Chili cook off
Access Carroll's eighth annual Chili Cook Off will be held Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., at the Shipley Arena at the Ag Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. Admission is $10; $5 for students; free for children ages 4 and under. 443-952-7506.
The National Players will perform "Macbeth" on Jan. 26, at 3 p.m., at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $15; $10 for CCAC members, students and seniors. 410-848-7272.
Basic computer lessons available for adults on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown. 410-386-4510.
"The Organic Trombone" with Ted Dix, organ, and James Ryon, trombone, on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at McDaniel College, Baker Memorial Chapel, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Free. 410-857-2290.
Ask an expert about car problems Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. 410-386-4505.
A winter puppet show, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" will be offered on Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, at 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. 410-386-4480.
Compete in the paper football smack down at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, on Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4460.
Learn the history, traditions and myths about groundhog day on Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville. The cost is $7. 410-795-6043.
Liberty High School Thespian Troop 984 will perform "The Trench" on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 410-751-3560.
Bear Branch Nature Park, 100 John Owings Road, Westminster, will host a Krafty Kids program for age 5 to 12 on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Make a craft and have a snack and hot cocoa. The cost is $10. 410-386-3580.
Zion United Church of Shipley, Old Washington Road, presents First Saturday Night Bluegrass on Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The Carroll County Ramblers. Admission is free. 410-795-3585.
The Westminster Fire Hall, 28 John St., Westminster, will host a coin show on Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 443-623-7025.
McDaniel College will present a gospel choir concert on Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., at McDaniel College, WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster, 410-857-2599.
Use special inks and rubbing alcohol to create tiles that can be used as coasters, trivets or more on Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., at Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster. 410-386-4490..
Free legal assistance will be offered Carroll County residents ages 60 and older on Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Westminster Senior and Community Center, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster. 410-386-3809.