Community Notes


ST. LOUIS CHURCH CONCERT SERIES Oct 30, 7:30pm. The East Coast Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble presented by The Candlelight Concert Society, will display an organic ensemble of chamber music in the main St. Louis Church.

VIVALDI "GLORIA" October 30, time and location TBD. The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus opens its 45th season with a celebratory piece, Vivaldi's Gloria. The chorus and festival orchestra will be conducted by CPC co-director Laura Lee Fisher. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888

HISTORIC MARKER UNVELING FOR LAURA LAURENSON BYRNE Ellicott City Suffragist, Sun, Nov 14, 1-2pm. Join the Howard County Historical Society, The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, and the Pomeroy Foundation for an unveiling of a Historic Marker from the Pomeroy Foundation Honoring the Life and Work of noted Ellicott City Suffragist, Laura Laurenson Byrne. Following brief remarks from the Historical Society, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, the Pomeroy Foundation and Local Officials, the newly installed sign will be unveiled. Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are required. Please email to RSVP. Due to COVID, we are asking that anyone who wishes to attend the event, be mindful of social distancing and mask requirements.

ST NICK CELEBRATION St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2892 Rt. 97, Glenwood, MD. Join us on Saturday, December 4th from 9 to 11 a.m. for our annual community event, A Family-Focused Celebration: Breakfast, Crafts, Visit with St Nick, Child Friendly Fun, Wreaths, Amaryllis Bulbs and Rosemary Christmas Trees for Sale. For general information, Covid policy and event updates see:, email contact:, church phone: 410-489-4035

HANDLE'S MESSIAH Dec 5, 7:30pm, Jim Rouse Theatre (JRT), Columbia, MD. Joining the Columbia Pro Cantare chorus and Festival Orchestra for this performance of Handel's Messiah will be popular guest soloists Amy van Roekel, soprano; MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo; Charles Reid, tenor; and Lester Lynch, baritone. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888.

HOLIDAY CONCERT December 19, 2021, 4:00 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD, A Christmas Nol, CPC Chamber Singers. The annual holiday concert of the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers, featuring Christmas music from five centuries and around the world, sung a capella and accompanied. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888.

CHRISTMAS SALE The Knights of Columbus St. Michaels of Poplar Springs Council 10525 will offer Christmas Items for sale Nov 6 thru Dec 19 at each weekend mass in the Fellowship Hall at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Mount Airy MD.

MALL WALKING AT THE MALL IN COLUMBIA recurring daily, 6am-11am, The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 1600 - Management Office, Columbia, MD.

"COMING THROUGH STRONG!" ART SHOW recurring daily through Dec 31, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD. Presented By: HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

AWANA PROGRAM recurring weekly on Sundays, 6-7:30pm, church Building, 9605 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6324

DURUFLE REQUIEM recurring daily thru March 6, 2022, Columbia Pro Cantare, 8510 High Ridge Road, Studio 17, Ellicott City, MD. Call 410-696-2888 for more information. Free.


APPLE DUMPLING SALE sponsored by Union Bridge Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 8 W. Locust St, Union Bridge, Md. $4 baked & unbaked, sugar free available. Pick up Oct 24 noon-2pm. Order before Oct 19th. Contact Missi to order at 443-340-9462.

HACKNEY HAUNTS BITE FIGHT Fri & Sat in Oct 7-10pm, Townmall of Westminster, 400 N. Center Street, Westminster, $10 admission.

HACKNEY HAUNTS THE HAUNTING OF HACKNEY HOUSE Fri & Sat in Oct, 7-10pm, Townmall of Westminster, 400 N. Center St, Westminster, MD. $10 admission.

HAUNTED CORN MAZE Fri & Sat in Oct, 6-10pm, Local Homestead Products, 2425 Marston Rd, New Windsor, MD. $10 admission.

CHICKEN SALAD, CHICKEN CORN SOUP & VEGETABLE SOUP SALE sponsored by the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Department, Nov 5, Windsor Station in New Windsor, 10am-2pm & 5pm-7pm. Pint of homemade chicken salad, $8/ea; quart of homemade chicken corn soup, $8/ea; quart of homemade beef vegetable soup, $8/ea. Deadline for ordering is Mon, Oct 25th. To order call: 410-635-2909 or 410-775-7402.

OAKLAND UM CHURCH CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Please join us Nov 5, 9am-7:30pm & Nov 6, 9am-2pm for Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts, Soups & Sandwiches. Oakland United Methodist Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD. Free event.

BARNYARD BINGO AT THE GAMBER FIRE COMPANY to support the Deer Park Lions Club. November 6th, doors open at 5:30 pm, kitchen opens at 6 pm, bingo starts at 7 pm. $25 per person, includes 20 games and several specials. Meat and poultry bundles for prizes. King Tut chance to win a cash prize. Bring 2 cans of food for Carroll County Food Sunday and get a free bingo card. For tickets and information, contact Dave Hopkins at 443-257-5882 or"

CARROLL COUNTY COIN CLUB ANNUAL COIN SHOW November 6, 9:30am-5pm, Best Western Conference Center, Westminster, MD (Rt.140 at WMC Dr). Silver Dollars, Gold coins, error coins. For more information call 240-426-0808.

GIFT CARD BINGO! Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 West Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. 20 games, $50 in gift cards per game. Jr & Sr jackposts. $150 & $200 in gift cards. Food will be available for purchase. $25 per person. Call Carol 443-244-2820 for tickets. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Union Bridge Fire Company.

CHURCH SEEKS HOLLY MART VENDORS Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Holly Mart, to be held from 8:30 AM to 2 PM Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. Vendors are wanted to offer a variety of Christmas and seasonal crafts, decorations, gifts, home and personal accessories, and direct sales/home-based products. There is a $15 reservation fee and a 10% donation of vendor sales is requested for the church. Holly Mart is Ebenezer UMC's largest fundraiser of the year and draws several hundred visitors. Deadline for space is Nov. 1, 2021. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor Chairperson, at

CHRISKINDLMARKT Nov 20, 11am-4pm. Come and join us for a German-style Christmas Mart. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, along with a variety of hand-crafted and unique gifts from vendors in the Grist Mill and Tannery. A portion of the historic Homestead will be decorated and open for you to visit. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at Union Mills, celebrating our German heritage! Visit for more information.

CHRISTMAS IN SHIPLEY Drive-thru Christmas Bazaar, Nov 20, Zion UMC, 2716 Old Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Baked goods, soups, jams, sandwiches, shrimp basket. Pre-orders only by Nov 13. To order or for more information call 410-848-9080.

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT presented by Stone Chapel UMC, December 4th, featuring Salem Bottom Boys. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starst at 7pm. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be collected. Masks optional. Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD.

SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE QUARTS SALE Dec 5, pick up 12-3pm at the Union Bridge Fire Co, 8 Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. Quarts will be sold by preorders $7. To order call 443-340-9462. Deadline for orders in Nov 23.

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. the third Saturday of each month at the new food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-through. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, 2021. 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


SALSA UNDER THE STARS 3rd Wednesday thru Oct 20, 7-10pm, presented By Frederick Arts Councilm Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., (Corner of S. Carroll and E. All Saints St.), Frederick, MD. Suggested $5 donation.

JESSE JAMES DAY 10/23/2021, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults:$14; Seniors 55+: $12; Kids 2-12: $10; Kids under 2 free when riding on a lap. 301-898-0899

YOGA IN THE VINES 10/24, 11am-12pm, Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Road, Mount Airy, MD. $20. 301-831-5464

YOGA WITH YOGAMOUR Tuesdays thru Oct 26, 5:30-6:30pm, presented By Frederick Arts Council, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD.

ONE VAST HOSPITAL, CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR in Downtown Frederick, recurring weekly on Saturdays 2-3pm thru October 30, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $15 and Free for Museum Members. Tickets include the tour and Museum admission. 301-695-1864.

AUTUMN EXCURSION 10/24/2021, 10/30/2021, 10/31/2021, 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults $14, Seniors (55 and over) $12, Children (2 thru 12) $10, Children under 2 are free if riding on a lap - otherwise they must have a ticket.

DINNER TRAINS 11/6/2021, 6-8pm, Walkerville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults $91 (Includes tax and gratuity); Children 12 and under $67 (Includes tax and gratuity). 301-898-0899.

2021 FREDERICK JAZZ FESTIVAL Presented By Weinberg Center for the Arts, November 6, 1pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $55-$60 per person. 301-600-2828.

FALL CHESTNUT ROAST Nov 6, 11am-4pm, Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD. $15/person.

FREDERICK FIBERFEST Nov 6, 9am-4pm, The Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. Pre-register for free; $5 at door. 240-215-8673.

TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL 2nd Sat of the month, thru Nov 13, 2021, 6-9pm, Frederick Clay Studio, 119 N. East St., Frederick, MD. $100 Registration Fee.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Nov 13, 8am-2pm, 12027 South St. Libertytown, MD. Apple dumplings, crafs, homemade goodies, sandwiches, soups, bake table, raffles & much more. For more information for table rentals call Mary 301-401-2824. To order apple dumplings call Marge 301-898-7989. Sponsored by Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

BEAU SOIR ENSEMBLE Nov 14, 3-4:30pm, presented by Calvary UMC, 131 W. Second St, Frederick, MD. Free Admission.

FREDERICK SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS PJ O'Rourke, November 18, 7:30pm, The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. Admission between $35-$55. 301-600-2828.

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY HISTORY Nov 14, 21, 28, 2-3pm, presented by Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick, 515 South Market Street, Frederick, MD. $14 per person. 301-668-8922.

THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BAZAAR Saturdays Oct 31 thru Feb 19, 2022, 12-5pm, 331 Market St. Parking Lot, 331 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Free.


ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR Nov 6, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams, bake sale, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, Grandma's Attic (vintage items), raffles and more! BBQ Lunch served 11am-1pm. Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD. or 301-384-4394.


SKYLA BURRELL BLUES BAND Oct 23, 9:30pm, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. The Skyla Burrell Blues Band is a full time, hardworking traveling blues band, known for their high-energy electric blues "Sassy, sexy and full of fire, this crew rallies behind their leader mightily and all keep the party going in fine style. This is one white girl that knows what the blues are about."

MATT KELLY'S SWANGBANG, Oct 30, 9:30pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. Matt Kelley's Swangbang! The Full Band plays a mix of Blues, Country, Western Swing, Hip Hop, Soul, Dixieland, Swing, Funk, and more of same! Matt is the Winner 2010 Albert King Award for Best Guitarist at the annual International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN! This band excels at it all so sit back and enjoy the fireworks!