Community Notes


FOX HAVEN FORAGERS: A Beginner's Series to Gather Wild Foods with Confidence, thru Nov 14, 9am-1pm, recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday, Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson, MD. $40 per class, $380 full series. 240-490-5484.

BOOK SALE November 14, 10am-4pm, Heritage Frederick - Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD. Free, Members get 10% off at check out.

LEVEL 2 FORAGERS: ADVANCED LAND STEWARDSHIP & RECIPROCITY 2nd Saturdays thru November 14, 2-6pm, Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson, MD. $380.

THE SELDOM SCENE WITH HOGSLOP STRING BAND November 15, 4-6pm, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Gold - $190/Car of up to 4 PatronsSilver - $175/Car of up to 4 PatronsBronze - $150/Car of up to 4 PatronsAdditional passenger above 4 (Any Level) $40.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN Nov 7 & 21, 6-8pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD. $98 per Adult (Includes tax and gratuity); $77 per Child 12 & under (Includes tax and gratuity).

SHOFF PROMOTIONS FREDERICK MARYLAND COMIC CON November 22, 10am-4pm, Clarion Inn and Event Center, 5400 Holiday Dr., $5 cash, 12 & under Free.

GHOST TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK Sat, Nov 28, 7-8:30pm, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. $13 Adults.

DISTRICT ARTS PRESENTS "ALWAYS LOOKING UP" Nov 4 thru Nov 20, 12-6pm, weekly on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, 15 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. Free.

MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW Fri, Sat & Sun, 10-6pm, Nov 20-29, presented By Maryland Christmas Show, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $8 adult, $4 child, $2 parking.

HOSPITALITY CULINARY & TOURISM INSTITUTE "To Go" Dinner Experience thru December 3, 2020, recurring weekly on Thursday, 200 Monroe Restaurant, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick, MD 21702. $35/guest includes gratuity and tax.

BRUNSWICK HOLIDAY PARADE Dec 5, 6-8pm, City of Brunswick, 1 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. Free.

HERITAGE FREDERICK'S GENEALOGY WEEKEND PACKAGE thru Dec 6, 2020, 10am-4pm, recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. $20 per person. 301-663-1188 X105.

JIM BRICKMAN - COMFORT & JOY AT HOME Dec 6, 4-6pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. $40, $75, $125.

DOOR TO BETHLEHEM Dec 4-6, 5-7:30pm beginning every 15 mins, 339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, $6 per person, Age 6 and under free.

CIVIL WAR CHURCH SERVICE & LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM Nov 22, 1pm & Dec 12, 6pm, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc., 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD.


THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BAZAAR Saturdays 12-5pm, thru December 19, parking lot, 331 N. Market St., frederick, MD. Free.

SANTA TRAIN 11/28, 11/29, 12/5, 12/6, 12/12, 12/13, 12/19, 12/20, 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults: $18, Seniors 55+: $17, Children 1-12: $14, under 1 free.

MARVIN CHAPEL'S THRIFT SHOP is continuing to open as usual, 10am-2pm, on Fridays and Saturdays, adhering to the strict guidelines set forth to protect all from the covid virus - face masks, distancing, and hand sanitizing. The shop is well-stocked with Fall and Winter merchandise. Clothing is $3 per bag and there are weekly specials. Marvin is planning on opening their Christmas Shop in the church basement on Saturday, Nov. 7th., from 10a.m. til 2p.m. ( same hours as the thrift shop following the same strict guidelines used in their thrift shop. Due to the epidemic no food will be served this year. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Rd, just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt Airy.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP virtual edition, presented by visit Frederick, recurring daily Dec 14 -Jan 5, 2021, 4-9pm, Visit Frederick Online Event. Free.

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

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

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 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.


VIRTUAL FAMILY STORYTIME AT MCPL Saturday, November 14, 10am-10:30am. Join us live for Family Storytime via Zoom! Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage young children of all ages to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning and introduce them to the culture of reading. Join our Family Storytime HERE: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 921 4980 8967 .


INDOOR FLEA MARKET, Nov 14, 8am-2pm, Carroll County AG Center, Shipley Arena, 100 s of 10x10 Spaces available for $40/ea, tables are available for rent at $5/ea. All spaces are non-refundable. You are responsible for any taxes or permits needed. Spaces are assigned upon receipt of form with payment.

NO BAZAAR OF THE CHURCHES THIS YEAR but you will be able to order the delicious homemade candy that Lisbon UMC makes each fall. The candy must be preordered and will be available for pickup at the church on Nov 21st. Some of the offerings are Almond Toffee, Pecan Delites, Tiger Butter, etc. For more information or to place an order, call 301-831-3639, 410-489-447 or 410-489-7245. There will also be baked goods for sale at the church on Nov 21st.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET December 5, 7-11am, Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St, Westminster, MD. $8 adults; $4 kids ages 4-8. Contact Cheryl Vecera 410-848-3251.

CARROLL COUNTY ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR December 5 & 6, 10am-5pm. The 14th annual Carroll County Artists' Studio Tour is happening the first weekend of December 12/5-12/6/2020, 10am-5pm both days. It is free.

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. on the third Saturday of each month at the new food pantry building, behind the church and its new addition, 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 Nov. 21 and Dec. 19, 2020. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. Information: Church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail; or go to

CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM will be holding a socially distanced holiday tour this year on the weekends of Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 from noon to 4 pm. Santa will be available for no contact conversation with children through the gate at decorated log cabin. Food and drink available for purchase. Visit our gift shop for toys, as well as ornaments handcrafted by our blacksmiths and tinsmiths. Masks and social distancing are required inside and outside on the Museum grounds for everyone over the age of five. Take home craft kit for each child while supplies last. Admission $3 age 9 and over or $10 per family. Rain or Shine.

SPECIAL NOTE We strongly suggests, during this time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, that you check with the event organizers, their websites or social media to make sure the event has not been canceled or postponed prior to traveling.


JENNY'S MARKET PRODUCE STAND OPEN THRU NOVEMBER 25TH Jenny's Market located at 3485 E Ivory Rd, West Friendship, Maryland is open 7 days a week offering fresh, delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and flower baskets. Also taking orders for fresh Thanksgiving turkeys thru November 15th. Call 443-745-0534 for hours and additional information.

FREE CLASSES FOR HOWARD COUNTY PARENTS/GUARDIANS Once again, HC DrugFree and the Howard County State's Attorney's Office in partnership with the Howard County Health Department will offer evidence-based, interactive prevention classes to Howard County parents/guardians of 9 to 14 year olds. After completing all 4 classes, families will be able to: Influence their children to help prevent drug use and other risky behaviors, develop clear family guidelines and expectations about drug use, teach children how to stay out of trouble, keep their friends, and still have a good time. Dates: Tuesdays, October 20, 27 and November 10, 17, 2020 (No class will be held on Election Day, November 3.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Online using Zoom. Howard County parents/guardians may register at: For more information, contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director, HC DrugFree at Funding provided by the Howard County Health Department, MDH/BHA, and SAMHSA.

CALVARY CHRISTMAS MARKET Calvary Lutheran Church will hold their annual Christmas Market - covid style, on Friday, November 20, 10 am - 6 pm, outside on the parking lot. We will feature our famous bake table, cheese balls, jams and jellies, etc. And our fabulous white elephant area. Lunch will be served 10 am-1:30 pm (homemade crab cakes, chicken salad, barbecue, hot dogs, soup) Dinner served 3:30-6 pm, drive thru carry out only - homemade crab cake or chicken platter which includes cheesy potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert. We will still have our Silent Auction but only online - visit our website for more information. If we have extremely inclement weather, the Market will be postponed til Saturday, November 21. For additional info or weather concerns, contact the church at 410-489-5280. A little different this year, but great as always! Calvary is located on Old Frederick Rd, at the Woodbine exit off I-70.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE Handel's Messiah and More, Sunday, December 6, 2020, 3pm. Columbia Pro Cantare will stream selections from past performances of Handel's Messiah and present live interviews with renowned CPC soloists. No charge. Visit to learn more.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHAMBER SINGERS: A CHRISTMAS NOEL Saturday, December 12, 2020, 4pm. The CPC Chamber Singers will stream its annual concert of festive music for the holidays from Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia 21045. The ensemble will be under the direction of Frances Motyca Dawson. Visit to learn more.

CHRISTMAS AT ST. LOUIS from Around the World, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, with choirs and guest artists. St. Louis Church, Clarksville, MD. For more information visit or call 410-531-6040 for tickets or more information.

COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS: SPONSOR HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS HC DrugFree depends upon the generosity of individuals, PTSAs/PTAs, organizations, and businesses in the community to support our free services to the Howard County community. Any size gift is welcome. Contact us to sponsor an event or to make a one-time or monthly donation. Thank you for your support. HC DrugFree is a 501(c)(3). Donate online at or mail checks to HC DrugFree.

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


ACCORDION/CONCERTINA/FREE REED MUSICIANS The Maryland Accordion Club meets 2-5pm, on the first Saturday of each month, May thru June, in Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD. Our current members reside in Anne Arundel Baltimore, Carroll, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties, DC, DE, and VA. In 2020, the club begins its 18th year as a MD 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization. Each meeting includes an "open stage" session where accordionists, concertina, harmonium, and players of other free reed, acoustic, and folk instruments perform at every proficiency level in styles ranging from classical to jazz across world-wide traditions. Visitors/Listeners are welcome. For more email or call 443-610-3667.