SUMMER LIFE SKILLS CLASSES: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! In July and August, HC DrugFree will be providing our next series of online Life Skills classes for youth in grades 6-8. Students will be taught and mentored by our team of high school and college students as well as adults. While having fun in a safe environment, this highly interactive and skills-based program is designed to promote positive health and personal development. The integrated approach helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills. This middle school program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been shown to help students resist substance use (tobacco, alcohol and other drugs), violence, and other high-risk behaviors. This FREE training will be conducted online and held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from July 7 to August 6. Visit https://files.constantcontact.com/9462ff79001/ab765210-011d-459d-817c-511eaf1cfb04.pdf for more information.
"PERSERVERANCE" ARTIST CHALLENGE ART SHOW In Gallery & online, Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm July 19-Aug 9, free. HorseSpirit Arts Gallery 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD. The Artists of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery have been challenged to create artwork that expressed what the word "Perseverance" means to them. View show online at https://www.hocoarts.org/venue/realism-abstraction-two-generations-art/.
HOWARD COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHERS MEETUP Aug 13, 6:45-8:45pm, hosted by Howard County Photographers. This is a virtual meetup. The topic for the August meetup is "Get Down Low." The planned presentation for the evening is "The Psychology of Composition" by Art Silverglate. Visit https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Howard-County-Photographers/events/gnxrclybclbrb/ to register.
JENNY'S MARKET IS OPEN Jenny's Market located at 3485 E Ivory Rd, West Friendship, Maryland, is open 7am-7:30pm 7 days a week offering fresh, delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and hanging flower baskets. Call 443-745-0534 for additional information.
COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS: SPONSOR HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS HC DrugFree depends upon the generosity of individuals, PTSAs/PTAs, organizations, and businesses in the community to support our free services to the Howard County community. Any size gift is welcome. Contact us to sponsor an event or to make a one-time or monthly donation. Thank you for your support. HC DrugFree is a 501(c)(3). Donate online at https://www.hcdrugfree.org/donate or mail checks to HC DrugFree.
Carroll County Notes
SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Personal Protection in the Home course, July 28 & 30, 7pm & Aug 1, 7:30am. Cost is $150. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.
SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Concealed Carry/Personal Protection Outside the Home Course, Aug 10 & 13, 7pm & Aug 15, 7:30am. Cost is $175. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.
SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Maryland Concealed Carry Renewal Course and NRA Defensive Pistol Module Combined, Aug 27, 7:30am. Cost is $85. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.
GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED Volunteers from six Carroll County Lions Clubs - Deer Park, Freedom District, Greater Carroll, Roaring Run, South Carroll and Taylorsville-Winfield - will be hosting the 19th Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament in honor of Past International Director Richard Liebno, on the rescheduled date of Friday, August 28th, 2020 at the Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead, MD 21074. 100% of the money raised through sponsorships will be donated to the American Diabetes Association(r), utilized for diabetes research; the Lions Vision Research Foundation, Inc., utilized to support low vision research and rehabilitation; and the Lions District 22W Hearing Preservation, Awareness, and Action Program, utilized to provide assistance to those with hearing loss. For more information, call or email Lion Bair at 410.596.2917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL MONEY BINGO August 29, Reese Fire Department, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Cash prizes, refreshments available for purchase, door prizes, raffles, King Tuts. Bring a canned good and a new toy for children with cancer and receive 2 free early bird cards. $18 in advance, $20 at teh door. For ticket information call Barb at 410-596-1483. Permit #20-027.
STONE CHAPEL UMC PRESENTS 'FIRST' SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC Oct 3, 'Canaan's Land Bluegrass Band', Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD, shows start at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Free admission. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event.
STONE CHAPEL UMC PRESENTS 'FIRST' SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC Nov 7, 'Mark Templeton with a special tribute to Our Veterans, Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD, shows start at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Free admission. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event.
CHURCH TO HOLD FOOD PANTRY Ebenezer United 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 new food pantry building, behind the church and its new addition, 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 June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19, 2020. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. Information: Church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail email@example.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
Frederick County Notes
CARIBBEAN WINE, MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL August 22 & 23, 10am-6pm. While live music fills the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. The Caribbean Festival at Linganore Winecellars is one of the most popular wine festivals on the East Coast. Wine samplings are included in the cost of admission, there will also be and tours, wonderful vendors with art & crafts, great food, and of course, great music. No refunds. The event is rain or shine. Saturday tickets can only be used for entry on Saturday. Sunday tickets can only be used for entry on Sunday. Tickets are not transferable to another festival. V.I.P. Tickets are available for the first time at this festival, which includes exclusive indoor bathrooms and seating, plus specialty tastings. V.I.P. Tickets are $65.
OPEN MUSEUM DAYS Sundays thru Sept 6, 2020, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD. Free. Call 443-463-6437.
5TH ANNUAL LINGANORE WINECELLARS CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Three distances, 5 mile, 10 mile, and Half Marathon will utilize a scenic 5 mile loop course through the vineyards, fields and surrounding wooded area. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00AM, the 10 Mile will start at 8:15AM, and the 5 Mile will start at 8:30AM. The Linganore races are a challenge, but "fun running at a great place" might be an apt phrase to describe the event! With free wine tasting coupons (for those 21 and older) handed out to runners, and with excellent wines and beers to try/drink/consume after running, everyone will hopefully enjoy themselves in the vineyard, tasting room, and brewery. To register, click https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=75301. Early registration prices are $45 for the 5 miler, $55 for the 10 miler, and $60 for the half marathon. Starting June 1st, registration prices will be $50 for the 5 Miler, $60 for the 10 Miler, and $70 for the half marathon. Online registration ends Friday September 25th at 4:00PM. Runners can also register for the race at packet pickup on Saturday afternoon September 26th from 4-5PM, and at packet pickup race morning starting at 7:00AM. All packet pickup takes place at Linganore Winecellars. Tweet Share
CARILLON RECITALS IN BAKER PARK thru Oct 18, 12:30pm-1pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Sun, Baker Park Carillon, Baker Park, Frederick, MD. 301-788-2806.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER 9/26/2020, 10/24/2020, 6-9pm, Dutch's Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave., Frederick, MD. 410-549-2722. $75/person.
HERITAGE FREDERICK'S GENEALOGY WEEKEND PACKAGE thru Dec 6, 10am-4pm, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD, 301-663-1188 X105. $20 per person
Montgomery County Notes
VIRTUAL BABY STORYTIME AT MONTGOMERY CO PUBLIC LIBRARY July 30, 9am-9:30pm. Enjoy Baby Storytime live with one of MCPL's children's librarians via Zoom! Songs, rhymes, and stories for babies up through about 18 months. These programs help develop your child's growing language skills and encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning and introduce them to the culture of reading. Session will be locked 5 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly. Join our Baby Storytime at https://zoom.us/j/98642346257 or dial In: 301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 986 4234 6257.
ENERGY EXPRESS 2020 - IMAGINE AN ENERGY STORY July 30, 11am-noon. This year for Energy Express, we focus on the theme of "Imagine an Energy Story". This program is intended for 1st-5th grade and is limited to 30 children. Montgomery Energy Connection will be providing a hands-on interactive presentation to participants with the theme of "Imagine an Energy Story." Energy is a part of our lives and this presentation will allow kids (and adults) to learn more about the stories that connect them to their energy usage. Intended to 1st-5th graders, this program is limited to 30 participants, so register today! After the students have completed the program, families are encouraged to email their home address to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive their Energy Goodie Bags. Zoom meeting information will be sent to you after registration. For security reasons, this program session will be locked 5 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly. Learn about MCPL's Zoom Security Settings: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/policies/zoom.html. By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
EXPLORE MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDEPENDENTLY Show your independence this year and explore lesser known "high spots" of Montgomery County. From rolling hills and open fields, rich history and outdoor adventures abound. Montgomery County offers the iconic family trip. Combine the classic Road Trip, make and fly a Paper Plane (DIY with pattern) and fly it or hike along MoCo Trails. Visit https://visitmontgomery.com/get-inspired/road-trips for more information.
PAINT NITE: WE'RE ALL MAD HERE Virtual event, July 30, 12pm, ages 6 & up. $15/person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/ny/brooklyn/18377/events/virtual-venue-your-device/july-30/we-re-all-mad-here-7-30-20-10256346/ for tickets or more information.
PAINT NITE: BEARY COLORFUL POLAR BEAR Virtual event, July 30, 2pm, ages 6 & up. No promo codes or vouchers accepted for this event. $15/person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/ny/brooklyn/18377/events/virtual-venue-your-device-brooklyn-ny/july-30/painting-with-doobie-beary-colorful-polar-bear-10256481 for more information or tickets.
PAINT NITE: FLAMENCO FOREVA Virtual event, July 30, 4pm, ages 6 & up. $15/person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/ny/brooklyn/18377/events/virtual-venue-your-device/july-30/flamenco-forever-7-30-20-10256347 for tickets or more information.
COCUSOCIAL HANDMADE RAVIOLI CLASS Virtual class, July 30, 6pm. Ages 18 & up. $25/person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/ny/new-york/18541/events/virtual-venue/july-30/cocusocial-handmade-ravioli-10254733 for more information and/or tickets.
VIRTUAL WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT BASED ON BOOKS I LIKE July 30, noon-1pm. Montgomery County Public Librarian will demonstrate virtually searching NoveList Plus, a reader advisory database to locate fiction and nonfiction books based on your interest. A Montgomery County Public Librarian will demonstrate virtually searching NoveList Plus, a reader advisory database to locate fiction and nonfiction books based on your interest.Montgomery County Public Librarian will demonstrate searching NoveList Plus, a reader advisory database to locate fiction and nonfiction books based on your reading interest. The librarian will answer specific questions from attendees based on your reading interests. This is a virtual program through Zoom, to join the meeting please read the directions below. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96760149060. Meeting ID: 967 6014 9060.
MOONRISE FESTIVAL 2020 Baltimore's flagship electronic music festival, Moonrise, returns to the historic Pimlico Race Course in Maryland this summer on Friday August 7th - Sunday August 9th! Stay tuned for our massive lineup announcement coming this spring! Aug 7, 2-11pm, Aug 8 & 9, 11am-11pm. For info & tickets visit http://www.moonrisefestival.com/
RED STAR INVITES YOU TO OUR MONTHLY DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH Sept 5, 10:30am-1:30pm featuring Evon Michelle every first Saturday of the month at 10:30am. Powered by DJ Big Vanilla. Pre-Register your seat for only $10!!! Brunch and Drag Queen Show Tickets are $35. Brunch, Drag Queen Show and Bottomless Cocktails are $45. Refunds up to 7 days before event.Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.
BALTIMORE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL September 12, Vip session win ticket valid from 11am-5pm and includes a souvenir wine glass & wine cooler bag, one bottle of wine from our curated selection, unlimited samples of all beverages, one extra hour of sampling, access to VIP Champagne Lounge and Washrooms, and all other entertainment on-site.General admission wine ticket valid from noon-5pm and includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, and all live entertainment.Entry only ticket valid from 12pm-5pm. Visit https://www.drinkeatrelax.com/event/wine-food-festival-baltimore for more information.
ACCORDION/CONCERTINA/FREE REED MUSICIANS The Maryland Accordion Club meets 2-5pm, on the first Saturday of each month, May thru June, in Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD. Our current members reside in Anne Arundel Baltimore, Carroll, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties, DC, DE, and VA. In 2020, the club begins its 18th year as a MD 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization. Each meeting includes an "open stage" session where accordionists, concertina, harmonium, and players of other free reed, acoustic, and folk instruments perform at every proficiency level in styles ranging from classical to jazz across world-wide traditions. Visitors/Listeners are welcome. For more email MarylandAccordionClub@gmail.com or call 443-610-3667.