Community Notes


Howard County Notes

SAVING HOWARD COUNTY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE February 7, 9-7pm, Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD. Howard County is a very special place! Ned Tillman will talk about some of the major efforts in the past that were used to preserve wonderful features of Howard County. He will also address some of the big challenges we face today to preserve and restore what is left. Come learn about our rivers and farms, our wildlife, old Ellicott City, and some of the key people in the past! Free. For more information call 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.org.

CONNECTING TO NATURE WITH MUSCI February 9, 10-11am, Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD. Join the Candlelight Concert Society and the Howard County Conservancy for a CandleKids Concert! The Crosswinds Trio will present a concert of musical pieces inspired by nature. Following the concert, Mike's Music of Ellicott City will host an instrument "petting zoo." Recommended for ages 4 and up, performance will last about 50 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.org.

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING COURSE Registration is open for the Howard County Beekeeper's Association (HCBA) 2019 Beginning Beekeeping Course. If you are thinking about keeping honeybees or simply want to learn more about it, this is the course for you! This six-session class starts on February 13 and is held on Wednesday evenings at the Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM. Learn more and sign up for the class here: https://hocoba.com/2019-beginners-course.

"EASY GARDENING FOR BUSY PEOPLE" Join us at the Savage Library on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. as the Master Gardeners present "Easy Gardening for Busy People". Would you like to have a garden but feel it's too much hard work? What are the secrets to doing less work and yet have the rewards of nature's bounty and beauty? If you have limited time, energy or space for gardening, let us help you keep things simple. Learn about plants that are easy to grow and the benefits of growing them. We will provide information on soil and other tips that will allow you to save time and be a lazy gardener. There will be time available to ask questions of local plant and soil experts. Registration for the presentation is through the Savage Library on-line at http://www.hclibrary.org or with the Staff on 410-313-0760. The Savage Library is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND ZERO-WATE LIFESTYLE February 16, 10-11am, Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD. Join Living Classrooms' Abigail Blarenblitt for tips and tricks to sustainable living and a zero-waste lifestyle. She will share her expertise on living with the "leave no trace" philosophy and will reflect upon the best recycling and compost models she has come across in her travels. After learning how to become a better steward to the environment, hike around the Belmont grounds and the nearby Patapsco Valley State Park trails. For more information call 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.org.

NATURE WALK SERIES Saturday, February 16, 9 to 11 a.m. Join us at the Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary in New Market for a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk Series, 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. Children and friends of all ages welcome. 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 or borrow a pair of ours! No restroom facilities. The walk will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or deep snow. Questions? Visit www.centralmdaudubon.org or contact Crystal at hckunst@qis.net.

AKC SANCTIONED ALL BREED DOG SHOWS February 16th & 17th, 8am-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. MD Kennel Club. Information: Anne O'Reilly 717-334-0303 9am-9pm.

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS Preview Friday, February 22, Noon to 6pm, auction Saturday, February 23rd. Registration 7:30 Auction 9 am. Information: 816-474-1982, 9am-4pm. 21st year of Peak Auctioneering building materials auctions at the Howard County Fairgrounds. All new merchandise. Everything you could want to build or rehab your home or rental units. www.peakauction.com.

HUMANE GARDENING: NURTURING A BACKYARD HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE February 28, 7-8pm, Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD. Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Free. For more information call 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.org.

FREE "LES BONS TEMPS" MARDI GRAS JAZZ CONCERT The St. Louis Concert Series opens its 2019 season with a free, jazz-inspired program Friday, March 1, at St. Louis Church, Clarksville. The 7:30 p.m. performance features Bob Chilcott's "Little Jazz Mass" with Aleks Izotov Trio, surprise guest artists and New Orleans-style procession and reception with hors d'oeuvre. The program requires no ticket, but best seating on first-come basis; ample free parking off Route 108 entrance near Rte. 32 and Ten Oaks Road. For more information about the event or the Series through April 28, visit www.stlconcertseries.org or call 410-531-6040.

THE MARYLAND SPORTING DOG SHOW The Maryland Sporting Dog Show with all breed events, March 1, 2, and 3 , at Howard County Fairgrounds, each day at 8am-5pm. Friday March 1, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Specialty Bird Instinct Clinic for Beginners. Saturday March 2, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Sporting Breed Conformation, Irish Water Spaniel Specialty, Bird Instinct Clinic for Beginners. Sunday March 3, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Sporting Breed Conformation. Parking: $5. For Information: showchair@mdsportingdog.org or www.mdsportingdog.org. Please no strollers or dogs that are not entered in the show.

CHESAPEAKE REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA March 9th, 8am-3pm, Howard County Fairground (rain or shine). Admission & parking free. Antique Car, Truck, & cycle flea market. Antique vehicle car corral indoors & outdoors. Tom Young 443-744-6338, 6-9pm.

MARYLAND STATE QUARTER HORSE TACK SALE Sunday, March 10, noon-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Joy Woolford 443-336-8598 for more information.

MT. HEBRON COMMUNITY FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL MARKETPLACE Saturday, March 16, 10am-4pm, Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Rt. 99, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (cafeteria, gyms and common areas). FREE ADMISSION!

SPRING EQUIPMENT AUCTION Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Consignments accepted March 14th through March 16th from 9am-4pm. 410-489-7200.

ARTISTS, CRAFTERS & DIRECT SALES VENDORS NEEDED for Mt. Hebron High Marketplace. 100+ spaces available, 8' x 8' or larger ONLY $40! For exhibitor applications visit www.MTHMARKETPLACE.weebly.com or email Lisa Scarbath Lscarbath@gmail.com. All proceeds from the vendor space rental fees go directly to the Viking Backers Booster Club and benefit the Mt. Hebron High School students, faculty, families and community.

MD SPORTSMAN AND OUTDOOR SHOW MD Sportsman and Outdoor Show, March 23 & 24, Howard County Fairgrounds. All things outdoors! Hunting, fishing, camping, RV's, ATV's. Kids activities and events, live entertainment. www.mdsportsmanshow.com. Follow us on faceBook @MD Sportsmanshow. Adults: $10.00(pre sale), $15.00 at the door, Children under 12 free & parking free. Information: Chris 410-320-5069. Vendor booths still available.

SUBURBAN MARYLAND SPRING HOME SHOW April 6th, 10am-8pm, April 7th, 10am-6pm, Howard County Fairgrounds.mFree parking. www.mdhomeshows-hf.com. Call us toll-free 888-560-EXPO(3976).

GREAT DANE CLUB OF MARYLAND Saturday April 13, Howard County Fairgrounds.Two shows in one day. Lunch and vendors in the building. Puppy and veteran sweepstakes and parade, 8am start. Morning show after sweepstakes but not before 9:15am. Afternoon show & junior handling right after lunch break. For information: zoedane@aol.com. Please no strollers or dogs not entered in the show.

24TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Howard County Fair Grounds. Consignment drop-off Wednesday, April 17th 2019 - Friday, April 19th 2019, 9am - dusk. The Auction will begin Saturday the 20th 2019 at 9 am. Tractors, farm & garden equipment, golf carts, building supplies, tools, antiques, boats, cars, trucks, trailers, & much more. A 5% buyers fee for all items sold for $1000 or less will go towards the Living Farm Heritage Museum. Information: 410-531-2569 or 410-988-81659 9am-9pm. www.farmheritage.org.

OVATION DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS The hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does, during this 2.5 hour performance. Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right alongside the wedding party. Enjoy cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, a three-course meal prepared by Zeffert & Gold Catering. Two drink tickets will be provided with the ticket purchase. April 26, 6:30-10pm. Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/ or call 410-313-0200. $85 per person.

TOT SWAP CONSIGNMENT SALE Friday April 26th, 9am-7pm, April 27th, 9am-5pm, April 28th, 10am-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Free Admission. Over 300 families selling like-new childrens items. Where savvy moms shop, sell & save! Information: Robyn Rutland 301-330-2678 9am-7pm. www.totswap.net.

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! www.trilogy.health. 443-539-7372

THE HOWARD COUNTY CAT CLUB NEEDS A NEW LOCATION We are still looking for a new place to call home...and save cats! If you know someone who has a walkout basement, in-law suite, outbuilding, etc., that might be willing to help us out, please let me know. We'd like to be within a 15-minute drive of Columbia, Maryland. Help us save more cats! Visit http://www.howardcountycats.org for more information.


Carroll County Notes

CHOCOLATE CRAWL February 8, 2019 all-day, Downtown Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD. Free. Contact Mount Airy Main Street Association at 301-829-8300 for more information.

VALENTINE DANCE Feb 9, 7-11pm, Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Music by the Dixie Wind Band, hor'derves, raffles/door prizes, BYOB set ups, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 410-795-1333 x341 for more information or tickets. Sponsored by Winfield Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN February 9, 7:30, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 $25/22, $40 2-concert package. Contact Common Ground on the Hill at 410-857-2771 for more information.

SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Feb 10, 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.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST February 10, 7:30-11:30am, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Under 5 eat for FREE; 6-12 years old $4; Adults $9; Carry-out $10. Contact George Wentz at 410-775-7422.

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE Feb 10, 9am-2pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster. Don't miss the 22nd annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap and Consumer Expo. If you've never made it to the SWAP before, don't miss out in 2019! What will you find at the SWAP.... thousands of discounted cycling and fitness products, product demos, prizes and giveaways, special events and so much more. Beat the cold and kick-off your Spring cycling season at the SWAP! Admission with thousands 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 MASTER GARDENERS GROW IT EAT IT CLASS: Supporting Your Growing Plants and Success with Succession Planting, February 12, 6:30-8:45pm, Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $10. Contact Carroll County Master Gardeners 410-386-2760.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET Feb 16, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. Doors open at 4pm, dinner at 5pm, games start at 6:30pm. Tickets $30 incls meal & 25 games/9 cards each . Bring nonexpired can food items to be entered into a raffle. Benefiting a local food bank. One ticket per item donated. Call or text Melvin Smith 443-789-3823 by Feb 11th. Few seats available at the door.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED February 23, 4pm, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Tom Garber at 410-775-742.

IBR BULL RIDING February 23, 5pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost: $20 adults; $10 (children 6 - 12); 5 and under free. Contact Sonny Williams at 301-748-0617.

SOUL FOOD DINNER White Rock Church, February 23, 2019, 11am-5pm, Chitterlings, pig feet, ham or oven fried chicken dinners. Platters include potato salad or candied yams, collard greens, applesauce and iced tea. White Rock Church, 6300 White Rock Road, Sykesville MD 21784. 410-795-1110.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BOOK FAIR March 1, 4:30pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. COST: $4. Contact Helen Dagilis 410-386-8152.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BOOK FAIR March 1, 7pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Cost $4. Contact Helen Dagilis, 410-386-8152.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET March 2, 7-11am, Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St, Westminster, MD, Cost $8 adults; $4 kids ages 4-8. Contact Cheryl Vecera 410-848-3251.

IBR BULL RIDING March 2, 5pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost: $20 adults; $10 (children 6 - 12); 5 and under free. Contact Sonny Williams 301-748-0617. International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards. The northeast is alive with exceptionally vigorous bull riders, and it is the IBR's goal to provide generous prize money, impartial judging, outstanding livestock, and a triumphant victory for an International Bull Rider! Doors open at 5pm; Bull Riding Begins at 7pm.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPRING DESIGNER BAG BINGO March 9, 4pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Contact Laurie Brewer 410-236-1571.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST March 10, 7:30-11:30am, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Cost: under 5 eat for FREE; 6-12 years old $4; Adults $9; Carry-out $10. Contact George Wentz 410-775-7422.

SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, March 10, 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.

49TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE SWAP MEET March 22 & 23, 8am-2pm. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $2 Adults, children 10 & free. Contact Rob Burhcill 240-344-2922.

CARROLL COUNTY AGRICULTURE CENTER SPORTSMAN'S DRAWING & DINNER March 29, 5-10pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $30. Contact Brooks Bachtel, 443-340-4419.

ALL MONEY BINGO March 30, Reese Fire Department Social Hall, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westiminster, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Cash prizes! Refreshments available for purchase! Door prizes! Basket raffles! King Tuts! Bring a canned good for free Early Bird Card! $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For ticket information call Barb 410-857-8461.

CRAFTERS NEEDED for the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company, April 13, 9am-2pm. Cost is $20 for 8' table. Contact D. Rue at 443-375-7453 for more information.

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's new food pantry building, 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 Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2019. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9am-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

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 http://cchd.maryland.gov/health-services-tobacco-prevention/

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 southcarrolllions@gmail.com.


Frederick County Notes

CIDER MAKING BEGINNER WORKSHOP 2/9/2019, 9:30am-12:30pm, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, 5533 Gapland Rd., Jefferson, MD. $150. 301-834-8920.

SPACE AVAILABLE FOR INDOOR YARD SALE February 9, 8 am - 1 pm, Mt. Airy American Legion, 801 Prospect Rd. $20 a space (a table & 2 chairs). Also come shop. Contact americanism191@gmail.com or 240 307-2691.

ALL-YOU-CAN EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST Feb 16, 7am-11am, Liberty/Central UM Church, Main Street, Libertytown, MD.Adults $8, children 6-12, $4, 5 & under free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, French toast, scrambled eggs, puddin & hominy, fried potatoes, biscuits, fruit, orange & apple juice, coffee & tea. Country ham sandwiches will be available for purchase.

CREATIVE OUTLET January 5 - March 2, 3-5pm, recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-698-0656. $2.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT ZION UMC OF SHIPLEY 2716 Old Washington Road, March 2, 7-9pm (doors open at 5pm), "Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition". A "free will" offering will be taken during each event. Refreshments available 5:30-8pm. Call Bonnie 410-374-1178.

SILENT FILM: "PANDORA'S BOX March 16, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

SILENT FILMS "The Kid Brother" (1927) and "A Trip to the Moon" (1902), March 16, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick, St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-282. $7 - Adult.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 9 - 17, 9:30am-2pm, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD. $3 per person. 301-271-7575.

"Faure's Requiem" Frederick Symphony Orchestra and the Frederick Chorale March 17, 7:30-9:30pm, Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 521 Coffman Chapel Dr., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-685-3585. Tickets range from $19 to $30

ALL-U-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER March 20, 4-7pm, Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. $9 eat in; $10 carry out; $5 children 6-10 yrs old. Home baked goods available at The Ladies Auxiliary Table.

RANKY TANKY March 24, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$30

KIDS SPRING BINGO March 24, Woodsboro Fire hall, 2 South Third Street, Woodsboro, Md. Doors open 12pm, games start 1pm. $5 per person. Kids must bring adult. Food available for purchase. Bring the children for a day of fun!

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "Blazing Saddles" (1974), March 27, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS March 28, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$27 Students - $12.

RED GREEN - THIS COULD BE IT! March 29, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. All seats - $54.60.

LUCIA MICARELLI March 30, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $25-$35

MARVIN CHAPEL THRIFT SHOP Tables and racks are full so the Thrift Shop at Marvin Chapel is having a $1 per bagful sale on clothing items (unless previously marked ). Backroom kitchen and household items are now 50% off the marked price and other department items are on sale . Books are on sale. The Thrift Shop hours are 10a.m. till 2p.m. every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Rd., 1/4 mile north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Sunday worship and children's church is at 9:30 a.m. and all are welcome.

LAVERNE COX April 3, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets: $40-$50. Call 301-600-2828 for information.

BANDA MAGDA April 4, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $10 in Advance, Pay-What-You-Want at Door. Call 301-600-2828 for more information.

AN EVENING WITH BROOKS ROBINSON April 5, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets $40-$60.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT ZION UMC OF SHIPLEY 2716 Old Washington Road, April 6, 7-9pm (doors open at 5pm), "Arrow Horse Board". A "free will" offering will be taken during each event. Refreshments available 5:30-8pm. Call Bonnie 410-374-1178.

GO DOG GO 1:30pm, 3/23/2019, 3/24/2019, 3/31/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets $12. Call 301-694-4744 for more information.

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Thurs-Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm, 4/5/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/11/2019, 4/12/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 4/18/2019, 4/19/2019, 4/20/2019, 4/21/2019, 4/25/2019, 4/26/2019, 4/27/2019 at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $24 adults, $20 senior/student/military. Call 301-694-4744.

GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND thru May 18, 1-7pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Beans in the Belfry Meeting Place and Cafe, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 301-834-7178. Free.


Montgomery County Notes

KENSINGTON FARMER'S MARKET Every Saturday, year-round, 9am-1pm, Kensington Historic Train Station 10417 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD. Local and regional vendors offer fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meats, seafood, cheese, artisan breads, olive oil and prepared foods. Click the vendors to the left to explore their specialties.


General Notes

PETE KANARAS & THE HI-FLIERS W/FLATFOOT SAM PEIGHTAL February 8, 9:30pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. The Hi Fliers with Pete Kanaras, formerly of the Nighthawks and Flatfoot Sam Peightal, a strong and soulful singer, writer and harmonica player will perform a unique blend of Swing, Jump, Chicago and Down in the Basement 'Gut Bucket' Blues.

LINWOOD TAYLOR BAND February 10, 9:30pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. The Linwood Taylor Band will bring the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters, as well as Freddy King, Albert King, and Albert Collins to life beginning at 9:30pm!! This talented Bluesman also plays a bare-bones acoustic guitar and entertains at venues in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

JOHNNY SMOOTH & FRIENDS February 22, 5-8pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. Johnny Smooth & Friends take the stage for Friday Happy Hour and bring with them many classic rock favorites!!

RUBEN MONTOYA BAND February 28, 9:30 pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. Ruben Montoya Band bring their Funky Blues Roots to our stage beginning at 9:30pm. A Baltimore based guitar player, singer/songwriter whose influences include such artists as Bill Withers, Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Los Silver, The Meters, Freddie King, Albert King, SRV and a whole lot of Texas musicians. Ruben has played with, opened up for, or shared the stage with well known artists such as Anders Osborne, Joan Osborne, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eric Lindell, and Dicky Betts among others.