Community Notes


Howard County Notes

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES September 21, 8pm, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S Sept 22, Centennial Park, 10000 MD-108, Ellicott City, MD. Registration 8am, ceremony time 9am, walk time 9:30am. Sign up today at www.alz.org/edwardjones. For more information, contact Edward Jones office at 410-418-8218.

AUDITIONS SET FOR COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS' 2018-2019 SEASON Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus is holding auditions for all parts for its 42nd Season. Music of Bach, Fauré, Gershwin, Kern and Handel, including the Messiah, will be performed. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day and are held on Tuesday nights. Please call 410-730-8549 for more information about the chorus, and the audition procedure. Visit CPC at www.procantare.org.

HAUNTED HISTORY HIKES Oct. 18-20. A guide will lead you by lantern after dark! Hear local lore and a gruesome account of crime and punishment. You may see some winged night hunters that have inspired many a ghostly tale. For more info 410-461-5005.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE will open its 42nd season, Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia. The concert, "Go for Baroque," will feature works by Baroque masters G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach, Domenico Cimarosa and others. Joining the full chorus and CPC Chamber Singers will be soprano soloist Sarah Hayashi, a graduate of Peabody Institute who was a finalist in the recent international Handel Aria Competition, the Howard County Concert Chamber Orchestra, and Sammy Marshall, organist. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7 pm and a post-concert reception. A silent auction will benefit the chorus' 2018-2019 season. Tickets are $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. Group rates available. To order tickets, visit the CPC website, www.procantare.org, or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

BEAT THE RUSH DIRECT SALES AND CRAFT SHOW sponsored by Ct. St. Louis #2579, October 27th 9am-3pm St. Louis Pastoral Center for info. email: sczskit@gmail.com or call 410-992-9934.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Fri Nov 9, 5-9pm & Sat Nov 10, 9am-3pm, 8300 Old Columbia Rd, Fulton, MD.

HOWARD CHAPEL-RIDGEVILLE UMC 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 10, 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are adults and carry-outs $20, Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

STEM WEEK Oct 31-Nov 12. Join the park in celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with events all week. For more info 410-461-5005.

SOLDIERS DELIGHT OPEN HOUSE Dec 1, Noon-4pm. Learn about this unique ecosystem, and experience our Scales and Tales program with activities at the Nature Center. For more info 410-461-5005.

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 CANNABIS HOUR AT TRILOGY WELLNESS Questions about medical cannabis? Free Cannabis Education and Patient registration every Tues 9-10AM, Thurs 7-8PM. www.trilogy.health.

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.


Carroll County Notes

FRIED CHICKEN & FRIED SHRIMP BUFFET with homemade desserts, American Legion Auxiliary Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, MD. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, 5-7pm, Adults: $14, Children 6-12: $7, 5 & under FREE, All proceeds support Auxiliary Programs, 410 861-6118.

35TH ANNUAL ARCADIA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Sept 20-22. Presented by Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department Visit www.bluegrassconnection.com/arcadia or email arcadiabluegrass@comcast.net for more information.

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).

APPLE DUMPLING SALE sponsored by Union Bridge Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 8 W. Locust St, Union Bridge, Md. $3 cooked/uncooked, sugar free available. Pick up Sept 23, noon-2pm. Orders due by Sept 20th! Contact Missi to order at 443-340-9462.

WIN A NEW F-150 OR $5000! Mt. Airy, Maryland - The Kiwanis Club of Mt. Airy's Third Annual Charity Golf Classic will tee off on September 24 at The Links At Challedon to raise funds for the many causes the nonprofit organization supports throughout the year. Hole-in-one prizes include a new F-150 from Century Ford and $5,000 cash from Browning Reagle Insurance Agency. Other contests include closest to the hole, men's and ladies' longest drive, and putting! The golf tournament is your opportunity to have fun, socialize with friends and be a great help funding youth activities and charities in the Mt. Airy area. Player and sponsor forms are available at www.kcharitygolf.com. Have a questions? Email kcharitygolf@outlook.com, contact Paul Clay 240-285-0644) or Bill Butts 301-639-4444.

SPORTING CLAY SHOOT September 29, 2018, Lions Vision Research Foundation, Aim for Sight Fundraiser, At Mayberry Gun Club, 2555 Mayberry Road, Westminster, MD 21158. $65 per shooter fifty targets, shells provided. Individual & Team prizes. Registration 9am, BBQ Beef Lunch included. For Information Call Richard Liebno at 410-848-4929, leave a message.

MOUNT AIRY CROP HUNGER WALK Sunday, September 30, 2018, Calvary UMC, 403 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD. Registration: 1:30pm Walk kick off: 2:00pm. Registration and walk start point (easy 2 miles around town): There is no fee to register but walkers are encouraged to collect donations in support of CROP Hunger Walk. If you cannot walk but would like to make a donation online, please follow this link to our home page to donate:

ALOHA!! HAWAIIAN LUAU AFTERNOON OF DINNER & MUSIC with Elvis tribute artists Taylor Brown. Sept 30, 1-4pm, Zion UMC of Shipley, 2716 Old Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. For tickets & information, call Edna Harrison, 410-795-0342. Tickets are non-refundable after September 1.

DINNER On Friday, October 5th, the American Legion Riders will be serving homemade meatloaf, sliced pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, and freshly baked bread. Coffee, tea and dessert will also be included. The Legion is located at 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00. The price is $13.00 per person, $6.00 for children under 12, and under 5 are free.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Oct 14, 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.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST! 8 W Locsut St, Union Bridge Md. 2nd Sunday of every month beginning October 14, 2018! 7am - 11am! All you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, muffins, juice, coffee and more!

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED 8 W Locust St., Union Bridge, Md, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Doors Open at 4pm, ONLY $40/person: Includes oysters (fixed 4 ways) with plenty of fixin's, pit beef, steamed shrimp, and plenty of sides and drinks!

PLEASANT GROVE UMW BAZAAR on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9-2:30. Corner of Pleasant Grove and Dover Rds near Boring MD. Vendor space available. Contact 410-429-3922.

SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER sponsored by Union Bridge Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday, October 28, noon-3pm. ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET INCLUDES HAM, PEAS, APPLESAUCE, ROLLS, DRINK AND DESSERT! Pre-Order Quarts available for $7! Contact Missi to order at 443-340-9462.

CHURCH SEEKS HOLLY MART VENDORS Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Holly Mart, to be held from 8:30 AM to 2 PM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Winfield Fire Hall on Liberty Road. Vendors are wanted to offer Christmas, autumn/winter decorations, gifts and crafts, jewelry and accessories, home décor items, unique crafts and direct sales/home-based business products, such as Tupperware and other household/decorative items. There is a $10 reservation fee and a 10% donation of vendor sales is requested for the church. Holly Mart is Ebenezer UMC's largest fundraiser of the year and draws several hundred visitors. Deadline for space is Nov. 1. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor chairperson, at stmpnsusan@aol.com about a space at Holly Mart.

FAMILY STYLE GERMAN DINNER Nov 10, 4-7pm, menu: Keilbasa, pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, red cabbage, applesauce, cucumber salad, rolls, assorted desserts, coffee/iced tea.

JUMP FOR OUR HEROES Benefit jumper show for Operation Second Chance, Nov 10, Divisions from ground poles to 3'6", Placing 1st-6th, Champion and reserve champion in each division. Open to the public. Show held in the indoor arena. Warm up held in the outdoor. Casual attire. Ample parking. Port a potty on site. Over 50 Silent auction from horse items to household. Location: Oak Spring Equestrian, 15195 Bushy Park Rd., Woodbine MD. Show starts at 9am, Beer & Wine garden opens at 11am. Concert with Richie Fields band at 6pm: $10 donation per person. Contact: Shannen Sullivan, 443-745-9276.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Nov 11, 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.

TOY TRAIN SHOW Nov 18, 10am-3pm, Sponsored by the Deer Park Lions Club, Agricultural Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

CRAFTERS/VENDORS WANTED for our annual "A White Rock Christmas" Bazaar on December 1, 2018 from 9am-3pm, White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville, MD. For more information call 410.627.0310 or email rj-hudson@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, Dec 9, 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.

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 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.

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/

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.

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.

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

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 www.leamanpottery.com.

FALL FESTIVAL AT WINTERBROOK FARMS Sept 22 - Nov 4, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm, Winterbrook Farms, 13001 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont, MD. $10 per person, $7 per child under 4' tall. 10 Apple Cannon shots for $5 or 5 shots for $3.301-465-3801.

ALIVE AT FIVE ON CARROLL CREEK thru September 27 5-8pm, recurring weekly on Thursday, Carroll Creek Amphitheather, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD 21701. Call 301-698-8118. $5 cover.

YOGA ON THE CREEK thru September 27, 7am-8am, recurring weekly on Thursday, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-698-8118. Free

QUARTER AUCTION Sept 18, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, 12027 South Street, Libertytown. Doors open at 3pm, Bidding begins at 4pm. Food & fun. Tips jars, raffles and more. Tickets $5 includes 2 paddles. For more ticket information call Joan 301-806-9532 and to reserve your seats.

ONE MARYLAND ONE BOOK AUTHOR TOUR October 1, 7pm, Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. Free.

TRAVIS TRITT October 3, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets $36-$66, Call 301-600-2828 for more information.

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

WORLD TEACHER'S DAY CELEBRATION October 5, 4-9pm, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, 15010 Roddy Rd, Thurmont, MD. 240-578-3831.

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH TOUR recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday thru October 6, 1-4pm, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD. Free.

AUTUMN REGGAE WINE FESTIVAL Oct 6-7, 10am-6pm, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD, $25 per person (includes a souvenir glass that's good for all beer and wine tastings). Call 301-831-5889.

MARYLAND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Oct 6-7, 10am, Summer Farm, 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, MD. 301-620-9316

BOAT & BREW Presented By River & Trail Outfitters, 8/25/2018, 9/22/2018, 10/13/2018, 10am-4pm, River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd., Knoxville, MD 21758. 301-834-9950. $89 per person

FIBERFEST October 13, 10am-6pm, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Building 14A, 14, 13, Building 14A, 14, 13, Frederick, MD. Free when you register in advance $5 at the door. Call 240-215-8673 for more information.

GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY October 13, 9am-5pm, AOPA National Aviation Community Center at the Frederick Airport, 296 Bucheimer Rd., Frederick, MD. $7.50 for ages 3-18, adults free.

INFANTRY DAY Oct 13, 9am-3pm, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD. Free. Call 301-662-3515 for more information.

LOCAL RIOT 2018 October 13, 12-7pm, Flying Dog Brewery, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick, MD. Join us for our annual Local Riot event on our lawn featuring kick ass partnerships Flying Dog has worked with over the years. Donation at the door goes to Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue from Frederick, MD. Try some new Flying Dog beers, purchase blocks of cheese and sticks of meat, and even go home with a puppy! Always a favorite event - this year sure to be the best yet!$5 Donation Suggested. Call 301-694-7899.

THE BLAIR WITCH EXPRIENCE Oct 13-14, 9am. This experience is a non profit, fan led annual camping trip and tour of the filming sites used in the Blair Witch Project. "Come out and visit all the locations for the filming of the Blair Witch Project. Starting in Burkittsville retrace the steps of Heather, Mike and Josh as the Haxan Films crew lead them through the woods in what would become one of the greatest and most influential independent horror films of our time.Starting in Burkittsville at 9am we will visit all the main locations seen in the film. Additional acitivies and give aways will be on tap so please be prepared for a day of fun. We will be hiking in the woods so please dress accordingly. Location visits include: Burkittsville Cemetery, Knights Inn Motel, Silver Rail Diner, Adamstown Market, Staub's Country Inn, Coffin Rock & surrounding area, Stickman Forest. Saturday night we will camp in Patapsco State Park and around the campfire we will screen The Blair Witch Project as well as some additional goodies. Sunday concludes the tour w/ a visit to the Rustin Parr house ruins. No cost to attend but the campsite is around $30/night along w/ any food you bring."

THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH Oct 13-14, 10am-4pm, presented by City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Department. Old National District Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, MD. $5 per person (kids under 2 free). Come out and celebrate the pumpkin season at the Great Pumpkin Patch two-day event. Enjoy a hayride, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and so much more. Don't forget to bring your best candy-collecting bag and hop on the Trick or Treat Trail to meet-n-greet with your favorite cartoon, superhero, or movie characters. If candy is still not enough, visit the concession area for some tasty treats. You may also pick a pumpkin of your choice from our pumpkin patch for a small fee.

CATOCTIN COLORFEST Oct 13-14, 9am-5pm, Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont, MD. Colorfest, established in 1963, is one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast! The colorfest is not just an event, but an experience! Amazing crafts, art, jewelry, clothing and a variety of delicious food is located throughout town. Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers. Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free to Colorfest, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.

REVERSO Reverso, a new chamber jazz ensemble co-led by trombonist Ryan Keberle and pianist Frank Woeste, presents their original work, "Suite Ravel," in concert. Inspired by classical composer Maurice Ravel, they attempt to bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music. Keberle and Woeste along with acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander and drummer extraordinaire Johnathan Blake make up the outstanding quartet that is Reverso. Oct 18, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. Advance Ticket $25, in advance, $30 day of. 301-600-2828 for more information.

MOVIE NIGHT ON THE CREEK: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS October 19, 6-9pm, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. Free.

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.

AN EVENING WITH JEANNE ROBERTSON October 20, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Specializing in hilarious humor based on her life experiences, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences being funny. Yet she also knows her job is far more than "being funny." Her message is that a sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. She believes that this humor attitude can be developed and refined, and she outlines how to do so while captivating her audiences with funny, original stories. All seats $49.55.

MIDDLETOWN SCARECROWS MARCH DOWN MAIN STREET Oct 20, 4:30pm, Martha Mason Drive & Main Street, Middletown, MD. Dress in costume and march in Middletown's Annual Halloween Parade, the parade begins at 5:00 PM. The parade will begin at Martha Mason Drive and continue down Main Street. It will end at the tent behind the municipal center for candy, drinks and cash prizes. Judging starts at 4:30 PM on Martha Mason Drive. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to be awarded in the following categories: Babies, Most Original, Ugliest, Funniest, Prettiest and Family. Contact Tom Nyswaner for additional details at 301-606-7272. The parade is sponsored by the Town of Middletown and the Middletown Lions Club.

SPIRITS OF THE FURNACE Oct 20, 6:30-9pm, Catoctin Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, MD. A guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Refreshments will be available at the 1820 Collier's Log house. Kids can also make a craft. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. 443-463-6437 for more information.

HOMEGROWN HAY DAYS Oct 20-21, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, Frederick County Farms, Frederick, MD. Get ready to pack up the family and visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them. Each farm hosts a variety of special activities and events. While you're enjoying your time on the farm, you'll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County. No registration or ticket required. Call 301-600-1058 for more information.

OKTOBERFEST AT SCHIFFERSTADT Oct 20, 10am-5pm & Oct 21 12-5pm, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD. Celebrate fall on the grounds of a picturesque, historic German farmhouse. This traditional festival features juried arts, crafts, cultural activities, German food and drink, oompah band, colonial history demonstrators and children's fun. $3 per adult. Call 301-663-3885 for more information.

OCTOBER DAZE BAZZAR October 27, 9am to 2pm, Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road , Mount airy, Md. Featuring: Ye ol' country store, Christmas crafts, jewelry, jams & jellies, baked goods, White elephants, and hidden treasures, Starting 10:30am Homemade country cookin', chicken platters, sandwiches, soups, pies, coffee, tea, soda, etc. Proceeds to benefit the UMW Mission to women and children worldwide.

MURDER & MAYHEM WALKING TOUR Saturdays Oct 6-27, 7-8:30pm, Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. $10 Adult, $8 Senior (60+), $7 Child (6-12 years, Free Children 5 and under. Call 301-663-1188 for more information.

WALKING TOUR: FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPTIALS thru October 28, 2018 3-4pm, recurring weekly on Sunday, National Civil War Hospitals, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, call 301-695-1864. Pay-What-You-Please.

FALL FOLIAGE TRAIN RIDE 10/6/2018, 10/7/2018, 10/14/2018, 10/20/2018, 10/21/2018, 10/27/2018, 10/28/2018,1 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD. Adults $12, Seniors (55 and over) $11, Children (3 thru 12) $10, Children 2 and under are free if riding on a lap - otherwise they must have a ticket.

BACK FROM THE DEAD CEMETERY WALK 10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. $5/person in advance online; $7/person at the door the day of the walk. Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 15 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others "come to life", telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. It take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, which holds the walk in partnership with Mount Saint Mary's Campus Ministry Office. The walk is recommended for ages 14 and up. You can get tickets here. Groups are welcome; reservations are appreciated for groups of 10 or more. The event is held rain or shine; please dress for an evening outdoors. The walk lasts for about 30-40 minutes. If you come, be sure to see our museum, which will be open during this time.

BLITHE SPIRIT A comic play by Noël Coward about a socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira.10/19, 10/20, 10/21 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., The Performing Arts Factory, Frederick, MD 21701. $22 Adults, $18 students and Seniors 65+. Call 301-662-3722 for more information.

THE THRIFT SHOP AT MARVIN CHAPEL is now stocking their selves with Fall merchandise. Thanks to our generous contributors our racks are full and weekly sales continue. Sale items are listed on our bulletin board as you enter the shop. Backroom household items continue to be marked down to half-price. Shop hours are still 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays each week Marvin Chapel is located at 5101 Woodville Rd. just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. Shop phone number is 240-344-8718. Marvin Chapel United Church has worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Children church school at the same time.

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN Sept 1, October 6, November Fine dining during a leisurely 2-hour train ride! Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 West Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793. For More Information: 301-898-0899.

SCREAMLAND FARMS Friday & Saturdays, Sept 28-Nov 3, Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD. Three screamtastic haunted attractions: Barn of Bedlam, Corrupted Corn, and Hayride of Horrors. Campfire and other scary fun like Zombie Paintball and the Escape Room experience. Gates open at 7pm. Last ticket sold at 10pm. The event does not close until all tickets have been redeemed for the night. Not Recommended for Children Under 13. NOTE: Parental Discretion Advised - children are permitted, but only you know if it will give them nightmares afterwards. 301-845-8099.

"ANNIE" thru Nov 3, Fri & Sat 6pm, Sun 12:30pm, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Friday evenings and Sunday matinees: $46 for buffet & show, Saturday evenings: $50 for buffet & show. 301-662-6600 for more information.

FALL FUN FESTIVAL thru- Nov 4, 10am-6pm, Gaver Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 5501 Detrick Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Call 301-865-3515 for more information.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, Oct 18-Nov 11, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. A bullied schoolboy, a mysterious new neighbor and their unlikely bond. A supernatural coming of age love story based on the novel of the same name that touches the heart.

TASTE OF FREDERICK FOOD TOURS thru November 18, 2018, 11am-2pm, Recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday. Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65 per person.

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 11am-2pm, Saturdays and Sundays through November 18, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65/person. Call 301-658-7520 for more information.

TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL Always wanted to try throwing clay on a Potter's Wheel? Here is your chance! The Potters' Guild of Frederick holds an introductory evening at the potter's wheel on the 2nd Saturday of each month from thru Dec 8, 6-9pm at the Frederick Clay Studio, Frederick Clay Studio, 119 N. East St., Frederick, MD. No experience is necessary. The Guild instructors provide all the materials and tools needed for the evening. All you need to bring is yourself and an old towel. To register and pay for the event, go to www.pottersguildoffrederick.com and click on "Classes". Pieces made by the participants are finished by the Instructors and ready for pick-up about 3 weeks after the course. Presented By The Potter's Guild of Frederick. $100 registration fee. Call 301-360-0640 for more information.

SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM TOUR thru - December 9, 2018,1-4pm, recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD, $5.

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.


Montgomery County Notes

US NAVY BIRTHDAY CONCERT October 4, 2018 at 7:30pm, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

FALL FESTIVAL St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Brookeville, MD will be holding is 58th Fall Festival on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, rain or shine. Festival includes Yard Sale, Quilt Raffle, Bakes Goods, Pottery and Farm Stand. 240-389-5353 for more information.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 26, 8:30pm, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 27, 2:00pm, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

HERO DOGS NEEDS PUPPY RAISERS! Hero Dogs is expecting their first litter of puppies and will soon need many puppy raisers. On Sunday October 28th, we are holding our Puppy Program Orientation at 12:30PM for any interested puppy raiser or sitter volunteer. You will learn about the role of puppy raisers and sitters as well as the responsibilities and commitments required and how to decide which you should be. We are located near Brookeville (a mile or two from intersection of Georgia Ave & Damascus Rd, but we don't show up on the GPS services), more detailed instructions and map will be provided to registered attendees the Friday before the event. Please register for at www.hero-dogs.org/events Contact us with questions at hero@hero-dogs.org or 1-888-570-8653

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Saturday, November 3, 9:00am-2:00 pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams & savories, baked goods, kids' clothing, quilts and textile arts, ornaments, wreaths, holiday decorations and vintage items; Santa's Workshop (gift shopping for kids). BBQ Lunch served 11-1. FREE admission! Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20905. www.mystandrew.org or 301-384-4394.

ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams & sauces, bake sale, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, Grandma's Attic (vintage items) and more! BBQ Lunch served 11-1. Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD. www.mystandrew.org or 301-384-4394.


General Notes

US NAVY BAND COUNTRY CURRENT PERFORMANCE September 22, 2018, 4:40pm, Long's Park, Lancaster, Pa. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CHAMBERS PLAYERS September 27, 7:00pm, The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Alexandria, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES September 30, 4:30pm, Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BLUEGRASS ENSEMBLE September 30, 8:00am, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY BRASS QUINTET September 30, 3:00pm, Metropolitan Memorial Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CEREMONIAL BAND October 3, 5:00pm, Fleet Week Opening Ceremony, Inner Harbor Amphitheater, 201 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COMMODORES PERFORMANCE October 5, 12:00pm, West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY SAXOPHONE QUARTET October 5, 2:00pm, Masterclass Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University, 1400 L.P. Hill Drive, Winchester, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT PERFORMANCE October 5, 3:00pm, Inner Harbor Amphitheater, 201 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT PERFORMANCE October 6, 11:00am, West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CRUISERS PERFORMANCE October 6, 12:30pm, Inner Harbor Amphitheater, 201 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY COMMODORES PERFORMANCE October 7, 1:00pm, Inner Harbor Amphitheater, 201 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

US NAVY CRUISERS PERFORMANCE October 7, 2:30pm, Rash Field, 201 Key Highway, Baltimore, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

CRAB FEAST FUNDRAISER Oct 7, 1-4pm, BC#57 Odd Fellows Hall, 10613 Old Court Rd, Granite, MD. All proceeds support the Greater Patapsco Community Association. Tickes $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $20 kids (6-12), under 6 free. 443-320-3618 for more information.

US NAVY COMMODORES October 13, 4:00pm, Calvary Episcopal Church, 820 6th St. NE Washington, D.C. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.

ST. ANDREW ORTHODOX CHURCH BULL AND OYSTER ROAST Oct 14 at Superior Catering in Baltimore, MD. Contact the church office at 410-276-3422.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND October 20, 7:30pm, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.twitter.com/usnavyband for more info.