Events & Activities

View the college calendar for upcoming events, student trips, informative workshops, and important dates and deadlines for current students.  


An Introspective Journey: Textile Assemblage by Boisali Biswas
Sunday, Nov. 2 – Friday, Dec. 11
Gallery in the Scott Center

Adapting western styles and techniques to her lifelong fascination for ethnic arts around the world, Boisali Biswas creates powerful multicultural assemblages that she regards as “wordless conversations” between herself and the art. Her textiles are masterworks of texture, color, pattern and loving skillful craft honed through the practice of time-honored technique and deep regard for tradition. Learn more.


Drop-in Career Choice Session
Monday, Nov. 24
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Learn about important factors to consider when making decisions about a new career including required training, cost verses return, family commitments, interests and aptitudes. Explore credit and non-credit options, and examine the pros and cons of both.


iServe Trip to the Cold Weather Shelter
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6 - 8 p.m.
$5 refundable deposit

The Cold Weather Shelter is located in Westminster and provides lodging for men and women from November through March. Student volunteers will contribute a food item for the evening's meal, which they'll server to the shelter's clients. Sign up online.


Resume Writing
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Students learn to market their special talents and experiences to make employers want to know more about them. Learn more.

Bring your resume with you on a flash drive.


Student Recital
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center
Free admission

Join us for our delightful lunchtime performances highlighting selected voice and instrumental music students.


Starry Night
Friday, Dec. 5

Reception: 6 p.m.
Great Hall

Performance: 8 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center

Enjoy an elegant, festive evening featuring a formal reception with cocktails, silent auction and live performance by ABBA Mania. Learn more.


iServe Event: Neighbors in Need
Friday, Dec. 5, various times from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5 refundable deposit

The Holiday Program of Neighbors in Need helps Carroll County residents provide holiday presents for their family. Families in need are able to shop, at no cost, in the Holiday Shop. Students should stop by the Student Life Office or sign up online to volunteer their time at the shop!

Zane Forshee Classical Guitar Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
$10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

Zane Forshee has won numerous awards, which include the first prize in the National Guitar Workshop International Solo Guitar Competition, top prize in the Montpelier Artist Recital Competition, and first prize in the Baltimore Music Club String Competition. In addition, he has been the recipient of two Peabody Institute Career Development Grants, and most recently, earned a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain.


Zane Forshee Concert
Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center
$10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine describes Zane Forshee as “one of his generation’s finest guitarists.” Active both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, recent concert engagements have taken him across North America, Europe and Asia, where his live performances have been noted for possessing “a beautiful ever-flow that held the audience captivated” (Retriever Weekly). A champion of new music, his concerts always include gems from contemporary composers as well as those from the traditional solo guitar repertoire. For more information, visit


Rock N’ Roll and Guitar Ensembles
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center
$10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

The Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Eric McCullough, opens with music written and arranged for classical guitars. The Rock N’ Roll Ensemble follows, under the direction of Matt Everhart, performing 90’s grunge music, including your favorites from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and more.


Carroll Jazz Singers: Audience Choice
Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center
$10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Bell Echols, our fall concert features a variety of jazz favorites, as submitted by the audience of the spring concert. Join us to hear if your selection made the cut!


iServe Trip to the Hill Family Center Y
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$5 refundable deposit

An opportunity for students to join the Hill Family Center Y for their annual Holiday Breakfast. There will be a visit from Santa and an opportunity for students to help with lots of fun holiday crafts and games. Sign up online.


Pancake Breakfast
Monday, Dec. 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
Great Hall

Students enjoy a hearty breakfast, served by the college's top administrators and favorite faculty members!


Winter Break

Monday - Friday, Dec. 22 - Jan. 2

The college is closed for the holidays.



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