Community Notes


Howard County Notes

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.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE will open its 42nd season, Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia. The concert, "Go for Baroque," will feature works by Baroque masters G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach, Domenico Cimarosa and others. Joining the full chorus and CPC Chamber Singers will be soprano soloist Sarah Hayashi, a graduate of Peabody Institute who was a finalist in the recent international Handel Aria Competition, the Howard County Concert Chamber Orchestra, and Sammy Marshall, organist. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7 pm and a post-concert reception. A silent auction will benefit the chorus' 2018-2019 season. Tickets are $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. Group rates available. To order tickets, visit the CPC website, www.procantare.org, or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

KINETICS DANCE THEATRE PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY 35th Anniversary Season & BODY: a celebration of dance for people, not for profit. 8:00pm, Friday, October 26th at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD. $18 General, $15 Advance, $12 Student, $10 Advance. Tickets available day of show at the box office by cash or check.

BEAT THE RUSH DIRECT SALES AND CRAFT SHOW sponsored by Ct. St. Louis #2579, October 27th 9am-3pm St. Louis Pastoral Center for info. email: sczskit@gmail.com or call 410-992-9934.

HAM & OYSTER SUPPER Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, Clarksville, MD will hold its annual Ham & Oyster Supper on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 3 to 7 PM. The event includes a ham and oyster dinner served family style, optional dessert table, bazaar, bake sale, and book sale. Menu consists of hand patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, coleslaw, rolls, jelly, relishes, assorted desserts (priced separately),iced tea, lemonade, and coffee. Carry outs available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at door. Children (6-10) $8. For tickets call 410-531-5653 or order online at www.l-lumc.org. The church is located at 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane (across from Freestate) in Clarksville, MD.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 3, 10am-2pm, Gary Memorial UMC, 2029 Daniels Rd. Ellicott City, (29N to 99, left at traffic circle, Daniels Rd on left through park & up hill).

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Fri Nov 9, 5-9pm & Sat Nov 10, 9am-3pm, 8300 Old Columbia Rd, Fulton, MD.

HOWARD CHAPEL-RIDGEVILLE UMC 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 10, 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are adults and carry-outs $20, Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

JUMP FOR OUR HEROES Benefit jumper show for Operation Second Chance, Nov 10, Divisions from ground poles to 3'6", Placing 1st-6th, Champion and reserve champion in each division. Open to the public. Show held in the indoor arena. Warm up held in the outdoor. Casual attire. Ample parking. Port a potty on site. Over 50 Silent auction from horse items to household. Location: Oak Spring Equestrian, 15195 Bushy Park Rd., Woodbine MD. Show starts at 9am, Beer & Wine garden opens at 11am. Concert with Richie Fields band at 6pm: $10 donation per person. Contact: Shannen Sullivan, 443-745-9276.

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.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTER ANNUAL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE November 18, 2018 at Resurrection Parish,3175 Paulskirk Rd, Ellicott City, 8 to 1:30 PM. Craft Tables for rent at $25.00. Contact Helen Nycum for details. 410-461-6710.

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! www.trilogy.health. 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. www.trilogy.health.

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.

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING Both new and experienced gardeners are invited to register for the 2019 Master Gardener Training Program offered by the University of Maryland Extension, Howard County Office. Training will cover plant, insect and disease problems, and a variety of other topics related to sustainable and environmental impacts of gardening practices. Training is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and will end on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. An orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Classes will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office in Ellicott City. Cost of the training is $195. The mission of the Master Gardeners is to provide education to consumers; therefore, willingness to volunteer time is essential. Lack of hands-on experience in the garden should not deter potential applicants. Anyone with a keen interest in gardening - and especially those with other skills and interests, such as writing, graphics and computer knowledge - is encouraged to apply. The registration deadline is November 2, 2018. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To receive a Master Gardener registration packet, call the University of Maryland Extension - Howard County office at 410-313-2707.


Carroll County Notes

FRIED CHICKEN/FRIED SHRIMP BUFFET American Legion Auxiliary Gold Star Unit 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, Fried Chicken/Fried Shrimp Buffet, Homemade Desserts, Friday Oct. 19, 5-7pm. Adults $14, Children 6 12 $7, under 5 FREE, All proceeds support Auxiliary Programs. Call 410 861-6118.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED 8 W Locust St., Union Bridge, Md, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Doors Open at 4pm, ONLY $40/person: Includes oysters (fixed 4 ways) with plenty of fixin's, pit beef, steamed shrimp, and plenty of sides and drinks!

PANCAKE BRUNCH Oct 20, 6am-11am, Mt. Zion Church, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD. $8 adult, $3 children 6-12, free under 6.

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.

SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER sponsored by Union Bridge Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday, October 28, noon-3pm. ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET INCLUDES HAM, PEAS, APPLESAUCE, ROLLS, DRINK AND DESSERT! Pre-Order Quarts available for $7! Contact Missi to order at 443-340-9462.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT ZION UMC OF SHIPLEY 2716 Old Washington Road, November 3, 7-9pm (door open at 5), "Cooking with Fire"Admissions is free - a "free will" offering will be taken during each event. Refreshments available throughout the evening. Call Bonnie 410-374-1178.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Nov 3, 10am-2pm, Mount Airy Senior Center. If you want to rent a table for $25 please call Doris at 410-458-6458. We are looking for hand crafted items.

ST. PAUL'S HOLIDAY BAZZAR Saturday, Nov 3, 9am-2 pm, 16457 Old Frederick Rd. Mt. Airy. 410-489-4411. Gift-to-Go, Gourmet-to-Go, Cheese Balls, Baked Goods, 3 Raffles, Gift Baskets/Silent Auction, Collectibles, Crafts.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT SHOW November 10, 9am-5pm, St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 9190 Church St., Union Bridge, MD 21791. Silent auction table, themed basket raffles, 50/50, general store featuring Christmas decorations and handmade items, bake sale, handmade quilt raffle, light fare. Free visits with Santa from 12-2pm. 301-898-5111.

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. 10, 2018 at the Winfield Fire Hall on Liberty Road. Vendors are wanted to offer Christmas, autumn/winter decorations, gifts and crafts, jewelry and accessories, home dcor items, unique crafts and direct sales/home-based business products, such as Tupperware and other household/decorative items. There is a $10 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. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor chairperson, at stmpnsusan@aol.com about a space at Holly Mart.

FAMILY STYLE GERMAN DINNER Nov 10, 4-7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster. Menu: Keilbasa, pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, red cabbage, applesauce, cucumber salad, rolls, assorted desserts, coffee/iced tea. Adults $15, children (6-12) $7, children under 5 free.

EBENEZER UMC ANNUAL HOLLY MART will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. This event features handmade church crafts, birdfeeders, four flavors of cheeseballs, baked goods, handmade chocolates and baked goods, jar recipes; a silent auction; and valuable door prize basket. Vendors and direct-sale businesses will offer holiday and home dcor items, wreaths, wood working, hand-sewn and knitted items, personal and home accessories, metal art work, fragrances, jewelry, cosmetics, Girl Scout cookies, fabric items, needlework, clothing, Charlene Farm products, flavored nuts, and Usborne Books. Ebenezer's CAMP HOPE ministry will have a table. The lunch menu will feature a variety of homemade soups and pies; beef barbecue and chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs; apple dumplings; nachos and cheese; fresh veggie cup with dip; and hot and cold drinks. New this year will be gluten-free options on the menu. The fire hall site offers plenty of free parking. Information: church office, 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; e-mail to eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or visit www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 10, 9am-3pm. Fried oyster platters, ham platters, chicken tender platters w/sides, hot dogs, soup, sandwiches and homemade pies will be served. Santa will be there to greet the children. There will be crafts, Santa s Re-gifting Area, homemade gift items, gift baskets, a bake table, woodworking demonstrations and hayrides. For more information, call the church at 410-875-4101.

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 An evening of fun and dancing, Nov 12, 6:30-10pm, Winfield VFD Social Hall. A DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-591-5255.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET Nov 17, 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. Call or text Melvin Smith by Nov 12 at 443-789-3823. A few tickets will be available at the door.

WESTMINSTER TOY TRAIN SHOW Sponsored by the Deer Park Lions Club, held at the Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, Nov 18, 10am-3pm. Large operating train layout sponsored by The Baltimore American Flyer Club. 190 tables of toy trains and related items for sale, including LIonel, American Flyer, Bing, Ives, HO, N, Standard Gauge and many others. Refreshments by the Deer Park Lions Club. Admission $5. For info call Richard Liebno 410-848-4929.

TOY TRAIN SHOW Nov 18, 10am-3pm, Sponsored by the Deer Park Lions Club, Agricultural Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

CRAFTERS/VENDORS WANTED for our annual "A White Rock Christmas" Bazaar on December 1, 2018 from 9am-3pm, White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville, MD. For more information call 410.627.0310 or email rj-hudson@hotmail.com.

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 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.

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/

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 southcarrolllions@gmail.com.

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

REVERSO Reverso, a new chamber jazz ensemble co-led by trombonist Ryan Keberle and pianist Frank Woeste, presents their original work, "Suite Ravel," in concert. Inspired by classical composer Maurice Ravel, they attempt to bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music. Keberle and Woeste along with acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander and drummer extraordinaire Johnathan Blake make up the outstanding quartet that is Reverso. Oct 18, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. Advance Ticket $25, in advance, $30 day of. 301-600-2828 for more information.

MOVIE NIGHT ON THE CREEK: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS October 19, 6-9pm, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. Free.

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.

AN EVENING WITH JEANNE ROBERTSON October 20, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Specializing in hilarious humor based on her life experiences, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences being funny. Yet she also knows her job is far more than "being funny." Her message is that a sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. She believes that this humor attitude can be developed and refined, and she outlines how to do so while captivating her audiences with funny, original stories. All seats $49.55.

MIDDLETOWN SCARECROWS MARCH DOWN MAIN STREET Oct 20, 4:30pm, Martha Mason Drive & Main Street, Middletown, MD. Dress in costume and march in Middletown's Annual Halloween Parade, the parade begins at 5:00 PM. The parade will begin at Martha Mason Drive and continue down Main Street. It will end at the tent behind the municipal center for candy, drinks and cash prizes. Judging starts at 4:30 PM on Martha Mason Drive. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to be awarded in the following categories: Babies, Most Original, Ugliest, Funniest, Prettiest and Family. Contact Tom Nyswaner for additional details at 301-606-7272. The parade is sponsored by the Town of Middletown and the Middletown Lions Club.

SPIRITS OF THE FURNACE Oct 20, 6:30-9pm, Catoctin Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, MD. A guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Refreshments will be available at the 1820 Collier's Log house. Kids can also make a craft. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. 443-463-6437 for more information.

ALL-U-CAN EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST Liberty/Central U.M. Church, Libertytown, M.D.. Sat. Oct. 20, 7am-11am. Adults $8, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

QUARTERMANIA! Oct 21, 8101 Crum Rd, Mount Pleasant (Walkersville), MD. Doors open at 12:30pm, bidding begins at 2pm. Benefits Local Good Works. Tickets $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For tickets call Alden 301-845-4387.

HOMEGROWN HAY DAYS Oct 20-21, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, Frederick County Farms, Frederick, MD. Get ready to pack up the family and visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them. Each farm hosts a variety of special activities and events. While you're enjoying your time on the farm, you'll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County. No registration or ticket required. Call 301-600-1058 for more information.

OKTOBERFEST AT SCHIFFERSTADT Oct 20, 10am-5pm & Oct 21 12-5pm, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD. Celebrate fall on the grounds of a picturesque, historic German farmhouse. This traditional festival features juried arts, crafts, cultural activities, German food and drink, oompah band, colonial history demonstrators and children's fun. $3 per adult. Call 301-663-3885 for more information.

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.

MURDER & MAYHEM WALKING TOUR Saturdays Oct 6-27, 7-8:30pm, Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. $10 Adult, $8 Senior (60+), $7 Child (6-12 years, Free Children 5 and under. Call 301-663-1188 for more information.

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.

FALL FOLIAGE TRAIN RIDE 10/6/2018, 10/7/2018, 10/14/2018, 10/20/2018, 10/21/2018, 10/27/2018, 10/28/2018,1 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD. Adults $12, Seniors (55 and over) $11, Children (3 thru 12) $10, Children 2 and under are free if riding on a lap - otherwise they must have a ticket.

BACK FROM THE DEAD CEMETERY WALK 10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. $5/person in advance online; $7/person at the door the day of the walk. Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 15 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others "come to life", telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. It take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, which holds the walk in partnership with Mount Saint Mary's Campus Ministry Office. The walk is recommended for ages 14 and up. You can get tickets here. Groups are welcome; reservations are appreciated for groups of 10 or more. The event is held rain or shine; please dress for an evening outdoors. The walk lasts for about 30-40 minutes. If you come, be sure to see our museum, which will be open during this time.

BLITHE SPIRIT A comic play by Nol Coward about a socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a sance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. 10/19, 10/20, 10/21 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., The Performing Arts Factory, Frederick, MD 21701. $22 Adults, $18 students and Seniors 65+. Call 301-662-3722 for more information.

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.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Nov 3, 8am-2pm, Libertytown Fire Hall, 12027 South St. Libertytown, MD. Crafts, home-made goodies, sandwiches, soups, bake table and much more. For more information or table rentals call Mary 301-401-2824. Sponsored by Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN 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.

SCREAMLAND FARMS Friday & Saturdays, Sept 28-Nov 3, Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD. Three screamtastic haunted attractions: Barn of Bedlam, Corrupted Corn, and Hayride of Horrors. Campfire and other scary fun like Zombie Paintball and the Escape Room experience. Gates open at 7pm. Last ticket sold at 10pm. The event does not close until all tickets have been redeemed for the night. Not Recommended for Children Under 13. NOTE: Parental Discretion Advised - children are permitted, but only you know if it will give them nightmares afterwards. 301-845-8099.

"ANNIE" thru Nov 3, Fri & Sat 6pm, Sun 12:30pm, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Friday evenings and Sunday matinees: $46 for buffet & show, Saturday evenings: $50 for buffet & show. 301-662-6600 for more information.

FALL FUN FESTIVAL thru- Nov 4, 10am-6pm, Gaver Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 5501 Detrick Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Call 301-865-3515 for more information.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, Oct 18-Nov 11, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. A bullied schoolboy, a mysterious new neighbor and their unlikely bond. A supernatural coming of age love story based on the novel of the same name that touches the heart.

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

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 11am-2pm, Saturdays and Sundays through November 18, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65/person. Call 301-658-7520 for more information.

HOLIDAY BIG MONEY BINGO Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, Nov 24. Doors open at 4pm, dinner served 4:30-5:30pm, games start at 6:30pm. Total prize money over $10,000. 20 games paying up to $5000, 3 jackpots paying $500, $1000, $1000. $60/person, incls 9 pack and dinner. Extra papers 9 pack $15, 6 pack $10, 3 pack $5. Jackpots $1 per strip. For information and/or tickets contact Carol Fuller at 240-285-3134 or email cfuller769@gmail.com. All proceeds to benefit the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department.

TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL Always wanted to try throwing clay on a Potter's Wheel? Here is your chance! The Potters' Guild of Frederick holds an introductory evening at the potter's wheel on the 2nd Saturday of each month from thru Dec 8, 6-9pm at the Frederick Clay Studio, Frederick Clay Studio, 119 N. East St., Frederick, MD. No experience is necessary. The Guild instructors provide all the materials and tools needed for the evening. All you need to bring is yourself and an old towel. To register and pay for the event, go to www.pottersguildoffrederick.com and click on "Classes". Pieces made by the participants are finished by the Instructors and ready for pick-up about 3 weeks after the course. Presented By The Potter's Guild of Frederick. $100 registration fee. Call 301-360-0640 for more information.

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


Montgomery County Notes

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 26, 8:30pm, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 27, 2:00pm, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

HARVEST OF HOPE YARD SALE to benefit House of Hope Maryland Day School, Saturday October 27, 8am-1pm rain or shine, 17826 New Hampshire Avenue, Ashton, MD. If you have items you would like to donation please contact us at kim@houseofhopemaryland.org or 301-774-3804 www.houseofhopemaryland.org.

HERO DOGS NEEDS PUPPY RAISERS! Hero Dogs is expecting their first litter of puppies and will soon need many puppy raisers. On Sunday October 28th, we are holding our Puppy Program Orientation at 12:30PM for any interested puppy raiser or sitter volunteer. You will learn about the role of puppy raisers and sitters as well as the responsibilities and commitments required and how to decide which you should be. We are located near Brookeville (a mile or two from intersection of Georgia Ave & Damascus Rd, but we don't show up on the GPS services), more detailed instructions and map will be provided to registered attendees the Friday before the event. Please register for at www.hero-dogs.org/events Contact us with questions at hero@hero-dogs.org or 1-888-570-8653

HERO DOGS NEEDS PUPPY RAISERS! Hero Dogs has just had their first litter of puppies and will soon need many puppy raisers and sitters for these service dogs in training. On Sunday October 28th, we are holding our Puppy Program Orientation at 12:30PM for any interested puppy raiser or sitter volunteer. You will learn about the role of puppy raisers and sitters as well as the responsibilities and commitments required and how to decide which you should be. We are located near Brookeville (a mile or two from intersection of Georgia Ave & Damascus Rd, but we don't show up on the GPS services), more detailed instructions and map will be provided to registered attendees the Friday before the event. Please register for at www.hero-dogs.org/events Contact us with questions at hero@hero-dogs.org or 1-888-570-8653.

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. www.mystandrew.org or 301-384-4394.

ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams & sauces, bake sale, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, Grandma's Attic (vintage items) and more! BBQ Lunch served 11-1. Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD. www.mystandrew.org or 301-384-4394.

HERO DOGS GRADUATION Please join us on Saturday, November 10th for a celebration of the graduation of two new Veteran/Hero Dog team, as well as a new Facility Dog team and the placement of two Skilled Home Companions. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:30PM, in the Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney MD 20832. Light Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Please RSVP at www.hero-dogs.org.

HERO DOGS VOLUNTEER TRAINING On Sunday November 18 we are offering two volunteer trainings. At 12:30PM for any volunteer interested in working one of our three daily shifts with our kennel dogs. Introduction to Hero Dogs is offered at 3PM for all interested volunteers, applicants and donors. You will learn about our mission to raise, train and provide Service Dogs for veterans and first responders, get the overview of our program, volunteer positions, a dog demo and kennel tour. We are located near Brookeville (a mile or two from intersection of Georgia Ave & Damascus Rd, but we don't show up on the GPS services), more detailed instructions and map will be provided to registered attendees the Friday before the event. Please register for each session at www.hero-dogs.org/events Contact us with questions at hero@hero-dogs.org or 1-888-570-8653


General Notes

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 20, 7:30pm, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.