Community Notes


46TH ANNUAL GAS ENGINE, TRACTOR AND TRUCK SHOW June 7, 8, and 9, Gladhill Tractor, located at 5509 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick, MD. Admission is FREE. Food will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plenty of family friendly activities for all ages including Wagon Rides, Barrel Train Rides, a Combine Slide, Shingle Mill, Gas Engine Displays, Tractor and Truck Displays, Flea Markets, Crafts and more. Vendors are welcome. Friday, June 7th at 5:30pm, Antique and Collectibles Auction. Consignments accepted until Thursday. For more info contact Jeremiah at 443-286-7843. AT 7pm Dave Boyer, Clayton Lenhart and Yarnell Wastler Scholarship Fund Memorial Cake Auction. Saturday, June 8th at 10am, Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Stock Classes will begin at 5pm. 1pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 5-10) and Free Watermelon after the Pedal Pull. Sunday, June 9th, 10am Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull, 12pm Parade of Tractors, 1pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 5-10), 2pm Slow Tractor Race.

IMPROV JAZZ WITH JOE KEYES AND THE LATE BLOOMER BAND FAC After Hours, recurring weekly Wednesdays thru June 19, 7-9pm, 5 E. 2nd Street, Frederick, MD. 301-662-4190.

MEDITATIVE DANCE MOVEMENT - FAC AFTER HOURS Presented By: Transformative Arts Project, Mondays thru June 24, 5 E. 2nd St., Frederick, MD, 301-662-4190. Price: $10 donation. Time: 6-7pm.

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY 5/24, 9/13, 10/25, 11/29, 7-10pm, 581 Himes Ave, Frederick, MD. Price: $85 per person.


SIP, SAVOR, AND DISCOVER ALONG THE TASTEMAKERS TRAIL! May 15 thru 20, Embark on a journey through wineries, breweries, and more throughout Montgomery County. Unleash your taste buds and let the flavors guide your adventure. Cheers to a Tastemakers Trail experience like no other! For more information visit guided_craft_beverage_tour


6TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCK DERBY FESTIVAL June 1, 11:30am-3pm, Donald D. Wilson Walking Trail, 48 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD. Rubber duck race, Jeep show & shine, kid play zone, crafts, food, vendors galore. Duck race online registration deadline May 31. Jeep Show & Shine registration deadline May 17 (incls 1 shirt). Registration after May 17 no shirt. Vendor registration deadline May 24.

32ND ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL June 8, 9am-4pm, at the Gamber Fire Dept Grounds, 3838 Niner Rd, Finksburg. Annual event sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church. Vendor info: 443-201-8077 or

2024 JUNETEENTH IN CARROLL The 3rd Annual Juneteenth in Carroll, June 22, 10am-5pm, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD. Vendor Spacing, Food Trucks and Volunteer Opportunities available. This event will be held on the Campus of Carroll Community College. This is a outdoors event. There will be entertainment for the entire family. You are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food trucks and vendors will be available. This is a family friendly event. Carroll Community College is a Smoke Free and Alcohol-Free campus.

EBENEZER UMC ANNUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for children in preschool through fifth grade July 22-26, at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield, Carroll County. Children's activities are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. A kid friendly dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. nightly. This year's theme will be "Camp Firelight." Activities will include Bible stories, art projects, singing new songs, games and snacks. An adult Bible study on the VBS topic will be offered each day from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the adults are welcome to dinner as well. Use the link below to sign up.The VBS is free and open to the community. Donations for dinner are welcome, but not required. Advance registration is requested. Sign-up may be done at Information: church office, 410-795-6136 or

TRAP & SKEET SHOOTING EVERY THURSDAY Izzak Walton League Mt. Airy, 6642 Woodville Rd, Mt. Airy. Open to the public starts at 5:30pm. $6 for members, $8 non-members.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Nov 1, 9am-7:30pm & Nov 2, 9am-2pm, Oakland UM Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Road, Sykesville, MD. Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Handmade Ornaments, Turkey Noodle and Vegetable Soups, Chili, Turkey Salad Sandwiches, Italian Sausages, Cheesesteak & Meatball Subs, Hot Dogs, BBQ and Delicious Assorted Desserts.

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, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. The food pantry currently is drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Saturday May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov.16 and Dec. 21, 2024. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. 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; or go to


PASTA WITH A PURPOSE a benefit hosted by Lisbon UMC, 15875 Frederick Rd, Lisbon, MD, May 16, 4-7pm. This is NOT your average spaghetti dinner. Our menu features homemade meat sauce, homemade vegetarian sauce, meatballs, pasta (gluten free available upon request), garlic bread, house salad with choice of dressing and our FAMOUS dessert table. Our food is only surpassed by the amazing folks that come out to attend these events. Eat in or carryout. Adults $12 | Children (5-10) $5, Children (under 5) FREE, Carry Out $15. Please join us for another amazing evening of fun, food, and fellowship! You won't be disappointed! Tickets only available at the door.

DESIGNER BAG BINGO TO SUPPORT HIYA KARATE COMPETITION TEAM May 17, St. Michaels Church Fellowship Hall, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy, MD. Doors open at 5:00PM, bingo starts at 6:30PM. 20 rounds, 4 specials, raffles, 50/50, door prizes and more!

INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL WITH MD CONSERVATION CORPS May 24, 10-11am Patapsco State Park, Avalon Area, Shelter 104. Join the Maryland Conservation Corps in our fight against invasive species! We'll be using shovels, loppers, and other hand tools to remove Japanese Knotweed, which has a harmful impact on our native ecosystem. Signup is required to ensure parking and tool quantities. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Clear weather only.

FREE MEN'S BREAKFAST June 1, 7:30-10am, Bridgeway Community Church (Columbia Campus), 9189 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD. Come and experience connection in the Word with other Bridgeway Men. Experience dynamic worship, fantastic breakfast food, impactful Bible instruction, and breakout group connection time with other guys.

FREE COMMUNITY GIVE AWAY! Redeeming River Church of God 7721 Woodbine Road. Household, clothing, toys, books, etc. ALL FREE! Free popcorn and water! Saturday June 1st. 8am-1pm. 410-220-2028. All are welcome!

RIVER HILL FLEA MARKET Sunday, June 9, 10am-1pm, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, 21029. Tons of household items, clothing, books, toys, art, collectibles, vintage, records, jewelry, sports cards, etc. Info: 410-531-1749 or

2024 GEM MINER'S SPRING SHOW Open to the public, June 8th & 9th, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. Hourly door prizes and grand prize drawing. Admission $6, kids under 12 free. www.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST thru June 16, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. "Be Our Guest" for this tale as old as time. Featuring the animated film's Academy Award(r)-winning score, this breathtaking musical is the story of Belle and the Beast, who happens to be a handsome prince cursed by a beautiful enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted. If not, he and his servants will be doomed for all eternity. Will their love bloom before time runs out? Visit for more information.

LITTLE EXPLORERS! Every Friday May 24-June21, 9:30-10:30am. This program is designed for kids three years and younger, along with their parents/guardians, as we introduce them to the natural world. Families are invited to come for one or all six of the series, held each Friday from May 24 to June 21. We start each day with a fun song, story or "get loose" activity and wrap up each day with activities you can do at home. Weather dependent. Spots are available for 20 participants. Signup is encouraged. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

FREE SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT! Redeeming River Church of God will be screening THE CHOSEN Season 1 during the summer months. All are welcome, free popcorn and water! Call for dates and times. 410-220-2028 7721 Woodbine Rd. Woodbine.

JERSEY BOYS June 21 thru Sept 21, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. The fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history! JERSEY BOYS takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Discover the secret of a 40 year friendship as they work their way from the streets of Jersey to the heights of stardom. Filled with chart-topping hits including: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," and "My Eyes Adored You," which brought them their highest honor: induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Please note: Contains mature language and themes. Visit for more information.

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Fulton, Maryland will hold its Holiday Bazaar this fall on October 19, 2024 from 9am to 3pm. The Bazaar will include craft vendors, food, lots of baked goods, a silent auction, a coffee & tea bar, and our very own vintage chic shop. Interested vendors should visit our website at and click on Events for more information.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Sept 6 thru Nov 10, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. This comical feast embraces the wackiness in every family and takes the musical theatre scene by storm with some of the most beloved characters of all time! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before- keep this secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Visit for more information.

THE MORGAN CHAPEL UMC FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9-11am, 6750 Woodbine Road Woodbine, MD.

THE MORGAN CHAPEL UMC PET PANTRY IS OPEN 2nd Saturdays, 9-11am, 6750 Woodbine Road Woodbine, MD 21797.

MILLTOWN QUILTERS meet on Tuesdays at 10 am at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10600 Shaker Drive, Columbia, MD and we would love to welcome you as a new member. If your passion is quilting, novice or expert, we encourage you to check out our website at and visit us.


SPRING FORAGE EVENT IN MARYLAND University of Maryland Extension, NRCS, the Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance, and several Maryland producers invite grazers, livestock owners, and associated industry personnel to attend upcoming spring educational forage events! This in-person event will cover a range of topics and will be held at various locations across the state, both on producer farms and at UMD research and education centers. May 16, 2024 at 6:00pm Location: New Roots Farm in West River, MD. Description: Join UMD Extension, NRCS, and producer Sarah Campbell to discuss finishing cattle on grass, genetic selection for grass-finished livestock, and pastured pigs. Registration: If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Amanda Grev (; 301-226-7575).

149TH RUNNING OF THE PREAKNESS STAKES May 18, 2024 at Pimlico Race Course - pivotal jewel in horse racing's ultimate series, the Triple Crown. The race that has shaped the legacies of champion horses such as Seabiscuit, is a 1 3/16 miles course for three-year old colts, geldings and fillies. Visit for more info.

BONNIE RAITT May 29, 8pm, Lyric Baltimore, 140 W Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early 90s with her GRAMMY-award winning albums, 'Nick of Time' and 'Luck of the Draw,' which featured hits, "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" among others. The thirteen-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and Rolling Stone named the slide guitar ace #54 on their recently updated list of the "250 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time."

HILTON AREA NATURE CENTER OPENING MAY 18TH Weekends & holidays, 11am-3pm, 1101 Hilton Ave, Catonsville, MD. Features: Sensory Trail, Discovery backpacks, baby carriers, Storybook Trail, and more!

PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK PASS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Our annual State Park and Trail Passport grants unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals. To enhance convenience and value, this year's pass will arrive in a self-contained packet with a detachable hang-tag, and will be valid for a full year from the month of purchase. Our network of 75 state parks include more than 900 miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, as well as unique water access and camping facilities. Offer good for Maryland residents only.

ERIC ALTEMUS MEMORIAL CATFISH TOURNAMENT thru June 8, 2024. Supporting a great cause, awarding cash prizes and benefitting multiple local organizations, the Eric Altemus Memorial Catfish Tournament in Chesapeake City will be a great event fun for all ages. It will be held on June 8 at Safe Harbor Bohemia Vista. Visit for more information.

THE HIP HOP R&B YACHT PARTY It's time for the best party on the water Sunday, June 16, 4:45-8pm, aboard the magnificent Catherine Marie Yacht. Get ready to dance to your faves from the 90's and 2000's all the way up to current hits spun by 2 of DMV's best DJ's. 3 levels of entertainment including 2 full bars, open-air rooftop, and climate controlled interior. There also will be catered food from Everyday People DC for sale on the cruise. We will be leaving from The Baltimore Inner Harbor Dockmaster Finger Piers, 555 Light Street at 4:45pm for a 3 Hour cruise across the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and Patapsco River. This party sells out fast, so act quick and reserve your spot on the yacht today! Visit for more information and/or tickets.

WILLIAM OFFUTT JOHNSON HISTORY CENTER OPEN NOW! weekends & holidays, 10am-4pm, 5120 South Street, Halethorpe. Amenities available: Loaner fishing rods and Discovery backpacks.

SOLDIERS DELIGHT VISITOR CENTER OPEN NOW! daily, 11am-3pm, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Amenities available: Mining Kits, Discovery backpacks, Baby carriers, reptilian ambassadors, and more!

FISHING TOURNAMENT Sept 7, 2024, Back River Restoration Committee Larry Farinetti Fishing Tournament. Formerly a wildly successful striped bass tournament, this tournament is shifting gears to a catfish tournament in its 17th year. Hosted at the West Shore Yacht Center in Essex, 60 boats compete for thousands of dollars in guaranteed prize money, while the remaining proceeds go toward the committee's future projects and cleanups of the Back River watershed. Visit for more information

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REELS REWARD thru October 31, The Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative, a Baltimore-based nonprofit offering this new program that offers incentives for the catch of snakehead, blue catfish, and flathead catfish in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. Visit for more information.

FISH FOR A CURE Nov 9. This fishing tournament and fundraising challenge makes waves to fund local initiatives in cancer care, including the annual fishing tournament on the Chesapeake Bay followed by a Shore Party in Annapolis, Maryland. The tournament includes an invasive species category.

MID-SHORE FISHING CLUB INVASIVE SPECIES TOURNAMENT thru December 1. Sponsored by the Mid-Shore Fishing Club of Maryland, anglers target blue catfish and northern snakehead inside the boundaries of the Eastern Shore. Payouts are awarded for most fish and largest fish. Visit for more information.