Community Notes

Howard County Notes

TURF VALLEY TOWNE SQUARE FREE LIVE CONCERT August 30, 6:30-8pm, Misspent Youth - danceable rock, from current hits to classics.

BELMONT BLOCKBUSTERS Experience the beautiful setting of Belmont Manor & Historic Park with your family and friends at our outdoor movie, Annie, on August 30. Arrive early to walk the gardens and then choose a spot on the lawn before show time. Gates will open at 7:00pm and movies will start around sunset. Our large blowup movie screen will be setup in the formal garden area behind the Manor. Bring your own picnic, blanket, or lawn chairs. Our friends at Kona Ice will be on site selling shaved ice and we will be handing out free popcorn! Free. No registration Required.

MASTER WATERSHED STEWARD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM The Howard County, HoCoWSA is holding a series of informational sessions to highlight its Master Watershed Steward Certification program. The academy is looking for innovative problem-solvers who are interested in serving their community by preserving and improving water quality at the local level. "The Watershed Academy equips people with an understanding of what affects the quality of both water and land, which impacts individuals, families, and every one of us in this community," said Georgia Eacker, Howard County's Master Gardner Coordinator and member of the HoCoWSA advisory committee. HoCoWSA's next training class will commence on September 4, 2018. Attendance at one of the information sessions is recommended to receive application package for enrollment in the upcoming course. Come to one of the information sessions to learn how you can make a positive impact on your community. Contact Terry R. Matthews at 410-313-2711 or for information session locations.

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: 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

JUST A MOMENT: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC with Denée Barr, David Duan, David McGarvey, and Johnny Walker, Jr. " at Museum of Howard County History (8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21042) on Saturday, September 8, 7-9pm. The tickets are Free for HCHS members but tickets are required. Tickets are $10 for non-members and may be purchased at the door if not sold out. Members of HCHS are free but tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Part of the proceeds benefit the Howard County Historical Society. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7:00pm. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mail at

PUPS IN THE PARK Sept. 9, 10-2pm. Learn how to be an ambassador to the park, helping dogs and people have a fun and safe experience on the trails. Meet adoptable dogs, local veterinarians, rescue groups, trainers and more! For more info 410-461-5005.

23RD ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Rd., Glenwood, MD. Thur. & Fri. Sept. 13 & 14 from 3pm -7pm, Sat. Sept. 15 from 9am- 3pm Bag Sale $5 our bags only. 20,000 books new to the sale each year 3 rooms of children's books includes CDs, DVDs, Audio tapes, puzzles, & games. Contact person: Carole Kramer 410-442-2475 or

BINGO - PURSES & A FEW ALEX AND ANI ITEMS Saturday, September 15, 2018, games start at 7:00pm, (doors open at 5:00pm), Savage Volunteer Fire Co. Hall, 8521 Corridor Road, Savage, MD. Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door (if available). Reserve tickets or 301-604-2468.

PATAPSCO TRAIL FEST Sept. 14-16. Mountain biking, trail running, hiking, paddling, camping and other fun events are included in this celebratory weekend for all of our various user groups! For more info 410-461-5005.

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES September 21, 8pm, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S Sept 22, Centennial Park, 10000 MD-108, Ellicott City, MD. Registration 8am, ceremony time 9am, walk time 9:30am. Sign up today at For more information, contact Edward Jones office at 410-418-8218.

AUDITIONS SET FOR COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS' 2018-2019 SEASON Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus is holding auditions for all parts for its 42nd Season. Music of Bach, Fauré, Gershwin, Kern and Handel, including the Messiah, will be performed. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day and are held on Tuesday nights. Please call (410) 730-8549 for more information about the chorus, and the audition procedure. Visit CPC at

HAUNTED HISTORY HIKES Oct. 18-20. A guide will lead you by lantern after dark! Hear local lore and a gruesome account of crime and punishment. You may see some winged night hunters that have inspired many a ghostly tale. For more info 410-461-5005.

STEM WEEK Oct 31-Nov 12. Join the park in celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with events all week. For more info 410-461-5005.

SOLDIERS DELIGHT OPEN HOUSE Dec 1, Noon-4pm. Learn about this unique ecosystem, and experience our Scales and Tales program with activities at the Nature Center. For more info 410-461-5005.

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.

HOWARD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK offers a free help desk on the 3rd Saturday of the month 1-4pm at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Genealogical research help into all areas of the US and other countries is available. Call 410-381-7899.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN? Free Cannabis Education and Patient Registration Workshops every Tues 9-10AM/Thurs 7-8PM! We look forward to meeting you! 443-539-7372

THE CANNABIS HOUR AT TRILOGY WELLNESS Questions about medical cannabis? Free Cannabis Education and Patient registration every Tues 9-10AM, Thurs 7-8PM.

Carroll County Notes

31 DAYS A chance to win a thiry-one bag everyday in the the month of August. Raffle benefits the Winfield Ladies Auxiliary. $5 per chance. 31 chancds to win per ticket. Only 100 tickets sold. Tickets can be purchased at WCVFD Events. For more information contact 410-795-1333.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET Sept 8, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge MD. Doors open at 4pm, meal at 5pm, Bingo at 6:30pm. Early birds at 6pm. Over $2500 in cash prizes included. $30 per ticket, meal included. Bring nonperishable canned food items to be entered into a raffle. One ticket per item donated to benefit local food bank. For tickets or more information, call or text Melvin Smith by Sept 3 at 443-789-3823. A few tickets will be available at the door.

THE NEW WINDSOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS Comedy Night with Wendi Townsend at New Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 101 High Street, New Windsor. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. Dance to follow. 21 & over. $15 from a member or $16 on Paypal. Includes beer, soda, chips and pretzels. or

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Sept 9, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

OAKLAND UNITED METHODIST'S 13TH ANNUAL LIVE AUCTION Saturday September 15, 2018, Cost: $2.00 to Bid, doors open at 4pm, Live Auction 5pm. Auction items may include: Furniture, Handmade and Homemade Goods and desserts, Dinners, Treasure Baskets, Gift Certificates from local Merchants, Flowers and much more. Event will be held at 5971 Mineral Hill Road (Church Hall), Sykesville, MD. All items Cash & Carry. Questions call: Diane Harpine 410-795-3508.

MOUNT AIRY MAIN STREET FARMERS' MARKET You're invited to Buy Local, Eat Fresh and Stay a While at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market on Wednesdays, 3-7 PM, thru September 26, 2018, in the Railyard, Behind the Historic Mount Airy Train Station at 3 North Main Street, in Downtown Mount Airy, Maryland. Come for the Best in Seasonal, Locally Grown, Farm Fresh Products including Fruits and Vegetables, Baked Goods, Meats, Cheeses, Eggs, Prepared Foods, Crafts - PLUS - Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) events - Food Demos, Active Living Activities, Kids Events, Live Music and More! Featured Vendors: Five Points Farm Market & Greenhouse, RASTAFARMI (Certified Organic), Whispering Breeze Farm - Cheese, The Meat Shack at Strohmer's Farm, The Sweet Farm - Ferments, Cannon Apiary - Honey, Neat Nick Preserves, The Dough Whisperer, Ancient Tonics, Pizza Llama, Furnace Hills Coffee; and Guest Vendors: The Garden Basket, Pong's Orchard, Angelina's of Maryland, Bella Valeri's Spicy Spaghetti Sauce, Carol's Corner, Dettas Delight, Granddad's Workshop & Ma's Stitches, Growing Ideas . Single Barrel Soaps, Dragonfly's Love Happiness Sangria, Diane's Cupcakery, Holly's Homemade, Ray Island LLC and Just Pralines. Learn more at or follow us on Facebook at @MountAiryFarmersMarket.

35TH ANNUAL ARCADIA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Sept 20-22. Presented by Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department Visit or email for more information.

20 WEEK CLUB Tickets: $30. Cash Prizes of $25, $15, $10 awarded weekly beginning May 12, 2018. Final Drawing and Dinner Cash Prizes of $500, $250, $100 Steamed Shrimp and Fried Chicken on Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:00-8:00pm. VFW Post #467, 519 Poole Road Westminster, Maryland. For Information and to Purchase Tickets: Karen-410-875-2147 or Kathy-443-340-6999. To receive tickets via return mail: Make checks payable to Friends of Shipley, and mail to P.O. Box 2113, Westminster, MD 21158. Sponsored By: Friends of Shipley, Inc.(a 501(C)(3) non-profit charitable organization for the purpose of conducting fundraising activities to support youths, adults, individuals, families and non-profit organizations throughout Carroll County).

SPORTING CLAY SHOOT September 29, 2018, Lions Vision Research Foundation, Aim for Sight Fundraiser, At Mayberry Gun Club, 2555 Mayberry Road, Westminster, MD 21158. $65 per shooter fifty targets, shells provided. Individual & Team prizes. Registration 9am, BBQ Beef Lunch included. For Information Call Richard Liebno at 410-848-4929, leave a message.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Oct 14, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

PLEASANT GROVE UMW BAZAAR on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9-2:30. Corner of Pleasant Grove and Dover Rds near Boring MD. Vendor space available. Contact 410-429-3922.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Nov 11, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Dec 9, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

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 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; or go to

TOBACCO CLINICS 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

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET held at the Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St., Westminster, MD, the first Saturday of every month, 7am-11am. 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.

CATKNITS Join Catknits on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month knitting/crocheting blankets and toys for our cats up for adoption. All skill levels welcome! We meet from 1 PM to 3 PM in our community cat room at the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158. For info contact Theresa Micheau, 410-848-4810 x 819.

THE SOUTH CARROLL LIONESS LIONS CLUB meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church Celebration Hall, 5600 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, Maryland. Membership is open to both men and women. You will not find a better service organization than the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club; come and join us! For more information, contact us at 443-745-1281 or

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.

Frederick County Notes

MUSIC AT THE WINERY Each Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Linganore Winecellars will have live music at the winery. Come out and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of wine, music, and food. We provide a FOOD TRUCK each week, or you can bring your own if you prefer. Visit for more information.

FREDERICK KEYS vs MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS & ART IN THE PARK Presented By Frederick Arts Council, August 31, 7pm, Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick, MD, 301-662-0013.

FIRST SATURDAY: GET IT DOWNTOWN! Presented By Downtown Frederick Partnership, September 1, 5-9pm, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD, 301-698-8118. Free.

FACES OF THE WOUNDED: DOWNTOWN FREDERICK WALKING TOUR Sept 1, 3-4:30pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, 301-695-1864. Pay what you please.

CHICKEN BBQ AND YARD SALE Saturday September 8th, 12pm-6pm, Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road, Mount Airy, MD. 1/4 chicken (dark or white), choice of 2 sides: baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, roll and drink, $7.50. Homemade desserts for sale.

PATAPSCO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Roast Beef Dinner including Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Harvard Beets, Cole Slaw, Drink and Dessert. Saturday, September 8 from 11:30am-2:00pm. Served family style in the Patapsco Church Hall, 2821 Patapsco Rd., Finksburg, MD 21048. $12 per person, $6.50 children 6-11yrs., $13 Carry Out meals Call 410-848-3124 before 9/8; Call 410-857-9210 on Sat., 9/8.

CLAY AND CHARDONNAY Presented By The Potters' Guild of Frederick thru September 21, 2018, 7-9pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday at Serendipity Market and More, 14 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $30 Special Limited Time Introductory Price. Register and pay at

ALIVE AT FIVE ON CARROLL CREEK thru September 27 5-8pm, recurring weekly on Thursday, Carroll Creek Amphitheather, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD 21701. Call 301-698-8118. $5 cover.

YOGA ON THE CREEK thru September 27, 7am-8am, recurring weekly on Thursday, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-698-8118. Free

QUARTER AUCTION Sept 18, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, 12027 South Street, Libertytown. Doors open at 3pm, Bidding begins at 4pm. Food & fun. Tips jars, raffles and more. Tickets $5 includes 2 paddles. For more ticket information call Joan 301-806-9532 and to reserve your seats.

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH TOUR recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday thru October 6, 1-4pm, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD. Free.

BOAT & BREW Presented By River & Trail Outfitters, 8/25/2018, 9/22/2018, 10/13/2018, 10am-4pm, River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd., Knoxville, MD 21758. 301-834-9950. $89 per person

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

OCTOBER DAZE BAZZAR October 27, 9am to 2pm, Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road , Mount airy, Md. Featuring: Ye ol' country store, Christmas crafts, jewelry, jams & jellies, baked goods, White elephants, and hidden treasures, Starting 10:30am Homemade country cookin', chicken platters, sandwiches, soups, pies, coffee, tea, soda, etc. Proceeds to benefit the UMW Mission to women and children worldwide.

WALKING TOUR: FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPTIALS thru October 28, 2018 3-4pm, recurring weekly on Sunday, National Civil War Hospitals, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, call 301-695-1864. Pay-What-You-Please.

THE THRIFT SHOP AT MARVIN CHAPEL is now stocking their selves with Fall merchandise. Thanks to our generous contributors our racks are full and weekly sales continue. Sale items are listed on our bulletin board as you enter the shop. Backroom household items continue to be marked down to half-price. Shop hours are still 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays each week Marvin Chapel is located at 5101 Woodville Rd. just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Shop phone number is 240-344-8718. Marvin Chapel United Church has worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Children church school at the same time.

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN Sept 1, October 6, November Fine dining during a leisurely 2-hour train ride! Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 West Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793. For More Information: 301-898-0899.

TASTE OF FREDERICK FOOD TOURS thru November 18, 2018, 11am-2pm, Recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday. Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65 per person.

SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM TOUR thru - December 9, 2018,1-4pm, recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD, $5.

STITCHES IN TIME thru December 15, 10am-12pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Monocacy National Battlefield, 4632 Araby Church Rd., Frederick, MD. Free

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.

Montgomery County Notes

US NAVY BAND HARP/FLUTE DUO September 8, 2pm, Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

PARK AFTER DARK AT THE C&O CANAL Celebrate the C&O Canal at Park After Dark on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm! Park After Dark is the C&O Canal Trust's annual gala fundraiser, held under the stars at Historic Great Falls Tavern. This year, guests will enjoy great food, libations, a campfire, unique auction items, music and dancing with The 19th Street Band, and more ...all to benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park! This year, we will be holding a paddle raise to raise money to help resurface the towpath. After years of use and heavy flood waters this spring, the towpath needs our help! Tickets are $250 per person. All but $50 of the ticket price is a tax deductible donation to the C&O Canal Trust. This event has sold out in previous years so order your tickets now at Please contact Director of Development Patricia Barber, at 301-745-8880, for information about becoming a sponsor of Park After Dark.

ST. ANDREW'S FALL PIG & JIG Join us on Sept 15 from 4-8pm. Tranquility Farm 4054 Jennings Chapel Rd Brookeville, MD 20833. Proceeds benefit the ministries of St. Andrews and Grassroots Crisis Intervention to help combat the Opioid Crisis in HoCo. To purchase tickets go to and search Fall Pig & Jig.

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Saturday, November 3, 9:00am-2:00 pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams & savories, baked goods, kids' clothing, quilts and textile arts, ornaments, wreaths, holiday decorations and vintage items; Santa's Workshop (gift shopping for kids). BBQ Lunch served 11-1. FREE admission! Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20905. or 301-384-4394.

General Notes

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES September 7, 6:00pm, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd. S. Solomons, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS September 7, 7pm, West Lawn of Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY BAND CRUISERS September 9, 5pm, Old Town Square, Fairfax, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES September 30, 4:30pm, Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

ST. ANDREW ORTHODOX CHURCH BULL AND OYSTER ROAST Oct 14 at Superior Catering in Baltimore, MD. Contact the church office at 410-276-3422.