Community Notes


Howard County Notes

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Jan 11, The 8-Balls. 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

BAD INFLUENCE BAND Jan 11, The Soundry, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, doors: 7pm/Show: 8pm. Tickets $5-$8.

RUTHIE AND THE WRANGLERS HUMAN COUNTRY JUKEBOX Jan 12, The Soundry, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, doors: 7pm/Show: 8pm. Tickets $10.

THE LITTLE MERMAID thru Jan 13 Based on the classic animated film with music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this production includes family-favorite tunes like "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Times vary. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. $47.50-$64.50. 410-730-8311 or tobysdinnertheatre.com.

THE LITTLE MERMAID AT TOBY'S DINNER THEATER now thru Jan 13, 2017, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods, Columbia. If you loved last season's Beauty and the Beast make your reservations now for The Little Mermaid. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above with Prince Eric. Based on the classic animated film with music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) this show will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." The entire family will love The Little Mermaid! 410-730-8311 for tickets.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Vox, Jan 19, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING Both new and experienced gardeners are invited to register for the 2019 Master Gardener Training Program offered by the University of Maryland Extension, Howard County Office. Training will cover plant, insect and disease problems, and a variety of other topics related to sustainable and environmental impacts of gardening practices. Training is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and will end on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. An orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Classes will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office in Ellicott City. Cost of the training is $195. The mission of the Master Gardeners is to provide education to consumers; therefore, willingness to volunteer time is essential. Lack of hands-on experience in the garden should not deter potential applicants. Anyone with a keen interest in gardening - and especially those with other skills and interests, such as writing, graphics and computer knowledge - is encouraged to apply. The registration deadline is November 2, 2018. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To receive a Master Gardener registration packet, call the University of Maryland Extension - Howard County office at 410-313-2707.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Damon Foreman, Jan 25, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

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.

HOWARD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK offers a free help desk on the 3rd Saturday of the month 1-4pm at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Genealogical research help into all areas of the US and other countries is available. Call 410-381-7899.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN? Free Cannabis Education and Patient Registration Workshops every Tues 9-10AM/Thurs 7-8PM! We look forward to meeting you! www.trilogy.health. 443-539-7372

THE HOWARD COUNTY CAT CLUB NEEDS A NEW LOCATION We are still looking for a new place to call home...and save cats! If you know someone who has a walkout basement, in-law suite, outbuilding, etc., that might be willing to help us out, please let me know. We'd like to be within a 15-minute drive of Columbia, Maryland. Help us save more cats! Visit http://www.howardcountycats.org for more information.


Montgomery County Notes

KENSINGTON FARMER'S MARKET Every Saturday, year-round, 9am-1pm, Kensington Historic Train Station 10417 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD. Local and regional vendors offer fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meats, seafood, cheese, artisan breads, olive oil and prepared foods. Click the vendors to the left to explore their specialties.


Carroll County Notes

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY The Rat Pack, Jan 12, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Jan 13, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

GEORGE WURZBACH & ROB CARLSON TOGETHER IN CONCERT Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm, Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St, Sykesville, MD. Rob's song parodies & comedy bits for the American Comedy Network & the ABC Radio Networks included five years as "Ramblin' Bob" for ACN writing & performing a topical/satirical song each week in the style of Bob Dylan. George Wurzbach is a multi-award winning composer & performer. Performing Songwriter Magazine has described George as "A welcome mix of wit, wisdom & wonder". For tickets call Baldwin's at 410-795-1041.

CENTRAL MARYLAND FARM & TOY SHOW Jan 19, 9am-7pm, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, Maryland. Since 1987, exhibitors display antique and collectible toys, tractors, trains, dolls, pressed steel, diecast, cast iron pedal cars, tin toys, games, models, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll County 4-H Fair Board. For further information please call: 410-848-2735.

MASTER GARDENER GROW IT EAT IT CLASS Getting Started: "Why, Where & How", January 22, 6:30-8:45pm, Carroll County Extension Office, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Fee:$10. Contact Carroll County Master Gardeners at 410-386-2760.

HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO IN CONCERT January 24,7:30pm, Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St, Sykesville, MD. Tickets$20. Contact Uptown Concerts Inc at 410-922-5210.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Train Wreck, Jan 26, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

CARROLL COUNTY MASTER GARDENER GROW IT EAT IT CLASS Achieving Healthy Soils with Amendments and Composting Basics

BILL STAINES RETURNS TO BALDWIN'S STATION January 31, 7:30pm, Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St, Sykesville, MD, $20. Contact Uptown Concerts Inc at 410-922-5210 for more information.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET February 2, 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 at 410-848-3251.

CARROLL COUNTY MASTER GARDENER GROW IT EAT IT CLASS Seed Starting and Perennial Planting, February 5, 6:30-8:45pm, Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. $10. Contact Carroll County Master Gardeners at 410-386-2760.

CHOCOLATE CRAWL February 8, 2019 all-day, Downtown Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD. Free. Contact Mount Airy Main Street Association at 301-829-8300 for more information.

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN February 9, 7:30, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 $25/22, $40 2-concert package. Contact Common Ground on the Hill at 410-857-2771 for more information.

SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Jan 13, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co Social Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST February 10, 7:30-11:30am, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Under 5 eat for FREE; 6-12 years old $4; Adults $9; Carry-out $10. Contact George Wentz at 410-775-7422.

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE Feb 10, 9am-2pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster. Don't miss the 22nd annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap and Consumer Expo. If you've never made it to the SWAP before, don't miss out in 2019! What will you find at the SWAP.... thousands of discounted cycling and fitness products, product demos, prizes and giveaways, special events and so much more. Beat the cold and kick-off your Spring cycling season at the SWAP! Admission with thousands square feet (yes, it's all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you're looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there's something for everyone!

CARROLL COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS GROW IT EAT IT CLASS: Supporting Your Growing Plants and Success with Succession Planting, February 12, 6:30-8:45pm, Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $10. Contact Carroll County Master Gardeners 410-386-2760.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET Feb 16, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. Doors open at 4pm, dinner at 5pm, games start at 6:30pm. Tickets $30 incls meal & 25 games/9 cards each . Bring nonexpired can food items to be entered into a raffle. Benefiting a local food bank. One ticket per item donated. Call or text Melvin Smith 443-789-3823 by Feb 11th. Few seats available at the door.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED February 23, 4pm, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Tom Garber at 410-775-742.

IBR BULL RIDING February 23, 5pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost: $20 adults; $10 (children 6 - 12); 5 and under free. Contact Sonny Williams at 301-748-0617.

CRAFTERS NEEDED for the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company, April 13, 9am-2pm. Cost is $20 for 8' table. Contact D. Rue at 443-375-7453 for more information.

TOBACCO CLINICS Ready to stop using tobacco? Free walk-in tobacco clinics are available for Carroll County residents. Participants may be eligible to receive vouchers for nicotine replacement patches, gum, or Chantix (with a prescription from your doctor). No registration or appointment needed. Sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. First Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Third Thursday of each month, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St., Westminster. For more information, call 410-876-4429 or see website at http://cchd.maryland.gov/health-services-tobacco-prevention/

CATKNITS Join Catknits on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month knitting/crocheting blankets and toys for our cats up for adoption. All skill levels welcome! We meet from 1 PM to 3 PM in our community cat room at the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158. For info contact Theresa Micheau, 410-848-4810 x 819.

THE SOUTH CARROLL LIONESS LIONS CLUB meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church Celebration Hall, 5600 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, Maryland. Membership is open to both men and women. You will not find a better service organization than the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club; come and join us! For more information, contact us at 443-745-1281 or southcarrolllions@gmail.com.


Frederick County Notes

HOMEMADE SOUP & SANDWICH SALE to benefit the Libertytown Vol Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary. Homemade bean soup and homemade vegetable soup, $6 per quart. Country ham sandwich, $4 each. Advance orders only by Jan 25. Pick up Feb 2, 10am-1pm at Libertytown Fire Hall, 12027 South St. Libertytown, MD. To place order: call Marge 301-898-7989 or Rosie 301-898-7385.

SAILING THROUGH WINTER SOLSTICE thru Feb 3, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. Lighting up the night is an age-old custom during the dark of winter. Visit this exciting "take" on that theme. Some seven sailing boats, festooned with unique designs, will be bringing joy to Carroll Creek. The display helps raise funds for local charities too. Call 301-600-4023 for more information.

CIDER MAKING BEGINNER WORKSHOP 12/1/2018 & 2/9/2019, 9:30am-12:30pm, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, 5533 Gapland Rd., Jefferson, MD. $150. 301-834-8920.

CREATIVE OUTLET January 5 - March 2, 3-5pm, recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-698-0656. $2.

SILENT FILM: "PANDORA'S BOX March 16, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

SILENT FILMS "The Kid Brother" (1927) and "A Trip to the Moon" (1902), March 16, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick, St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-282. $7 - Adult.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 9 - 17, 9:30am-2pm, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD. $3 per person. 301-271-7575.

"Faure's Requiem" Frederick Symphony Orchestra and the Frederick Chorale March 17, 7:30-9:30pm, Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 521 Coffman Chapel Dr., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-685-3585. Tickets range from $19 to $30

RANKY TANKY March 24, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$30

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "Blazing Saddles" (1974), March 27, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS March 28, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$27 Students - $12.

RED GREEN - THIS COULD BE IT! March 29, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. All seats - $54.60.

LUCIA MICARELLI March 30, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $25-$35

LAVERNE COX April 3, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets: $40-$50. Call 301-600-2828 for information.

BANDA MAGDA April 4, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $10 in Advance, Pay-What-You-Want at Door. Call 301-600-2828 for more information.

AN EVENING WITH BROOKS ROBINSON April 5, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets $40-$60.

GO DOG GO 1:30pm, 3/23/2019, 3/24/2019, 3/31/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets $12. Call 301-694-4744 for more information.

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Thurs-Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm, 4/5/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/11/2019, 4/12/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 4/18/2019, 4/19/2019, 4/20/2019, 4/21/2019, 4/25/2019, 4/26/2019, 4/27/2019 at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $24 adults, $20 senior/student/military. Call 301-694-4744.

GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND thru May 18, 1-7pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Beans in the Belfry Meeting Place and Cafe, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 301-834-7178. Free.


General Notes

LINWOOD TAYLOR BAND Jan 13, 9:30pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Baltimore MD.

CAT'S EYE BLUES JAM HOSTED BY URSULA RICKS January 15, 9am, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD. Blues powerhouse blues vocalist Ursula Ricks' & her band The Project host our monthly blues jam at the Cat's Eye Pub!!! The bar will be open and a full band with Blues masters and soon-to-be masters share their craft on stage. All are welcome to play the blues or just stop by to hear a set!! If you are out and about in Historic Fell's Point tonight stop in and jam in true Cat's Eye fashion! ALL ARE WELCOME, MUSICIANS WANTING TO JAM COME AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH ME beginning at 9:00 pm!!!!!

19TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE Monday, January 21, 12:00pm to 2:00pm. More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations. The parade steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street. Spectators are invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street.

COMMUNITY GROOVE BAND January 26, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Baltimore MD.