Community Notes


Frederick County Notes

EMMITSBURG FARMER'S MARKET 302 South Ave, Emmitsburg, MD, open thru late September, Fridays 3-6pm.

YMCA FARMER'S MARKET 1000 N. Market St, Frederick, MD, open thru late September, Tuesdays 3:30-6pm.

MARVIN CHAPEL'S ANNUAL FALL FEST will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be homemade soups by the bowl, pint or quart. Also, baked goods - pies, cookies, cakes and jellies - ham and chicken salad sandwiches, as well as hot beef and hot dogs on the grill. Gospel and Christian music may also be part of the celebration of Fall. Vendor spaces will be available at no cost. Call 301-829-0418 for space availability. The Thrift Shop will also be open. Marvin Chapel is located at 5101 Woodville Road off Rt. 144 between New Market and Mount Airy. Sunday worship services are at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR TRACTOR SHOW & PULL Sept 15-23, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH FARMER'S MARKET 5102 Old National Pike (alt Rte 40 & Braddock Heights), open thru early October, Fridays 3-7pm.

MIDDLETOWN FARMERS' MARKET Christ Reformed Church Parking Lot, 12 S. Church Street, Middletown, MD, open thru early October, Thursdays 4-7pm.

FARMERS' MARKET AT NCI-FREDERICK parking lot in front of NCI Cafe/Scientific Library (bld 549) on Fort Detrick, open thru October, Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm.

URBANA LIBRARY FARMERS' MARKET 9020 Amelung Street, Urbana, MD, open thru early October, Sundays 1-3pm.

SPORTSMAN BINGO Sept 30, Rocky Ridge VFC, doors open at 4pm, meals start at 5pm & bingo starts at 6:30pm. Only 200 tickets will be sold, $40 per person (no tickets sold at the door). Meal incls: turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, drinks & prizes. 20 Games, 10 $200 cash prize, 10 games gun prize ($300). Raffle: Ruger 10-22 22 LR. Firearms supplied by Skeeters Firearms, Smithsburg, MD. For tickets or info contact Buddy Stover 301-271-4650. Event may be canceled is a minimum of 150 tickets are not sold. No alcoholic beverages permitted.

SPORTSMAN'S BINGO October 7, 2017, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, at Complex on Coppermine Rd, $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Doors open at 4pm, meal 5-6:15pm (called by tables), bingo starts at 6:30pm. Buffet dinner, ice tea, lemonade, coffee. 20 game, 10 games $200 cash, 10 games for guns. Gun jar holders, tip jars, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 raffle. For tickets and information call Sue 301-401-5698. Firearms supplied by Skeeters Firearms, Smithsburg, MD. Event may be canceled is a minimum of 150 tickets are not sold.

CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB, INC show & pull, Oct 7-8, 10am, Rose Hill Manor Show, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CATOCTIN GAS ENGINE SHOW Oct 7-8, 10am. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GLADHILL FALL PULL Oct 15, 9am, Frederick, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

EVEREDY SQUARE & SHAB ROW FARMER'S MARKET Corner of East & Church St, Frederick, MD, open thru late October, Thursdays 3-6pm.

FRERERICK CITY MARKET 331 N. Market St, Frederick, MD, open thru late October, Sundays 9am-1pm.

QUARTER AUCTION sponsored by Libertytown Fire Dept Auxiliary, 12027 South Street, Libertytown MD Saturday, October 21. Doors open at 11:30am, bidding begins at 1pm. Tickets are $5.00 includes 2 paddles. Additional paddles $1.00. There will be food for sale...No Outside food Allowed. Bring a friend & Let\'s have some Fun!!!! 301-806-9532.

JUMBO'S PUMPKIN PATCH, LLC 6521 Holter Rd, Middletown, MD. Come experience fun and adventure in our 18 acre pumpkin patch and our 9 acre Crazy Corn Maze. Take a hayride out to pick your own pumpkin, visit our general store in our renovated milking barn, and our Craft Attic for some fantastic fall shopping. Free admission and parking. Free petting zoo, acres of pick your own pumpkin and much more fun. Open daily 10am-6pm, September 15 thru October 31. Visit www.jumbos.org for more information.

MIOLEA ORGANIC FARM 5301 Doubs Rd, Adamstown, MD. Miolea Organic Farms sells it vegetables, eggs, and fruits on the farm and at farmers' markets. Tours of the farm are available for small fee. Cooking classes specializing in Italian cooking are available in the Winter months. A fee is charged. Open Spring, Summer, and Falls - weekends only. Open weekdays by appointment.

COOLING SPRINGS FARM 2455 Ballenger Creek Pike, Adamstown, MD. Cooling Springs Farm has been open to the public since 2004 as an Underground Railroad historic site. Visitors hear the history of the Underground Railroad and of the farm's involvement in it, and visit the farms' restored stone spring house where freedom seekers were sheltered. No fees or any charge for tours. Visit www.CoolingSprings.org for more information.

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 www.cmatc.org.

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

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 www.cmatc.org.

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 www.jbarwranch.com for more information.

LOEW VINEYARDS 14001 Liberty Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. Wine tastings, winery & vineyard tours, and picnic grounds. Visit www.Loewvineyards.net 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 www.linganorewines.com 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 www.maynestreefarm.com.

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 www.catoctinmountainorchard.com for more information.


Montgomery County Notes

BLUEGRASS ON THE FARM Sept 16, noon-6pm, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Visit www.bluegrassonthefarm.com for more info.

SAVE THE DATE: SILVER LININGS GALA Hospice Caring's, Inc. 2017 Silver Linings Gala will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Chevy Chase, MD. More details will be posted online soon. If you have questions, please contact Catherine Stahl at catherines@hospicecaring.org.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 7, 10am-4pm, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Call 301-924-4141 for more info.

DRACULA THE MUSICAL October 13 at 7:00 pm, October 14 at 7:00 pm, October 15 at 3:00 pm at the American School of Inspiration, 9865 Main Street, Damascus MD. For 11 years and up. Tickets at www.asinspiration.com. Dracula is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance of dreamlike temptation. Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, the story follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula's unnatural charm and, along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula's supernatural powers. Dracula will enthrall audiences with its powerful score and its potential for showcasing dark or Gothic sets and costumes. Stagecraft experts will love bringing the undead to life in this haunting musical of unrequited love.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZZAR Saturday, November 4, 9am-2pm. Handmade treats & treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams & savories, baked goods, kids' clothing, quilts and textile arts, ornaments, wreaths, holiday decorations and vintage items; Santa's Workshop (gift shopping for kids). BBQ Lunch served 11-1. FREE admission! Your holiday spirit starts here! The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20905. www.mystandrew.org or 301.384.4394.

BLACKSMITHS & TRADITIONAL ARTS SHOW November 11 & 12, 10am-4pm, at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD.

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 9/21, 10/19 & 12/12, at the Agriculture History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Call 301-670-4661 or visit www.FriendsoftheFarmPark.org 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 tdavis@bgf.org.

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 tdavis@bgf.org.

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 bneely@bgf.org.


Carroll County Notes

ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL BENEFIT Sept 16, Westminster Island Green. Putt putt, bating cages, driving range, family concert by Devon Nickoles, movie & dinner (for purchase). For more information Leah Mader 443-789-4119.

ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER Sept 20, 4-7pm, Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1320 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD. Spaghetti dinner, w/meat sauce or marinara sauce, tossed salad & breadsticks. $9 adults ($10 carry out); $5 children (6-10 yrs old). Home baked goods available at the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Table.

THE SCOTTISH RITE OF FREDERICK will host a Charity Trap & Skeet event on September 30, at at the IWLA of Mount Airy, 6642 Woodville Rd. Visit www.scottishritefrederick.org.

3RD ANNUAL SAVE OUR STREETS UNION BRIDGE Drug Awareness Expo, October 5, 4-8pm, Union Bridge Fire Departmen, 8 West Locust Street, Union Bridge, Maryland. Free. Lite refreshments will be served. For more info visit www.saveourstreetsub.com

LULAROE/THIRTY-ONE BINGO American Legion Auxiliary, Mt. Airy, Sunday, October 8, 2017, doors open at 12:30pm, bingo starts 2:00pm, $25 for 20 regular games, 3 specials, raffles, 50/50, tip jars, Proceeds Benefit Auxiliary Programs, Call Helen 301-606-5202, Mary 301-418-0560.

FRIENDS OF SHIPLEY'S CASH BINGO Friday, October 20, 2017, Gamber Fire Hall-3838 Niner Road (corner of Niner Road and Rt. 32), Gamber, Maryland Tickets: $20 (includes 20 Regular games, 4 Specials, 1 Jackpot). Parties of 10 or more may reserve a table. Doors Open 5:30pm, Bingo starts 7pm. Kitchen open at 5:30pm. Everyone must have a ticket to be seated. NO TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT THE DOOR UNLESS PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. Food Games of Chance. Raffles Specials. For Information and to Purchase Tickets: Dolores 410-848-9080. Sponsored By: Friends of Shipley, Inc. (a 501(C)(3) nonprofit charitable organization). Over $1,500 in cash & prizes.

PLEASANT GROVE UMW BAZAAR Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9-2:30. Corner of Pleasant Grove and Dover Rds near Boring MD. Vendor space available. Contact 410-429-3922.

MD IHCC CHAPTER 39 FALL HARVEST SHOW Oct 28-29, 9am, Murphy Farm, Ijamsville, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784. Friday Nov 3, 2017 9-7pm, Saturday Nov 4, 2017 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts,Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soups & Sandwiches.

CASH BINGO TO BENEFIT St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Nov 18, New Windsor Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30pm, games begin 7pm. $20 advance/$25 at the door. For tickets contact Leah Mader 443-789-4119.

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 rj-hudson@hotmail.com.

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 Sept. 16, Oct. 21, 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.

APPLE DUMPLING SALE Sept 29, New Windsor Fire Department. Deadline for orders is Sept 22. Cost is $3. To place an order call 410-775-7402. Pick up time on the 29th is 12-2pm.


Howard County Notes

TURTLES, TURTLES, TURTLES! Sept. 15, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) Meet a naturalist who will teach you all you ever wanted to know about turtles in Maryland! Several species will be on hand for you to see up close. $3/person. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

SHEPHERD OF THE GLEN LUTHERAN CHURCH 22nd Annual Book Sale, 14551 Burntwoods Rd. Glenwood, MD (Howard County). Location: I-70 to Rt. 97 south approximately 3 miles to left turn on Burntwoods Rd. (flashing light) approx. 1/4 mile to beige church on right. We will be open 3 days: Thur. & Fri. Sept. 14 & 15 from 3 -7pm & Sat. Sept. 16 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, videos, CDs, tapes, & records. Our prices have not increased in 22 years! All children's books & paperback books are priced at 50¢, hard backs are $1. Except those books previously priced slightly higher, all books are new to the sale & NOT held over from year to year! The annex will again be in use for videos, cassette tapes, romance & miscellaneous books. Closing times are prompt and we request you do not bring strollers! For more information call the church at 410-489-0063 during sale week only or preceding sale weeks: Carole Kramer at 410-442-2475.

AMERICAN LEGION FLEA MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA Sponsored by Post 156, Ellicott City, Maryland. Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. (Rain date: Saturday, September 23th, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm). At Howard County Medical Pavilion parking lot, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD 21044. 18' x 18' sq. ft space for $25.00 donation, per space, 18' x 27' sq. ft space for $35 donation per space, and 18' x 36' sq. ft space for $45 donation per space, available on a first come, first serve basis or by advance reservation. Contact Russ: 443-865-5091 or rustystargazer@gmail.com. Post 156 Proceeds will benefit Veteran Charities. AM Legion Post 156 Committee Contacts: Franz Stuppard, Advisor, Post 156, fstuppard@yahoo.com or ph.: 410-227-2478, Russ Bryant, Advisor, Post 156, rustystargazer@gmail.com. or ph.: 443-865-5091, Jeffery Henry, Advisor, Post 156, jeffery.henry.5@us.af.mil,Vance Blakely, Advisor, Post 156, vance.blakely@gmail.com.

KIDS NEARLY NEW FALL SALE Sept 16th. 8am-1pm. At the Howard County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Bldg. 140 booths filled with families selling their kids stuff for Fall & Winter. Sizes NB - Teen/adult. Everything for kids, brand name clothing at great prices, costumes, holiday wear, outerwear, shoes, toys/games, 1000s of books, baby equipment, furniture, decorative items, holiday gift giving stuff...everything. FREE admission, plenty of parking and great breakfast and lunch food available. Come have fun shopping. info www.KNNsale.com

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sept 16, 8am-2pm, Redeeming River Church of God, 7721 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD. Event is free o charge. Vendors welcome. RSVP ASAP. Some tables will be supplied, set up at 7:30am. call Charlotte Digges 304-579-5709.

SOARING HAWKS AND MORE! Sept. 16, Hilton Nature Center 11 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Learn about hawks, falcons and other birds of prey as they migrate throughout Maryland each fall. We'll have activities and a short, beginners' hike to search the skies. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND will hold a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk on Sept 16, 11am, at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary. September's walk is an opportunity for people of all ages to see monarch butterflies up close as we tag individual butterflies to help scientists who seek to learn more about this butterfly's extraordinary migration and conservation status. 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. Limited rest room facilities are available, and the walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information visit www.centralmdaudubon.org or contact Cheryl Farfaras at 410-313-4726 or cfaras@comcast.net.

TRAIL FEST Sept. 15-17, Pickall Area (Shine only). The Friends of Patapsco Valley will host biking, hiking and running events across the Hollofield, McKeldin and Pickall areas. A rain date is scheduled for the following weekend. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

BIRD 101 Sept. 17, Hilton Nature Center 10-11 a.m. (Shine only). Fall migration brings many birds to the area. Learn the basics of birdwatching through activities and a short walk around the Sensory and Santee Branch trails. Bring binoculars or borrow ours (first come, first serve). Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

FEATHERED FRIENDS Sept. 17, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center Noon-1 p.m. (Rain or shine). Are you curious about birds of prey? Join us as we discuss one of our fascinating avian educators. Come with lots of questions and prepared to learn. Fun for the whole family! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MUSHROOM HIKE Sept. 20, Hilton Nature Center ,2-4 p.m. (Shine only). Join a naturalist for a hike along the Forest Glen and Pigs Run trails to discover the different types of mushrooms and fungi that inhabit the park. Explore the mini organisms along the forest floor. Dress for a moderate hike. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

JUST PLAIN CRITTERS Sept. 23, Hilton Nature Center 10 a.m.-noon (Shine only). Get hands-on with animal furs and make your own plaster molds of various footprints. $2/person. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN HIKE Sept. 23, Hilton Nature Center 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rain or shine.) Explore the many changes happening around the park as the weather turns colder. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY SHOW Sept 23-24, West Friendship, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

FEATHERED FRIENDS Sept. 24, Soldiers Delight Visitor Center Noon-1 p.m. (Rain or shine). Are you curious about birds of prey? Join us as we discuss one of our fascinating avian educators. Come with lots of questions and prepared to learn. Fun for the whole family! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

STREAM DOCTORS Sept. 24, Hilton Nature Center 1-3 p.m. (Rain or shine). Find the smallest inhabitants of the Patapsco, test water quality and learn what your findings mean for the river's overall health. Dress to get wet! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

MILLTOWN HISTORY TALK Sept. 27, Cascade Trailhead in Avalon Area 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Rain or shine). Discover what it could have been like to live in the historic Orange Grove mill town. An interpreter will lead a short hike along the Grist Mill trail to examine what remains from this "lost" community. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

PICKLE BALL & PILSNER Friday, September 29th 6 -9 pm, Gary J. Arthur Community Center. Cost: $20. Includes play on 6 air conditioned courts, live music by Panama Rex, drinks and refreshments. Hosted by the Western Howard County Senior Council (a 501c3) to benefit the Glenwood 50+ Center and programs. 410-313-5440.

LOCALLY GROWN, LOCALLY NATIVE PLANT SALE Sept 23rd 10-1pm, Oct 7th 4-8pm* (*7pm viewing of Hometown Habitat), Oct 14th 10-1pm. Also open Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm and by appointment for evenings and weekends. 3575 Sharp Rd, Glenwood, MD. Lauren's Garden Service 410-461-2535"

THE HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Maryland History Tours, LLC, will now sponsor the Ghost Tours of Ellicott City and "The Spirits" Pub Crawl Tour began April 1, 2017. Tour guides will be provided by the Maryland History Tours, LLC. The tours and crawls will join the HCHS's Historic Walking Tour of Ellicott City as a part of three available tours for the 2017 season. They will run into the Fall, weather permitting. Historic Walking Tours: every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (April through October or by appointment). The tour is offered Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 8:30 p.m. (April-November). Reservations are highly recommended. Space is limited. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join in on the first Friday tours. Seniors, military and children ages 6 to 12, $11 per person; nonmembers, $13 per person; "The Spirits" Pub Tour, $20 per person, for ages 21 and older. Purchase tickets in advance at www.hchsmd/org/events, at the Museum of Howard County History located at 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City Friday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. or contact the HCHS at 410-480-3250 or info@hchsmd.org.

CHURCH SEEKS HOLLY MART VENDORS Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Holly Mart, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Vendors are wanted to offer Christmas, autumn/winter decorations, gifts and crafts; jewelry and accessories; home dˇcor items; unique crafts; and direct sales/home-based business products, such as Tupperware and other household/decorative items. There is a $10 reservation fee, and a 10 percent donation of vendor sales is requested for the church. Holly Mart is Ebenezer UMC's largest fundraiser of the year and draws several hundred visitors. Deadline for space is Nov. 1. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor chairperson, at 410-442-2884 or stmpnsusan@aol.com about a space at Holly Mart.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 10 & 11, 2017 (Fulton, MD). Seeking unique crafters, artisans, and vendors for 24 booths. For Registration form & Info contact Barbara Costa. Costa8337@aol.com or call (301) 490-0348.

CHURCH SEEKS HOLLY MART VENDORS Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its annual Holly Mart, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Vendors are wanted to offer Christmas, autumn/winter decorations, gifts and crafts; jewelry and accessories; home dˇcor items; unique crafts; and direct sales/home-based business products, such as Tupperware and other household/decorative items. There is a $10 reservation fee, and a 10 percent donation of vendor sales is requested for the church. Holly Mart is Ebenezer UMC's largest fundraiser of the year and draws several hundred visitors. Deadline for space is Nov. 1. Interested vendors should contact Susan Brown, Crafts/Vendor chairperson, at 410-442-2884 or stmpnsusan@aol.com about a space at Holly Mart.

THE HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 2017 Lunch And A Lecture Series date: Oct. 6: "Black Churches in Howard County" A panel discussion led by Pat Greenwald; Nov. 3: "Cemetery Art And Symbols" by Fred Dorsey; 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 http://hchsmd.org/events 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 www.lisbonchristmasparade.com, call 410-489-4752 or email bspence2@verizon.net.

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

MARYLAND STEAM & GAS SHOW Sept 14-17, Arcadia, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

TRI STATE TRUCK SHOW Sept 21-23, Winchester, VA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

SMITHSBURG STEAM & CRAFT SHOW Sept 23-24, Smithsburg, MD. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

APPLE FEST 1-4pm, Join the RHM in celebrating the growing of the apple! Great family fun activities and demonstrations.

STEAM-O-RAMA Sept 28-Oct 1, Windor, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

GREASE-STEAM-RUST SHOW Oct 20-22, McConnellsburg, PA. For pull information contact, John Roop 240-674-6815 or John Schneider 443-519-7840. Visit www.cmatc.org.

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