Saturday, March 4
8:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
Sunday, March 5
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hashawa Environmental Center

Sunday, March 5
3:00 pm
Decker Center Forum
McDaniel College

Monday, March 6
7:00 pm
McDaniel Lounge
McDaniel College

  Wednesday, March 8
Bus Leaves at 9:30 am
Carroll Arts Center
Friday, March 10
1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Carroll Arts Center
Saturday, March 11
9:00 am
Belle Grove Square
Saturday, March 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Westminster

Saturday, March 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tour the Shellman HouseSherman-Fisher Shellman House
Saturday, March 11
3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
Monday, March 13
6:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
Friday, March 17, 8:00 pm and
Saturday, March 18, 8:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Saturday, March 18
8:00 pm
WMC Alumni Hall
McDaniel College
Tuesday, March 21
12 noon
Grace Lutheran Church

Friday, March 24
7:00 pm
Saturday, March 25
3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 25
3:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 9
Downtown and Around Westminster
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