Community Notes

Howard County Notes

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

ST. JAMES UMC ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND FLEA MARKET Nov 10, 8am-1pm. Get a jump on your holiday shopping! New crafters and vendors are added every year! Our Quilting Ministry has been hard at work creating beautiful handmade quilts. Shop the Camp Hope Christmas Room and browse through gently used holiday decorations, home decor items, toys, housewares and much more. Stop by the Social Hall for a hot breakfast or lunch and pick up your favorite treat from the UMW Bake Sale Table. We are located in West Friendship on Rt 99 just east of Rt 32. Interested vendors or crafters call Janet at 410-442-2020 and leave message.

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.

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.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSIS FULTON ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 9, 5-9pm & Nov 10 9am-3pm. 25+ crafters, vendors, silent auction, basket raffle, gourment coffee shop, bake sale & great eats! Call 410-792-0470.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR Nov 10, 9am-2pm, St Michael Church, 1125 St. Michael s Road, Mount Airy. Free Admission! Artisians, craft vendors, food, white elephant room, home décor, Santa pictures.

WINE & HORS D'OEUVRES TASTING EXPERINENCE Alumni Chapter (E) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. presents SAVOR - A Wine & Hors D'oeuvres Tasting Experience. Nov 10, 1-4pm, Aida Bistro & Wine Bar, 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Md. Red & White Wines paired with Chef's Flatbread & Crudité; Aida Bistro Wings; Meatball & Vegetable Sliders. Tickets $45. For tickets visit

MARYLAND ALPACA AND FLEECE FESTIVAL Nov. 10-11 The festival includes live animals, demos seminars, and fibers and yarns from alpaca, angora rabbit, mohair, wool and all blends in between. 9 a.m. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Free.

HOWARD COUNTY VETERAN'S DAY PARADE Nov. 11 The parade, featuring marching bands, military units and lots of hometown heroes, steps off at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, will travel along Little Patuxent Parkway and will end at Lake Kittamaqundi. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 443-668-1037 or

COLUMBIA JAZZ BAND VETERANS DAY CONCERT Nov 11, 3 p.m. Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. Dubbed "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Songs of World War II," the concert features the 23-piece Columbia Jazz Band along with photos and vintage newsreel footage projected above the band. There will be cabaret- and theater-style seating available, plus beer, wine and snacks available for purchase. $10-$20. 410-465-8777 or

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.

TOT SWAP Nov. 8-12 Shop for gently used maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys and other children's items in this massive consignment sale. $7 for VIP pre-sale at 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Public sales times vary. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship.

HOWARD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY monthly meeting, Wednesday, 14 November, at 7:00PM at the Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Topic: "What I Learned from my DNA Test". Free to attend. All are welcome.

OMAR QUARTET RECITAL Nov 17, St. Louis Chapel, Clarksville, MD. The prize-winning, internationally recognized Omer String Quartet performs Haydn and Debussy in a Candlelight Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the historic 1889 St. Louis Chapel in Clarksville. Comprised of young violinists, violist and cellist - with a Doctoral Fellowship-in-Residence at the University of Maryland, College Park - the Quartet will also perform in New York City this season and debut at D.C.'s Kennedy Center next year. For $10 reserved tickets with limited seating at the pre-Thanksgiving recital -- or information about other classical and pop events at St. Louis Church through May. Visit or call 410-531-6040.

FRIENDSGIVING - A THANKSGIVING POTLUCK & GAMES NIGHT Nov 17, 4-8pm, sponsored by The Mix 30+ Singles Ministry at Bridgeway Community Church, Bridgeway's Nexus Center, 9179 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD. Free.

MARRIOTTS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS OUR FALL PRODUCTION "You Can't Take It With You", a whimsical comedy that follows the romance of Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby as they explore what can only be described as the "madness of sanity" when allowing their very different families to get acquainted. A heartfelt story about the importance of acceptance and living life to the fullest, this production is sure to resonate with a 21st-century audience. The show runs November 15-17th at 7 PM and November 18th at 3 PM. Tickets will be priced $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Enjoy the show!

WILDE LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS Peter and the Star Catcher, November 15-17 at 7pm. Tickets are available online at for $12 or at the door for $14. Call 512-698-6374 for more information.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTER ANNUAL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE November 18, 2018 at Resurrection Parish,3175 Paulskirk Rd, Ellicott City, 8 to 1:30 PM. Craft Tables for rent at $25.00. Contact Helen Nycum for details. 410-461-6710.

CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE at the Resurrection Church, in Ellicott City, on Sunday, November 18, from 8:00 to 1:30 PM. Crafters can rent tables for $25. For information contact Helen Nycum at 410-461-6710 or

HARRY POTTER FEAST IN THE GREAT HALL Sun, Nov 18, 5pm, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Elkridge, MD, 5745 Furnace Avenue Elkridge, MD. Witches, Wizards, & Muggles alike, come join us for an enchanting themed dinner in our own Great Hall! Come dressed in Hogwarts robes or muggle attire! Readings from J. K. Rowling's magical novels between each themed course. All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Tickets start at $62.50. For tickets visit

THINGS THAT ARE ROUND thru Nov 18. This dark comedy, getting its world premiere from Rep Stage, is described as a mashup between "Thelma and Louise" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Times Vary. Studio Theatre, Horowitz Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $10-$40. 443-518-1500 or

ELLICOTT CITY Y TURKEY TROT Nov. 22 During this Thanksgiving tradition, businesses, dogs, families and friends come together for a 5K fundraiser benefiting Central Maryland families living in poverty. 8:30 a.m. Long Gate Shopping Center, 4390 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. $5-$45.

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.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND December 1, 7pm, River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS Nov. 22 - Dec. 30 This Howard County holiday tradition features a drive-through display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary light creations, made up of approximately 300,000 bulbs. 6 p.m. Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $25. 410-740-7570 or

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! 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.

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 for more information.

THE LITTLE MERMAID Nov. 9-Jan. 13 Based on the classic animated film with music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this production includes family-favorite tunes like "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Times vary. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. $47.50-$64.50. 410-730-8311 or

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING Both new and experienced gardeners are invited to register for the 2019 Master Gardener Training Program offered by the University of Maryland Extension, Howard County Office. Training will cover plant, insect and disease problems, and a variety of other topics related to sustainable and environmental impacts of gardening practices. Training is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and will end on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. An orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Classes will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office in Ellicott City. Cost of the training is $195. The mission of the Master Gardeners is to provide education to consumers; therefore, willingness to volunteer time is essential. Lack of hands-on experience in the garden should not deter potential applicants. Anyone with a keen interest in gardening - and especially those with other skills and interests, such as writing, graphics and computer knowledge - is encouraged to apply. The registration deadline is November 2, 2018. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To receive a Master Gardener registration packet, call the University of Maryland Extension - Howard County office at 410-313-2707.

Carroll County Notes

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT SHOW November 10, 9am-5pm, St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 9190 Church St., Union Bridge, MD 21791. Silent auction table, themed basket raffles, 50/50, general store featuring Christmas decorations and handmade items, bake sale, handmade quilt raffle, light fare. Free visits with Santa from 12-2pm. 301-898-5111.

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 about a space at Holly Mart.

FAMILY STYLE GERMAN DINNER Nov 10, 4-7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster. Menu: Keilbasa, pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, red cabbage, applesauce, cucumber salad, rolls, assorted desserts, coffee/iced tea. Adults $15, children (6-12) $7, children under 5 free.

EBENEZER UMC ANNUAL HOLLY MART will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. This event features handmade church crafts, birdfeeders, four flavors of cheeseballs, baked goods, handmade chocolates and baked goods, jar recipes; a silent auction; and valuable door prize basket. Vendors and direct-sale businesses will offer holiday and home décor items, wreaths, wood working, hand-sewn and knitted items, personal and home accessories, metal art work, fragrances, jewelry, cosmetics, Girl Scout cookies, fabric items, needlework, clothing, Charlene Farm products, flavored nuts, and Usborne Books. Ebenezer's CAMP HOPE ministry will have a table. The lunch menu will feature a variety of homemade soups and pies; beef barbecue and chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs; apple dumplings; nachos and cheese; fresh veggie cup with dip; and hot and cold drinks. New this year will be gluten-free options on the menu. The fire hall site offers plenty of free parking. Information: church office, 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; e-mail to; or visit

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 10, 9am-3pm. Fried oyster platters, ham platters, chicken tender platters w/sides, hot dogs, soup, sandwiches and homemade pies will be served. Santa will be there to greet the children. There will be crafts, Santa s Re-gifting Area, homemade gift items, gift baskets, a bake table, woodworking demonstrations and hayrides. For more information, call the church at 410-875-4101.

FIRE SAFETY OPEN HOUSE Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, Nov 11, 12-3pm. Moon bounce, face painting, characters, side-by-side fire demo, a car demolition, as well as demonstrations by safety organizations and more! Santa arrives by fire engine at noon. Free food will be provided as well as prized throughout the event. For more information contact Patsy Will at 410-795-1333 or

SUNDAY SOCIAL An evening of fun and dancing, Nov 11, 6:30-10pm, Winfield VFD Social Hall. A DJ will provide music and take requests. Admission $10. BYOB. For more info call 410-591-5255.

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.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET Nov 17, 8 W Locust St, Union Bridge MD. Doors open at 4pm, meal at 5pm, Bingo at 6:30pm. Early birds at 6pm. Over $2500 in cash prizes included. $30 per ticket, meal included. Bring nonperishable canned food items to be entered into a raffle. One ticket per item donated to benefit local food bank. Call or text Melvin Smith by Nov 12 at 443-789-3823. A few tickets will be available at the door.

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF MOUNT AIRY is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 17th, from 7 to 11am in the Good Shepherd Hall (top level) of Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 South Main Street, Mount Airy. The cost is $8.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free. This all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes (regular, chocolate chip, and blueberry), eggs (cooked to order), Wagner Meats sausage, and beverages. The proceeds will benefit local community projects. Santa will be visiting from 8:00-10:30 am; bring your camera for photos. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to donate to the Mount Airy Net Food Pantry!

WESTMINSTER TOY TRAIN SHOW Sponsored by the Deer Park Lions Club, held at the Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, Nov 18, 10am-3pm. Large operating train layout sponsored by The Baltimore American Flyer Club. 190 tables of toy trains and related items for sale, including LIonel, American Flyer, Bing, Ives, HO, N, Standard Gauge and many others. Refreshments by the Deer Park Lions Club. Admission $5. For info call Richard Liebno 410-848-4929.

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.

CHURCH TO GIVE THANKS Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold a Thanksgiving Eve worship service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in the sanctuary at 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. All are welcome to this service of thanksgiving. The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is pastor. Information: 410-795-6136, e-mail to, or visit

UNION BRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES AUXILIARY is having their annual Christmas Mart on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Multiple vendors, food will be served, baked goods will be available to purchase and door prizes every 15 minutes. Santa will be there from 10 a.m,. to noon for you to take pictures with for free. There is still room for vendors, call Missi Green at 443-340-9462.

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

PROSPECT UMC will be having an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday December 1st from 7am-noon, at the church hall located at 5923 Woodville Road, Mt. Airy. Adults $7, Children 6 - 12 $5, Children under 6 free. Regular and Buckwheat pancakes, sausage and drinks included. There will also be Bake Table and Gift Basket Silent Auction.

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 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

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

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

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

POP-UP ART SHOW BY TAUREAN WASHINGTON Nov. 10 This one-day-only art show features the work of Columbia resident Taurean Washington, a series of acrylic paintings billed as an interpretation of Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp a Butterfly." 2 p.m. The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St., Frederick. Free. 301-698-0656 or

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, thru 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.

RUN THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE 8K Nov 11 Join a cross country trail race through the scenic grounds of Linganore winery. Includes a wine tasting and commemorative wine glass. 11 a.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. $35-$50.

JOHNSVILLE UMC CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 17, 8am-2pm, 11106 Green Valley Road (Rt. 75), between Libertytown & Union Bridge. Cookie trays, crafts, mystery gifts, silent auction, bake table. Food service all day with breakfast sandwiches, oyster sandwiches and platters. Call 410-775-7217 for more information.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST Liberty/Central U.M. Church, Main Street, Libertytown, MD., Sat. Nov. 17th, 7am-11am. Adults $8, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, french toast, scrambled eggs, puddin & hominy, fried potatoes, biscuits, fruit, orange juice, apple juice, coffee & tea. Country ham sandwiches will be available for purchase.

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.

HOLIDAY BIG MONEY BINGO Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, Nov 24. Doors open at 4pm, dinner served 4:30-5:30pm, games start at 6:30pm. Total prize money over $10,000. 20 games paying up to $5000, 3 jackpots paying $500, $1000, $1000. $60/person, incls 9 pack and dinner. Extra papers 9 pack $15, 6 pack $10, 3 pack $5. Jackpots $1 per strip. For information and/or tickets contact Carol Fuller at 240-285-3134 or email All proceeds to benefit the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department.

MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW Nov 16, 17, 18 & Nov 23, 24, 25, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. Call 301-845-0003 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 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

SAILING THROUGH WINTER SOLSTICE Nov 18-Feb 3, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. Lighting up the night is an age-old custom during the dark of winter. Visit this exciting "take" on that theme. Some seven sailing boats, festooned with unique designs, will be bringing joy to Carroll Creek. The display helps raise funds for local charities too. Call 301-600-4023 for more information.

Montgomery County Notes

HERO DOGS GRADUATION Please join us on Saturday, November 10th for a celebration of the graduation of two new Veteran/Hero Dog team, as well as a new Facility Dog team and the placement of two Skilled Home Companions. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:30PM, in the Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney MD 20832. Light Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Please RSVP at

THANKSGIVING PARADE Saturday, November 17, 10am, Downtown Silver Spring, Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Street and Ellsworld Drive.

HERO DOGS VOLUNTEER TRAINING On Sunday November 18 we are offering two volunteer trainings. At 12:30PM for any volunteer interested in working one of our three daily shifts with our kennel dogs. Introduction to Hero Dogs is offered at 3PM for all interested volunteers, applicants and donors. You will learn about our mission to raise, train and provide Service Dogs for veterans and first responders, get the overview of our program, volunteer positions, a dog demo and kennel tour. 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 each session at Contact us with questions at or 1-888-570-8653

GAITHERSBURG WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL November 23 - December 31, 2018, 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg, MD. Winter Lights features more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes in a 3.5 mile drive through beautiful Seneca Creek State Park. Theme areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, North Pole, Toyland, and Penguin Cove. Rates vary for cars, SUV's, Mini-vans, large vans, mini-buses, buses. Call 301-258-6350 for more information.

BROOKSIDE GARDEN OF LIGHTS November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD. Brookside Gardens is hosting its annual Garden of Lights outdoor holiday lights exhibit; experience magical winter lights in this wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling lights depicting flowers, animals and nature. Visit inside the Conservatory to enjoy seeing the G-Scale model trains wind through a festive landscape. Afterward, warm up with hot cocoa inside the Visitors Center as you listen to one of the nightly musical performances. Call 301-962-1453 for more information.

General Notes

DEER PARK UMC 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 10, 9am-3pm, Deer Park United Methodist Church, 6107 Deer Park Road (between Berryman's Land & Ivy Mill Rd), Reisterstown, Md (Baltimore, County). Holiday items & decorations, White Elephant treasures, various vendors. Lunch and refreshments. Baked goods. Handicapped accessible.

US NAVY CHAMBER PLAYERS November 10, 2:00pm, The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND November 17, 7pm, Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, Va. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY SEA CHANTERS November 19, 1pm, National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave., Washington, D.C. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BLUEGRASS ENSEMBLE December 1, 2pm, Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY SAXOPHONE QUARTET December 10, 7:30pm, Mercy Ridge Retirement Community, 2525 Pot Spring Rd., Lutherville, Md. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

US NAVY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT This year, performances will take place on: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at DAR/Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW, Washington, D.C. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

WALKING IN A CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND North Pole Lights Walk, November 23, 2018 - December 22, 2018 (Friday & Saturdays only), Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Rd, Severn, MD. Take a self guided walk to the North Pole and visit Santa in his cabin. Explore new trails with lighted Christmas scenes. See Polar Bear Central and Gingerbread house. Visit the barn for hot chocolate. Call 410-551-2237 for more information.

WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD. Don't miss this spectacular holiday drive-through event of more than one million twinkling lights! This year's festival features fun new displays. Call 301-699-2456 for more information.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET November 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019, Hampden, Baltimore City. One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of rowhouses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1st, including staying on all night on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Free.