Join us March 17, 18, 19 forThe Great Casino CaperandCheck Matey, at McDaniel College's Alumni Hall!
Tickets $10 available online or at the door.
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 adventureon 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!
McDaniel College's Alumni Hall is wheelchair accessible and accommodating for patrons who have mobility considerations. We will have staff onsite to assist you as needed.
We're thrilled to announce that this season, we're welcoming not just one, but THREE Carroll County leaders to the stage as the Chess Grandmaster inCheck Matey.
Guest Actor #1 Mayor Mona Becker of Westminster has already been been announced, follow us on social media for clues about our other two special guests!
Spring Classes Now Registering
Join us for a Spring Expressive Arts Class held at The Westminster Community Center! Spring classes are open to individuals of all abilities 18+ with a supportive environment for neurodivergent adults. We welcome new & returning participants, no prior experience is required!
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Black history, culture, and heritage last night at our Black History Art Show! We were honored to have the opportunity to open our space to community artists of all ages to share their artistic talents. Barrier-Free looks forward to a continued partnership with Downtown Sykesville Connection to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our wonderful Main Street community.
A special thank you to community leader Mayor Stacy Link for stopping by and showing support for local artists!
Purple Bucket Campaign
Mark your calendars and get ready to give back to the community with Barrier-Free's largest direct donation campaign of the year, “The Purple Bucket Campaign”! Every March, we call on our supporters to help us keep our programs affordable and accessible for all families.
The name of the campaign is a nod to Barrier-Free's humble beginnings, where patrons used to purchase show tickets and their change was collected in a purple plastic bucket. Although we've come a long way since then, our commitment to serving our community remains the same.
CCPS Resource Fair
Mark your calendar forWednesday, March 22ndfor the Carroll County Public Schools Resource Fair from6 - 8pmat Winters Mill High School.
This fair is open to the community and an opportunity to meet and learn about services in Carroll County.
Autism and the Gut
Dr. Pamela Compart is a developmental pediatrician and integrative/functional medicine physician whohas a particular expertise in and passion for treating children with Autism. During this session, Dr. Compart will share how she combines these“outside in” and “inside out” treatments to help a child reach his or her true potential, particularly as it relates to gut intestine imbalance, toxins, deficiencies in vitamins or minerals all to optimize brain function.Learn more and registerhere.
Downtown Sykesville Events
Mark your calendar for the upcoming events happening in Downtown Sykesville! Barrier-Free will take part in many of these wonderful events to showcase #inclusion in our community!
Learn moreabout the work Downtown Sykesville Connection does to support our vibrant Main Street.
Thank you for you support!
Pictured: Studio Members enjoying lunch in Downtown Sykesville atLocal Motive.
We are proud to be funded in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council
We are proud to be funded in part by a Safeway Foundation Grant
We are proud to be funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
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