Community Notes


Howard County Notes

STARGAZING Jan. 13: Stargazing, 8-10 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Once again it is time to join us in our journey through the night sky. Join the Westminster Astronomical Society while we look at the universe around us, including the winter Milky Way, Orion and Uranus. Telescopes will be provided. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

TEEN RANGER WORK DAY Jan. 15, 8a.m.-4:30p.m. (Rain or shine). This is a full-day volunteer opportunity designed for teenagers 14-18 looking for service hours. After completing 40 hours of service working outdoors, volunteers will receive a shirt. Those who complete 100 hours within a year are eligible for a free entry to all Maryland state parks. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

WINTER WONDERS Jan. 15, 10-11 a.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Let it snow! Cozy up for a story and songs of nature's wonders this winter. We'll make a sparkly winter scene and dance to snowflake music. Ages 7 and up. $2/person. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MLK SERVICE PROJECT Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon at Buzzards Rocks Trailhead (Shine only). Want to give back to the park? Come and join the Maryland Conservation Corps for a cleanup of a popular attraction in the park. We will pick up trash and remove graffiti. Volunteers should bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, warm clothes and water. Tools will be provided. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

SCHUBERT'S "WINTERREISE" The St. Louis Concert and Artist Series moves to the Clarksville parish's historic 1889 Chapel for a free Candlelight Chamber Recital for voice and piano 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger and pianist Heather Adelsberger will perform Franz Schubert's song cycle, "Die Winterreise." The concert is free, but seating is limited and online reservations are requested. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.stlconcertseries.org or call 410-531-6040. St. Louis Chapel and Church is off Rte. 108 near Rte. 32 and Ten Oaks Road. Ample parking on site. Donations and sponsorships are accepted via the website or by check.

WINTER BIRDING Jan. 20, 8-10 a.m. at Soldiers Delight (Shine only). Join a local ornithologist for a 2.5-mile hike through grasslands and woods searching for wintering birds. We'll practice sight and sound identification, and learn how birds survive the winter outside. No experience necessary; all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and wear good hiking shoes. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY Jan. 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day , 11 a.m.-1p.m. at Hilton Nature Center (Rain or shine). It's Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate by learning about squirrels and how they help the park. We'll have activities and go on a short hike to observe squirrels in the wild. This program is eligible for the Junior Rangers Model B Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

WILDLIFE IN WINTER Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Nature Center (Rain or shine). Discover how birds, foxes and other wildlife spend their winter in the park and how they are adapted to the cold. Includes activities, crafts and a short walk to look for signs of wildlife. $2/craft. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

FREE "WINTRY MIX" CHILDREN'S CONCERT The St. Louis Concert Series presents its Fourth Annual Children's Concert, "A Wintry Mix," 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. The program will include a narrated performance of "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs with musical score by Howard Blake, a sing-along from the movie "Frozen," and an interactive reprise of excerpts from Schubert's "Die Winterreise" song cycle. A complimentary hot chocolate social follows. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the program or other Series concerts through May at the Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike in Howard County, visit www.stlconcertseries.org or call 410-531-6040. St. Louis Church is off Rte. 108 near Rte. 32 and Ten Oaks Road. Ample parking on site. Donations and sponsorships are accepted via the website or by check.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Join staff and volunteers at Patapsco Valley State Park for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! A ranger will identify the most common (and aggressive) plants, and why these species are such a threat to the ecosystem. Work days are 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are encouraged to stay afterward to enjoy the park they are helping to protect! Large event dates are listed below, with the primary opponent: Garlic mustard: April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 5, 12 & Wavyleaf basketgrass: June 16, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 8. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves. The work day will be canceled in the event of rain. Wavyleaf basketgrass at daniels area Wavyleaf Basketgrass. We are also looking for regular, independent volunteers to work under the direction of Ranger Travers for weekly maintenance. If you are interested, please email us at volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov.

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, 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 Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 2018. 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 eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.


Carroll County Notes

WINFIELD LADIES AUXILIARY DANCE Jan 14, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Winfield Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall, 1320 W Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784. Cost $10. An evening of fun and dancing! Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. A DJ will provide music and take requests. BYOB. Hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux.

WINFILED LADIES AUX DANCE Jan 14, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. This dance is being held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. An evening of fun and dancing! Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. A DJ will provide music and take requests. BYOB. Hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux.

WESTMINSTER COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Jan 28, 9:00am-4:00pm. About thirty US and World Coin and Currency dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET February 3, 2018 7-11am, Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St, Westminster, MD 21157. $8 adults; $4 kids ages 4-8. Contact Cheryl Vecera 410-848-3251.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Feb 3, 7:00 am - 11:00am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St. The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

CHOCOLATE CRAWL February 9, 2018, 5-8pm, Historic Downtown Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD 21771. Free. The Annual Chocolate Crawl is a sweet filled treat in Downtown Mount Airy. Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treats and more. Who knows, maybe a little wine tasting.

CHOCOLATE CRAWL Feb 9, 5:00pm - 8:00pm.The Annual Chocolate Crawl is a sweet filled treat in Downtown Mount Airy. Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treats and more. Who knows, maybe a little wine tasting.

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE February 11, 9am-2pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD 21157. Don't miss the 21st annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer bike expo. If you' ve never made it to the SWAP before, don' t miss out in 2018...It's our 21st year !!! The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists! Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of 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!

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE Feb 11, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Don't miss the 21st annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast's largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer bike expo. If you' ve never made it to the SWAP before, don' t miss out in 2018. It's our 21st year !!! The Stop, Swap and Save is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists! Admission is still only $5 and includes thousands of 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 Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr. Westminster, MD.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Mar 3, 7:00am - 11:00am. The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St. The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

SPRING GUN & CASH BINGO Mar 3, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N Main St, Hampstead, MD. Cost $40.00. Come out and enjoy a Spring Gun & Cash Bingo. 20 Regular Games of bingo: Savage 17WSM, Winchester XPR 7mm Camo, Ruger American 30/16, Mossberg 500 12ga, Remington 783 .223 w/ Scope, Weatherby PA08 12ga combo, Smith & Wesson M&P 15 AR .22 (MD Compliant), Henry Golden Boy Silver .22, Savage Axis .243 Muddy Girl, Remington 700 ADL .270 w/scope, 10 games payout $200.00 cash. Firearms supplied by: Redding's Hardware & Sports Goods, 279 S Franklin Street, Gettysburg, PA. (All firearms to be picked up at gun shop after appropriate background checks.) 2 Jackpot Games: USSG MKA 1919 12ga AR (MD Compliant), Wyndham AR15 (MD Compliant). All seats must have a ticket and must be 18 to enter. Dinner is served 5-6:30pm; games start at 7pm. Permit #: 18-044; To Benefit the Auxiliary to the HVFC. Tickets can be picked up at Raver's Insurance in Hampstead.

SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN EGG March 28 - 31, 2018. The activity is an 'I SPY' game, where the participant is invited to enter each shop, spy the egg, and record it on a form which will be supplied by the business owner for a chance to win prizes. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Downtown Main Street Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD. Contact Mount Airy Main Street Association at 301-829-8300.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Apr 7, 7:00 am - 11:00 amThe Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

10TH ANNUAL WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES WHEN: April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Dutterer Park, Monroe St & Winters St, Westminster, MD. COST: $35, $25, $5. CONTACT: Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, 410-857-0900. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes(r) is a primary prevention event for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS). It is a men's walk to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. RCIS asks men and women to walk one mile in women's shoes through downtown Westminster. The walk concludes at Westminster City Park.

28TH CARROLL CARVERS FESTIVAL OF CARVING April 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Robert Moton Center, 300 S Center St, Westminster, MD, $3. Contact Carroll Carvers, 443-798-0642. 28th Carroll Carvers Festival of Carving features displays by local and regional woodcarvers. There will be woodcarving competition, demonstrations and woodcarvings for sale, plus door prizes, silent auction and much more.

CARROLL COUNTY FARMER'S MARKET SPRING FLING April 21, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Free. 75-100 local vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, jams and jellies, Spring pansies and garden plants, herb plants, Spring garden bouquets, home baked goods including cakes, scones, breads, cookies and pies. Quality hand made crafts and fine arts. Acoustic music provided for entertainment.

SYNERGY April 21, 7:00pm, Mt. Airy Middle School, 102 W Watersville Rd, Mt Airy, MD. COST: donations accepted. Concert by advanced handbell ensembles.

COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL PRESENTS TAREQ RANTISI Apr 21, 7:30 pm, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD. Cost: $25/22. $10 Carroll County Public School staff with ID.Tareq Rantisi received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance, graduating with highest honors having mastered styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan, Victor Mendoza, and many more.

TOBACCO CLINIS 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/

PENGUIN RANSOM HOUSE BOOK FAIR March 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Free. Contact Helen Dagilis 410-386-8152. Food, fun and entertainment for all ages. New book sales - discounted 20%. National Penguin Random House authors.


Montgomery County Notes

QUINCEARERA EXPO & FASHION SHOW January 14, 2018 all-day, Holiday Inn, Gaithersurg, 2 Montgomery Village Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20879, $5-$10. Contact: Saprena Brown 240-440-9134.

ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE & CONCERT Jan 15, 3:30-6:30pm, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Free.

SWEET CHARITY Presented by The Druid Theater, American School of Inspiration presents January 26-28, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm. The Druid Theater is located at 9840 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872 - Second Level. Tickets are $15 online, $17 at the door, $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased through our website at www.asinspiration.com. For more info: 240-745-5024 or info@asinspiration.com.

GAITHERSBURG WINTER LIGHTS FESTIAL thru December 31, 2017, 6-9 pm (10pm Fri & Sat), closed on Christmas. Winter Lights features more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes in a 3.5 mile drive through beautiful Seneca Creek State Park. Theme areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, North Pole, Toyland, and Penguin Cove. Rates vary for cars, SUV's, Mini-vans, large vans, mini-buses, buses. Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD.


Frederick County Notes

WINE DOWN FRIDAY'S PRESENTS: JOSH BAYER January 12, Elk Run Vineyard, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 410-775-2513, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. $5.00 cover.

WINE 101 THE BASICS OF WINE TASTING TECHNIQUES January 14, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. 410-775-2513, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $35.00 or free to club members.

"BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN" 1925 January 26, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 8:00 PM. $7 - Adult.

BRIAN GANZ PIANIST CONCERT January 28, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.

BRIDAL SHOW January 28, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 301-831-5889. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. $10.

WINE DOWN THE SEASON GALLERY SHOW thru - January 31, recurring daily. The Potters' Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, Frederick, MD. 301-360-0640. 11:00. Free.

1ST ANNUAL COMEDY EVENT NIGHT February 3, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-1875. 7:00 PM. $35.

FIRST SATURDAY: "FIRE IN ICE" February 3, Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-8118. Until 9pm.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at Monocacy National Battlefield, February 3, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-695-1864. 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Included with museum admission and free for NMCWM members.

MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE Presented By Frederick County Society of Model Engineers thru February 4, recurring weekly on Sunday, Frederick County Society of Model Engineers, 423 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Free.

FREDERICK MUSIC SHOWCASE, VOL 4 February 15, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. General Admission: $10-Advance; $15-Day-Of.

"THE WOMAN DISPUTED" 1928 February 17, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM, $7 - Adult.

MUSICAL THRONES: A PARODY February 18, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $30, Rear Orchestra - $25, Balcony - $20.

"DISCOVER AND EXPLORE: CHINESE NEW YEAR" February 18, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick, MD 21754. 301-600-7012. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION February 18, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick, Frederick, MD 21704. 301-694-3355.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.

SERAPH BRASS QUINTET CONCERT February 18, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.

IN THEIR OWN VOICES February 21, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. 443-463-6437. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free.

TED KOPPEL February 22, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $65, Rear Orchestra - $60, Balcony - $50.

TEELIN IRISH DANCE COMPANY: CELTIC STORM February 24, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35, Rear Orchestra - $30, Balcony - $25.

THE FREDERICK COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Presented By CEO, Coins, Currency & Treasures, February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018, Frederick Elks Club, 289 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. 443-623-7025. 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Free.

KISSED BY FIRE - WOODFIRED POTS GALLERY SHOW February 1 - 28, recurring daily, The Potters' Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, Frederick, MD. 301-360-0640. 11:00 AM.

STEVE YARNALL FEATURED ARTIST SHOW February 1, 2018 - February 28, recurring daily, The Potters' Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-360-0640. 11:00 AM. Free.

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "A LIFE LESS ORDINARY" February 28, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. $7 - Adult.

CREATIVE OUTLET thru March 3. Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-0656. 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. $2.

FIRST SATURDAY IN MARCH March 3, Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-698-8118. Late-night shopping, live entertainment and a free trolley until 9pm.

FLOWERS TO PHARMACEUTICALS: CIVIL WAR MEDICINAL GARDENS March 3, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21705. 301-695-1864. 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Included with museum admission and free for museum members.

LEPRECHAUN LUAU VII March 3, Frederick Community College Field House, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 240-285-9844. 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $60 per ticket.

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY March 4, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35Rear Orchestra - $30Balcony - $25.

THE MozART GROUP March 8, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35Rear Orchestra - $30Balcony - $25.

SHREK THE MUSICAL January 12, 2018 - March 10, 2018, Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings $45; Saturday evenings: $48.

THE PILLOWMAN 2/16/2018, 2/17/2018, 2/23/2018, 2/24/2018, 2/25/2018, 3/1/2018, 3/2/2018, 3/3/2018, 3/4/2018, 3/8/2018, 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21774. 301-694-4744. Fri & Sat 8 PM; Sun 3 PM, $20 - 20th season pricing!

FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK March 5 - March 11, Downtown Frederick and Frederick County.

MITCH ALBOM March 15, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $50, Rear Orchestra - $45, Balcony - $40.

SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION March 17, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 8:00 PM. $15 advance, $20 day-of.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, 3/16/2018, 3/17/2018, 3/18/2018, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-3722. Fri and Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm, $18-$22.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 10 -18, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houk Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788. 301-271-7575. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $3 donation.

CHAD BOWLES PIANIST CONCERT March 18, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.

FREDERICK FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT March 18, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-663-6361. 3:00 PM. Free.

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "WAYNE'S WORLD" March 21, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. $7 - Adult.

IN THE MOOD: A 1940'S MUSICAL REVUE March 24, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM. Orchestra - $42.50, Rear Orchestra - $39.50, Mezzanine - $37.50,Balcony - $29.50.

PRE EASTER WINE SALE March 25, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free.

BUNNY TRAIN March 24 - 31, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793. 301-898-0899. 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Adults: $15 Seniors (55+): $14 Kids (1-12): $12 Babies under 1: Free.

APRIL FOOLS BLIND TASTING April 1, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 443-340-2644. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $35; free to club members RSVP.

EASTER SUNDAY AT NATIONAL SHRINE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES April 1, National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, 16330 Grotto Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 301-447-5318. 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Free.

RIVER & TRAIL OUTFITTERS FERMENTED FUN 2/17/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/7/2018, departs from the Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-834-9950.12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. $75 per person.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 3/23/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/6/2018, 4/7/2018, 4/13/2018, 4/14/2018, 4/15/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 4/27/2018, 4/28/2018, 4/29/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 5/6/2018, 5/11/2018, 5/12/2018, 5/13/2018, 5/18/2018, 5/19/2018, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings & Sunday matinees: $45; Saturday evenings: $48.

COMEDY PIGS 1/20/2018, 1/26/2018, 1/27/2018, 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 6/8/2018, 6/9/2018, 6/15/2018, 6/16/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St, Frederick MD. 301-694-4744. $10 per ticket.

LOEW VINEYARDS WINE TASTING January 20, 2018 - October 20, 2018, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Chartreuse & Co., 4007 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

AMAZING GRACE: MUSIC OF SAINTS AND SINNERS March 18 - 19, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 301-845-8822. Sunday 3:00-4:30; Monday 7:30-9:00. Free and open to the public.

EASTER EGG ROLL March 31, The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2743. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $5 person.


General Notes

18TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE January 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrates the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at noon. 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.

BALTIMORE RESTAURANT WEEK January 12, 2018 - January 21, 2018. BaltimoreRestaurantWeek.com for details.

6TH ANNUAL WINTER WINE January 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-252-9364 for info.

200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - FREDERICK DOUGLASS DAY February 10, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 443-263-1800 for info.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE B&O February 01 - 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223. 410-752-2490 for info.

AFTER FABERGE thru May 27, 2018, 10am-5pm, The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD. Five digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan present finely-crafted, surreal versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters' collection. His large-scale prints blend the dazzling detail of the original masterworks with modern culture.