Howard County Notes
STARGAZING March 10, 8-10 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). As the spring equinox grows near, learn about the wonders of the moon activity and how it affects us all. Mercury will be visible. Telescopes will be provided by the Westminster Astronomical Society. This program is eligible for the Model B Junior Ranger program. Events are free unless otherwise noted; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
TRACKS & T-SHIRTS March 11, 1-2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Join a park naturalist to learn a little bit about the animal tracks that might be found in the area. Then we'll decorate a T-shirt or another fabric item with an image of animal footprints. Bring your own item to decorate; paint and stencils provided. $2 per person. Events are free unless otherwise noted; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
LISBON UMC SEMI-ANNUAL HAM & OYSTER SUPPER March 17, 12:30-5pm. The food is served family style and carryouts are available. The cole slaw, potato salad & jello salads are homemade. The dinner also includes fried oysters, ham, green beans, corn, rolls, relishes, iced tea & coffee. Tickets are $18 per adult, $6/children (6-12). The Lisbon United Methodist Church is located at 15875 Frederick Rd, Rt. 144 between Rts 94 & 97 in Lisbon. For more information call 410-489-7245.
SPRING STROLL March 20, 10 a.m.-noon at Soldiers Delight (Shine only). Load up the family and some friends for an outdoor excursion through the woods! We'll walk at a leisurely pace on the Choate Mine and Red Run trails to enjoy the first day of spring. The walk will be around 2 miles, so please bring water and wear closed toed shoes to protect you from the slightly rocky ground. Leashed pets are welcome. Events are free unless otherwise noted; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
BIRD-FRIENDLY BACKYARDS March 21, 7-9 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Learn how to make the ultimate bird-friendly habitat by enticing bugs, selecting the right seed, providing nest boxes and more. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. This program is eligible for the Model B Junior Ranger program. Events are free unless otherwise noted; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
TEEN GARDENING SERIES Please join us at the Savage Library on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for a new Teen Gardening Series. First in the series is "Vegetable Gardening and Composting". A vegetable garden can be planted almost anywhere that gets lots of sunlight, and its harvest will provide you fresh, healthy produce. Join the Master Gardeners to learn how to establish your own vegetable garden and how to sustain it with your own compost. Build your own no-odor compost bucket to take home and start reducing waste and planting veggies! The series has been developed for teens ages 11 - 17. Registration is not required. The Savage Library is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723
BULL & SHRIMP ROAST to benefit the Auxiliary to Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department, March 24, 6-11pm, Elkridge Fire Hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Call to reserve tickets: 410-761-6633.
SssLITHERING Sssnakes March 24, 1-2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Celebrate the return of warm temperatures with some of our snake ambassadors. See snakes up close and learn about these amazing animals. There's no need to be afraid of these friendly fellows; they help us in ways that you might not realize! $5 per person. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
PATAPSCO FUN SERIES March 25, 9am-1pm at Avalon 105 (Shine only). Join us for a day of trail maintenance work. Lunch will be provided by Patapsco Fun Series sponsors.
STORYTELLING HOUR March 25, 1-2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Join a volunteer ranger in the reading of a nature-themed story. This program was created with younger children in mind, but everyone is welcome. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
MARRIOTTS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL is proud to present the hilarious musical farce created by Lisa Lambert and Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone. This show within a show tells of a love-struck couple, an aloof chaperone, a harried producer, a desperate performer, jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs and plenty more eccentric characters! What more do you need for an evening's entertainment? The Drowsy Chaperone runs March 22-25 at Marriotts Ridge High School; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 PM. Sunday at 3 PM. Advance tickets are available for $10 at mrhstheatre.org and $12 at the door. This production is recommended for audiences 10 and up.
TEEN RANGER WORK DAY March 30, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Park Headquarters (Rain or shine). The is a full-day volunteer opportunity for teenagers between ages 14-18 who are looking for service hours and interested in working outside. After completing 40 hours of service within the park, volunteers will get receive a shirt. Those who complete 100 hours within a year are eligible for free entry to all state parks.
CAMPING ROUNDUP March 30, 1-3 p.m. at Hilton Area Amphitheater (Rain or shine). Kick off the 2018 camping season around the campfire and learn the ins and outs of camping. Learn how to construct a fire, pitch a tent and play a few games. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
FEATHERED FRIENDS Every Sunday, Noon-1 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). Are you curious about birds of prey? Join us as we discuss one of our fascinating avian educators. Come with lots of questions and be prepared to learn. Fun for the whole family! Events are free unless otherwise noted; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
ST. MICHAEL PRESCHOOL 2018-2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The school is located in Mt. Airy. MD State approved Curriculum. For more information www.smpschurch.org or call 410-489-7667.
WHIPPS HISTORIC GARDEN CEMETERY DAFFODIL DAY March 31, 10-3pm at 3651 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. Features, horticultural presentations by Master Gardeners, potted daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, Easter lilies, hydrangeas, hellebores, and Virginia bluebells for sale. 410-465-2398.
EBENZER UMC HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SERVICES Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield, invites the public to celebrate Easter at Holy Week worship services. Palm Sunday worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 25. Maundy Thursday Communion service will be at 7:30 p.m. March 29. A Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 30. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, for ages birth to fifth grade, and include crafts, refreshments and egg hunt. The community is welcome to participate. Sign up is requested to Julie Jones at 410-795-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Easter Sunday, April 1, will begin with a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in front of the church, followed by a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. in the social hall. Traditional Easter worship to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Our Lord will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday.
SPRING BREAK JUNIOR RANGERS March 30 and April 2, 12:30-4 p.m. at Soldiers Delight (Rain or shine). For spring break, we will be holding a special intensive two-day Junior Ranger camp for kids ages 7-10. We will learn about the wildlife in our area, what it means to be a park ranger and how you can help our environment. Please register by March 16. Please call 410-461-5005 for information/register.
FRIED SHRIMP AND ROAST BEEF DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMC, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Fried Shrimp and Roast Beef Dinner with dessert, served family-style, on April 28, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults $18; Children (6-12) $8; Carryouts $19. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED Join staff and volunteers at Patapsco Valley State Park for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! A ranger will identify the most common (and aggressive) plants, and why these species are such a threat to the ecosystem. Work days are 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are encouraged to stay afterward to enjoy the park they are helping to protect! Large event dates are listed below, with the primary opponent: Garlic mustard: April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 5, 12 & Wavyleaf basketgrass: June 16, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 8. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves. The work day will be canceled in the event of rain. Wavyleaf basketgrass at daniels area Wavyleaf Basketgrass. We are also looking for regular, independent volunteers to work under the direction of Ranger Travers for weekly maintenance. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com.
EBENEZER UMC METHODIST CHURCH will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item, and children's shoes, are available. Those coming to the food pantry are asked to fill out a short information sheet, then the church gives them a list of available foods. The food pantry will be held Saturday Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 2018. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Jan 18, 8pm, Richard Walton, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.
Carroll County Notes
PETER MULVEY IN CONCERT March 8, 6:30pm, Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville, MD. $20. Contact Uptown Concerts Inc., 410-795-1041.
TEELIN IRISH DANCE March 10, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD. $14-$16. Contact: Carroll Arts Center. 410-848-7272. This innovative show features spirited Irish dance and a variety of live Celtic music. Their thunderous percussive choreography is only surpassed by the thunderous applause when this talented dance company takes the stage!
SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE hosted by the Winfield Ladies Aux, March 11, 6:30-10pm at the Winfield Vol Fire Co, 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.
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID March 9, 10, 16 & 17, 7:00pm, Liberty High School, Schnorr Auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Rd, Sykesville. $10 ($12 at door). Contact: Mary Ellen Will. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
A BOB SCHAEFER NATURE WALK Saturday, March 17, 9 to 11 a.m.: A Bob Schaefer Nature Walk will take place at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary near Mt. Airy, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. We'll be looking for signs of spring, from swelling buds on trees to early spring migratory birds. Bluebirds will likely be laying claim to nest boxes. If winter weather has kept you indoors, here's your chance to get out for a walk through meadows and forests. People of all ages are welcome. Meet at 9 a.m. at sanctuary entrance gate, 13030 Old Annapolis Road (just east of Detrick Road) Mt. Airy. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Visit www.centralmdaudubon.org or contact Crystal Kunst at email@example.com or 443-536-3071.
ALL-U-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER March 21, 4-7pm. Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Spaghetti dinner, w/meat sauce or marinara sauce, tossed salad & breadsticks. Upon request, we offer wheat or gluten free spaghetti. $9 adults ($10 carry out); $5 children (6-10 yrs old). Home baked goods available at the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Table.
SPORTSMAN/S DRAWING & DINNER March 23, Carroll County AG Center, Burn's Hall, doors open at 5:30pm. For tickets: contact Brittany during business hours 9am-5pm. $30 donation admits 1 person. Dinner provided by Bullock's Restaurant. One ticket chanced off day of raffle - guaranteed to be in top 5 winner. Loser drawing (must be present to win), Moss 500 410GA. All guns subject to change. Permit #58.
NEW WINDSOR AUXILIARY SPRING BAZAAR March 24, 9am-2pm, at Windsor Station, 101 High Street, New Windsor. The Auxiliary will be serving breakfast sandwiches and then lunch food. At 1:30pm the drawing will be held for a 50/50 raffle. There will be various vendors displaying their latest items: homemade chocolate, flowers, wreaths, jewelry, crocheted itmes, ceramics and more. The Easter Bunny will be visiting the bazaar from 11am-1pm. Each child will receive a surprise from the bunny's basket.
EASTER BAZAAR March 24, 9am-2pm, Johnsville UMC, 1110 Green Valley Rd (Rt 75), between Union Bridge and Libertytown. Candy, cookie trays, stuff your Easter baskets with crafts and mystery gifts for everyone. Food served all day with breakfast sandwiches. Oyster sandwiches and platters. Call 410-775-7217 for more information.
SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN EGG March 28 - 31, 2018. The activity is an 'I SPY' game, where the participant is invited to enter each shop, spy the egg, and record it on a form which will be supplied by the business owner for a chance to win prizes. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Downtown Main Street Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD. Contact Mount Airy Main Street Association at 301-829-8300.
FREEDOM DISTRICT LIONS CLUB is taking orders for sweet Vidalia Onions during March. Prices are $6 for a 5 lb. bag and $10 for a 10 lb. bag. Delivery expected first weekend in May and orders will be picked up at the Lions building behind the Sykesville Freedom Dist. Fire Dept. at the intersection of Route 32 & Freedom Ave. To order, call 410-549-LION (5466).
COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET Apr 7, 7:00 am - 11:00 amThe Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. 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.
10TH ANNUAL WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES WHEN: April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Dutterer Park, Monroe St & Winters St, Westminster, MD. COST: $35, $25, $5. CONTACT: Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, 410-857-0900. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes(r) is a primary prevention event for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS). It is a men's walk to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. RCIS asks men and women to walk one mile in women's shoes through downtown Westminster. The walk concludes at Westminster City Park.
28TH CARROLL CARVERS FESTIVAL OF CARVING April 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Robert Moton Center, 300 S Center St, Westminster, MD, $3. Contact Carroll Carvers, 443-798-0642. 28th Carroll Carvers Festival of Carving features displays by local and regional woodcarvers. There will be woodcarving competition, demonstrations and woodcarvings for sale, plus door prizes, silent auction and much more.
CARROLL COUNTY FARMER'S MARKET SPRING FLING April 21, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Free. 75-100 local vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, jams and jellies, Spring pansies and garden plants, herb plants, Spring garden bouquets, home baked goods including cakes, scones, breads, cookies and pies. Quality hand made crafts and fine arts. Acoustic music provided for entertainment.
SYNERGY April 21, 7:00pm, Mt. Airy Middle School, 102 W Watersville Rd, Mt Airy, MD. COST: donations accepted. Concert by advanced handbell ensembles.
COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL PRESENTS TAREQ RANTISI Apr 21, 7:30 pm, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD. Cost: $25/22. $10 Carroll County Public School staff with ID.Tareq Rantisi received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance, graduating with highest honors having mastered styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan, Victor Mendoza, and many more.
LITTLESTOWN WINE FESTIVAL May 19th noon-6pm & May 20th noon-5pm, Littlestown Community Park, 151 E. Lakeview Drive, Littlestown. To be a vendor, please call Sharon Lentzner 717-359-9550.
CRAFTERS, FLEA MARKET VENDORS WANTED 20'X20' spaces available June 2 for Messiah Lutheran Church s Annual Strawberry Festival. Sykesville Freedom Fire Grounds, 9am-4pm. $45 (non-refundable). For information call 443-201-8077.
TOBACCO CLINIS Ready to stop using tobacco? Free walk-in tobacco clinics are available for Carroll County residents. Participants may be eligible to receive vouchers for nicotine replacement patches, gum, or Chantix (with a prescription from your doctor). No registration or appointment needed. Sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. First Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Third Thursday of each month, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St., Westminster. For more information, call 410-876-4429 or see website at 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.
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
THE MozART GROUP March 8, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $35Rear Orchestra - $30Balcony - $25.
SHREK THE MUSICAL January 12, 2018 - March 10, 2018, Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings $45; Saturday evenings: $48.
THE PILLOWMAN 3/8/2018, 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21774. 301-694-4744. Fri & Sat 8 PM; Sun 3 PM, $20 - 20th season pricing!
FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK thru March 11, Downtown Frederick and Frederick County.
MITCH ALBOM March 15, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $50, Rear Orchestra - $45, Balcony - $40.
SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION March 17, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 8:00 PM. $15 advance, $20 day-of.
EGG HUNT March 17, 11am-3pm, FSK Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD.
THE URBAN FARMER: PREPPING AND DESIGNING March 17, 10am-2pm, Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, C-Building Room C119, Frederick, MD. $39.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/11/2018, 3/16/2018, 3/17/2018, 3/18/2018, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-3722. Fri and Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm, $18-$22.
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL March 10 -18, Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houk Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788. 301-271-7575. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $3 donation.
CHAD BOWLES PIANIST CONCERT March 18, Calvary UMC, 131 W Second St, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-662-1464. 3:00 PM. Free.
FREDERICK FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT March 18, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-663-6361. 3:00 PM. Free.
POULENC AND THE PINES March 18, 3pm, Coffman Chapel at Hood College, 521 Coffman Chapel Drive, Frederick, Frederick, MD. Various Ticket Price Options
PAINT NIGHT March 20, 5:30-8pm, Zipani, 177-A Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702. $40.
FLYING DOG FILM SERIES PRESENTS: "WAYNE'S WORLD" March 21, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.301-600-2828. 7:30 PM. $7 - Adult.
THE AT-HOME BARTENDER: ESSENTIAL TOOLS & TECHNIQUES March 22, 7-9pm, McClintock Distilling, 35 S Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701. $39.
IN THE MOOD: A 1940'S MUSICAL REVUE March 24, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2828. 3:00 PM. Orchestra - $42.50, Rear Orchestra - $39.50, Mezzanine - $37.50,Balcony - $29.50.
PRE EASTER WINE SALE March 25, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free.
BUNNY TRAIN March 24 - 31, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793. 301-898-0899. 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Adults: $15 Seniors (55+): $14 Kids (1-12): $12 Babies under 1: Free.
APRIL FOOLS BLIND TASTING April 1, Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771. 443-340-2644. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $35; free to club members RSVP.
EASTER SUNDAY AT NATIONAL SHRINE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES April 1, National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, 16330 Grotto Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 301-447-5318. 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Free.
RIVER & TRAIL OUTFITTERS FERMENTED FUN 3/24/2018, 4/7/2018, departs from the Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-834-9950.12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. $75 per person.
CRAFT & YARD SALE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER hosted by Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club, April 28, 2018, 8am-2pm, 8101 Crum Rd., Walkersville, MD. VENDORS WANTED . Seeking dealers of quality handmade crafts, yard sale merchandise & plants. Indoor, pavilion & lawn venues. Rates: $25 & up depending on venue. 301-898-7910.
MOTHER'S DAY 10K BINGO & DINNER sponsored by Libertytown Vol Fire Dept, May 12. Doors open at 4pm, dinner served between 4:30 & 5:30pm. Total prize money >$10,000 guaranteed. 20 games paying up to $500, 3 jackpots paying $500, $1000, $1000. Cost is $60 per person and incls a 9 pack and dinner. For tickets contact Carol Fuller at 240-285-3134 or email at Cfuller769@gmail.com. Tickets will also be on sale and available for pick up in the fire station on Monday, May 7 from 6-8pm. All proceeds to benefit the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 3/23/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/6/2018, 4/7/2018, 4/13/2018, 4/14/2018, 4/15/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 4/27/2018, 4/28/2018, 4/29/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 5/6/2018, 5/11/2018, 5/12/2018, 5/13/2018, 5/18/2018, 5/19/2018, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. 301-662-6600. Friday evenings & Sunday matinees: $45; Saturday evenings: $48.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 3/23/2018, 3/24/2018, 4/7/2018, 4/13/2018, 4/14/2018, 4/15/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 4/27/2018, 4/28/2018, 4/29/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 5/6/2018, 5/11/2018, 5/12/2018, 5/13/2018, 5/18/2018, 5/19/2018, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD 21702. Friday evenings & Sunday matinees: $45; Saturday evenings: $48.
COMEDY PIGS 3/9/2018, 3/10/2018, 4/20/2018, 4/21/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018, 6/8/2018, 6/9/2018, 6/15/2018, 6/16/2018, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St, Frederick MD. 301-694-4744. $10 per ticket.
CLAY AND CHARDONNAY Presented By The Potters' Guild of Frederick thru September 21, 2018, 7-9pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday at Serendipity Market and More, 14 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $30 Special Limited Time Introductory Price. Register and pay at www.leamanpottery.com.
LOEWS VINEYARDS WINE TASTING thru October 20, 2018, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Chartreuse & Co., 4007 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
STITCHES IN TIME March 17 - December 15, 10am-12pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Monocacy National Battlefield, 4632 Araby Church Rd., Frederick, MD. Free
AMAZING GRACE: MUSIC OF SAINTS AND SINNERS March 18 - 19, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 301-845-8822. Sunday 3:00-4:30; Monday 7:30-9:00. Free and open to the public.
EASTER EGG ROLL March 31, The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-2743. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $5 person.
AGED VINEGAR: SURPRISING WAYS TO DRIP, DRESS OR DRINK March 8, 6:30-8pm, Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 214 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 301-228-3996. $34.
Montgomery County Notes
REDEEM, REBUILD, RESTORE IN A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE for parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and youth workers presented by House of Hope Maryland and National House of Hope. Nationally recognized speakers in the teen and family counseling area will provide expert advice on tough issues facing teens, parents and families, such as social media, abuse, addictions, anger and defiance and much more. Featured speakers include Darryl & Tracy Strawberry, Dr. Joshua Straub, Dr. Linda Mintle and Brian Molitor. Event is being held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Oakdale Church in Olney, MD. Cost is only $25 per person (lunch included) before April 21 and $30 at the door. For more information: 301-774-3804 or www.redeemrebuildrestore.com.
GAITHERSBURG WINTER LIGHTS FESTIAL thru December 31, 2017, 6-9 pm (10pm Fri & Sat), closed on Christmas. 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. Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD.
LANCASTER ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL March 9-11, Lancaster, PA. Experience over 20 Blues performers, performing at multiple venues in Downtown Lancaster. Visit lancasterrootsandblues.com for performance schedule, tickets, and information.
LOCAL WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION thru - Apr 27, Prince George's Publick Playhouse, 9am-5pm, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784. In recent years, art institutions have sought to recognize women artists who historically are underrepresented in important collections. This exhibit builds the momentum by celebrating local female artists.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL BALTIMORE April 28, 9am-7:30pm, 4701 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210.WOWBaltimore is a festival celebrating women, featuring #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and author/activist Roxanne Gay. The festival is presented by Notre Dame of Maryland University and not only celebrates women as a positive force in Baltimore, the nation and the world, but it also takes a frank look at obstacles that women face. Prominent local and national speakers, performers, panelists, Baltimore food trucks, an exciting marketplace, networking opportunities, mentoring and much more make up the WOW Baltimore experience. Tickets are $20 and the festival will be held at the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University.
BENT BUT NOT BROKEN thru May 19, 10am-4pm, Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Maryland artist Ulysses Marshall captures Frederick Douglass' spirit through his highly expressive mixed media compositions.
AFTER FABERGE thru May 27, 2018, 10am-5pm, The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD. Five digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan present finely-crafted, surreal versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters' collection. His large-scale prints blend the dazzling detail of the original masterworks with modern culture.