Community Notes


HOWARD COUNTY NOTES

SONS OF MYSTRO Aug 4, 7-9pm, Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD. This event will feature a fully curated food and drink menu by a local restaurant. Sons of Mystro (brothers Malcolm, 26, and Umoja, 23) use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations, accompanied by a DJ and a drummer. Winners of the Emerging Artist under 21yrs Old award at IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards), they have appeared on Showtime at the Apollo and Steve Harvey. Mentored by world-renown Black Violin, these artists' stars are on the rise.

MARYLAND FOLK DANCE DEMO AT THE HOWARD COUNTY FAIR Aug 6th, 5pm on the Center Stage. At 7pm in the 4-H air-conditioned Pavilion there will be a free square dancing. Come enjoy the folk dance and friendship set to music. 301-919-2525 for info.

HOWARD COUNT FAIR Aug 6-13, Howard County Fairground, 2210 Fairground, West Friendship, MD. Visit https://howardcountyfairmd.com for more information.

ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church, 10800 Old Court Road, presents 105th Annual Woodstock Festival Saturday, August 13, 3-7pm and Sunday, August 14, 1-5pm. Features delicious fried chicken/ham dinner with homemade salad and local vegetables; outdoor games available.

SPRINGFIELD TRADITION August 19 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

LIVING HISTORY: 18TH & 19TH CENTURY WATER MILLS ON THE Upper Patuxent River. See an exhibit showing the history of mills that have been identified to date together. Meet Charles Henry Shaw, a 19th century millwright who worked in water mills in Howard & Montgomery Counties.

MT. GREGORY UMC CHURCH COMMUNITY DAY Aug 20, 11am-4pm. Free Food, Free Games for kids and adults, Community organizations onsite , Dancers , Gospel singers, etc. Call for more info 410-984-3753.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Aug 5-21, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur featuring beautiful show girls, killer rabbits, and French taunters. This outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake on a quest for the Holy Grail will have you in stitches while reminding you to, "always look on the bright side of life." Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.

CHOPTEETH AFROFUNK BIG BAND September 8, 7-9pm, Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD. This event will feature a fully curated food and drink menu by a local restaurant. Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin' West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970's Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms.

BULL & SHRIMP ROAST sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department, Sept 10, 7:30-11pm, Elkridge Fire Hall, 5700 Rowenberry Drive, Elkridge, MD. Live music by One Step Down. Pit beef, turkey & ham, shrimp oyster fritters, sides. & more. Food-beer setups. $50 per person.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FAIR September 8-11, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD. Visit http://www.countyfair.org for more information.

SHADE TREE COLLECTIVE Sept 16 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

QUILT IN THE PARK Four County Quilters Guild invites the community to their quilt show "Quilts in the Park" on Saturday, September 17, from 10 AM to 3 PM at Piney Run Park-Pavilion #4, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, MD. Admission to the quilt show is free and will feature members quilts hanging among the tall trees, wildlife challenge quilts, demonstrations throughout the day, and quilting crafts. Bring your picnic to the park and enjoy an afternoon in a beautiful setting. For details, see fourcountyquilters.org. Current admission fees to the park are $6/vehicle for Carroll County residents, $12 vehicle for all others, and free admission to seniors 62+. For park information, see pineyrunpark.org.

QUILT BINGO Four County Quilters Guild is hosting their "Quilt Bingo" on Sunday, October 9, at the Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company's Reception Hall on Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy. The bingo will feature quilts made by members as the prizes. Doors open at 12:00; Lunch is served at 12:30; Bingo begins at 2:00. Tickets are $35 and price includes 20 regular games, lunch (prepared by the fire company auxiliary), and a ticket for the many door prizes that will be given away. Reserved seating is available for parties of 8 or more. Additional features include four specials, a jackpot, basket raffles and 50/50. Desserts baked by members and daubers will be available for purchase. Tickets go on sale July 13; add $1 to mail tickets. Contact a guild member or marilyn-whalen@comcast.net. For details, see fourcountyquilters.org.

REMINGTON ROUNDERS Oct 21 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

GHOST, THE MUSICAL Aug 26-Nov 6, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. The bond of love transcends the boundaries of life. Adapted from the hit film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, GHOST - THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. GHOST THE MUSICAL is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget. Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.

THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS Nov 18 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

FIRST FRUITS CHRISTMAS BLUEGRASS Dec 16 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL COFFEEHOUSE Dec 31 at Morgan Coffee House, located on the campus of Morgan Chapel UMC, 6750 Woodbine Road/Woodbine, MD. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7:00pm. Food, snacks, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas will be on sale throughout the night. Free admission. A donation is encouraged. Come join us!

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Nov 11-Jan 15, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time, tickets for this show are currently only available for purchase directly though our Box Office 410-730-8311. They will be available through Ticketmaster soon. Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Toby's original adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth and humor of the original. A new holiday classic for subscribers and newcomers alike. Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.


CARROLL COUNTY NOTES

CARROLL COUNTY 4-H & FFHA FAIR Aug 3, 8am; Aug 4, 7:30am; Friday, Aug 5, 8am. We are excited for this years 125th Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair. We have a full schedule of events this year for all ages to enjoy. Rooted in Tradition, Celebrating 125 years of Memories.

BOX LUNCH TALK: METHODISM IN CARROLL COUNTY August 16, 12-1pm. Methodism in Carroll County. Speaker: Larry Bohn. Many recognize Carroll County as the Cradle of Methodism in the United States. In 1760, Methodist preacher Robert Strawbridge immigrated to America and settled on a small farm near Sam's Creek where he established a house church that met in his living room. Soon, Robert and his followers built a log meeting house, the first dedicated Methodist structure in America. Sixty-year Methodist Larry Bohn will trace Methodism's roots in Carroll County.

WINE & CHEESE ON MAIN STREET Aug 18, Historic Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD

SOCIAL every other Sunday, June 25 thru August 27, on the Carnival Grounds in the food stand. Ice cream will be available for purchase in cups only. Rain or shine. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun with neighbors, friends, family to help the Junior Fire Department. One day they will be our future.

THE SOUTH CARROLL LIONESS LIONS CLUB is hosting an all day bingo on Saturday, August 27 at the Gamber Fire Hall, 3838 Niner Road Finksburg, MD 21048. Bingo enthusiasts, this bingo is for you! A fantastic fun-filled morning and afternoon of bingo has been planned. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and admission packs for sessions 1 and 2. Not included in the admission package: Extra Packs, Jr. & Sr. Jackpots, Raffles. PERMIT # 163. $45 per person. Doors open 9:30 a.m. Games begin 10:30 a.m. Bingo ends by 4 p.m. South Carroll Lioness Lions Club reserves the right to change this to a single session of bingo in the event that less than 100 players sign up by August 20, 2022. You will be notified if this occurs. Paid advance reservations are required for this event. Your reservation will be held with a minimum of a $25 deposit per person. The balance is to be paid at the door. No-shows forfeit their deposit. Anyone occupying a seat must have a reservation. Extra bingo packs not included in the price. For more information, call Terri Parkent 443-280-0203.

ANNUAL FALL FEST Saturday September 24, 8am-2:30pm. Breakfast available beginning at 8am and lunch will begin at 10:30am. Baked goods, jelly and jams, cider, pumpkins, apples, and apple dumplings will all be available. Yard sale spaces are $25 - sign up by contacting the church at 410-489-5280. Music will be provided by Jenny Terry and her band at 11 am. Come out and enjoy a day of fun and good food.

FARMER'S MARKET Wednesdays June 1 - Sept 28, Historic Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD.

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT presented by Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD. October 1, 7pm, Canaan's Land Bluegrass. Doors open at 5:30pm. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event. Masks optional.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784. Fri Nov 4, 9am-7:30pm & Sat Nov 5, 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts,Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts & more. Call 410-795-2029 or 410-795-7038

CARROLL COUNTY COIN CLUB ANNUAL COIN SHOW Nov 19, 9:30am until 5pm at the Best Western in Westminster, MD, Rte. 140 @ WMC Drive, Westminster, MD. Free entry and parking. Contact: Les White, Whites Emporium les.white.1@juno.com.

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT presented by Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor, MD. December 3, 7pm, Salem Bottom Boys. Doors open at 5:30pm. Refreshments available. Free will offering will be taken during each event. Masks optional.

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, Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Saturday Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov.19 and Dec. 17, 2022. 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 eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP A Prayer Shawl Group that meets every Tuesday from 1-3pm in the Parish Center. We knit and crochet shawls and give them to the Dove House and Little Sister's of the Poor or those who are sick and have lost a loved one. If you knit or crochet and can join us on Tuesday's please do so. You can contact Eileen Foerster 443-289-8624.


FREDERICK COUNTY NOTES

LIBERTYTOWN FESTIVAL Aug 12 & 13, 7-10pm. Free admission community festival, fun, food and games. Live music and Beer Garden will be available. Libertytown Volunteer Fire Dept, 12027 South Street, Libertytown,MD 21762.

FREDERICK COUNTY CRAFT BEVERAGE FESTIVAL Aug 13, 12-6pm, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Dept, 12027 South St. Libertytown MD. This popular event will again feature EXCLUSIVELY Frederick County Craft Beverage Producers, beer, wine, and distilled spirits! Each patron will receive $10 worth of coins to purchase tastings of your favorite craft beverage made right here in Frederick County. Tickets will go on sale in June at MDTix.com .

STEVE GELLMAN Sun, Aug 28, 10am-1pm, Frederick City Market, 331 N Market St, Frederick, MD.

THURMONT MAIN STREET FARMER'S MARKET thru Sept 10, 9am-12pm, recurring weekly on Saturdays, Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Road, Thurmont, MD. Free admission.

CLAY WALKER Sept 17, 7:30-9pm, Frederick County Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair.

VANILLA ICE Thu, Sep 22, 7:30pm, Frederick Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD.

BRUNSWICK FARMER'S MARKET 8/12/2022, 8/26/2022, 9/9/2022, 9/30/2022, 4-7pm, Martin's Creek Municipal Parking Lot, 100 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. Free admission.

DRUM CIRCLE AT SKY STAGE Presented By Frederick Arts Council, recurring monthly on the 1st Friday, thru October 7, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. Free admission. Donations accepted.

JESSE JAMES DAY 8/13/2022, 9/10/2022, 10/15/2022, 11am-1:30pm & 4pm, Walker Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. See website for current pricing: www.wsrr.org.

SALSA UNDER THE STARS presented by Frederick Arts Council, thru Oct 19, 7-10pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD.$5 suggested donation at door.

BEER & YOGA thru October 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm, recurring weekly on Wednesdays, Rockwell Brewery, 880 N. East St, Ste 201, Frederick, MD. Free admission.

ONE VAST HOSPITAL WALKING TOUR thru Oct 30, 2-5:30pm, recurring weekly on Sat & Sun, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD. $15 per person, but free for Museum members.

YOGA IN THE VINES AT LOEW VINEYARDS 8/14/2022, 9/11/2022, 10/9/2022, 11/13/2022, 11am-12pm, Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Rd, Mt. Airy, MD. $20 per person.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOTES

ENERGY EXPRESS Aug 4, 2-3pm, in-person at Wheaton Library. Energy Express is a summer event for kids & families to learn about energy usage. This program requires registration and is intended for children ages 6-12 years old. Visit https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6744169 for more information or to register.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AG FAIR Aug 12-20, Montgomery County AG Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD. Visit https://mcagfair.com for more information.

BETHESDA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FLEA MARKET Bethesda United Methodist Church will hold a Church and Community flea market in the church parking lot located at 328 Klee Mill Road, Sykesville, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 24th). Numerous items: household, toys, books, jewelry, clothing, other. Space rental available $25 each (plus $5 table rental fee or bring your own). Non-refundable pre-registration required. Send check payable to: Bethesda U.M.C., 328 Klee Mill Road, Sykesville, MD 21784 by 9/3/22 and include registrants name and contact number. For additional information leave message for return call 410-795-4980.

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOKS CLUB FOR KIDS virtual, Sept 21, 4:30-5:30pm. For kids ages 7-11. NEW: You will need to be signed into Zoom to attend this program via the web. To sign in, you must first create a free account: https://zoom.us/signup. Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to join the program. Zoom link will be posted prior to the start of the program. Join us for a Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids via Zoom, where we will be discussing The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell! You can place a copy of the e-book on hold through Libby by OverDrive here. Or, if you prefer, you can request a physical copy of the book through our online catalog.


GENERAL NOTES

THE O'JAYS LAST STOP ON THE LOVE TRAIN TOUR Aug 13, 8pm, Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC.

SOLAR WEBINAR COMING SOON Are you interested in using solar to power your farm or business? Maybe you're interested in leasing your land for solar development? Or perhaps, you'd like to learn more about how solar works and what opportunities are available with solar energy. Whatever the case may be, you'll want to join our upcoming "Solar on the Farm" Webinar on August 16, 1-2:30pm. University of Maryland (UMD) Extension Specialists and industry representatives will discuss opportunities for farms and businesses with an interest in solar electricity. Attendees will learn about the opportunities, challenges, and practical applications of solar energy in Maryland. The webinar will cover important topics to help you decide if solar is right for you, and how you can install a solar electric system that will meet your needs. Topics will include: How solar energy works and what role it plays, How a solar project impacts you as a landowner, and How to finance and facilitate a solar project. In light of Maryland's high energy costs, as well as the decreasing cost of solar technology, many are choosing to offset their energy use with small-scale solar electric systems. Others have an interest in the various environmental benefits associated with solar electricity. Various federal and state policies, including tax credits and solar renewable energy credits (SRECs), have further contributed to solar market growth. The leasing of land to support large-scale solar installations has also come under the spotlight recently, with over 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale capacity installed in Maryland since 2017. Regardless of the motivations, Maryland has become one of the fastest-growing solar energy producers in the country, ranking 17th in the nation for solar power production in 2020. This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. More information and registration details can be found online at go.umd.edu/Solar2022. For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Drew Schiavone (dschiavo@umd.edu, 301-432-2767).

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FAIR Sept 14-18, 1450 General's Highway (Route 178), Crownsville, MD. Visit https://aacountyfair.org/fair-week for more information.

WHOSE LINE ANYWAY? October 29, 7:30pm, 140 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD. Visit https://lyricbaltimore.com for more information.

DISNEY PRINCESS THE CONCERT Nov 25, 7:30pm, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD.