Community Notes


Frederick County Notes

LINGANORE FARMER'S MARKET Lake Linganore (corner of Eaglehead & Coldstream Drives), open thru mid August, Thursdays 4-7pm.

IHCC CHAPTER 39 THRESHING DAY Aug 5-6, Frederick Co Farm Museum. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017. Sunday night concerts in Baker Park! Band Shell, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701. Call 301-600-2844.

SUMMERFEST FAMILY THEATRE June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 2017. Music, dance, comedy and more! Band Shell, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701. Call 301-600-2844.

DUBLIN ROASTER'S FARMERS' MARKET 1780 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD, open thru early September, Sunday 10am-1pm.

THURMONT MAIN STREET FARMERS' MARKET Boundary Ave, Thurmont, MD, open thru September, Saturdays 9am-noon.

EMMITSBURG FARMER'S MARKET 302 South Ave, Emmitsburg, MD, open thru late September, Fridays 3-6pm.

YMCA FARMER'S MARKET 1000 N. Market St, Frederick, MD, open thru late September, Tuesdays 3:30-6pm.

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR TRACTOR SHOW & PULL Sept 15-23, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH FARMER'S MARKET 5102 Old National Pike (alt Rte 40 & Braddock Heights), open thru early October, Fridays 3-7pm.

MIDDLETOWN FARMERS' MARKET Christ Reformed Church Parking Lot, 12 S. Church Street, Middletown, MD, open thru early October, Thursdays 4-7pm.

FARMERS' MARKET AT NCI-FREDERICK parking lot in front of NCI Cafe/Scientific Library (bld 549) on Fort Detrick, open thru October, Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm.

URBANA LIBRARY FARMERS' MARKET 9020 Amelung Street, Urbana, MD, open thru early October, Sundays 1-3pm.

CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB, INC show & pull, Oct 7-8, 10am, Rose Hill Manor Show, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CATOCTIN GAS ENGINE SHOW Oct 7-8, 10am. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GLADHILL FALL PULL Oct 15, 9am, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

EVEREDY SQUARE & SHAB ROW FARMER'S MARKET Corner of East & Church St, Frederick, MD, open thru late October, Thursdays 3-6pm.

FRERERICK CITY MARKET 331 N. Market St, Frederick, MD, open thru late October, Sundays 9am-1pm.

JUMBO'S PUMPKIN PATCH, LLC 6521 Holter Rd, Middletown, MD. Come experience fun and adventure in our 18 acre pumpkin patch and our 9 acre Crazy Corn Maze. Take a hayride out to pick your own pumpkin, visit our general store in our renovated milking barn, and our Craft Attic for some fantastic fall shopping. Free admission and parking. Free petting zoo, acres of pick your own pumpkin and much more fun. Open daily 10am-6pm, September 15 thru October 31. Visit www.jumbos.org for more information.

MIOLEA ORGANIC FARM 5301 Doubs Rd, Adamstown, MD. Miolea Organic Farms sells it vegetables, eggs, and fruits on the farm and at farmers' markets. Tours of the farm are available for small fee. Cooking classes specializing in Italian cooking are available in the Winter months. A fee is charged. Open Spring, Summer, and Falls - weekends only. Open weekdays by appointment.

COOLING SPRINGS FARM 2455 Ballenger Creek Pike, Adamstown, MD. Cooling Springs Farm has been open to the public since 2004 as an Underground Railroad historic site. Visitors hear the history of the Underground Railroad and of the farm's involvement in it, and visit the farms' restored stone spring house where freedom seekers were sheltered. No fees or any charge for tours. Visit www.CoolingSprings.org for more information.

CMATC MEMBERS AWARD BANQUET, Nov 18, 9am, Libertytown, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

WEST FREDERICK FARMER'S MARKET Potomac Physician's Parking Lot, 110 Baughman's Lane, Frederick, MD, open thru Thanksgiving, Saturdays 10am-1pm.

IHCC MD CHAPTER 39 HARVESTER HOLIDAYS Dec 2, 9am, Fredrick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GREAT FREDERICK FAIR FARMERS' MARKET Frederick Fairgrounds, E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD, open Saturdays 8am-2pm year round except holidays.

J BAR W RANCH 10530 Green Valley Road, Union Bridge. Frederick's best kept secret in family fun! Activities include battle of the beast event, pro-bull riding, cowgirls barrel racing, Muttton bustin', face painting, food, fun & much more. Visit www.jbarwranch.com for more information.

LOEW VINEYARDS 14001 Liberty Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Wine tastings, winery & vineyard tours, and picnic grounds. Visit www.Loewvineyards.net for more information.

LINGANORE WINECELLARS 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy. Winery tours and tastings offered daily. Open year round to the public, with monthly activities in the tasting room. Visit www.linganorewines.com for more information.

MAYNE'S TREE FARM 3420 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick your own fruits, vegetables and pumpkins, cut your own Christmas tree, moon bounce and pedal tractor course. Pumpkin barn set up for group and bus tours and gatherings. Visit www.maynestreefarm.com.

CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN ORCHARD 15036 North Franklinville Rd, Thurmont. We offer several pick your own crops, black raspberries, dark sweet cherries, blueberries, sour cherries. For approximate picking dates you need to call 301-271-2737. Pick your own pumpkins (on the weekends in October only). Enjoy creating a beautiful bouquet from our large cut your own flower garden as well as a self guided walking tour of our orchard. Maps will lead you around to signs that identify crops. Guided education school and bus tours - must call to set up. Visit www.catoctinmountainorchard.com for more information.


Carroll County Notes

WINFIELD COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY CARNIVAL thru July 15, on the fire department grounds, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road (Rt. 26), Sykesville. Nightly entertinament, fireworks on Friday at 10:15. Buffet dinner served nightly 4-7pm. Rides, games, entertainments, lots of food. For more information visit www.winfieldvfd.org.

OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING On Friday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, LCMS, Eldersburg will host congregational and community members to a free outdoor screening of the movie, "Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World." This exciting documentary explores the events, personalities, and impact of the Reformation. Included are commentary from leading church history experts. Deeply involved in the filming of the movie were members of the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Please bring a blanket to sit on or a folding chair. Please do not block the view of others in the audience. In the case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside the church on the same date. Water and lemonade and other snacks, such as popcorn, and an evangelism table with Christian DVD's, Bibles, and Christian tracts will be available, all free of charge. The church is located at 1700 St. Andrews Way, next to the public library, and can be reached by calling the church office at 410-795-8082. Visit www.faithlutheraneldersburg.com.

CHURCH TO HOLD VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children in preschool through middle school from July 23 to July 27, 2017 at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Activities are from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each day. Ice cream sundaes will be served at the end of activities July 23. Dinner will be provided at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In this year's theme, "Hero Central - Discover Your Strength in God," children will become heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for them. Inter-active Bible lessons will reveal hero codes to equip youth for an active life with God. Activities will include Bible memory verses, art projects, singing new songs, exploring the wonders of creation, games and snacks. The VBS is free and open to the community. Donations for dinner are welcome, but not required. Freewill offerings will be taken daily for an Ebenezer mission project. Advance registration is requested, and those signing up by July 1 will receive a free music CD. Sign-up may be done at www.cokesburyvbs.com/ebenezerunitedmethodist. Information: church office, 410-795-6136 or eumcwinfield@gmail.com.

SHEPHERD OF THE GLEN LUTHERAN CHURCH 14551 Burntwoods Rd. Glenwood, 21738 is accepting donations of books, records, tapes. CDs, DVDs, puzzles & games for their annual fall book & media sale. Please place your donation inside the seat of the bench at the parking lot entrance. When the bench is full place items on & around the bench. Tax letters are available in the bench. Cut off date is August 1st. Questions may be emailed to carolekramer@hotmail.com or call 410-442-2475.

WINFIELD FIRE CO LADIES AUXILIARY SPORTSMAN DINNER Aug 19, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Doors open at 5pm. $35/per person, 1 admission per ticket. Food, beer, drinks, raffles, Lucky Loser, cash giveaway! For tickets and info call Mike 443-789-6901. Firearms supplied by Stateline Gun Exchange. Permit 236.

MASON-DIXON STEAM & GAS SHOW & PULL Sept 8-10, Westminster, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

MD IHCC CHAPTER 39 FALL HARVEST SHOW Oct 28-29, 9am, Murphy Farm, Ijamsville, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784. Friday Nov 3, 2017 9-7pm, Saturday Nov 4, 2017 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts,Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soups & Sandwiches.

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 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 to check off what they need. The food pantry will be held , July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2017. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. For information, call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CARROLL COUNTY ALATEEN MEETING Every Tuesday at 8 pm, St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church, 700 Kreider's Cemetery RD, Westminster, MD 21158. In Alateen meetings, young people share their own experiences-everyone in the meeting has been affected by someone else's drinking. Some currently live with a problem drinker, others do not. Alateens share their feelings, encourage each other, and share how the Alateen program has helped them.

MARVIN'S CHAPEL'S THRIFT SHOP Thanks to our wonderful donors the shelves and racks to Marvin Chapel's Thrift Shop are running over - so our Summer Sale has begun. All summer clothing (other than brand-new items) are now $1 per bag, all shoes are $1 per pair, and toys are 1/2 the marked price. Our hours continue as 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Please call 240-344-8718 for further information regarding our thrift shop. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, which is just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Sunday worship service is at 9:30a.m. and all are welcome.


Montgomery County Notes

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BLUEGRASS BAND July 23, 6pm, South Valley Park, 18850 Montgomery Valley Ave, Montgomery Village, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CRUISERS BAND July 29, 7pm, Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

LOOKING FOR AN AMERICORPS MEMBER Hospice Caring is looking for an AmeriCorps Member (often known as the domestic Peace Corps) to serve at our site and support those facing serious, life-limiting illnesses and those who are grieving. This 11-month, full-time position begins in September, 2017, and is located in Gaithersburg, MD. The position offers a living stipend, education award, health insurance, a robust professional network, and the experience of a lifetime! Hospice Caring's AmeriCorps Member will directly recruit volunteers who will provide weekly visits to seniors with serious illness and those who are grieving the death of a loved one. In addition, they will interview volunteer applicants, coordinate training sessions, and organize volunteer recognition and continuing education activities.

BLUEGRASS ON THE FARM Sept 16, noon-6pm, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Visit www.bluegrassonthefarm.com for more info.

SAVE THE DATE: SILVER LININGS GALA Hospice Caring's, Inc. 2017 Silver Linings Gala will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Chevy Chase, MD. More details will be posted online soon. If you have questions, please contact Catherine Stahl at catherines@hospicecaring.org.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 7, 10am-4pm, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Call 301-924-4141 for more info.

BLACKSMITHS & TRADITIONAL ARTS SHOW November 11 & 12, 10am-4pm, at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD.

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM Dec 9 & 10th, 12-5pm, at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD.

FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE HISTORY FARM PARK Membership meetings, 7pm on 5/18, 7/20, 9/21, 10/19 & 12/12, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Call 301-670-4661 or visit www.FriendsoftheFarmPark.org for more information.


Howard County Notes

TALKING TURKEYS July 14, Hilton Nature Center noon-1 p.m. (Rain or shine). Trot on over to talk about wild turkeys! We'll have feathers to touch, a fun craft and other activities. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MAKE YOUR OWN WALKING STICK July 15, Hilton Nature Center 10 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Join us in making your very own walking stick! Afterward, put it to use alongside an expert who will lead a short hike and discuss hiking safety. $2/person. Ages 6 to 12. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

THOMAS VIADUCT HISTORY TALK July 15, Avalon Area 4-5 p.m. (Shine only). Meet near the restrooms for a short walk underneath the Thomas Viaduct. Discover the history behind the bridge, its importance to American industry and how the area contributed to the building of this country. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

BEAUTIFY YOUR BACKYARD July 16, Hilton Nature Center noon-2 p.m. (Rain or shine). Join us to learn how to start your own compost bin and rain barrel. Find out the many ways in which you can replenish your yard sustainably through these fun methods. $3/person. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

STORYTELLING HOUR July 16, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center 1-2 p.m. (Rain or shine). A volunteer ranger will read short stories with a nature or animal theme. These events are geared toward children 10 years and younger, but all ages are welcome. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

OUR STREAMS, OUR LAKE, OUR COMMUNITY: IT TAKES A VILLAGE On July 17, 7pm at Slayton House, the Wilde Lake Village Community Association and the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy present: Our Streams, Our Lake, OurCommunity: It takes a Village. Attendees will learn about plans for Wilde Lake's revitalization, interact with a panel of local environmental experts and contribute to an ongoing dialogue between residents, the Village, Columbia Association and Howard County to address community concerns about the health, habitat and sustainability of the lake. This is a FREE event and it is open to the public; however RSVP is required! RSVP: Two Step Process Step 1: Go to link and complete the brief survey at: http://tinyurl.com/HoCoWSA-CARES. Step 2: Go to link and complete information at: https://wildelakecaresevent.eventbrite.com. Please indicate if you have a dietary preference and any special dietary needs you may have: NOTE: Please RSVP by July 7, 2017

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES July 18, Avalon Area 11 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Meet in the Lost Lake parking lot to search for dragonflies! You will be equipped with your very own sweep net to conduct a species survey and learn about the amazing hunting adaptations possessed by these aerial acrobats! Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

NATURALIST SKETCHBOOK SESSION July 20, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center 3-5 p.m. (Rain or shine). A naturalist/artist will give a brief presentation on naturalist journaling/sketchbooking. Then, we'll hit the trail for a short hike and drawing session. In case of rain, event will be held indoors. $3/person. Ages 14 and up. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

TREMENDOUS TREES HIKE July 21, Hilton Nature Center 10 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Learn how to identify trees on a moderate 1-mile hike along the Forest Glen, Pigs Run and Santee Branch trails. Dress for a moderately difficult hike and bring plenty of water. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

ART IN NATURE, NATURE IN ART July 22, Orange Grove Area Shelter 106 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Rain or shine). Create your own 16x20 painting on canvas under the guidance of an enthusiastic painter and volunteer ranger. Instruction will be provided with nature-themed pictures for ideas. All art materials will be supplied. Bring water to drink and wear old clothes; the paint will stain. $15/person. For ages 10 and up; children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

OWL PELLET DISSECTION July 22, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center noon-1:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) Owls swallow their prey whole but do not digest the fur, feathers and bones. Instead, they regurgitate pellets approximately 12 hours after eating. Tweezers, magnifying glasses and dissection guides will be provided. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

CREEK CRITTERS July 22, Hilton Nature Center noon-2 p.m. (Shine only). What critters live in Pigs Run, and what do they tell us about the health of the creek? Find out by joining us on a short, moderate hike to catch crayfish, frogs and macro-invertebrates. Dress to get wet! Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MOTH MANIA July 22, McKeldin Area Shelter 600 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Shine only). Celebrate National Moth Week at this special, after-hours event! Discover the beauties of the night using special lights and a sugar concoction to lure them and other night-flying insects. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

24TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND POW-WOW July 22-23 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. Gates open at 10am, event kicks off with a Parade of nations (grand entry) at 12 noon. Native American Dancers in regalia (American Indian outfits) will compete daily for dance/drum contest prize money. Fun activities for children include bow "n" arrow shooting, face painting, TIPI set up and storytelling. Showtimes are Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission for ages 3-12 $7, ages 13 & up $10. Rain or shine. For more information call the show promoter at 252-532-0821 or the Howard County Fairgrounds at 410-442-1022. Send an email to powwow@vance.net to receive a $2 off coupon.

JUNIOR RANGERS Explore the park, learn environmental stewardship and have fun! Session topics include animals, conservation, parks, people, planet earth, plants and rangers! Session II: July 24-28. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 11-14. Offered at Patapsco's Hilton Area and Soldier's Delight

COME VISIT CLARK'S ELIOAK FARM AND THE MANY NEW VENDORS The Howard County Film Feastival is all new with some great additions and changes. It will still include farmers, food and film while adding artisans (food and craft), music and food trucks to this year's events. This year's event will be held on Tuesday, July 25th from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, MD. Food plays an intracule part of Film Feastival as this is a kickoff event for Howard County Summer Restaurant Weeks. This year we will not just have restaurants selling samples of their food but also food trucks! It is a great opportunity to taste all the flavors of Howard County. Farmers' of Howard County will be available so that you may purchase locally grown fresh and flavorful products from our own farms. July is the peak of the season for our farms and the bounty will be plentiful! It is a must-see film. In between the two showings there will be a panel discussion of the film. This year there will be a $5 charge for each seating of the film. There will be two showings, one at 5:00 pm and one at 7:00 pm. Seating is limited, so register early. Money raised from the viewing of the film will be donated to the Howard County Farm-City Scholarship Fund. Contact Karen Basinger at 410-313-1908 for registration and event info.

GALACTIC STARVEYORS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 14135 Burntwoods Rd., Glenwood. Free for ages 4 yrs. - 5th grade. Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Call 410-442-5853 with questions or to register. Join in the adventure!

SPROUTS Introduces toddlers to nature and offers hands-on, outdoor learning! For ages 3-4 (children must be accompanied by a parent.). Offered at Patapsco's Hilton Area June 21-July 28 on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

INVASIVE SPECIES TASK FORCE July 28, McKeldin Area 9 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Join us for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! A ranger will explain how to identify three common and aggressive species and why they are such a threat to our ecosystem. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring plenty of water! Please call ahead for more information. Ages 10 and up. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF HOWARD COUNTY HISTORY The Museum of Howard County History in Historic Ellicott City (8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City) will open its new exhibit, Patapsco: Silent Witness to an Enduring Current, on Saturday July 29th during Museum Hours from 1:00-5:00. This exhibit opening will coincide with Ellicott City's Flood Commemoration Anniversary, remembering the tragic Flood of 2016 which devastated the town and cost the lives of two people. Patapsco is a body of archival, photographic, and sculptural works anchored by the artist's relationship with the Patapsco River Valley. This series, inspired largely in the aftermath of the 2016 Ellicott City flood, operates as a means to illustrate a narrative through the objects, places, and stories that have endured the passage of time and have been recovered by myself over the past sixteen years. Each work is established through its representation of the three towns of Catonsville, Daniels, and Ellicott City, Maryland.

MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM July 29, Hilton Nature Center noon-2 p.m. (Rain or shine). Ice cream in the park has been a favorite tradition for visitors since the 1930s! Learn how to make your own frozen treat. $1 per person. Fun for all ages! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

STORYTIME: BIRDS AND THEIR COATS July 30, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center 1-2 p.m. (Rain or shine). Why are some birds are more colorful than others? How did they get their coats? A naturalist will read stories and share tales of how birds got their colors and their significance. Geared toward children 10 years and younger, but all are welcome. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

GIRLS FIRE CAMP SESSIONS held by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The St. Florian's Brigade of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) will host a camp session for young women who are interested in learning more about the fire service and what it takes to become a firefighter on July 29 and 30 for ages 12 through 16. For additional information: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/GirlsFireCamp or call 410-313-6039.

HOWARD COUNTY FAIR TRACTOR PULL Aug 8-14, 3pm, Howard County Fair Grounds, West Friendship, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

STORY HOUR Every Wednesday, Hilton Nature Center, 11am-noon (rain or shine). Join us to hear a nature-themed story read by one of our naturalists! These events are geared toward children 10 years and younger, but all ages are welcome. Every Wednesday, Hilton Nature Center, 11am-noon (rain or shine). Events are free unless otherwise noted, and donations are always welcome. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register. .

HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY SHOW Sept 23-24, West Friendship, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

THE HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Maryland History Tours, LLC, will now sponsor the Ghost Tours of Ellicott City and "The Spirits" Pub Crawl Tour began April 1, 2017. Tour guides will be provided by the Maryland History Tours, LLC. The tours and crawls will join the HCHS's Historic Walking Tour of Ellicott City as a part of three available tours for the 2017 season. They will run into the Fall, weather permitting. Historic Walking Tours: every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (April through October or by appointment). The tour is offered Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 8:30 p.m. (April-November). Reservations are highly recommended. Space is limited. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join in on the first Friday tours. Seniors, military and children ages 6 to 12, $11 per person; nonmembers, $13 per person; "The Spirits" Pub Tour, $20 per person, for ages 21 and older. Purchase tickets in advance at www.hchsmd/org/events, at the Museum of Howard County History located at 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City Friday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. or contact the HCHS at 410-480-3250 or info@hchsmd.org.

THE HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 2017 Lunch And A Lecture Series date: July 7: "Life on A Howard County Farm Before Electricity" by Art Boone; Aug. 4: "The Colonial Iron Industry: Elkridge Landing And Beyond" by Lee Preston, Jr; Sept. 1: "Savage Mill" by Marty Schoppert; Oct. 6: "Black Churches in Howard County" A panel discussion led by Pat Greenwald; Nov. 3: "Cemetery Art And Symbols" by Fred Dorsey; Dec. 1: "Floods of The Patapsco River Valley" by Shawn Gladden. The lunchtime lectures will be held at the HCHS Museum, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City. Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats will be provided. Tickets are free to HCHS members and $5 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lectures run noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum from 1-1:30 p.m. Visit http://hchsmd.org/events to order tickets and for more details.

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.


General Notes

US NAVY COMMODORES BAND July 13, 7:30pm, Shenandoah University, Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Dr, Winchester, VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BAND July 14, 8pm, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 1 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, DE. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COMMODORES BAND July 15, 6pm, Walker Pavilion, 11 Spring Farm Drive, Lovettsville, VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BAND July 15, 7:30pm, Bethany Beach Bandstand, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY SEA CHANTERS BAND July 20, 7pm, War Memorial Park, N. Tennessee Ave, Martinsburg, WV. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BLUEGRASS BAND July 20, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm, National Air and Space Museum, Independance Ave at 6th ST, Washington, DC. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CRUISERS BAND July 20, 7pm, Chambersburgh Memorial Park, 1 Memorial Drive, Chambersburg, PA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COMMODORES BAND Hagerstown Community College, Alumni Ampiteater, 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

WALKERVILLE ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL July 22, 9am, Walkersville, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

US NAVY CRUISERS BAND July 23, 7pm, Springettsbury Township Park Amhitheater, 1501 Mt. Zion Rd, York, PA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY SEA CHANTERS BAND July 27, 7pm, Harris Pavilion, 9201 Manassas, VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twiter.com/usnavyband for more info.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY STEAM & GAS SHOW Jul 29-30, 9am, Berryville, VA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CV STEAM & GAS SHOW, Aug 11-13, Chambersburg, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

ROUGH & TUMBLE STEAM & GAS SHOW Aug 16-19, Kinzer, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

ROUGH & TUMBLE STEAM & GAS SHOW Aug 16-19, 3pm, Kizner, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CMATC PICNIC MEMBERS & GUEST TRACTOR SHOW & PULL Aug 20, 1pm, Mt. Tabor Park, Rocky Ridge, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & VILLAGE TOURS Dec 2 & 3, 1pm-4pm, at the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. Visit www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.

HERITAGE SPUDFEST Aug 26 10am-4pm & Aug 27 11am-4pm, at the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. Visit www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.

WASHINGTON COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW Aug 26-27, AG Center, Hagerstown, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

WILLIAMS GROVE STEAM & GAS SHOW & PULL Aug 27-Sept 4, Mechanicsburg, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

MARYLAND STEAM & GAS SHOW Sept 14-17, Arcadia, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

TRI STATE TRUCK SHOW Sept 21-23, Winchester, VA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

SMITHSBURG STEAM & CRAFT SHOW Sept 23-24, Smithsburg, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

APPLE FEST 1-4pm, Join the RHM in celebrating the growing of the apple! Great family fun activities and demonstrations.

STEAM-O-RAMA Sept 28-Oct 1, Windor, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GREASE-STEAM-RUST SHOW Oct 20-22, McConnellsburg, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB, INC meetings every 4th Thursday, 7:30pm Jefferson Community Center.