Community Notes

Frederick County Notes

SILVER TEA PARTY St. Paul's Mt. Airy, September 15th, 1-3 pm. Please come and enjoy a variety of refreshments, teas and friendship! 16457 Old Frederick Rd. Mt. Airy Md. Free will offering gratefully accepted. Reservations are required, due to limited seating. Call the church office at 410 489 4411 or email

ALL-U-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER Sept 18, 4-7pm, Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. $9 eat in; $10 carry out; $5 children 6-10 yrs old. Home baked goods available at The Ladies Auxiliary Table.

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.

FRIED CHICKEN/FRIED SHRIMP BUFFET September 27, 2019, 5PM 7PM, American Legion Auxiliary 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, Adults: $15, Kids: 6 12 $7, Kids under 5 FREE, vegetables, Homemade Desserts. Proceeds will help area Veterans. Call 301-703-5525.

FALL FEST, YARD SALE AND FAMILY FUN DAY Calvary Lutheran Church, will be held on Saturday, September 28, 8-2:30pm.Fun for the entire family with scare crow making, pumpkin painting, face painting and much more. Yard sale spaces as well as vendor spaces are available. Please contact the church at 410-489-5280 to reserve your place. We will have fall plants, pumpkins, apples, cider, and our famous Holy Smoke salsa as well as apple dumplings, and jams and jellies. Come spend the day at Calvary, 16151 Old Frederick Rd, just off I-70 at the Woodbine exit.

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.

BORDY VINEYARDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Aug 3, 6pm, The Real Geniusues in..., Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green PikenHydes, MD.

JESSE JAMES DAY 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

THE MARYLAND BREAKFAST FESTIVAL Oct 5, 10am-2pm, Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Pin Oak Dr, Gaithersburg, MD. Local restaurants will present their "signature breakfast dish" for purchase, samples and a "Biscuit & Gravy" competition for all ticket holders to enjoy (special competition tickets required).

ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR Saturday, November 2, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams, bake sale, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, Grandma's Attic (vintage items) and more! Santa will visit at 10. BBQ Lunch served 11-1. Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD. or 301-384-4394.

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

A FALL APPLE FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW is coming Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church in the Meadowcreek neighborhood of Westminster. Event activities such as scarecrow building, face-painting, and hay rides are free to the public. Enjoy the harvest items of the season! Apples, pumpkins, and flowers will be sold, along with traditional favorites like hot dogs, barbeque, and cider. Rounding out the family fun will be a Car Show featuring a variety of models and generations for close-up viewing. Prizes will be given for Best of Show and individual classing. Gift bags are provided to the first 25 cars. St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church is a growing congregation recently engaged in a self-study to be more present in discipleship to its neighbors. A Fellowship Hall, open to the neighborhood for group meetings, picnics and events, sits on a three-acre grass lawn with a shaded pavilion, a tree-lined drive, meditation gardens, both toddler and big kid playgrounds, and plenty of parking. Call the church office at 410-848-3311 for details.

THIRTY-ONE BINGO Sept 21, at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville. Doors open at 5pm, early bird specials begin at 6:45pm. Tickets include 20 regular games, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets and more info contact 410-795-1333 ext 341.

YARD SALE September 21, 9AM-2PM, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, MD, Great prices, come get your treasures. 410-875-4101

ALL YOU CAN EAT STEAMED CRABS Sept 21, 5-8pm, New Windsor Fire Dept, Engine Bay Area. Menu: fried chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad, beer, soda & more. $45/person. For tickets call 410-775-7402 or 443-277-0554. Crabs from Harris Seafood.

MT AIRY CROP HUNGER WALK Please join local churches and our community for the Mount Airy CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Watkins Park. Registration begins at 1:30pm in the parking lot of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 609 Center St., Mt. Airy with a walk around Watkins Park starting at 2:00pm. Register on site or online at Donations to the Mount Airy CROP Hunger Walk can also be made online with 25% of all funds raised remaining in our community to support the assistance programs of Mt. Airy NET.

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.

PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY SPORTSMAN BINGO Sept 28, 2030 South Pleasant Valley Rd, Westminster, Maryland. Doors open at 5pm, meal at 6pm bingo starts 7:30pm. $40/per person, 1 admission per ticket includes meal, beer, bingo packet. Must be 18 to attend. For tickets and info call Helen 443-277-6938 or

LASAGNE DINNER October 12th, 4:30-7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Rd. Mt. Airy Md. Free Will Offering gratefully accepted. Any questions,please call the church office 410-489-4411.

HOMEMADE MINCEMEAT FOR THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS PIES It may be a little early to be thinking of making your holiday mincemeat pies, but the UMW of St Paul United Methodist Church, New Windsor is ready to take orders for mincemeat, now, in order to determine the quantity to be made. The mincemeat will be frozen in 24oz. bags for $10. Orders will be accepted by phone message to 410-635-2442 or 410-635-2470. Or order by email: Please give your name, phone number and quantity requested. The deadline for advance orders is October 16. Mincemeat can be picked up on two consecutive Saturdays, November 2nd and 9th, from 9 am to noon at the church kitchen, 200 Main St., entering at the side door off High St,. Extra sales will be available as long as supplies last.

PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY CRAB FEED Oct 19, 2030 South Pleasant Valley Rd, Westminster, Md. Doors open at 1pm, meal 2-6 pm. $45/per person in advance, $50/per person at the door, children 6-12 $20, children 5 and under free, 1 admission per ticket includes crabs, fried chicken, md crab soup, hot dogs, potato salad, mac salad, corn on the cob,beer & soda. For tickets and info call 443-277-6938 or email

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 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

"THE STATE OF THE BAY & BAYWISE GARDENING Savage Library Thursday, September 12, 2019 7PM. Please join us at the Savage Library on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. when Master Gardener Paul Beares presents "The State of the Bay and Baywise Gardening". This presentation provides an overview of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed based upon scientific research conducted each year by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The discussion then moves to what individual gardeners can do in their home gardens to respond to the challenges identified in the State of the Bay Report. The audience will be introduced to the Master Gardener Baywise Program including specific actions gardeners/homeowners can take to make their gardens more eco-friendly. This presentation is appropriate for all experience levels. Registration for the presentation is through the Savage Library on-line at or with the Staff on 410-313-0760. The Savage Library is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD.

MORNING YOGA PRACTICE Tues & Thurs 8am, Martinak State Park, Yoga Practice: Improve your flexibility, core development, and balance.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Sept 13, 9pm, Bottle of Blues Band, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

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.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Sept 14, 9pm, Mike Sharp & the Naturals 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Sept 20, 9pm, Time Apart, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

HISTORY OF THE BLUES, PART II Sept 20, at the Museum of Howard County History, featuring the Jimmi Sexton Trio. Take advantage of this special event at a great historic location to kick off the annual Ellicott City Main Street Music Festival on Saturday Sept. 21st from Noon to 9:00. Attendees to the event on Friday night will receive coupons and tickets for the Main Street Music Festival. Tickets are $12 per person, $10 for Historical Society Members. A cash bar will be provided along with complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mail at

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY 9/21, 9pm, 7 Souls Clint Szafader, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

4-H CLOVER FUN STEM SERIES The Howard County Extension 4-H Outreach Program will be presenting a 4-H Clover Fun STEM Series for children ages 5 - 7 at the Elkridge Library Branch on Thursdays in September. The dates in September are the 12th, 19th, and 26th from 4-5:30pm. Bring your children and explore the following topics: Weather Fun, Experimenting with the Five Senses, Bubble Mania, and Nature Fun. The program is free, but pre-registration is required for the series. To register call the Elkridge Library Branch at 410-313-5077. The Elkridge Library Branch is located at 6540 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Sept 27, 9pm, Train Wreck, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

LIVE MUSIC AT BARE BONES GRILL GRILL & BREWERY Sept 28, 9pm, Acoustic Limit, 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

REDEEMING RIVER CHURCH OF GOD 7721 Woodbine Rd. Woodbine Md. Will be having the Cornwell Tradition Music group (progressive bluegrass, Southern gospel) on Saturday Sept 28 at 6:00pm. Free. love offering will be taken. Call 304-579-5709 for more information.

ST. LOUIS CHURCH ANNOUNCES CONCERT SEASON The season premiers with returning D.C. jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly and her Quartet performing 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Seating is limited and $20 ticket is required for this season's fund-raising event -- including reception with wine, cheese and light refreshments plus Season Sneak Preview. All concerts are open to the public, with free admission or nominal charge. Reservations are appreciated; contributions and sponsorships accepted via or call 410-531-6040.

OPEN HOUSE October 12, 1-4pm. Every year in October the Ellicott City Volunteers hosts an open house at Station 2 on Montgomery Road. The public is invited to come in and see some of the behind the scenes of the fire department. There are many activates for the whole family such as the Jr Fire Fighter Challenge, the 911 stimulator, Mr. Yuk, face painting and a place for kids to try on fire gear! There is also a vehicle extrication demonstration. During the event, the volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you or your family might have. Apparatus is also available for families to get in and see what it is like to ride in a fire engine or an ambulance. We hope you will join us at open house. This is a free event.

RELIGION & VIOLENCE Pastor Eric Deibler will be leading discussions of this topic, starting in September, at the Glenwood Library. The first set of dates are: 9/10, 9/24; 10/8; and 10/22, from 7-8:30pm. For more information contact Calvary Lutheran Church at 410-489-5280.

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.

BELMONT'S MONSTER MASH MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Wed. October 30, 2019, 6:30- 9:30p $85. Join Ovation Dinner Theater for an evening of dining, sleuthing and comedy, just in time for the Halloween season. Ovation's cast & our audience members will be making their "acting" debut, while enjoying cocktails and a 3-course meal (Zeffert & Gold Catering). Two drink tickets are incl. with purchase. Belmont Manor 6555 Belmont Woods Rd., Elkridge, Md.

TURKEY & FRIED OYSTER DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMChurch, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 9, 11-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults and Carryouts $20; Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

TURKEY AND FRIED OYSTER DINNER Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMChurch, 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Turkey and Fried Oyster Dinner, served family-style, on November 9, 2019 from 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults and Carryouts $20; Children (6-12) $8. Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

4-H STEM PATHWAY SERIES The Howard County Extension 4-H Outreach Program will be presenting a 4-H STEM Pathways Series for children ages 10 - 16 at the Savage Library Branch in September, October and November. The dates are: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Tuesday October 8, 2019 and Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6-7:30pm. The STEM series will challenge youth to overcome a series of STEM challenges and learn about associated scientific jobs. The program topics are: September 24, 2019 - Chemist and Polymer Scientist - Natural Glue Challenge and Corny Polymer Ball Challenge. October 8, 2019 - Animal Scientist and Agricultural Engineer - Ag Bot Challenge and Ag Bot Harvest. November 19, 2019 - Geologist and Materials Scientist - Cookie Prospecting Challenge and Please Just Contain It. The program is free, but pre-registration is required for the series. To register call the Savage Library Branch at 410-313-0760 or register online at on or after September 10, 2019. The Branch is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel MD 20723.

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 Mondays 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.

HEMP DERIVED CBD NOW AVAILABLE No medical card required. Save 20% off your first purchase. Trilogy Wellness- 9291 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City MD. 443-539-7372.

General Notes

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.