Community Notes


ST. LOUIS CHURCH CONCERT SERIES Oct 3, 4pm, The unique Polyphonists choral quartet of award-winning D.C. area soloists blend their voices in the historic 1889 parish chapel, with limited seating. See for more information about the eclectic six-performance Series through June 2022, individual programs, online reservations, tickets, audience health & safety guidelines, sponsorships, advertising, free-will donations or becoming a sustaining patron.

FIRST ANNUAL ART SHOW Oct 9, 4-7pm, St. James UMC Social Hall, 12479 Old Frederick Rd, Marriottsville, MD. Fine arts, quilts, fiber art.

ST. LOUIS CHURCH CONCERT SERIES Oct 30, 7:30pm. The East Coast Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble presented by The Candlelight Concert Society, will display an organic ensemble of chamber music in the main St. Louis Church.

VIVALDI "GLORIA" October 30, time and location TBD. The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus opens its 45th season with a celebratory piece, Vivaldi's Gloria. The chorus and festival orchestra will be conducted by CPC co-director Laura Lee Fisher. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888

HANDLE'S MESSIAH Dec 5, 7:30pm, Jim Rouse Theatre (JRT), Columbia, MD. Joining the Columbia Pro Cantare chorus and Festival Orchestra for this performance of Handel's Messiah will be popular guest soloists Amy van Roekel, soprano; MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo; Charles Reid, tenor; and Lester Lynch, baritone. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888.

HOLIDAY CONCERT December 19, 2021, 4:00 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD, A Christmas Nol, CPC Chamber Singers. The annual holiday concert of the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers, featuring Christmas music from five centuries and around the world, sung a capella and accompanied. For more information, visit, or call 410-696-2888.

MALL WALKING AT THE MALL IN COLUMBIA recurring daily, 6am-11am, The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 1600 - Management Office, Columbia, MD.

"COMING THROUGH STRONG!" ART SHOW recurring daily through Dec 31, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD. Presented By: HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

AWANA PROGRAM recurring weekly on Sundays, 6-7:30pm, church Building, 9605 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6324

DURUFLE REQUIEM recurring daily thru March 6, 2022, Columbia Pro Cantare, 8510 High Ridge Road, Studio 17, Ellicott City, MD. Call 410-696-2888 for more information. Free.


ST. LUKE'S CHURCH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL October 2, 1001 Brighton Dame Road in Brookeville. Festival includes Yard Sale, Book Sale, Quilt Raffle, Homemade Bake Goods and Arts and Craft Vendors. Outdoor fun for whole family. Events occur rain or shine.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB - VIRTUAL with Olney Library, Monday, October 4, 7-9pm. Join us as we practice English conversation in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. New members are always welcome but space is limited. Join us in Zoom: or Dial In: 1-301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 837 6933 1989.


FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT presented by Stone Chapel UMC, October 2nd, featuring Canaan's Land Bluegrass Bands. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starst at 7pm. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be collected. Masks optional. Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Oct 2, 8am-3pm, Zion UMC, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster. Collectibles, housewares, toys, clothing, and many other items. Sandwiches, soups, desserts avail. Rain or Shine.

MOUNT AIRY CROP HUNGER WALK Please join local churches and our community for the Mount Airy CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Watkins Park. Registration begins at 8:30am in the parking lot of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 609 Center St., Mt. Airy with an easy walk around Watkins Park starting at 9:00am. Register on site or online at Donations to the Mt. Airy CROP Hunger Walk can also be made online with 25% of all funds raised remaining in our community to support the food assistance programs of Mt. Airy NET. This year, more than ever, with so many impacted by the COVID pandemic, please help us feed those in need. Questions? Contact CROP Walk coordinator at 301-829-9244 or email

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 for more information.

CHICKEN SALAD, CHICKEN CORN SOUP & VEGETABLE SOUP SALE sponsored by the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Department, Nov 5, Windsor Station in New Windsor, 10am-2pm & 5pm-7pm. Pint of homemade chicken salad, $8/ea; quart of homemade chicken corn soup, $8/ea; quart of homemade beef vegetable soup, $8/ea. Deadline for ordering is Mon, Oct 25th. To order call: 410-635-2909 or 410-775-7402.

OAKLAND UM CHURCH CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Please join us Nov 5, 9am-7:30pm & Nov 6, 9am-2pm for Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts, Soups & Sandwiches. Oakland United Methodist Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD. Free event.

BARNYARD BINGO AT THE GAMBER FIRE COMPANY to support the Deer Park Lions Club. November 6th, doors open at 5:30 pm, kitchen opens at 6 pm, bingo starts at 7 pm. $25 per person, includes 20 games and several specials. Meat and poultry bundles for prizes. King Tut chance to win a cash prize. Bring 2 cans of food for Carroll County Food Sunday and get a free bingo card. For tickets and information, contact Dave Hopkins at 443-257-5882 or"

CHURCH SEEKS HOLLY MART VENDORS Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Holly Mart, to be held from 8:30 AM to 2 PM Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. Vendors are wanted to offer a variety of Christmas and seasonal crafts, decorations, gifts, home and personal accessories, and direct sales/home-based products. There is a $15 reservation fee and a 10% donation of vendor sales is requested for the church. Holly Mart is Ebenezer UMC's largest fundraiser of the year and draws several hundred visitors. Deadline for space is Nov. 1, 2021. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor Chairperson, at

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 for more information.

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT presented by Stone Chapel UMC, December 4th, featuring Salem Bottom Boys. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starst at 7pm. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be collected. Masks optional. Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD.

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 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; or go to


ALIVE @ FIVE weekly on Thursday thru Sept 30, 5-8pm, Carroll Creek Amphiteater, Frederick, MD. 301-698-8118. $5

DRUM CIRCLE AT SKY STAGE May 7 thru Oct 1,5:30-6:30pm, recurring monthly on the 1st Friday, Presented By Frederick Arts Council. Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-662-4190. Free/donations accepted.

GOAT YOGA AT THE FARM FRIDAY WIND DOWN presented by Goat for the Soul, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 10, Oct 1, 6-7pm, Goat for the Soul, 10209 Fountain School Rd., Union Bridge, MD. $25 Prepay, $30 at gate.

SKY POP! PRESENTED BY FREDERICK ARTS COUNCIL recurring monthly on the 1st Sat, May 1 - Oct 2, 11am-3pm, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. Free. 301-662-4190

SKY STAGE SWING DANE monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month thru October 7, 7-10pm, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St, Frederick, MD. Suggested donation, $5. 301-662-4190.

THE REVOUTIONISTS 9/17/2021, 9/18/2021, 9/24/2021, 9/25/2021, 10/1/2021, 10/2/2021, 10/3/2021, 10/7/2021, 10/8/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/10/2021, 10/14/2021, 10/15/2021, 10/16/2021, 10/17/2021, 7-10pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick St, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, MD. $28.

SALSA UNDER THE STARS 3rd Wednesday thru Oct 20, 7-10pm, presented By Frederick Arts Councilm Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., (Corner of S. Carroll and E. All Saints St.), Frederick, MD. Suggested $5 donation.

JESSE JAMES DAY 10/23/2021, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults:$14; Seniors 55+: $12; Kids 2-12: $10; Kids under 2 free when riding on a lap. 301-898-0899

YOGA IN THE VINES 10/24, 11am-12pm, Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Road, Mount Airy, MD. $20. 301-831-5464

YOGA WITH YOGAMOUR Tuesdays thru Oct 26, 5:30-6:30pm, presented By Frederick Arts Council, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD.

ONE VAST HOSPITAL, CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR in Downtown Frederick, recurring weekly on Saturdays 2-3pm thru October 30, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $15 and Free for Museum Members. Tickets include the tour and Museum admission. 301-695-1864.

AUTUMN EXCURSION 9/18/2021, 9/19/2021, 9/25/2021, 9/26/2021, 10/2/2021, 10/3/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/10/2021, 10/16/2021, 10/17/2021, 10/24/2021, 10/30/2021, 10/31/2021, 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults $14, Seniors (55 and over) $12, Children (2 thru 12) $10, Children under 2 are free if riding on a lap - otherwise they must have a ticket.

DINNER TRAINS 10/2/2021, 11/6/2021, 6-8pm, Walkerville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults $91 (Includes tax and gratuity); Children 12 and under $67 (Includes tax and gratuity). 301-898-0899.

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.

THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BAZAAR Saturdays Oct 31 thru Feb 19, 2022, 12-5pm, 331 Market St. Parking Lot, 331 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Free.


SKYLA BURRELL BLUES BAND Oct 23, 9:30pm, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. The Skyla Burrell Blues Band is a full time, hardworking traveling blues band, known for their high-energy electric blues "Sassy, sexy and full of fire, this crew rallies behind their leader mightily and all keep the party going in fine style. This is one white girl that knows what the blues are about."

MATT KELLY'S SWANGBANG, Oct 30, 9:30pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. Matt Kelley's Swangbang! The Full Band plays a mix of Blues, Country, Western Swing, Hip Hop, Soul, Dixieland, Swing, Funk, and more of same! Matt is the Winner 2010 Albert King Award for Best Guitarist at the annual International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN! This band excels at it all so sit back and enjoy the fireworks!