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framed_flowers.jpgMay 2015         

      Showers are bringing May Flowers...Flower & Jazz, that is! Join us on Saturday May 9 for live music on three stages, over 125 vendors and an amazing array of flowers and live plants.  It's the day before Mother's Day -- and the perfect place to find that special gift for Mom!  And get ready for the most fresh produce in town, with the opening of our Producer-only Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market, open every Saturday from 8am to noon beginning on May 16. 


And...don't forget to VOTE!  Tuesday, May 12 from 7am - 8pm.


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"Flower and Jazz Festival"

Saturday, May 9th

Downtown Westminster

10am - 4pm



Join us in downtown Westminster on Saturday, May 9th, 10am - 4pm for the 15th Annual Flower & Jazz Festival!  

  • Delicious Food
  • Great Entertainment
  • Local Nurseries with Beautiful Displays
  • Nearly 125 Vendors
  • Rafael's 5k and Fun Run/Walk Downtown Race Start/Finish in Front of Rafael's, 32 W. Main St. Click here to register.

Moms... don't forget to visit the information table for your free gift.

Admission and parking are FREE! NO PETS PLEASE. 

Call 410-751-5501 for more information, or click here.




Second Saturdays


at the Flower & Jazz Festival  

This first "Second Saturday" will feature a booth at Flower & Jazz, providing visitors with a vase for flowers.  They can then take the vase to participating retailers for flowers to fill the vase.

The patrons then return to the booth to receive promotions/offerings for future happenings at local  businesses.


For more information call 410-848-5294.




 On View April 16 - June 5

Carroll Arts Center

91 W. Main St.


An Exhibit Celebrating the Carroll Arts Center's 12th Anniversary


It has been 12 years since the doors of the Carroll Arts Center opened to the community.  To commemorate this anniversary, artists 18 years and older were invited to participate in a celebratory exhibit featuring works of art measuring exactly 12"x 12" to be displayed in the Tevis and Community Galleries.


Despite the uniform sizes, the Arts Center expects that the display will be a clever and creative celebration of original art forms including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, photography and mixed media. All work will be for sale for $144.


  For more information call 410-848-7272 or click here.




"Young at Art" Exhibit

Carroll Arts Center View April 16 - June 5

in the Director's Hall Gallery


The exhibition features work in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media from the painting students of North Carroll Senior & Community Center.  The students of Kathleen Stumpfel and Joanna Barnum range from lifelong artists to those finding time to try something new, and have been encouraged to explore their unique voices and interests as painters. All students are enrolled in drawing & painting courses at North Carroll Senior Center that are offered by Carroll County Community College's Lifelong Learning Program.


For more information call 410-848-7272, or click here.




Memorial Day Parade

and Memorial Service


Monday, May 25th     

The Memorial Day parade starts at 10:00 a.m.

on Pennsylvania Avenue and ends on Church Street at the Westminster Cemetery.


A memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the cemetery.


For more information contact Daniel Bohn at 410-259-8285.





Carroll Arts Center 

A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage in a full production of the musical Cinderella Kids.


Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!


Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 30th at 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 31st at 3:00 pm

Cost: $7 Adults/ $5 CCAC Members, 18 & Under, and Seniors 60+


For more information call 410-848-7272, or click here.




Farmer's Market Opens


Downtown Westminster

Saturday, May 16th

8:00 am - 12 Noon 


This year's Downtown Westminster Farmer's Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8:00 am - 12 noon. The Market is the oldest "Producer Only," open air, seasonal farmers' market operating in Carroll County. Located on the Conaway Parking Lot off Railroad Avenue (MD27). Vendor offerings typically include:

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Jams, Jellies & Spreads
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Herb & Vegetable Plants
  • Gourmet Roasted Coffee
  • Pasture & Organically-Raised Meats
  • Certified Organic Produce

The Farmer's Market will be held rain or shine. The Market site is handicap accessible, with ample free parking.


For more information call  410-848-5294 or click here.

In This Issue

Flower and Jazz Festival

Second Saturday's


Young at Art

Memorial Day Parade

Cinderella Kids

Farmer's Market


Other May Events


Friday, May 1

7:00 pm

Carroll Arts Center


  Saturday, May 2

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sunday, May 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carroll County Farm Museum


  Sunday, May 3

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Koontz-Yingling Learning Center


Wednesday, May 6

6:00 - 8:30 pm

 Mother/ Son Date Night

Martin's of Westminster


Thursday, May 7

8:00 pm

Decker Center, McDaniel College


Saturday, May 9

8:00 pm

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's

Carroll Arts Center


Thursday, May 14

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

DepARTures Bus Trip

Carroll Arts Center


  Friday, May 15

1:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Carroll Arts Center


Saturday, May 16 and

Sunday, May 17

Noon - 5:00 pm

Carroll County Farm Museum 


  Saturday, May 16

7:00 pm

The Disaster Artist:

Carroll Arts Center


Wednesday, May 20

7:30 pm

 "Now That's Entertainment!"

Carroll Arts Center


Saturday, May 23

2:00 pm

Gill Center, McDaniel College


Saturday, May 23 -

Monday, May 25

12 Noon

City Pool on Royer Road




Box Lunch Talks sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Tuesday, May 12th, at noon.


"What's in Your Wallet? Everyday Life During the Civil War"


Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.

Members $3, All Others $7.


Bring your bag lunch and refreshments will be provided.


For more information call

410-848-6499 or click here.




Upcoming Events 


Saturday, June 6

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Hall Park


  Sunday, June 7

Carroll Arts Center


Tuesday, June 9

12 Noon - 1:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church


Wednesday, June 10

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Martin's of Westminster


Thursday, June 18 - August 7

Carroll Arts Center


Saturday, June 13

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Common Ground on the Hill Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention

Carroll County Farm Museum


Tuesday, June 16

7:00 pm

Carroll Arts Center


Friday, June 19

1:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Carroll Arts Center  


Tuesday June 23

7:00 pm

Free Family Movie: "How to Train Your Dragon"

Carroll Arts Center


Friday, June 26

8:00 pm

Tribute to Ray Charles

Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band

Carroll Arts Center


Saturday, June 27 and

Sunday, June 28

Corbit's Charge Encampment

225 Center Street, Westminster


Tuesday, June 30 

7:00 pm

Carroll Arts Center



For more information call



Community Links


Carroll Arts Center


Carroll County Ag Center


Carroll County Library, Westminster Branch


Carroll County Farm Museum


Carroll County Tourism


City of Westminster


Historical Society of Carroll County


Union Mills Homestead


Westminster City Recreation and Parks


Westminster Road Runners Club   



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