Community Notes

Frederick County Notes

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST Oct. 19th, 7am-11am, Liberty/Central U.M. Church, Main Street, Libertytown, MD. Adults $8, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, French toast, scrambled eggs, puddin & hominy, fried potatoes, biscuits, fruit, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea. Baked goods and country ham sandwiches will be available for purchase.

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.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Nov 16, 8am-3pm, Grace Episcopal Church 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market. Silent Auction, Crafts, Food, Santa, Fun for all. Contact 301-865-3270 for more info. See you There!!!

VENDORS WANTED for Grace Episcopal Church 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market is have a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 16 from 8am to 3pm. Call 301-865-3270.

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

THE ANNUAL MARVIN CHAPEL HOLIDAY BAZAAR will be held Sat., Nov 2, from 9am-2pm in the church basement. There will be home-made soup by the bowl, pint, or quart - sandwiches, drinks, baked goods, apple dumplings, homemade jellies and relish. Eat in or carry out. Vendors are welcome at no charge - call 410-905-2949 for reservation of space. This event will be the kick-off of our Christmas Shop which will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. beginning Nov. 8th through Dec. 28th. Silent Auction items and some of our Christmas items will be displayed at the Bazaar. The Thrift Shop will be open their regular hours of 10a.m. to 2pm. every Friday and Saturday. Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville. Road just north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt Airy. Sunday worship and childrens church is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Montgomery County Notes

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST RIDERS DINNER October 11, 5-7pm, 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, MD. Menu: homemade meatloaf, sliced pork loin, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, and homemade bread and butter. Coffee, tea and desert is included. The price is $13 per person, $6 children under 12.

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.

RUMMAGE SALE October 12, 2019 8am-2pm at St. James Orthodox Church located at 30 York St. Taneytown MD.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT Join us for the showing of Hell and Mr. Fudge, a warm and humorous story of the trials and tribulations of evangelical scholar Edward Fudge and his story of discovery and triumph in his work on hell and the hereafter. See the trailer at All are welcome for this free event on October 12 at 7:00 pm at South Carroll SDA Church, 2020 W Liberty Rd, Westminster, MD (In the Taylorsville area).

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.

VENDORS NEEDED for MASC Site Council 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair, November 2 at Mount Airy Senior/Community Center (above Library) at 703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy. There are only a few tables left. Cost is only $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Call Doris for more info 410-458-6458.

CASH BINGO Oct 18, Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W Locust Street, doors open at 5:30pm, bingo starts at 7pm. $20 admission. 20 games & 2 specials, pull tab games & 50/50 raffles. Food and light refreshments will be available. For info call Sandy 410-775-7013 or Dora 443-796-8761. Sponsored by VFW Post 8806.

UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY BULL & OYSTER FEED 8 W Locust St., Union Bridge, Md, Saturday, October 19, 5-8pm, doors open at 4pm. $40/person: pit beef, oysters fixed 4 different ways, steamed shrimp, along with all your favorite sides and plenty to drink. For more information call 443-340-9421 or 410-775-7422; 410-236-9388 or 240-876-3855.

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

CITY SLICKERS BALL TO BENEFIT Children's Roads to Recovery dedicated to helping critically ill children and their families. Oct 19, 5-11pm at the Carroll County AG Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr., Westminster, MD. Live music by "Bootleg". Gaming wheels, 50-50 raffle, door prizes, silent auction. Tickets $49 ages 16 & over, $45 ages 15 & under. A portion of the price is tax deductible. For ticket info please call CRTR at 410-750-1300 or email

SURF & TURF RAFFLE One lucky winner recieves 3 great prizes: bushel of crabs, $100 gift certificate to Bullock's Meats, and $50 gift certificate to Cranberry Liquors. Drawing will be held on Oct 24. Tickets are $2/ea or 3 for $5. Tickets available from any Westminster Lions Club member, or at Bullock's Restaurant, or call Lion Lee at 410-596-0259.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST Saturday, Nov. 2, Mt. Olive UM Church, 2927 Gillis Falls Road, Mt. Airy. Served buffet-style from 7 to 11 am. Adults $8, Children, 10 and under: $4. Featuring homemade food items available at the Bake Table. For additional information, please call 301-703-9755.

EBENEZER UMC ANNUAL HOLLY MART will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. This event features handmade church crafts, birdfeeders, four flavors of homemade cheeseballs, baked goods, handmade chocolates and jar recipes; a silent auction; and valuable door prizes. Vendors and direct-sale home-based businesses will offer a variety of holiday and home dcor items, wreaths, wood accessories, hand-sewn and knitted items, personal and home accessories, jewelry, fabric items, needlework, clothing, and much more. Ebenezer's CAMP HOPE ministry will have a table and local Scouts also will sell Christmas wreaths. The lunch menu will feature homemade soups (chicken noodle, vegetable beef, bean, potato, Maryland crab, cream of crab, and a combo of Maryland crab and cream of crab soups); beef barbecue and chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs; apple, cherry, coconut cream, pumpkin, and lemon and chocolate meringue pies; apple dumplings; nachos and cheese; fresh veggie cup with dip; and hot and cold drinks. Carry-outs and gluten-free items will be available, as well as whole pies for sale. The fire hall site offers plenty of free parking. Information: church office, 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; e-mail to; or visit

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 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

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 10525 will offer Christmas Cards and keepsakes for sale 11/3-12/22/19 before and after each weekend masses at St Michaels Catholic Church Mt Airy MD. Masses are Saturday's 5pm, and Sunday s 8am, 1030am, and noon. All are welcome. Call 240-394-0696 for more information.

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.

JOIN WHITE ROCKCHURCH FOR A PERFORMANCE OF "QUEEN ESTHER March 21, 2020. Cost: $152. Price includes: Motorcoach transportation, ticket, meal, snacks and gratuity. Itinerary: 7:00 am Departure from White Rock Church; 9:15-10:00 Bird in Hand Farmers Market; 11:00-1:45 pm Sight & Sound show; 2:15 - 4:30 Miller's Smorgasboard shopping and meal; 6:30 Return to White Rock Church. To Reserve your seat now! Payment in full due by February 7, 2020. Payment plan option available. For more information call 410.627.0310 or email White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church, 6300 White Rock Rd., Sykesville, MD.

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

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.

THE MUSTANG MARKET October 12, 10am-3pm, Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Dr. Marriottsville, MD. Please join us at this family-oriented market featuring 50+ artisans, crafters and home-based businesses. Gallop on over to help support MRHS PTSA and our afterprom!

LISBON VFC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 12th 10am-2pm - We will have interactive activities for all ages - get exciting updates on our new firehouse, meet our firefighters and EMTs, meet Jet the arson dog, use a real fire extinguisher, watch a vehicle extrication, and so much more! 1330 Woodbine Road, Woodbine MD 21797.

US NAVY CONCERT BAND Oct 17, 7pm, Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD. Call 202-433-2525 or visit for more info.

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.

HARVEST OF HOPE YARD SALE to benefit House of Hope Maryland Day School for teen girls Friday October 25 4 - 8 and Saturday October 26 8 - 1 rain or shine, inside and out. To donate tax deductible items or for more information, please contact: 301-774-3804 or

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.

PIT BEEF AND HAM DINNER Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church, 6750 Woodbine Road (intersection of Woodbine Rd. and Hoods Mill Rd.) in Carroll County will be having a Pit Beef and Ham Dinner on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3-7pm. Pit beef, pit ham, green beans, parsley potatoes, apple sauce and beverage. Dinner $11; Sandwich $6. There will also be a Bake Table. Carry out will be available. For more information call: 410-970-2485.

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.

HAM & OYSTER SUPPER Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, Clarksville, MD will hold its annual Ham & Oyster Supper on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM. The event includes a ham and oyster dinner served family style, optional dessert table, bazaar, bake sale, and book sale. Menu consists of hand patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, coleslaw, rolls, assorted desserts (priced separately), and beverages. Carry-outs available. For tickets call 410-531-5653 or order online at www.l-lumc-org. The church is located at 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane (across from Freestate) in Clarksville, MD.

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.

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.

ST. JAMES HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND FLEA MARKET Invite your friends and neighbors and join us for the annual St. James Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market on Saturday, November 9th from 8 am to 1 pm. The first floor will be filled with some of your favorite crafters from last year as well as some new favorites. The Camp Hope Christmas Room will be overflowing with new and gently used holiday decorations, home dcor items, craft supplies, small furnishings, collectibles, purses and accessories, linens, toys, and books as well as kitchen and other household items. Stop by the Social Hall to shop for handmade quilts created by the Quilt Ministry and choose from a large selection of homemade baked goods at the UMW Bake Table. Hot breakfast and lunch items will be available, and a shredding truck will be on site from 9 am to 11 am. If you or someone you know is interested in renting space for the event, please contact Janet Sowers at 410-442-2020 and leave a message.

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, 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.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 The Branch is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel MD 20723.

CHRISTMAS AT ST. LOUIS: A FEAST OF CAROLS Dec 15, 4pm, at St. Louis Parish Church, Clarksville. Free.

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.

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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.