Freedom Fitness Zumba Party in Pink

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Six Year Zumba Anniversary Celebration. Open to all.

When: Tues., Oct. 28 6:30-8:30PM

Cost: $10 Donation (all proceeds donated to breast cancer research foundation, Susan G Komen).

Instructors: Tracy Baskerville, Tracy Cox, Jan Smith, Breanna Shumpert and Carrie Coleman

Where: Freedom Fitness 1950 Dickenson Road, Suite B Eldersburg, MD 21784 410-795-9101

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3rd Carroll County Zumbathon for Recreation

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Come to the Zumbathon before our 11th Annual Freedom Fitness & Health Expo

When: 9:00-11AM, Sun., Jan. 25, 2015

Where: South Carroll Senior and Community Center

Cost: $18 in advance online, $20 at door, space permitting

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12th Annual Freedom Fitness & Health Expo

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The 12th annual Freedom Fitness and Health Expo will be held:

Sunday, Jan. 25th, 2015, 11AM-3PM at South Carroll Senior & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd, Eldersburg.

Entertainment, food, health screenings and information are free to the public. Health related vendors will be on hand to offer free blood pressure screenings, body fat analysis, flexibility testing and more.

Vendor/sponsorship information, 410-795-9101,

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Freedom Arts Fall Drama Programs

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Freedom Arts will offer drama instruction for youth. Dates and times are subject to change. For class confirmation and registration please visit:

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Mystery Theater

For ages 10 and up. Join this cast and make a little mayhem this fall! Inspired by Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, this fast moving murder mystery will send a chill down your spine. Five people gather for a weekend house party that turns into a nightmare as one person after the other is first accused of being a murderer and then is murdered — each by a different method. The plot thickens with each mysterious death until only two guests remain. Take a stab at whodunit… even

Agatha Christie would be surprised at this unique ending! No audition is necessary; roles are assigned after the 1st class based on participation. Register early as this program is limited to 6 – 8 actors.

Instructor: TBD

When: Starts Sept. 18

Thurs., 6 – 8PM

Cost: $185 for 10 – 11 classes with 1 performance

Where: Sykesville Middle School



Broadway Bound Musical Ensemble

For ages 6 – 11. This program will include 2 sessions of 8-10 classes each plus performance(s).

Nov. – Jan.

Starts Nov. 10

Feb. – May

Starts Feb. 9

Students will learn acting and singing techniques while working on Broadway songs selected according to their age group.

Small groups may be selected to perform together, as well as 1 big group number. Session 1 students will perform at the Health Expo in Eldersburg, Jan. 2015 which is held in the same location/stage. This expo is FREE and open to the public, and is usually very well attended. Session 2 will culminate in a performance for family and friends with performances from session 1 and additional numbers in session 2.

Please note: This program has been designed to build on to musical numbers from Nov. to May. Students do not have to attend both sessions, although it is encouraged. Additional public performances may be added as the program grows.

Instructors: Erica Hansbrough & Vivian Davis

When: Mon., 6:30 – 8PM

Cost: $165 per session

Where: South Carroll Senior and Community Center


Freedom Area Rec. Scholarship Awards – 2014

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Freedom Rec. awarded two $1000 scholarships to a graduating senior at Liberty High School and Century High School in 2014.

Congratulations to Colin O’Hern from Liberty High School and Emily Kachik from Century High School who received $1000 scholarship awards in June.

High school scholarship applications will be available in Jan. 2015 at  the Eldersburg Library, and high school guidance offices. Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2015.

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The purpose of the Freedom Area Recreation Council is to build a public recreation program using public school buildings, grounds, parks and facilities, volunteers and local organizations, both public and private to stimulate interest in promoting and furthering the cause of recreation.

The current elected Officers and Board Members of FARC:

President Ken Whalen, Vice President Steve Delman, Secretary Tracy Cox, Treasurer John Donoghue

Members at Large:

Sue Podobnik, Curt Weise, Chris Pluta, Kirk Engle

The Freedom Area Recreation Council is comprised of Elected Officers, Board Members, Program Representatives and interested individuals who share a common interest in recreational activities in the South Carroll area. All members are volunteers except for the Community Coordinator who serves as a liaison with the Carroll County Bureau of Recreation. The Freedom Area Recreation Council works in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.

                      Current FARC Information Flier June – August 2014

Download June – August 2014 Flier

The Freedom Area Recreation Council oversees the general operation of all programs sponsored by or affiliated with the Council. The Community Coordinator schedules all school and athletic fields for our recreational use.

Program fliers are distributed in Carroll County Public Schools in September, December, April and June. Copies are available in the Eldersburg Library or by e-mail by sending a request to 

Freedom Area Recreation Council reminds you to park only in designated areas and obey “NO PARKING ZONES” at all school and park facilities.

To All Parents of children participating in FARC events and programs. Please remember that use of school/public facilities is a privilege allowed us by the individual school principal. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times, especially siblings of program participants. All children must be escorted into and out of the building.

Carroll County Commissioners No Smoking policy states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited, within 50 yards of the playing field or site, immediately before, during, or immediately after a recreation council sponsored youth activity. No smoking is allowed inside or on school property. Your cooperation will assure our continued use of school/public property.

Programs are held in the community at the following locations:

Carrolltowne Elementary, Eldersburg Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Piney Ridge Elementary, Linton Spring Elementary & Community Room, Oklahoma Road Middle School, Sykesville Middle School, Liberty High School, Century High School, South Carroll Senior Center and Community Center, Carrolltown Mall, Fairhaven Park, Freedom Park, Hodges Park, Old Liberty Road Park

The Freedom Area Recreation Council meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the South Carroll Senior Center & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd., Eldersburg

ADA STATEMENT: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.



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Freedom Girls Field Hockey

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Late registration ($15 fee), May 19 – June 1


Summer Programs

Awesome Kids Music Summer Camp

Baseball Camp

Baton Camp

Football Camp 

Robotics & Lego Camps 

Soccer Camps 

Stepping Stars Summer Dance

Volleyball Camps

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Sykesville Baseball Fall Ball Registration


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Sykesville Baseball has begun registration for the fall 2014 season. Please go to: for more information.

Season runs from Aug.- Nov.

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Freedom Soccer Club

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Freedom Soccer Club is currently holding tryouts for the upcoming Fall 2014/Spring 2015 season. Tryouts are usually completed by mid June.

Visit the Freedom Soccer Club website – for further information regarding age groups, dates and times.

Or contact: for further questions.

Consider Freedom Soccer Club for your child’s travel soccer experience.




Crabtoberfest – Shrimp & Crabfeast October 4th


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Join the Freedom Area Recreation Council for its 6th annual Crabtoberfest—Shrimp & Crab Feast on Sat., Oct. 4, 6:30-10:30PM at the Optimist Hall on Rt. 32 in Eldersburg (next to Pizza Hut).

Proceeds help FARC maintain multipurpose fields and ball diamonds used by Freedom Soccer, Freedom Lacrosse, Sykesville Raiders, Freedom Rugby, Sykesville Baseball, Freedom Field Hockey and Freedom Softball.

Good food, music, dancing, money wheel, 50/50 raffle. To order tickets go to:

Limited tickets available, don’t delay!

$44 in Advance, $49 at Door



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