Community Notes

Frederick County Notes

The Steel Wheels, November 16, 2017, WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, 301-600-2828, 7:30 PM, $25 - Advance, $30 - Day-Of

10TH ANNIVERSARY GUILD GALLERY SHOW Presented By The Potter's Guild Gallery Show, daily thru November 17, 2017. Hood College Whitaker Gallery, 401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-360-0640. Free

SIMPLY THREE, November 17, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $30, Rear Orchestra - $25, Balcony - $20.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Nov 18, 8am-2pm, Libertytown Fire Hall, 12027 South St. Libertytown, MD. Crafts, home-made goodies, sandwiches, soups, bake table and much more. Table rental call Mary 301-401-2824. Sponsored by Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

CMATC MEMBERS AWARD BANQUET, Nov 18, 9am, Libertytown, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING AT WESTVIEW PROMENADE November 18, 3-6pm, Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Rt 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick, MD. 410-561-1300. Free.

THE MADS: LIVE MOVIE-RIFFING with MST3K's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu, November 18, 3-8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $20 one film in advance ; $27 one film Day-Of ; $30 both films in advance; $45 both films Day-Of.

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 11/18, 11/19, 11am-2pm, Market Street, Frederick, MD, 301-658-7520. $65/person.

MESSIAH AND MORE November 18, 2017 - November 19, 7-8:30pm, recurring daily, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave, Coffman Chapel, Frederick, MD. 301-696-3782. $20 for general admission; $15 for students and senior citizens.

36TH ANNUAL VALLEY CRAFT NETWORK STUDIO TOUR November 18, 2017 - November 19, 10am-5pm, recurring daily, 301-834-8920.

JOE NICHOLS November 19, 7pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. Orchestra & Mezzanine - $60, Rear Orchestra - $55, Balcony - $45.

EBENEZER UMC will hold a Thanksgiving Eve worship service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in the sanctuary at 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. All are welcome to this service of thanksgiving Information: 410-795-6136, e-mail to, or visit

WEST FREDERICK FARMER'S MARKET Potomac Physician's Parking Lot, 110 Baughman's Lane, Frederick, MD, open thru Thanksgiving, Saturdays 10am-1pm.

FROSTY FRIDAY November 24, 8am-9pm, Downtown Frederick Partnership, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. 301-698-8118. Free.

SANTA'S ARRIVAL November 24, 7-8:30pm, Everedy Square/Shab Row, corner of East & Church Streets, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. 301-662-4140. Free

HOLIDAY BIG MONEY BINGO Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, Nov 25. 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.

GHOST TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK 11/18, 11/24, 11/25, 7:15pm, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. 301-668-8922, $10 adults.

SHOPPING, MUSIC AND CARRIAGE RIDES! 11/18, 11/25, 3-6pm, Everedy Square/Shab Row, 125 N East St, Frederick, MD. 301-662-4140. Free.

KEVIN BOCK November 25, 4-7pm, Linganore Wine Winery, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Free Event.

"THE BELOVED ROGUE" November 25, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. $7 - Adult.

TUBA CHRISTMAS Nov 25, 12pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. Free with any Cash or Canned Food Donation, Benefits the Community Action Agency of Frederick City.

WEINBERG WINTERFEST Nov 25, 3pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828. Free with any Cash or Canned Food Donation, Benefits the Community Action Agency of Frederick City.

MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW Nov 17 - 26, Fri & Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Frederick county Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $8 adult, $4 child, $2 parking.

IHCC MD CHAPTER 39 HARVESTER HOLIDAYS Dec 2, 9am, Fredrick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit

CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN December 2 & 3, 12-4PM, Linganore Wine Winery, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Come shop local vendors as we turn our Abisso Hall into a Holiday Bazaar... Sip, Shop and be Merry! Free.

SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM TOUR thru December 9, recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm, Schifferstadt Architectural Musem, 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD,301-663-3885.

FERMENTED FUN! BREWERY TOURS AND TASTINGS, 11/18, 12/10, Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, 301-834-9950. $75 per person.

A CHILDREN'S THEATER CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/18, 11/25, 11/26, 12/2, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, 11:30am to 1:30pm, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. 301-662-6600. $17 per person for lunch and show.

SANTA TRAIN Nov 23 - Dec 23, 11am, 1pm & 3pm, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 West Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 301-898-0899. Adults: $16 Seniors (55+): $15 Children (1-12): $13 Babies under 1: Free.

GREAT FREDERICK FAIR FARMERS' MARKET Frederick Fairgrounds, E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD, open Saturdays 8am-2pm year round except holidays.

J BAR W RANCH 10530 Green Valley Road, Union Bridge. Frederick's best kept secret in family fun! Activities include battle of the beast event, pro-bull riding, cowgirls barrel racing, Muttton bustin', face painting, food, fun & much more. Visit for more information.

LOEW VINEYARDS 14001 Liberty Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Wine tastings, winery & vineyard tours, and picnic grounds. Visit for more information.

LINGANORE WINECELLARS 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy. Winery tours and tastings offered daily. Open year round to the public, with monthly activities in the tasting room. Visit for more information.

MAYNE'S TREE FARM 3420 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick your own fruits, vegetables and pumpkins, cut your own Christmas tree, moon bounce and pedal tractor course. Pumpkin barn set up for group and bus tours and gatherings. Visit

CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN ORCHARD 15036 North Franklinville Rd, Thurmont. We offer several pick your own crops, black raspberries, dark sweet cherries, blueberries, sour cherries. For approximate picking dates you need to call 301-271-2737. Pick your own pumpkins (on the weekends in October only). Enjoy creating a beautiful bouquet from our large cut your own flower garden as well as a self guided walking tour of our orchard. Maps will lead you around to signs that identify crops. Guided education school and bus tours - must call to set up. Visit for more information.

Montgomery County Notes

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM Dec 9 & 10th, 12-5pm, at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD.

FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE HISTORY FARM PARK Membership meetings, 7pm on 12/12, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Call 301-670-4661 or visit for more information.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP second Wednesday of each month, 2-3:15pm at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring, Maryland, campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Free. Confidential. For more information or to register, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or

PFNCA EXERCISE FOR PARKINSON'S CLASSES each Monday and Wednesday, 3:3-4:30pm at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring, Maryland, campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Exercises are designed to improve posture, balance and circulation while also increasing strength, muscle control and mobility in those with Parkinson's or other neurodegenerative diseases. Free. For information or to register, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP third Wednesday of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, this group is designed for those who have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia and provides an opportunity for individuals and families to find support, gain understanding, share caregiving tips and discover other helpful information. Free. For more information, contact group facilitator Bill Neely, 301-924-5176 or

Carroll County Notes

GISELLE Performed by the American School of Inspiration. November 18 - 7:00pm. November 19 - 3:00pm. Location: Carroll Arts Center, Westminster Tickets: $15.

WESTMINSTER TOY TRAIN SHOW Nov 19, 10am-3pm, Agricultural Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, MD. Admission: $5; children under 12 free.

CARROLL SINGERS PRESENTS "SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS" Nov 27 & 28, 7:30pm, Westminster High School. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; students $7 in advance, $9 at the door; children 6 & under free.

CRAFTERS/VENDORS WANTED for our annual "A White Rock Christmas" Bazaar on December 2. from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville.For more information call 410-627-0310 or email

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST Prospect United Methodist Church will be having an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday December 2nd from 7:00am to 12:00pm 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, Yard Sale, and Gift Basket Silent Auction.

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. 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 to check off what they need. The food pantry will be held Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2017. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. For information, call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CARROLL COUNTY ALATEEN MEETING Every Tuesday at 8 pm, St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church, 700 Kreider's Cemetery RD, Westminster, MD 21158. In Alateen meetings, young people share their own experiences-everyone in the meeting has been affected by someone else's drinking. Some currently live with a problem drinker, others do not. Alateens share their feelings, encourage each other, and share how the Alateen program has helped them.

MARVIN'S CHAPEL'S THRIFT SHOP With the cool weather fast approaching, the ladies at Marvin Chapel Thrift Shop have replaced summer clothing with all fall and winter apparel. At $2/bagful, there are may real bargains. Backroom items are still 50% off and weekly specials are listed on the board as you enter. The Thrift Shop hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. Marvin Chapel is located at 5101 Woodville Road, just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mount Airy. Worship services are at 9:30am on Sunday mornings and all are welcome.

LIVING HEALTHY, LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOP Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You don't have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage your symptoms. Join a FREE 2 hour Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop, held each week for 6 weeks. Learn self-management skills, set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and your life. Sponsored by Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities and held at the South Carroll Senior Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Sykesville on Tuesdays, 9:00am to 11:30am, thru November 28th. Register by calling Leslie Wagner at 410-386-3818 or email at

Howard County Notes

ALL-YOU-CAN EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, Nov 18, 8am-11am at Bethany UMC, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. Adults $8, children under 8 free. Menu incls: pancakes, eggs, Boarman's sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, and beverages. Contact Gus at 410-465-1891 or katsamg@yahoo for more information.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Mark your calendar, Relay for Life team "Hope Cures" holding their annual Christmas Bazaar Nov 18,2017 from 10am-2 pm. At Jennings Chapel U.M.C 2601 Jennings Chapel Rd Woodbine.Handmade crafts , bake table and luncheon will be available. All proceeds goes to American Cancer Society.

AUDREY CARROLL AUDUBON SANCTUARY NATURE WALK Join us at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary in Mt. Airy for a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk on November 18, 9am-11am, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. In November migratory birds are transitioning to or settling into their winter homes, so come out and let's see what species we find! People of all ages are welcome. Meet at 9 a.m. at the entry gate to the sanctuary at 13030 Old Annapolis Road (just east of Detrick Road) in Mt. Airy. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, see Audubon's web site at, or contact Crystal Kunst at or 443-536-3071.

"THE ODD COUPLE, FEMALE VERSION" runs November 16-19 at Marriotts Ridge High School. Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7 pm. Sunday at 3 pm. Advance tickets are available for $8 and for $10 at the door. This production is recommended for ages 13 and up."

THE HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 2017 Lunch And A Lecture Series date: Dec. 1: "Floods of The Patapsco River Valley" by Shawn Gladden. The lunchtime lectures will be held at the HCHS Museum, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City. Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats will be provided. Tickets are free to HCHS members and $5 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lectures run noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum from 1-1:30 p.m. Visit to order tickets and for more details.

VENDORS WANTED FOR OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS VILLAGE of the Great Lisbon Farmers Feed the Hungry (Horse and Tractor) Parade, Main Street, Lisbon, MD on Dec 9, 2017. Looking for artists, artisans, craftsmen, photographers, knitters, sewers, bakers, specialty food, local retailers, nonprofits, etc. Set up donation (nonrefundable) is $40 until Nov 17, $50 after that until Dec 1, the final registration deadline. Parade proceeds benefit area food banks and the Lisbon VFC. For more info visit, call 410-489-4752 or email

THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE WILL PERFORM Handel's Messiah, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7:30 pm, at the Jim Rouse Theatre. Joining artistic director Frances Motyca Dawson and the 100-member chorus for the performance will be guest soloists Amy Van Roekel, soprano, Leah Serr, mezzo, Charles Reid, tenor, Steven Eddy, baritone, Henry lowe, positiv organ, and Festival Orchestra. There will be a pre-concert talk on the music at 6:30 pm, and a post-concert reception. Tickets are $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. Discounted group rates available. To order tickets, visit, or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

THE COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE CHAMBER SINGERS will present its annual holiday concert of festive music, "A Christmas Noel," Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia 21045. The 20-member group will perform festive works from the Renaissance to the present, both a capella and accompanied by piano and organ. Tickets are $15, $13 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. To order tickets, visit, or call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107.

HOWARD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ROUNDTABLES and Celebration of 20 year plus members, Dec 13, 7-9pm, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia. Table topics on Research methods, places and tools. Free. Everyone invited.

POPS CONCERT features Nutcracker, Toyland, Carols in St. Louis Church. The St. Louis Concert Series presents "Christmas Pops," a program featuring the St. Louis Choirs and Orchestra 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The holiday program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland" and favorite Christmas carols. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 443-535-1691. St. Louis Church is at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Howard County, off Rte. 108 near Rte. 32 and Ten Oaks Road. Ample parking on site. Friends and family are invited. Donations and sponsorships are accepted via website or by check.

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.

LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF FABRIC, LACES, TRIMS, ELASTIC colorful sheets and pillow cases, any sewing materials. We are a group of church ladies from the community making dresses for poor countries including places here at home. Next mission is Mexico and we are running low on supplies, 410-795-3252.

General Notes

US NAVY CONCERT BAND CLARINET DAY GALA CONCERT Nov 16, 7pm, Stonewall Jackson High School, 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB, INC meetings every 4th Thursday, 7:30pm Jefferson Community Center.