Community Notes

Howard County Notes

HAM & OYSTER SUPPER Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, Clarksville, MD will hold its annual Ham & Oyster Supper on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM. The event includes a ham and oyster dinner served family style, optional dessert table, bazaar, bake sale, and book sale. Menu consists of hand patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, coleslaw, rolls, assorted desserts (priced separately), and beverages. Carry-outs available. For tickets call 410-531-5653 or order online at www.l-lumc-org. The church is located at 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane (across from Freestate) in Clarksville, MD.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Nov 2nd, 10am-2pm, Historic Gary Memorial UMC, 2029 Daniels Rd, Ellicott City, MD. Crafts, Gifts, Pottery, Baked Goods, Hot Lunch.

TURKEY AND FRIED OYSTER DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMChurch, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 9, 2019 from 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults and Carryouts $20; Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

TURKEY AND FRIED OYSTER DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMChurch, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 9, 2019 from 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults and Carryouts $20; Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

ST. JAMES HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND FLEA MARKET Invite your friends and neighbors and join us for the annual St. James Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market on Saturday, November 9th from 8 am to 1 pm. The first floor will be filled with some of your favorite crafters from last year as well as some new favorites. The Camp Hope Christmas Room will be overflowing with new and gently used holiday decorations, home dcor items, craft supplies, small furnishings, collectibles, purses and accessories, linens, toys, and books as well as kitchen and other household items. Stop by the Social Hall to shop for handmade quilts created by the Quilt Ministry and choose from a large selection of homemade baked goods at the UMW Bake Table. Hot breakfast and lunch items will be available, and a shredding truck will be on site from 9 am to 11 am. If you or someone you know is interested in renting space for the event, please contact Janet Sowers at 410-442-2020 and leave a message.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, A PREQUEL TO PETER PAN November 14, 15, &16 at 7pm and November 17 at 3pm, Marriott Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marrittosville, MD. Tickets available at

4-H STEM PATHWAY SERIES The Howard County Extension 4-H Outreach Program will be presenting a 4-H STEM Pathways Series for children ages 10 - 16 at the Savage Library Branch, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6-7:30pm. The STEM series will challenge youth to overcome a series of STEM challenges and learn about associated scientific jobs. November 19, 2019 - Geologist and Materials Scientist - Cookie Prospecting Challenge and Please Just Contain It. The program is free, but pre-registration is required for the series. To register call the Savage Library Branch at 410-313-0760 or register online at The Branch is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel MD 20723.

CHRISTMAS AT ST. LOUIS: A FEAST OF CAROLS Dec 15, 4pm, at St. Louis Parish Church, Clarksville. Free.

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.

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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.

CROCHET HOUR Join the crochet group Mondays at 9 am as we create prayer shawls and prayer squares for those in need. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy Md.

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Carroll County Notes

COUNTRY BREAKFAST Saturday, Nov. 2, Mt. Olive UM Church, 2927 Gillis Falls Road, Mt. Airy. Served buffet-style from 7 to 11 am. Adults $8, Children, 10 and under: $4. Featuring homemade food items available at the Bake Table. For additional information, please call 301-703-9755.

EBENEZER UMC ANNUAL HOLLY MART will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. This event features handmade church crafts, birdfeeders, four flavors of homemade cheeseballs, baked goods, handmade chocolates and jar recipes; a silent auction; and valuable door prizes. Vendors and direct-sale home-based businesses will offer a variety of holiday and home dcor items, wreaths, wood accessories, hand-sewn and knitted items, personal and home accessories, jewelry, fabric items, needlework, clothing, and much more. Ebenezer's CAMP HOPE ministry will have a table and local Scouts also will sell Christmas wreaths. The lunch menu will feature homemade soups (chicken noodle, vegetable beef, bean, potato, Maryland crab, cream of crab, and a combo of Maryland crab and cream of crab soups); beef barbecue and chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs; apple, cherry, coconut cream, pumpkin, and lemon and chocolate meringue pies; apple dumplings; nachos and cheese; fresh veggie cup with dip; and hot and cold drinks. Carry-outs and gluten-free items will be available, as well as whole pies for sale. The fire hall site offers plenty of free parking. Information: church office, 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; e-mail to; or visit

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Christmas Bazaar Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, November 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fried oyster and ham platters, w/sides, along with chicken tenders, hot dogs, soup, sandwiches and homemade pies will be served. Santa will be there to greet the children. There will be crafts, Santa s Re-gifting Area, homemade gift items, a bake table, woodworking demonstrations and hayrides. For more information, call the church at 410-875-4101.

WINFIELD LADIES AUXILIARY'S SUNDAY SOCIALS DANCE Nov 11, 2019, 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. Live DJ. Must be 21 years or older to enter. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

BAZAAR OF THE CHURCHES November 16th, 9am-2pm, Lisbon Fire Hall, 1330 Woodbine Rd. (Rt. 94) Free Parking, Lunch by Lisbon Ladies Auxiliary, St. Paul's Mt. Airy will be there! Please join us! Lots of candy, crafts, and Raffles to enjoy!

CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW 25 Craft and Vendors at this Show, American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, November 23, 11am-4pm. Come do your holiday shopping.

TOY TRAIN SHOW sponsored by the Deer Park Lions Club, Nov 24, 10am-3pm, Ag Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Admission $5, children under 12: free. Large operating train layout sponsored by: The Baltimore American Flyer Club. Refreshments by the Deer Park Lions Club. For more information contact Richard Liebno 410-848-4929. Plenty of free parking.

WESTMINSTER TRAIN SHOW Nov 24, 10am-3pm, Ag Center 706 Agriculture Center , Westminster, Md.Admission $ 5.00 Children Under 12 Free Sponsored by Deer Park Lions Club. Food will be available. For Information Call 410-848-4929.

SHILOH POTTERY STUDIO SHOW AND SALE Dec.7 & 8, 10am-5pm. Handmade Stoneware Pottery, other crafts. Enjoy a FREE, family friendly, self-guided tour of 17 art studios and two galleries located around Carroll County, MD.

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 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

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 10525 will offer Christmas Cards and keepsakes for sale 11/3-12/22/19 before and after each weekend masses at St Michaels Catholic Church Mt Airy MD. Masses are Saturday's 5pm, and Sunday s 8am, 1030am, and noon. All are welcome. Call 240-394-0696 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

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.

JOIN WHITE ROCKCHURCH FOR A PERFORMANCE OF "QUEEN ESTHER March 21, 2020. Cost: $152. Price includes: Motorcoach transportation, ticket, meal, snacks and gratuity. Itinerary: 7:00 am Departure from White Rock Church; 9:15-10:00 Bird in Hand Farmers Market; 11:00-1:45 pm Sight & Sound show; 2:15 - 4:30 Miller's Smorgasboard shopping and meal; 6:30 Return to White Rock Church. To Reserve your seat now! Payment in full due by February 7, 2020. Payment plan option available. For more information call 410.627.0310 or email White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville, MD.

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

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 16, 8am-3pm, Grace Episcopal Church 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market. Silent Auction, Crafts, Food, Santa, Fun for all. Contact 301-865-3270 for more info. See you There!!!

VENDORS WANTED for Grace Episcopal Church 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market is have a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 16 from 8am to 3pm. Call 301-865-3270.

CALVARY CHRISTMAS MARKET Nov 22, 11am-7:30pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy. Lunch 11am-3pm, crab cake dinner 4pm-7:30pm. Baked goods, jams & jellies, cheese balls, white elephants and a visit from St. Nick (4-7:30pm). Silent auction with unique items. Local vendors selling gifts & crafts. Come early, stay late, ring in the holidays with some early shopping and food, fun, and fellowship.

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.

CHRISTMAS MART AT POPLAR SPRINGS UMC 915 E. Watersville Rd., Mt.Airy. Dec.7th - 9am to 2:00pm. Coffee and doughnuts early - Lunch : Vegetable/beef soup, Barbecue or Hot Dog Sandwiches, chips, Pie's and Cookies. Featured - Silent Auction; Bake Table: Cakes, Breads, Candy, Pie's and Cookies; Crafts; specialty items and much more. Santa will also make an appearance between 11 and 2:00 pm with gifts for children.

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

THE ANNUAL MARVIN CHAPEL HOLIDAY BAZAAR will be held Sat., Nov 2, from 9am-2pm in the church basement. There will be home-made soup by the bowl, pint, or quart - sandwiches, drinks, baked goods, apple dumplings, homemade jellies and relish. Eat in or carry out. Vendors are welcome at no charge - call 410-905-2949 for reservation of space. This event will be the kick-off of our Christmas Shop which will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. beginning Nov. 8th through Dec. 28th. Silent Auction items and some of our Christmas items will be displayed at the Bazaar. The Thrift Shop will be open their regular hours of 10a.m. to 2pm. every Friday and Saturday. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville. Road just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt Airy. Sunday worship and childrens church is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Montgomery County Notes

ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR Saturday, November 2, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams, bake sale, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, Grandma's Attic (vintage items) and more! Santa will visit at 10. BBQ Lunch served 11-1. Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD. or 301-384-4394.

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

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.

FREE MINI-WORKSHOPS on topics related to emotional addiction, anxiety or depression. Call or email for more information, or visit or call 301-569-8091.