Community Notes


Howard County Notes

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Feb 1, Mike Sharp, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

HIDDEN CORNERS Feb. 4, 2-5 p.m. We plan to hike several miles to rediscover little known and forgotten historic features of Soldiers Delight. We may see mill foundations, dam ruins, chrome mining pits, quartz quarries and other traces of how this land has been used over time.

KINETICS DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS BUGGED! March 4, 1pm & 3pm, Howard County Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043. Join an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! Written and choreographed by Artistic Director Lauren Tait, BUGGED will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog's fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella Tarantella, just to name a few. Featuring original poetry, dynamic costumes and props, and a delightful musical compilation, BUGGED will dazzle audiences young and old. Children's dance workshops and an interactive "Meet the Cast" reception will be offered in conjunction with the performances. Details and tickets at www.kineticsdance.org.

BOWLING FUNDRAISER The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates is having its 8th annual Bowling Fundraiser and Middle Eastern lunch buffet to benefit the Howard County Food Bank on Sunday, March 4th from noon to 3pm. This is an event for the whole family. RSVP at https://bowling2018.app.rsvpify.com/ or email allison@halpinlawfirm.com or call 410-531-1700 by February 23rd.

WORLD PLANTING DAY March 21, 7-9 p.m. Learn how to make the ultimate bird-friendly habitat by enticing bugs, selecting the right seed, providing nest boxes and more.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Join staff and volunteers at Patapsco Valley State Park for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! A ranger will identify the most common (and aggressive) plants, and why these species are such a threat to the ecosystem. Work days are 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are encouraged to stay afterward to enjoy the park they are helping to protect! Large event dates are listed below, with the primary opponent: Garlic mustard: April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 5, 12 & Wavyleaf basketgrass: June 16, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 8. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves. The work day will be canceled in the event of rain. Wavyleaf basketgrass at daniels area Wavyleaf Basketgrass. We are also looking for regular, independent volunteers to work under the direction of Ranger Travers for weekly maintenance. If you are interested, please email us at volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov.

EBENEZER UMC METHODIST CHURCH will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item, and children's shoes, are available. Those coming to the food pantry are asked to fill out a short information sheet, then the church gives them a list of available foods. The food pantry will be held Saturday Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 2018. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ELLICOTT CITY meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the Bob Evans Restaurant, 4900 Beaver Run Court (off Executive Park Drive at Rte 100). Please contact Harry Slade with questions at 410-418-8218.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Jan 18, 8pm, Richard Walton, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

DEPRESSION? Free Adult Support Group in Ellicott City area for people with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSAlliance.org affiliated,non-profit support group. For details please contact Albin Kuhn by cell phone 443-878-6480 or Email- gettogetheraok@gmail.com".

LISBON PREKINDERGARTEN will be hosting its annual Designer Bag Bingo, Friday, February 23,2018. The event will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Mt. Airy. Tickets are $22 in advance, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm and games begin at 7:00pm. Come hungry! Food will be available at 5:30pm. Call 410-489-7422 for tickets and additional information.


Carroll County Notes

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET February 3, 2018 7-11am, Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St, Westminster, MD 21157. $8 adults; $4 kids ages 4-8. Contact Cheryl Vecera 410-848-3251.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Feb 3, 7:00 am - 11:00am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St. The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

CHOCOLATE CRAWL Feb 9, 5:00pm - 8:00pm.The Annual Chocolate Crawl is a sweet filled treat in Downtown Mount Airy. Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treats and more. Who knows, maybe a little wine tasting.

WINFIELD LADIES AUXILIARY PRESENT: VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE Feb 10, 7pm-11pm, Winfield Fire hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Music by Rivers Bend Band, hot & cold hors d'oeuvres, raffles/door prizes, BYOB/BYO beer, sets ups only supplied. Tickets $36 couple/$18 singles in advance, $40 couples/$20 singles at the door. For more information or tickets contact Becky at 410-795-1333 ext 341.

THE ART OF TINSMITHING A traditional arts class for students age 14 and older taught by Master Tinsmith Jeff Leister. Feb. 17-18 and March 17-18. Students will use tools and 1800s techniques of tinsmithing in this two-day class to create a biscuit cutter, wall sconce, candleholder and lantern. Tools and materials will be supplied. Please bring a lunch. Students age 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent. $150 with a group discount available for immediate family members who take the same class. Registration and payment required no later than Jan. 24, Feb. 9 and March 9. Please call 1-800-654-4645 or email ccfarm@ccg.carr.org.

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE February 11, 9am-2pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD 21157. Don't miss the 21st annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer bike expo. If you' ve never made it to the SWAP before, don' t miss out in 2018...It's our 21st year !!! The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists! Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it's all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there' s something for everyone!

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE Feb 11, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Don't miss the 21st annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer bike expo. If you' ve never made it to the SWAP before, don' t miss out in 2018. It's our 21st year !!! The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists! Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it's all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there' s something for everyone! Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr. Westminster, MD.

ALL-U-CAN EAT PANCAKE SUPPER Feb 13, 4:30-7pm, Deer Park UMC, 2205 Sykesville Rd in Smallwod, corner of Rt 32 & Deer Park Rd. Adults $7; children 5-12, $3; children 4 & under, free. Hosted jointly by: Deer Park Lions Club & Deer Park UMC Men's Group.

7TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF AND CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 3pm at American Legion Gold Star Unit 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, bring a Crock Pot of Chili to be judged - prizes awarded, chili for sale and other items after judging, bring a Friend and Play Corn Hole, registration is $5, play starts at 3:30pm, All proceeds from this event will go to Platoon 22. Call Diane Lowe 410 861-6118.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Mar 3, 7:00am - 11:00am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St. The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

SPRING GUN & CASH BINGO Mar 3, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N Main St, Hampstead, MD. Cost $40.00. Come out and enjoy a Spring Gun & Cash Bingo. 20 Regular Games of bingo: Savage 17WSM, Winchester XPR 7mm Camo, Ruger American 30/16, Mossberg 500 12ga, Remington 783 .223 w/ Scope, Weatherby PA08 12ga combo, Smith & Wesson M&P 15 AR .22 (MD Compliant), Henry Golden Boy Silver .22, Savage Axis .243 Muddy Girl, Remington 700 ADL .270 w/scope, 10 games payout $200.00 cash. Firearms supplied by: Redding's Hardware & Sports Goods, 279 S Franklin Street, Gettysburg, PA. (All firearms to be picked up at gun shop after appropriate background checks.) 2 Jackpot Games: USSG MKA 1919 12ga AR (MD Compliant), Wyndham AR15 (MD Compliant). All seats must have a ticket and must be 18 to enter. Dinner is served 5-6:30pm; games start at 7pm. Permit #: 18-044; To Benefit the Auxiliary to the HVFC. Tickets can be picked up at Raver's Insurance in Hampstead.

31 BAG BINGO March 10, Winfield Community Vol Fire Co, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Doors open at 5pm, early bird special starts at 6:45pm. Tickets include 20 regular games, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. All varieties of thirty-one gifts. Extra games & raffles for sale. Pull-offs. All prizes are filled. Light fare available for purchase. For tickets and more information contact: 410-795-1333 x341.

SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN EGG March 28 - 31, 2018. The activity is an 'I SPY' game, where the participant is invited to enter each shop, spy the egg, and record it on a form which will be supplied by the business owner for a chance to win prizes. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Downtown Main Street Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD. Contact Mount Airy Main Street Association at 301-829-8300.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Apr 7, 7:00 am - 11:00 amThe Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

10TH ANNUAL WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES WHEN: April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Dutterer Park, Monroe St & Winters St, Westminster, MD. COST: $35, $25, $5. CONTACT: Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, 410-857-0900. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes(r) is a primary prevention event for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS). It is a men's walk to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. RCIS asks men and women to walk one mile in women's shoes through downtown Westminster. The walk concludes at Westminster City Park.

28TH CARROLL CARVERS FESTIVAL OF CARVING April 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Robert Moton Center, 300 S Center St, Westminster, MD, $3. Contact Carroll Carvers, 443-798-0642. 28th Carroll Carvers Festival of Carving features displays by local and regional woodcarvers. There will be woodcarving competition, demonstrations and woodcarvings for sale, plus door prizes, silent auction and much more.

CARROLL COUNTY FARMER'S MARKET SPRING FLING April 21, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Free. 75-100 local vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, jams and jellies, Spring pansies and garden plants, herb plants, Spring garden bouquets, home baked goods including cakes, scones, breads, cookies and pies. Quality hand made crafts and fine arts. Acoustic music provided for entertainment.

SYNERGY April 21, 7:00pm, Mt. Airy Middle School, 102 W Watersville Rd, Mt Airy, MD. COST: donations accepted. Concert by advanced handbell ensembles.

COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL PRESENTS TAREQ RANTISI Apr 21, 7:30 pm, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD. Cost: $25/22. $10 Carroll County Public School staff with ID.Tareq Rantisi received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance, graduating with highest honors having mastered styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan, Victor Mendoza, and many more.

CIVIL WAR SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER History comes to life at this one-day camp led by Civil War Reenactors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 28. Students will muster in, drill, experience camp life and engage in a skirmish. For boys and girls age 10 to 14. $25 fee includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Registration packets available at the Museum and online at www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.Registration due by April 9. For further information, please call Dana Wachter at 410-386-3899 or email dwachter@ccg.carr.org.

TOBACCO CLINIS Ready to stop using tobacco? Free walk-in tobacco clinics are available for Carroll County residents. Participants may be eligible to receive vouchers for nicotine replacement patches, gum, or Chantix (with a prescription from your doctor). No registration or appointment needed. Sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. First Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Third Thursday of each month, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St., Westminster. For more information, call 410-876-4429 or see website at http://cchd.maryland.gov/health-services-tobacco-prevention/

PENGUIN RANSOM HOUSE BOOK FAIR March 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Free. Contact Helen Dagilis 410-386-8152. Food, fun and entertainment for all ages. New book sales - discounted 20%. National Penguin Random House authors.


Montgomery County Notes

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRIP TO EL SALVADOR for high school students, June 22-July 8. Earn SSL hours on this once-in-a-lifetime, educational travel opportunity. Live and work alongside Salvadorans in a rural Salvadoran village. Must be 16 before departure. Spanish not necessary but helpful. Information meeting Feb 4, 2:00, District 3 Police Station, 1002 Milestone Drive, Silver Spring.


Frederick County Notes

1ST ANNUAL COMEDY EVENT NIGHT February 3, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-1875. 7:00 PM. $35.

FIRST SATURDAY: "FIRE IN ICE" February 3, Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-8118. Until 9pm.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at Monocacy National Battlefield, February 3, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-695-1864. 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Included with museum admission and free for NMCWM members.

MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE Presented By Frederick County Society of Model Engineers thru February 4, recurring weekly on Sunday, Frederick County Society of Model Engineers, 423 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Free.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER Prospect United Methodist Church will be having an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday February 13th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at the church hall located at 5923 Woodville Road, Mt. Airy. Adults $7, Children 6 - 12 $5, Children under 6 free. Regular and Buckwheat pancakes, sausage and drinks included. There will also be Bake Table.

THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD, February 9, 10, 11 and 14, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm each day Celebrate love and romance with a tasting for two paired with a selection of Cheeses and Chocolates. Each couple will also receive a gift of a long stemmed rose. This unique experience puts you and your sweetheart in the heart of the winery. The Days of Wine & Roses wine and chocolate pairing is done in our barrel room so be sure to dress warm. $35/couplE.

ASH WEDNESDAY February 14, 12 noon Service at Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Message by Rev. Stephen Ricketts. 7:30 p.m. Service at Linganore UMC, 8921 Clemsonville Rd., Union Bridge, MD. Message by Rev. R. Lorraine Brown

FREDERICK MUSIC SHOWCASE, VOL 4 February 15, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. General Admission: $10-Advance; $15-Day-Of.

"THE WOMAN DISPUTED" 1928 February 17, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM, $7 - Adult.

NATURE WALK February 17, 9 to 11 a.m., please join us at the Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary in New Market for a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. We'll see wintering birds and possibly some very early spring migrants. Buds will be swelling, waiting for warm weather. The sanctuary's meadows and forests offer habitats for a range of bird species and other wildlife. The walk is suitable for all ages. Meet at 9 a.m. at the entrance to the sanctuary, which is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. Wear hiking boots or other waterproof footwear and clothing appropriate for the predicted weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. The walk will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or deep snow. For more information, visit www.centralmdaudubon.org or contact Crystal Kunst at hckunst@qis.net or 443-536-3071.

MUSICAL THRONES: A PARODY February 18, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $30, Rear Orchestra - $25, Balcony - $20.

"DISCOVER AND EXPLORE: CHINESE NEW YEAR" February 18, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick, MD 21754. 301-600-7012. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION February 18, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick, Frederick, MD 21704. 301-694-3355.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.

SERAPH BRASS QUINTET CONCERT February 18, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.

IN THEIR OWN VOICES February 21, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. 443-463-6437. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free.

MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE February 21, Mid-Week Lenten Service - Light meal & prayer 7 p.m. Linganore UMC, 8921 Clemsonville Rd., Union Bridge, MD.

TED KOPPEL February 22, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $65, Rear Orchestra - $60, Balcony - $50.

TEELIN IRISH DANCE COMPANY: CELTIC STORM February 24, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35, Rear Orchestra - $30, Balcony - $25.

THE FREDERICK COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Presented By CEO, Coins, Currency & Treasures, February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018, Frederick Elks Club, 289 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. 443-623-7025. 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Free.

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT February 25, 10 a.m. Special Joint Worship at Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. 7:30 p.m. Healing Service at Linganore UMC, 8921 Clemsonville Rd., Union Bridge, MD.

KISSED BY FIRE - WOODFIRED POTS GALLERY SHOW February 1 - 28, recurring daily, The Potters' Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, Frederick, MD. 301-360-0640. 11:00 AM.

STEVE YARNALL FEATURED ARTIST SHOW February 1, 2018 - February 28, recurring daily, The Potters' Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-360-0640. 11:00 AM. Free.

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "A LIFE LESS ORDINARY" February 28, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. $7 - Adult.

CREATIVE OUTLET thru March 3. Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-0656. 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. $2.

FIRST SATURDAY IN MARCH March 3, Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-8118. Late-night shopping, live entertainment and a free trolley until 9pm.

FLOWERS TO PHARMACEUTICALS: CIVIL WAR MEDICINAL GARDENS March 3, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21705. 301-695-1864. 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Included with museum admission and free for museum members.

LEPRECHAUN LUAU VII March 3, Frederick Community College Field House, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 240-285-9844. 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $60 per ticket.

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY March 4, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35Rear Orchestra - $30Balcony - $25.

THE MozART GROUP March 8, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35Rear Orchestra - $30Balcony - $25.

SHREK THE MUSICAL January 12, 2018 - March 10, 2018, Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings $45; Saturday evenings: $48.

THE PILLOWMAN 2/16/2018, 2/17/2018, 2/23/2018, 2/24/2018, 2/25/2018, 3/1/2018, 3/2/2018, 3/3/2018, 3/4/2018, 3/8/2018, 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21774. 301-694-4744. Fri & Sat 8 PM; Sun 3 PM, $20 - 20th season pricing!

FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK March 5 - March 11, Downtown Frederick and Frederick County.

KNOW A GIRL SCOUT? Join us for worship in uniform, March 11, 9:30 a.m. Worship at Marvin Chapel UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. 11:00 a.m. Worship at Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD.

MITCH ALBOM March 15, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $50, Rear Orchestra - $45, Balcony - $40.

SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION March 17, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 8:00 PM. $15 advance, $20 day-of.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, 3/16/2018, 3/17/2018, 3/18/2018, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-3722. Fri and Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm, $18-$22.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 10 -18, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houk Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788. 301-271-7575. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $3 donation.

CHAD BOWLES PIANIST CONCERT March 18, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.

FREDERICK FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT March 18, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-663-6361. 3:00 PM. Free.

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "WAYNE'S WORLD" March 21, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. $7 - Adult.

MID-WEEK COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICE March 21, Light lunch and Guest Speaker, 12 noon - Marvin Chapel UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD.

IN THE MOOD: A 1940'S MUSICAL REVUE March 24, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM. Orchestra - $42.50, Rear Orchestra - $39.50, Mezzanine - $37.50,Balcony - $29.50.

PRE EASTER WINE SALE March 25, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free.

PALM SUNDAY March 25, 9:30 a.m. Worship at Marvin Chapel UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD, 11:00 a.m. Worship at Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD.

GOOD FRIDAY JOINT SERVICE March 30, 7:30 p.m. Joint Service at Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Marvin Chapel Thrift Shop Closed.

BUNNY TRAIN March 24 - 31, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793. 301-898-0899. 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Adults: $15 Seniors (55+): $14 Kids (1-12): $12 Babies under 1: Free.

HOLY SATURDAY March 31, Open Prayer & Remembering our Baptism, 10-12 pm. Prospect UMC, 5923 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD, 1-3 pm. Marvin Chapel UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD, Marvin Chapel Thrift Shop Open.

APRIL FOOLS BLIND TASTING April 1, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 443-340-2644. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $35; free to club members RSVP.

EASTER SUNDAY AT NATIONAL SHRINE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES April 1, National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, 16330 Grotto Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 301-447-5318. 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Free.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE April 1, 6:30 a.m. Outdoors - weather permitting - Marvin Chapel UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Joint Service w/New Beginning Nazarene Church, Brian Remsch - Pastor, Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt following.

EASTER SERVICE April 1, 11:00 a.m. Worship at Prospect UMC, 5101 Woodville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD.

RIVER & TRAIL OUTFITTERS FERMENTED FUN 2/17/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/7/2018, departs from the Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-834-9950.12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. $75 per person.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 3/23/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/6/2018, 4/7/2018, 4/13/2018, 4/14/2018, 4/15/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 4/27/2018, 4/28/2018, 4/29/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 5/6/2018, 5/11/2018, 5/12/2018, 5/13/2018, 5/18/2018, 5/19/2018, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings & Sunday matinees: $45; Saturday evenings: $48.

COMEDY PIGS 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 6/8/2018, 6/9/2018, 6/15/2018, 6/16/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St, Frederick MD. 301-694-4744. $10 per ticket.

LOEW VINEYARDS WINE TASTING January 20, 2018 - October 20, 2018, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Chartreuse & Co., 4007 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

AMAZING GRACE: MUSIC OF SAINTS AND SINNERS March 18 - 19, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 301-845-8822. Sunday 3:00-4:30; Monday 7:30-9:00. Free and open to the public.

EASTER EGG ROLL March 31, The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2743. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $5 person.


General Notes

US NAVY CHAMBER CONCERT Feb 4, 2pm, Augustana Lutheran Church, 2100 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COMMODORES Feb 6, 7pm, Henry E. Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd, Indian Head, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - FREDERICK DOUGLASS DAY February 10, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 443-263-1800 for info.

US NAVY COMMODORES Feb 17, Shepherd University Jazz Festival, 260 University Drive, Shepherdstown, W. VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE B&O February 01 - 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223. 410-752-2490 for info.

LANCASTER ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL March 9-11, Lancaster, PA. Experience over 20 Blues performers, performing at multiple venues in Downtown Lancaster. Visit lancasterrootsandblues.com for performance schedule, tickets, and information.

AFTER FABERGE thru May 27, 2018, 10am-5pm, The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD. Five digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan present finely-crafted, surreal versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters' collection. His large-scale prints blend the dazzling detail of the original masterworks with modern culture.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLUES JAM every Wednesday at the UN Club and Hall, 201 S. Eaton Street. Blues dancing to live music with great people. Beginner lesson at 7:30pm taught by Jake Simone. Music starts at 8:00pm. For more information find us on Facebook, The Wednesday Night Blues Jam.