Community Notes


HOWARD COUNTY NOTES

COLOR BURST ICE RINK AT MERRIWEATHER DISTRICT Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD, thru Jan 31. You will have a 75-minute skate period beginning when you enter the rink, Mon-Thurs 4-9pm, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm. Tickets are required and guests are strongly encouraged to purchase in advance of your visit. For any ticket-related requests or questions, please email colorburstrink@incerinkevents.com or call 941-718-8133. Adults $14. Kids $14.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE February 5 - "The Quaker School Children's Museum Building", Pat Greenwald, Chairwomen of the Education Committee Howard County Historical Society. Free for HCHS members, $5 per person for non-members. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit https://hchsmd.org/education-programs-activities/info@hchsmd.org or call 410-480-3250.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE March 5, "Women of Howard County" Paulette Lutz, Deputy Director Howard County Historical Society. Free for HCHS members, $5 per person for non-members. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit https://hchsmd.org/education-programs-activities/info@hchsmd.org or call 410-480-3250.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE April 2, "Civil War Battlefields of Maryland" Fred Campbell, Director of FFC Historical Tours and Historian. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit https://hchsmd.org/education-programs-activities/info@hchsmd.org or call 410-480-3250.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE May 7, "Stories from Laurel's 150 Years" Ann Bennett, Executive Director Laurel Historical Society. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit https://hchsmd.org/education-programs-activities/info@hchsmd.org or call 410-480-3250.

MASTERWORKS FINALE 4pm, Sunday, June 6, 2021, featuring The Columbia Orchestra and choirs. St. Louis Church, Clarksville, MD. For more information visit www.stlconcertseries.org or call 410-531-6040 for tickets or more information.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE June 4, "Colonial Iron Industry at Elkridge Landing" Lee Preston, Jr., Retired Archaeologist. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit https://hchsmd.org/education-programs-activities/info@hchsmd.org or call 410-480-3250.


CARROLL COUNTY NOTES

Tell Us How You Lived: Unearthing Union Mills' History Virtual event, Jan 26, 7-8:15pm. Carroll County's Union Mills is an exceptionally significant and well-preserved industrial and residential complex, but how did professional historians and archaeologists make that determination? Join moderator Elizabeth Anderson Comer, principal of EAC/Archaeology, Inc., and a team of experts as they present the results of a multi-year research project. Archaeological, architectural, cultural landscape, LiDAR, and documentary research will be presented by Dr. Rob Wanner, Dr. Paula Stoner Reed, and Paul Albert. This public programming is an opportunity for the Union Mills Homestead's many stakeholders, including the public at large, to learn about the important findings made in the course of this project, which was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you'd like to join us through Zoom, please register. If you will be joining us on Facebook or YouTube, no need to register, just tune into the live stream of the program. Registration for this event will be open from January 12, 2021 @ 9:00am to January 26, 2021 @ 6:00pm. Allowed Ages: 10 to Adult. Visit info@unionmills.org for more information.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Feb 6, 7-11am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

STOP SWAP & SAVE February 14, 9am-2pm, Carroll County Ag Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster, MD. The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!! Beat the cold and kick-off your Spring cycling season at the SWAP! Admission is still only $5 (cash only!) and includes over 50,000 square feet (yes, it's all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you're looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used, there's something for everyone... all for sale at discounted prices!

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET March 6, 7am-11am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

UNION MILLS HOMESTEAD FLOWER & PLANT MARKET April 30 11am-4pm, May 1 9am-4pm & May 2 10am-4pm. Come see our beautiful selections of your favorite regionally grown: hanging baskets,annuals/perennials, vegetable plants & herbs, shrubs, heirloom vegetables.Browse the Tannery and Garden Wagons for the perfect additions to your garden. Visit the Gardener's Corner for gently used books, pots, containers, and other garden-related bargains. Visit the booths of our specialty plant growers, craft, and garden-related vendors. Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD. Visit info@unionmills.org.

GROWING OUR CREW - ADOPTION Is running a shoe drive fundraiser and are asking for help from their community. They will be collecting new and gently worn shoes thru June 1, 2021. Drop off location will be 687 Skyline Way, Westminster, MD 21157; or 5099 Klee Mill Rd S, Sykesville, MD 21784.

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT July 17 9am-9:15pm & July 18 9am-3pm. Visit info@unionmills.org for more information.

MASON-DIXON JEEP GATHER, Oct 17, 10am-3pm. Come out and see a large collection of Willys and Jeeps at the historic Union Mills Homestead. Since 2008, this is one of the largest vintage Jeep shows on the East Coast. This year is the 15th Anniversary of this annual event. See World War II and Korean War era military Jeeps and the civilian Jeeps and utility vehicles that are the grandfathers of today's Jeeps & SUVs. Jeeps can be entered into one of three categories at the show: Best Military Jeep, Best CJ (Civilian Jeep) and Best Non-Jeep. The non-jeep category features Willys trucks and station wagons. Everyone in attendance will vote on each of the three categories to name the winners. Visit info@unionmills.org for more information.

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 info@unionmills.org for more information.

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 Saturday Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, 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 eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.


FREDERICK COUNTY NOTES

TRIVIA NIGHT recurring weekly on Wednesday thru January 27, 7-9pm, Idion Brewing Co, 340 E. Patrick St., Ste. 104, Frederick, MD.

TOURS IN THE BARREL ROOM Saturdays thru Jan 30, 2021, 3pm, Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 55 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD, $10.

JEFF DANIELS - ALIVE AND WELL ENOUGH Jan 30, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2868. Tickets $20-$30.

MEATEATER: OFF THE AIR February 12, 8pm, The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $45-175.

MEATEATER: OFF THE AIR Feb 12, 8pm, The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. Tickets $45-175.

CARILLON RECITALS IN BAKER PARK recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday thru Feb 21,12:30pm-1pm, Baker Parkk Carillon, Baker Park, Federick, MD. Free.

MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! February 27, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Standard - $60.

THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BAZAAR Saturdays thru Feb 27, 12pm-5pm, parking lot, 331 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Free

DISTRICK ARTS PRESENTS "SYMPHONY IN PASTEL" recurring weekly Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun, Feb 3-28, 12-6pm, DISTRICT Arts, 15 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. 301-695-4050. Free

THE LEPRECHAUN LUAU March 6, 4-8pm, Frederick Community College Fieldhouse, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. $65.

FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK March 1-7, recurring daily, Downtown Frederick & Frederick County.

ROCKY BLEIER: THE PLAY March 18, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $32, $37, $41.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL recurring weekly on Sat & Sun, March 13-21, 2021, 10am-2pm, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD. $3/person.

VINYASA YOGA Saturdays thru September 18, 1-1:45pm, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5103 Pegasus Ct, Frederick, $10 Drop in Rate.

TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL 2nd Sat of the month, March 12-Nov 13, 2021, 6-9pm, Frederick Clay Studio, 119 N. East St., Frederick, MD. $100 Registration Fee.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOTES

MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. MARK KLEIN Virtual event. Potomac-based Dr. Klein will discuss "Franklin Rock." Jan 21, 11am-12pm. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91207107024


GENERAL NOTES

VIRTUAL PAIN NITE: A LOVE CHIRPING SUNSET Jan 21, 7pm. Adults only. $15 per person. Join me for a fun Paint Nite virtual event! Customize your painting with your favorite colors! Learn how to mix the colors to achieve this beautiful painting. For more information, visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/nj/princeton/17075/events/virtual-event-p/january-21/virtual-paint-party-10270191/