HOWARD COUNTY NOTES
THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS under the direction of Frances Motyca Dawson will celebrate the natural world in song, Sunday, March 12, 2023, 4 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. The program for "In Nature's Realm" will include "Le Chant des Oiseaux" (Song of the Birds) by Clement Janequin, "The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and "The Heavens are Telling" from The Creation by Joseph Haydn. Featured soloists will include audience favorites soprano Kayla Currie, tenor David Farlow, baritone Brendan Curran, and violinist Ronald Mutchnik and pianist Isaiah Shim. Tickets are $20 (adults), $18 (students and senior citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 15 and under: $10. Call 301.854.0107 to order your tickets or visit the chorus website, www.procantare.org.
SOMETHING ROTTEN thru March 19, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards! Set in the 1590's, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of a "Renaissance Rockstar." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, they set out to write the world's first MUSICAL! Critics and audiences alike went wild for SOMETHING ROTTEN, an outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce that received several Best Musical nominations and was hailed by Time Out New York as, "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years." Visit tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY WEEKEND AT COLUMBIA JAZZERCISE Grab your girls (or guys) and give Jazzercise at try! March 17th thru 20th we're offering a complimentary class to new customers. No reservation needed - just come in! Visit us at https://www.jazzercise.com/location/columbia-jazzercise-fitness-center for class schedule.
ARTISTS GALLERY 2023 HYBRID JURY SHOW Thursdays, thru March 23, 11am-6pm, Artists' Gallery, 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. Presented By: Artists' Gallery. 443-325-5936. Free.
M3 ROCK FESTIBAL 2-DAY PASS May 6-7, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD. Styx, Kix, Extreme, Warrant, Great White, Winger, Loudness, Slaughter, Steven Adler, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, Firehouse, Britny Fox, Riley's L.A. Guns, Vixen, Child's Play, Count's 77, Mike Tramp. Tickets $75-$150.
THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHORUS CELEBRATES the rich tapestry of American music in a concert, Saturday, May 6, 8 pm, at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia. Artistic Co-Director Laura Lee Fischer will direct the chorus and orchestra in a program that encompasses the diversity of American music, from traditional to folk songs, gospel to popular tunes. Tickets are $23 (adults), $20 (students and senior citizens); $2 more at the door.Children 15 and under: $10. To purchase tickets, call 301.854.0107 or order online at www.procantare.org.
GREASE March 24-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 Ticketmaster.com. 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 tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
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.
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 Ticketmaster.com. 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 tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
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 Ticketmaster.com. 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 tobysdinnertheatre.com 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: www.MilltownQuilters.com 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 Ticketmaster.com. 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 tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
A CHORUS LINE thru March 10, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for A CHORUS LINE are not available through Ticketmaster.com. 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 tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
CARROLL COUNTY NOTES
CHAPLIN THE MUSICAL March 10, 7:30pm, Coppermine Panther Plex (former NCHS), 1400 Panther Dr Hampstead, MD. Chaplin the Musical is based on the real-life story of Charlie Chaplin, the iconic film actor, writer, producer and director. The new musical spans the comic's entire career, from Chaplin's first performance as a child in 19th-century London to his tearful acceptance of an honorary Academy Award in 1972. The show documents the beloved actor's rise to fame and the people who shaped his life. Chaplin tells the touching story of the man who makes the world laugh as his legendary screen persona, the Tramp, but struggles to find happiness in his own life.
UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED 8 W Locust St., Union Bridge, Md, Saturday, March 18. Doors open at 4pm and the feed goes from 5 until 8pm. $45/person. We'll have our famous pit beef, oysters fixed four different ways, steamed shrimp along with all of your favorite sides & plenty to drink. For more information call 443-789-1417 or 410-775-7422, 240-876-3855 or 443-340-9421.
SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE QUARTS SALE March 26, pick up 1-3pm, Union Bridge Fire Co, 8 Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. Quarts will be sold by preorders for $8. To order call Cinid at 401-707-2023. Deadline for orders in March 20, 2023.
MID WEEK LENTEN SERVICES at Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD. We will explore the stories in Genesis 1-11, that are foundational to our faith story. February 28: Creation, March 7: Sun, March 14: Cain and Able, March 21: The Flood, March 28: The Tower of Babel.
PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES April 2, 9am & 11am, with the procession of palms and the reading of the passion story. Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD.
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 6, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD. We will have a quiet communion service at 1 pm. Then at 7 pm we will have a worship service in contemporary style with Holy Communion.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE April 7, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD. We will have a traditional service commemorating Christ's death.
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE April 9, Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD. We will have joyful services celebrating Christ's resurrection. 9 am contemporary and 11 am traditional.
MT. AIRY GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW April 25, 2-7pm, Carroll County Public Library, Mt. Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Ave, Mt. Airy, MD. Open and free to the public. This is a National Garden Club Standard flower show with floral designs,horitcultural displays, Botanical Arts photography, and educational exhibits by garden club, youth and Senior Center members. This year's them is "Songs of Spring".
42ND AUCTION TO BENEFIT DISASTER REPONSE May 6, 2023, 7 am, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Shipley Arena, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.Breakfast, lunch, baked goods, books, crafts, plants, white elephant tables. 9 am general auction of tools, garden, household, etc. 9:30 am specialty auction of art, antiques, collectables, furniture, theme baskets. 12 pm quilt and comforter auction. Benefits Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund, sending building materials, supplies, and volunteers to help with childcare and rebuilding homes for U.S. and overseas disaster victims. http://www.madcob.com/disaster-response-auction/ 443-547-5958.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 410-382-8016.
CIVIAL 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 email@example.com or visit mountairy.cap.gov.
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 March 18, April 15, May 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
CASH BINGO Every Tuesday Night at New Windsor Fire Company, 101 High Street, New Windsor, Md. Doors open at 5PM, Food available at 5:30. Bingo Starts at 7 PM. For more information call 410-635-6373.
FREDERICK COUNTY NOTES
ALL-U-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER April 19, 4-7pm, Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Dinner incls: marinara & meat sauce, bread sticks, salad bar, iced tea & water. Adult $10, children 6-11 $5, children 5 & under free, carry-out, $11. Baked table available at additional cost.
SALSA DANCING AT STEINHARDT BREWING Wednesdays thru April 19, 7-10pm, Steinhardt Brewing Company, 340 East Patrick St., Suite 100, Frederick, MD. Cost is $5. 301-471-0901.
BIG MONEY BINGO & DINNER April 22, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 4pm, dinner 4:30-5:30pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Total prize money guaranteed over $10,000. $60 per person. For tickets and reservations contact LaRue Stevens at 301-829-2510. All proceeds benefit the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department. Make checks payable to Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department. Please note checks will be deposited prior to event. No Refunds!
OPEN MIC AT STEINHARDT BREWING Thursdays, 6-9pm, Steinhardt Brewing Company, 340 East Patrick St., Suite 100, Frederick, MD. Free
MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOTES
JOSHUA BELL WITH BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Apr 22, 8pm, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD.
ROYAL COMEDY featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, Joe Clair, and Special K, March 18, 8pm, The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
HITS! THE MUSCIAL March 19, 3pm, The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
KILLER QUEEN: A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, March 25, 8pm, The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
BORED TEACHERS COMEDY TOU March 31, 7pm, The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world, Bored Teachers, presents the funniest teacher-comedians in the world all on one stage. Their hilarious skits have amassed hundreds of millions of views on the internet, and they're all joining comic forces on the stage for a night of laughter you do not want to miss. Put that red pen down, pause that Netflix series you've been binging, throw on your comfiest teacher tee, call your teacher besties, and come burn off some of that stress this school year has been dumping on you!
SOUL MARATHON: THE MAHNTTANS FEATURING GERALD ALSTON along with Bloodstone, The Intruders, Eddie Holman, The Softones, Temprees and J'Kar, also featuring DJ Mike Jones & Ms. Maybelle, April 22, 7pm, The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
GOSPELFEST 2023 April 27, 8pm, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD. Gospel music is a quintessentially American art form. Designed with gospel-lovers and newcomers in mind, and under the direction of BSO Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush, the BSO's GospelFest 2023 will feature powerhouse choirs and lead gospel stars including Richard Smallwood and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.
YES EPICS & CLASSICS FEATURING Jon Anderson & the Band Geeks, May 6, 8pm, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
JOHN MELLENCAMP, June 2, 8pm, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
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, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.