Community Notes


MASTERWORKS FINALE 4pm, Sunday, June 6, 2021, featuring The Columbia Orchestra and choirs. St. Louis Church, Clarksville, MD. For more information visit or call 410-531-6040 for tickets or more information.

VIRTUAL LUNCH LECTURE June 4, "Colonial Iron Industry at Elkridge Landing" Lee Preston, Jr., Retired Archaeologist. The Lunch Lecture Series focuses on provocative History topics, local and national; presented by local historians, educators, and community leaders. For more information visit or call 410-480-3250.

COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA "REFLECTS, REJOICES" IN FREE CONCERT St. Louis Church Marks Pandemic Impact, Pastor's 50+ years of service, leadership. In an historic partnership with The Columbia Orchestra, the combined virtual choirs of St. Louis and St. Francis churches, Howard County, welcome internationally acclaimed guest soloists in a free "Reflect, Rejoice" concert in-person and streaming 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at St. Louis Church. Under the baton of Maestro Jason Love, the Orchestra and Pastorate choirs will perform Mozart's Requiem to mark the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the community. Then, featuring selections by Copland and Bernstein, they will honor The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Luca for his 50+ years of service as a priest and many years of leadership as pastor. For more information or required advance online reservations for in-person attendance (in accordance with current local health and archdiocesan safety guidelines), visit The performance will also be livestreamed; free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.

143RD CLARKSVILLE PICNIC The picnic will be a mostly on-line format this year. Howard County residents will be able to enjoy the "Taste of the Clarksville Picnic" drive thru. Traditional picnic fried chicken, home-made pickled cucumbers, smoked pulled pork BBQ, apple sauce, potato salad, coleslaw a selection of baked goods. People can enjoy the familiar tastes and think of the fond memories of past picnics while dreaming of next year's, in person picnic. We are hoping for large community participation in the following activities: Taste of the Clarksville Picnic (pre-orders must be received by Sunday, June 13th), 50/50 raffle, silent auction and basket raffle return this year. You can test your luck at the 50/50 raffle, bid on the silent auction and take chances on the themed basket raffles until 5 pm on Saturday, June 26th. The chicken is fried fresh, the morning of the picnic, the pork BBQ smoked by Rucker's BBQ, while the pickled cucumbers and applesauce have "secret" recipes and are made on-site. The Clarksville Picnic is the largest fundraiser for St. Louis Catholic church and supports the parish's many activities. The following links can be used to order food and participate. We thank you for your support and hope to see you as you pickup your food on Saturday, June 26th.

LIVE-STREAMED YOGA, PILATES, MEDITATION & QIGONG CLASSES recurring daily until June 27. Presented by The Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 State Route 108, Suite 109, Columbia, MD. 410-720-4340.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! recurring weekly on Sunday, 11am-10pm, presented by The Periodic Table Restaurant and Bar, 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia. Call 410-753-0299 for more information.

HANDEL: MESSIAH & MORE recurring daily thru Dec 5, Columbia Pro Cantare, 8510 High Ridge Road, Studio 17, Ellicott City, MD. Free. Visit for more information.

MALL WALKING AT THE MALL IN COLUMBIA recurring daily, 6am-11am, The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 1600 - Management Office, Columbia, MD.

DURUFLE REQUIEM recurring daily thru March 6, 2022, Columbia Pro Cantare, 8510 High Ridge Road, Studio 17, Ellicott City, MD. Call 410-696-2888 for more information. Free.


GONG & SOUND MEDITATION every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm, starting June 9, Blueberry Gardens Healing Center, 237 Ashton Road. Contact Josh for info and preregistration (required) @ / 443-324-6639. Suggested contribution $15-$25.


INDOOR PICKLEBALL June 2, 6-9pm. Robert Moton Center. Pre-registration required - no drop in permitted. Bring your own balls and paddles (Recreation and Parks will provide the nets only). Play will consist of 2v2, on two courts, with winners rotating to winners court and losers rotating off, so no two players will dominate the courts. Maximum of 10 people per 3 hour session, so maximum of 4 players waiting. Program will be canceled the Friday prior if the minimum registration of 4 players is not met. Visit for more information.

ADULT & EPIC: ARCHER - OUTDOOR June 3, 11:30am. Carroll County Sports Complex. No experience necessary. Try your skills with a Genesis Bow and target arrows, taught by a certified NASP Instructor. Program includes, on the first day, an 11-step beginner lesson, along with rules and instructions to be followed during shooting times. Archers will also be fitted with a take home practice "string bow". Learn safety precautions and proper technique for shooting at targets. You must use our bows and arrows, they will be assigned and used just by you. Please tie back long hair and wear enclosed toe athletic type shoes. Fee includes your 5 shooting days, certified instruction, equipment use and a string bow. Students must have the ability to follow strict safety rules, social distance and wear a mask. Any misbehavior may result in dismissal. Spectators limited to one chaperone, no children. Visit for more information.

BINGO - OVER $2000 IN CASH PRIZES June 12, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W. Locust St. Doors open at 4pm, early birds, 6pm & bingo at 6:30pm. Tickets $25, includes 25 games withe 9 cards each. Food items will be available for purchase from 4pm through intermission. Please check Facebook or call for COVID regulations. Please bring non expired dry food items to be entered into a raffle. Benefiting a locak food bank. One ticket per item donated. Bingo Bags by Cindi and other goodies available for purchase. Custom orders available. a portion of the proceeds go to the fire company. Reservations required. Call or text Mel 443-789-3823 by Thursday June 12th to reserve seats.

CARROLL COUNTY CELTIC FESTIVAL Sat, Jun 12, 10am-6pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. 1st ever Carroll County Celtic Festival. Admission: Adults 16-64, $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, Children 8-15, $9 in advance, $14 at the gate.

DRIVE-THRU EVENT June 12, 12-4pm, fried chicken dinner, strawberry dessert, potato salad by the quart. Preorders only by June 12. Payment by check or exact cash. Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster, MD. Call 410-848-9080.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY Father's Day Country Breakfast Carry-Out, 8 West Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD, June 20th, 7-11am. Must pre-order by 7pm June 16th. $10 per carry out. Preset menu - no changes allowed. Menu: 3 pcs of sausage, 3 pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, 1 biscuit & side of sausage gray, plastic ware, syrup & butter incl. Call Melvin 443-789-3823 or Mary 301-401-2824.

MARVIN CHAPEL'S THRIFT SHOP NOW STOCKED WITH SPRING AND warm weather items. Miscellaneous specials continue. Men's suits and sport jackets are now $2. Thrift Shop hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the shop continues to abide by the current Covid guidelines. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Road just north of Rt.144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary, again abiding by the pandemic guidelines. All are welcome.

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT July 17 9am-9:15pm & July 18 9am-3pm. Visit for more information.

MASON-DIXON JEEP GATHER, Oct 17, 10am-3pm. Come out and see a large collection of Willys and Jeeps at the historic Union Mills Homestead. Since 2008, this is one of the largest vintage Jeep shows on the East Coast. This year is the 15th Anniversary of this annual event. See World War II and Korean War era military Jeeps and the civilian Jeeps and utility vehicles that are the grandfathers of today's Jeeps & SUVs. Jeeps can be entered into one of three categories at the show: Best Military Jeep, Best CJ (Civilian Jeep) and Best Non-Jeep. The non-jeep category features Willys trucks and station wagons. Everyone in attendance will vote on each of the three categories to name the winners. Visit for more information.

OAKLAND UM CHURCH CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Please join us Nov 5, 9am-7:30pm & Nov 6, 9am-2pm for Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts, Soups & Sandwiches. Oakland United Methodist Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD. Free event.

CHRISKINDLMARKT Nov 20, 11am-4pm. Come and join us for a German-style Christmas Mart. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, along with a variety of hand-crafted and unique gifts from vendors in the Grist Mill and Tannery. A portion of the historic Homestead will be decorated and open for you to visit. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at Union Mills, celebrating our German heritage! Visit for more information.

CHURCH TO HOLD FOOD PANTRY Ebenezer United 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. the third Saturday of each month at the new food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-through. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, 2021. 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


NEW WINDSOR SUMMER CELEBRATION featuring food from the New Windsor Fire Dept. Carnival., June 10th 5-8pm, June 11th &12th, 5-9pm. Plenty of food stands to eat on carnival grounds. Our famous crab cakes will be a hot item on the menu, plus pit beef, turkey & ham, fried chicken, potato salad, pepper slaw & much more. Gun raffle, pull tabs & a 50/50 raffle. We hope you'll come out to see your friends and take part in our Summer Celebration.

NAME THAT TUNE! thru June 30, 7-9pm, recurring weekly on Wednesday, Steinhardt Brewing, 340 E. Patrick St., Suite #102, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-471-0901

THE NEW WINDSOR FIRE DEPARTMENT 1ST BINGO 2021 July 7, at Windsor Station. Doors open at 5:30pm and the food will be available at 5:30pm. We will have soup and 2 kinds of hot sandwiches, one cold, and snacks.

CARILLON RECITALS IN BAKER PARK thru August 15, 12:30-1pm, recurring weekly on Sundays. Baker Parker Carillon, Baker Park, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-788-2806.

VINYASA YOGA Saturdays thru September 18, 1-1:45pm, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5103 Pegasus Ct, Frederick, $10 Drop in Rate.

DRUM CIRCLE AT SKY STAGE May 7 thru Oct 1,5:30-6:30pm, recurring monthly on the 1st Friday, Presented By Frederick Arts Council. Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-662-4190. Free/donations accepted.

SKY POP! PRESENTED BY FREDERICK ARTS COUNCIL recurring monthly on the 1st Sat, May 1 - Oct 2, 11am-3pm, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. Free. 301-662-4190

JESSE JAMES DAY 7/10/2021, 8/14/2021, 9/11/2021, 10/23/2021, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults:$14; Seniors 55+: $12; Kids 2-12: $10; Kids under 2 free when riding on a lap. 301-898-0899

YOGA IN THE VINES 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/2, 10/24, 11am-12pm, Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Road, Mount Airy, MD. $20. 301-831-5464

ONE VAST HOSPITAL, CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR in Downtown Frederick, recurring weekly on Saturdays 2-3pm thru October 30, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $15 and Free for Museum Members. Tickets include the tour and Museum admission. 301-695-1864.

DINNER TRAINS 6/5/2021, 7/3/2021, 8/7/2021, 9/4/2021, 10/2/2021, 11/6/2021, 6-8pm, Walkerville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults $91 (Includes tax and gratuity); Children 12 and under $67 (Includes tax and gratuity). 301-898-0899.

TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL 2nd Sat of the month, March 12-Nov 13, 2021, 6-9pm, Frederick Clay Studio, 119 N. East St., Frederick, MD. $100 Registration Fee.

THE BOULDER YARD 5714 Industry Ln., Unit E, Frederick, MD. As Frederick's new premiere rock climbing facility, our success is achieved by means of providing our community with the convenience of diverse health and fitness methods under one roof. Specializing in "bouldering", our 6000 square foot facility currently has 3000 square feet of bouldering surface with "problem ratings" from beginner to advanced which change every five weeks keeping our members satisfied with new problems throughout the year. The main floor also includes free weights, boxing equipment, and hang-boards for other training techniques. The second floor provides a hardwood floor studio for yoga, group fitness, and MMA classes with room for twenty plus members and classes for all ages. 301-228-9368.


PAINT NITE: HOT AIR BALLOON SUNSET Virtual event, June 5, 3pm. For teens & up. $15. For more information or tickets visit