Community Notes

Frederick County Notes

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 6/13/2019, 6/14/2019, 6/15/2019, 6/16/2019, Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-694-4744. $24 adults, $20 student/senior/military.

EMMITSBURG COMMUNITY HERITAGE DAY June 29, 8am, Emmitsburg Community Park, Willow Drive, Emmitsburg, MD. 240-446-2583. Free.

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 6/15/2019, 6/22/2019, 6/23/2019, 6/29/2019, 6/30/2019, 11am-2pm, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65 per person. 301-658-7520.

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.

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.

INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY LIVING HISTORY WEEKENDS 7/6/2019, 7/7/2019, 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.

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.

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

BEYOND THE BASICS: HERB GARDENING AT THE SYKESVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN June 13, 6:30-7:30pm. Take a moment to enjoy the Sykesville Community Garden in beautiful Downtown Sykesville! Learn about easy to grow herbs that will add some fresh flavor to your next meal. You will be sure to leave this lecture a little bit hungry! Luckily, a fabulous selection of local restaurants are within walking distance of the community garden! Be sure to check out their Social Media Account to get connected for future events! Event is Free, but registration is required. You may register at For more information, contact us at or 410-386-2760. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact the University of Maryland Extension Carroll County office 14 business days prior to the scheduled event. Location: 700 Agricultural Center Dr. Westminster, MD 21157 · Master Gardner Coordinator · 410-386-2760 ·

AUDUBON SOCIETY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND Saturday, June 15, 9 to 11 a.m. Audubon Society of Central Maryland will sponsor a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk at the Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary. We will be searching for Orioles and many other birds, and learning to listen for their songs to help spot them. We may also see butterflies and dragonflies. People of all ages are welcome. Meet at the sanctuary entrance at 9 a.m., on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. We have binoculars for you to borrow should you need them. No restroom facilities are available. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Visit or contact Crystal Kunst at

HIKE TO PATAPSCO RIVER June 15, 10am-12:30pm. Free. Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike with naturalist Steve Wachs. From the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to the beautiful Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike that will last up to 2.5 hours in length; Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. Be sure to dress for the weather.Advance registration recommended. Please check website in case of inclement weather. 410-465-8877 for more information.

29TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL NEW LOCATION!: June 15, 2019 9 AM 4 PM: Fresh strawberries, games, pony rides, entertainment, silent auction, food, crafts and vendors. Annual event sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church. Free Admission. Plenty of parking. 410-795-9174 for more information.

HUDSON DAY AT TANEYTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM June 15, 10am-2pm, Taneytown History Museum, 340 E Baltimore St, Taneytown, MD. Hudson Day at the museum. The museum was once the site of a Hudson car dealership. See old Hudson cars, talk with the owners and visit the museum and tour the new exhibit "WWII impacts Hometown". One of the cars that will be on display was sold by Mr. Martin Koons who was the Hudson dealer in Taneytown from the 20's to the 50's. The Hudson cars will be on display from 10 am to 2 pm and the museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. Free. Contact Carroll Hahn 443-789-8463.

HOMETOWN CHILI COOKOFF & CUSTOM CAR SHO Jun 15, 11am-6pm, Historic Main Street, Mt. Airy, Maryland. Local restaurants will compete for the prestigious title of "Best Chili in 21771" and coveted trophy for one year. There will also be a People's Choice contest where individual teams can compete for cash prizes. In addition to a good-ole hometown competition, Main Street will be lined with Custom Cars from all over the region. Festival attendees will enjoy, live music, activities for the entire family including a local Craft Beers and Wine, Kids Corner, dinning, and shopping along Historic Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the Mount Airy Main Street Association and 4 County Lions Club. Live Music: noon-2pm, JB and Stefan; 2-4pm, 4 on the Floor with Overdrive; 4-6pm, The Patty Reese Band.

TANEYTOWN WINE, BREW, ART AND MUSIC FEET June 14, 11am-4pm, Taneytown Wine, Brew, Art and Music Fest atTaneytown Memorial Park,Taneytown, Maryland. There is something for everyone at this Festival! From music that includes the Monte Leister Quartet from Noon-2pm and Abe Ovadia who is a Jazz guitarist from 2:30pm- 3:30pm, a petting zoo, kid's zone, crafters, to an array of food vendors and more! Tasting is $10.00 which features Brewery Fire, Great Shoals Winery, Ile Dolce & Olney Winery and Miscellaneous Distillery.

WESTMINSTER BEER & BBQ STROLL TICKETS June 15, 12-4pm, Westminster Beer & BBQ Stroll, Historic Downtown Westminster, Westminster, Maryland. Stroll through Downtown Westminster while enjoying local beer, live music, artisans, and delicious BBQ platters prepared by several local establishments. Live entertainment featuring Ex's & Oh's & The Amish Outlaws, plus an open seating area for you to relax and enjoy. Entertainment: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Ex's & Oh's; 1:00 PM-4:00 PM The Amish Outlaws. TICKET PRICING: VIP EARLY ENTRY: $39 (11am-12pm) VIP TICKET HOLDERS will be able to sample at breweries 1-hour prior to general admission ticket holders. Plus VIP ticket holders will also be able to take advantage of additional beer samples & hors d'oeuvres, reserved parking, complimentary water, private restrooms & a special seating area. (VIP tickets are limited to 200 guests) MUST PURCHASE THE VIP TICKET(S) TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL AT 11AM, no exceptions! Once these VIP tickets are SOLD OUT, there will not be additional VIP tickets added. GENERAL ADMISSION: Advance $20/Day-of $25 (12PM-4PM).

TOUR-WWII IN GETTYSBURG: THE PEOPLE AND PLACES June 15, 2-4pm, Gettysburg Tour Center, 778 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA. $35 adults; $21 children (6-12); $0 children (5 & under); 10% off for veterans; WWII vets ride free. Bonnie Jacoby, 717-334-6296.

3RD ANNUAL ROARING 20'S GARDEN PARTY AND CROQUET TOURNAMENT June 15, 4-8pm, Carroll County Farm Museum. The Marriage and Relationship Education Center invites you to step back in time step to an era of flapper dresses, feather boas and gangster wear. With music and dancing, old fashioned lawn games, sweet summer beverages and a display of cars from the past, this fun event for couples is a great way to launch your summer calendar. Look for an elegant, old fashioned, tented picnic with hors d'oeuvres, a live jazz band, a silent auction, and a best dressed couple contest for those daring enough to don their 1920's wear. A team entry fee of $300 enters your team of four into a competitive non-regulation croquet tournament with a team photo and includes tickets to the garden party for each team member and special prizes for first and second place teams. All proceeds of this event will benefit the programs of MREC, serving the community with relationship education so marriages and families thrive. Check out our sponsorship opportunities, or learn more online at

TONY DENIKOS & ANGIE MILLER TOGETHER IN CONCERT June 20, 7:30pm, Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main Street, Sykesville, MD. Cost $20. Modern Americana with deep roots, Tony Denikos' music is witty, cutting, purposeful & reflective. His authentic voice will drive the stories straight to your heart. As Mark Bounds, Music Monthly says of Angie Miller; "Her music, which is both playful & thoughtful, mixes folk ballads & sultry standards & alternative acoustic pop." "Angie Miller has the unique ability to combine a ballsy blues backbone with a sweet & sexual sensibility." Contact Uptown Concerts Inc at 410-922-5210 for more information.

FESTIVAL OF THE CREATIVE June 22, 3-8pm, Downtown Mt. Airy, 110 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD. Free

MOUNT AIRY ARTSFEST June 22, 10am-3pm, Watkins Park, 615 Center St, Mt Airy, MD. The Mt. Airy ArtsFest is a free, family friendly event organized by the Mt. Airy Arts Alliance. The festival will feature an art market, Little Luau Zone, live music and dance performances, and a variety of food. There will also be a participatory art installation - lots of fun for everyone!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children in preschool through middle school from June 23 to June 27, 2019 at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Activities are from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each day. Dinner will be provided at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In this year's theme, "To Mars and Beyond," children will experience the wonder of God's universe on a voyage through space. Activities will include Bible stories on how God walked with Biblical heroes, art projects, singing new songs, games and snacks. 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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Register early to get a spot. Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission: Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register follow the VBS link: Jesus saves the world! For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16. The program will run Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00, and is open to children age 3 (by January 1, 2017) through 6th grade. Kids will learn about God's plan of salvation from creation to the cross. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register follow the VBS link:

CORBIST'S CHARGE CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT Jun 29 9am-7pm, Jun 30 9am-4pm, all-day, Emerald Hill, Westminster, Maryland. The Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT) commemorate the tragedy of war that took place on Westminster's streets and honor those who fell during the battle. The event will focus on the 1863 Battle of Westminster, but teaches about Rosser's Raid in 1862, the Johnson/Gilmor Raid in 1864, as well as other notable Civil War History within Carroll County.

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: June 19-21, Rising 3rd graders, $150, ($170 after April 5, 2019); June 24-28, Rising 4th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 8-12, Rising 5th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 15-17, Rising 6th graders, $150 ($170 after April 5, 2019).

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 June 15, 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

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

ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION June 15, 1:30pm-3pm, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD.

FIDDLERS & FIREFLIES June 27, 6-9pm. One of our most popular family programs returns! Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, "roses are red poems," and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs! Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make a firefly craft. Tickets: Simply purchase one ticket per car that is attending upon arrival at the event. $10 per car. No advance registration needed. For this busy event, please leave your pets at home. In event of rain, check website. 410-465-8877. Email: Website:

TRACE YOUR ROOTS: GENEALOGY CLASS June 29, 10am-2pm, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD. 410-887-1081 for more information.

FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL "Moses:The Great Escape" July 8-12 6pm-8:30pm Ages 3 years & up. Music, crafts, games, puppets, skits, snacks, and more! The Gathering Place 6120 Day Long Lane Clarksville, 410-531-6618.

SUPER CAMP: SUPER NOVAS July 29-August 2, 9:30am-3pm. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, Maryland. For ages 10-12. Our campers will be immersed in colonial life as they learn skills that Banneker and other early colonists needed to survive, such as fire making, shelter building, and navigation. Activities will include colonial cooking in our cabin hearth, a backcountry hike on our trails, an offsite trip to visit a planetarium and more. Cost: $200. 410-887-1081 for more information.

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, décor, 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.

General Notes

HEALING & REMEMBERING - HONOR OUR LOSSES Gather in the community of honor your losses and remember your loved ones who have died, through healing activities, such as creative arts, candle lighting, and breathing exercises. This event is free and will be held on June 15, 10am-1pm at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging in Reisterstown, MD. Registration is recommended. For more information and/or to register, please contact Christy Broderick at Gilchrist Counseling & Support at 443-849-8251.

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.