Community Notes

Howard County Notes

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES April 26, 7pm, Wilde Lake High School, Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Rd, Columbia, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more information.

WATER CANARIES April 27, 3-4:30pm, at Avalon Shelter 104 (Shine only). In support of the Baltimore City Nature Challenge, come join us for a fun study to test the water quality of the Patapsco River. Put on your thinking caps, rain boots or waders, and dress to get messy as we find the little creatures that reveal the health of the river. This program is eligible for the Junior Rangers Passport. Call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

10TH ANNUAL PINK GREENS GOLF CLASSIC Friday, April 27, 9:00 AM 3:00PM, Turf Valley Resort (map) The "Pink Greens Golf Classic" tournament features 18 holes of golf on the beautiful championship course at Turf Valley, where each spring more than 50 Blossoms of Hope cherry trees welcome golf enthusiasts for their first outing of the year. Your entry fee includes breakfast, golf cart, soft drinks & beer on the course, closing reception buffet with soft drinks, beer and a cash cocktail bar, door prizes and more. To register visit

FRIED SHRIMP AND ROAST BEEF DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMC, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Fried Shrimp and Roast Beef Dinner with dessert, served family-style, on April 28, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults $18; Children (6-12) $8; Carryouts $19. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

SPRING OBSERVATION: HIKE AND SPECIES ID April 28, noon-2pm, at the Hilton Nature Center (Shine only). Join us for a continuation of the Baltimore City Nature Challenge, as we take a hike along our trails to conduct species identification for various organisms in the park. Dress comfortably and bring water. This program is eligible for the Junior Rangers Passport. Call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

FRISKY'S WILDLIFE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Saturday April 7 - Sunday April 29, 9am-5pm, 10790 Old Frederick Rd (Rt 99), Woodstock. Major fund raiser for this non-profit wild life rehab center, 410-418-8899.

FAMILY FUN DAY April 29, 1-4pm in the Hilton Area. From hayrides to fun activities, this event is sure to be a delight. Free entry to all park visitors coming to the Family Fun Day. Call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

CROWLER THURSDAYS @ COLUMBIA Every Thursday, you get $1 off all Crowler fills from 2pm-6pm! You can choose any beer on tap and take it home in a single use 32oz can. Did you forget to bring your Growler? No worries, take home a 32oz can Crowler for $1.00 off every Thursday!

INVASIVE SPECIES TASK FORCE Every Sunday 9am-noon, at McKeldin Main Parking Lot (Shine only). Join staff and other motivated volunteers for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! Listen to a short talk from a ranger on how to identify local invasive plants and why these species are such a threat to the ecosystem. We'll take a short hike to the work area to remove the plants discussed. Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy boots and work gloves, and bring plenty of water. Insect repellent and sunscreen also recommended. Call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

CANCER SELF-MANAGEMENT thru May 4, 10am-12:30pm, Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21044. Presented By: Howard County General Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine. 410-740-7601.

CCGC PLANT, BAKE, AND YARD SALE Just in time for Mother's Day! Cross Country Garden Club will be selling hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, along with homemade baked goods on Saturday May 5th, 2018. This annual fund-raiser will be held from 8:30 am to noon at 9041 Chevrolet Drive off St. John's Lane in Ellicott City. Proceeds from the fund-raiser support on-going Garden Club projects at the Howard County Conservancy, Whipps Garden Cemetery, the Ellicott City Healthcare Center, Hope Works of Howard County, and the Howard County Historical Society and Museum.

THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS will commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I with a concert, "Over There: Music of 'The Great War'," Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. The chorus and guest artists will perform classical and popular songs of the period highlighting different perspectives on the war. The chorus and the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers will be under the direction of Frances Motyca Dawson. Joining CPC for this concert will be baritone Rob McGinness, soprano Kayla Currie, pianist Erik Apland, and special guests, The Lexington Brass Quintet. Works on the program include two medleys of popular songs of the period, "A Soldier's Life" and "For the Roses" featuring CPC and the Lexington Brass; Ralph Vaughn William's "For the Fallen," sung by the chorus and soloist Ms. Currie; three songs from "Songs from a Shropshire Lad," performed by Mr. McGinness and accompanied by Sammy Marshall; and a medley of George M. Cohan hits performed by The Lexington Brass. The CPC Chamber Singers will perform an a capella piece, "Rest," by Vaughn Williams. A pre-concert lecture by Peabody professor Ernest Liotti will provide insight into the works to be performed. Tickets are $23 and $20 (students and senior citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. Discounted tickets for military veterans. For more info and to order tickets visit the CPC website,, or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

ST. JAMES UMC ANNUAL SPRING FLING May 12, 8am-1pm, browse through bedding and vegetables plants, hanging baskets, crafts, and flea market finds! Stop by the church Fellowship Hall for breakfast and lunch items, snacks, beverages and homemade baked goods. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Women and the St. James Camp Hope Team. St. James is located in West Friendship on Rt 99, just east of Rt 32. Anyone interest in an outdoor yard sale space please call the church office at 410-442-2020 and leave your name and number.

FLOWER AND PLANT SALE May 12-13, 8am-12pm, St Andrew s Episcopal Church, Route 97 in Glenwood, MD.

ANNUAL JAZZ UNDER THE STARS Join us on Saturday May 26th from 5-9 PM for an evening of great food, fun and music at the 20th Annual Jazz Under The Stars Concert, with special guest performers, the Junkyard Saints and their popular blend of funk, swing, Latin, R&B and Zydeco. The event will be held at the scenic Chapel View Farm in Woodbine, Md., featuring a delicious catered meal with beverages and dessert, and showcasing the award winning Glenelg Jazz Ensemble, performing selections from the group's upcoming 2018 European Jazz Festival Tour. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to swing! Tickets are $35 for adults, $17 for children under 12 and Free for children under 5. Proceeds benefit the Jazz Ensemble and Glenelg Bands. In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Howard County Fair Grounds Main Exhibit Hall. Go to for ticket and other information. Email questions to

ANNUAL SPRING FLEA MARKET & MINI-BOOK SALE Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church 14551 Burntwoods Rd., Glenwood, Howard County is holding our Annual Spring Flea Market & Mini-Book Sale on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Set-up time is 7:30 a.m. Spaces are free. We have a limited number of 6 ft. long tables available for at $5 each. Rain date will be the following Saturday. You may request your space by registering @ or calling 410-442-2475.

MARRIOTTS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTERS SUMMER CAMP MRHS Boosters sponsored summer camps with MRHS Athletic Coaches and Fine Arts Teachers take place each summer. We offer a complete selection of Sports and Music/Fine Arts Camps to choose from for students in 1st-12th grades. MRHS offers the ideal atmosphere for an exceptional summer camp experience with exposure to MRHS facilities and excellent staff. Most camps run for 5 days with weekly sessions beginning June 4th and ending the week of July 23rd. Early Bird Registration Special of $150 a week ends 5/18/18 so sign up today to get the deal! Starting May 19th camp is $160 a week and walk-up day of camp is $165 for the week. To register and get more information including the camp descriptions and schedules, please go to the MRHS Booster's web page or for questions, email

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 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

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; or go to

LIVE MUSIC Come enjoy the music of Dave Phenicie every Thursday at Smokin Hot Bar & Grille, 2465 Rt.97, 8:00pm to 11:00pm. (except Thanksgiving Day!) Dave plays a mix of Classic Rock, Country, Soul, and original music.

Carroll County Notes

MAVFC CASH BINGO Please come out and support the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Cash Bingo on Friday, April 27th, 2018, 1008 Twin Arch Road. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Bingo will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35 at the door. Dinner is included in the ticket price. Please call 301-829-0100 Ext. 323 to reserve tickets, or send an email to

POT PIE SUPPER April 29, noon-3pm, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W. Locust St. Pre-order by April 25. Call Missi 443-340-9462.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER On Thursday, May 3 Faith Lutheran Church, LCMS, Eldersburg will commemorate the 66th annual National Day of Prayer, "Pray for America - Unity" based on Ephesians 4:3, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." The church will hold an open house from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., providing prayer stations, an evangelism table with handouts, and light refreshments. At noon the Pastor will join other religious leaders of many faiths throughout the nation by simultaneously reading a special prayer. Shortly after the prayer service is complete, there will be a free showing of the movie, "The Case for Christ." This is a true story of investigative journalist Lee Strobel who sets out to disprove his wife's newfound Christian faith, and in so doing, finds historical evidence of Jesus and in turn, his own faith.. On April 17, 1952 President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming an official National Day of Prayer. Traditionally each year the current president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on that day. Faith Lutheran Church is located at 1700 St. Andrews Way next to the public library, and can be reached by calling the church office at 410-795-8082. Visit

MARVIN CHAPEL'S SPRING FLING will be held this year on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, from 10am till 2pm. A variety of soups (by the bowl, pint or quart) and sandwiches - grilled hot dogs, barbeque, chicken salad and ham - will be offered. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, jellies, and other delicious items will be on the bake table. Vendors are welcome at no charge - call 301-829-0418 for reservation of space. The Thrift Shop will be open as usual from 10a.m. to 2p.m and will be offering "specials of the day". Marvin Chapel United Church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, just north of Route 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. For further information call 301-829-1656. Worship Services and Children's Church are at 9:30 on Sunday mornings and all are welcome.

THE SOUTH CARROLL LIONESS LIONS CLUB is hosting a free household community shred event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Carroll Community Bank, 1321 Liberty Road, Sykesville. Donations to the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club, Inc., will be accepted. For questions or further information, contact Lion Susan Bonura at 443-745-1281.

BBQ CHICKEN DRIVE THRU DINNERS Drive through the Fire Station parking lot at 702 North Main Street, Mt. Airy, May 6, noon-5pm and purchase a BBQ Chicken Dinner. Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, roll and two sides. Sides available are macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw or apple sauce. Drinks are extra. Just drive through the parking lot and place your order. You won't even need to get out of your car. Dinners will be available beginning at noon until we run out or 5:00 p.m. The cost of a dinner is $12.

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY 2018 OPEN HOUSE Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Complex, The Train Station, 41 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD, Saturday, May 12th 2018, 10:00am-3pm. Open to all ages. Free Admission. Come out to this special Saturday open house to celebrate the National Train Day and celebrate the joy of trains and train travel! Come see the history of the Western Maryland Railway both in Carroll County and the state of Maryland. The Museum collection is housed in a 116 year old Railroad Station and office building. See trains from full size ones to small model trains of all sizes scales. Our own Carroll County based Maryland Midland Railroad will have a locomotive on display. There will be displays of operating equipment (weather permitting) from the "Chesapeake & Allegheny Steam Preservation Society". There will be a Child ID Program table setup. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and finger parents of their children on identification cards that they keep at home. If ever needed this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to help locate a missing child There will be an Hot Dog stand.

EVERY KID IN A PARK! Register online at or call Rec & Parks at 410-386-2103. Cost is just $20. Program #18SG70. Must be in the 4th grade in the 2017/2018 school year to qualify. REGISTER TODAY - space is limited! Drop-off/Sign-in for all trips will be held at Carroll County Recreation and Parks, 300 S. Center Street, Westminster MD. Dress for the weather. *Nominal extra fees apply for each trip, see details below. Drop-off 10am/Pick-up 4pm. Join us for this counselor-led National Parks program specific to 4th graders which offers each student a FREE Park Pass (to use later for their whole family) good through 8/31/18, which can be used at many National Parks. We will provide you the pass and students will use it each session to attend a different park adventure! Attend 1 or 2 trips for one low price of $20! May 12: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: View Great Falls on the Potomac and hike the Billy Goat Trail, a hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Great Falls in Montgomery County, Maryland. Pack a non-perishable lunch (please no peanut products) and bring extra money for an ice-cream stop. What to bring/wear, Water, Lunch, Healthy snacks, Comfortable shoes, Sunglasses/Hat, Sunscreen, Gloves (if it's cold.)

BIRD BANDING DEMONSTRATION May 12, 8-10am. The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will give a demonstration of bird banding at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary. Birds will be captured, fitted with a numbered aluminum band, and released unharmed. Information gathered through banding helps researchers learn more about migration, dispersal, behavior, life-span, survival rate, reproductive success, and more. You'll see how the birds are caught and handled, have a chance to see them closer than ever before, and maybe hold them in the hand! Birds are most readily caught early in the morning, so you'll have to get up when the birds do. Meet at 8 a.m. at the entry gate to the sanctuary at 13030 Old Annapolis Road (just east of Detrick Road) in Mt. Airy. Limited/basic rest room facilities are available. This event will be cancelled in case of significant rain or wind. Visit or contact Crystal Kunst at or 443-536-3071.

CHURCH YARD SALE 3rd annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 am to 1 pm, rain or shine at Ward's Chapel United Methodist Church. Great prices on household items, toys, clothing, books, furniture, food, and much more. Enjoy breakfast egg sandwiches, hot dogs, sodas, and snacks as you shop. All proceeds support our missions work. The preschool will be sponsoring a shredding event on the same day from 8 - 11 am in the church parking lot. The cost is $5/box (paper case size) with a 5 box limit. The church is located at 11023 Liberty Road, 21133 just a few miles east of Eldersburg. Call Susan at 410-952-7144 with any questions.

LITTLESTOWN WINE FESTIVAL May 19th noon-6pm & May 20th noon-5pm, Littlestown Community Park, 151 E. Lakeview Drive, Littlestown. To be a vendor, please call Sharon Lentzner 717-359-9550.

MAVFC BIG COUNTRY BREAKFAST Activities Building, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Sunday, May 20, 7:30am-11am. Menu: ancakes, Waffles, French Toast, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Chipped Beef Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Hot Apples, Coffee, Milk, and Orange Juice. Adult: $10.00 Children 6-12 $8.00 Children 5 and under free.

CRAFTERS, FLEA MARKET VENDORS WANTED 20'X20' spaces available June 2 for Messiah Lutheran Church s Annual Strawberry Festival. Sykesville Freedom Fire Grounds, 9am-4pm. $45 (non-refundable). For information call 443-201-8077.

BBQ CHICKEN DRIVE THRU DINNERS Drive through the Fire Station parking lot at 702 North Main Street, Mt. Airy on June 3, noon-5pm and purchase a BBQ Chicken Dinner. Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, roll and two sides. Sides available are macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw or apple sauce. Drinks are extra. Just drive through the parking lot and place your order. You won't even need to get out of your car. Dinners will be available beginning at noon until we run out or 5:00 p.m. The cost of a dinner is $12.

18TH ANNUAL MID-MARYLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL Saturday June 16, 9am-6pm, Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Activity Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy, MD. $15 advance tickets, $20 at the gate, $15 Active Duty Military with ID, free - children 12 years old and under. New Date! Same Great Festival!Experience Scotland and the Celtic nations without the travel! Family- oriented. Honors veterans and wounded warriors. Highland games; Celtic rock and traditional music; bagpipes; dog friendly. Rain or shine.

BBQ CHICKEN DRIVE THRU DINNERS Drive through the Fire Station parking lot at 702 North Main Street, Mt. Airy on July 15, noon-5pm and purchase a BBQ Chicken Dinner. Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, roll and two sides. Sides available are macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw or apple sauce. Drinks are extra. Just drive through the parking lot and place your order. You won't even need to get out of your car. Dinners will be available beginning at noon until we run out or 5:00 p.m. The cost of a dinner is $12.

31 DAYS A chance to win a thiry-one bag everyday in the the month of August. Raffle benefits the Winfield Ladies Auxiliary. $5 per chance. 31 chancds to win per ticket. Only 100 tickets sold. Tickets can be purchased at WCVFD Events. For more information contact 410-795-1333.

20 WEEK CLUB Tickets: $30. Cash Prizes of $25, $15, $10 awarded weekly beginning May 12, 2018. Final Drawing and Dinner Cash Prizes of $500, $250, $100 Steamed Shrimp and Fried Chicken on Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:00-8:00pm. VFW Post #467, 519 Poole Road Westminster, Maryland. For Information and to Purchase Tickets: Karen-410-875-2147 or Kathy-443-340-6999. To receive tickets via return mail: Make checks payable to Friends of Shipley, and mail to P.O. Box 2113, Westminster, MD 21158. Sponsored By: Friends of Shipley, Inc.(a 501(C)(3) non-profit charitable organization for the purpose of conducting fundraising activities to support youths, adults, individuals, families and non-profit organizations throughout Carroll County).

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

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET held at the Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St., Westminster, MD, the first Saturday of every month, 7am-11am. 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.

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.

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.

Frederick County Notes

CRAFT & YARD SALE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER hosted by Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club, April 28, 2018, 8am-3pm, 8101 Crum Rd., Walkersville, MD. Vendors wanted. Seeking dealers of quality handmade crafts, yard sale merchandise & plants. Indoor, pavilion & lawn venues. Rates: $25 & up depending on venue. 301-898-7910.

MOTHER'S DAY 10K BINGO & DINNER sponsored by Libertytown Vol Fire Dept, May 12. Doors open at 4pm, dinner served between 4:30 & 5:30pm. Total prize money >$10,000 guaranteed. 20 games paying up to $500, 3 jackpots paying $500, $1000, $1000. Cost is $60 per person and incls a 9 pack and dinner. For tickets contact Carol Fuller at 240-285-3134 or email at Tickets will also be on sale and available for pick up in the fire station on Monday, May 7 from 6-8pm. All proceeds to benefit the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 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.

YARD SALE Grace Church in New Market, 5740 Greenvalley Road, New Market, MD is having a Yard Sale on May 19, 8am to 1pm. Spaces available, lots of vendors, and fun for all.

VENDORS WANTED for Grace Church yard sale, 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market, MD, May 19, 8am to 1pm, spaces $20, 410-207-2599.

COMEDY PIGS 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.

CLAY AND CHARDONNAY Presented By The Potters' Guild of Frederick thru September 21, 2018, 7-9pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday at Serendipity Market and More, 14 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $30 Special Limited Time Introductory Price. Register and pay at

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

STITCHES IN TIME thru December 15, 10am-12pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Monocacy National Battlefield, 4632 Araby Church Rd., Frederick, MD. Free

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.

AGED VINEGAR: SURPRISING WAYS TO DRIP, DRESS OR DRINK March 8, 6:30-8pm, Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 214 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 301-228-3996. $34.

Montgomery County Notes

THE ELEPHANT SHOP THRIFT STORE at the Friends House Retirement Community will hold its annual Spring Sale on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. at 17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring, MD. Clothing, collectible, furniture, plants and more!

General Notes

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES April 27, 7pm, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more information.

LOCAL WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION thru - Apr 27, Prince George's Publick Playhouse, 9am-5pm, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784. In recent years, art institutions have sought to recognize women artists who historically are underrepresented in important collections. This exhibit builds the momentum by celebrating local female artists.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL BALTIMORE April 28, 9am-7:30pm, 4701 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210.WOWBaltimore is a festival celebrating women, featuring #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and author/activist Roxanne Gay. The festival is presented by Notre Dame of Maryland University and not only celebrates women as a positive force in Baltimore, the nation and the world, but it also takes a frank look at obstacles that women face. Prominent local and national speakers, performers, panelists, Baltimore food trucks, an exciting marketplace, networking opportunities, mentoring and much more make up the WOW Baltimore experience. Tickets are $20 and the festival will be held at the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

US NAVY CHAMBER CONCERT April 29, 2pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA. DC. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

SHOPPE UNTIL YE DROP April 26-29, History fans will delight in visiting the 18th century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park. The annual event features entertainment, food and merchants from the colonial time period adjacent to the park's historic stone fort built during the French and Indian War in 1756. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND May 4, 7:30pm, featuring the winner of the Young Artist. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY WOODWIND QUINTET May 5, 2pm, Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St, Alexandria,VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

BENT BUT NOT BROKEN thru May 19, 10am-4pm, Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Maryland artist Ulysses Marshall captures Frederick Douglass' spirit through his highly expressive mixed media compositions.

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.