Community Notes

Frederick County Notes

SUMMER REGGAE WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL July 20 & 21, 10am-6pm each day. Come celebrate the largest and longest running wine festival on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Join us at Linganore Winecellars for the Summer Reggae Wine and Music Festival. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live performances, while sampling Linganore's delicious wines, authentic island cuisine and hand-crafted goods from around the world. Linganore Wineries, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD.

DISTRICT ARTS PRESENTS "SATURATION" Wed thru Sun thru July 21, 2019, 12-6pm, District Arts, 15 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD. 301-695-4050. Free.

GHOST TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK Fridays thru August 2, 8:30-10pm, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. $11 adults. 301-668-8922.

2019 FREDERICK WOMEN'S DISTANCE FESTIVAL 5K Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:30-10am, Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland. Join us for the 30th annual Frederick Women's Distance Festival 5k, presented by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. This 5k race for female runners and walkers promotes health and fitness among women of all ages and abilities. The front of the pack is pretty competitive, but we have plenty of beginners/walkers and everything in between. Amenities include technical race shirt, swag bag, race-day expo and celebration, and lots of awards and random prizes. Net proceeds are donated to the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County, assisting local women and children in

DRUNK & DISORDERLY: FREDERICK IN THE CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR 2nd Saturdays thru August 10, 7-8pm, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. $10/adult, $8/senior (60+), $7/child (6-12 yrs). 301-631-1188.

THE FREDERICK COUNTY CRAFT BEVERAGE FESTIVAL August 10, 2019 at the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Grounds from 12-2pm. This is a one of a kind event that will feature beer, wine and distilled spirits produced in Frederick County. The festival will be a fun family event with games and activities for kids and adults. A mechanical bull, TIP jars, "Big 6" wheel and other gaming are unique features to provide a true "carnival" atmosphere not found at other festivals. A "Kids Corner" with an inflatable "bounce house" corn crib, and children's games will insure a fun time for the entire family.Live entertainment on a professional stage will feature Ole' 97 show between 12 - 3 and the Knight Brothers between 3 - 6. Great food provided including pit beef, pit turkey, fried ham, hush puppies, crab soup and much more provided by the Libertytown Vol. Fire Department. For more information visit:

INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY LIVING HISTORY WEEKENDS 8/10/2019, 8/11/2019, 9am-3pm, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD. Free. 301-662-3515.

CATHERINE COMES HOME LIVING HISTORY TOUR Sundays thru August 18, 3-5pm, THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. Call 301-447-6606. $8/adult, $6/youth ages 7-18, and free for children 6 and under.

MAMMA MIA! 7/12/2019, 7/13/2019, 7/19/2019, 7/20/2019, 7/21/2019, 7/26/2019, 7/27/2019, 8/2/2019, 8/3/2019, 8/4/2019, 8/9/2019, 8/10/2019, 8/16/2019, 8/17/2019, 8/18/2019, 8/23/2019, 8/24/2019, Fri & Sat 6pm, Sun 12:30pm, Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Friday evenings and Sunday matinees: $46 for buffet & show; Saturday evenings: $50 for buffet & show. Call 301-662-6600 for more information.

GREAT FREDERICK FAIR SEPT. 13-21, 2019. The Great Frederick Fair Inc. exists to promote Agriculture and the Education of our Youth about the Industry of Agriculture. The Great Frederick Fair has a wonderful and rich history in Frederick County, celebrating its 157th fair in 2019. Visit for more information.

ALIVE @ FIVE ON CARROLL CREEK Thursdays thru October 3, 2019, 5-8pm, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. 301-698-8118. $5 cover.

JESSE JAMES DAY 7/13/2019, 8/10/2019, 9/14/2019, 10/5/2019, 11am-2pm, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 West Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Adults:$12; Seniors 55+: $11; Kids 3-12: $10; Kids Under 2 are free when riding on a lap. 301-898-0899.

KEN CITY FOOD AND FARM MARKET Fridays thru October 25, 11am-3pm, William Talley Recreation Center/Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD. Call 301-600-3846.

SKY STAGE COMEDY SERIES 4th Friday of the month thru October 25, 7:30-9:30pm, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. 301-662-4190. $5 Eventbrite.

FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPITALS - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Sat & Sun thru October 27, 3-4pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD. Pay what you please. 301-695-1864.

FREDERICK'S CIVIL WAR HOSPTALS DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Saturdays, thru Oct 27, National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM TOUR Sat & Sun thru December 7, 1-4pm, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD. $5 Suggested Donation (Ages 12 & up) Group Rate Available. 301-663-3885.

CIVIL WAR CHURCH SERVICE & LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM thru December 22, 1-3pm, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc., 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD. 240-439-4235. Free

Montgomery County Notes

SHARP'S AT WATERFORD FARM EDUCATIONAL TOURS thru August 16, our popular outdoor programs are offered to schools, day cares, moms groups, scouts, & summer camp groups. Call 410-489-2572 or email us to make your reservations! Spring is Growing, Ponds Puddles & Creeks, The Wonderful World of Worms, Nature Knowledge, Birds & Gourds, Super Soils, Gardening & Good Eats.

KENSINGTON FARMER'S MARKET Every Saturday, year-round, 9am-1pm, Kensington Historic Train Station 10417 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD. Local and regional vendors offer fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meats, seafood, cheese, artisan breads, olive oil and prepared foods. Click the vendors to the left to explore their specialties.

Carroll County Notes

22ND COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, July 13th, 2019, 10am-9pm, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminister, MD. for more info.

LIVING HISTORY CAMP Pioneer a new adventure at Living History Camp! See if you have what it takes to survive in the 1800s. Enjoy activities like fishing, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, weaving and much more. Play games, visit with our Farmyard Friends and help cook a meal over the hearth. Sessions are as follows: July 8-12, Rising 5th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 15-17, Rising 6th graders, $150 ($170 after April 5, 2019).

TAYLORSVILLE UMC VACATION BIBLE CAMP Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, MD is holding a FREE Vacation Bible Camp called Dino-Might Jesus on July 15-19, 5:30 pm each evening is family dinner, then Bible Camp form 6:00-800 pm. Bible stories, crafts, singing and games. Call 410-875-4101 at register your child.

WINFIELD FIRE CO LADIES AUXILIARY SPORTSMAN DINNER Aug 17, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6:30pm. $35/per person, 1 admission per ticket. Food, beer, drinks, raffles, Lucky Loser, cash giveaway! Lucky Loser must be present to win. For tickets and info call Mike 443-789-6901. Firearms supplied by Stateline Gun Exchange.

MOUNT AIRY MAIN STREET FARMER'S MARKET Buy Local, Eat Fresh and Stay a While at the Mount.Airy Main Street Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 3-7pm, May 15-September 25, 2019 in the Railyard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station at 3 North Main Street, Mount Airy, MD. The market hosts over 20 vendors from the Greater Mount Airy 4-county area and local region with a wide variety of their own locally grown & produced products. Hosted are weekly community-oriented & educational events plus live music. Farmers & Producers include: Whispering Breeze Farm Cheese ; The Sweet Farm; The Meat Shack at Strohmer's Farm; Five Points Farm Market & Greenhouse; The Garden Basket (thru Aug. 28); Pong's Orchard (starting July 31); Stafford Produce Farm; Lil Holler Farm; Cannon Apiary (Honey!); The Pizza Llama; Furnace Hills Coffee; Dragon Distillery; The Dough Whisperer; Mommy's Magic Cakes; The Caramel Kettle Gourmet Popcorn; HOPEfully Homemade and others, such as Guest Vendors* Angelina's of Maryland (Crab Cakes!); Carol's Corner; Rod's Sharpening Service and Single Barrel Soaps. Select Vendors accept WIC FMNP, Senior FMNP, SNAP, Carroll County Veggie Vouchers, and MAMSFM Nutrition Buck$. Guest vendors will be added throughout the season. For more information and a full list of events, please visit and follow us on Facebook at @MountAiryFarmersMarket.

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's new food pantry building, 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 July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2019. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9am-2pm, 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

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

PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY WED NIGHT BINGO 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, Maryland. Doors open 5:30pm, food available at 6pm, bingo starts at 6:45pm. 443-277-8819 for more information.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD, Nov 1, 9-7:30pm & Nov 2, 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soup & Sandwiches.

Howard County Notes

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 11, 7:30pm, '70s Rock Tribute Foreplay. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 13, 7:30pm, Bluegrass band Bluetrain. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 14, 6:30pm, Hula Monsters, playing Soul/Classic Rock/Progressive Rock Hawaiian/Rockabilly/Blues/Country/Jazz. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 16, 7:30pm, Teen Open Mic Night. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 17, Noon, Ellis & Doyle performing your favorite pop songs and at 7:30pm Gary and the Groove performing good time Rock 'n Roll. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 18, 7:30pm, Reggae artists I&I Riddim. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 20, 7:30pm, Gaelic Mishap Celtic Rock Band. for more information.

26TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND POW-WOW July 20-21 at the Howard County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Gates open at 10am for early shoppers and the event kicks off with a Parade of nations (grand entry) at 12 noon. Native American Dancers in regalia (American Indian outfits) will dance/drum daily. Fun activities for children and adults include a make it and take it booth and face painting. Showtimes are Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission for ages 3-12 $6, ages 13 & up $9. Rain or shine. For more information call the show promoter at 252-532-0821 or the Howard County Fairgrounds at 410-442-1022. Send an email to to receive a $1 off coupon.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 23, 7:30pm, Teen Open Mic Night. for more information.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AT COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT July 24, performances by Tropical Soul Duo at noon and Damon Foreman & Blue Funk at 7:30pm. for more information.

BEST INDOOR YARD SALE August 10, 7:30am-noon & 1:30-7pm; Sunday 11:30am-5pm, St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church, 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. Call 410-461-5163.

ST. ALPHONUS 104TH FESTIVAL August 10, 3-7pm and 11th 1-5pm, 10800 Old Court Road. Fried chicken/ham dinner $15/adult, $7/child; carryout available. Yard sale Saturday 7:30am-noon, 1:30-7pm & Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Call 410-442-1248 for more information.

24TH ANNUAL BOOK SALE at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Rd. Glenwood, MD (Howard County). This is the largest used book sale in Howard County! We will be open 3 days: Thur. & Fri. Sept. 12 & 13 from 3 -7pm & Sat. Sept. 14 from 9am -3pm with an all day fill a bag sale for $5 (our bags only). Customers may buy individual books during the bag sale if they prefer. We have 20,000 books including three rooms of children's books. We also have a large assortment of DVDs, puzzles, CDs, audio tapes, & records. Our prices have not increased in 24 years! All children's books & paperback books are priced at 50 hard backs are $1. Except those special books previously priced slightly higher, All books are new to the sale & NOT held over from year to year! Closing times are prompt and we request you do not bring strollers! For more information call the church 410-489-0063 during sale week only or preceding sale week: Carole Kramer 410-442-2475.

MTH MARKETPLACE By popular demand MTH Marketplace is back for the fall! On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10a-3p, the Viking Backers Booster Club will host an arts & crafts festival with over 120 vendors featuring handmade goods, art, dcor, jewelry, skin care and more! Admission and parking are FREE and open to the public. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please fill out the application at Spaces are 8x8 for $40 (plus a $2 transaction fee). Electric limited, $5 extra. For more information, please see our Facebook page or event website Additional questions? Email Lisa Scarbath at Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Rt. 99, Ellicott City, MD.

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 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.

CROCHET HOUR Join the crochet group Tuesdays at 9 am as we create prayer shawls and prayer squares for those in need. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Rd, Mt. Airy Md.

General Notes

US NAVY COUNTRY CURRENT BAND July 13, 6pm, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis Md.

BILLY JOEL LIVE IN CONCERT AT ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS The Orioles, Live Nation, and Orioles Entertainment present Billy Joel in an historic, first-ever concert to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 26 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. for more information.

SUMMER CAMP SERIES WITH MAD SCIENCE OF DC This summer, join us every Thursday, starting June 20 - August 1 (with the exeption of 4th of July week) for our Summer Camp Series with Mad Science DC at Westfield Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD.

THE MARYLAND ACCORDION CLUB meets 2-5pm, on the first Saturday of each month, September through June, in Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD. Our current members reside in Anne Arundel Baltimore, Carroll, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, and Prince George's Counties, DC, DE, and VA. In 2019, the club begins its 17th year as a MD 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization. Each meeting includes an "open stage" session where accordionists, concertina, harmonium, and players of other free reed, acoustic, and folk instruments perform at every proficiency level in styles ranging from classical to jazz across world-wide traditions. Visitors/Listeners are welcome. FMI, email or call the club president at 443-610-3667.

SUBSTANCE LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 6-7:30pm in Hunt Valley. Meetings are free but pre-registration and screening is required. For additional information, call Gilchrist at 443-849-8251.

FREE MINI-WORKSHOPS on topics related to emotional addiction, anxiety or depression. Call or email for more information, or visit or call 301-569-8091.