Community Notes


FREE WEEKENDS AT COLUMBIA JAZZERCISE All weekend classes are free in March at Columbia Jazzercise, 9221 Rumsey Rd, Ste 5, Columbia, MD. For class schedule visit Due to COVID restrictions, reservations are required. Please note that a mask is required to enter the facility. For more information email

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE April 2, "Civil War Battlefields of Maryland" Fred Campbell, Director of FFC Historical Tours and Historian. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit or call 410-480-3250.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE May 7, "Stories from Laurel's 150 Years" Ann Bennett, Executive Director Laurel Historical Society. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit or call 410-480-3250.

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.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE June 4, "Colonial Iron Industry at Elkridge Landing" Lee Preston, Jr., Retired Archaeologist. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit or call 410-480-3250.


BABY STORYTIME AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Virtual event, April 1, 9-9:30am. Enjoy Baby Storytime live with one of MCPL's children's librarians via Zoom! Songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and simple stories for infants up through about 18 months. Baby Storytime is designed for adult caregivers to enjoy together with babies, and can help develop your child's growing language skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. Join our Baby Storytime Here: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 999 1641 0419.


MARVIN CHAPEL'S THRIFT SHOP IS HAVING IT'S "BIG WINTER SALE" All clothing (except brand new items) is now $1 per bagful, winter coats are now $1, boots are $2 per pair, lamps are $1, books are $1 per bagful. Toys and backroom items (housewares) are 50% off, Items moved outside are 75% off. Marvin Chapel United Church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, just north of RT 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. The Shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from10a.m till 2p.m., weather permitting. Currently worship services are on-line at "Prospect-Marvin Chapel". Marvin will host an outdoors Easter Sonrise Service on April 4 at 6:45 a.m. All are welcome.

FISH FRY April 2, 11am-5pm, White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville, MD. Whiting, $18. Dinner includes: Coleslaw, French fries, cornbread and iced tea. Dessert available for purchase. For additional information and to place your order, please call or text 443-328-4533

ARDENT FOLK WEEKLY MEAL April 8, 6-6:45pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St #4829, Westminster, MD. Call 410-848-7020.

SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE QUARTS SALE April 25, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W. Locust Street. The quarts will be sold by preorders. To order call 443-340-9462 by April 19, 2021. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Union Bridge Fire Company.

UNION MILLS HOMESTEAD FLOWER & PLANT MARKET April 30, 11am-4pm, May 1 9am-4pm & May 2 10am-4pm. Come see our beautiful selections of your favorite regionally grown: hanging baskets,annuals/perennials, vegetable plants & herbs, shrubs, heirloom vegetables.Browse the Tannery and Garden Wagons for the perfect additions to your garden. Visit the Gardener's Corner for gently used books, pots, containers, and other garden-related bargains. Visit the booths of our specialty plant growers, craft, and garden-related vendors. Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD. Visit

GROWING OUR CREW - ADOPTION Is running a shoe drive fundraiser and are asking for help from their community. They will be collecting new and gently worn shoes thru June 1, 2021. Drop off location will be 687 Skyline Way, Westminster, MD 21157; or 5099 Klee Mill Rd S, Sykesville, MD 21784.

CARROLL COUNTY CELTIC FESTIVAL Sat, Jun 12, 10am-6pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. 1st ever Carroll County Celtic Festival. Admission: Adults 16-64, $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, Children 8-15, $9 in advance, $14 at the gate.

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT July 17 9am-9:15pm & July 18 9am-3pm. Visit for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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 April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, 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


TUESDAYS AT TEN thru April 6, recurring weekly on Tuesday at 10am, The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD. Free.

RESERVE A FIRE PIT AT LINGANORE WINERY Don't let the chill in the air stop you from enjoying time with your family, friends, and your favorite Linganore wines! Reserve a fire pit on our lawn and bring your own chairs to surround it, then sip on wine, listen to music and relax. Wine tastings are not included in a fire pit reservation. Visit for more information or to make a reservations.

MAY FIRST SATURDAY "MAYFEST" May 1, 3-9pm, Historic Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. 301-698-8118. Free.

DAVE MASON - THE FEELIN' ALRIGHT TOUR May 7, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Standard $45. Call 301-600-2828.

FORAGING LEVEL 1: FRIEND AND FOES WITH LACEY WALKER May 8, 1-4pm, Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center, 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD. $40. 301-418-8248.

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL March 26-29, recurring weekly Fri, Sat & Sun, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600 Friday evening & Sunday Matinees: $50 Saturday evenings: $53.

ENJOY WINE TASTINGS & TOURS AT LINGANORE WINERY Come visit us and enjoy our beautiful country setting, with trained staff to guide you through wine tastings that are uniquely ours. To help reduce as much risk to our customers and employees as possible, we are practicing safe distancing protocol in our winery. We will be offering tastings via reservation only. You are still welcome to come in and purchase bottles and enjoy our outdoor and spacious indoor space, with social distancing best practices. Visit for more information.

NAME THAT TUNE! thru June 30, 7-9pm, recurring weekly on Wednesday, Steinhardt Brewing, 340 E. Patrick St., Suite #102, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-471-0901

CARILLON RECITALS IN BAKER PARK thru August 15, 12:30-1pm, recurring weekly on Sundays. Baker Parker Carillon, Baker Park, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-788-2806.

VINYASA YOGA Saturdays thru September 18, 1-1:45pm, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5103 Pegasus Ct, Frederick, $10 Drop in Rate.

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.

JESSE JAMES DAY 5/8/2021, 7/10/2021, 8/14/2021, 9/11/2021, 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

DINNER TRAINS 5/1/2021, 6/5/2021, 7/3/2021, 8/7/2021, 9/4/2021, 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 BOULDER YARD 5714 Industry Ln., Unit E, Frederick, MD. As Frederick's new premiere rock climbing facility, our success is achieved by means of providing our community with the convenience of diverse health and fitness methods under one roof. Specializing in "bouldering", our 6000 square foot facility currently has 3000 square feet of bouldering surface with "problem ratings" from beginner to advanced which change every five weeks keeping our members satisfied with new problems throughout the year. The main floor also includes free weights, boxing equipment, and hang-boards for other training techniques. The second floor provides a hardwood floor studio for yoga, group fitness, and MMA classes with room for twenty plus members and classes for all ages. 301-228-9368.


PAINT NITE - ROSE ARCHWAY Virtual event, Apri 1, 7pm. $15 per person. Visit for tickets or more information.