Community Notes


Howard County Notes

HUMANE GARDENING: NURTURING A BACKYARD HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE February 28, 7-8pm, Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD. Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Free. For more information call 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.org.

FREE "LES BONS TEMPS" MARDI GRAS JAZZ CONCERT The St. Louis Concert Series opens its 2019 season with a free, jazz-inspired program Friday, March 1, at St. Louis Church, Clarksville. The 7:30 p.m. performance features Bob Chilcott's "Little Jazz Mass" with Aleks Izotov Trio, surprise guest artists and New Orleans-style procession and reception with hors d'oeuvre. The program requires no ticket, but best seating on first-come basis; ample free parking off Route 108 entrance near Rte. 32 and Ten Oaks Road. For more information about the event or the Series through April 28, visit www.stlconcertseries.org or call 410-531-6040.

THE MARYLAND SPORTING DOG SHOW The Maryland Sporting Dog Show with all breed events, March 1, 2, and 3 , at Howard County Fairgrounds, each day at 8am-5pm. Friday March 1, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Specialty Bird Instinct Clinic for Beginners. Saturday March 2, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Sporting Breed Conformation, Irish Water Spaniel Specialty, Bird Instinct Clinic for Beginners. Sunday March 3, 2019: All Breed Obedience & Rally Sporting Breed Conformation. Parking: $5. For Information: showchair@mdsportingdog.org or www.mdsportingdog.org. Please no strollers or dogs that are not entered in the show.

LEAVE NO TRACE HIKE March 6, 1-3 p.m. at McKeldin (Shine only). Interested in learning how to Leave No Trace at the parks and at home? Join Maryland Conservation Corp member, Johanna, for a beautiful guided hike along the McKeldin Rapids! All ages are welcome, whether you're a pro on leaving no trace or have never heard of the concept! The hike will be easy-to-moderate with some light rock scrambling. Recommended for ages 8 and up. This hike is eligible for the Junior Ranger Green Hat Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

CHESAPEAKE REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA March 9th, 8am-3pm, Howard County Fairground (rain or shine). Admission & parking free. Antique Car, Truck, & cycle flea market. Antique vehicle car corral indoors & outdoors. Tom Young 443-744-6338, 6-9pm.

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS CAMP HIKE & LEARN March 9, 1-2:30 p.m. at Avalon Shelter 1. Learn about Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corp and the very first World War II Conscientious Objectors Camp in the country. Walk where these industrious workers once lived and worked, and explore the Ridge and Valley View trails. This walk will be moderately difficulty. Recommended for ages 10 and up. This program is in partnership with Patapsco Heritage and Greenway. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MARYLAND STATE QUARTER HORSE TACK SALE Sunday, March 10, noon-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Joy Woolford 443-336-8598 for more information.

"GROWING AND MAINTAINING A FESCUE LAWN" Savage Library, Thursday, March 14, 7pm. Please join us at the Savage Library on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. when Master Gardener Ann Vieth will present "Growing and Maintaining a Fescue Lawn". The lawn supported in the presentation will be a Bay-Wise lawn. Covered topics include soil preparation and testing, choosing correct seed, fertilizers (when, how much, and WIN numbers), watering, mowing, thatch, weed and disease control. A beautiful lawn will be yours without adding to pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. Registration for the presentation is through the Savage Library on-line at http://www.hclibrary.org or with the Staff on 410-313-0760. The Savage Library is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723.

MT. HEBRON COMMUNITY FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL MARKETPLACE Saturday, March 16, 10am-4pm, Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Rt. 99, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (cafeteria, gyms and common areas). FREE ADMISSION!

SPRING EQUIPMENT AUCTION Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Consignments accepted March 14th through March 16th from 9am-4pm. 410-489-7200.

PAINTING NATURE March 16,9:30 a.m-noon at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Join Volunteer Ranger/Painter, Ed Johnson, to complete your 16 x 20-inch painting on canvas of a nature subject of your choice. Many pictures of local animal life and landscapes will be provided for your subject selection. All materials will be provided. Painters of all levels of proficiency are welcome, especially beginners. Instruction/ guidance will be provided. Wear old clothes as acrylic paints easily wash off of hands but are permanent on cloth. For ages 9 and up. $15 per person. All proceeds go to the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park to help fund park maintenance and conservation projects. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

HOP INTO SPRING March 16, 1-2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Are you ready to shed the winter blues? Come learn about some hoppy Maryland amphibians. Afterwards join us for a frog-themed craft! Best for ages 8-12 but all ages are welcome. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS will showcase works by 20th-century European composers in its 4 pm, March 17, 2019, concert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. Joining the full chorus and the CPC Chambers singers will be tenor Jason Berger, Jacquline Polaauf, harp, and Donald Fries, organ. The program will include works by Gabriel FaurŽ (Cantique de Jean Racine and Ave Maria), Cesar Franck (Panis Angelicus), Maurice DuruflŽ (Ubi Caritas), AndrŽ Caplet (Deux Divertissements), Lili Boulanger (Hymne au soleil and Les sirマnes), Louis Vierne (Bercuse), and Leo Jan‡ ek (Ot e Na ). All works will be performed in their original language. Tickets are $20, $18 (students and senior citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. To order tickets, visit www.procantare.org or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

LITTLE EXPLORERS-LEAPING LIZARDS March 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Bring your little explorer for an interactive parent/child hands-on program all about lizards! Activities will include a guided storybook presentation about all kinds of lizards, including Maryland natives. We will make a craft, sing movement songs, and there will be suggested follow up activities you can do together at home. It's never too early to learn to appreciate nature's wildlife. This program is for ages 4 and under and their caregivers. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

LEAVE NO TRACE HIKE March 20, 1-3 p.m. at McKeldin (Shine only). Interested in learning how to Leave No Trace at the parks and at home? Join Maryland Conservation Corp member, Johanna, for a beautiful guided hike along the McKeldin Rapids! All ages are welcome, whether you're a pro on leaving no trace or have never heard of the concept! The hike will be easy-to-moderate with some light rock scrambling. Recommended for ages 8 and up. This hike is eligible for the Junior Ranger Green Hat Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF PATAPSCO VALLEY March 20, 1-2:30 p.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Travel back through time as we explore the rich archaeological resources that have been identified throughout the park over the past 112 years! Kelly Palich, Heritage Program Educator and Archaeologist with Howard County Recreation and Parks, will present on the history of research throughout the region, as well as provide artifacts and primary resources for you to explore. Come with questions or mystery artifacts to identify! This presentation is eligible for the Junior Ranger Green Hat Program. Registration is required. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

ARTISTS, CRAFTERS & DIRECT SALES VENDORS NEEDED for Mt. Hebron High Marketplace. 100+ spaces available, 8' x 8' or larger ONLY $40! For exhibitor applications visit www.MTHMARKETPLACE.weebly.com or email Lisa Scarbath Lscarbath@gmail.com. All proceeds from the vendor space rental fees go directly to the Viking Backers Booster Club and benefit the Mt. Hebron High School students, faculty, families and community.

MD SPORTSMAN AND OUTDOOR SHOW MD Sportsman and Outdoor Show, March 23 & 24, Howard County Fairgrounds. All things outdoors! Hunting, fishing, camping, RV's, ATV's. Kids activities and events, live entertainment. www.mdsportsmanshow.com. Follow us on faceBook @MD Sportsmanshow. Adults: $10.00(pre sale), $15.00 at the door, Children under 12 free & parking free. Information: Chris 410-320-5069. Vendor booths still available.

GRANDPARENT & ME: AVIARY ADVENTURE March 24, 9-10:30 a.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Ever wonder how an owl, vulture or hawk eat their meals? Enjoy a tour of the aviary during morning feeding time and experience the wonder of raptors up close. Afterward, we will go on a short hike to identify wild raptors. $5/person. This behind-the-scenes visit is eligible for the Junior Rangers Green Hat Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

STORYTELLING March 24, 1-2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Connect your child with the wonders around them through the art of storytelling. A volunteer ranger will tell engaging nature or animal themed stories each month that are sure to pique their curiosity. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

ELLICOTT SILLY COMEDY FESTIVAL The Festival will be held on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th and will include the both standup and improv disciplines of comedy. The festival will bring together an eclectic menagerie of International and National Touring personalities as seen on Comedy Central & HBO, in addition to humorists and comedians who have been published in the Washington Post, New York Times and the newly modest pages and links of Playboy. The Festival's local talent can be heard regularly on the Laughfinder, Quality Time, Paco's Got Balls, The Rob & Joe Show podcasts. The lineup of over 30 standup comics, one trivia savant and one improve troupe will entertain at 4 different venues (Phoenix Emporium, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Syriana CafŽ and Gallery, and the Museum of Howard County History). For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mail at info@hchsmd.org.

TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY! March 30, 1-2:30pm, Conscientious Objectors Camp- Hike and Learn at Avalon Shelter 1. Learn about Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corp and the very first World War II Conscientious Objectors Camp in the country. Walk where these industrious workers once lived and worked, and explore the Ridge and Valley View trails. This walk will be moderately difficulty. Recommended for ages 10 and up. This program is in partnership with Patapsco Heritage and Greenway. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

INTRO TO CAMPING March 30, 4-5:30 p.m. at Hollofield Nature Play Space. New to camping? Let us help! Meet us near the campground bathrooms and we will help you learn how to set up your tent! This event is eligible for the Junior Rangers Green Hat Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

SUBURBAN MARYLAND SPRING HOME SHOW April 6th, 10am-8pm, April 7th, 10am-6pm, Howard County Fairgrounds.mFree parking. www.mdhomeshows-hf.com. Call us toll-free 888-560-EXPO(3976).

WEDDING & EVENTS SHOWCASE Sunday, April 7, 1-4pm, Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD, $5 in advance, $10 at door. Tickets: https://weddingshowcase2019.eventbrite.com. Our annual Wedding & Events showcase is a great opportunity to tour Historic Oakland and meet some of Maryland's finest event professionals who can help create the celebration of your dreams! Over 50 vendors fill the manor and tented patio. Caterers, Photographers, Florists, Event Planners, Musicians, Decorators, Hotels, Rental Experts and Event Attire Experts ... and so much more!!! Come enjoy the delicious gourmet food and cake tastings, and live entertainment. Giveaways and door prizes too! Questions? Please contact us 410-730-4801 or info@historic-oakland.com.

GREAT DANE CLUB OF MARYLAND Saturday April 13, Howard County Fairgrounds.Two shows in one day. Lunch and vendors in the building. Puppy and veteran sweepstakes and parade, 8am start. Morning show after sweepstakes but not before 9:15am. Afternoon show & junior handling right after lunch break. For information: zoedane@aol.com. Please no strollers or dogs not entered in the show.

24TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Howard County Fair Grounds. Consignment drop-off Wednesday, April 17th 2019 - Friday, April 19th 2019, 9am - dusk. The Auction will begin Saturday the 20th 2019 at 9 am. Tractors, farm & garden equipment, golf carts, building supplies, tools, antiques, boats, cars, trucks, trailers, & much more. A 5% buyers fee for all items sold for $1000 or less will go towards the Living Farm Heritage Museum. Information: 410-531-2569 or 410-988-81659 9am-9pm. www.farmheritage.org.

OVATION DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS The hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does, during this 2.5 hour performance. Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right alongside the wedding party. Enjoy cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, a three-course meal prepared by Zeffert & Gold Catering. Two drink tickets will be provided with the ticket purchase. April 26, 6:30-10pm. Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/ or call 410-313-0200. $85 per person.

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 27, 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.

TOT SWAP CONSIGNMENT SALE Friday April 26th, 9am-7pm, April 27th, 9am-5pm, April 28th, 10am-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Free Admission. Over 300 families selling like-new childrens items. Where savvy moms shop, sell & save! Information: Robyn Rutland 301-330-2678 9am-7pm. www.totswap.net.

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! www.trilogy.health. 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 http://www.howardcountycats.org for more information.


Montgomery County Notes

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.


Carroll County Notes

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BOOK FAIR March 1, 4:30pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. COST: $4. Contact Helen Dagilis 410-386-8152.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BOOK FAIR March 1, 7pm, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Cost $4. Contact Helen Dagilis, 410-386-8152.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET March 2, 7-11am, Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall, 23 N Court St, Westminster, MD, Cost $8 adults; $4 kids ages 4-8. Contact Cheryl Vecera 410-848-3251.

IBR BULL RIDING March 2, 5pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost: $20 adults; $10 (children 6 - 12); 5 and under free. Contact Sonny Williams 301-748-0617. International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards. The northeast is alive with exceptionally vigorous bull riders, and it is the IBR's goal to provide generous prize money, impartial judging, outstanding livestock, and a triumphant victory for an International Bull Rider! Doors open at 5pm; Bull Riding Begins at 7pm.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER March 5, 2019, 5:30-7:00 PM, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, Snow Date: March 12th, Freewill Donation to benefit that Missions Committee, 410-875-4101.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES March 6, 2019, noon & 6:30 PM, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, MD, 410-875-4101.

ALL-U-CAN EAT BUFFET DINNER, March 8, 2019, 5-7pm, American Legion Auxiliary, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, MD. Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Homemade Desserts, tea & coffee, Adults: $15, Kids 6-12 $7, under 5 FREE, Supports Community Veterans Programs, Call: Diane 410 861-6118.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPRING DESIGNER BAG BINGO March 9, 4pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Contact Laurie Brewer 410-236-1571.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST March 10, 7:30-11:30am, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge, MD. Cost: under 5 eat for FREE; 6-12 years old $4; Adults $9; Carry-out $10. Contact George Wentz 410-775-7422.

SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, March 10, 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. DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-596-5997.

49TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE SWAP MEET March 22 & 23, 8am-2pm. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $2 Adults, children 10 & free. Contact Rob Burhcill 240-344-2922.

ANNUAL MDHMA CASH BINGO March 23, New Windsor Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 7pm. Refreshments, dinner platters, specials and door prizes. $20. Call 443-340-5275 or 443-605-4499. Benefit Maryland Draft Horse & Mule Association.

CARROLL COUNTY AGRICULTURE CENTER SPORTSMAN'S DRAWING & DINNER March 29, 5-10pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Cost $30. Contact Brooks Bachtel, 443-340-4419.

ALL MONEY BINGO March 30, Reese Fire Department Social Hall, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westiminster, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Cash prizes! Refreshments available for purchase! Door prizes! Basket raffles! King Tuts! Bring a canned good for free Early Bird Card! $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For ticket information call Barb 410-857-8461.

CRAFTERS NEEDED for the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company, April 13, 9am-2pm. Cost is $20 for 8' table. Contact D. Rue at 443-375-7453 for more information.

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY 2019 OPEN HOUSE Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Complex, The Train Station at 41 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD. Saturday, May 11, 10:00 to 3:00. 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 117 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 a Hot Dog stand.

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 March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, 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 eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

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 http://cchd.maryland.gov/health-services-tobacco-prevention/

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 southcarrolllions@gmail.com.


Frederick County Notes

CREATIVE OUTLET January 5 - March 2, 3-5pm, recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-698-0656. $2.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT ZION UMC OF SHIPLEY 2716 Old Washington Road, March 2, 7-9pm (doors open at 5pm), "Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition". A "free will" offering will be taken during each event. Refreshments available 5:30-8pm. Call Bonnie 410-374-1178.

FUN BINGO WITH SERIOUS CASH PRIZES! March 13th at St Peter's Church, 9190 Church St. Libertytown, MD, Sappington Hall. Regular bingo, special games, U-Pick-em games. Jackpots increase with crowd size, so bring friends! Doors open at 6:15, early birds at 6:35, 1st regular game at 7:00. 20 games for $20. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus #13290. Call Tony at 240-778-8547 for details."

SILENT FILM: "PANDORA'S BOX March 16, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

SILENT FILMS "The Kid Brother" (1927) and "A Trip to the Moon" (1902), March 16, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick, St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-282. $7 - Adult.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 9 - 17, 9:30am-2pm, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD. $3 per person. 301-271-7575.

"Faure's Requiem" Frederick Symphony Orchestra and the Frederick Chorale March 17, 7:30-9:30pm, Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 521 Coffman Chapel Dr., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-685-3585. Tickets range from $19 to $30

ALL-U-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER March 20, 4-7pm, Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. $9 eat in; $10 carry out; $5 children 6-10 yrs old. Home baked goods available at The Ladies Auxiliary Table.

RANKY TANKY March 24, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$30

KIDS SPRING BINGO March 24, Woodsboro Fire hall, 2 South Third Street, Woodsboro, Md. Doors open 12pm, games start 1pm. $5 per person. Kids must bring adult. Food available for purchase. Bring the children for a day of fun!

FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "Blazing Saddles" (1974), March 27, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS March 28, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20-$27 Students - $12.

RED GREEN - THIS COULD BE IT! March 29, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. All seats - $54.60.

LUCIA MICARELLI March 30, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $25-$35

MARVIN CHAPEL THRIFT SHOP Tables and racks are full so the Thrift Shop at Marvin Chapel is having a $1 per bagful sale on clothing items (unless previously marked ). Backroom kitchen and household items are now 50% off the marked price and other department items are on sale . Books are on sale. The Thrift Shop hours are 10a.m. till 2p.m. every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Rd., 1/4 mile north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Sunday worship and children's church is at 9:30 a.m. and all are welcome.

LAVERNE COX April 3, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets: $40-$50. Call 301-600-2828 for information.

BANDA MAGDA April 4, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $10 in Advance, Pay-What-You-Want at Door. Call 301-600-2828 for more information.

AN EVENING WITH BROOKS ROBINSON April 5, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets $40-$60.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT ZION UMC OF SHIPLEY 2716 Old Washington Road, April 6, 7-9pm (doors open at 5pm), "Arrow Horse Board". A "free will" offering will be taken during each event. Refreshments available 5:30-8pm. Call Bonnie 410-374-1178.

GO DOG GO 1:30pm, 3/23/2019, 3/24/2019, 3/31/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets $12. Call 301-694-4744 for more information.

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Thurs-Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm, 4/5/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/11/2019, 4/12/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 4/18/2019, 4/19/2019, 4/20/2019, 4/21/2019, 4/25/2019, 4/26/2019, 4/27/2019 at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $24 adults, $20 senior/student/military. Call 301-694-4744.

VENDORS WANTED Craft & Plant Fair, May 11, 9am-3pm, Ruritan Club, Rte. 26 & Crum RD, Walkersville, MD; 10 minutes from Frederick. Seeking vendors of quality handmade crafts, garden & native plants. Indoor, pavilion & lawn venues. Rates: $25-$35. 301-898-7910. lewsherm@comcast.net

GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND thru May 18, 1-7pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Beans in the Belfry Meeting Place and Cafe, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 301-834-7178. Free.


General Notes

RUBEN MONTOYA BAND February 28, 9:30 pm, Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames Street, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. Ruben Montoya Band bring their Funky Blues Roots to our stage beginning at 9:30pm. A Baltimore based guitar player, singer/songwriter whose influences include such artists as Bill Withers, Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Los Silver, The Meters, Freddie King, Albert King, SRV and a whole lot of Texas musicians. Ruben has played with, opened up for, or shared the stage with well known artists such as Anders Osborne, Joan Osborne, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eric Lindell, and Dicky Betts among others.

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 MarylandAccordionClub@gmail.com or call the club president at 443-610-3667.