Community Notes


HOWARD COUNTY NOTES

"HALLELUJAH: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION" will be performed in a free community concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Louis Church, Clarksville. Special appearances by the Orchestra of St. Louis, guest artists, soloists, adult and children's choirs will feature a medley of traditional carols, Yuletide classics and contemporary favorites for the whole family. Admission is free for the Series' most popular family concert, with best seating on a first come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable, shelf-stable donations for the Howard County Community College Food Bank. For more information about the event, food requested or to make a free will contribution to the Series visit www.stlconcertseries.org.

FIRST FRUITS CHRISTMAS BLUEGRASS Dec 16 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 10525 will offer Christmas Cards for sale Nov 5 thru Dec 18 before Mass on Saturdays at 5pm, and Sunday at 8am, 10:30am, and 12:15pm at St. Michaels Catholic Church. 240-394-0696.

GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY An approachable worship environment for the devout and the curious. All are welcome to celebrate Christmas with St. Andrew's, Glenwood. Christmas Eve Services: 4pm Family Pageant at Parish House, 5:30pm Choral Worship at Parish House, 7pm Choral Worship at Union Chapel, 9pm Candlelight Worship at Union Chapel Festive. Christmas Day Services, 8am Union Chapel, 9am Parish House. www.standrewsglenwood.org.

NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL COFFEEHOUSE Dec 31 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE thru Jan 15, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time, tickets for this show are currently only available for purchase directly though our Box Office 410-730-8311. They will be available through Ticketmaster soon. Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Toby's original adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth and humor of the original. A new holiday classic for subscribers and newcomers alike. Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.


CARROLL COUNTY NOTES

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST December 10, 7:00am-noon, Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road, Mount Airy, MD. Buckwheat & Regular Pancakes, Country Sausage, Milk, Juice, Coffee. $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, kids 5 and under free.

CHRISTMAS CARROLING Dec 10, 5-7pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Please join us as we make our way to the homes of our older members who can't make it to church. We will sing Christmas Carols to bring some Christmas joy from Calvary.

ADVENT PROGRAM Dec 11, 10-11:30am, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Join Calvary for our annual Advent program. It is intertwined in our 11:00am traditional service. Please be sure to join us for our Children's play and our Cantata. A great way to start off the Christmas spirit!

EBENEZER UMC CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS Ebenezer United Methodist Church invites the public to attend its special Christmas events and services at 4901 Woodbine Road in Winfield. A Christmas cantata, "A Child is Born," will be held at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no 8:30 a.m. service that day. Advent worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 18 in the sanctuary. The Children's Christmas Pageant will be held during the 11 a.m. worship service in the Fellowship Hall Dec. 18. Christmas Eve services Dec. 24 will be a traditional family worship with the Chancel choir at 8 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship, with special music, at 10 p.m., both in the sanctuary. Only one worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in the Fellowship Hall. No Sunday school will be held those two Sundays.

TOP OF THE HILL Dec 13, 12-1pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Join our senior group of friends for a fun filled luncheon. Once a month on the 2nd Tuesday. Please call the church office to RSVP and save your spot!

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 food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Saturday Dec. 17, 2022. 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 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY December 17, 2022 at 12:00 noon. Bethesda United Methodist Church will sponsor a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Church Cemetery located at 328 Klee Mill Road, Sykesville, MD to Remember and Honor our veterans. Bethesda Cemetery has 21 known veterans buried at this location, some dating back to the Civil War. Free and open to everyone. For questions please leave a message for return call 410-795-4980.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA SERVICE Dec 17, 12pm, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy. Sponsor a wreath for a Veteran at $15 by contacting Cindy at 443 605-7149 by December 1st.

GERMAN CHRISTMAS SERVICE December 17, 3-4pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Pastor Anke will be presiding over this years German Christmas service. Be sure to join us for this wonderful service spoken in the German language.

HEALING SERVICE Dec 18, 9-10am, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. We will offer prayers of healing at both services. Our Contemporary service is at 9:00 am and our Traditional service is at 11:00 am.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Dec 24, 3-11:55pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will hold 4 services this evening beginning at 3:00pm.

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP A Prayer Shawl Group that meets every Tuesday from 1-3pm in the Parish Center. We knit and crochet shawls and give them to the Dove House and Little Sister's of the Poor or those who are sick and have lost a loved one. If you knit or crochet and can join us on Tuesday's please do so. You can contact Eileen Foerster 443-289-8624.

CARING CONVERSATION every 4th Sunday each month, 10 am-11 am, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy, Md. Join us for a Caring Conversation around mental health, faith and hope. Many of us struggle with mental health, our own or that of a person we love. Calvary is a safe space in which to share and find support. Join us every 4th Sunday.


FREDERICK COUNTY NOTES

FCC HANDBELL ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT BrRing on the Holidays!, Dec 7, 7:30pm, Frederick Community College Visual & Performance Arts Center JBK Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. Free. Suggested donation of $5. 301-846-2566.

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION Presented By Celebrate Frederick, Dec 9, 6:30-8pm, Downtown Frederick, 121 N. Bentz St, Frederick, MD. Free admission.

IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA AT NEW SPIRE ARTS Dec 9, 8pm, New Spire Arts, 15 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 301-600-2828.

AMERICAN MILITARY SPOUSES CHOIR SING "SOUNDS OF THE SEASON" Dec 10, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD 21703. Free. 888-562-6220.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & THE GRINCH, Dec 10, starting at 7:30am or 9:30am, Adventure Park, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd, Monrovia, MD. $24.95 per person. 301-865-6800.

CIVIL WAR STYLE CHURCH SERVICE Dec 10, 1pm-2:30pm, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD. 912-492-4355. Free admission

THE NUTCRACKER 12/9/2022, 12/10/2022, 12/11/2022, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tier 1 $35, Tier 2 $30, Tier 3, $20. 301-600-2828.

SANTA'S FARM FEST AT GREEN MEADOWS FARM Sat & Sun thru Dec 11, 10am-3pm, Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754. $16 (credit) for ages 2 to 92. 301-865-9203.

BREAKFAST Dec 17th, 7am - 11am, Liberty Central U.M. Church, Main Street, Libertytown, MD. Adults $10, children 6 - 12 $6, 5 and under free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, French toast, scrambled eggs, puddin and hominy, fried potatoes, fruit, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea.

GHOST TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK Saturdays thru Dec 17, 7-8:30pm, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. $15 per person.

MISS BENNET CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY weekly Thurs, Fri, Sat thru December 23, 8pm-9:30pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Cost is $32 per person. 301-694-4744.

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 12/9/2022, 12/10/2022, 12/16/2022, 12/17/2022, 12/18/2022, 12/22/2022, 12/23/2022, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600.

CLUE IQ: AN ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE daily, 103 S. Carroll St., Suite 1A, Frederick, MD. 240-815-6458.

CLUSTERED SPIRES QUILT GUILD daily thru 12/31, 9am-5pm, presented by The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD. Free.

SALSA DANCING AT STEINHARDT BREWING Wednesdays thru April 19, 7-10pm, Steinhardt Brewing Company, 340 East Patrick St., Suite 100, Frederick, MD. Cost is $5. 301-471-0901.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOTES

NATUARL HOLIDAY CRAFTS Natural Holiday Crafts, Sun, Dec 11, 1-2:30pm, Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Rd, Rockville, MD.

HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE HILTON ATRIUM Dec 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Ctr, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.

CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY MUSIC Sat, Dec 24, 4-5pm, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. John's Christian Preschool, 4629 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD.


GENERAL NOTES

NUTCRACKER! MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BALLET Dec 7-8, 7pm, The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD.

3RD ANNUAL 12 BARS OF CHRISTMAS CRAWL Dec 10, 12pm - 8pm, Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Place, Baltimore, MD. The 3rd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl(r) is coming to town Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 12 pm-8 pm!! Put on your best holiday onesies, Santa suits, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes! It's the most wonderful crawl of the year!

36TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN ST. MICHAELS Dec 9-11. Enjoy our historic waterfront town during the holidays, with multiple events celebrating Christmas in St. Michaels Christmas in St. Michaels is celebrating its 36th year of fundraising festivities with the return and expansion of its weekend of holiday events taking place on the water and in the heart of historic St. Michaels, Md. this Dec. 10 - 12. This year's events include a Lighted Boat Parade and festive Talbot Street Parade; a Tour of Homes; Breakfast with Santa; Holiday Music and Meals; a Santa Dash; a Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe, and a Light up the Night drive-by house and harbor tour.

FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT! "The First Christmas with Riley Clemmons" Cornerstone Church to Host Free Riley Clemmons Christmas Concert! Dec 18, 6:30pm, 16010 Annapolis Rd 16010 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA - THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE Dec 26, 3-7pm, Capital One Arena, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC.