Community Notes

Howard County Notes

FIDDLERS & FIREFLIES June 27, 6-9pm. One of our most popular family programs returns! Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, "roses are red poems," and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs! Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make a firefly craft. Tickets: Simply purchase one ticket per car that is attending upon arrival at the event. $10 per car. No advance registration needed. For this busy event, please leave your pets at home. In event of rain, check website. 410-465-8877. Email: Website:

TRACE YOUR ROOTS: GENEALOGY CLASS June 29, 10am-2pm, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD. 410-887-1081 for more information.

HOCOPRIDE FESTIVAL June 29th, 11am-5pm, Centennial Park. The festival, which is free to the public, will feature food, games, entertainment, speakers, art, community-based vendors, and an interactive historical art wall at this family-friendly event. There will also be Family Pride spaces and Elder Pride spaces set aside from which to enjoy the festivities.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CELEBRATION St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Rd. is celebrating it's 136th Birthday! Come join us on June 30th for worship at 9 am, followed by a picnic celebration! All are invited!

FIREWORKS ON THE LAKE AT CLYDE'S OF COLUMBIA July 4, 6-10pm, Enjoy the fireworks on Lake Kittamaqundi from our Pavilion seating. Your ticket includes dinner, beer and wine. Tickets $25, $40, and $75.The Best Seats in Columbia! Sorry, no refunds. Event takes place rain or shine.

FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL "Moses:The Great Escape" July 8-12 6pm-8:30pm Ages 3 years & up. Music, crafts, games, puppets, skits, snacks, and more! The Gathering Place 6120 Day Long Lane Clarksville, 410-531-6618.

SUPER CAMP: SUPER NOVAS July 29-August 2, 9:30am-3pm. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, Maryland. For ages 10-12. Our campers will be immersed in colonial life as they learn skills that Banneker and other early colonists needed to survive, such as fire making, shelter building, and navigation. Activities will include colonial cooking in our cabin hearth, a backcountry hike on our trails, an offsite trip to visit a planetarium and more. Cost: $200. 410-887-1081 for more information.

26TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND POW-WOW July 20-21 at the Howard County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Gates open at 10am for early shoppers and the event kicks off with a Parade of nations (grand entry) at 12 noon. Native American Dancers in regalia (American Indian outfits) will dance/drum daily. Fun activities for children and adults include a make it and take it booth and face painting. Showtimes are Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission for ages 3-12 $6, ages 13 & up $9. 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 to receive a $1 off coupon.

BEST INDOOR YARD SALE August 10, 7:30am-noon & 1:30-7pm; Sunday 11:30am-5pm, St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church, 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. Call 410-461-5163.

ST. ALPHONUS 104TH FESTIVAL August 10, 3-7pm and 11th 1-5pm, 10800 Old Court Road. Fried chicken/ham dinner $15/adult, $7/child; carryout available. Yard sale Saturday 7:30am-noon, 1:30-7pm & Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Call 410-442-1248 for more information.

MTH MARKETPLACE By popular demand MTH Marketplace is back for the fall! On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10a-3p, the Viking Backers Booster Club will host an arts & crafts festival with over 120 vendors featuring handmade goods, art, dcor, jewelry, skin care and more! Admission and parking are FREE and open to the public. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please fill out the application at Spaces are 8x8 for $40 (plus a $2 transaction fee). Electric limited, $5 extra. For more information, please see our Facebook page or event website Additional questions? Email Lisa Scarbath at Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Rt. 99, Ellicott City, MD.

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! 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 for more information.

Carroll County Notes

FESTIVAL OF THE CREATIVE June 22, 3-8pm, Downtown Mt. Airy, 110 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD. Free

MOUNT AIRY ARTSFEST June 22, 10am-3pm, Watkins Park, 615 Center St, Mt Airy, MD. The Mt. Airy ArtsFest is a free, family friendly event organized by the Mt. Airy Arts Alliance. The festival will feature an art market, Little Luau Zone, live music and dance performances, and a variety of food. There will also be a participatory art installation - lots of fun for everyone!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children in preschool through middle school from June 23 to June 27, 2019 at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Activities are from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each day. Dinner will be provided at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In this year's theme, "To Mars and Beyond," children will experience the wonder of God's universe on a voyage through space. Activities will include Bible stories on how God walked with Biblical heroes, art projects, singing new songs, games and snacks. The VBS is free and open to the community. Donations for dinner are welcome, but not required. Advance registration is requested. Sign-up may be done at Information: church office, 410-795-6136 or

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Register early to get a spot. Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission: Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register follow the VBS link: Jesus saves the world! For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16. The program will run Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00, and is open to children age 3 (by January 1, 2017) through 6th grade. Kids will learn about God's plan of salvation from creation to the cross. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register follow the VBS link:

CORBIST'S CHARGE CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT Jun 29 9am-7pm, Jun 30 9am-4pm, all-day, Emerald Hill, Westminster, Maryland. The Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT) commemorate the tragedy of war that took place on Westminster's streets and honor those who fell during the battle. The event will focus on the 1863 Battle of Westminster, but teaches about Rosser's Raid in 1862, the Johnson/Gilmor Raid in 1864, as well as other notable Civil War History within Carroll County.

LIVING HISTORY CAMP Pioneer a new adventure at Living History Camp! See if you have what it takes to survive in the 1800s. Enjoy activities like fishing, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, weaving and much more. Play games, visit with our Farmyard Friends and help cook a meal over the hearth. Sessions are as follows: June 19-21, Rising 3rd graders, $150, ($170 after April 5, 2019); June 24-28, Rising 4th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 8-12, Rising 5th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 15-17, Rising 6th graders, $150 ($170 after April 5, 2019).

TAYLORSVILLE UMC VACATION BIBLE CAMP Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, MD is holding a FREE Vacation Bible Camp called Dino-Might Jesus on July 15-19, 5:30 pm each evening is family dinner, then Bible Camp form 6:00-800 pm. Bible stories, crafts, singing and games. Call 410-875-4101 at register your child.

WINFIELD FIRE CO LADIES AUXILIARY SPORTSMAN DINNER Aug 17, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6:30pm. $35/per person, 1 admission per ticket. Food, beer, drinks, raffles, Lucky Loser, cash giveaway! Lucky Loser must be present to win. For tickets and info call Mike 443-789-6901. Firearms supplied by Stateline Gun Exchange.

MOUNT AIRY MAIN STREET FARMER'S MARKET Buy Local, Eat Fresh and Stay a While at the Mount.Airy Main Street Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 3-7pm, May 15-September 25, 2019 in the Railyard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station at 3 North Main Street, Mount Airy, MD. The market hosts over 20 vendors from the Greater Mount Airy 4-county area and local region with a wide variety of their own locally grown & produced products. Hosted are weekly community-oriented & educational events plus live music. Farmers & Producers include: Whispering Breeze Farm Cheese ; The Sweet Farm; The Meat Shack at Strohmer's Farm; Five Points Farm Market & Greenhouse; The Garden Basket (thru Aug. 28); Pong's Orchard (starting July 31); Stafford Produce Farm; Lil Holler Farm; Cannon Apiary (Honey!); The Pizza Llama; Furnace Hills Coffee; Dragon Distillery; The Dough Whisperer; Mommy's Magic Cakes; The Caramel Kettle Gourmet Popcorn; HOPEfully Homemade and others, such as Guest Vendors* Angelina's of Maryland (Crab Cakes!); Carol's Corner; Rod's Sharpening Service and Single Barrel Soaps. Select Vendors accept WIC FMNP, Senior FMNP, SNAP, Carroll County Veggie Vouchers, and MAMSFM Nutrition Buck$. Guest vendors will be added throughout the season. For more information and a full list of events, please visit and follow us on Facebook at @MountAiryFarmersMarket.

EBENEZER UMC 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's new food pantry building, 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 Saturday July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2019. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9am-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail; or go to

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

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

PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY WED NIGHT BINGO 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, Maryland. Doors open 5:30pm, food available at 6pm, bingo starts at 6:45pm. 443-277-8819 for more information.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD, Nov 1, 9-7:30pm & Nov 2, 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soup & Sandwiches.

Frederick County Notes

DOG DAYS June 27, 5-8pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Attention dog lovers! Bring your dog to the winery every Thursday for Dog Days at Linganore! Let your pups run in our newly constructed dog park while you sip on a glass of wine. Bring your own dog toys too! We'll have local animal vendors, live music, and a food truck along with wine and beer. We ask that all pets be friendly, leashed, under the control of a responsible adult and display a current rabies vaccination.

MUSIC AT THE WINERY FEATURING BUFFALO PLAID June 28, 5-8pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

EMMITSBURG COMMUNITY HERITAGE DAY June 29, 8am, Emmitsburg Community Park, Willow Drive, Emmitsburg, MD. 240-446-2583. Free.

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 6/22/2019, 6/23/2019, 6/29/2019, 6/30/2019, 11am-2pm, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65 per person. 301-658-7520.

MUSIC AT THE WINERY FEATURING TIMMY MORRISON June 30, 1-4pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

DOG DAYS AT LINGANORE July 4, 5-8pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Attention dog lovers! Bring your dog to the winery every Thursday for Dog Days at Linganore! Let your pups run in our newly constructed dog park while you sip on a glass of wine. Bring your own dog toys too! We'll have local animal vendors, live music, and a food truck along with wine and beer. We ask that all pets be friendly, leashed, under the control of a responsible adult and display a current rabies vaccination.

MUSIC AT THE WINERY FEATURING JASON CYR July 5, 5-8pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

MUSIC AT THE WINERY FEATURING PEACE RUN July 7, 1-4pm, Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

SUMMER REGGAE WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL July 20 & 21, 10am-6pm each day. Come celebrate the largest and longest running wine festival on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Join us at Linganore Winecellars for the Summer Reggae Wine and Music Festival. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live performances, while sampling Linganore's delicious wines, authentic island cuisine and hand-crafted goods from around the world. Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

GHOST TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK Fridays thru August 2, 8:30-10pm, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. $11 adults. 301-668-8922.

DRUNK & DISORDERLY: FREDERICK IN THE CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR 2nd Saturdays thru August 10, 7-8pm, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. $10/adult, $8/senior (60+), $7/child (6-12 yrs). 301-631-1188.

INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY LIVING HISTORY WEEKENDS 7/6/2019, 7/7/2019, 8/10/2019, 8/11/2019, 9am-3pm, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-662-3515.

CATHERINE COMES HOME LIVING HISTORY TOUR Sundays thru August 18, 3-5pm, THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. Call 301-447-6606. $8/adult, $6/youth ages 7-18, and free for children 6 and under.

JESSE JAMES DAY 7/13/2019, 8/10/2019, 9/14/2019, 10/5/2019, 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 West Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults:$12; Seniors 55+: $11; Kids 3-12: $10; Kids Under 2 are free when riding on a lap. 301-898-0899.

KEN CITY FOOD AND FARM MARKET Fridays thru October 25, 11am-3pm, William Talley Recreation Center/Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD. Call 301-600-3846.

FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPITALS - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Sat & Sun thru October 27, 3-4pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD. Pay what you please. 301-695-1864.

FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPTALS DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Saturdays, thru Oct 27, National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM TOUR Sat & Sun thru December 7, 1-4pm, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD. $5 Suggested Donation (Ages 12 & up) Group Rate Available. 301-663-3885.

CIVIL WAR CHURCH SERVICE & LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM thru December 22, 1-3pm, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc., 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD. 240-439-4235. Free

Montgomery County Notes

SHARP'S AT WATERFORD FARM EDUCATIONAL TOURS thru August 16, our popular outdoor programs are offered to schools, day cares, moms groups, scouts, & summer camp groups. Call 410-489-2572 or email us to make your reservations! Spring is Growing, Ponds Puddles & Creeks, The Wonderful World of Worms, Nature Knowledge, Birds & Gourds, Super Soils, Gardening & Good Eats.

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.

General Notes

INDEPENDENCE DAY DECK PARTY July 4, 7-10pm, Pier 1 301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Overlook the Inner Harbor high above the crowds and enjoy the best view of the FIREWORKS! Music, Special Tours, Cannon Firings and More! Enjoy all-you-can eat American backyard barbecue favorites served with local beer, wine and assorted sodas.

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE July 4, 2019. Line up along Constitution Avenue to observe DC's annual National Independence Day Parade. Expect to see fife and drum corps, military servicemen and women, elaborate floats and VIPs galore. The parade is held on Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 17th streets from 11:45am to 2pm.

CAPITOL FOURTH CONCERT AT THE US CAPITOL Find a spot on the West Lawn of the US Capitol for A Capitol Fourth, which begins at 8pm. This year's concert features a star-studded lineup including the legendary Carole King alongside the Broadway cast of Beautiful starring Vanessa Carlton, as well as a 50th anniversary tribute to Sesame Street and a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra. The grand finale features jaw-dropping fireworks over the National Mall.

BALTIMORE WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL Sat, Jul 6,5:30-10, Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St, Baltimore, MD. Experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as they reflect upon on the water. for information/tickets.

SUMMER CAMP SERIES WITH MAD SCIENCE OF DC This summer, join us every Thursday, starting June 20 - August 1 (with the exeption of 4th of July week) for our Summer Camp Series with Mad Science DC at Westfield Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD.

THE MARYLAND ACCORDION CLUB meets 2-5pm, on the first Saturday of each month, September through 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, and Prince George's Counties, DC, DE, and VA. In 2019, the club begins its 17th 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. FMI, email or call the club president at 443-610-3667.

SUBSTANCE LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 6-7:30pm in Hunt Valley. Meetings are free but pre-registration and screening is required. For additional information, call Gilchrist at 443-849-8251.