Join usMarch 12 & 13 2022for the premiere ofS'mores Wars&One Star Resort, LIVE & IN PERSON!
First, join us on Sweet Retreat Isle for theS'mores Warscompetition! Reigning champion, Flamin' Roger, and his group of campfire friends will be coaching and cheering on a team of new competitors, each hoping to secure a win. Mix in a goofy airport crew, campfire songs, and WAY too much baggage for a laugh-out-loud adventure from start to finish! Ready? Set. S'mores!
Up next, what happens when a seemingly "great deal" dream island getaway turns into a vacation nightmare? You wind up at aOne Star Resortcomplete with a bumpy shuttle service, a vegan restaurant, and a janky maintenance man named Steve. That's right. Steve. Brace for impact!
Barrier-Free is thrilled to welcome Mayor Mona Becker and Mayor Stacy Link to the stage on Saturday, March 12 at 7pm and Sunday, March 13 at 2pm!
Dr. Becker has been a Westminster resident since 2003 and a champion for our community!
In addition to her role as the Mayor of Westminster, Dr. Becker co-founded the Environmental Studies Department at McDaniel College and is the Science Department Chair at Westminster High School.
They are an active member of the Carroll County Arts Council, the Westminster Farmer’s Market, and an advocate for downtown businesses.
Mayor Link has been a Sykesville resident since 2005. Her service to the community started in 2011 when she became part of the then grassroots downtown revitalization program. Soon thereafter, she was appointed to the Sykesville Historic District Commission, then served two terms on the Town Council before being elected Mayor of Sykesville in May, 2021.
Mayor Link has been an occupational therapist since 1997 and specializes in adaptive technology and environmental accessibility for persons with disabilities. She is a nationally certified assistive technology professional and holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications.
When our Barrier-Free Studio members are taking our strolls on Main Street in Sykesville, inevitably we run into Mayor Link, and it is always a pleasure to see her at one of her favorite local spots!
Can’t make it to the shows?
Barrier-Free's upcoming shows S'mores Wars & One Star Resort are being professionally recorded by School Days Productions!
Digital copies make the perfect keepsake or provide an opportunity to watch our shows if you are unable to attend in-person.
Mike Morton, aka "Music Mike," Barrier-Free’s beloved Music Director is proud to presentBarrier-Free’s Music Studio!
Music is a universal language that anyone can understand, and at theBarrier-Free Music Studio our goal is to make music accessible to everyone!We offer musical classes, lessons, and support for people of all abilities, with a focus on self expression and gaining self-confidence in your own voice. Music is an amazing way to break down the barriers that divide us.
Music Mike will be offering Music & Mentorship private lessons and Jam Sessions at The Music Studio located at 7520 Main St #103 Sykesville, MD 21784 on Sundays.
All Spring & Summer classes will be offeredIN-PERSON. Please check class details for the location.
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Currently Barrier-Free is not offering any virtual programming.
Find Your Creative Voice! During this eight-week course, participants will gain confidence in their own voice through singalongs, music games, and songwriting workshops, culminating in an original song written by the whole group and recorded during rehearsals.
Join us for an 8-week class for neurodiverse adults ages 18+ where we talk about it all! We'll cover everything from the social nuances of dating and navigating relationships to sexual education, consent, and appropriate ways to communicate.
Barrier-Free’s beloved summer class is back for ANOTHER round of acting fun! During the course of this 8-week class, participants will learn and engage in the basics of character-based improv and sketch comedy.
This 8-week class will encourage individuals to practice various physical & drama skills - coordination, balance, and nonverbal communication - through lots of fun activities and exercises. These activities will include anything from a football toss to hip-hop dancing - something to keep everyone engaged and excited!
EVERYONE feels anxiety when they see that police car light up behind them. You begin to wonder, “Am I in trouble?” “What did I do wrong?” In that moment, slowing down your brain and thinking about what you need to do can be difficult. So it’s time to start thinking about what you should do BEFORE you get pulled over. The goal is to have a safe interaction during a traffic stop.
Sign up now forTraffic Stop Practice Sessions,sponsored byPathfinders for Autism, in Harford County (3/30), Frederick County (4/21), and Charles County (5/4)
Get your celebration on during World Down Syndrome Day! Join us in Annapolis on March 21st for remarks from advocates and state leaders, refreshments, and plenty of dancing, as the state officially recognizes 3/21 as#WorldDownSyndromeDay!
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 an Awesome Foundation grant from the Hey Westminster project
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