Community Notes


RIVER HILL FLEA MARKET Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m-1 p.m. at River Hill Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville. Shop for great deals and treasures! Household, furniture, clothing, toys, electronics,books, collectibles, and more!

15th ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY FAMILY WELLNESS DAY Sunday June 4th at Centennial Park provides local families and businesses an opportunity to connect with the community and enjoy a day of healthy outdoor physical activity, health education and important health screenings. Family Wellness Day has proven to be one of the premier wellness events in Howard County. This years event kicks off with the 19th annual Matzohball 5k run/walk, with activities for adults and children of all ages, the annual Pump-A-Thon put on by HC Fire & Rescue and an demonstration by the internationally acclaimed Kangaroo Kids synchronized jump rope team, as well as a free Jazzercise class. There will be a formal welcome ceremony at 8:30 am.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE DAY PROGRAM May 6, 10-noon at Patapsco Valley State Park Hilton Shelter 245. International Women's Mountain Bike Day is a celebration of women who love to ride and explore the great outdoors on two wheels. Our program sponsor Muddy Pedals is proud to support this event and empower women to get out and ride. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, join us to celebrate International Women's Mountain Bike Day and ride together. All ages welcome. Sign up required. Rain cancels this program.

GREASE thru June 11, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. Tickets for GREASE are now available through our Box Office, Group Sales Department or Tickets will sell fast for this show, don't delay, get your tickets today! It's still the word! One of the world's favorite musicals hits the stage in a high-octane production featuring all the hit songs you love, including: "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "You're the One That I Want," and "Hopelessly Devoted To You." Danny, Sandy and the coolest gang of students from Rydell High take you back to the 1950's when drive-in movies, sock-hops and tough talkin' Pink Ladies defined a generation. GREASE and Toby's go together like a wop bam boom! Visit to purchase tickets.

COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA PERFORMS Free Americana Salute to Vets, June 11, St. Louis Church, Clarksville, MD. Concert admission is free, no ticket is required, but in-kind donations are encouraged on concert day to benefit Baltimore Station, an innovative therapeutic residential and outpatient treatment program supporting homeless and other veterans overcoming obstacles to regain self-sufficiency. For more information about contributions, visit For more information about the musical tribute to America, visit

10TH ANNUAL MIKE MARKS MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING to benefit Sophie & Madigan's Playground, June 23, The Woodlands Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Rd, Windsor Mill, MD. Visit for more information.

145TH ANNUAL CLARKSVILLE PICNIC White Elephant. Howard County's largest yard sale. June 12-24, 9-4pm, (closed on Sundays), St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD. Items for sale: household items, clothing, framed art-work, toys and games, tools, sporting goods, furniture, books, crafts, holiday items and much more!nAll proceeds benefit St. Louis Parish.

LIVE TRIVIA EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT! 7-9pm, Red Bird Bar and Grille, 3800 Ten Oaks Road, Suite A, Glenelg, MD. Free to play

LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT 7pm, Red Bird Bar and Grille, 3800 Ten Oaks Road, Suite A, Glenelg, MD. Free admission.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! Sundays, 11am-10pm, The Periodic Table Restaurant and Bar, 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD.

CALVARY'S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is July 10 - July 14, 2023, 9 am to 12 noon. We welcome everyone 4 years and older, 3 year olds are welcome with an adult. Every child needs to be potty trained. It's a week of Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, music and learning about God's love. Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus' light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that's light years of faith building fun. Register online at: or call the church at 410-489-5280. Calvary is located at the Woodbine exit off I-70.

JIMMY BUFFET'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE June 16-August 20, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE are not available through If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. A handsome bartender and singer in the Caribbean at "Margaritaville," falls for a career-minded tourist in this hilarious musical comedy featuring the fun and most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including: "Cheeseburger In Paradise", "Margaritaville," "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," "Fins," "Volcano," and many more. This summertime musical is the party you've been waiting for! Visit to purchase tickets.

MWHA HORSE SHOWS 4/8 ECRRA: 4/16, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 8/12, 8/20, 9/17 Regular MWHA Show format: 7/16 Schooling Jumper Show with buckle awards. Call Karen 410-365-7231.

WINE DOWN ON WINE WEDNESDAYS AT SILVER DINER IN COLUMBIA weekly on Wednesdays, 4-11pm thru Oct 18, 2023, Silver Diner, 8250 Gateway Overlook Dr., Elkridge, MD 21075. Presented By: Silver Diner. 443-733-5213

SISTER ACT August 25-November 5, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for SISTER ACT are not available through If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (NEWSIES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE! Visit to purchase tickets.

MILLTOWN QUILTERS HAS MOVED! Join us on Tuesdays at 10am for fellowship & quilting inspiration at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10600 Shaker Dr., Columbia. New members are always welcome. Visit our website: to learn more about us and drop us a note! 410-404-1747.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET thru January 7, 2024, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET are not available through If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" at Toby's. This musical adaptation of the classic film is the holiday tale of a young girl who doubts the existence of Santa Claus until a very special, white-bearded old man changes her mind. Recreating the magic of the classic story, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET is a joyous, heartwarming musical, the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Dreams do come true, if you believe! Visit to purchase tickets.

A CHORUS LINE thru March 10, 2024, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for A CHORUS LINE are not available through If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. "One Singular Sensation" and a true celebration of musical theatre, A CHORUS LINE is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history! Featuring one powerhouse musical number after another including: "One," "I Can Do That," "At The Ballet," and "What I Did For Love," this groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical set a new standard for Broadway, winning 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Visit to purchase tickets.


UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST 2nd Sunday of every month thru May, 7am-11am. $12 adults, $6 children 6-12, under 6 free, $14 carryout. All you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, puddin, hominy, muffins and more. No tickets needed. ATM available. Any questions call 443-547-9477. Benefits the Union Bridge Fire Company. Event is canceled if the snow emergency plan is in effect.

5TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCK DERBY FESTIVAL May 20, 9:30am-3pm (rain date 6/3/23), Donald D. Wilson Walking Trail, 48 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD. Craft vendors, food, games, Jeep show, music, raffles. Proceeds benefit Dream Big Union Bridge Wreaths Across America (Carroll County).

ULTIMATE YARD SALE June 3, 8am-noon, rain or shine at Lisbon United Methodist Church located at 15875 Frederick Rd, Lisbon, MD 21765. Don't miss this - we do it right! Enjoy food, fun, and fellowship while hunting your treasures. Vendors welcome! Space is free. Don't have a table? Don't worry! We have plenty available for use at $5 per table which includes set up. Tables are 8ft X 30 in. Please contact Jackie Mills at 240-876-6010 to reserve your spot!

CRAFTERS & FLEA MARKET VENDORS 20' by 20' spaces available June 10 for Messiah Lutheran Church's Annual Strawberry Festival. Gamber Fire Dept. carnival grounds at the corner of Route 32 and Niner Rd, 9am-4pm. $50 (non-refundable). For information call 443-201-8077.

BRIZILIAN SOCCER CAMP CLINICS June 19-23, Deer Park Field 2, full day 9am-3pm, half day 9am-noon. The camp aims to keep all the kids in touch with the "beautiful game" including developing technical skills, cultural soccer activities, mini-tournaments, and having lots of fun. Bring your game, make some soccer friends, and enjoy a different way to learn soccer and develop your skills with a professional Brazilian soccer coach. By the end of camp get your customized evaluation card.

THERE WILL BE NO NEW WINDSOR BINGO May 23-June 13, we will resume bingo on June 20. We are pausing bingo, so we can support other carnivals in the area.

PIT BEEF & PIT TURKEY CARRYOUT FUNDRAISER sponsored by Patapsco United Methodist Church Women, Saturday, June 17, 11am-3pm. Carryout Pit Beef & Pit Turkey Sandwiches, $10; fresh cut french fries,$4; bottled water or canned drinks, $1. Pre-orders encouraged: Call or text Kathy Gratz, 410-984-8916. Walk-in Orders accepted while supplies last. Patapsco United Methodist Church Hall, 2821 Patapsco Road Finksburg, MD 20148.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR 11/3, 9am-7:30pm & 11/4, 9am-2pm, Oakland UMC Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD. Please join us for Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Turkey & vegetable Noodle Soup, Chili, Turkey Salad Sandwiches, Italian Sausages, Cheesesteak & Meatball Subs, Hot Dogs, BBQ and an assortment of delicious desserts. Entrance is Free. Contact Lori Schissler, 410-382-8016.

CIVIL AIR PATROL Wednesday nights, 6:45-9:15pm at IWLA, 6642 Woodville Rd, Mt. Airy. Operating as the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, we conduct aerospace education, provide emergency services (search and rescue, disaster support), and manage a Cadet program for ages 12-21. New volunteers and Cadets are always welcome. Email us at or visit

CHURCH TO HOLD FOOD PANTRY Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. The food pantry currently is drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Saturday June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2023. 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 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail; or go to

TANEYTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM OPENING FOR 2023 with a new featured exhibit "Taneytown Agri-Culture Then & Now". Exhibit includes artifacts, pictures, and local agriculture inventions including a Mehring Milker. The museum is located at 340 W Baltimore Street, Taneytown. No admission fee. Handicap accessible. Parking in back of museum. Regular museum hours during the year include Fridays 10 am - 1 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Group tours can be arranged. Closed on holidays. Gift shop. Check out our website at


SMOOTH MOVE SEMINAR "What's on Your Mind?" -- a real estate discussion with Eric Stewart, senior real estate specialist, Long & Foster. Thursday, June 8, 2-3:30 p.m., Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring, Maryland, campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village (BGRV). Free. If you have questions about selling or buying a home or the local real estate market, this audience-driven discussion is for you! Ask the expert during this in-person event or email your questions in advance to BGRV Director of Marketing Toni Davis at Register at by June 7. Refreshments will be served.

BIG YARD SALW Saturday, June 10, Saint Peter's Parish will hold a yard sale from 8am-2pm, at the Parish Hall, 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Rt. 108), Olney. Now's your chance to finish your spring cleaning! Donations of household items, kitchenware, books, toys, games, antiques, collectibles, and sporting equipment (no clothing or large furniture, please!) can be dropped off at the Parish Hall on Thursday, June 8, 4pm-8pm and Friday, June 9, 1pm-6pm. Proceeds to benefit the Saint Peter's Youth Ministry.


SOUTH & SAINTS June 1, 8am-5pm 8:00am-5:00pm. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. MET Premiere, in collaboration with AARCH Society and The Maryland Room at C. Burr Artz Library, exploring the rich and valuable history of the African American community in Frederick.

MET COMEDY NIGHT: THE COMEDY PIGS thru June 2 on the 1st Friday of the month, 8:30-9:30pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick Stree, Frederick MD. $15 per person. 301-694-4744.

CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Friday June 9, 5:30pm, 5509 Mt. Zion Rd. Frederick, MD. Consignments taken June 8th and until June 9th until noon. Sponsored by Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club. 443-286-7843.

45TH ANNUAL CMATC GAS ENGINE, TRACTOR, TRUCK SHOW June 10 & 11, Antique Tractor Pull, Lawn and Garden Pull, vendors, crafts, food. Wagon rides, barrel train rides, kiddie pedal pull, 5501 Mt. Zion Rd. Frederick, MD. 443-286-7843 .

FREDERICK PRIDE June 24, 11am-6pm, Carroll Creek Linear Park, Carroll Creek Way, Frederick, Md. Free.

OPEN MIC AT STEINHARDT BREWING Thursdays, 6-9pm, Steinhardt Brewing Company, 340 East Patrick St., Suite 100, Frederick, MD. Free

CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL WALKING TOUR Presented By National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Saturdays thru Sept 30, 10:30am, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $15 (includes admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine). 301-695-1864.

STITCHES THROUGH TIME - WOMEN'S WORK FROM FARM TO FASHION thru Dec 22, 10am-4pm, recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, The Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street, Frederick, MD. .$12


JOHN MELLENCAMP June 2, 8pm, Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.

WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL June 10, 9am-3pm, Timonium Fairgrounds. Enjoy a day-drinking garden party filled with lots of flavorful wine, green grass, great music, and good vibes! Visit

31ST ANNUAL GIANT NATIONAL CAPITAL BARBECUE BATTLE June 24-25, 11am-7pm, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC. Battle features mouthwatering BBQ, awesome music, and much more!

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT Oct 28, 8pm, Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.

WHISKEY WINE 7 FIRE FEST \November 11, 4pm, Harbor Point, 1310 Point Street, Sandlot Parking Lot, Baltimore, Md. An Elegant Evening on the Waterfront. This exclusive foodie celebration will feature: Whiskey Bars, Elegant Wines & Cocktails, Great Music, Tented Food Stations, Food Trucks, & Restaurants and Intimate Firepits throughout. Relax Around the Fire Gardens and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed BBQ, specialty grilling, and drink pairings. Enjoy the firebreathers and artists set the night ablaze. Please dress appropriately, the event is outdoors. Visit for more information.