Community Notes


Frederick County Notes

SUMMER REGGAE WINE, MUSIC, AND ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday and Sunday, July 18th & 19th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live bands, sampling Linganore's delicious wines, authentic island cuisine and hand-crafted goods from around the world. Get your Reggae on at Linganore Winecellars' Summer Reggae Wine Music and Art Festival! No pets, no open contaiers, no outside alcohol. The dog park will be closed during festivals. No refunds. The event is rain or shine. Saturday tickets can only be used for entry on Saturday. Sunday tickets can only be used for entry on Sunday. Tickets are not transferable to another festival.

CARIBBEAN WINE, MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL August 22 & 23, 10am-6pm. While live music fills the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. The Caribbean Festival at Linganore Winecellars is one of the most popular wine festivals on the East Coast. Wine samplings are included in the cost of admission, there will also be and tours, wonderful vendors with art & crafts, great food, and of course, great music. No refunds. The event is rain or shine. Saturday tickets can only be used for entry on Saturday. Sunday tickets can only be used for entry on Sunday. Tickets are not transferable to another festival. V.I.P. Tickets are available for the first time at this festival, which includes exclusive indoor bathrooms and seating, plus specialty tastings. V.I.P. Tickets are $65.

OPEN MUSEUM DAYS Sundays thru Sept 6, 2020, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD. Free. Call 443-463-6437.

5TH ANNUAL LINGANORE WINECELLARS CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Three distances, 5 mile, 10 mile, and Half Marathon will utilize a scenic 5 mile loop course through the vineyards, fields and surrounding wooded area. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00AM, the 10 Mile will start at 8:15AM, and the 5 Mile will start at 8:30AM. The Linganore races are a challenge, but "fun running at a great place" might be an apt phrase to describe the event! With free wine tasting coupons (for those 21 and older) handed out to runners, and with excellent wines and beers to try/drink/consume after running, everyone will hopefully enjoy themselves in the vineyard, tasting room, and brewery. To register, click https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=75301. Early registration prices are $45 for the 5 miler, $55 for the 10 miler, and $60 for the half marathon. Starting June 1st, registration prices will be $50 for the 5 Miler, $60 for the 10 Miler, and $70 for the half marathon. Online registration ends Friday September 25th at 4:00PM. Runners can also register for the race at packet pickup on Saturday afternoon September 26th from 4-5PM, and at packet pickup race morning starting at 7:00AM. All packet pickup takes place at Linganore Winecellars. Tweet Share

CARILLON RECITALS IN BAKER PARK thru Oct 18, 12:30pm-1pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Sun, Baker Park Carillon, Baker Park, Frederick, MD. 301-788-2806.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER 9/26/2020, 10/24/2020, 6-9pm, Dutch's Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave., Frederick, MD. 410-549-2722. $75/person.

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


Montgomery County Notes

EXPLORE MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDEPENDENTLY Show your independence this year and explore lesser known "high spots" of Montgomery County. From rolling hills and open fields, rich history and outdoor adventures abound. Montgomery County offers the iconic family trip. Combine the classic Road Trip, make and fly a Paper Plane (DIY with pattern) and fly it or hike along MoCo Trails. Visit https://visitmontgomery.com/get-inspired/road-trips for more information.


Carroll County Notes

SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Women's Only Handgun Qualification and Pistol shooting course, July 18 at 8am & July 19 at 1pm. Cost is $150. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.

SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Handgun Qualification and Pistol Shooting Course, July 21 at 7pm & July 25 at 7:30am. Cost is $150. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.

SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Personal Protection in the Home course, July 28 & 30, 7pm & Aug 1, 7:30am. Cost is $150. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.

SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Concealed Carry/Personal Protection Outside the Home Course, Aug 10 & 13, 7pm & Aug 15, 7:30am. Cost is $175. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.

SHOOTING SPORTS AND GUN SAFETY TRAINING Maryland Concealed Carry Renewal Course and NRA Defensive Pistol Module Combined, Aug 27, 7:30am. Cost is $85. You must register 1 week before the course, call 443-340-5592 for information and/or registration.

GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED Volunteers from six Carroll County Lions Clubs - Deer Park, Freedom District, Greater Carroll, Roaring Run, South Carroll and Taylorsville-Winfield - will be hosting the 19th Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament in honor of Past International Director Richard Liebno, on the rescheduled date of Friday, August 28th, 2020 at the Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead, MD 21074. 100% of the money raised through sponsorships will be donated to the American Diabetes Association(r), utilized for diabetes research; the Lions Vision Research Foundation, Inc., utilized to support low vision research and rehabilitation; and the Lions District 22W Hearing Preservation, Awareness, and Action Program, utilized to provide assistance to those with hearing loss. For more information, call or email Lion Bair at 410.596.2917 or jebair2000@hotmail.com.

ALL MONEY BINGO August 29, Reese Fire Department, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Cash prizes, refreshments available for purchase, door prizes, raffles, King Tuts. Bring a canned good and a new toy for children with cancer and receive 2 free early bird cards. $18 in advance, $20 at teh door. For ticket information call Barb at 410-596-1483. Permit #20-027.

STONE CHAPEL UMC PRESENTS 'FIRST' SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC Oct 3, 'Canaan's Land Bluegrass Band', Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD, shows start at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Free admission. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event.

STONE CHAPEL UMC PRESENTS 'FIRST' SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC Nov 7, 'Mark Templeton with a special tribute to Our Veterans, Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD, shows start at 7pm, doors open at 5pm. Free admission. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event.

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 June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, 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 eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.


Howard County Notes

RESIDENT VISUAL ARTISTS EXHIBIT 2020 July 21 - Aug 15, 1-7pm. Free. Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD. This exhibit features recent work created by artists with studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Sara Engel, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Art Landerman, Charlotte Mann, Diana Marta, Joyce Ritter, Jereme Scott, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, and Mary Jo Tydlacka. The artists work in a variety of media including oil and watercolor painting, drawing, fiber art, and stained glass. Please note our 2020 summer gallery hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs 1-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm

CULTIVATE: POETRY READING & GALLERY "WALK" online event, July 26, 4-6pm. Free. Please join us for Cultivate: Poetry Reading and Gallery "Walk", as we celebrate the publishing of the 2020 Cultivate Youth Arts Magazine. This free event will feature local poets' work, offering reflections on growing up, relationships, family and friends, activism, change, social justice, empowerment, transformation, hope, self-care, or healing. The evening provides a dynamic opportunity to experience the power of words and the vital role that the arts provide in promoting healing, awareness and change. Visit https://www.hocoarts.org/venue/online-event/ to access event.

SUMMER LIFE SKILLS CLASSES: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! In July and August, HC DrugFree will be providing our next series of online Life Skills classes for youth in grades 6-8. Students will be taught and mentored by our team of high school and college students as well as adults. While having fun in a safe environment, this highly interactive and skills-based program is designed to promote positive health and personal development. The integrated approach helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills. This middle school program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been shown to help students resist substance use (tobacco, alcohol and other drugs), violence, and other high-risk behaviors. This FREE training will be conducted online and held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from July 7 to August 6. Visit https://files.constantcontact.com/9462ff79001/ab765210-011d-459d-817c-511eaf1cfb04.pdf for more information.

"PERSERVERANCE" ARTIST CHALLENGE ART SHOW In Gallery & online, Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm July 19-Aug 9, free. HorseSpirit Arts Gallery 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD. The Artists of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery have been challenged to create artwork that expressed what the word "Perseverance" means to them. View show online at https://www.hocoarts.org/venue/realism-abstraction-two-generations-art/.

JENNY'S MARKET IS OPEN Jenny's Market located at 3485 E Ivory Rd, West Friendship, Maryland, is open 7am-7:30pm 7 days a week offering fresh, delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and hanging flower baskets. Call 443-745-0534 for additional 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 https://www.hcdrugfree.org/donate or mail checks to HC DrugFree.


General Notes

GOOD LIFE FARMER'S MARKET Thursday, July 16, 3-7pm. Boordy Winery, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, Maryland. Admission: Free. Rain or shine. Inclement weather may affect vendors' attendance. Local wine, Local food, Local music is our motto! A glass of wine with friends on a sunny day in the country is vital to the good life. It's the best date in town, and it's free. Boordy's popular "Good Life Thursdays" farmers market includes fresh fruits, vegetable and flowers from local farms, artisan coffee, baked goods, local ice cream and more.Find, Unwind, order a hot pizza, get vegetable cooking tips for from Joan Norman, enjoy a flight or a bottle of Boordy wine, and listen to great local musicians. Join us rain or shine.Vendors include: Belvedere Farm Flowers, Dimitri Olive Oil, Gracefully Coffee Roaster, Jo Delicious baked goods, Kinda Jerky Really Nutty, One Straw Farm organic produce, Prigel Family Creamery ice cream, cheeses, sausages, and Sweet Tea & Cornbread.

VIRTUAL STAR WARS TRIVIA July 16, 5pm. Ages 13+ Star Wars Trivia. Cost $10. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/buy/10254775 for more information and/or tickets.

THE ULTIMATE OFFICE TRIVIA virtual event, July 17, 9pm. Ages 18 & up. Cost $10. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/buy/10254805 for more information and/or tickets.

SUMMERTIME EDITION - PRACTICE ONLINE ZOOM-COMMUNICATION virtual even, July 18, 1pm. Ages 13 & up. $15 per person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/buy/10254687 for more information and/or tickets.

MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT: BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA virtual event, July 18, 7pm, 21 & over. $40 per person. Visit https://www.yaymaker.com/buy/10253654 for more information and/or tickets.

MOONRISE FESTIVAL 2020 Baltimore's flagship electronic music festival, Moonrise, returns to the historic Pimlico Race Course in Maryland this summer on Friday August 7th - Sunday August 9th! Stay tuned for our massive lineup announcement coming this spring! Aug 7, 2-11pm, Aug 8 & 9, 11am-11pm. For info & tickets visit http://www.moonrisefestival.com/

RED STAR INVITES YOU TO OUR MONTHLY DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH Sept 5, 10:30am-1:30pm featuring Evon Michelle every first Saturday of the month at 10:30am. Powered by DJ Big Vanilla. Pre-Register your seat for only $10!!! Brunch and Drag Queen Show Tickets are $35. Brunch, Drag Queen Show and Bottomless Cocktails are $45. Refunds up to 7 days before event.Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

BALTIMORE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL September 12, Vip session win ticket valid from 11am-5pm and includes a souvenir wine glass & wine cooler bag, one bottle of wine from our curated selection, unlimited samples of all beverages, one extra hour of sampling, access to VIP Champagne Lounge and Washrooms, and all other entertainment on-site.General admission wine ticket valid from noon-5pm and includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, and all live entertainment.Entry only ticket valid from 12pm-5pm. Visit https://www.drinkeatrelax.com/event/wine-food-festival-baltimore for 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 MarylandAccordionClub@gmail.com or call 443-610-3667.